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    Agreed, Jim. What happened to "if it ain't broke,...

    Agreed, Jim. What happened to "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"? LOL

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    The other reason (apart from any bugs in the 2016...

    The other reason (apart from any bugs in the 2016 version) is that (from what I can see) is that 2016 seems to be more about work collaboration. Being retired, that has little interest to me. I have...
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    I like the analogy Martin...maybe MS should offer...

    I like the analogy Martin...maybe MS should offer the user interface to be a user choice?

    OTOH, I'm sure that MS would like to ditch the old code in favor of the new code. IBM has kept the basic...
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    I understand some of the frustrations mentioned...

    I understand some of the frustrations mentioned below.

    Have you tried Classic Shell to make Win8 or Win10 "look" like Win7? I use it on both of my Win8.1 systems and installed it on a family...
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    Thanks FN.......I fully intend to upgrade the...

    Thanks FN.......I fully intend to upgrade the Win8.1 systems to Win10. I will be out of the country for all of March and will do those upgrades when I get back. The Win7 desktop is in it's 6th year...
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    Ah, OK. I have had my Outlook 2013 set to HTML as...

    Ah, OK. I have had my Outlook 2013 set to HTML as a default for a long time, hence never seeing this problem.

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    Nah, don't think so. I use Outlook 2013 to send...

    Nah, don't think so. I use Outlook 2013 to send email messages to several different distribution lists. Those users are PC users, mac users, people who use the installed Outlook client (some before...
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    Interesting, I wonder if MS have done something...

    Interesting, I wonder if MS have done something in Win10 with the idle loop processing?

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    First thanks to all that replied. Paul...why...

    First thanks to all that replied. Paul...why quieter do you think?

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    General thoughts Win7 to Win10

    I have a Win7 desktop, a Win8.1 desktop and a Win8.1 laptop. Both Win8 systems are using the excellent Classic Shell.

    From general nosing around the web (and Windows Secrets, I believe), I have...
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    I agree ruirib. I have stuck with Office so far...

    I agree ruirib. I have stuck with Office so far as I used it at work a lot (even though, over several versions, MS have changed the interface enough that many people probably went to Google Docs...
  12. Good question...one would think by now that MS...

    Good question...one would think by now that MS would be able to implement a method to do this from Office version to Office version plus one, no?

    I imagine that everyone "dinks" on the Office...
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    Thanks RockE. There seem to be conflicting...

    Thanks RockE. There seem to be conflicting websites re Thunderbird. I don't use it anyway, so no bother to me.

    Outlook is my most used Office app, followed by Powerpoint, Excel and Word (although...
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    Thanks edn....in my mind at least I was not...

    Thanks edn....in my mind at least I was not looking to give MS money to rent Office. The only reason would have been if my wife (who doesn't seem to like Libre Office) would convert to Outlook (she...
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    You may have a point, although from looking at...

    You may have a point, although from looking at 2016 "features"...they all seem like "corporate" type additions and being retired now...I don't I need them.

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    Yep, I saw that also....I assumed (bad word, I...

    Yep, I saw that also....I assumed (bad word, I know) that that was a Thunderbird "hidden talent" or that maybe the statement referred to email as "chatting". I tried Thunderbird some number of years...
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    I guess I don't read that the same way. The text...

    I guess I don't read that the same way. The text states "the Mozilla Foundation is set to drop Thunderbird". Maybe Windows Secrets can find out for us?

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    BTW, from a quick browse of a review of Office...

    BTW, from a quick browse of a review of Office 2016...it seems very largely aimed at business oriented updates. I did NOT see much use for me as an "old" retired guy that does adult teaching. I might...
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    I didn't see a date on the URL that you posted,...

    I didn't see a date on the URL that you posted, but the one that I posted had a December 16, 2015 date on the article and the first sentence stated "While it intends to stop work on its chat software...
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    Thunderbird about to be dropped? See: ...

    Thunderbird about to be dropped? See:

    http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/mozilla-updates-firefox-abandons-thunderbird-and-firefox-os-291525.html

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    I asked MailBird TS a couple of questions. These...

    I asked MailBird TS a couple of questions. These were:

    I currently use Office 2013. I use Outlook fairly extensively, especially calendaring. I store many emails locally. I sync my Outlook...
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    I didn't expect a free upgrade to 2016, but I...

    I didn't expect a free upgrade to 2016, but I would have thought that MS could have offered current license holders something of a break. It doesn't help that when I retired from the Federal...
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    @dogknees.....Yep, I understand the cost model....

    @dogknees.....Yep, I understand the cost model. Thanks.

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    I just looked again.

    Office for 1 PC is $69.99/year.
    Office Home (5 PCs) is $99.99/year.
    Office 2016 is $229.99/year.
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    Hmmm...hadn't thought of that path...I'll check...

    Hmmm...hadn't thought of that path...I'll check it out.

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    Looks like Office Student doesn't include Outlook. See https://products.office.com/en-us/home-and-student

    Thanks,

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    Upgrading Office 2013 to 2016

    From browsing around the net it seems that there is no "upgrade" path for those people with licensed copies of Office 2013 to upgrade to Office 2016. It's a case of buying the whole suite again (at...
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