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Question: which LINUX Office Suite?

which LINUX Office Suite do you suggest?
star office?

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We have it on 2 of the 3 computers we have and it doesn't seem to be compatible with Word as it is said to be. When my daughter attaches her assignments to her professor it doesn't work.

It is on a refurbished Dell ( XP PRO Interl® Celeron® CPU: 2.40 GHZ, 2.39Ghz, RAM: 504 MB).

What might I try to get these programs to sync?

Thanks so much!

Answer:compatibility of "open office" suite and Microsoft Office Suite?

Hello alpad,

When she saves the document to send to the professor, which format is she saving it in? If she saves it as the default .odt, Word won't be able to open it. In the small window by "Save as Type" she needs to click the arrow to cause the drop down menu to come up, then select the proper Word version to save it as. My version of Open Office has the following MS Word options:

MS Word 97/2000/XP (.doc)
MS Word 95 (.doc)
MS Word 6.0 (.doc)

There is also an XML version. The latest version of Open Office, version 3, is also compatible with MS Word 2007; however, I don't know how that appears in the drop down menu as I don't yet have that version of Open Office.

Once she has chosen the proper Word format, then she needs to save the document. This is the version she should submit to the professor.

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SoftMaker Office is a complete and limited - featured office suite that comes with a word processor, a spreadsheet, and a presentation-graphics program. Compatible with many Microsoft Word and Excel formats. (pre Office 2010), more like office 2003.

Note:Requires registration using Your name, Country & E Mail address used for activation and to obtain serial key by E Mail.

Free SoftMaker Office 2008

Formats the Word Processor (TextMaker) can open.

Formats the Spread Sheet (PlanMaker) can open.

Formats the Power point like application (Presentations) can open.

Note: Compatible with XP, Vista & Windows 7 and currently using in Windows 8 CP (Compatibility mode)

Answer:Free full featured office suite - SoftMaker Office 2008

Sounds good, but since I already have MS Office 2007, I guess I don't need it. Will it do something that mine won't?

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Hiya Everyone.

Here is the little problem I have encounted.
This evening, I installed in my computer Microsoft Professional Office suite 2003.I installed all the components, ie, Word, Publisher, powerpoint, excel and access.
All the applications worked immediatley and correctly except, Access. This application will neither open or run ? I have uninstalled it, re-installed twice, but that particular component will not run.
Any advise would be appreciated.


Answer:Microsoft Office Professional Office Suite 2003

Have you tried downloading Office service pack 2? bike, still wish I had my '67Mark

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One promising tagline in SSuite Office?s homepage is No Java and No Net. Why is this important? It means that the software runs perfectly on older PCs
1)SSuite Office - The Fifth Element:
This office suite introduces some new innovative concepts in interface design and user-friendly application interaction. You get instant system access, top class application design and a cleaner desktop to name a few. The graphical-user-interface has been made into a more iconic-toolbar, mouse centric type of interface. This increases user-interaction speed and user productivity. This office suite was created to be as useful as possible to whom ever needed an office suite, and not to battle it out with the competition or try to replace them. So... if you enjoy a more uncluttered desktop, cleaner looking application interfaces, and faster software interaction, then this office suite is for You.
SSuite Office offers, aside from these three usual applications, its own email application called My EZmail, a browser, and a database called MonoBase.
It includes seven dictionaries for spell schecking: American, British, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, and German.
SSuite Office is compatible with all MSOffice documents thus preserving existing and valuable documents. More importantly, SSuite Office will not disrupt office work flow because existing MSOffice files can be read natively, averting the need to convert files. Another great feature of SSuite Office is built-in PDF functi... Read more

Answer:SSuite Office - Free office software suite

I can't open the above-mentioned url. Pls help me.

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Hello all, the entire Office 2003 suite one day looks old like 2000 or Windows 2000 icons in general.

Does anyone know why this happened and how it could be fixed?


Answer:Entire Office 2003 suite looks like Office 2000

This had happened to me once but in office 2007. It happened when I tried to open an older file type so It went into compatibility mode, which also changes the layout.

Not sure if its the same thing with office 2003 but go into options, advanced, and see if you can find something like compatibility options or layout.

Anyway if its not their your looking for some kind of option like that so snoop around all the options, views, and windows menus.

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You can now download a fully functional and permanently usable version of the SoftMaker Office 2008 office suite.
SoftMaker Office is a complete and full-featured office that comes with a word processor, a spreadsheet, and a presentation-graphics program.
Includes: TextMaker Word processor, PlanMaker Spreadsheet, SoftMaker for Presentations. SoftMaker Office 2008: Download this full-featured office suite for free!

Answer:SoftMaker Office 2008 - Free Office Suite

Woah - never heard of this one - so thanks again for the heads up. may also interest some if they are looking for Office Alternatives.

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Just got a HP laptop with Windows 8. Nice About $300 at local wally Mart.Did you notice.? No Office trail in Windows 8. So then, what about the free office programs?Do they  the work OK in Windows 8?I want to try one named  "Libre Office" which I know works in Windows 7.What do you think?  What alternative Office Suite works for you in Windows 8?

Answer:No Office in WIndowss 8. Free Office Suite?

Libre' Office works fine in Win8...MS is moving Office to a subscription as you go so to speak.

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HiCan anyone give me some advice on which is the best free office suite to download? I just want to use Word files on my home pc really and perhaps the odd excell spreadsheet. I could do with one that can read the MS version and then allow me to edit it and then send it back to the MS version for further editing if possible.ThanksWillo

Answer:Best Free office suite compatible with MS Office

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Question: Office Suite

I have used Lotus 123, Wordpro and Freelance (or earlier versions from Lotus for up to 20 years! I am used to writing macros in 123 linked to Freelance to automatically update graphs etc on a daily basis. Should I consider going through the learning curve of switching to Microsoft, or will Lotus keep up - is it still available? I am retired now so do not need to be quite so up to date,and only want to consider Lotus or Microsoft, rather than other suites. Any views?

