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Chapter 9. Word Processing > Word Processors

Word Processors

So you're ready to write. Now what do you do? Unless you're perfectly happy with Stickies, you'll have to get a word processor. Although there's not a ton available, you do have some choices to make.

Microsoft Word for Mac

Microsoft Word for Mac, by Microsoft Corp.(www.microsoft.com), is the 800-pound gorilla of the word-processing world. The latest version, Microsoft Word for Mac 2001, is available by itself ($399, upgrade $149) or as part of the Office 2001 for Mac suite, which also includes Microsoft Excel, Entourage, and PowerPoint. In many cases, when people talk about word processing, they are talking about Word. Naturally, this has its good points and its bad points.


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