iWork 09 Look

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macrem, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. macrem macrumors 65816

    macrem

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    I recently started using iWork 09 & love the apps, but not the look. The grey toolbar buttons are inconsistent with other OS X UI elements & too bland IMO.

    Here you can compare Pages, TextEdit & OpenOffice:

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    My vote goes for the Aqua buttons in TextEdit, OpenOffice and most other OS X apps...

    Opinions?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    In my opinion, iWork does a worse job with more hassle than Office.
     
  3. Ashka macrumors 6502a

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    Your opinion only ~ which is not shared by many who have used both...:p
    I flicked word to the kerb as soon as iWork'05 came out and flicked excel when iWork'08 came out with Numbers.
    Being in a position that enables me to please myself, I use Numbers everyday, Pages most days and Keynote occasionally.
     
  4. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    Yes, definitely your opinion, and I don't share it. I HATE M$ Office. OpenOffice takes care of word processing stuff that needs good Word compatibility for me.
     
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    No... but you can't argue the fact that iWork '09 is much cheaper than any version of Office for Mac.

    IMHO, it's the other way around. Office does a worse job with more hassle than iWork. When I use iWork, I actually work. When I use Office, I'm always fixing, updating or crashing.
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Really? My university and many others offer a heavy discount on Office for Mac and Windows. Haven't seen the same for iWork.
     

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