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  1. mnlelmo

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    Can files created under iwork be viewed by ms word/excel? I am a PC and MS user and is thinking of switching to Mac. Need input. Thanks
     
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    Yes but you have to export it from iWork to Word or Excel.
     
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    Is is easy to export them? I am totally clueless. I was thinking of purchasing MS office for Mac but the reviews aren't good. So was thinking of purchasing iwork instead. Thanks
     
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    Yup, just click on Export and it will do the job. One word of caution though, iWork is not that sophisticated yet so the formatting may change when you export your file to Word or Excel.
     
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    very easy to export
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    then you'll end up with a file like this
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    voila, now you have a .doc file you can open with mS OFFICE, both for mac / PC. i personally suggest u opt for mac:eek:ffice 2008 though, if you're playing with heavy documents. some exports aren't exactly one to one copy, but then again, i'm talking about super complex word documents.

    for general text and simple formatting, you should be ok with iWork and converting them to ms office files and not fear that they're going to not be exactly the same.
     
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    Easy? Very... Just go to File > Export > (Choose) Doc

    Accurate? Not so much...

    Formatting most of the time goes haywire. If you absolutely need compatibility you need MS Office. If you can still get MS Office 2004, get that instead of the 2008 release. There's also NeoOffice which is free but is butt ugly, looks exactly like a Windows program. But for your compatibility needs it'll do.

    My suggestion - buy iWork and download NeoOffice. You just HAVE to try out Keynote. I keep replaying the iWork Tour over and over. I've shown that Keynote to each new Mac convert of mine and they are just bowled over.

    Go to a Mac Store... head over to one of their Mac displays and open any of Pages, Numbers or Keynote. Go to Help > iWork Tour and browse the entire keynote. That's the easiest way to help you decide.
     
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    oh, now i see. i've been using open office until now, but i'll try iwork now.
     

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