Options for Word

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by lasalzil, May 21, 2010.

  1. lasalzil macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2010
    I'm buying a 13" MBP next week and I am soo excited!! My first Mac! Anyways, I'm getting Office for Mac, but I'm not going to have it til 2 weeks after I get my computer and I actually start an online class on Memorial Day.

    I'm going to need Word, so just wondering what my options are for that? Is there a free version of Word, I feel like I heard that somewhere?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No, Word is part of MS Office and it's not free.
  3. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Check out openoffice.org. It can open Word files and save as a Word compatible docs. That should hold you until your copy of Office arrives.
  4. opera57 macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2009
    You can download a 30 day trial of mac office from http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/office2008/trial-download.mspx which will keep you going until you get the full version!

    But yeah also as suggested openoffice is also excellent, but if you are going to get the full version of office in a couple of weeks then you might as well just download the trial, knowing that any files you save will be 100% compatible! [​IMG]

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