Word-less.... is it possible?

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  1. seattlemac macrumors member

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    I hate MS Word for Mac. Can anyone suggest a good alternative? Something that will read and save to Word format so I'm not alone on the island?
    Thanks
     
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  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Neooffice, OpenOffice ... There are a dozen Word alternatives.

    Please search for in depth details.
     
  4. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Get iWork. It's Apple's own office suite. It includes Pages (the alternative of Word), Numbers (Excel) and Keynote (Powerpoint). It also allows you to export your file as the Windows counterpart, for if you want to use it with MS Office (for example, if I wanted to read a Pages document on a Windows computer, I can export it as a Word file). Similarly, I believe it also opens Word files. Works great, and does exactly what you want.
     
  5. seattlemac thread starter macrumors member

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    okay cool. I love Pages, I didn't know it does that.
    How about for Excel?
     
  6. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Numbers, included with iWork.

    I've found Excel to be faster :)eek:), though.
     
  7. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Numbers. Also part of iWork. Exports in Excel format too.

    EDIT: Bah! Beaten! :p
     
  8. CaptMurdock macrumors 6502a

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    Numbers, of the iWork suite, will open and save to Excel format.
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Numbers is lacking many of the advanced features and formulas that Excel has. If you rely heavily on Excel, you'll need Excel.
     
  10. seattlemac thread starter macrumors member

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    I understand Word is a powerful app, I can't stand the way Word works - I just don't like the interface and the way it interacts.

    I have Pages and I love it. Worth the $80.
     
  13. ChocolateJesus macrumors member

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    Call me old-fashioned, but I find TextEdit to be a good, baseline word processor. When I need to doll up the document (ie. for resumé, school reports, etc), I use Google Docs and export as PDF. Baddabing.
     

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