Q: Microsoft Office

nthsll
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So, I had my conputer worked on because it was running slow and the on switch hadda short in it.  Being the "I'll never need that" kinda person I am, I didn't keep the original backup disk or the microsoft office password.  So now, I can read and not edit anything in my word processing.  Most of the time, a copy of Office will be good for maybe 5 computers, but a new version will cost me $100 or more.  Anybody know where I can get my hands on a code so's that I don't hafta buy a new version?  Maybe someone bought it and used it, still has a computer left out of their possible 5 that they will never use it on?  We surely can work out something that would be mutually beneficial.
nthsll posted Sep 07, 2012
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jpanddanielle
Why not try Open Office?
All the same programs, free, and you can open and save to the universal microsoft formats (.doc, etc)
www.openoffice.org i believe
jpanddanielle (rep: 96) posted Sep 07, 2012
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nthsll
I've never heard of it. I'll give it a shot when I get home. Thanks for the info! :-)
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted Sep 07, 2012
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Acidbaby
If your business is a registered partner you can get it for $10 http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/home.aspx?culture=en-US
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted Sep 07, 2012
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encorez
Wink..wink...torrent......lol
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Sep 07, 2012
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nthsll
Thanks Acid. I'll check with IT.

Rez...what's torrent?
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted Sep 07, 2012
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fluffy
I just use Google Docs these days. It keeps all your docs in the cloud, but you can also save them to your computer in several different formats, including MS Office formats, if you need to.
fluffy (rep: 2.17k) posted Sep 08, 2012
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nthsll
Thanks Fluffy. I downloaded Open Office and it seemed to do the trick. I tried the Torrent route Rez suggested but I didn't like what all it did to my toolbar and the pop ups, So I deleted it. I'm still gonna check with IT about corporate Monday.
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted Sep 08, 2012
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chuckydealpl
I agree with fluffy. Google Docs is the way to go. You can always use it as a backup.

http://docs.google.com/
chuckydealpl (rep: 40.3k) posted Sep 08, 2012
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encorez
nthsll when ever you install anything...always check the options...and don't install the toolbar crap.....reinstall and don't install the toolbar.
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Sep 08, 2012
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nthsll
Whelp, of the 4 methods, I'm sure I can make one work. Thanks everybody
nthsll (rep: 12.4k) posted Sep 09, 2012
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Acidbaby
Google docs has plenty of issues also. It just doesnt integrate well with office files like Open Office does. If youre not going to use MS OFfice then the next best choice is Open Office hands down. And its free with lots of support and user customization addons. http://amplicate.com/hate/google-docs
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted Sep 09, 2012
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MdavidK30
I have Open Office... the only downside of it is, it's not compatible to those who don't have it- something that is critical when you're trying to send out your resume.
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.56k) posted Sep 11, 2012
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jpanddanielle
@mkdavid30 Just save-as and save it as a .doc :)
jpanddanielle (rep: 96) posted Sep 11, 2012
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