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#1 EPerd

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:59 PM

1.If I get MS Office Home/Student, and my comp dies, can I then install it on my new computer, or will I need to drop another $150?:-l

2.Can I get older versions of MS Office at lower prices?  I feel like 07 or 13 would suffice.

3.Where is the best place to buy MS Office?  I presume there aren't many price variations, but every dollar counts! :-)

4. I tried OpenOffice and didn't really like it.  What are some of your favorite alternatives?

Thank you for your time and insights.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 07:18 AM

1) Yes, you can install it on a different computer if the first one becomes inoperable.

2) Check the web.

3) Check the web.

4) Open Office is probably the best known alternative. Personally, I always use the original (MS Office).



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:08 AM

I actually prefer LibreOffice as an alternative to MS-Office over OpenOffice.   OpenOffice has been languishing for a couple of years now.

 

I could have sworn I kept a list of both free and paid alternatives to MS-Office, as the subject comes up frequently on the blind technology lists I participate on, but I can't find it.  I do see that I have downloaded WPS Office Free and SoftMaker Free Office, so you might want to look into those as well, depending on what your needs are.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:56 AM

1.If I get MS Office Home/Student, and my comp dies, can I then install it on my new computer, or will I need to drop another $150?:-l

2.Can I get older versions of MS Office at lower prices?  I feel like 07 or 13 would suffice.

3.Where is the best place to buy MS Office?  I presume there aren't many price variations, but every dollar counts! :-)

4. I tried OpenOffice and didn't really like it.  What are some of your favorite alternatives?

Thank you for your time and insights.

Not sure if Microsoft account is needed, but having this account should make it easy to put an installation on another Windows computer.  

 

MS Office is maybe the best of its kind.  Good alternatives are SoftMaker Office, and maybe WPS Office.  I would choose Softmaker Office; and you can start with Softmaker's FreeOffice.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 11:59 AM

Also I'm not sure if it is still available or in continued development, you might like Corel Office  (price was ~ 57 dollars, about 5 years ago).  I occasionally tried checking for updates (online through the product) but none have been shown.



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Posted 21 November 2017 - 07:05 PM

Thanks for the info, everyone.  So far Libreoffice or WPS Office seems to be the way to go.  I'll have to look into softmaker as well






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