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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted March 13, 2017 - 08:47 PM

Seems Win 10 does not have Office apps included anymore.  Old series did. I want to do picture sizing and occasionally want the other features for notes and simple letters, not much needed. Think I should just get the app?  I have not priced it yet, but sure that will scare me. They probly have diff levels, so thing a lower level should do most of what I want, will have to look. Anyone else get this system?  One thing is I'm using the older E version and not the new one on the 10 program, have both, so wonder if that will give me problems?  I have the new on here too, just never use it, it seemed to have issues with all the forums and programs I knew or wanted to use.



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Posted March 13, 2017 - 09:21 PM

Just get a smart/stupid phone, all the programs u want for free, almost all of em.

Then use a patch cable to TV using HDMI.

You can even watch movies from uoo-toob off the phone to tv, or off charter cable.

(Data rates apply) if not running unlimited data!!

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Posted March 13, 2017 - 09:46 PM

GL, you might check out open office. It's a free download at openoffice.org and similar to MS office.


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Posted March 13, 2017 - 10:30 PM

My smart phone can do everything but post pictures on here right side up! HAHAHA
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Posted March 14, 2017 - 05:29 AM

 

Just get a smart/stupid phone, all the programs u want for free, almost all of em.

Then use a patch cable to TV using HDMI.

You can even watch movies from uoo-toob off the phone to tv, or off charter cable.

(Data rates apply) if not running unlimited data!!          

What kind of smart phone would you need to use a " patch cable "  with ?  I guess I would also need to know what a patch cable is lol



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Posted March 14, 2017 - 06:11 AM

Gary, for pic resizing, I use PhotoScape. It's free.


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Posted March 14, 2017 - 03:37 PM

I used to write most of my own applications, did what I wanted that way, and never had to put up with someone's sloppily-written coding.  Now, not so much, can't sit and type that long, carpal tunnel, AND, the eyes, well, just don't see so good... :wallbanging:
So not knocking any of the photo applications available on the 'net, but, for me, the way I use my software, and the expectations I have of it, the only photo program I ever recommended was:
 
IrfanView - home page
 
does just about ANYTHING, including washing the sink out!!!  :rocker2:
 
Seriously, has always been a very well-written, and, WELL-MANNERED, FREE program.  It doesn't down-load and install a bunch of crap-ware with itself, nor try to take over and do anything but what you ask of it, and no steep-learning-curve to be able to use it... :D
 
Also, make sure you down-load the plug-ins and install them.
 
 
openoffice is a very good program, if you don't have MS Office, it can manipulate MS' office document extensions also.
 
Depending upon what programs/applications you may already have, an option available in Win-7 was Windows Virtual PC of Win-XP, was a free down-load from MS.  I don't know if that is an option available in Win-10 or not, never looked.  You might also consider a dual-boot set-up.
 

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Posted March 14, 2017 - 03:45 PM

I downloaded that, Daniel! I'll see how I like it. Photoscape has been real simple for me.

 

I'm staying with Photoscape. Much easier to find my pics!

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Posted March 14, 2017 - 05:35 PM

I'll remain a dinosaur with Win7 as long as my main 'puter holds out..  

 

I recently sprung for a WIN10 Laptop and everything is cloud on the thing..  You need to set up a MS account to set the thing up but I have never accessed the darn thing once I have the thing set up with the apps I want..  Office 365 it the Email of choice with the 'Cloud' there and as I use it at work I can get my mail anywhere I want to log in..  

 

I still have the old outlook on my main puter though..  Of course everything is constantly backed up on flash drives for data security..  

 

It's just how I roll..



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Posted March 14, 2017 - 08:15 PM

Gary, for pic resizing, I use PhotoScape. It's free.


Kenny i dont have a computer just my phone and a tablet. Will it work on an android phone?
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Posted March 15, 2017 - 05:52 AM

Kenny i dont have a computer just my phone and a tablet. Will it work on an android phone?

I'm not sure! I'll snoop some and see.

 

Check this out. Andriod downloads!


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Posted March 16, 2017 - 09:55 AM

Alice is looking mighty Fine!


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Posted March 17, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Grumpy,
Re-read your post, 

...occasionally want the other features for notes and simple letters, not much needed...

for something pretty much basic, you might take a look at this:
Notepad2
 
It's a bit more than "notepad.txt" was in windows, but not quite what "wordpad.wri" is.  Might just be what you want/need for simple/uncomplicated usage, especially if you don't want/need a full office suite.  The nice thing about it is it's small foot-print.
 


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Posted March 17, 2017 - 12:32 PM

 
Kenny,
from the screen-shot you posted -
In IrfanView, the 2nd line, 3rd icon, Thumbnails, did you try clicking on that?, from what I can see in your screen-shot, would give the same result, however, if you are familiar and comfortable using PhotoScape, no reason to change for change's sake and start over with something else.
 
I like IrfanView because, with the plug-ins pack, it would open every media file I had occasion to want to open, and then some...  :thumbs:
 


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Posted March 17, 2017 - 12:39 PM

 
WNYTT,
Not to sure as why you said about Win-7 being a dinosaur thingy, last time I checked, is still a currently supported OS, 'til 2020:
Windows_LifeCycle_Support.gif
 
But I know the feeling, I was too, with W2K.  IMHO, the most stable OS that MS has produced, had a tiny foot-print, (in the MEGA - not GIGA byte size), could be tweaked to be very secure, no glitzy bells & whistles, and with up to 128GB RAM, was so unbelievably fast would make more than your head spin...
 
but alas, entropy is also a force to be reckoned with...

 






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