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  1. SoaringButterfly macrumors newbie

    SoaringButterfly

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    I am looking to add a word processing app to my MacBook Pro OS 10.10.5. Any recommendations other than MSWord? I wish to purchase an app and not have to pay a lease-type every year. I'm retired and MS is too expensive. I also need the app to work with 10.10.5.

    Thanks.
     
  2. tosbsas macrumors 6502a

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  4. chscag macrumors 68030

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    I'm not sure the latest version of Pages will work with Yosemite (10.10.5), however, Open Office and Libre Office as recommended above will work.
     
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    There's always Google docs. Google offers a suite of tools comparable to MS, and it's totally free.
     
  6. Morgenland, Oct 3, 2018
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    I've been thinking long and hard about it, too.
    I work with Pages (free of charge and MS importable and exportable).
    My privacy is too valuable for Google use. (I have one)

    I hate any rental software, so I also purchased the M$ Standalone 2016.
    Office 2016 starts much slower than Office 2011. 2011 was unfortunately not updated to 64bit. No wonder, they are Microsoft programmers.

    All open office versions work, but after I discovered some ailments again and again, which I had to fix by updates forever, I left this free world.
     
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