what do u use to type stuff up?

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  1. x Shadow Dragon macrumors regular

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    What do u use to type stuff up such as word u know what im saying
     
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  3. Frankf300 macrumors regular

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    Well, there is TextEdit which I use occasionally, but most of the time I use NeoOffice. Yes, I think I know what you are saying. ;)
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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    I take notes in class with Pages, but use NeoOffice if I need true Word compatibility, or more advanced features :)
     
  5. x Shadow Dragon thread starter macrumors regular

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    im asking this because textedit looks like crap...:cool:

    Edit- NeoOffice looks good is it free?
     
  6. Frankf300 macrumors regular

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    Yes, NeoOffice is free. It is very good considering it's free. TextEdit is a very basic, cut to the chase program. It was all I used when I first got my Mac and before I heard about NeoOffice. NeoOffice is a very good office suite with many more options. Give it a try, you'll probably like it.
     
  7. kinchee87 macrumors regular

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    Also, Neo Office is just an aquafied version of Open Office.
     
  8. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Is there any particular requirement you need your word processor (that's what it's called) to have? Does it have to be MS Office compatible? Will you be sending attachments with it? Do you have special needs, such as certain formats or the like?
     
  9. psychofreak Retired

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    Not really...an aquafied OpenOffice is in the works though...NeoOffice is usually around one update behind, and it is a little slower than OpenOffice will be, as it uses Java :)
     
  10. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I use textedit, it's simple, fast and gets the job done. It's not like I need a program like NeoOffice J to take notes and type up homework.
     
  11. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Word, because I know where everything is and need to transfer files, etc.. Plus, in my short experience of other office suites, it is simply better (albeit bloated and it habit of sticking out like a sore thumb graphically).
     
  12. NoOneButMe macrumors regular

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    Depends what im typing up - For notes, I'll use TextEdit. Code, I'll use TextMate. Projects or papers i need to hand in? NeoOffice. Group project? SubEthaEdit
    It only uses Java for it's UI - Everything else is still OpenOffice's C/C++ code :)
     
  13. psychofreak Retired

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    It is the usage of Java that makes it slow to open, which a true aquafied OpenOffice will fix :)
     
  14. NoOneButMe macrumors regular

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    Yup, but according to NeoOffice's Wiki Page, It's to much of an effort to port it over to Cocoa interface and wont be done anytime soon.
     
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  16. operator macrumors regular

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    I use text edit for all simply text documents, and inDesign for making prettier text documents
     
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    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Pages yet. I like it for making simple graphically-intense documents (flyers, posters, etc.) that I am sending out to friends and family. The templates make me look like a champ. The rest of the time in OS X I use Word for compatibility's sake, and to talk better with my machine at work (XP).

    edit: just saw pyschofreak's post... :eek:
     
  19. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i used to use word, but losing the disk prevented me from installing it on my macbook. so i now use pages. it was cheap, $39.
     
  20. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I use TeXShop and the LaTeX typesetting language. Outputs directly to pdf, which means if I send it to a computer without $200 software installed, they can read it for free. Not to mention it's more professional and better looking than MS word.
     
  21. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    I meditate and words leap out of my head and directly onto paper.

    Other times, I dictate to my assistant, who types all my forum posts for me. RedTomato is a theiving hungry bastard who doesn't pay me enough

    <smack>

    RedTomato is nice kind person.

    <thats better>

    Some deaf students sign their essays to videotape, and send it off to a transcriber to translate it and type it up in english.
     
  22. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    If what I need contains any kind of equations or symbols (most of the things I type) then I use TexShop as a front end for LaTex. For anything else, like letters, I use Word unless it's a quick note, in which case I use TextEdit.
     
  23. janey macrumors 603

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    Word, Pages, TextMate, SubEthaEdit, LaTeX (yessss!!! :D) in no particular order.

    For the OP...maybe you should look into http://www.smileonmymac.com/textexpander/ cause you sure like to use "u" a lot in a thread about document creation and editing... ;)
     
  24. buffalo macrumors 65816

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    Microsoft Word exclusively; works perfectly for everything I might need.
     
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    I wrote my research paper in textedit this year.
     

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