Answer:Office Suite

I've never used Lotus but I've got used to MS office. If you don't do that much anyway you might consider OpenOffice as its free.If your old Lotus still works and you're used to it I don't see why you don't just keep using it.As a cheaper alternative to the full office you could also consider MS Works.

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Question: Office Suite ?

What Office Suites will work with Vista? Is MS Office 2007 the only one?

Answer:Office Suite ?

Open Office does.

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Question: Best Office suite

Hi all!! I am a newbie in this forum.. My dad has recently shifted to his new office and he needs a new office suite..As it is he's gonna buy so I am thinking of upgrading my personal pc as well. I suggested him the Microsoft Office 2007 Professional. What do you say guys? Shall we go for it? Also the price I found here was ?291 and pc world is having the same for ?350 I want to know why is there such a huge difference between the prices when the product is da same? I am really confused. Dont wanna suggest something wrong to my dad and get my pocket money screwed up..Help Guys!! Thanks in advance..

Answer:Best Office suite

I'm not familiar with but it seems to be legitimate.  Yes, the price difference between the two sites is substantial, but I don't think the prices on are any indication of pirated/illegal software.  If you come across MS Office selling for, say, a third or less than the normal retail price, that's when you really need to be suspicious.  So, I would buy from  If either you or your father already have an older version of MS Office, an upgrade version of Office 2007, rather than a full version, will save money.  And, you might also review the differences between versions of MS Office 2007.  For example, if you have no need for Access, then the Standard edition may be quite adequate for you.  And, then, there's an entirely free alternative:

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Question: office suite 602

does anybody use office suite 602 ( )
is it worth using or should i pay all the money for microsoft's office.
also, does it really support office files? (.doc/.xls)

Answer:office suite 602

Hi there. has a forum for it, I think. You may want to ask there...

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I'm shortly due to treat myself to a brand new PC complete with Windows 7.Will I be able to run my trusty Office 2003 on it or will I have to install the awful 2010 version?

Answer:Which Office suite for Win 7?

My 2003 office runs fine on Win 7 so stay with it !

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Question: best office suite

in your opinion, which is the best microsoft office version?

My personal opinion is office 2002/XP, doesnt use a load of HD space, and has a nice interface.

Answer:best office suite

I prefer 2.0
but out of Microsoft's, I prefer XP

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Question: sun office suite

I'm looking for powerpoint to help my son with getting info from his university, but don't need power point apart from downloading files for him. I've heard of sun office suite for £10 and it claims to be compatible , anyone had experience of it , or are there otherways to download powerpoint, I run Windows XP home many thanks

Answer:sun office suite

There is a free powerpoint viewer available from Microsoft. click here

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How old of an office suite can be installed on/Compatible with W10? 07 or 10, 13 or do I have to use 365?

Answer:MS Office suite on Win 10

I know 2010 office works on W10.

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Question: office suite?

Hi, I used to have microsoft office 97 on my pc that my friend installed. I recently had to reformat my pc and lost office. The friend who installed it doesnt have the cds anymore and I can't afford to buy it, so are there any cheaper alternatives that can open office files such as .pps?

Answer:office suite?

I have just noticed 'EasyOffice' in the downloads section is the free version any good?

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Which Office Suite is your favourite and which one do you use/prefer to use ? My favourite is Libre Office and Microsoft Office,what about yours ?

Answer:Which Office Suite do you use ?

I was using Kingsoft Office 2014 Pro, but now I am using MS Office 2016 Public Preview

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Does XP pro include word processer, spreadsheet, and database facilities/ or am I better getting home edition and office suite separetly.

Answer:Does xp pro include an office suite?

They come separately I`m afraid. XP Pro comes with wordpad but no database or spreadsheets.

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Hi thinking of downloading 'Open Office Suite' , just wondered what people thought before I did? or what they might recommend?

Is it as easy to use as it states?


Answer:Best Free Office Suite?

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I purchased MS Office Suite Home and Student 2010 without the Outlook component.

3 months later thru a promotion at work I was offered MS Office Suite Professional 2010 which I took advantage of to get the Outlook.

Problem is that the Home and Student was downloaded and installed and working fine in a 64bit and the product from work was 32bit. Not compatible.

I want to uninstall the 64 and install the 32bit so that I can have the Outlook program but I want to do so as CLEANLY as possible.

Can anyone help me go thru the steps?

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Welcome to WSF.

Office 2010 64-bit will uninstall quite happily via Control Panel>Uninstall Programs, but you might want to use a third-party uninstaller such as Revo, which will scan the registry for remnants and leftover files.

Make sure you reboot after you've uninstalled the 64-bit version, and then install your 32-bit version.

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I have a brand new CD of Star office 6, plus the set up guide. This has NEVER been installed or registered. It retails at about £59 or so. If anyone is interested I will post it to them in return for a charity contribution. Please do not e mail me from the site. If someone expresses an interest, I will send them my home address details by e-mail, and will post the program to them when I receive a cheque for £20 made out to 'AGE CONCERN'. My wife works as a volunteer worker for them and will take the cheque to the local office when she next attends. This is genuine. I do not need the program myself as I already have Microsoft Office 2000.

Answer:Star Office 6 suite CD

I too have a brand new, unregistered copy of Star Office and will sell it for £25 (more expensive than Andsome's). Just contact me and send a cheque, payable to "Mission Care (Ivy Willis House)". Mission Care is a charity that runs homes for EMI (elderly mentally ill) senior citizens in the Bromley, Kent area.First come first served as the saying goes.Thank you.

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Question: Open Office Suite

Does anyone know anything about this program? I've been having a bit of trouble with my office 2000 (word) and was wondering if it was worth a try. I assume it's safe to use?

Answer:Open Office Suite

It is safe to use. If you were working with word 2000, then yes, open libre (office) will work fine. Though, if you use macros or anything special, you'll have to re-work them.

We are currently going from 2007 to 2010. Surprisingly the transition from 2003 to 2007 wasn't as bad as going from 2007 to 2010. The users aspect that is.

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Hi, everybody.

