Universal Word Processor? MS Word is being slow...

i-unit123

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May 26, 2006
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Hey,

I've been finding that MS word has been a wee bit laggy, on my macbook pro (2.0GB, 2.16Ghz, 17"). Im guessing this isnt hardware issue, as everything else runs great. However, MS word (the rosetta app i use most) seems to lag while editing/opening large documents with pictures.

Are there any intel native word processors available for .doc files? are they too limiting and lack formatting options? im not that heavy a user, but i would need basic formatting, pictures, spell check, etc. Are there any freeware universal word processors for mac? or would I have to buy something? Thanks for your advice!!!:) :)

Josh
 

i-unit123

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Original poster
May 26, 2006
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hey thanks,

which would you recommend over the other? any benifits or disadvantages that arent so obvious after just testing them out briefly? thanks again
 

rspeaker

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Jan 1, 2006
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Don't know if it's too limited or not, but I've taken to using TextEdit for most things, and Pages for college papers and stuff needing more formatting options. TextEdit seems to be overlooked by a lot of users, but it provides 75% - 90% of what most people need from a word processor.
 

i-unit123

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May 26, 2006
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do they all open .docs? i dont know if thats a dumb question, sorry
 

musicalmcs8706

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Jan 5, 2006
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Pages does and it works great for everything I've needed it to do. I don't even have MS Office, which I am aware is probably not the smartest thing, but there are computers at school with Office so if it is a problem, I just go use a computer lab.
 
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