Well folks, installed and running it. And there are several things that do concern me (and thankfully the vista machine has a copy of Word '07 so that should not be too much of a problem when final production finally comes) First the good things: It does open complex word documents... such as the manual I am working right now... it is complex... But alas I-Works does not handle frames, so lets see if this is just a nomemclature problem or not. It converted my frames to something else, so when I take this file to my other computer lets see how mangled the file is. And trust me, if it is, you will be the first ones to know.. and if it is.. well no biggie, go down and get an older version of word that runs with cross office... cheaper than word for the mac, truly. Oh that nice package with Works... has a copy of Word '03 in there. But if you want this for a power user... it lacks some critical things... Indexes anyone? Now for anybody putting a complex document that needs indexes I would not recommed this program for primary work. No way, no how. Search and replace is fairly weak, and againt this is a problem producing complex documents. The grammar checker is weak (that is why I got Grammarian, by the way) So at this point I would not recommend this program for anything beyond home use, and it is certainly sufficient for the great american novel. and probably most school work. But if you need to add an index on it... this is NOT your software. Your alternatives are as follows: Word: Yes I hear the groaning by many, even me... and if Apple wants to compete, they'd better take a good look at their main competitor and I hate to say it, but go there. Some basic things such as indexes are kind of critical in the enterprise setting. Open Office: And no, I am not talking about Neo, I am talking about Open Office, which will handle frames and will handle indexes... I played with Neo for a few and didn't like it, one bit... and it was the weaknesses in formating and other things such as what I just pointed http://www.openoffice.org/about_us/new.html Is open office perfect? No... the notes feature is more than just weak on it, but it will do everything else fairly well. Hell I may just download it today (used it for years in the Windows machine, until '07 came about) and just run it.