On 9 Jul 2003 13:50:42 GMT, Michael Steiper <steiperfas.harvard.edu> has writ:You can install antiword, which will convert Word docs to plain text and to> Hi,
> Just got an OS X machine and am interested in Word alternatives which are
> still compatible with my current word docs. Any ideas for specific
> programs which can read word docs and whose docs word can read?
postscript (which you can then convert to pdf); this is a fast and
convenient solution for seeing a fair approximation to the original, and is
especially well suited for looking at Word email attachments (since so many
people don't know any better than to email these): just specify antiword
in your mailcap file (if you're using a mature unix mail reader such as Mutt).
For both reading and creating Word files without using Microsoft programs, I
understand that OpenOffice works on OS X now, but I don't have any experience with