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iWork or Office for Mac?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by ken2v, Sep 19, 2013.

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  1. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Finally squeezed the trigger on the new laptop. I haven't used an Apple computer product since ... well, the first Macintosh.

    While I am consulting with clients as to their compatibility preferences, from a use standpoint what do you MacBookies think? iWork, Office, other?

    My needs with productivity software are rather simple: write/edit, basic spreadsheets and presentations, no need to interface with others over a network on scheduling and the like (never have used Outlook even when available), no heavy lifting.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Kickin

    Kickin Flea

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    Pretty much everyone and their mothers use Office for their basic business software. iWork isn't even remotely challenging it at this point. It's supposed to be compatible, but there often seem to be problems using even moderately advanced spreadsheets made in Numbers on Excel and vice versa.
     
  3. wigwam_salesman

    wigwam_salesman VIP Whale

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    It's compatible in the same way that blind people are compatible with driving. iWork is now a free giveaway for iOS devices...says it all really.
     
  4. smartone

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    I use MS Office for Mac and have for 5-6 years... works GREAT!
     
  5. booker

    booker High-Roller

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    I've used both for about the same purpose as you. Both met my needs. It's like underwear. What's comfortable for one isn't quite as comfortable for another.
     
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