iWork '08 for a left-handed pipe fitter?

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  1. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Like the title says, I'm a left-handed pipe fitter and I want to know if iWork '08 is really for me. I hear it's okay for ambidextrous chimney sweeps and even for right-handed gandy dancers, but I'm still not sure if I really need Microsoft Office instead. Please help. I sure wouldn't want to waste $79 on iWork if it's really only good for club-footed sheep herders with halitosis.
     
  2. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    I heard iWork '08 only works on Leopard so you should probably just buy Microsoft Office instead. Also Pages misspells way more many words than Word does, and you can't write documents more than about two or three pages long (unless you use a really small font). So definitely go with Office.
     
  3. zim macrumors 65816

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    Why not just get a demo copy of iWork'08. iLife'08 comes with a demo of iWork'08 or get yourself a new iMac, those comes with iWork'08 demos too plus you would get a full copy of iLife'08 ;)

    You are correct, iWork'08 only works on OS X version 10.4.10.

    Pages.. more spelling mistakes? How can Pages make more errors then Word? Spelling is user inputted. Or, maybe you are referring to it's error protection? If so, having used both Word and Pages, I would say I didn't really notice a difference... you can read this with a bit of sarcasm, if you wish.

    I formated my thesis paper in Pages. My thesis paper was 35 pages, not including cover, contents and references. I found Pages to be much more intuitive for layout but I must admit that I typed the paper in Word.
     
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    As a chronic masturbator, I find that one-handed typing is easier when using MS Word. I tend to use my left hand to masturbate because if you're naturally right-handed, and you use your left hand to masturbate, it feels like someone else is doing it for you. I'm not ambidexterous either, and since my right hand is free, I can assure you that typing one-handed is better on MS Word than on iWork '08. With Word, I can type my essay on Slovakian literature and still masturbate to my vast collection of midgets and unicorn porn.

    Next time, I'll jerk with the right, and type with my left, and tell you how usable iWork is.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I am, for once, going to have to agree with Abstract.
    Not to mention, as IJ Reilly you should know that steno pads work well too.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    This thread is an almost certain sign of the apocalypse. The very last element needed is a "18 & under, post your masturbation setup" thread.
     
  7. kiwi-in-uk macrumors 6502a

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    I can't stand the way that iWork is not EXACTLY the same as Office. I paid out all this money ($100 where I am) and do not believe the incompetence of developers who wrote apps that do not precisely mimic software that only cost $650 last week.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Is this like some kind of weird political forum members' version of the demi games where no matter how ridiculous the original post is, some of you will still argue it fully seriously?
     
  9. kiwi-in-uk macrumors 6502a

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    Erm - yeah ... ;)
     
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    No, I meant spelling corrections. I have noticed, for example, that Apple's software won't automatically correct the misspelling of "its" as "it's".
     
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    You have no idea how tempting that is. :D




    Okay, everyone 18 & under, post a pic of your preferred hand. :D
     
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    Abstract, we need to get you a squaw.
     
  14. IJ Reilly thread starter macrumors P6

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    How dare you suggest such a thing. I'm insulted. :mad:

    Left-handed pipe fitters are people too!
     
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    Exactly.

    I lost some points on a paper because of the contractions. I had assumed Pages would automatically fix them, like Word does. I assumed wrongly.
     
  17. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    Wow. Either my joke was too subtle or yours is. ;)
     
  18. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I do have to admit I learned what a gandydancer is. :eek: There was a restaurant by the rail depot in Ann Arbor called The Gandy Dancer, and now the naming and colocation make much more sense. :)
     
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    I'm sorry to hear it. This thread wasn't meant to be educational. ;)

    I still don't have an answer to the question though. What is a left-handed pipe fitter to do?
     
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    I can see some of us are not taking this thread seriously.

    And what about AppleCare, is that necessary?
     
  22. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    For your tool, yes. For your Mac, no.
     
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    Wow, it's a small world. I applied to work there a couple years ago and I have eaten there a couple of times. Very expensive... but good rock lobster. :D
     

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