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Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby commerceclause » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:11 pm

Like many of you, I am a Mac addict. But I am wondering whether anyone actually advises using a program like Pages instead of Word in law school. The cool thing about it is it is pretty easy to use Pages for papers, outlining, etc., and then sync with iCloud. But, most people use Word and I'm pretty sure that's the standard. So has anyone used Pages and had a good experience? Would anyone advise against it?

Also, has anyone made good use of an iPad in law school? For instance, do you read opinions, type notes, etc. on an iPad?

Thanks!

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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby pertristis » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:08 pm

I've used Pages fairly extensively. I made all of my outlines in Pages, and in any classes where laptops were allowed, I took notes in Pages. For finals, I used pages, converted to .doc right before submitting, and had no problems.

Pages, though, does funky things to formatting, at times. For journal work, or when writing papers with extensive footnotes, I use Word exclusively.

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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby presidentk1 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:27 am

the corporate and legal worlds are windows users

do yourself a favor now and switch

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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby Bildungsroman » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:18 am

presidentk1 wrote:the corporate and legal worlds are windows users

do yourself a favor now and switch

Nobody is interested in the opinion of a 0L. My legal employer this summer uses Macs.

OP, I'd say the majority of my classmates this year used a Mac, and they all seemed to have good things to say about Pages.

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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby presidentk1 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:33 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
presidentk1 wrote:the corporate and legal worlds are windows users

do yourself a favor now and switch

Nobody is interested in the opinion of a 0L. My legal employer this summer uses Macs.

OP, I'd say the majority of my classmates this year used a Mac, and they all seemed to have good things to say about Pages.


and no one is interested in the opinion of a douche

this isnt a law school question its a general computing question

no respectable firm with an IT dept. that knows its shit uses macs
they cost twice as much for half the specs and cant fully connect with windows/linux servers

or what about when you get sent an excel spreadsheet that is formatted a certain way, the second you open it up in apple's office suite the whole formatting goes to hell

so Bildungsroman, instead of being a jackass how about listening to the input of others especially when even though someone might be a 0L, they could have a strong tech background and be much more fluent in said matters in comparison to a 3L that doesn't know the difference between a keyboard and a mouse

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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby Lovely Ludwig Van » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:45 pm

presidentk1 wrote:and no one is interested in the opinion of a douche

this isnt a law school question its a general computing question

no respectable firm with an IT dept. that knows its shit uses macs
they cost twice as much for half the specs and cant fully connect with windows/linux servers

or what about when you get sent an excel spreadsheet that is formatted a certain way, the second you open it up in apple's office suite the whole formatting goes to hell

so Bildungsroman, instead of being a jackass how about listening to the input of others especially when even though someone might be a 0L, they could have a strong tech background and be much more fluent in said matters in comparison to a 3L that doesn't know the difference between a keyboard and a mouse


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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:32 pm

presidentk1 wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
presidentk1 wrote:the corporate and legal worlds are windows users

do yourself a favor now and switch

Nobody is interested in the opinion of a 0L. My legal employer this summer uses Macs.

OP, I'd say the majority of my classmates this year used a Mac, and they all seemed to have good things to say about Pages.


and no one is interested in the opinion of a douche

this isnt a law school question its a general computing question

no respectable firm with an IT dept. that knows its shit uses macs
they cost twice as much for half the specs and cant fully connect with windows/linux servers

or what about when you get sent an excel spreadsheet that is formatted a certain way, the second you open it up in apple's office suite the whole formatting goes to hell

so Bildungsroman, instead of being a jackass how about listening to the input of others especially when even though someone might be a 0L, they could have a strong tech background and be much more fluent in said matters in comparison to a 3L that doesn't know the difference between a keyboard and a mouse

0L;dr

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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby presidentk1 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:07 am

you are so hung up on the 0L thing because you can't refute what i'm saying

..what's your excuse going to be on Monday when i'm no longer a 0L

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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby Lawquacious » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:10 am

pertristis wrote:I've used Pages fairly extensively. I made all of my outlines in Pages, and in any classes where laptops were allowed, I took notes in Pages. For finals, I used pages, converted to .doc right before submitting, and had no problems.

Pages, though, does funky things to formatting, at times. For journal work, or when writing papers with extensive footnotes, I use Word exclusively.



God, Pages sucks, but so do many of the Word versions.... But in terms of law school particularly, no, shouldn't be a problem at all. If you want to take your notes in some SciFi Startrek programming language it wouldn't make a bit of difference....

