iWorks compatibility?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by longball11, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. longball11 macrumors 6502a

    longball11

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    Hi, I was wondering about getting iWorks or Microsoft Office for Mac. The computer Im typing on is dying and full of viruses. I want to get iWorks but I need to know if I sent essay or something in pages as an attachment to my professor at the university and is able to open it in the email.
    Also, what if I handed it in? Will he know the difference that I used pages or word? Like some of my professors want 1 inch margins all around the paper.
    All in all, is it safe and worth getting iWorks for college? Or should I stick with getting microsoft office?
     
  2. p.luik macrumors regular

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    Full of viruses? on your mac? also, pages is fine, export to word before emailing to prof. printing will be fine as well, just set 1 inch margins in pages, im pretty sure its default.
     
  3. longball11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    longball11

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    No its a windows xps laptop. Is pages better than word to u?
     
  4. p.luik macrumors regular

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    I thought since you were a macrumors regular that you would know better. pages is mac only. Come back when you switch to mac.
     
  5. 11800506 macrumors 65816

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    I think the OP is planning on buying a Mac and is wondering which to get. Am I correct?
     
  6. mik34 macrumors member

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    Keynote is awesome

    I now use Keynote to make all my presentations. When I have to present with powerpoint, I just export as ppt file. Even better, Keynote '09 has "magic move" transition. If you export as a Quicktime file, it still works. The cool reflection of pictures works too. These do not work in Powerpoint.

    There are no conversion problems to a PC this way, unlike Office for Mac, which I've had issues with graphs and picture formatting when opened on a PC.
     
  7. longball11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Please do no insult me. I have a mac and I know that pages is mac only. That is why I asked the question if the receiver can see the document. YOU should know better. Next time, answer the question.
     
  8. longball11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No. I have a mac but am now going to use it for school. I was wondering if pages is something worthy or a trusted program to send documents to professors.
     

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