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Is it worth buying a new set of software?

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#1 Balliol


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Posted 27 December 2010 - 04:57 AM

My computer is five years old and I am thinking of buying a new one. Is it worth getting a new set of software such as Works and if so which is the most cost effective option?

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 01:49 PM

Try Open Office
Its free and will read and write Word & Excel files.
Works uses a fairly proprietary file format. For that reason, if you email a works file to someone as an attachment and they do not have Works (most people dont) they will not be able to open it.
Word is a more compatible file format
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Posted 27 December 2010 - 01:52 PM

I second the vote for OpenOffice, it will do everything Works can do and more. It can read/write MS format files (the default is it's own format but that can be over ridden). An alternative to OpenOffice is LibreOffice. Both are completely free.

Edited by strolln, 27 December 2010 - 01:54 PM.

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