How many of you are into the new iWork?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by paulbaker, Sep 25, 2007.

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Are you giving iWork 08 a chance? If not why?

  1. Use it for daily stuff and like it okay, it suits my needs

    28 vote(s)
    75.7%
  2. I have it but am not really into it and still use other apps

    2 vote(s)
    5.4%
  3. I rather use MS or NeoOffice

    3 vote(s)
    8.1%
  4. Can't wait for MS 08

    4 vote(s)
    10.8%
  1. paulbaker macrumors regular

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    #1
    I bought it the day it was out. I no longer have MS or Neo on my MB.

    It is obviously not the be all / end all for office applications, but suits my and my business needs.

    How many of you agree with me?

    I concede that Numbers, a great first release, does need lots of improvement. But I can't stand the look and feel of Neo either.
     
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

    TheAnswer

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    #2
    Does what I need it to do: which is write letters and papers for Uni (Pages), then show me how little free time or money I have and how much money I will owe when I graduate (Numbers). It's great!!! :eek:
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    #3
    I love it but I'm really hoping for a patch to make it as fast to open as '06 on my Macbook...
     
  4. MacsAttack macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    That sums it up for me.

    I need to...

    1. Open Word documents I receive from those I collaborate with. Very basic format and styles here - Pages works just fine.

    2. Send Word documents to those I collaborate with. Export gets the job done. Had no complaints about formats or not being able to open files.

    3. Do some light numbers analysis - Numbers is up to the job.

    Basic stuff. Office is overkill (and bloated with features I never used - and have never seen anyone use). Only the file format compatibility is important.

    Major strikes in iWorks favour

    1. It is avaialble NOW. MicroSoft have been dragging their feet with office.

    2. A family pack costs me a tenth of what Office 2008 would cost me (need it on two machines and I can't go for the Home/Student licence because the work I do is "for profit")
     
  5. twoodcc macrumors P6

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  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #6
    Loving iWork '08 very much, thank you :D

    I've even convinced my mother that she needs it on her computer, too.
     
  7. arkitect macrumors 601

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    #7
    It does all I need… the fact that I don't have to pay Microsoft is an added bonus.

    I don't need scientific calculations and mega macros… so Numbers works well, and as far as Pages goes: If I need layouts I use InDesign ;)… and I don't do mail-outs to 100's of recipients…
    Keynote makes some great presentations.

    I'm happy. :D
     
  8. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    Downloaded the trial. Didn't do what I needed it to do, so I had to go back to Office for now. Maybe a future release.
     
  9. Burgess07 macrumors regular

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    #9
    I try to use it because I payed $79 for it, but Pages unexpectedly quits whenever I try to print something. I have to open it back up and try to print again.
     
  10. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I'm having good luck with it so far, but I'm really looking for that first update to increase stability and speed. I'd like it to be as responsive as the '06 version was.

    I still have NeoOffice installed and there is no real need to remove it until file format issues are even between applications.
     
  11. jackc macrumors 65816

    jackc

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    #11
    By the way, what's the deal with the stingy edu discount, you save $8!

    Get those apps in the hands of the youngsters, Mr. Jobs!
     
  12. BlakTornado Guest

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    #12
    I've used the trial and it's great! Can't wait to be able to afford the full thing!
     
  13. benoitgphoto macrumors 6502

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    #13
    Love it !!!

    I love it very much. For my personnal needs it does everything I need and more. However, if I have to work with some job Excel files, it will do the job 90% of the time because Numbers doesn't support macros and links with other files so in those cases I need to switch to Excel. As far as the famous error bars that many people are claiming loud to be an issue, this is not one for me and as far as I'm concerned, everybody who works with slightly more advanced maths or stats knows that excel is not meant for that. Better use JMP, Minitab or Mathematica for that. I personnaly love JMP.
     
  14. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    #14
    I was able to get it at my Uni campus store for $39, so shop around.
     
  15. aafuss1 macrumors 68000

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    #15
    I use Pages to open MS Works docs saved in Word format.
     
  16. paulbaker thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks everyone for the reply..

    What did it not do?
     

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