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Is there a stripped down version of "Office" out there?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by la gran siete, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. la gran siete

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    I shall be buying a Mac G5 in the near future and I want some office applications ie Word and Excel but wont be needing the other applications .Just wondered whether there was a simplified version of Office to be had out there? Currently I use a system that came with my PC which is rather poor and I doubt it would run on a Mac anyway.
    Thanks :)
     
  2. The Dude

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    sounds like you want to be downloading OpenOffice

    Free, and very good. :thumbsup:
     
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    Was about to suggest the same thing, but I couldn't help think does he want it for his Mac or his pc? OOo ain't Mac compatible
     
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    You can buy the office applications seperately (or at least for PCs you can) - obviously they work out more expensive this way but the over all cost may be lower than buying one of the packages.
     
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    It's been ported quite successfully as far as I know, don't have a MAC so cant verify, but they seem to be quite confident.

    Openoffice MAC OSx
     
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    I've used open office but have settled on Microsoft Office on the Mac, not sure if the elements are available seperately with Office for Mac.
     
  7. la gran siete

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    Thanks
    I'll try that on my pc first when I have a bit of time. THe downloading procedure seems somewhat convoluted but I'll give it a go

    What's md5sum all about :confused: ?Should I go through that forst?
     
  8. tomson

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    have never been overly impressed with Open Office OSX so just end up using Word... which ain't great either.

    Your G5 willl probably come with Appleworks which isn't a bad app at all - and it can use MS office files.
    http://www.apple.com/appleworks
     
  9. la gran siete

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    Mmmmm yes that looks as though it might suit my needs :smashin: I'll see when I get the blessed thing( which I have to say I'm quite excited about)

    Thanks guys! :thumbsup:
     
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    I think you can "rent" MS apps per year.....I know you can with Outlook.
     
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    What about MS works isn;t that a stiped down version of office? Otherwsie notepad, a bit of graph paper and a filing cabnet will do the same thing :p
     

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