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Hi all, ive just bought a netbook, This One. It has windows XP on it so i thought that meant all the usuall stuff like word, excel etc.
Now ive realised it doesnt come with any, how can i install this on the netbook, where is the best place to download it from ive had a look on microsoft.com and dont have a clue what to use


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Well there are 2 versions, Office 2003 or Office 2007. Office 2007 has alot more functionality then 2003.

All computers that are sold today have Microsoft Office 2007. But if you was to go onto a computer with Office 2003 on it then you wont be able to open the file because it is not backwards compatible and it will say unable to open the file (unless you convert it). But if you was to make a file in Office 2003 then you are able to open it in Office 2007.

It all depends wether you use other computer's in your line of work. If you do then find out what version of Office they use, if they use Office 2003 then you will have to get Office 2003, but it they have Office 2007 then you have a choice between them both.

Hope this helps and doesn't confuse you
 

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QUOTE(wilson2010 @ 24 Feb 2010, 02:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>If you do then find out what version of Office they use, if they use Office 2003 then you will have to get Office 2003, but it they have Office 2007 then you have a choice between them both.

Other way around, surely?

 

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QUOTE(choccymonster @ 24 Feb 2010, 03:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Other way around, surely?



No it's the right way. Office 2007 will open 2003 files because they both have the same functionality. But Office 2003 wont open 2007 files because Office 2007 is newer and will have more features than 2003 so 2003 will be unable to read the file
 

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QUOTE(davo1983 @ 24 Feb 2010, 02:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi all, ive just bought a netbook, This One. It has windows XP on it so i thought that meant all the usuall stuff like word, excel etc.
Now ive realised it doesnt come with any, how can i install this on the netbook, where is the best place to download it from ive had a look on microsoft.com and dont have a clue what to use


Please help

If you are using this netbook for work then get your work to pay for Office 2007 Professional, it's a fortune. Any file you make with 2007 (xlsx, docx) can be re-saved into a 2003 version (xls, doc) so tell them you want 2007 with a single click so don't worry about 2003-2007 functionality, it's not an issue.

If you are using it as a personal netbook then use openoffice as it's free, it will do everything you need. You can't just "download" Excel, Word etc, you are meant to buy them
 

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QUOTE(Naranja @ 24 Feb 2010, 03:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I use Open office its free and not that much different from Microsoft Office

http://www.openoffice.org/

Cheers
ive just downloaded this, looks like microsoft.

QUOTE(yoinkster @ 24 Feb 2010, 04:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>If you are using this netbook for work then get your work to pay for Office 2007 Professional, it's a fortune. Any file you make with 2007 (xlsx, docx) can be re-saved into a 2003 version (xls, doc) so tell them you want 2007 with a single click so don't worry about 2003-2007 functionality, it's not an issue.

If you are using it as a personal netbook then use openoffice as it's free, it will do everything you need. You can't just "download" Excel, Word etc, you are meant to buy them


It is a personal netbook but had no idea of open office so i would have paid for microsoft download but as this open office is free its saved me.

Cheers for all the advice guys.
 

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QUOTE(wilson2010 @ 24 Feb 2010, 03:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>No it's the right way. Office 2007 will open 2003 files because they both have the same functionality. But Office 2003 wont open 2007 files because Office 2007 is newer and will have more features than 2003 so 2003 will be unable to read the file

Yes - but that's not what you said.

You said if the OP's work use Office 2003, he will have to get Office 2003, which isn't true - he could use Office 2007, and save as Office 2003 compatible file.

If the OP's work use Office 2007, then he will have to get Office 2007, as Office 2003 will not open native Office 2007 files.

You had it the other way around.

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QUOTE(wilson2010 @ 24 Feb 2010, 02:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It all depends wether you use other computer's in your line of work. If you do then find out what version of Office they use, if they use Office 2003 then you will have to get Office 2003, but it they have Office 2007 then you have a choice between them both.
 

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QUOTE(wilson2010 @ 24 Feb 2010, 02:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Well there are 2 versions, Office 2003 or Office 2007. Office 2007 has alot more functionality then 2003.

All computers that are sold today have Microsoft Office 2007. But if you was to go onto a computer with Office 2003 on it then you wont be able to open the file because it is not backwards compatible and it will say unable to open the file (unless you convert it). But if you was to make a file in Office 2003 then you are able to open it in Office 2007.

It all depends wether you use other computer's in your line of work. If you do then find out what version of Office they use, if they use Office 2003 then you will have to get Office 2003, but it they have Office 2007 then you have a choice between them both.

Hope this helps and doesn't confuse you

Good that you made an effort to help the OP but your response was incorrect in almost every aspect.
You got your 2003 v 2007 assessment the wrong way around as explained by Choccymonster plus Office 2007 is most definitely not installed on every new computer.
 

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QUOTE(Alb @ 24 Feb 2010, 05:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Good that you made an effort to help the OP but your response was incorrect in almost every aspect.
You got your 2003 v 2007 assessment the wrong way around as explained by Choccymonster plus Office 2007 is most definitely not installed on every new computer.

In addition if you install the MS Office Compatibility Pack with Office XP or Office 2003 you can open, edit and save documents in the new 2007 format.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

The biggest thing yet thought is this. You can purchase MS Office 2007 Home & Student Edition for less than £60 and this is a 3 user licence. Fantastic value!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Office-2...e/dp/B000HCZ8EO
 
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