iMac OS 8.5 - free Office suite?

  Ptolemy 23:37 04 May 2007

I've been given a IMac with OS 8.5 for a charity I volunteer at.

I was hoping that I'd be able to find some free word processors etc but I'm hopelessly lost on anything to do with Macs and I have no idea on system specifications.

Open Office offers two downloads that list OS 8.X

click here

How do i know which one to use - or can I try trial-and-error? Why can't everyone just use PCs?

  mocha 09:34 05 May 2007

Those downloads on your link are for the Solaris Operating system the only MAC mentioned is OS X, as far as I know OS 8.5 is not supported. Have you checked on your computer to see if there are any basic Office tools built into your OS.

  Hillwood 09:47 05 May 2007

Try Neo Office for the Mac.

click here


  Ptolemy 10:08 05 May 2007

mocha - the two Solaris options mention OS8

Hillwood- Neo Office requires OS X 10.3 or higher

I've downloaded the two OpenOffice options; will try both and post the result.

  Ptolemy 10:09 05 May 2007

mocha - OK, I see what you mean - my misunderstanding.

  mocha 14:47 05 May 2007

Try here for free software. Abiword Mac is a free word processor. You will need to sift through the list.

FreeWare is free for you to use.

ShareWare is usually free for a limited period and then you will be asked for payment,

click here

  Ptolemy 18:58 05 May 2007

Thanks mocha - Abiword click here looks like it should do the job.

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