need similar application like microsoft word

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  1. killwill169 macrumors member

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    Hey everyone,

    I need a word processor similar to microsoft word that has many of its main functions, can read and save default as .doc files, and is fast to open and close.

    Right now, microsoft and all its apps are lagging bad, so I want to change to another application. I also have pages, but I can't use that cus my other computer is a pc, and it uses microsoft word, and I need the files to be readable and writable on both computers.

    Any suggestions? Thanks,

    Will
     
  2. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

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    Just a note that Pages can read and write Word documents (.doc).

    Besides that you could use OpenOffice or NeoOffice. I'm sure there are plenty of others too.
     
  3. zachsilvey macrumors 6502

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    I would agree with OpenOffice but would like to add Google Docs. I use google docs everyday for school and for work and have found that it has almost everything that I need plus I have my docs where ever I am. If I need to do more elaborate formatting I use OpenOffice.
     
  4. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

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    Pages should fit the bill? But you also don't HAVE to use Microsoft on Windows. Save to RTF as default, work on any computer.
     
  5. killwill169 thread starter macrumors member

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    about pages, i don't think it can save as default all the time as doc, it has to export. and also, it takes too long to open also.

    otherwise, openoffice and neooffice sounds good. thanks guys!
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Plus you put your work on Google's servers so they can target ads at you!
     
  7. nsbio macrumors 6502a

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    Did you look at Mellel? It is very fast. The last time I checked it could not open .docx files, but it could deal with .doc more or less OK.
     
  8. killwill169 thread starter macrumors member

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    is that sarcasm? lol
     
  9. killwill169 thread starter macrumors member

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    again, i need something that can defaultly save and open doc files
     
  10. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Try ABIWord

     

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