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I'Work 05 Word Document Creation/Compatibility?


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Hi all, I apologize for asking this question if the answer has been posted already. I have done some research yet still could not find the answer.

Regarding I'Work 05, I noticed the descriptions mention backwards compatibility with Word documents.

I am somewhat confused. Can you actually "create" Word documents with the "Page" software in I'Work 05? or is it you can only open/view them?

The reason I ask is because a full version of Office 2004 seems to be anywhere from $149.99 to $350.00, while a full version of I'Work 05 is about $49.99.

My main reason for getting the program would be for Word document creation/functionality.

Which should I get? Office 2004, or I'Work 05? I do not use Excel at all, but use Word extensively.

Thankyou all for the time spent reading this , and your replies are much appreciated.
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sorry again, anybody?
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yes, full backwards compatibility. iwork also has keynote 2, same sorta app as powerpoint, but by apple and way better, it can export to pdf, qt movie, webpage, and powerpoint presentation.
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yes, full backwards compatibility. iwork also has keynote 2, same sorta app as powerpoint, but by apple and way better, it can export to pdf, qt movie, webpage, and powerpoint presentation.
Macman, thankyou for the reply. SOrry to ask this again in a different form , but to clarify I CAN create actual Word documents and not just manipulate them?
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Macman, thankyou for the reply. SOrry to ask this again in a different form , but to clarify I CAN create actual Word documents and not just manipulate them?
Yes, you can create documents in Word format. However, if iWork functions as AppleWorks does, the compatibility isn't always 100% both ways. Often times fonts, spacing, and formatting aren't identical when a document is created in Word and opened in AppleWorks, or vice versa. If you are looking for 100% compatibility and work with Word documents frequently, I would strongly suggest investing in Office Mac. I continue to use AppleWorks for most projects, but if I need to create or work with an MS Office document, I use Office.

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