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#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted January 31, 2016 - 09:27 AM

Is there an Office program cheaper than Office365? I don't use it every day and I can't see paying 10 bucks a month. The most important thing for me is just to be able to receive documents through it.


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 09:48 AM

Open Office is free and will open MS Office files! I use it. Just be sure to turn your AV off when installing as it will mess with it.


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 10:33 AM

Google also has something that will handle the office files.  I haven't used it in awhile.  It used to be called Google Docs, but I think they call it Drive now.


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 11:55 AM

Libre office is another alternative that will open MS Office files.


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 12:35 PM

Open Office is Free and regularly updated.

 

http://www.openoffice.org/download/

 

 

134MB file size

 

Direct link to the download

http://sourceforge.n...latest/download


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 01:10 PM

As stated above there is Open Office and Libreoffice.  You can look here  for all the current office suites available both Proprietary, free and open source. A couple I have heard about are  WPS Office  (formally Kingsoft office) and Softmaker. Softmaker has a free version and a pay for version.  The WPS Office trys to be a direct replacement to Microsoft Office, which means it uses the MS office format.  Open office and Libreoffice by default use the open document format but you can go into the settings and set the default format to any of the Microsoft formats if you require that.

 

Also there is Google Docs that is an office suite you can use in the cloud format.  The nice thing about it is you can share your document easily across multiple platforms and still use the same tools to make changes or creating a document.


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 01:26 PM

OpenOffice is based on the older MS Office and easy to use! I'm using it since several years and I think, it's the best.


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Posted January 31, 2016 - 08:57 PM

hanks for all the responses!



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Posted February 01, 2016 - 06:01 AM

Libreoffice and Open Office are very nearly the same.


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Posted February 01, 2016 - 07:21 AM

I use open office at work and at home. There are a couple computers he paid for MS office on, but most I put OO on and everyone seems to be able to use it without angst.
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Posted February 01, 2016 - 11:33 AM

Libreoffice and Open Office are very nearly the same.

 

That's because Libreoffice is a fork from Open office.  Years ago when Oracle bought Sunmicro systems (They started OO) the developers decided to split from the OO project.  they started Libreoffice.  I don't remember the exact reasons why they did the fork except there was controversy about Oracle supporting open source project, although Oracle now has a Linux Distro.  Go figure.


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Posted February 01, 2016 - 09:01 PM

I use open office and have few, if any problems.  


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 08:18 AM

The only issues I have found were if I installed it with the AV protection on. Then I had issues with PDF files and a few other things.



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Posted February 02, 2016 - 05:39 PM

I use Libreoffice on Linux without problems.  I have used Open Office on Mac but it can be a pain.  I do most of my work at church on Google Docs as it allows me to have access where ever I am with an internet connection.


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 05:50 PM

I use Libreoffice on Linux without problems.  I have used Open Office on Mac but it can be a pain.  I do most of my work at church on Google Docs as it allows me to have access where ever I am with an internet connection.

And Google tracks your every movement just like Windows!






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