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ExVeep
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Posted - 04/21/2011 :  11:42:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What versions of Word work with win 7? I have 2000 and 2003 would either one work with Win 7? Also what about the free versions and where would I get it?


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Edited by - ExVeep on 04/21/2011 11:45:25

Mick
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Posted - 04/21/2011 :  12:47:17  Show Profile  Visit Mick's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dont know about Free versions. The answer as far as older versions of Office being compatible seems to be "that depends..."
Discussion here:
http://goo.gl/mwK1s

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ExVeep
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Posted - 04/21/2011 :  23:06:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mick

When I mentioned free version I meant Open Office.


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D.Oliver
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Posted - 04/22/2011 :  10:44:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OpenOffice.org 3.0 and 3.1 are both compatible with Windows 7 (64-bit and 32-bit).

This info was found at the Windows Compatibility Center located here.

I hope this helps.

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Mick
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Posted - 04/22/2011 :  11:50:45  Show Profile  Visit Mick's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Charles, I am a long term fan of Open Office.
http://www.openoffice.org/

However I have recently switched. The Open Office developers had a little falling out. The group was mostly supported by Sun corporation. But Sun was bought out by Oracle, which is (is said to be) less friendly to open source development. So many of the prime developers (so the story goes) bailed out on the project, and started a new (very similar) project called Libre Office. It seems to me, to be proceding faster, than OpenOffice and fixed several problems that I had with OO. So, I have been using Libre Office exclusively for several months. The file formats as near as I can tell, identical, both will handle Word and Excel, and menus on both are very much like an older version of MS Office.

The Libre Office biggest obstacle is that it has versions for OS you can imagine, and comes in many different languages, so it looks intimidating for the first time user to select which download to get. It looks intimidating even to long term Windows users.

This link:
http://www.libreoffice.org/download/instructions/
has all the instructions for how to use this page:
http://www.libreoffice.org/download/

The download that worked for me, is this:
http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/3.3.2/win/x86/LibO_3.3.2_Win_x86_install_multi.exe

I likely will keep both installed for a while at least, and do the updates and testing one at a time.

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Mick
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Posted - 04/22/2011 :  12:12:32  Show Profile  Visit Mick's Homepage  Reply with Quote
And if those choices are not enough to confuse you, you could try Scribus, or AbiWord, discussed here:
here

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