I just bought a MacBook Pro and want the MS Office Suite. Here are my three options:
1) Buy the iWorks (Mac version of MS Office)
2) Use Boot Camp and install Windows 7 (I have a copy of MS Office)
3) Buy MS Office for Mac
What would you recommend?What is the best way to use MS Office on a Mac?
Download a trial copy of iWorks before you decide anything so you can see if it's suitable for your needs. Also keep in mind if you need to share files regularly with pc users, you will need to export in a format suitable for their use. If you rely heavily on Excel you may not find Numbers sufficient for your needs. If this is not an issue, iWorks is the cheaper option.
If you have copies of Windows and Office, this would be the free way to get Office working on your mac, however do keep in mind that you would need to restart your mac each time you want to change between Office and your other mac programs. The only way to avoid the restarting would be to buy Parallels or VM Fusion or similar which allows you to run your Windows partition and programs at the same time as your mac ones.
If you're going to spend money one way or another and file sharing is important to you, I'd go with Office for Mac.What is the best way to use MS Office on a Mac?
iWorksWhat is the best way to use MS Office on a Mac?
see if u can get a discount call ms tell them u have it for pc they might give it to u cheap