The biggest complaint teachers had about their new Mac laptops was that Microsoft Office was not available. Some teachers
installed a personal version of Microsoft Office and many others are using Open Office which is available on Macs and PCs at H-B.
I have Microsoft Office installed on my iMac, but I wish I didn't. I deleted it from my laptop and go to great pains not to use it on my iMac. Why? It freezes my computer. I prefer to use iWorks which includes Pages for word processing, Numbers for spreadsheets and Keynote for presentations. I've used Keynote before. It is like PowerPoint on steroids, but I just started using Pages this September. Now it is my favorite word processor. Pages and Numbers are also available on H-B iPads.
Give Pages a try. Here are a few tips to get you started: