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Re: Best free Office download for windows 10

Post by Varky » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:26 am

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Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:37 pm
Just bought a new laptop and want to know if I can and how to move a legit copy of Microsoft Office 2016 from my old to new machine.
Just to update on my situation. Went into my Microsoft account from my new laptop and there was notification of my previous purchase of Microsoft Office 2016. Next to it was an 'install' button. Using this I waas able to download the programme onto my new laptop. Job Done.

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Re: Best free Office download for windows 10

Post by Uncle D » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:56 am

Jim B wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:58 am
I use MS 2003 which I bought off Microsoft and think it's still the best version they released. I've tried Libre on one of my other computers and found compatability problems with MS Word documents.

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Hi Jim, do you run it with Windows 10?
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Re: Best free Office download for windows 10

Post by Jim B » Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:09 am

Uncle D wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:56 am
Jim B wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:58 am
I use MS 2003 which I bought off Microsoft and think it's still the best version they released. I've tried Libre on one of my other computers and found compatability problems with MS Word documents.

Jim
Hi Jim, do you run it with Windows 10?
Hi Uncle D
Yes I do. I have pocket size Lenovo desktop that doesn't have a CD Drive so couldn't load MS Word off the disk so tried to use several of the alternatives. Problem was when I tried to open my MS Docs they weren't an exact copy especially if they included tables and it was taking a lot of time trying to correct them.

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Re: Best free Office download for windows 10

Post by 71 Trans Am » Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:08 pm

Loads of really good free options out there now and just as good as MS Office and some features are better - I have this on two of my laptops now and had no issues with it at all.

https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/libreoffice/

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Re: Best free Office download for windows 10

Post by galexinda » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:02 pm

71 Trans Am wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:08 pm
Loads of really good free options out there now and just as good as MS Office and some features are better - I have this on two of my laptops now and had no issues with it at all.

https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/libreoffice/
Likewise very happy with LibreOffice which was put on my computer recently after it had a major meltdown as part of a Windows upgrade rather than having to purchase a new computer.
- Certainly has a lot of extra features to my previous one but did take a little while to find out where all the relevant commands were listed, especially for spreadsheets.
- No problems with existing Microsoft documents or spreadsheets as such, apart from having to check tables fit in the printing area.
- Default setting (so far haven't found a way to change it) is for files to be saved as ODF which is OK until I try to forward anything, so I have to remember to save it in a Microsoft format.

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Re: Best free Office download for windows 10

Post by Dominic » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:15 pm

Anything before the ribbon was good in my book.
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Re: Best free Office download for windows 10

Post by J B » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:35 pm

galexinda wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:02 pm
- Default setting (so far haven't found a way to change it) is for files to be saved as ODF which is OK until I try to forward anything, so I have to remember to save it in a Microsoft format.
Click the gear icon in the upper right corner and click Options. In the resulting window, double-click Load/Save and then click General. Select Text Document from the Document Type drop-down and select Word 2007-2019 (*. docx) from the Always save as drop-down.

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-save-li ... at-4684739
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Re: Best free Office download for windows 10

Post by galexinda » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:53 am

Thank you J B - successfully changed and thanks to your help I have managed to customise the system.

It really is a good free system.

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