iWorks '08 or Office 08 for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by egoodeve, Jun 5, 2008.

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  1. egoodeve macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2008
    Just bought my first Mac (20" iMac 2.45Ghz, 2GB, 320GB HD). So far I love this thing. There is a small learning curve from using Windows my whole life, but I'm getting there. Now I need to decide what productivity suite to get; iWorks or MS Office. I can get an educational discount for Office so price is not a factor in the decision.

    Any downfalls with either one when sharing documents with the outside world, opening up old documents from my old PC, or making changes to existing spreadsheets, word documents, power point presentations etc....

    Any advice is appreciated.

  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Welcome! It's spelled iWork, and it's better than Office by leaps and bounds. It's also about a quarter of the price. Most of the supplementary Office apps are taken care of by things that are already built into OS X, and you can export your iWork files to the appropriate Office format for compatibility.

    +1 for iWork.
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
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