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Adding Microsoft Word And Powerpoint

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#1 bsarvello


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Posted 28 May 2006 - 08:42 AM

We purchased a Dell with XP Home installed. What is the easiest and cheapest way of adding Word and Powerpoint?

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#2 jgweed


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Posted 28 May 2006 - 09:14 AM

If you have not already purchased the MS products, try OpenOffice.org, which has a comparable word processor, spreadsheet, database, and presentation application. These are all almost completely compatible with their MS conterparts (you can retrieve MS files, and save OO.o files as MS types). The best thing about the suite is that it is completely FREE!
For more information, sample pages, and documentation:

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#3 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 09:24 AM

OpenOffice is excellent.

If you really want Word and PowerPoint then you must purchase them. If you are a student then you can get a student/teacher version for less than the full retail versions.

Also if you want these programs along with Excel and Outlook you need to purchase Office, and again, there are several versions of this available.

For software purchases I have had good luck with AtomicPark, but I don't think they have student/teacher versions. Your local OfficeMax or Office Depot will, though.

Edited by Albert Frankenstein, 28 May 2006 - 09:25 AM.


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Posted 28 May 2006 - 10:03 PM

Student/teacher versions have less functional ability than business aps though.

You have to research what you want and then search for the best deal.

Office 2000 can be bought fairly cheaply if you don't need the most current version and Open Office is sufficient for most users and free.

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