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How to get programs like microsoft office safely?


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#1 baterija12

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 03:17 PM

Hello everyone,

 

So i have to do homework , make powerpoint slides and my micrsosft office trial has ended. I can't do my homework now :(. It is weird how microsoft office is payed but seems  like it is on every computer and it is required everywhere especially in school. I tried to download office from piratebay got a virus twice!(deleted them after). Now i am scared to download anything because everything in internet seems to be  unsafe. I know that i shouldn't be using peer-to-peer programs and sites and that it is illegal, bla bla bla. But how the hell am i going to do my homework. The program is a must to have really but i can't download it safely. I AM MAD!. Can someone give me a link or just say how to download the program safely. I NEED IT AND CANT BUY IT ! I hope someone can help. THANKS!



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#2 RolandJS

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 03:35 PM

You have two very safe options:  Libre Office or Apache's Open Office.  Both have their own web sites, their own downloads.  I highly recommend picking one or both.  And, there are a few other office suites as well.


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 03:41 PM

You can purchase/get for free Office 365 for Students here. Your school must qualify to get it free. Otherwise you can purchase it at fairly discounted rate, I think.

 

LibreOffice - Free office software, can import Microsoft Office Documents.

 

Apache OpenOffice - Free office software, can import Microsoft Office Documents.

 

Google Docs - Free online/cloud based office software. Stores everything on Google's Cloud so no need to save or make backups.



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Posted 03 March 2017 - 05:02 PM

...Google Docs - Free online/cloud based office software. Stores everything on Google's Cloud so no need to save or make backups.

Because of Milo Murphy's Law, I recommend having a separate backup onto external media at least once weekly for school material.


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 06:17 PM

Whaddya you talking about? Who doesn't trust The Cloud?! It's too big to fail! Just like American banks. Indestructible.



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Posted 04 March 2017 - 02:02 PM

Thanks for help but i don't like these microsoft office alternatives i need a real thing. I downloaded microsoft office trial for 2 months with this site : https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-office-professional-plus-2013    

Don't know what i am going to do after those 2 months but now it will be good .



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Posted 04 March 2017 - 03:31 PM

Well, one option would be to buy it.



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Posted 05 March 2017 - 09:05 AM

Well, one option would be to buy it.

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 11:31 AM

There is no way to be so fussy with no budget. Either buy what you want and student versions are realtively inexpensive or use the alternatives.



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Posted 05 March 2017 - 12:13 PM

You're probably breaking the terms of service: 2 trials in a row for the same software is most likely against Microsoft's terms of service.


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