This article got me thinking again about my workflow. I don’t use Microsoft Word at all. I’m not sure I’ve ever even purchased a copy of it. I only use Pages (AppStore) for client proposals and contract since I want them to look really nice and they are presented via PDF.
For most people now, though, publishing means putting things on the Web
The bulk of my writing is for the web and solo. I don’t need change tracking (which a few publishers I’ve talked to about book writing cite as a requirement), I just need to put text on screen. Both Word and Pages are total overkill for that and Word is terrible for basic page layout, which is where Pages shines.
I don’t see a time when I’ll need to own Word, unless of course someone does convince me to write a book for them.