I'm sure that this has been discussed before, but I'm buying my first Mac and I need to decide. I'll be using the Mac for my graduate degree and really only need a word processor that is compatible with the Microsoft ran computers that my colleges use. I know that you can save files as "rich text" in iWork and open them on Microsoft software, but is this process a hassle? Do I loose fonts, etc. in the process? I've heard that Excel isn't very good in the Office Suite for OS X. I rarely use Excel except for minor equations so there really isn't a need there. What would I get in iWork that Office can't give me? Any advice is appreciated.