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technologist

 
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Originally Posted by UncSki1218
OK...i got my new mac. But, i didn't want to spend another 200 on office. I looked around online and found a great freeware suite called open office. It has programs almost identical to word, excel and powerpoint. Just one question for anyone who uses open office. If i make a spreadsheet or powerpoint in open office, could i edit it in microsoft office? ( i am not concerned about written files since i can just save them as .txt files.
OpenOffice can save .doc/.xls/.ppt formatted files that are used by Microsoft Office. There should be a popup menu in the "Save/Save As" dialog to choose a format.

Compatibility is not 100%, though. Sometimes presentation graphics won't line up, text sizes change, outlines get different bullet points or numbers, tables lose or gain cells. Most of the time things look fine; the fancier the document, the more likely things will look different. If you're sending stuff to yourself, you probably won't care, but if you're sending files to your boss/professor/client, you might get screwed.
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