Eric S, Thanks for the reply. IN fact, I have OO 3.0 and it still has difficulty in keeping graphics in place when going to Word and back. Here's what I mean. I creaed a document in Word and carefully positioned pictures and artwork to be next to the relevant text.
When I opened it with OO, they had moved. Some by quite a lot. In some ways, OO seems to have better controls for positioning objects and pictures than does Word, so it really wasn't difficult to get them back where I wanted them. So far, so good, right?
Then I sent the document to a friend who opened it with Word. The graphics were out of place again. My friend sent it back to me and when I opened it with OO, they were out again, even though my friend had not tried to correct anything. I will have to say that, as long as I stay with OO or NeoOffice, they are fine. But, in today's environment, that really isn't practical.
I cannot state that iWork Pages is going to be better as I haven't tried that yet. But I will in the near future as I have access to an older H-P with MS Office 2000 on it.
Angelwatt, I know what you are saying, but the system is pretty complicated and really isn't worth it to me in light of my real problem with the graphics. Even if they incorporated it as a standard feature of OO, and I think they will, it stil won't address the problem with the graphics as I have detailed above.
Just so you all know where I am coming from, I write technical and instruction manuals, so accurate placement of illustrations and picture graphics is very important. I'm just hoping iWork Pages will be the answer I need.
What I am trying to avoid is using MS Office as I really would like to have a Microsoft-free zone here. I can't expect everyone to do that though, so I have to maintain some compatibility.
I'll attach my Windows-Free logo for the amusement of all.