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Microsoft Office Subscriptions
« on: May 02, 2016, 06:26:53 AM »
Got an e mail telling me that my Office subscription has lapsed and that Office will cease to work on my pooter tonight  evil:

Ideally I want to buy it on disk so that I pay a one off price, but they seem to be making this a tad difficult  cussing: cussing:

Any suggestions? Have tried the freee alternatives (Open Office) but don't really get on with them. Or does someone have a disk they can lend me, like  whistle:
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Re: Microsoft Office Subscriptions
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2016, 06:39:39 AM »
Got an e mail telling me that my Office subscription has lapsed and that Office will cease to work on my pooter tonight  evil:

Ideally I want to buy it on disk so that I pay a one off price, but they seem to be making this a tad difficult  cussing: cussing:

Any suggestions? Have tried the freee alternatives (Open Office) but don't really get on with them. Or does someone have a disk they can lend me, like  whistle:

I have a disk but it is Office 2003...

Open Office is excellent - you have to persist with it and some things are (rather annoyingly) in different places but a quick Google always points you in the right direction...

A bargain at the price!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Microsoft Office Subscriptions
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2016, 08:32:59 AM »
we have a special offer on at work at the moment - cos they have just introduced Office 365  and they are selling it to staff for home use for the offer of a tenner for the download and another tenner for the dvd backup disk  :thumbsup:
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Re: Microsoft Office Subscriptions
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2016, 08:39:43 AM »
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Re: Microsoft Office Subscriptions
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2016, 10:31:56 AM »
Got an e mail telling me that my Office subscription has lapsed and that Office will cease to work on my pooter tonight  evil:

Ideally I want to buy it on disk so that I pay a one off price, but they seem to be making this a tad difficult  cussing: cussing:

Any suggestions? Have tried the freee alternatives (Open Office) but don't really get on with them. Or does someone have a disk they can lend me, like  whistle:
Well it's 162 at Amazon (94 if personal use).  Is that "a tad difficult"?   noooo:  Pricey maybe.

And yes in my experience those free ones can be incomplete.  Some of the cleverer features just aren't there as I found out with conditional formatting.  OK for 99.9% of personal use.
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Re: Microsoft Office Subscriptions
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2016, 10:36:47 AM »
I  got fed up off "renting" it for 80 a year cussing: cussing: cussing:

Might look at the AMazong version rubschin:
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Re: Microsoft Office Subscriptions
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2016, 03:15:58 PM »
Downloaded Home and Student for one off payment of 74 :thumbsup:
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Re: Microsoft Office Subscriptions
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2016, 03:45:51 PM »
Downloaded Home and Student for one off payment of 74 :thumbsup:

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Re: Microsoft Office Subscriptions
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2016, 05:46:28 PM »
Downloaded Home and Student for one off payment of 74 :thumbsup:
And you are never going to use it for business?

IIRC Home and Student leaves a detectable watermark in every document created

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Re: Microsoft Office Subscriptions
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2016, 05:56:28 PM »
Downloaded Home and Student for one off payment of 74 :thumbsup:
And you are never going to use it for business?

IIRC Home and Student leaves a detectable watermark in every document created

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Re: Microsoft Office Subscriptions
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2016, 05:57:02 PM »
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Nah, just checked it. All fine  :thumbsup:
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Re: Microsoft Office Subscriptions
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2016, 06:49:47 PM »
Downloaded Home and Student for one off payment of 74 :thumbsup:
And you are never going to use it for business?

IIRC Home and Student leaves a detectable watermark in every document created

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So lets get this right

Could they do it? Yes
Why wouldn't they do it?  No reason
Can anyone decode that preamble at the front of every Office file?  No


The only question is would they actually act on it?  Shrugs:



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Re: Microsoft Office Subscriptions
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2016, 06:52:15 PM »
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Re: Microsoft Office Subscriptions
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2016, 06:55:07 PM »
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Just buy the proper thing... ::)
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Re: Microsoft Office Subscriptions
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2016, 06:56:33 PM »
I have and it bleddy works  cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:
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