Word Processors - Comparing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by andylyon, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. andylyon macrumors 6502a

    andylyon

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    #1
    I've searched but haven't found a definitive answer, as simple as the question is.

    I need a word processor, I have Pages '08 but am not really a fan after being used to MS Office 2003 for so long, and now 2007. Office for Mac is a route I don't want to go, so my choice choice is a straight split between NeoOffice and OpenOffice.

    Has anyone got opinions of both of these. I read NeoOffice used to be better for Mac support but now also OpenOffice is a native program. Thoughts anyone?

    Cheers,
    AnDy
     
  2. robanga macrumors 68000

    robanga

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    I am both an Office 2008 (also 2007 on Windows) and Pages 09 user, but have tested both Neo and Open.

    Not extensive testing, but tested none the less. I would choose OpenOffice, for me it feels more useable. I like the UI better.
     
  3. spaceballl macrumors 68030

    spaceballl

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    Openoffice and Neooffice aren't that different, at this point... They are both based on the same word processor so you will find more in common than different. I prefer openoffice, but my girlfriend prefers neooffice. Just download them both and see what you like better.
     
  4. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

    Angelo95210

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    I have used Pages as well but I am not so fond of it. For design I prefer to use InDesign.

    So I now use MS Word, which is not so bad even if it's MS. And moreover everybody has it, so it's flexible to exchange files.

    I like NeoOffice as well but I always prefer to use software with its native file format, and my partner doesn't use it.

    NeoOffice is in my opinion a better choice on Mac as it has been developed since a long time for Macs. OpenOffice has not such a background and when I tested it there were some bugs.
     
  5. andylyon thread starter macrumors 6502a

    andylyon

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    Cheers for the advice [so far] I think I am going to give OpenOffice a try.

    AnDy
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    :confused::confused::confused:

    Care to explain this a little more?
     

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