Open office

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cbbob, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. cbbob macrumors member

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    I looked at the price for MS office for Mac. I can't afford it. I would like to know what people think of open office. Is it a good program? Is it like MS office like they say it is?
    Thanks
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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  3. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    It's not bad. I prefer Word, though.
     

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  4. odej98 macrumors member

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    Open office is a good alternative for windows, but on a mac, I find it a little difficult to use because of the colors and layout. Try neooffice.org
    It is basically a gui on top of open office, but easier to see and use. And Free
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    open office aqua is better than neooffice
     
  6. ButtUglyJeff macrumors 6502a

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    Which version did you look at? Most people qualify for the Student/Home edition, which is far less expensive.......

    iWork isn't a bad option. I use it and OpenOfffice. And I got iWork Family Pack for $60 on eBay.
     
  7. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Not always. I have both (with updates) and have had to use NeoOffice at times because OpenOffice was crashing on my documents (spreadsheets to be exact). Not sure what the cause was, but I generally find NeoOffice to be more stable, yet still find myself using OpenOffice more often than not for whatever reason.
     
  8. fscarpa macrumors regular

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    Have you considered buying iWork? It's cheaper than MS Office and you can read/import/export in MS Office format.
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Still doesn't really compare to the original in terms of compatibility and features.

    If you're a student, your university or institution probably has a licensing program where you can get the Office suite at a massive discount. If you're using it for work, see if your company will help you out.
     

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