Is Keynote/Pages worth it?
Question: I just got a MacBook Pro, and I was planning on purchasing Word and Powerpoint for Mac for future schoolwork. However, the person at the Apple store told me about Pages and Keynote. She said they were the same, if not better. Is it worth buying Pages and Keynote for less money than Word and Powerpoint? Also, one last thing. What would say a Keynote presentation look like when converted into a Powerpoint? (Because say I have to give a presentation but my professor only has Word?) Is the whole converting thing too much trouble? Should I just buy Word and Powerpoint? Thanks for your input! Have a wonderful holiday!
Best Answers: Is Keynote/Pages worth it?
Keynote and Pages are good, but.... Although they can open standard Word and PowerPoint files, they can't SAVE in current Word and PowerPoint format. The feature set in Keynote and Pages isn't as robust as current Word and PowerPoint, so the best the Apple products can do is export in 1997 file formats. Since you are a student, you qualify for incredibly low student pricing for Microsoft Office. College and University students can get Microsoft Office for free from most colleges and universities, or at an extreme discount at the Microsoft student store: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msst... All other students can get Office at less than half price from this Microsoft web site (along with lots of free goodies for students): http://www.microsoft.com/student/
I love Melody WAAAAY better. I have a good idea to make it easier. If it was written on the computer, you are in luck!! It is simple......................... Press ctrl, which is on the bottom left of the keyboard and press F at the same time. Then type "Nalia" copy Melody (you know, copy and paste?) then the computer will find every single "Nalia" in the story and change it to Melody. It might seem hard but it is easy after a few tries I had experience. I am still young and I change my mind easily, lol! BY THE WAY: I LIKE WRITING TOO! DO YOU WANT TO BE FRIENDS? But if you DO have microsoft word, you can use this button called "Find and replace" I really hope I helped you! PS again (lol) you can use F3 instead of using Ctrl and F.
hmmm an Apple employee at an Apple store told you the Apple software was just as good as the industry standard microsoft office applications that *everyone in the world* uses? it's good that you were critical of their advice. keynote isnt that bad, but pages is pathetic compared to Word. If you expect to send anything more complicated than very simple text documents to anyone else in the world (all of which use Word) then you better get Word. heck, the free openoffice is better than pages. I have heard lots of horror stories about getting something from keynote into something anybody who uses normal powerpoint can view as well.
Single space 12 pt: two typed to one printed. Double space 12 pt: one typed to one printed. In general. Just so you know, publishers and editors think in word count, not page numbers. When they get a manuscript, they take the word count, and, by knowing the number of words per page for the different layouts they have available (hardcover, large soft cover, supermarket paperback) they figure how many pages the final book will be. Doing this will average out pages with lots of dialog and therefore lots of white space. The shortest novels you'll see on the shelf are about 40,000 words, or just over 150 pages. This is for the Young Adult market. Adult books are usually 60,000 to 100,000, but of course some are very much longer (but usually not over 200,000 words - about the size of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows). More info than you need at this point, but the more you know about how publishing works the better off you'll be. Have fun writing!
You can save your work from Pages as a Word .doc file (by clicking a button) that will open in Word. You can save your Keynote work as a Powerpoint file so it can be viewed with Powerpoint. Personally I prefer Keynote to Powerpoint (by a lot) and Pages is fine for my modest word processing needs. If you are doing a lot of word processing with fancy layouts etc. it may be worth getting Word but for most school level work Pages will meet your needs.
Hi Makenna, PowerPoint and Keynote are both Macintosh applications. Microsoft has ported PowerPoint from the Mac to the PC so the Mac application can run in Windows. Keynote and PowerPoint are both "presentation" applications. Both can animate text and other objects such as pictures, movies, graphs, and spreadsheets placed into "slide shows." Keynote is simpler to use but has a smaller feature set. PowerPoint is robust and supports add-ins because it is completely programmable. Keynote has limited programming capabilities. Both programs can read and write the PowerPoint file format, but Keynote won't support every PowerPoint command exactly, so presentations made in PowerPoint may look somewhat changed in Keynote and vice-versa. You'd have to try each presentation to see what happens when they are exchanged. -Jim
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