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Hi,

I am new to using Mac and I am a switcher.

I am currently using Microsoft Excel For Mac, but found it very slow as I am using a Intel Macbook.

I am look for any alternatives out there to use for Excel.

I have tried NeoOffice, but there are some bugs in it.

Is there any native OSX office programs?

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Well, Not sure about an alternative for MS Excel. BUT I use Apple Pages and Keynote which are the alternatives for both MS Word and Power Point. I haven't used Keynote that much. But I really like Pages and I think its really nice.
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What bugs have you found in NeoOffice? I am like MinaMACMan and use iWork (Pages and Keynote) for word and Power Point but use NeoOffice for Excel work. I have never yet had an issue.
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I have tried NeoOffice, but there are some bugs in it.
Do you have the latest version of NeoOffice installed? I had some buggy behaviour with the previous version on my intel iMac. If I just Quit the whole program it would crash, so I had to select Close from the File menu then Quit from the Neo Office Menu.

I downloaded the newer version a month ago and have only had 1 crash so far.

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27 March 2007: NeoOffice 2.1 is released. This release is based on the OpenOffice.org 2.1 code and includes all of the new OpenOffice.org 2.1 features. NeoOffice 2.1 can be downloaded here.
NeoOffice Download Page.
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You can download the latest Patch Nr5 from Pulses' link try that.
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Depending on your needs, RagTime 6 is a very real alternative. It includes a high-end page layout, word processor, a solid/decent spreadsheet and display (ppt alternative). No VBA, but it is AppleScriptable. I have been using the page layout capability for personal use in the past 3-4 years, and recently began trying out the spreadsheet.

Another one is Papyrus XII. I used it to publish a book last year and it was great, never any problems; began using in Dec 2005. It has some spreadsheet capability and a database capability.

Both are cross-platform (Mac and Win) and are rock solid. I have never had either program crash the entire time I have used them.
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You can speed up neo office by disabling fonts which you never use (such as fonts in other languages)

i found this made neooffice much more faster when the splash screen comes up
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