Office VS. iWork

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  1. reptiledude4 macrumors member

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    Which one do you use? I prefer iWork by far, but am forced to use Office b/c my college only uses Office. Tell us your opinions..
     
  2. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    iWork is my personal favorite, it seems more for creating graphical things than does Office.

    You can export iWork documents for office....?
     
  3. Genesiscreative macrumors newbie

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    iWork by far. With the abilty to open ms office and export as ms office why spend the extra money and contribute to Microsofts profit machine?
     
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  5. reptiledude4 thread starter macrumors member

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    Exporting as Excel is horrible.
     
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    iWork. It works, so I can get work done.

    Office? Slow, expensive, Microsoft. Oh, and it doesn't work.
     
  7. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Really, Word and Excel seem to be working fine for me at the moment, maybe I just got a special copy?
     
  8. colourfastt macrumors 6502a

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    I must have special copy also; I've never had a single bit of trouble running MSO on 3 macs for the past year and a half.
     
  9. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    SP2 for Mac Office 2008 sped things up for me. It made Office much faster, same speed as iWork on my mac. It gives me a good feeling of what's possible for the next major version of Mac Office that will include Outlook. Hopefully MS will realize that they could get serious cash if Office suite on Mac is just as good on Windows cuz people will pay serious cash for it. Don't hate the competition, provide better options and your competition will go away by itself.

    As for the question of between Office and iWork, unfortunately, I rather have Office 2007 for Windows than any Mac office suite. There's just isn't any good ones. iWork just is pretty but not fully functional, Numbers needs to get additional functions that's as good as Excel and it needs to get smarter and dynamic chart options. Either I'm blind or Numbers just can't figure out how to adjust the chart by dates that's generated from my date columns. They just don't work as well as Excel does.
     
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