12314 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 3, 2006 8:17 PM by Tom Gewecke
Welcome to Apple Discussions.
Which G5 do you have . . . is it one of the new Intel Duo Core,
or the regular G5?
Take a look at your applications folder.
Is there an "AppleWorks" application in there?
If not, here are two suggestions that are free for the download.
Both come recommended by experienced helpers here.
Hope this helps.
You also have a program called "TextEdit" that can be used as a simple word processor. If you are qualified, Microsoft Office for Students and Teachers is $149 and includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage. iWork from Apple is $79 and includes a Word processor and presentation program.
If you go to your applications folder and look for the Office 2004 Test drive, you can use it for 30 days before you have to buy it.
I agree with you that it's crazy that you don't get a word document application after you've spent $2000 for your Mac and they make you pay for it! Craziness.
Another option is to get an open source from: http://www.opensourcemac.org/ and a software AbiWord which lets you create word documents.
What do you
get for $79? I only saw the more expensive version at
the Mac store.
You're mistaken, look again carefully. iWork 06 with Pages and Keynote is $79. AppleWorks is $79. MS Office Standard is $399.
In addition to the free programs AbiWord and NeoOffice/J, popular non-free word processors are Mellel and Nisus Writer Express. These have free trial downloads.