which Word w/OS Lion/MacAir?

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My wife just bought a Mac Air.

As the so-called Mac 'expert' in the house, I am tasked with setting it up.

My wife's non-profit has tons of Word X/Mac files on her MacBook that she needs access to on her MacAir. PROBLEM: Lion does not run Power PC programs like Word X for Mac.

According to amazon.com customer comments on the new version of Word/Mac, it loses files forever and generally is not reliable.

I've looked at other wp programs like open office and pages, but they do not act like Word.

My wife has used some version of Word for many years now. Is there a version of Word that…
a)runs on a MacAir under Lion, and…
b) where can I get a copy?

Thanks,

Joe
 

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According to amazon.com customer comments on the new version of Word/Mac, it loses files forever and generally is not reliable.

That's absolute nonsense. I have Office 2008 and Office 2011 for the Mac and neither version has ever lost a file. Both versions are reliable.

Download the Home and Student trial version of MS Office 2011 for the Mac and install it on your wife's new MBA and let her decide if it's reliable.

As for alternative WP programs, there are several good ones: Pages from the Mac App store and LibreOffice. Stay away from OpenOffice because its development is at a standstill.
 
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+1 on Office 2008 and 2011. They are both great and I've never lost a file using either of them before.

iWork is also nice but it's pretty out-dated now ('09) so I'm going to wait on the new version. Office, however, is just perfect.
 

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