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      01-09-2008, 04:34 PM   #1
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how to get microsoft word on a mac?

hey guys, i just picked up a macbook couple of weeks ago and is there anyway i can get microsoft word without running parallels or bootcamp? i did a search but it seems like the only time word was available for mac was back in 04 so im assuming it wouldnt work on the new mac platform.

please let me know, thanks
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I have a MBP and I use the Microsoft Office 2004, there is a new version out for 2008. You have to get the Mac version though
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if you decided to use paralles, get VM WEAR, I heard its much better. I have paralles, barely use it...
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2004 works in leopard and there is a 2008 version too
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Get the "Microsoft Office: Mac" CD from somebody you know, if anyone has it.

Or just download the program. No need to run bootcamp or anything. The 04 version runs perfectly on the new program too.

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Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition (Same as the regular edition for $200 cheaper) is available in the 2004 edition. 2008 is coming out in 6 days so wait haha

And yes, the 2004 will work on the Intel processors, it will just be slower because the system needs to use Rosetta to recode it. Office 2008 will be Universal, meaning it will work with both PowerPC and Intel chipsets. The only reason you will want VMWare Fusion or Parallels is if you want to run the Windows version of Office.
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Use iWork 08. I haven't run into any big compatibility problems unless the document is HEAVILY formatted.
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iWork is great for creative things. No software makes charts of templates like iWork does. However I find the simplest things like word count and such don't work like you want them to. So I've resorted to using Word for my word processind documents.
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iWork is great for creative things. No software makes charts of templates like iWork does. However I find the simplest things like word count and such don't work like you want them to. So I've resorted to using Word for my word processind documents.
Inspector/Paper(Left-most button)/Info and Word Count should be right there. It's been accurate every time I've used it?
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iWORK is the best.. You can grab the trial for free on the net..... from the apple download site... @ apple.com - If you need a key, send me a PM
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When I first made the switch to Mac this past summer, I was considering purchasing MS Office for Mac until I found out that it was a 2004 version. I used the trial software, but ended up just using my Windows version of MS Office through VMware Fusion.

Ultimately, I purchased iWork and have been VERY impressed. I no longer feel the need to use MS Office. I keep it installed, just to confirm compatibility with exported documents. I will probably save my money and not purchase MS Office 2008 for Mac when it's released. However, if you use a lot of advanced features in MS Office, it may be a reasonable investment.
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Inspector/Paper(Left-most button)/Info and Word Count should be right there. It's been accurate every time I've used it?
Try highlighting a paragraph and getting the exact word count for that portion of your document alone. It only gives you the word count for the whole document and not the part u want.

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hey guys, i just picked up a macbook couple of weeks ago and is there anyway i can get microsoft word without running parallels or bootcamp? i did a search but it seems like the only time word was available for mac was back in 04 so im assuming it wouldnt work on the new mac platform.

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thanks guys.


is there any program that comes with mac that can read those .doc files MS word uses?
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thanks guys.


is there any program that comes with mac that can read those .doc files MS word uses?
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If you really need Mac Office 2004 now, you can get it because there is a free upgrade to 2008.

Also, if you work for a company that has site licenses with Microsoft, you may qualify for the Home User Program, better known as HUP. This will allow you to obtain a licensed version of Office for the PC, Visio, or Mac Office for $19.95. YES, $19.95... But if you leave your company, you "technically" need to remove it LOL...
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