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proofer 11-29-2010 06:25 AM

Microsoft Word (word processing) software
 
I recently bought a new HP computer that has a trial version of Microsoft Word on it. It's going to be ending soon. I checked at local big-box stores and see that it's around $150 to buy the software (I don't know if it stays on forever, or if it only lasts a certain amount of time)---at that price, I didn't buy it. My operating system is Windows 7. Any ideas of a cheap way to get this software?

jlhaslip 11-29-2010 10:03 AM

http://www.openoffice.org/

proofer 11-29-2010 12:09 PM

I think I tried that openoffice with my old computer when that Microsoft Word subscription ended. I think the problem that I had with that was uploading documents in that openoffice; I think it wasn't in the correct format. Have you had any problems uploading documents from openoffice? Thinking back, I think it had a format issue, and also it had spacing and tab issues.

proofer 11-29-2010 12:11 PM

I purchased Microsoft Office 97 Small Business Edition software this morning (it has various things on it, but I just want the Microsoft Word). Will that be compatible with my brand new computer (Windows 7 operating system)?

SubSailor 11-29-2010 08:29 PM

if Microsoft Works came free with the computer i'd just use that.

FordRacer2007 11-30-2010 01:34 AM

I think you should give OpenOffice another try, they claim to be able to handle all of Microsoft Office's formats now. Any other little problems that you have can probably be solved by asking around the OpenOffice community.

proofer 11-30-2010 05:27 AM

Thanks for your advice. This used Microsoft Office 97 that I bought yesterday might be filled with viruses anyway, or it might give my new computer fits with compatability problems. Yes, I'll definitely give OpenOffice another try.

gregzoll 12-04-2010 06:32 AM

If you know anyone in College, or a teacher with a .edu email, they can get Office 2k10 for around $70 through the microsoft great steals website.

gregzoll 01-05-2011 05:50 PM

Actually Open Office has its limitations. Especially in Linux when you need certain features that only MS Office offers. There is a reason that MS Office is the most chosen Office Suite over any other out there.

DangerMouse 01-05-2011 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by proofer (Post 542802)
This used Microsoft Office 97 that I bought yesterday might be filled with viruses anyway.

If you purchased used cds, no way there are viruses.

DM

Mr Chips 01-05-2011 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gregzoll (Post 545141)
If you know anyone in College, or a teacher with a .edu email, they can get Office 2k10 for around $70 through the microsoft great steals website.

are you a Goverment employee, or in the military? if so look up the Microsoft Home Use Program to see if you are eligible for a copy of Office 2010 for $10 ( yes, I said TEN BUCKS). Wish i was! I need it too

Jackofall1 01-05-2011 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Chips (Post 563622)
are you a Goverment employee, or in the military? if so look up the Microsoft Home Use Program to see if you are eligible for a copy of Office 2010 for $10 ( yes, I said TEN BUCKS). Wish i was! I need it too

Actually most businesses, which carry site licenses have this available to them.

gregzoll 01-05-2011 07:10 PM

I know that Mr. Chips. Students also get a discount on Microsoft Software products.

Scuba_Dave 01-05-2011 07:14 PM

Yeah, I used to pick up the full MS Office for $10-20 a year thru the company I worked for - not Govt related
It was an agreement that was part of the site license

Handy Vinny 01-05-2011 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by proofer (Post 542116)
I recently bought a new HP computer that has a trial version of Microsoft Word on it. It's going to be ending soon. I checked at local big-box stores and see that it's around $150 to buy the software (I don't know if it stays on forever, or if it only lasts a certain amount of time)---at that price, I didn't buy it. My operating system is Windows 7. Any ideas of a cheap way to get this software?

Yes, try Google Documents (Google "Docs"). It's free, compatible, and just like MS Word.

Thank you.


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