is word processing preinstalled on new macs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bs0604, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. bs0604 macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2014
    I am considering a new air, macbook pro or imac. Do they come preinstalled with a word processing program or will I need to order micrsoft word or a similar program?
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Apple's Pages (Word), Numbers (excel), and Keynote (powerpoint) come included on every new mac.

    Unless you do some really fancy stuff they are also compatible with Office (as in, if you make something in word Pages should have no issues opening/editing/saving it to .docx).
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    Your new Mac will come with Pages for free. You will be able to download it for free from the pp Stoe. I like Pages better than Word. I am both a teacher and a grad student. I used Pages for all my work. It can open Word documents. Have Word also but am more productive in Pages. iCloud is great. I keep my work there so I can access it on the Macbook, iMac and iPad.

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