IWork v. Office for Mac

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  1. loredol91 macrumors newbie

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    Im going to be a college freshman and i was wondering which software would be better. I have tried Pages and it seems to work a lot better with my mac. I am torn about which to get since i will need it for school in fall. I would like to see your opinions as to which software to get.
     
  2. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    @ spinnerlys

    You had that answer up in 9 minutes? I'm beginning to think you are actually some AI that created itself when enough neural net connections by a critical mass MacRumours members were logged in.

    Good Answer, and all.... but 9 minutes, eh? :D
     
  3. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    I used iWork throughout college without an issue. It's a lot faster since it runs natively on OSX and you can save your documents as .doc, .ppt, or .xls.

    Though, if you plan on doing a lot of work in Excel I'd recommend using Mac Office for that instead.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Is nine minutes too long?

    I'm usually faster though, I give you that, but I was distracted by a ball and 22 men, thus my slow response time. ;)
     
  5. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Hope you weren't rooting for England.....
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    I'm rooting for the better team, as I'm a seasonal (every two years) football "fan".

    This time my rooting was correct, as the better team won.
     
  7. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    If you need to use MS Office formats, you can always convert from Pages and if needed, fix formatting on a school computer or whatever if it's important. The whole iWork suite is in general easier to use than the Office suite and far less bloated.
     

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