Word Processor?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by joedavis34, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. joedavis34 macrumors regular

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    I have Word 2004 and use textedit for quick notes.

    I may want Word 2007 or get pages...

    In your guys' opinion, what is your favorite application for Mac?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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  3. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    I use word 2007 and openoffice 3
    and their both great i would highly recommend word 2007
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    depends on what Mac you have. if you have a PPC keep Office 2004 or use iWork '08. if have an Intel get Office 2008 or use iWork '08. i personally use iWork '08 as its slim and speedy.
     
  5. joedavis34 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i have a macbook intel.

    2004 is so slow on it
     
  6. pooky macrumors 6502

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    I am a big fan of Nisus Writer Pro. Clean interface, it seems entirely too easy to use, and it helps me get actual work done. There are a few missing features, but Nisus has been good the last few years about responding to the user community.
     
  7. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    yes that is what i meant. get Office 2008 for Mac if you have an Intel Mac its Universal Binary (native on PPC and Intel) while Office 2004 for Mac is only PPC (works on Intel using Rosetta emulator).

    still Office 2008 on Intel is pretty slow so i use iWork '08 instead.
     
  8. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    i have a macbook 1gb ram and Office 2008 runs pretty fast and not to bad on it
     
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    What is rosetta? It rings a bell from my Tiger days... but sadly I forgot lol.
    Anyway, Office 2008 runs pretty fast actually, back when I had 1GB of ram. I couldn't do other stuff while using Office, but it was fast enough. iWork is slim and fast but if you want more "creativity" Office is the way to go. iWork is based on templates... I find myself using TextEdit for simple tasks like essays or homework assignments.
     
  11. joedavis34 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think I'm just going to purchase iWork off of ebay
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    rosetta is pretty much ppc code emulation for intel macs. it enables intel macs to run ppc programs (such as word 2004 and photoshop cs2)
     
  13. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    I like OmniOutliner for planning what to write, and Scrivener for writing. If you need Office compatibility, though, MS Office is really the only way to guarantee such compatibility.
     

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