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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby Lawquacious » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:13 am

presidentk1 wrote:you are so hung up on the 0L thing because you can't refute what i'm saying

..what's your excuse going to be on Monday when i'm no longer a 0L



that you're a 1L and he's got a kick ass jerb out of a T6 school? But yeah, true, windows is professional mode... Although that will change in time.... Not saying Mac will take charge, but windows fucking sucks as does the Mac OS

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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby presidentk1 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:27 am

Lawquacious wrote:
presidentk1 wrote:you are so hung up on the 0L thing because you can't refute what i'm saying

..what's your excuse going to be on Monday when i'm no longer a 0L



that you're a 1L and he's got a kick ass jerb out of a T6 school? But yeah, true, windows is professional mode... Although that will change in time.... Not saying Mac will take charge, but windows fucking sucks as does the Mac OS


(even if true) where he went to law school and what job he has is totally irrelevant

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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby shredderrrrrr » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:30 am

You know who are douches? People who get worked up and angry over what computers other people use.

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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby presidentk1 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:32 am

shredderrrrrr wrote:You know who are douches? People who get worked up and angry over what computers other people use.


dont get things twisted, i got angry at your dick response

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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby Lawquacious » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:34 am

presidentk1 wrote:
shredderrrrrr wrote:You know who are douches? People who get worked up and angry over what computers other people use.


dont get things twisted, i got angry at your dick response


dude, i can relate lol... I'll fucking fight to the death like you... What is you background if you don't mind me asking... BS computer science?

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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby vpintz » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:34 am

presidentk1 wrote:
shredderrrrrr wrote:You know who are douches? People who get worked up and angry over what computers other people use.


dont get things twisted, i got angry at your dick response

it's time for you to stop posting.

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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby shredderrrrrr » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:34 am

presidentk1 wrote:
shredderrrrrr wrote:You know who are douches? People who get worked up and angry over what computers other people use.


dont get things twisted, i got angry at your dick response


MY response?

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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby presidentk1 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:35 am

Lawquacious wrote:
presidentk1 wrote:
shredderrrrrr wrote:You know who are douches? People who get worked up and angry over what computers other people use.


dont get things twisted, i got angry at your dick response


dude, i can relate lol... I'll fucking fight to the death like you... What is you background if you don't mind me asking... BS computer science?


MIS

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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby shredderrrrrr » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:38 am

vpintz wrote:
presidentk1 wrote:
shredderrrrrr wrote:You know who are douches? People who get worked up and angry over what computers other people use.


dont get things twisted, i got angry at your dick response

it's time for you to stop posting.


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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby Lawquacious » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:38 am

presidentk1 wrote:
Lawquacious wrote:
presidentk1 wrote:
shredderrrrrr wrote:You know who are douches? People who get worked up and angry over what computers other people use.


dont get things twisted, i got angry at your dick response


dude, i can relate lol... I'll fucking fight to the death like you... What is you background if you don't mind me asking... BS computer science?


MIS

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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby Lawquacious » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:39 am

Edited (for unnecessary jab at poster VPINTZ)...
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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby vpintz » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:39 am

shredderrrrrr wrote:
vpintz wrote:
presidentk1 wrote:
shredderrrrrr wrote:You know who are douches? People who get worked up and angry over what computers other people use.


dont get things twisted, i got angry at your dick response

it's time for you to stop posting.


Image

best gif.

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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby shredderrrrrr » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:45 am

I'm bored, so why not.

presidentk1 wrote:no respectable firm with an IT dept. that knows its shit uses macs
they cost twice as much for half the specs and cant fully connect with windows/linux servers


Current iMac:
1TB Hard drive
4 GB Memory (4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM)
27 inch screen (2560 x 1440 resolution)
2.7GHz Intel Core i5 Processor
Price: $1,599

Find me a computer that costs $800 with twice as fast of a processor, 8GB memory, 2TB Hard drive and at least a 27" screen and I'll admit that your comment wasn't complete bullshit.

Or to keep it in laptops:

MBP:
2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 Processor
8GB 1600MHz memory
750GB Hard drive
Price: $1,399
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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby presidentk1 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:47 am

try to import that gif into pages

...it wont work

how does all that irony feel raining down on you?

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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby Xifeng » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:49 am

...guys, he already has a Mac. Unsure why the PC/Mac debate is at all relevant.

The only times I've seen people use iPads in class is to bring up a PDF, never to type. I saw people using Pages, Word, and Circus Ponies. You'll figure out a system for whatever you decide on and it'll be fine, pick whichever you like best.

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Re: Question about using a Mac/Pages/iPad in law school

Postby shredderrrrrr » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:50 am

presidentk1 wrote:try to import that gif into pages

...it wont work

how does all that irony feel raining down on you?


I don't even know what the fuck pages is.




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