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I am making the switch from a PC to a MBP. I have always used MS Office or MS works for word/excel type documents. Forgive me if this has already been covered. I like the idea of a free program such as LibreOffice or others that I've read about. I'd like the capability to transfer my old MS documents to my mac, but I'm not sure if it's worth downloading an entire office "suite". Any suggestions?
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Unfortunately, the free Office suites require downloading the entire program along with the included applications. OpenOffice, LibreOffice, and NeoOffice all are that way.

However, if you only need something like Word or Powerpoint, take a look at the iWork applications that are sold in the Mac App store. Pages, Keynote, and Numbers are sold separately for $19.99 each and have been updated for Lion.
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I've tried open office and iWork in the past many times but keep coming back to ms office. I think ms office is the one good thing to come out of Microsoft, the others just don't compare in my opinion. I think ms know that due to the price tag, so I always go for the home and student edition, not too bad then.

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