"WORD" compatible word processor needed

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by scally, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. scally macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I've bought an iMac and need to access/edit lots of docs previously created in Microsoft WORD on a PC.
    Any recommendations for a compatible word processor for a nurse on a tight budget?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    free and very capable solution is open office

    the point of open office is to to give a free alternative to MS Office yet be fully compatible with MS Office

    hope that helps:)
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Depending on the complexity of the documents Text Edit (part of the OS) may be able to open the documents. It has basic Word support...
     
  4. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    I had tons of Word and Excel docs on my PC that I migrated to my Mac. OpenOffice 3.0 is great. But it does have some issues with .docx files. I converted all my .docx files to .doc, and I have only had a couple of documents with tables that didn't format properly in OO.
     

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