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I've got a new computer and need some sort of Microsoft word to open transferred files(old computer to new computer). Are there any options instead of word, Microsoft wants $10 per month for the program. Thanks.
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Actually its $6.99 a month for a home users 365 subscription and lets you download the latest version when its released

The $9.99 license lets you setup 6 different users all with there own cloud services. The 1tb of "one drive" space each user gets cost close to that from dropbox.

You can still buy the stand alone 2019 license that includes word, excel and powerpoint for $149.99 (no outlook)
https://products.office.com/en-us/co...ab%3aprimaryr1
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Originally Posted by Qb1rdman View Post
Open Office
Both open office and Libre Office have formatting issues opening word docs. So if your doing anything formal or important I would not recommend those.
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https://products.office.com/en-us/try
Old 05-20-2019, 12:55 PM
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If you have a Microsoft account (free) you can use all of the office tools online for free. Nothing to download or install, just have to sign in. No need for the full 365 subscription.

office.com
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I bought a shrink wrapped Office 2007 disk and key on Ebay for $20. It is the enterprise addition with all of the bells and whistles (publisher, access etc). It runs OK on XP and 7 and I assume it would run on 10 but I am not going to 10 myself.
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Originally Posted by fjmaverick View Post
Both open office and Libre Office have formatting issues opening word docs. So if your doing anything formal or important I would not recommend those.
I have never had an issue with either of those. I have had a couple issues with Excel files importing and having compatibility on conditional cell formatting, but that was about it.
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Libre Office or Open Office. Not a fan of Microsoft's recurring revenue stream known as Office365.
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I tried Libre Office when I bought my last computer to see if it as any good,and I ended up never buying or installing MS Word or Excel.

It's not perfect, but it is 1000% worth the price of free.
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Since you mentioned your computer is new, I'm guessing it's running Windows 10. If that's the case, you can click on the Start button, Windows accessories, Word Pad and use Word Pad to access your Microsoft Word documents for free. If you want to do word processing Word Pad is probably not sophisticated enough.
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Originally Posted by fjmaverick View Post
If you have a Microsoft account (free) you can use all of the office tools online for free. Nothing to download or install, just have to sign in. No need for the full 365 subscription.

office.com
So what’s the incentive to buy 365?
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Will an old copy of Office install on Windows 10?
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Weird that I seen this I just got pissed cause excel auto opened over my open office calc

No way am I paying $10 a month.

Open office is way more advanced.
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Originally Posted by jobowker View Post
Libre Office or Open Office. Not a fan of Microsoft's recurring revenue stream known as Office365.
I agree. All these years Microsoft has been overcharging consumers to buy the product. Now, they want monthly fees to use it and force the customers to store their own documents on the net. Bad business decisions.
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Originally Posted by gfretwell View Post
I bought a shrink wrapped Office 2007 disk and key on Ebay for $20. It is the enterprise addition with all of the bells and whistles (publisher, access etc). It runs OK on XP and 7 and I assume it would run on 10 but I am not going to 10 myself.
I have the same disk which was on my old computer. When I bought my new computer with windows 10 it loaded easily and runs well - 2007 MS office appears to be fully compatible with Windows 10 from my personal experience. Can't say if others have had issues. No annual subscription. I do believe that MS no longer supplies support for this "antiquated" software which means no upgrades. I don't have any issues with that however.
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I has office 2010 on my old computer but it did not transfer over. I did not have the disk, I downloaded it. So I Guess I'm screwed.
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Originally Posted by tdk72 View Post
I has office 2010 on my old computer but it did not transfer over. I did not have the disk, I downloaded it. So I Guess I'm screwed.
Do you still have the product key? Perhaps in an old email? If you do, you may be able to get a copy of the installation file and use the key.

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