Hello! I go to a University that requires all work be in Microsoft Word, meaning that I can not send a professor a Pages document or complicate things by fighting with compatibility and cross formatting. When I use MS Word at school, I find the functioning pretty solid, however on the Mac I find it clunky and uncomfortable. Slowly I have been loving Mac and OSX more and anything Microsoft less. I want to try Pages, but there is no demo any longer. $20 is inconvenient in expense for something not working right from the start. I know you have specifically export Pages as a Word document, but will the constant conversion create ill documents? The question simply is, how is Pages, or iWorks, in compatibility with MS Office/Word? Has anyone else used iWork knowing it will end up in MS Office format? Thanks, all! UPDATE: I ended up getting to use Pages and Word together and found out a couple of things. Pages can be a viable tool for those not interested in Apple only products, or just don't like Word. However, this information may be unclear for a computer that does not have MS Word AND Pages. -You can work in Pages then make the final copy into Word .docx via the Export function. You will then save Pages and have one Pages document and one Word document. -You can save both Pages and Word documents to iCloud, however Word requires manual click and drag to do so. (Go to iCloud's website and drag .docx into iWork folder) -Word cannot open Pages. -Pages can open both .docx and .pages documents simply. (Right click to choose method) -When opening cross files, the formatting is minutely different in complex formations. Nothing heart breaking, but should be considered if you create many precisely designed documents. Now, the most notable for me. -When using pages to work a Word document, you cannot SAVE OVER the document you're working on. You can save as .pages until you have completed your work, then export. If you choose to export the file to word, it will create another document with the same name and all, it will not save over the .docx file. This can be a pain because if you forget to convert your work, you can run into a problem. That's what I know so far. I found pages to be pretty and easy to use. Once you have familiarized yourself with Pages, it sings for you.