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Message 1332735 - Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 10:04:41 UTC

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Message 1332789 - Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 14:37:11 UTC

Yes, I'm trialling the subscription based Office 365.

First month free then a monthly fee.

If I'm not happy then I can cancel and revert to my already installed Office 2010 Pro which is running side by side.



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Message 1332801 - Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 15:09:52 UTC - in response to Message 1332789.

In that case, be aware of this.....

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Message 1332804 - Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 15:14:46 UTC

I'm sticking with Office 2000 or sometimes Open Office.
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Message 1332858 - Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 17:31:02 UTC - in response to Message 1332804.

I'm sticking with Office 2000 or sometimes Open Office.

Also take a look at LibreOffice.


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Message 1332875 - Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 18:06:18 UTC

What is this? Another poorly designed web page? Oh no, it's new M$ Office!
Having Word now designed for tablets is funny.
Yeah, I'll stick with Office 2003 (!) and OpenOffice alright.
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Message 1332882 - Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 18:29:06 UTC - in response to Message 1332875.

is it much more than free? One wonders what idiot hasn't downloaded OpenOffice or libreOffice
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Message 1332883 - Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 18:36:08 UTC - in response to Message 1332882.

Me for one, considering it only cost me £15.80 ($24.96) for a legitimate copy from Microsoft.
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Message 1332971 - Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 22:20:52 UTC - in response to Message 1332883.

thats a bit more than the OpenOffice isn't
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Message 1332975 - Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 22:42:03 UTC - in response to Message 1332801.

In that case, be aware of this.....

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Message 1333004 - Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 0:40:49 UTC

I second Office 2000. However, I did end up finally (read: reluctantly) give in and go with 2007 because I kept getting docx or xlsx files sent to me. I don't like the ribbons. I like toolbars that have all of the options laid out for you. And if there's not a toolbar.. a real actual menu.
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Message 1333015 - Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 0:53:54 UTC - in response to Message 1333004.

Office 2000 will do me too and those people who send me the wrong file type soon get told to change it.

And as for the "Cloud", anyone stupid enough to use it will just have to live with the consequences, I couldn't/wouldn't trust it full stop.

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Message 1333021 - Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 1:19:41 UTC - in response to Message 1333015.

Office 2000 will do me...

But that is over 14 years ago! Time and documents and computers have moved on since then. Especially so for "odf" becoming established as the standard document format.

And for odf, LibreOffice is a long way ahead of Microsoft Office.


But why are we discussing this here in "Number Crunching" when similar such threads have been pushed over to and relegated to "Politics"?

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Message 1333031 - Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 2:01:10 UTC - in response to Message 1332804.

I'm sticking with Office 2000 or sometimes Open Office.

Wish OpenOffice and Equation Editor were more friendly.
Current version of Equation Editor is closer to LaTeX than before, in looks.

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Message 1333032 - Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 2:03:31 UTC - in response to Message 1333021.

Office 2000 will do me...

But that is over 14 years ago! Time and documents and computers have moved on since then. Especially so for "odf" becoming established as the standard document format.

And for odf, LibreOffice is a long way ahead of Microsoft Office.


But why are we discussing this here in "Number Crunching" when similar such threads have been pushed over to and relegated to "Politics"?

Happy crunchin',
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How is the topic political (beyond, I like MS or I don't).
This is more a Cafe topic. Not fun, but techy.

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Message 1333035 - Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 2:08:18 UTC - in response to Message 1332971.

thats a bit more than the OpenOffice isn't

I'm not a big MS fan, but I do believe that the coders and the rest of the infrastructure needs to be paid or little will be done.
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Message 1333078 - Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 6:48:43 UTC

Libre office is great. I haven't used MS in years now. Started with open office in windows, but hated the Java platform it used. I use libre office now on Linux and I'm very happy.

Even got hundreds of extra free fonts to go with it. I have several semi-complicated Spreadsheets I've built using Calc. I cannot think of a reason to use MS at this point. YMMV
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Message 1333081 - Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 6:53:12 UTC

Most people will stay with what they know, and the ever changing face of MS Office cannot be doing it any good, but the free offerings tend to have a more visually stable user interface.
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Message 1333228 - Posted: 31 Jan 2013, 17:54:45 UTC - in response to Message 1333081.

considering that OO does exactly the same thing as MSO with a slightly different feel and look, it make OO an easy changeover. You even get the option to save as OO file or MSO. Seems the OO allows people to have more options in the end
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