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Which Office suite do you use?
MS Office
33%
 33%  [ 21 ]
OpenOffice
12%
 12%  [ 8 ]
NeoOffice
11%
 11%  [ 7 ]
Apple iWork
36%
 36%  [ 23 ]
Other (please explain)
1%
 1%  [ 1 ]
I don't use an office suite
4%
 4%  [ 3 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:35 am    Post subject: Which Office suite do you use? Reply with quote

I use iWork myself. What's everybody else using?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depending on what machine and OS combo I am working on.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use iWork for the most part. I have MS Office installed but haven't used it much of late.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bobaloo wrote:
I use iWork for the most part. I have MS Office installed but haven't used it much of late.

I'm right with you.
iWork is a lot easier to use, and loads faster. So I only use MS Office if iWork can't read a document correctly.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using MS Office but i'm planning to move to iWork, just testing it out, if i like it i'll move over. iWork looks much better and adds way higher value to your work compared to anything done on MS Office.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use iWork 06 and neoOffice on my mini, and iWork 08 and neoOffice on my macbook.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm playing with MS Office and iWorks at the moment.

Both trial versions, not done much with them yet, and still mkaing my mind up on which one to purchase, NeoOffice might get a try as well before I make up my mind.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OpenOffice when in linux. NeoOffice when in OS X.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iMav wrote:
OpenOffice when in linux. NeoOffice when in OS X.

Ditto...and MS Office when using Windows.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just switched back to iWork from Office for the second time. I think it will be for good this time around with iWork '08. I didn't see anything that blew me away in the Office '08 preview.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite honestly...about the only time I even USE an office suite is when I open up a file someone else has sent me or when I tweak my resume. So, my requirements are fairly minimal.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iMav wrote:
Quite honestly...about the only time I even USE an office suite is when I open up a file someone else has sent me or when I tweak my resume. So, my requirements are fairly minimal.


I don't spend a ton of time in one either. Maybe 2 hours a week tops. I just need it for formal letters, resume updates and a few cash flow and investment spreadsheets. That being said, I really appreciate the speed and responsiveness of iWork along with its clean interface.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a bit different. I use WriteRoom to do my raw writing, then I use InDesign to format documents. Sometimes I use Word, especially if I'm going to be sharing the document with others who need to edit it, but generally I just print or output a PDF from InDesign.

When I need a spreadsheet, I turn to Numbers, though I used Excel in the past.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ClunkClunk wrote:
I'm a bit different. I use WriteRoom to do my raw writing...

Well I checked WriteRoom out..... and I'm in love. In my 1990s haste to dump command lines for GUIs, I forgot how much work I used to get done on an MS-DOS screen. Now, if I can just find an outliner that looks like WriteRoom...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm hooked on iWork '08 (especially loving Numbers). As a student, I have to deal with a fair bit of office suite work and I love using iWork for it.

I haven't had much chance to use Keynote yet, though (and I guess there are compatibility issues between it and PowerPoint – more so than Pages).
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