I've got a big problem with my office suite
I'd like to install office suite 2010 on my computer, but when I start the application; office suite don't begin... how can I install this on my pc ?

If someone have a solution, can you help me please ??

Thank you in advance.

Answer:problem with the office suite

Wow, this could be a million different things. Does your CD/DVD drive show up in "My Computer"? If so, explore the disk and find the setup.exe. Then install it manually. Also make sure that you're running as an administrator. Hope this helps.

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After looking through several posts, I am wondering which is the best application to replace MS Office. I have seen a few suggestions, still I see nothing that will completely replace MS Office. I use office Outlook, word, XL, and occasionally presentation and PPS.
Here are the three suggested, none of which can replace MS Office.
Open Office (Apache)
Libre Open Office
WPS Office Free
Is there a better application out there that is safe? I had problems with peripherals working after installing Libre Open Office and uninstalled it, using System Restore.
Or along with any of these recommendations is there an  additional application that would provide the other MS Office functions?
All recommendations are considered and thanks for your help.

Answer:Office Suite Best Choice

WPS Office Free would be my choice. I have found that files that choke on Libre or Open Office open fine in WPS. WPS seems to have the best compatibility with Microsoft Office.

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 I recently installed an update.  Shortly afterward I encountered a .dll error when attempting to open Microsoft Excel.  I attempted to repair the program twice, with no success.  Same with Word.  I uninstalled MS Office with the intent of reinstalling.  However, when I attempted to do that, I was asked for my MS account info, along with a product key.  My laptop came with MS Office pre-installed, so I do not have a product key. One hour of chat with Microsoft technical support resulted in the customer service representative suggesting I contact the manufacturer, as the software was pre-installed. I am using a wireless connection on my home network.  This laptop is my personal equipment. Anyone else have this problem?

Answer:Problems with MS Office suite

I am having the EXACT same problem. I bought a BRAND NEW HP All-In-One 22-3110. Went through all the set up phase and registered with Microsoft for the download of the pre-installed Office. Keeps asking for a product key which is not available. Microsoft blames HP and HP blames Microsoft. Have WASTED several hours trying to resolve this issue with "Customer Support" with NO HELP from either. So much for customer service. THANKS HP. Will return this POS I bought from you, advise my friends of this and buy else where. Hmmm, MAC? They have compatable Microsoft programs noe.

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Saw this on ebay. Claims that 'Sun Office Suite Professional is a Microsoft Office compatibleoffice suite software package for Windows thatincludes word, excel, powerpoint, and frontpage compatible programs that open, edit, and saveMicrosoft Office and HTML documents'. All for £7.95?? Anyone tried this? (No Im not a seller, just interested in the excel and powerpoint)

Answer:Sun Office Suite Professional

It is pretty close to MSO; PCA did an evaluation of it using members of this forum and people had mixed reactions to it. Personally I found it good, but I don't go in for much of the advanced features. It will depend on the version though; version 6 is good, version 5.2 less so.

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Here is where I'm at, when I click on MS Word, nothing opens. In Task Manager, winword.exe runs for about 2-3 seconds then disappears. "winword /a" (safe mode?) does the same thing. Excel, same thing. No error messages, nothing in Event Viewer!

Now here's what lead up to it, the user installed Office 2007 Ultimate, via a download from school website, and for some reason it didn't work. After a reinstall or two, it was completely fouled up. The program was essentially missing, yet was listed in Add/Remove. When you click Remove, an hourglass appears then just goes back to Add/Remove after about 10 seconds. I installed MS Windows Installer 4.5, rebooted, and was able to then install Office 2007, then Uninstall, delete office12 user folder, reinstall, no change.

Ran Office self diagnostic tool, says everything is Fine.

Adobe Reader 9.1 had recently been installed, and that may be the culprit, because of the way that is acting. In Add/Remove it gives an error message, can't remove, and when you download the installer, it gives an error, can't install. It opens okay, but when you print a PDF, it gives an error, saying no pages have been selected to print. Foxit Reader works okay. Adobe is trashed, is there a manual way to remove it? I couldn't find an uninstaller tool.

Found a MSKB article that was semi-specific to this problem, but did not help. I think at this point a system restore would either fail or just cause problems. I ran dial-a-fix, ran the security fi... Read more

Answer:Office 2007 suite will NOT run on XP SP3


Used Revo to uninstall Office and Adobe software, cleaned registry with Eusing, updated bios from old version... and voila, it worked. I suspect Adobe software fouled it up , procmon reported insufficient resource on a bunch of registry calls. -Just needed some cleaning, and worked fine. Too bad Microsoft diagnostic couldn't detect anything, that reported there were no errors with the app.

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I made the terrible mistake of trying to upgrade my WIN 7 os to WIN 10! Long story short my laptop was useless after I did the download. I'm not a PC techie so I finally had to take it to a PC shop and they had to reformat the HD and reload WIN 7 for me. As you know the HD was wiped clean. Fortunately I had backed up my important files. But I have alot of documents in MS Word, PP and Excel so I need the MS Office suite.1.  I understand that because I paid for that suite when I bought the laptop I should be able to get it replaced for free. Any advice on that?2.  I have been on the HP support web site trying to contact them about this issue and, man, submitting this request has been like having teeth pulled with no novicane! Maybe it's jut me but - this site only runs you round in circles!   I found a contact HP support page wherby I fill out a description of my problem with my contact info but there is no SUBMIT button. When I select the MORE OTIONS button it ask for info to check the warranty (which I know is expired!) After that it dumps me right back into the main menu again where this process just repeats over and over. Can anybody help me to contact HP? Is there another forum other than thier official web site?

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I thrown out my old window 98 computer it had too much errors and bought a new PC computer with xp on it and I can't afford the full new mirosoft Office at the moment and I was wondering if Microsoft office 2000 would work on XP and I am no at college to get it cheaperAnyone tryed it let me know please

Answer:Microsoft Office Suite

Microsoft Office 2000 works perfectly on XP

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I have been looking for the cheapest price for the above and have found a web site that offers Microsoft Office suite for only approx £41, this seems so cheap -would it be genuine?

