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  1. #1

    Member Since
    May 28, 2007
    Macbook, 13" 2GB Ram, 120gb,
    Office Alternative??

    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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    MinaMACMan's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 16, 2007
    Redwood City, CA / Stanford, CA
    MacBook, Black, 2.0GHz C2D, 2GB RAMs, 160GB HD
    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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    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!
    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.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2005
    Quote Originally Posted by LasVegas View Post
    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.

    27 March 2007: NeoOffice 2.1 is released. This release is based on the 2.1 code and includes all of the new 2.1 features. NeoOffice 2.1 can be downloaded here.
    NeoOffice Download Page.

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    Kilted1's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 22, 2006
    2 iMacs 17+20" 2.16GHz 2GB RAM 500MB HDD 256MB Graphic card. 60Gig 5th gen iPod with Video
    You can download the latest Patch Nr5 from Pulses' link try that.

  6. #6

    Member Since
    May 20, 2004
    iMac 21" 8GB, MBP 15" 2.5 Penryn, 4 GB/180 GB
    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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    shahvikram123's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 16, 2006
    UK, London
    13 inch Macbook Pro Retina, 2.7ghz, 128gb SSD
    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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