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    Proofing Tools (Office 2K SBE)

    I'm interested in acquiring the "Proofing Tools" CD for Office 2000. I've checked with Microsoft sales, both US and International, and they say it simply is no longer avaiIable. All they offer is enhancements for Office XP. Any help/suggestions/offers for sale would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Also, I'm new to the Lounge, so feel free to correct me if I'm doing something wrong. Dave

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    Re: Proofing Tools (Office 2K SBE)

    Try <A target="_blank" HREF=http://shopper.cnet.com/shopping/search/results/1,10214,0-1257,00.html?tag=srch&qt=proofing+tools&cn=&ca=125 7>CNET Shopper</A>?

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    Re: Proofing Tools (Office 2K SBE)

    Yep, I went to CNET Shopper, (thanks for the referral), and only one firm, a New York company called "Broadway Computer and Video" was shown as having Ofice 2K Proofing Tools in stock. I called them, and the customer service rep I talked to double checked and found that their warehouse inventory was wrong; they didn't have it in stock. I've spent the last couple of days checking with chain stores (CompUSA, etc), and continuing to strike out. A rep for a local computer sales company called Microsoft for me, and she was told that I would have to buy Proofing Tools for Office XP at $79.95, then after it is received, call back and give them the license number for the XP tools and ask for tools for Office 2K, priced at $23.00, and then they would send the CD. Seems pretty unfair to have to pay $80.00 just for the privilege of buying something for $23.00. I guess Redmond always wins....absolute power, and all that. Anyway, I'm back to looking for Proofing Tools For Office 2000, so if anybody has any ideas, please let me know. Thanks.

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    Re: Proofing Tools (Office 2K SBE)

    i think the 23 is for s/h, if you could find proofing tools, it would retail for about the same $80 - less any discounts vendors would be offering. (i paid about 80 for mine when office 2000 was released)

    look at it this way - if you ever upgrade to office xp, you'll have the tools <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> for less than normal. Many firms would tell you to find them yourself on the local market - "we don't sell old versions..." or "we'll sell it at MSRP" but i've found MS very good at supplying downgrades back a version or two for the cost of shipping alone.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.pricegrabber.com>http://www.pricegrabber.com</A> shows cdw has it for $56 BTW. might want to check there.

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    Re: Proofing Tools (Office 2K SBE)

    looks like the ones cdw has are on the license programs - not normal retail copies. (don't let the under 30 prices excite you, one is for license only, the other might be disk only, no license <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> but both are under the license program)

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