You Work or iWork

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  1. junedale.amador

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    I'm lovi'n iWork 08!!!
    When i first laid my hands on my first intel macbook i was amazed by the way it was engineered.
    The very first thing that i do with it was to download the bootcamp beta and buy a bloody Windows XP for 8k!(this is because Macs no longer include a productivity suite like AppleWorks and iWork 06 is still not that hit and complete so I have no choice but to buy Microsoft Office 2004 for the windows partition and eventually upgrade it to Office 2007 for 15k; bad move.)
    Then on a beautiful sunny day an email from apple told me that they have updated the iWork 06 to 08. I have to wait to have one though cause im here in Iloilo and no store in here sells Apps for mac (so I bought Office 07).
    My brother gave me iWork 08 just this week when he went to manila and on the day I installed it on my mac, I was glued on my chair making beautiful documents from the Pages' templates. My classmates at school were all awed by my stunning Keynote presentation plus the Apple remote stole their attention from my teacher.(only thing is that I have to buy a MIni-DVI to video just to attach my MB to the projector and it cost me 2500 damn.)
    Overall verdict to iWork 08? its perfect!!!
     
  2. just bry

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    you're still a student? you sure have a lot of money =)
     
  3. Macmon

    Macmon Well-Known Member

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    Good for you. At least you are making good use of iwork.
    just be careful with your things and it will help you in the long run. :)
    Good Luck
     
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    junedale.amador, iWork '08 is really awesome. i love using it. my favorite is Keynote.
     
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    junedale.amador ... great.. thanks for sharing....
     
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    I agree, iwork 08 is great. Been using Pages instead of Word, Keynote instead of Powerpoint, and Numbers instead of Excel. But Numbers is just so slow. Cant wait for a faster snappier version of Numbers.
     
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    I also use iWork08 now even though i have the MS Office for Mac also, and it really works for me! :D I feel like a pro already after using numbers in less than an hour for the very first time just very recently. Also thanks to video tutorials at www.apple.com/findouthow/iwork :) Really very happy with my switch. :p
     
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    i've just installed iWork 08 this morning. i got it as a graduation present from my mom. still have to get used to it but im sure it'll be easy.

    i hope this can make my job like class presentations, reports, and grade computations easier. yeah, im a newly employed college instructor and high school computer teacher. haha.
     
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    I’m glad to hear that you’re enjoying iWork 08. I have MS Office for Mac, but decided to install iWork 08 when I got my MacBook. Three and a half months later, I haven’t found a compelling reason to re-install Office for Mac.

    Like most of the other posters here, Keynote is my favorite among the 3 apps. Numbers is a close second, because the page layout approach makes preparing reports so much easier — no more guessing how much to resize or scale large tables.

    Here's a site with lots of great tips for preparing presentations: Presentation Zen In the end, it’s really the user and not the program. I've seen a lot of great PowerPoint presentations and a lot of lousy Keynote ones as well ;-)
     
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    I have both Office '08 and iWork '08 installed, but i tend to use iWork more often, its just sooo much easier. :D
     
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    Wow, an instructor using a Keynote,,, never seen some one doing it here in our country. Even seminarians (read as: speakers), I only seen one in my life...


    So, what's everyone's head to head judgement?
    Here's mine:

    Excel over Numbers
    Keynote over Powerpoint
    Pages & Word - I don't know yet...

    *btw, I'm an accountant, that's I still prefer Excel over Numbers. The former is the more nearly complete application for my profession.
     
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    same thing happened with me when i was in college (about a year ago). i used i work in my presentations, but instead of buying the 2.5k mini-dvi to video, i just exported the files to pdf format and worked my way through their. my teachers, and my classmates were inspired by the simplistic, yet overly stunning presentations. :) iWorks is just great. and now they introduced numbers. i hope they support something like macros just like excel. or do they already?
     
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    same thing here, iWork '08 is just perfect. I once did a presentation, my classmates and my teachers were amazed by the style and transition of slides in Keynote.

    They even asked me: "What version of PowerPoint do you use?" and "Did Microsoft released a new version of Office?"
    I just told them that it was done using iWork and it's from Apple. :D

    Yes, I hope they'll release an update for Numbers which will make it faster.. or they already did?
     
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  14. junedale.amador

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    Really ginawa mong pdf ang presentations? teka, edi pag import sa powerpoint hindi mo na magagamit ang transitions ng keynote, might as well use powerpoint from the beginning? well hindi ko pa natry na gawing pdf ang keynote presentations. its better siguro pag ginawa mong movie file ang presentations tsaka import to itunes then use the iPod to present it using PC if you dont have an adapter for your MB. I use Ipod kung masyadong maraming books akong pasan so with the ipod its more convenient. well hope this can make your iwork experience so much fun. good luck.
     
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    it's goodbye ms office for me! excel though is still a standard once your into it pretty deep ; )
     
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    same here,, it's hard to leave Excel once you're into it. It's still better than Numbers. But I'm still making ways how to leave MS Office for good.. Hopefully by end of this year.
     
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    I've been using iWork for almost a year now and about a month ago deleted MS Office from my system. I haven't been missing it.

    I used Excel a lot in a previous job and find that it's great for the technical stuff. But there's something about the simplicity of Numbers that forces me to think things through first rather than just encoding numbers and then doing computations. Numbers are great for management reports and presenting cases-- that seems to be it's starting point.
     
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    It's hard to leave Excel just like that especially when your accustomed to its features. It's one heck of an app. I believe Numbers can provide the same functionality too but in a different paradigm ("think different"). Since my work still requires me to use WinXP notebooks, Excel does most of the job.

    For Keynote, the best feature that I've used is the dual-monitor display. You can view the next slide in my macbook's display while the current slide is shown in the project. I don't have to print a slide guide when I do presentations - Go Green :)
     
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    I didn't know if PPT for Mac does that :D I surely know PPT for Windows doesn't do that! hehe.
     

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