Simple Word program question

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  1. SR45 macrumors 65832

    SR45

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    Looking for a Word program (other than iWorks or the included Text Editor), pay or free for the Mac that anyone has come across. I don't need Excel or PowerPoint, but a fair program that does not cost all that much and is worthy to keep.

    Thanks in advance ;)
     
  2. GrendelsBane macrumors newbie

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    What kind of documents will you be creating?

    Long, multi-sectioned documents with changing headers and footers?
    Styles?
    Tables of Contents?
    Indexes?
    Tables?
    Complex arrangements of text and graphics?
    Multi-columns?
    Mail Merging?
    Cross-references?
    Tables of Figures?
    Bibliographies?
    Cross-platform compatibility?

    If you require several of the above there are only two choices: Word or Pages. In that order.
     
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    SR45 thread starter macrumors 65832

    SR45

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    "documents will you be creating"

    Simple letters, some email drafts, or notes and that is about it.

    OK, downloaded libreOffice blevins321 and just the program I needed. Thank you for your time on this question. ;)
     
  5. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    TextEdit does all that. Not sure why you're negative about iWork. iWork is a great set of programs...better than Microsoft office. Check out NeoOffice...it was free a few years ago.
     
  6. SR45 thread starter macrumors 65832

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    Thinking for the time I actually use it, and for the limited needs, iWorks would be my last resort. I had/have Microsofts Office 2007 and much more than I would ever use. Just the basics fa8362.
     
  7. Vermifuge macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see what the Issue with pages is. Between Google Docs and Pages / Numbers I haven't had to use Microsoft office in some time
     
  8. SR45 thread starter macrumors 65832

    SR45

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    Still learning...Observed Pages on the Apple store selling for $19.99 and if this was a stand alone program, (now I know it is) its a good choice to consider if needed. Thanks for pointing that one out Vermifuge. ;)
     
  9. seandavid010 macrumors newbie

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    I like Bean. It's like Word without all the crap features I'll never use removed. Very clean and easy to use. Also, it's free.
     
  10. SR45 thread starter macrumors 65832

    SR45

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    All kinds of choices to look at. Thank you seandavid
     

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