First a little background, I am about to start a Creative Writing degree in September so as you can probably imagine a word processor is going to be the single most important piece of software on my computer for me. I have been using Neo Office recently and while I think it is perfectly acceptable for day to day tasks and even some long winded writing it feels clunky and slow. I also had a rather nasty and painful experience when I tried to send a document to someone using its save in word format option. Given all this I have decided to get Microsoft Office as it offers the best in terms of compatibility. I have a Mac Pro which has boot camp installed and setup but the question is when will the Universal version of Microsoft Office be released for the Mac? Is there any information available? If it is before September I guess I will be forced to get Office for Windows but hopefully the Mac version will be out before this. On a related note, are there any problems transferring documents from Word on the Mac to Word on the PC? Does it lose its formatting at all? Thank you for any help.