Sell Office and use Office Apps?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ravenvii, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    So I just realized that the Office Apps has been up since July or so.

    I have Office 2008 and iWork. I do all of my work in iWork. The only thing I use Office 2008 for is to open .doc files. Sure, I can open .doc files in Pages or TextEdit, but sometimes I get forms in .doc format, and formatting is important.

    So I'm wondering, is the Word part of Office Apps good with formatting? Because if it is good at keeping the formatting, I'll sell Office 2008 and stick with Office Apps.
  2. GreatDrok macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2006
    New Zealand
    It works well enough for viewing and simple editing but it is pretty sluggish and not really a replacement for a native app. If, like me, you prefer iWork then this can provide a supplement if iWork isn't handling the formatting properly. Personally, I avoided Office 2008 and stuck with Office 2004. I also use NeoOffice which is OK.

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