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MICROSOFT WORD UPGRADE


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#1 rlight

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:56 PM

I recently purchased a computer that comes with a 60 day trial of MS Office. I do not need Office, what I need is Word. Is there a legal way of upgrading only Word? I was told that if I have Works that it can be upgraded to Word, is this correct?

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 11:19 PM

Can't have Word without the rest of the Office Suite. Microsoft sells it all together because it wants people to only use their office productivity programs. You can always try OpenOffice if you don't want to throw down money for the entire Office Suite.
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Posted 19 August 2010 - 10:08 PM

Thanks for the information. I just finished downloading OpenOffice and I have another question. On my new computer which came with a trial version of Office, when I try to open an old MS Word document I am prompted to sign up for the trial version. My question is, can I open an old MS Word document in OpenOffice? If this is possible, how would I go about doing this?

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 12:19 PM

Just to correct some erroneous info:

http://www.microsoftstore.com/s/word?WT.mc...amp;tid=2241775

As for how Open Office works...what it can and cannot do...trying it will provide more useful info than anything anyone can say.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/165532

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 01:11 PM

Thanks for the information. I just finished downloading OpenOffice and I have another question. On my new computer which came with a trial version of Office, when I try to open an old MS Word document I am prompted to sign up for the trial version. My question is, can I open an old MS Word document in OpenOffice? If this is possible, how would I go about doing this?

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