Basic Office 2003 or 2007 or 2010

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  1. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

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    I have a license for MS office Basic 2003 running on a Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Dell studio 17. (heh).

    When the notebook came I had so much trouble with the preinstalled Office 2007 60 freebie I uninstalled it and installed 2003.

    Now I'm considering leapfrogging to Office 2010 and wonder how everybody here is doing with Office 2010?

    Can the word product save in pdf formats?

    Fire away at will!

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Victek

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    I also have Office 2003, but prefer to use Office 2010 beta. Word 2010 does have the option to save to PDF. Office 2010 is very nice, but there's nothing I need to do that can't be done just as well in Office 2003. I think I will buy it when the beta expires, but mostly because I like the new UI. The Home and Student version is the best deal (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, One Note). Check Amazon.com
     
  3. Peter2150

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    I am currently using Office 2010 Professional, and I love it. Wouldn't go back.

    Granted it might be that good an upgrade for sum, but for me it's great.

    Pete
     
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    The latest version is nearly always the way to go unless there is a specific reason for not doing so (cost being one of course!)

    If all you need is a PDF printer, a good free one is doPDF http://www.dopdf.com/ It would work just fine with Office 2003 (and more.)
     
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    Service Pack 2 in 2007 MS Office brings this functionality in all products (incluing Microsoft Office Word) . Pre-SP2 there was an add-on that is downloadable from Microsoft site

    Office 2010 also includes this option.
     
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    Same here!
    Office 2010 is awesome.
    Yes, it does!
     

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    Big mistake....
     
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    Maybe, but (a) it's freeware, (b) it is Word compatible & (c) I prefer it. :thumb:
     
  11. vasa1

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    Why...?
     
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    It is not really so Word compatible at all. I have used OO many times but it doesn't handle many Word documents properly and makes a good mess out of others. Doesn't work for me anyway. It may suit you though if your needs are basic and not too complicated. I'll take MS Office any day though.
     
  13. vasa1

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    Let's hope this business (pun intended) of Word being a "standard" is eliminated sooner rather than later.
     
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    At one time you had to remember to save in an MS Word format if you were going to (send or) open it on a computer that only had Word. The new series, 3.2.1 (I believe) is better. I'm not paying over a hundred quid for a WP if I can use one as freeware, particularly one which I actually prefer anyway.
     
  15. Escalader

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    Great! Thanks
     
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    If you can afford it, Office 2010. Open Office is the next best thing, and free. You can save documents as PDFs with it. It'll take some getting used to though if you're already used to MS Office.
     
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