Answer:microsoft office suite(s)

If it looks too good to be true then it probably is. Personally I wouldn't touch it.

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Hi just wondering what people thought was the best free 'Office Suite'? GOOGLE Docs? or any others?

Appreciate your views or comments

Answer:Best free Office Suite?

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Question: office suite excel

with excel from the office suite why does it not remember previous text i.e in 2000 after typing the first three letters of repeated text in cells it would automatically insert the text for you to accept or change

Answer:office suite excel

Try TOOLS > OPTIONS > EDIT tab and ensure the "Enable autocompleter" box is ticked.

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I installed MS Office 2007 Pro on my then new Dell Latitude D830 laptop computer running Windows 7 about 8 months ago. I am buying a new computer from the Dell outlet, an XPS 8100 with Windows 7, but no programs, to replace my 10 year old Dell Dimension desktop running Windows XP and MS Office 2003. I have never configured nor (obviously) used the Outlook 2007 program on the laptop. I want to remove the Office 2007 pro Outlook program from my laptop and re-install it on the new desktop along with a new MS 2010 Office Home and Student licensed suite. Can I legally do this?...if not can I remove the entire 2007 suite from my laptop and re-install it on the new desktop? I'd then put a new MS 2010 Office Home and student licensed suite on the laptop...I never need to use Outlook on the laptop. Not sure about how Microsoft reacts to previously web activated suites being re-activated on a different computer...
Thanks for any help....

Answer:Move MS Office suite

If you have a license for Outlook or Office 2007 you can install just Outlook 2007 alongside the Office 2010 installation unless it is an OEM copy that came with the computer. If it is OEM you can only have it installed on the computer it came with.

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I've been using OpenOffice for a while but just reformatted my PC and wondered if LibreOffice or a different office suite was any better? I've personally never had any qualms with OpenOffice but my I put it on my Father In Law's machine and it continuously reverts the save type from .doc to .odf which he hates.

Any other/better options?

Answer:Best free office suite?

Google Docs comes to mind, but it's definitely not as feature-rich as Open Office or MS Office.

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I have a retail version of MS Office Home and Student 2007 which is installed in my Win 7 computer.

Now I have Win 8 Preview installed in VMware 4.0.2 in my Win 7 computer.

How do I use MS Home and Student 2007 in Win 8 without having to install with the DVD ?
I know I can install Home & Student using the DVD on the same computer as many time as I want, but is this Win 8 Preview considered another computer ?

Thank you.


Answer:Installing MS Office suite

A virtual machine is considered another computer by Microsoft and other vendors. Unless you have a 3 pc license, you cannot install and activate that copy of Office '07 in the virtual machine. Sorry

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450S CPU @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16077 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1792 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 882776 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, Z77 Extreme4
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
This is my new build and I am experiencing kinks. I have an ASUS VS 208 N-P monitor which is proving difficult to get the right colors etc. However, this is about my MS Offices Suite. It does not look or act the same as the same 2007 suite on my other computers. I am thinking about uninstalling it and reinstalling another version (I have two,don't ask) to see if it cures the situation. I would like advice as to how to do this right...

Answer:Help with Office 2007 suite

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I'm looking for a good, simple yet full Office Suite. I've been using Libreoffice for a couple years now, bit it's starting to get on my nerves.There are certain things I'd like to do on occasion and am unable. was wondering if anyone would have a suggestion of a good Office Suite program that is free? Thank you!
I have tried Openoffice fr a while, but witched over to Libre. I am using Windows 8.
Thank you,

Answer:Replace Office Suite

My wife uses OpenOffice and I use Kingsoft Office.  For what we do, they both seem about the same in terms of functionality.  What are the things you occasionally want to do that you can't??

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Hi all,
I'm running an old Samsung NP-NC10 netbook with Windows XP. It has a 16GB SSD (14.8 GB usable) and 2GB of RAM. It's just for tinkering and occasionally for writing papers or presentations while deployed. I'm looking for one of the free office suites for offline work, but need to know what has the smallest footprint. Windows and the AV/Firewall software only take about 5GB, so I have a little over 9GB left. While LibreOffice fits, it fills most of the drive and I really only need Word/Excel/Powerpoint equivalents. Everything else is fluff I likely won't use. Thank you in advance for your time and your help.

Answer:Small footprint office suite

You have a few options
Use Google Docs  
Use Office 365 free  Edit: I missed the offline part, sorry.
Install the portable version of LibreOffice to a USB flash drive and run it form there. Double click the exe file and install it to your flash drive. You can also install the Portable Apps Launcher then install Libre Office. This will allow you to easily launch other portable apps from the main interface.

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does anyone konw where i can download microsofts new BETA office suite???

i dont konw weather this is legal if it isn't pleez tell me in a reply but if it is please tell me where i can download it?????


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Does anyone have any experience with Kingsoft's office suite (the free one)?

I was downloading Foxit's pdf reader the other day and noticed they appeared to be offering a Foxit office suite on their site. Digging a little deeper, I noticed it was basically the Foxit pdf reader bundled with a Kingsoft developed office suite. I went over to Kingsoft's site for a more direct look and liked that the suite weighed in at less than 40mb (compared to the 200 or so for the more feature rich Libre Office I usually use). I figured it must be a pretty lean and nimble package and that has a certain appeal to me. That said, I'll admit that I raised an eyebrow when I saw that Kingsoft was based way out in Hong Kong, China.

Just curious as to whether anyone has used any Kingsoft software and could weigh in with some quick opinions.

Answer:Anyone used Kingsoft's office suite (free)?

I've used it. There is a button on the main screen that ask you to switch to the paid version but otherwise it's fully featured and very similar to Word 2003.

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I have home office 2007 for vista, when i try to open the word or any of the other office program it pops up with box windows installer. After this runs it pops up with "This update package could not be opened." I tried putting the disc back in to do a repair install but the disc is not reading. I am at a lost about what to do so any advice would be good.

