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wavetrain75
09-19-2010, 20:56
Simpler the better. I don't even need to be able to place graphics, just easy basic formatting and gives me three or four print qualities.

kc8ykd
09-19-2010, 21:11
maybe try openoffice ?

pick your mac version here (ppc/intel) and language:
http://download.openoffice.org/other.html#tested-full

Pierre!
09-20-2010, 07:26
Another vote for OpenOffice!

Works great, price is quite right!

Download and install with confidence, it's a great package.

HTH

IndyGunFreak
09-20-2010, 07:32
Open Office Suite is all I use on Linux or Windows... I'm not sure why people still pay for MS Office.

IGF

mgo
09-20-2010, 10:20
Your Mac already has "TextEdit" which may be suitable for your needs. Files can be saved in .doc format, which would make it viewable to either PC people or Mac people, or even Linux.

Padre
09-20-2010, 10:30
Openoffice here. Just wish the conversion to MS Word was more accurate. Sometimes hard with resume's making sure they come out the same. I just go ahead and convert to .pdf format from Openoffice.

wavetrain75
09-20-2010, 22:20
I like open office so far, does what I need and the price was right. Thanks.

And since I don't like reading directions, how do I set it as my default for word processor documents?

IndyGunFreak
09-20-2010, 22:29
I like open office so far, does what I need and the price was right. Thanks.

And since I don't like reading directions, how do I set it as my default for word processor documents?

http://www.ehow.com/how_4493225_change-programs-mac-os-leopard.html

mr peas
09-21-2010, 01:19
I use open office as well. I love it, I think its great that we have something like it available.

Here's a tip, when I want to eventually save my document in .doc files, I simply make one blank page that's been saved in .doc file with all the settings I picked out and need. Then when I want to make a new file, I just copy and paste that blank file and voila, instant word file.

But the auto-settings feature is better if you can get it done. I've been so lazy I've just been doing it this way ever since. :embarassed:

MDLibertarian
09-21-2010, 10:04
Go one better and use NeoOffice instead. http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/index.php

It's built on the OpenOffice code, but has specific improvements for use with Mac's OS and is also free.