I have recently started on a teacher training course, and need to exchange documents with the faculty staff, but unfortunately they are all using Windows, and hence Office (2003 IIRC). The problem I have is I can't decide what's the best software to use in order to minimise the problems in exchanging files. I'd love to use iWork, but I have encountered numerous problems with formatting including such things as Pages can't mix portrait and landscape in the same document (at least I can't figure out how to do it!), and various other little niggling issues. I have looked at the release version of OpenOffice.org, and although it's pretty good, there are again some minor issues that are starting to get really annoying. For example, I have been supplied with a document that has a list of bullet points on each page - they display fine when I open the file on a Windows version of Office, and when I open it in Pages, but in O, they display (and print) as a strange character in a square box! If I remove the bullets, then replace them, it looks OK, but if I do that, then save the file and reopen it, I'm back to square one with those bloody box characters . I've also had a few other formatting issues. Plus, although it's all native Mac and might look ok in Linux, the interface isn't as slick as a decent Mac interface. So, that leaves me with two alternatives: 1) Get a copy of Office 2008. This should remove virtually all of the file exchange issues. I'm not too happy about the fact that you can't get rid of that document elements thingie just below the main toolbar . 2) Get a copy of Office 2007 for Windows and use it in Boot Camp or with Fusion/Parallels/VirtualBox. This has the great advantage that I can also legitimately install a copy on my wife's PC as well, as she is using a very old version of Office (but isn't too worried about updating, as the version she has works fine for what she uses it for). However, this solution isn't as slick as using a native Mac version. So, does anyone have any suggestions about what I could do? Thanks, Dave.