Answer:Office suite no longer working

When you say the disk is not reading, do you mean nothing at all happens AND that you can't even see the disk in Windows Explorer to select the repair program if it isn't starting automatically or that it gives you an error message (and if so, what exactly word-for-word)? And if you do try find the repair program in Windows Explorer, what happens when you double-click the icon? Absolutely nothing or does the CD drive at least spin up and then do nothing or do you get some type of error message (again, what word-for-word)?

I'm assuming this is a retail version of the product and not a trial version that has simply expired (if so, you just need to purchase the retail product and install it to replace the trial). Has it ever worked on the system or have you just now installed it for the first time? Was there a prior version of Office installed before you installed this one and if so was this an upgrade or a clean new installation (and if a clean new installation, was the prior version COMPLETELY removed before you installed the new one)?

Compliments of Vinay - G Microsoft Support:

First, try the following steps:-
1. Click on start ->run (or Start / All Programs / Accessories / Run).
2. Type in services.msc and click ok.
3. Search for windows installer and right click and change the status to automatic and click on start.

Now try opening Word. If you still get the windows installer prompt then unregister and reregister windows installer.

1. Go to Run agan as above.
2. Ty... Read more

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This is a two part question. I recently bought (from a third party) a Sony VAIO laptop with Vista as the OS. I have downloaded multiple copies of Windows Office from a source lets call....LimeLine or LemonWire, but keep getting prompted to enter a 16 or something digit verification number. I DONT HAVE ONE!!! How can I get a copy of windows that will work with Vista for free so I can utelize the Office Suite. Or Should I replace Vista with XP Pro and then start the whole process over? Signed, super frustrated

Answer:Windows Office Suite for Vista

These are pirated copies of the Office program are illegal to run on ANY machine.

You need to BUY a copy of Office which will give a "Key Code" to use, then you can legally use the program.

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Hi,  I upgraded to Win 10 and after running perfectly for several months it started to have problems.  I did a reset only to find I lost my Microsoft Office 7 professional.  It was loaded when I bought the laptop years ago and I don't have
a disc.  Any suggestion how I can get it back?  I know this is probably impossible but all suggestions will be welcome.  


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hi to all,
i wish to know what is missing from the ashampoo office 2016 compared to microsoft office suite and from those free office suites as well
the price of the ashampoo office is really very cheap

Answer:ashampoo office suite 2016

You ask the similar question like to ask what the difference between 7z and WinZip. They just can not be compared.
If you ask if either Ashampoo Office 2016 or Softmaker Office 2016 would be another thing. 
For example, I prefer WPS instead others, was previously known as Kingsoft Office.
It's just your choice, which to prefer.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2140 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3060 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 320 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228136 MB, Free - 157393 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 6041 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RY007
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
I have tried numerous times to run update Microsoft Office 2007 Suite, but it always comes back with an error message KB2596787. How do I fix this? I've tried everything.

Answer:Microsoft Office 2007 suite

You appear to have a Dell Inspiron 530 desktop, and it appears to be infested with malware, spyware, etc..

Please do the following in it.


Go here, then click the large blue "Download Now @ Bleeping Computer" button to download and save AdwCleaner.exe to your desktop.

Close all open windows first, then double-click AdwCleaner.exe to load its main window.

Click the "Scan" button, then allow the scanning process to finish.

Click the "Logfile" button.

When the log appears, save it.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE log here.

When you close AdwCleaner, ignore the warning that appears, then click "Yes".


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Why the office 2013 software suite will not operate on a PC purchased in 2005. The user has a PC with a 233 MHz processor, 128 MB of RAM, and a VGA monitor; the PC runs Windows XP operating system.

Answer:Office 2013 software suite

Those specs are not likely correct or you are about 10 years off on your age of the computer. Those specs are closer to a computer from 1995 not 2005. Office 2013 is not compatible with Windows XP and not compatible with the hardware specs you posted either:

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I have been having problems with MSOffice suite student edition 2007 crashing whenever I try to open or sometimes save a page. This makes Word and Excel basically useless. I don't have the installation CD. I went here: following gringo_pr's advice but got this message: Microsoft home office student did not complete successfully

Not sure where to go from here.

Answer:MS Office suite 2007 crashes

Go to windows updates and install the recommended updatesRestart the PC and try to launch MS office.Downloadmini toolboxCheckmark following boxes: List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List restore pointsClick Go and post the result.

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Have a new computer running WIN-7. Loaded my Office 95-97 Office Suite. The programs run; Word, Excel.... But geta error message, " Cannot open file... File format ". I have loaded a Excel Viewer program, but can only open the file as a read only. Is there a way to fix the error of file format so I can work with these files. The files were created on my older computer running XP... of which at the office I still run XP. I would need to "edit" a given file ( work with ) on both systems as the XP will not be upgraded in the near future.George

Answer:Microsoft Office 95/97 Suite on Windows 7

To learn more about Office 97 compatibility with Windows 7 click --> here <-- then...1 - Hover over Business & Home Office of choose Office Suites.2 - Then in the left hand column choose your version of Windows 7 (32 or 64), then choose Not compatiblePosting Tip: Before posting Data or VBA Code, read this How-To.

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I searched a lot for a good Office Suite for Android but I haven't found anything interesting... So, do you know about a good one?


Answer:Do you know about a good Office Suite for Android?

i have QuickOffice installed by default on mine.

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I have the FULL paid version of Office 365 Suite and nowhere can I find Publisher. Why is this? And yes, I am using a Windows 8.1 system.

Answer:Solved: Where is Publisher in Office 365 Suite?

Found it!

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Help please is there a diagnostic repair available for office 2013 there used to be one for 2010. If there is How do I use it..I am trying to find out if my VBA in Outlook is corrupt. I cannot find any reference to the repair facility on my machine Win 7 64

Answer:Office 2013 Pro Plus suite - Help repair

Have you installed the 32 bit (x86) version or the 64 bit version of Office 2013 Pro. If you have installed the 64 bit version there are some problems with VBA. Click the "?" at the RH top of Outlook & on the Help search line type Office 32 bit or 64 bit or something similar & it will show you some of the the things that don't work on the 64 bit version.
Hopefully this will help.

