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What Happens When Free Office on 8.1 Laptop Expires


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#1 Jove

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 01:26 PM

Please tell me what happens when the Free MS office expires on my new Dell 3550 Laptop,

 

I needed it for communications with a medical web site, and it will expire soon, I think it was for 30 days 

 

it converted my word pads to Office etc. I need to know if the uses for these files I use now will revert

 

back and that I am not in danger of loosing my data.

 

Much Thanks,

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 01:40 PM

I suggest you back up whatever files you want to save to another location. Maybe even to another medium other than the hdd

that the Office program is on. That will allow you access if for some reason you can't access the data through Office. You could

even send the files to yourself in emails.

 

I would think that a free office program such as Home | LibreOffice - Free Office Suite - Fun Project - Fantastic People

would serve your purposes if you have no intent to purchase MS Office.


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#3 Jove

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 06:09 PM

I will do just that, . . .

Thank you very much for your time and efforts.


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 06:59 PM

Well, First thing is when I file documents seems like when they are not in Compatibility mode,

 

and save these to flash drive and open in another computer, it opens in a hyper language.

 

So If I am correct and can open various Office Docs in Compatibility Mode, . .

 

How do I change these documents to compatibility mode ?


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 07:22 PM

I think I have that solved>> save as click file type choose Rich Text

 

lets try that


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 07:27 PM

Since you are talking about a 30 day period then presumably you have the trial version of MS Office 2013, or possibly Office 365. As far as I  know, the default file type for Word files generated by these versions is .docx and for Excel files it is .xlsx , and these are the file types they are saved as. I don't know where the 'compatibility you refer to comes in.

 

Files in these formats can be copied / moved / deleted just like any other file and I have never known a problem doing this.

 

And if you make the decision to go over to either Open or Libre Office both of these suites can read MS Office file types and even save files as MS Office file types for compatibility with the MS suite. You sometimes run into problems with more subtle aspects of formatting but this is becoming rarer.

 

Your post #5 came in as I was typing this. Yes RTF will solve many of your problems but you will find that it is much less flexible with regard to formatting. On the other hand, you can open RTF files in almost anything. But as I said, you don't need to do that if you go over to Open or Libre Office as they can read and produce standard MS Office type files. And both of these alternatives are full featured Office suites - as well as being free !

 

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 07:07 PM

Hi Chris,

I have a tentative way to solve this but do not know the long lasting effects

They really try hard to sell this Office to you, I needed it because I followed

an ad for ordering some medical supplies and it only worked with Office,

wow what a bummer, it extended my request to reorder, but I can't get rid of it

every time I open a rich text, that is what is needed to save where you can open.

to edit. you then need to delete the Office copy.I just hope that is the solution,

anyway it seems to be working.

Thanks


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