3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 25, 2010 5:38 PM by schassin
bradycat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi, I am new to Mac, and was wondering where do I use a program like Word on microsoft for MAC???

Do I have to buy a program to use that and something like excel??
I read up on partition, can I do it after using my computer and is it hard to do??

Thanks

MB953LL/A, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Mfoster Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    Apple has "iWork" and that did not come with your iMac. It is like "Office" but made for Macs.

    "Pages" is the program that is like "Word". "Numbers" is the program that is like "excel"

    Buy iWork. You will be happy.

    You can also buy MS Office for mac. You will also be happy.

    Niether of these come with a new Mac. Both are around $100 new.

    As far as partitioning: Yes, use "bootcamp" (in your "Utilities" folder). Go buy a copy of Windows, and open "bootcamp", put Windows in your cd drive..... presto.... you can run windows all day long.

    Hope that helps.
  • dicky109 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You can also download the Open Office or Neo Office programs for FREE which are fairly decent MS substitutes and can read and write those file. Quite honestly, I have MS Office 2008 for Mac and find it buggy and missing features that a PC user takes for granted.
  • schassin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    definitely download OpenOffice. It's free and does everything you need