What is the different between iWork and microsoft office?
I'm a university student..wanna buy a MacBook pro..I need a laptop that can let me go for Internet and sometimes play games like DOTA and HONS..I also need a program that I can do my assignment and presentation..so I want to know what is the different between iWork and Microsoft office..what are they function..which program does you all prefer..
- Asked by Ahtem C from Sandakan
2 Answers from the Community
iWork is definitely cheaper, only 20 bucks each (you can choose which to buy separately on the Mac App Store) for Pages (Word) Keynote (Powerpoint) and Numbers (Excel). They can also save in the microsoft office formats, but you shouldn't rely on that too much, since there can be a few changes when you open them up on the pcs. Pages also has different types of, well, pages. Envelopes, resumes, brochures, etc. Overall, iWork is a lot more simpler.
However, if you are a die hard Microsoft fan, and you couldn't figure out a single button without Word, etc., or you would do a LOT of interchanging between mac and PC, go with Office. I do mostly printing, in which case any "changes" don't bother me.
The mac app store has a pdf to iWork converter, called PDF2Office SE for iWork, if you want.
- Answered by Nikko S from Florence
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