I thought I read somewhere that the "Check spelling as you type" feature caused this problem. However Word still crashed on me often after I unchecked that option so I decided to turn it on again because I like that feature.iLikeMyiMac said:I don't remember I time when it froze but I remember that it used to crash very frequently before I turned off the AutoComplete feature.
Keynote is not that hard to migrate to. I just bought iWork (which came with Keynote 2) recently and I will probably never use PowerPoint again. Keynote is far ahead of PowerPoint in countless ways. If you want to have your workers do work faster on their presentations then you should get iWork. The problem however that Pages will be bundled with Keynote and you have to pay for both together and you can't buy them separately. Pages is a terrible Application so it probably won't be of good use to you, but you never know.Les Kern said:I have MS v.X loaded on about 700 machines. Word and Powerpoint freeze as often as one would expect it to... perhaps a half-dozen times a day. A nice feature is the auto-save, which has kept some goodwill flowing from the students to me! More often a Powerpoint makes a file that is corrupted, and NOTHING saves it. I'd like to move to Keynote, but folks are used to v.x. Alas, I purchased 750 MC Office 2004 licenses with auto-upgrade.
I agree. The mac version has a built-in dictionary, a built-in equation editor and an awesome formatting palette unlike all versions of office for Windows I know of. One or two of these might be in the latest version of the Windows Version but I doubt it though.daveway00 said:MS Office for Mac is one of the best programs I have ever used and MUCH better than the Windows version.
Apple fan boy crap? So people don't like powerpoint as much as they like Keynote 2 and that's being an Apple fan boy? I didn't even see anybody support Pages over Word. Personally, I detest Office 2004 because it is extremely bloated and counter intuitive. Customizing the app is a pain because there is no central location for all the various preferences and functions and the program is extremely bloated and runs unnecessarily slow. And I hate how Word things it knows what I want my document to look like better than me. I liked Nisus Express when it was in beta, but that's the problem, its still under development and features are still being added. Plus, I got Office free from college and they strongly recommend you use it in order to have no compatability problems with other users. While Word 2004 is better than Word v.X, it still hangs up a bits and its features are hard to find and seem limited to me. But free is free and its bearable enough to write papers on. I'd just have to check out a lot more word processors before I could state which one is best.daveway00 said:Can we drop the Apple fan boy crap.
We all know Keynote 2 is NO WHERE as powerful as Powerpoint. Look at their timelines, Powerpoint is much more mature.
Pages is not that great. It's a resource hog with RT text wrapping.
I would have to say that I don't like the UI the team for Keynote and Pages uses. I think it is horrible and is the reason I don't use Keynote and Pages often.
MS Office 2004 is the best out there. PERIOD. No more fan boy chanting.