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does anyone konw where i can download microsofts new BETA office suite???

i dont konw weather this is legal if it isn't pleez tell me in a reply but if it is please tell me where i can download it?????


Answer:microsofts new BETA office suite

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Can anyone please tell me if there's a freeware Office suite - word processor, spreadsheet, etc. - which has file formats that are fully compatible with Microsoft Office .doc and .xls formats?Needs to run under Vista.Many thanks.

Answer:Freeware Office suite that's MS compatible?

click here

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Just purchased a new laptop - which runs Windows 8. Will I be able to run Microsoft Office Suite 2002 on this? I love using "Money" which is included in this Suite. Unfortunately the computer doesn't come with much software (Dell). Also I'm wondering what mail program is included in this Inspiron 15R Windows 8 (Inspiron 5521) . Right now I use Windows Mail.

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I'm having trouble with my office assistant. I have an Office Suite 2003 product on my new Vista Home Premium OS PC. Anytime I try to fix my office assistant by using the gallery it gives me an error message that says there isn't enough memory to complete the operation. I'm only using about 22 GB out of a total 227 GB available, so I don't really believe that. Help! Also, there are times when I'm using an application and it tries to automatically update my Word 2003 to 2007 - and ends up getting stuck. I close out of it, but what's going on?

Answer:Office Suite 2003, Vista OS

Did you computer come with a Office 2007 trial pre-installed as well?

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I need a little help. I just purchased a HP Envy with Windows 8. I will need to have a Office Suite.
What do you recommend I do?
Thanks for your help.

Answer:Office Suite needed for Windows 8

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I was working on a paper and all of a sudden, the font changes to red and is underlined. I didn't go to the toolbar to change this, I was just typing away.

I've gone to the font selection area of the Home toolbar and it seems to be set on black as the default. The underline button is not on.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-3420M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3562 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6520G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 460339 MB, Free - 399906 MB;
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2013, Updated and Enabled

Have a paper due and this is driving me crazy at the last minute. Would appreciate help asap

Answer:Solved: Office Suite 10 Word

It sounds like your Tracked Changes is on. Go to the Review tab. If the Tracked Changes button is highlighted, drop it down and click "Track Changes". That should turn it off. You'll still see the previous tracked changes, so you will also need to drop down the button for Accept and choose Accept All Changes in Document. Then you should be back to normal.

Hope that helps.

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I installed Microsoft Office Suite on computer with Window Vista, went through all the setup process including activating the Suite on the Internet which was successful. When I opened Microsoft Word the End User License Agreement window appeared with the statement that if I did not accept the terms of the agreement, the program would not be functional. I clicked the button for "Accept" and the window disappeared however, when I re-opened Word (or Excel) the agreement popped up again. I again clicked "Accept" and the same thing occurred. Is this just a faulty install or am I missing something obvious?

Answer:Can't get rid of EULA in Microsoft Office Suite

Hi sistafatti

Does your Windows User account have Administrative rights?

See if the the steps in this article help:
Let us know if that works for you or not.

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If i was to buy the Home and student version of office would the 'Word' Application have any limitations compaired to the other versions such as Professional?


Answer:Solved: Difference in Office Suite

No. It's the same program.

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Bryan (Mod) if you are reading this I have been reading through other threads similar to this. Ive followed your instructions and ill post here the results.

I deleted an older version of office, now when i open up Outlook (2003) i get the MAPI32.dll message. Ive done a repair with the Office 2003 disk.

Ive done a search and two files were found.

When i right click properties the MAPI32.dlltells me the size of the file is 134 KB (137,816 bytes)
The version number is 1.0.2536.0.

Right click the other file MSMAP1132 it is 49.1 KB (50,376 bytes) and the version no is 12.0.3417.1005.

Running XP

Thanking you for an help with this problem.

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I recently purchased a new HP laptop with Vista basic.....I have a system at home that I have Windows Office Suite 2006 installed on ( XP - OS ) and it works fine.....I installed it on the laptop( which by the way, apparently upgraded itself to 2007...that's what it says on the task launcher screen ) and when prompted for the product key I CORRECTLY entered it and was immediately told it is in invalid code. I still have the original box from when I purchased it with the key right on the box. I uninstalled and re installed with no success....MS wants $49.99 to send me an email...... That's BS as far as I am concerned.....I can purchase a new Office for less than that.....Can someone help me.....shouldn't this program work?? I have only installed it on the one original machine here at home.....I thought the license was good for 3 machines at a time at least.....according to the error message I keep getting - I will only be able to use the program for 5 times w/o registering it.....HELP me daughter at college is about to have a nervous breakdown and I can't get any work done here until I have this problem solved.......

Answer:I need help installing MS Office Suite 2006 on Vista


I dont think its a vista problem but an office problem. are you sure you are using the right letters and numbers. 0, and "O", l, and "I" can be confusing. if you are sure then it might be because of the upgrade.

One thing that might work is if you re-installed the OS, and then office. It might clear whatever incorreect info there might be in registry

Im not sure how I can help.


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I have the MS Office Suite and am considering reinstalling XP Pro since I lost the administrator password. (I received the computer from work and need to start fresh on everything). I want to find out the serial number for the copy of the office suite but don't know how to do so... Any ideas?

Answer:MS Office Suite - How Do I Find Out My Own Serial Number?

Keyfinder 1.06
License: Freeware
Requires: Win All

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i am running vista premium and have works suite 2006. i want to install office pro 2007. will word 2007 integrate with works and upgrade word 2002 to 2007.

//Mod edit: Moved post to Vista forums as deemed the more appropriate at this time.

Answer:Will Office 2007 Pro Integrate With Works Suite

What do you mean by "integrate"? Are you referring to document conversion? Also, you refer to Works, and also to Word 2002 - are there issues with this also?

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Good morning all, I'm in need of documentation on "Microsoft office suite collaboration in Sharepoint".

