Office 08' or iWork 08' ?

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  1. zepharus macrumors 6502a

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    I need your thoughts as to which I should get.. I need all the basic functions and will be using alongside my craptastic Dell for work... Thanks in advance
     
  2. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Oh god. This again? Really?

    Sorry, but this post reappears -- quite literally -- every day.

    Please use search and you'll find your answers very easily ;)

    :apple:
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    sounds like iWork will suit you fine. seriously Pages, Numbers and Keynote are fine. its just everyone is so used to Office. Pages is a great, simple, word processor, keynote is in a league of its own and people havent caught on to it yet and Numbers is fine if you give it a chance... however i highly recommend Excel to spreadsheet power users.

    in a rare instance where you cant open a file or it doesnt look right in iWork use Office or NeoOffice (free) as a backup.
     
  4. sellitman macrumors regular

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    I use Neo Office (Free) and iWork. The Combo has everything you need and more. :apple:
     
  5. icrystal macrumors newbie

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    如果你硬盘够大的话可以两个都装上啊,我现在就装了两个。
     
  6. zepharus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Extremely helpful post... thank you
     
  7. IC3D macrumors regular

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    I use both, both are great. Depends on the user I suppose. I'd check out their trials before you buy so you can feel them out.
     
  8. Luzzio macrumors regular

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    I use both. Both are wonderful to work with :)

    But it really depends on your preference. iWork has a far simpler and neat GUI, but imho Office plays nicer with others.

    Even with Pages, I find myself exporting to .doc (not even .docx!), but there are sometimes messups in the format, especially when you've drawn tables. Coming from the PC side, I tend to use Office more.

    But it seems a tad bit slower than iWork.
     
  9. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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    That is, unless you understand Excel power users who need VBA. I had considered Office 2008, but without VBA, it really isn't a power user's suite of applications any more. I will use Boot Camp with the Windows version. Sad, but no options.
     
  10. johny5 macrumors 6502a

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    sounds like you will get along fine and only require Iwork. Nice cheap and does the job great.
     
  11. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    If you need to share files with a PC use Office.
     
  12. Pees330 macrumors 6502

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    Try out the free trial of iWork to see if it meets your needs. If not there is always Office.
     
  13. Island Dog macrumors 6502a

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    There are free trials of both Office and iWork. Just download them both and see what fits your needs.
     
  14. mogzieee macrumors 6502a

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    Ditto. However if you can't be bothered with a free trial i'd say iWork - cheaper, simpler, apple made and designed, fast etc.
     
  15. Bern macrumors 68000

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    If you need to share files with a peecee iWork will do fine. I haven't had Office since iWork first came onto the scene and never had any issues. iWork is far better than most people give it credit for.
     

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