My wife is still using Microsoft Word 2000 (and running under Windows 2000) on a quite old machine; a white box we had built by a small custom builder. She's happy with it and it gets her work done. The system still runs fine and almost never crashes. I'm trying to find a way for her to migrate to OSx. I have an iBook G4/133 with 1.25 mb ram. I'm looking into Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac. I know that the forums have said there are lots of issues with Word on the mac, but I'm trying to get a sense of how bad the issues really are. The documents she works with are very simply formatted, no table of contents, no pictures, no graphs. So the questions would be: 1. If she starts to use Office/Word 2008 on the iBook, will she still be able to read the files on Word 2000? She does not want to go to OpenOffice (doesn't want to learn too many new things). I know that usually something like Word 2008 can read files from Word 2000, but not the other way around. 2. If you keep it simple like she does, would Word be reasonably stable? She has never had a crash or problem with word 2000. 3. Would it work better if she just reformatted the documents to .rtf before trying to use them on the Mac? My own thought is that the compatibility problems usually come from advanced features such as tables and pictures. any thoughts?