What kind of word processor do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by skaertus, Aug 3, 2013.

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What kind of word processor do you prefer?

  1. Fully-featured word processors (Apple Pages, MS Word, LibreOffice Writer, Nisus Writer Pro, Mellel)

    23 vote(s)
    82.1%
  2. Word processors for structured/creative writing (Scrivener, Story Mill, Ulysses)

    4 vote(s)
    14.3%
  3. Minimalist, distraction-free word processors (WriteRoom, iA Writer)

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  1. skaertus macrumors 68030

    skaertus

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    #1
    I've seen lately a lot of the so-called "distraction free" word processors, which are basically some stripped-down piece of software. No features, but they do have a price. I don't see a point on them, but some people do seem to like some of them. So I decided to create this poll. What kind of word processor do you prefer?
     
  2. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    I've used Microsoft Word for as long as I can remember. It's the best one out there IMO.
     
  3. jojoba macrumors 68000

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  4. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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    For projects, Scrivener is hands down the best writing and editing tool. I have used it to edit a magazine for the last three years. I also write seminary curriculum using it.

    But for technical writing, I require Hebrew as well as English, Greek, Latin, and German. Mellel is my tool of choice. Smooth, efficient, stable, and flawless integration of the languages.
     
  5. firedept macrumors 603

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  7. mdbilkey macrumors newbie

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  8. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure if this is for me. I don't export from Mellel to Pages. I do the finished work in Mellel as well.
     
  9. danpass macrumors 68020

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    Pages syncs in realtime across three platforms (iphone, ipad, desktop using icloud.com) for me, so Pages it is :D
     
  10. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Although I've always had Office for Mac on at least one machine, I used to use Pages for most WP work.

    Like many here, I'm finding the flattened simplified version disappointing...I can use Word, with all it's collective bells and whistles I guess, but I wasn't expecting the new look Pages at all.
     
  11. Racineur macrumors regular

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    Have to say Word is the best but Pages comes very close. Switch between the two cause I cannot "live without Pages"...
     
  12. mdbilkey macrumors newbie

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    My issues deal with formatting table cells for text direction, carriage returns, spacing, "padding", special characters, etc. I can use any text editor to write an indented paragraph. Seems like Word is my only answer as my attempts with Pages, Mellel and others is futile.
     

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