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I have installed Parallels 7 and Windows 7 on my iMac. I had expected that by installing windows 7, I would be able to use the "normal" word version on my Mac, so not "word for Mac" but the same version you would use on a PC (and I am using at the office). However, I cannot seem to find this version. I (still) have word for Mac on my computer, but that is not what I was looking for.

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Apologies - I meant I cannot find the normal word version on my mac after installing Windows 7. I assumed that word would be included on the installation disc for Windows 7 - am I wrong?
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Word is part ot the Microsoft Office suite, it's never been included in the OS.

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Many thanks for enlightening me! But sad to learn that this means yet another purchase...
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Is it possible to move the Office software I have on my old pc to my Mac (and use it via parallels)?
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Personally, I'd just install Office for Mac, if you're purchasing. Moving Windows applications (without installing from media) is a pain. I really just don't see the point of running a virtual machine to run software that's readily available to run natively.

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Have to agree with Mike. I have both Office 2011 (Mac) and Office 2010 (Windows) and other than the slightly different "Ribbon" menus, both versions are identical. Why install Windows just to run a version of Word that you have to purchase when you already have Office for the Mac?
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I have to mark up documents that are in our office template styles and want to be absolutely certain that I do not run into any formatting issues when amending documents, In particular as the documents are huge and other people need to work in them as well. Maybe my concerns are not justified but I heard people complain about formatting issues when they worked on a word document on a Mac.

Also, I used to the short cuts (for using bold etc) in office 2010 and they do seem different in office for mac.
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I've never seen any weird formatting issues and I used Word a lot. I would suggest that you download the Office 2011 trial from the MS site (here). Open up a few docs and see how it works out for you.

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I use Office 11 on my Mac all the time for docs I do markup on. Other than using the cmd key instead of the ctrl key, the shortcuts I use (bold, italicized, underline, etc) are the same.

Now, there can be some formatting issues. In general though, I find these are mostly a font selection sort of thing (you know, some yahoo uses Comic MS Sans for a technical document.. )

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(you know, some yahoo uses Comic MS Sans for a technical document.. )
This person surely isn't a professional...

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This person surely isn't a professional...
Hence the 'yahoo' term

Of course, to many people fonts simply aren't important. To me, their selection, says a lot. (of course, I see 'alot', 'irregardless', etc in work email too.. drives me 'round the bend.)

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Hence the 'yahoo' term

Of course, to many people fonts simply aren't important. To me, their selection, says a lot. (of course, I see 'alot', 'irregardless', etc in work email too.. drives me 'round the bend.)
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Many thanks, vansmith. I will try the trial version.
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