How to do boring officey things on OSx Tiger

olga

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Jun 13, 2006
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Hi,
Hope someone can help me here-I have a much loved iMac at home running on OS9.1 on which I wrote letters, did spreadheets etc. using Appleworks. Just bought a new MacBook for my business and found there's nothing like Appleworks there! Do I have to get iWork, Appleworks or some new software again or have I missed something as OSX is so new to me?
Thanks
 

DeSnousa

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Jan 20, 2005
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Brisbane, Australia
You do have text edit for the basics already, stay away from Appleworks. I'm guessing that iWork is going to be of no use as it has no spreadsheet and pages is not really like word imo.

I suggest you get Microsoft office for Mac, either standard edition or the student version if allowed. In my opinion it is better than Office for Windows :)

Link There is also on the site a trail download :)
 

timmac

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Mar 20, 2006
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Hattiesburg, MS
If you have a broadband connection, and if you aren't working with sensitive data, you may want to try think free office. It's a web-based office suite. My limited experience with it has been good so far.

Also, for spreadsheets, google recently released a beta of its spreadsheet. I don't have the url, but I'm sure you could google it. :D Right now, it's invitation only, but I signed up last week for an invitation, and I received one in a few hours.
 

olga

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 13, 2006
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Thankyou

Thanks everybody for speedy replies!!!I had no idea it will be so quick!! Now I have a bit of an idea what to do... :)