Word processing software?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Ardea, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Ardea macrumors newbie

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    Hi, newbie here. I am seriously considering getting OUT of Windows and into a Mac. I shopped around yesterday and found a desktop system that looked good. The salesperson told me that it does not come with a word processor that is any more than a basic text editor.

    I am not interested in investing in the full, current version of Word, but I do need something that will format with bulleted lists and other simple formatting tools (the ability to open a Word document would be convenient, though). I checked Ebay for older versions of Word that might be inexpensive, but no luck. Can anyone suggest an alternative to Word? I found Mariner Write for $60, which is not too highly priced--is that a good program? Anything better, or as good for less?

    ANY advice would be appreciated!
     
  2. dubhe macrumors 65816

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  3. Ardea thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yikes! Not only was that a FAST response, but PERFECT!:D

    Openoffice looks ideal. I'm really getting excited about this switch in systems, but also a bit daunted. I've been with Windows since DOS, but Vista really is that bad, and enough is enough.

    Thank you so much!
     
  4. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    You're welcome, any other queries come back to MacRumors, we were all newbies once ;)
     
  5. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    I switched (back) to Mac around 3 years ago. I have never regretted that decision, even for a moment. Post if you have any questions!
     

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