I need a free app to edit .Doc files.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Noisemaker, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Noisemaker Guest

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    What do you guys recommend? I need something free to edit .doc files.
     
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  3. Noisemaker thread starter Guest

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    Anything that just does .doc stuff? My connection isn't going that fast tonight, and a 150MB .dmg will take forever.

    I should have mentioned in the first post that I would prefer something smaller in download size.
     
  4. celticpride678

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    If you want something quick, Google Docs is a good choice. But I personally think NeoOffice would be best.
     
  5. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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    I have been using NeoOffice for several years editing .doc files. Works great.

    OpenOffice would be my second choice.
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    There are a number of applications that can edit .doc files. That said, the most reliable .doc editor on any platform is Word 2004. That is the last Mac version of the application that didn't suck completely. Any other application is going to have a higher degree of formatting glitches. The answer to your question depends on the amount of formatting in your documents.

    Apple's bundled Tex Edit does a decent job with simply formatted documents. Other free editors include OfficeOffice.org, NeoOffice, and AbiWord (which was last updated in 1926).
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Did you mean Open Office?

    MS Office for Mac 2011 is due out this fall.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    ... if you want to screw up the formatting, sure!
     
  9. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    The official name of the application is OpenOffice.org.

    Most Mac users don't own time machines that allow them to travel to a future where they can use software that has yet to be released. Fortunately for them, OpenOffice.org and NeoOffice are here now and are free.
     
  10. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Ok, wise guy. You could at least use a ;)

    Obviously (or maybe not) I was just providing that information as an additional consideration. I was rushing. :rolleyes:
     

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