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Ten things everyone should know how to do with a word processor

Whatever word-processing app you use (Microsoft Word, Apple's Pages, or Google Docs), here's what you should know how to do in it

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Tools of the trade: Why I prefer Nisus Writer

Joe Kissell processes words for a living. But the tool he prefers for that work isn't made by Microsoft or Apple. Here's why he chooses to use Nisus Writer instead.

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The Week in Mac Apps: Konnichiwa!

In this week's Mac app roundup, you'll find software with an international flair, a calculator like no other, and a view of the beautiful planet we live on.

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Word for iPad review: The new standard for Microsoft's word processor

Microsoft made the right decisions (mostly) when creating Word for iPad. The result is a word processing app that's a pleasure to use.

Apple expands collaboration, adds folders and printing to iWork for iCloud

The beauty of Web apps is that a company can add features that don't require you to download anything new. And lucky you, Apple just added some new capabilities to its iWork for iCloud beta apps.

How to restore your old iWork documents

You've edited your old Pages, Numbers, or Keynote files in the latest versions of the application and now they can't be opened in the old version. Or can they? If you're willing to undo the recent changes you've made, they can.

Pages 5.0 for Mac review: Apple writes a new chapter for its word processing app

Apple closes the chapter on the old Pages. The new version is a major rewrite of the app that goes in a completely new direction.

Dealing with Pages' file-conversion and email-attachment problems

If you open an old Pages document in the new version of Pages, you can't open it again in the old one. And you can't send the file as an email attachment. Here are some suggested work-arounds.