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Welcome to M-F Doug! Congrats on the new Mac.

Regarding MS Office and iWork compatibility, the format used by Pages (the word processing component of iWork) is .pages, which is not editable by MS Word. However, you are offered the option during a save in Pages to save a copy as a .doc (Word) file. Numbers (the spreadsheet component of iWork) offers the ability to export your work as an Excel document. Both programs can open documents created by MS Office.

I suggest giving the iWork trial a good test run before you decide to buy Office. While Office may turn out to by the best option, iWork is still a very capable suite.
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