What document processor do you use?

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What Document processor do you use

  1. iWork

    37.5%
  2. Office of Mac

    27.5%
  3. Other/free software

    21.3%
  4. I dont have mac os.

    2.5%
  5. I use more than one

    11.3%
  1. RolandVet macrumors member

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    #1
    I was wondering what document processor people here use. Please vote and respond why.

    Roland
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    LaTeX. Science journals don't bother with stupid Office formats.
     
  3. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

    RandomKamikaze

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    Office for Mac as I didn't have to pay for it. Also because I needed integration with Exchange
     
  4. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

    MacMini2009

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    iWork because I don't work with Office and iWork is much cheaper. ;)
     
  5. theARNSKI macrumors regular

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    As of currently, after picking up my macbook and iWork '09, I won't be using Office anymore.
     
  6. Steveness macrumors newbie

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    Office for Mac as I need the compatability with the Windows versions.
     
  7. surflordca macrumors 6502a

    surflordca

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    Office for Mac because I didn't have to pay for it. I did buy and use iWorks before this.
     
  8. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    What? I'm confused.


    I use both? Office (Word/Excel) and iWork (Keynote, never touching powerpoint again) Occasionally if I need a template I'll use Pages.

    Possibly add that option to the poll?

    Non-Poll Debate Thread.
     
  9. RolandVet thread starter macrumors member

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    @thegoldenmackid
    What option? A mixed option choice? Like "I use both"?

    Roland

    PS,
    Thanks for the link.
     
  10. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    Yes. I can't imagine that I'm the only one that thinks you can get the best of both worlds. :D
     
  11. RolandVet thread starter macrumors member

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    @thegoldenmackid
    Neither can I imagine that you are the only one. I would love to add that choice to the poll but I can't figure out how. Guess posters would have to chose the one that they prefer/use the most.

    Roland
     
  12. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I mostly use OpenOffice or plain text. Both are free and easy to use. I might use Latex more if I was more comfortable with it.
     
  13. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Yeah, same here. I use both MS Office for Word and Excel and I use iWork. I need Keynote because Powerpoint will never be Keynote and Pages is just tops in terms of the templates. Word has better compatibility with MS Office. The OP needs to add a combo choice so I can't vote until he does.
     
  14. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #15
    I've added it for you :)
     
  15. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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  16. joro macrumors 68020

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    I use iWork primarily but I do have a copy of office on the computer just in case I need it for compatibility reasons – primarily for school.
     
  17. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    MS Office. Just because, really. I make my staff use OpenOffice/NeoOffice :)
     
  18. Tesselator macrumors 601

    Tesselator

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    #20
    I use a host of apps to accomplish these things.

    Quark, Framemaker, and InDesign for page layout (mostly, and in that order)
    Illustrator, Microstations CAD, Freehand, AutoCAD,
    And I don't really use DB/SS much. <shrug> Apple Numbers is kinda kewl!
    Paint is PhotoShop 11 mostly and any of some 10 other apps occasionally,
    3D is Lightwave3D 9.6, Maya, Houdini, MotionBuilder mostly - if we're going there. :D

    I guess I'm old school. Or am I just off-topic? :p
     
  19. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

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    I bought Office, wasted money. I bought iWork, I was able to create better stuff for school projects and such. Oh, and I didn't have to mess around to get Office working before I actually got work done.

    DOWN WITH OFFICE. The new 2007 versions were a PITA during presentation day. My teacher's notebook didn't have 07, so half the class was screwed. Why did MS decide to change the format? Does it provide any advantages besides driving away your customers towards Apple and better quality hardware/software?
     
  20. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    #22
    You seem to contradict yourself here.

    "Better" is subjective. The Office formats are no better than the stupid Apple formats.
     
  21. LizKat macrumors 68030

    LizKat

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    #23
    Text editors (various - TextEdit, TextWrangler, BBEdit), Numbers from iWork and Appleworks for spreadsheets on some older powerbooks.
     
  22. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

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    Texas, unfortunately.
    #24
    Three kinds...

    eMac - Office 2004
    Desktop PC: Open Office
    Laptop - Microsoft Works
     
  23. iAlexG macrumors 6502

    iAlexG

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    iWork is great. I'm new to mac and I'm loving iWork compared to Office 2007.
    I may try NeoOffice next week:confused:
     

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