Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2013 9:23 AM (in response to Axl 24)
To minimize possible compatibility issues which could affect how you work is graded, you should use Office if that is what your professor is using.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2013 12:02 PM (in response to Axl 24)
Pages works reliably for many documents but there can be differences if you use features in either Pages or Word that the other does not support.
LibreOffice [free] has much greater compatibility, only get Word for Mac if you really have to.