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I am still using Microsoft Office 2004, which works fine in Leopard on my MacBook Pro as it did in earlier OSs on my iBook. Others at work (who've received new computers) now have Office 2008, but I haven't (yet) seen a good reason to upgrade. I've also tried NeoOffice (unusable, because of kerning problem) and AppleWorks, but I find the interface horribly limiting, for someone who has used Word since 1992. I'm not married to MS Word, though, as I'm open to Open Office. If I had to purchase Office again, I'd probably consider Open Office, which seems pretty good on the Windows platform and is probably a good alternative for people faced with the interface confusion that is Office 2007! Fortunately, from what I've seen, Office 2008 is not the baffling change on a Mac as 2007 is on Windows. However, 2007 is not all bad. It probably has some way of implementing most tasks people have been doing for years but can't figure out how to get to with the new menu, but if you can learn it, it's probably better. Comparing the Windows version is relevant for people considering this, who may only have gotten an impression on their Windows machines.