Mellel - worth it?

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Two questions, really.

Firstly, has anyone here used Mellel who can attest to its quality?

Secondly, as a college student, will a spiffed-up word processor be useful to me, or will TextEdit suffice? (I'd hate to pay $35 just for word count.)

I already have Stone Create, but it's a pain to have to do that weird copy-paste-link process for every new page.

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Is there something wrong with MS word and Pages?
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OneSadCookie Wrote:Is there something wrong with MS word and Pages?

Umm...I own neither? Pages is $80, Word 07 is $50, Mellel is $50 and more Mac-ish than Word? (All are less with edu. discount, but I didn't look up by how much.)

I guess I'll get Office for free at school, but I don't really look forward to using it. I've always hated how it spaces paragraphs by default, and it's ugly with loads of unnecessary crap.

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Didnt try it but this might be good : http://www.bean-osx.com/Bean.html

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Najdorf Wrote:Didnt try it but this might be good : http://www.bean-osx.com/Bean.html
Ooh, I like that. It really is a glorified TextEdit, which is nice, but it doesn't have headers and footers.

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Actually, I used TextEdit for a lot of my school papers (essays mostly). It's simple and efficient if you really only need basic word processing features. I only used Word when needed for fancier formatting. Your milage may vary.

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Skorche Wrote:Actually, I used TextEdit for a lot of my school papers (essays mostly). It's simple and efficient if you really only need basic word processing features. I only used Word when needed for fancier formatting. Your milage may vary.
Yeah, I wrote everything in it for all of high school, but one of my later papers, which was 40 pages and needed page number headers, got annoying to keep up. All I really want is TextEdit with word count and headers/footers.

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You can do word count with the command line, and as for college papers Tex is pretty much the standard.
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NeoOffice? OpenOffice? (Although I can't recommend OpenOffice unreservedly, as I've had it crash hard enough to completely corrupt X11...)

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sealfin Wrote:NeoOffice? OpenOffice? (Although I can't recommend OpenOffice unreservedly, as I've had it crash hard enough to completely corrupt X11...)

Give this a couple of [large units of time] to mature and then... you'll still be stuck with a MS Office '03 carbon copy. Wink
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I picked up Office for Mac at school for no more than 10USD.

Pages is 50USD with the standard academic discount, which I feel is totally worth it if you can swing it.
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