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Xp Office Vs Word Perfect 12 Vs Open Office


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#1 ComputerMan23

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 02:53 PM

Word Perfect expired a while ago and I cant find a serial so either I can go with XP Office, which will cost me money or Open Office. Which is better and why.

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#2 fleamailman

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 03:05 PM

here is a free program that turns up your licences:

belarc advisor
http://www.belarc.com/
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Posted 12 October 2006 - 03:26 PM

Xp Office is probably better but Open Office is free.

It really depends on what your needs are.

Do you need more than Open Office provides?

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 03:28 PM

here is a free program that turns up your licences:

belarc advisor
http://www.belarc.com/



Word Perfect refuses to show up there.

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 03:31 PM

Try Everest V1.51 (the last freeware version of Everest that has the software module)
It is similar to Belarc but more robust.

You can download it from oldversion.com
Look in the utilities section.

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 03:42 PM

Word Perfect expired a while ago


How could that happen?

As for whether XP or Open office is better, the answer lies more in what you want to do. I find XP better with formatting labels for example. I'm still experimenting with Open Office, so I don't know all of what it can and cannot do. I do like the fact that with Open Office, you can save the document in several different document styles, and it is free. You could always try out Open Office and see if you like it. I have Open Office, XP, and WordPerfect.

If you really like WordPerfect you could also consider purchasing it, unless the price is much higher than XP.

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 04:22 PM

without telling me the details, are you saying that they have changed the program now and that advisor doesn't tell you both you XP licence and your Office licence bellow that
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Posted 12 October 2006 - 07:50 PM

It was most likely trial software that expired.

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 09:45 PM

Unless you absolutely need collaborative office applications, OO.o is for all normal purposes, as good as the MS equivalent. In addition to being able to saveeither in the open document standard or .pdf files, you may elect to save as MS office file types. You may also open MS files in OO.o with minimal manual "translation" problems. OO.o also has a database application and a vector drawing tool. Lastly, OO.o for various reasons, has not had the plethora of critical security problems we have seen in the Microsoft products.
One of the more important drawbacks, that of lack of end-user support and documentation, is currently being rectified by the open source community.

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Edited by jgweed, 12 October 2006 - 09:47 PM.

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