Is there a free MS office alternative for the mac to open/edit word/excel docs?

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I dont want to buy another copy of ms office for my macbook. Is there an alternative similar to open office for the mac to open/edit office documents? THanks
 
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yes, open office should do the job
 
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You can get OpenOffice for OS X or you can get NeoOffice which is a Mac version of OpenOffice.

OpenOffice
NeoOffice
 
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Bear in mind, though, that some features won't cross over exactly. I can't use either of the above because things such as tables, and some formatting attributes, don't crossover.

Office:mac is sometimes for sale on eBay.
 
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You can get OpenOffice for OS X or you can get NeoOffice which is a Mac version of OpenOffice.

OpenOffice
NeoOffice
Just to make things less confusing...
NeoOffice is OpenOffice without requiring X11.
With NeoOffice being based on OpenOffice 2.1, there is no real need, IMNSHO, to even bother with OpenOffice...the interface is neater, more mac-specific features, and NO X11.
 
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Just to make things less confusing...
NeoOffice is OpenOffice without requiring X11.
With NeoOffice being based on OpenOffice 2.1, there is no real need, IMNSHO, to even bother with OpenOffice...the interface is neater, more mac-specific features, and NO X11.

+1. I agree.
 

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Another vote for NeoOffice.
 
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open office,

Neo office

btw - no worries this time but search next time as it has been asked many times before.

cheers
 
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There are several alternatives:

Per the above, NeoOffice is a good suite, and reasonably compatible with MS-Office, but like MS-Office, it is big and slow.

For MS-Word alternatives, consider Abiword, which is a very fast and capable MS-Word replacement. See www.abisource.com. Abiword is small, fast and can read/write .doc files.

You may also wish to consider a web based approach to Office suites. Two notables:
1/ The new Google Apps package for doc/spreadsheet

2/ Thinkfree Office (www.thinkfree.com) which is a free web based suite.
 
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A 2nd vote for ABiWord.
 

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