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As mentioned above, I downloaded this Microsoft Office alternative on its official webisite, it was said to be free, but at youtube, some one said on youtube it only free for a while,(1 year) so im confused.

Answer:Is Kingsoft Office Suite 2012 really free?

of course, you should download the right version, the is permantly free. do you download from the right place? Kingsoft Office Free Download

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Hey guys I was wondering what you thought of this bit of software if you've heard of it? I'm living as an expat in Beijing and have been directed to this

Answer:Your Opinion of Kingsoft Office Suite freeware

Good and reliable software solution.

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Hi,Just wanted to know if Open Office or any other free DTP suites open MS Publisher files?Any ideas most gratefully received.Regards,Jules.


I can confirm OpenOffice won't open them. I think Publisher files are quite specific to the Microsoft suite, even different versions of publisher are not compatible, they won't open each other's files.

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OS: XP SP3 Pro.
App: WordPerfect Office X4, OEM version
Problem: Disk install setup program causes total system re-boot.

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Hello all! I searched and couldn't find the answer to the following question.

I have Office 2010 - two licenses at that, and want to remove the Office 2010 Suite from one computer and out it on another. Do I just go in and set it up on the new/replacement computer and at the point of activation when I try and activate the license it will tell me that I can't and that I need to call this what is going to happen, or can I "deactivate" the license on the computer that is going to be dead soon??

Any help is appreciated!

Answer:Migrate Office 2010 Suite from Old Computer to New One

First issue, if this is an "OEM" version, such as what is on new PC's, the it is only legally licensed for the PC it was delivered with and you would need a new copy of Office (to be legal). Microsoft (Usually) will not reactivate an OEM licensed version on a different PC.

If this is a "Retail" copy of Office you should be able to install it and call Microsoft and get it deactivated from the old PC and activated in the new PC.

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Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2013

Download Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2013 - Technical Details -

I like this one a bit better than OpenOffice because it can read all versions of Microsoft Word Documents (ie, *.doc, *.docx) perfectly without the need for the latest Microsoft Word Viewer. I also like the interface:

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Answer:Microsoft Office Suite - Another Free Alternative

Good UI, but too much quirks.

First: It's only available in English and Chinese, and changes regional settings while launching (that creates problems for other apps).

Compatibility with Microsoft Office is better than that of LibreOffice / OpenOffice, but still far away from being considered good: I couldn't open several docx files, had problems opening password-protected, or larger documents, many that could be opened had screwed up formatting.

As Word (doc, docx), Excel (xls, xlsx), and PowerPoint (ppt, pptx) represent the global standard office formats, a good alternative should be able to interoperate properly. Kingsoft isn't, LibreOffice is even less, OpenOffice isn't at all.

I see only one alternative office suite which is seamlessly compatible, and that's SoftMaker Office by German developer SoftMaker. This has fantastic import and export filters compared to all others, is very feature-packed, and makes Microsoft Office dispensable. They also offer a lite version of a full-fledged office suite for free, try it out:

It has the same brilliant import and export filters like SoftMaker Office; in contrast to Kingsoft Office, you can change UI language, and can download dictionaries in nearly all languages of this planet, it doesn't change regional settings when launching, it's usable portably from flash drive. Try it out.

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Can anyone tell me if I were to buy the stand alone full Outlook 2007 if it would have any additional features or functions not present in the academic version of Office Suite?
I am starting to be a heavy Outlook user and was wondering about that.

Answer:MS Outlook Full Stand Alone vs Office Suite?


Need to compare the versions here

as different ones have differing office applciations, the one that covers all is Ultimate, but thats at a price! if you can get academic version from your school/uni/workplace then look into if they also supply Enterprise version at a cut down price, some do, where I work we have open licence with MSFT for Office and get 2007 Enterprise for roughly $14

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Restored machine to factory settings & now MS office Suite no longer works. Need valid Product Key. The One on the bottom of my machine is no longer valid for some reason.

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Good morning all, I'm in need of documentation on "Microsoft office suite collaboration in Sharepoint". 

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Hi everyone!

I have a user who is complaining that Office is slow to open/display files when you browse for them using File > Open. If I use windows explorer to browse to the file, it works fine.

Any suggestions??

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I unistalled Microsoft Office some time ago, but Windows 7 keeps trying to install updates for it. This is slowing shutdown and reboot considerably. How can I stop Windows from updating software which is no longer on the system?

Answer:Problems uninstalling Microsoft Office suite

Hi jcarr, which version of Microsoft Office did you remove? 2007 or 2010?

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I've had the MS Office SP3 downloaded by Microsoft Update for some time.
Tried to install the package and it failed. Can't seem to know why?

Please be advised that the MS Office 2007 installed on my PC is genuine (Student version).
I've had no problems installing the service pack on my laptop. (Software can be shared by
three computers).

Looking for advice to troubleshoot this problem.
Thank you.

Answer:2007 MS Office Suite SP3 Installation Failure

some people have been saying they had to completely uninstall Office 2007 then reinstall, then immediately install SP3 for it to work.

you should first try and google the error message or code that you get when it fails

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So I jumped aboard the 64-bit train and have been running Vista Premium 64 for the last two weeks. Complete problem free, and couldn't be happier. Actually, not true, I could be...

I want to see what this thing can do! Any software out there yet that can take advantage of the 64 bit OS? I was specifically surprised that MS didn't have a full Office version available in 64-bit. Anyone know any rumors on future native versions? What about openoffice or anyother alternatives that run 64 bit? Specicially would like to see how excel works with some of the work related tasks I use everyday, or if it makes no difference.

Anyway, just fishing for info if anyone out there has any insight or juicy rumors

Answer:Must have native 64-bit software? (specifically any office suite?)

office2007 will be released in 64bit mode.
tbf 64bit windows is nothing but epeen atm, there are next to no applications.

For starters everytime you go onto the web the browser being run is the 32bit browser.. why? because flash and java are ONLY avail in 32bit binaries atm

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Foxit Office Suite is a Free, Fast, and Effective Office Productivity Suite. It consists of four free and invaluable office productivity applications from Foxit and Kingsoft. Foxit Reader
The Foxit Reader is a small, fast, and feature rich PDF viewer which allows you to open, view, and print any PDF file.
?Fast - read PDF files without waiting.
?Lightweight - PDF reader that is easily deployable and doesn't exhaust system resources.
?Secure - so you don't get infected with viruses and can keep sensitive information safe within your PDF documents.
Unlike other free PDF readers, Foxit Reader also includes:
?Easy to use collaboration features like the ability to add annotations to PDF
?Form filling
?The ability to share information with social networks Kingsoft Writer
Writer is a word processor program that is compatible with Microsoft? Word? and includes a wide range of easy to use features such as:
?A large range of clip arts, charts, shapes and pictures
?Several text effects, such as shadows, 3-D effects, word art, outlines, emboss engrave and more
?Table insertion and management
?Cross-referencing functions
?Mail merging
?Multiple document viewing methods such as map, gridlines, ruler, and markup
?Document management Kingsoft Presentation
Presentation allows users to quickly and easily create and edit professional and dynamic slideshows and is compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint?. Presentation provides:
?Simple navigation, clearly set-out toolbar... Read more

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It's about equal to MS office 2000 is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and distribute. To help build the community

there is no need to worry about viruses or malware from this software this project is sponsored by Sun

Answer:a free open source office suite

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I can't find MS Publisher on my MS Office 2000 Pro Software. I was wondering if I have to do some kind of customized installation to get it installed as part of my office programs or does it even come with the this suite at all. I would appreciate someone input. Thanks much in advance.

Answer:Is MS Publisher included w/ MS Office 2000 Pro Suite

Yes it is according to Microsoft.

However, in my Office 2002 Pro version it was on an entirely separate CD with it's own CD key and not on the main Office CD.

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Since I switched over to my Vista Home Premium system (new PC included) my Office extras have been glitching something fierce. A prime example, one that annoys me to no end, is that my office assistant won't change - it keeps trying to tell me there isn't enough memory! I know that is false considering my PC has at least 432GB free memory and runs at 3Gh, but I don't know what to do to fix it. Help!

Answer:Vista + Office Suite 2003 issue

Take a look at this and the what others are downloading section on this page, see if you think any of those would be the ones that would help. Download details: Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3)

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I have removed and reinstalled MSOffice several times and keep getting the same problem.   Excell and Word crash whenever I save a page and sometimes when I load a page.  On the last install I got the following errors:  "Error 1406 Setup can not write the value to the registry key\SketchObj.SketchInk.  Verify that you have sufficient permission toaccess the registy or contact Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS)for assistance.  For more information about how to contact PSS see:C:\users GLENFR~\AppData\local\Temp\setup00000ae4\PSS10RCHM." Followed by"Error 1406 Setup can not write the value to the registry key \SketchObj.SketchInk.1.  Verify that you have sufficient permission to access the registy or contact Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS)for assistance.  For more information about how to contact PSS see: C:\users GLENFR~\AppData\local\Temp\setup00000ae4\PSS10RCHM." Followed by:"Error 1406 Setup can not write the value to the registry key \HWXInk.E-Ink. Verify that you have sufficient permission to access teh registy orcontact Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS) for assistance.  Formore information about how to contact PSS see: C:\usersGLENFR~\AppData\local\Temp\setup00000ae4\PSS10RCHM." Followed by:"Error 1406 Setup can not write the value to the registry key \HWXInk.E-Ink.1. Verify that you have sufficient permission to access the registy orcontact Microsoft Product Support Ser... Read more

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This is my first posting; so if my question is inappropriate, please tell me.

I came upon this program on ebay. If you are familiar with it, please share your experience and thoughts. What did you find to be it's strengths and weaknesses?

Answer:Open Office 2007 Suite Works

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I used the trial for Office Standard for the last three months, and now have to convert. If I just "convert" thru MS, does it automatically save my settings? what if I buy it - i.e. if I have found a place with much better prices, and I get the discs from them - do I just enter the product key, and will it save/use my settings, like for outlook? I must have outlook, so the student version is not an option. Lastly, can I trust a place that does have such cheap prices - it says academic pricing, but I'm not one.

Any help fast is appreciated, as I can't use my programs!!

Answer:Solved: Buying Microsoft Office Suite

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What's new in version
[+] Add UK English spell checker.
[+] Switch spell checker languages within each office program.
Download: Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2013 v9.1.0.4514 | 45.4 MB (Freeware)
Kingsoft Office Professional 2013 | 61.4 Mb (Shareware)
View: Homepage | Free vs Pro

Answer:Kingsoft Office Suite 2013 v9.1.0.4514

This office suite is awesome ! light and fast

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I have been having big problems with Outlook 2000 from Office XP suite. The specific problems were: 1) receiving 20-30 copies of every incoming message, and 2) constant hangups on send/receive.

A cable tech guy from [email protected] came and checked everything out rather extensively and finally, after much testing, determined that the problem was in my software.

He suggested that I reinstall the office xp suite, not just Outlook, after I was careful to back eveyrthing up.

I exported all the mailbox folders (sent items, inbox, contacts, address book, etc, etc.) to a "backup" folder on the desktop. This folder was automatically created by MS upon export, and apparently everything I exported went into this folder. I can't check the contents of the folder to verify all is well, because it's too big to open with wordpad.

Am I ok? Is this the best safeguard before uninstall/reinstall? it would be fairly disastrous to lose my contacts, inbox contents, etc.


Answer:Getting ready to uninstall/reinstall office xp suite

Find and copy your .pst file (probably Outlook.pst, but may be another filename.pst) to another location. It should also hold all the data.

Also find and copy any .wab file (Windows Address Book)

However, if it would be so disastrous to lose them, surely you have backups? Hard Drives are very temporary devices, and certainly not considered permanent storage.

I have lost 4 in 4 years (over several PC's admittedly) and having appropriate backups has paid dividends. Just never assume the HDD will not fail.

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