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    Why You're still using Office

    Offers an interesting perspective with the release of the Office 2013 preview
    http://www.wired.com/business/2012/0...-using-office/

    I stumbled upon a freeware Office clone that should satisfy the requirements of the average user. Especially the ribbon haters: Office Suite Free 2012
    http://www.kingsoftstore.co.uk/download/index.html

    Jerry

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    Jerry,

    In a word VBA!
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    RG, I am with you .

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    That sure makes you two typical users

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    We are typical Jerry, just not the most frequent kind of typical .

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Jerry,

    In a word VBA!
    Technically that is three (3) WORDS


    ...or is it REALLY (4)?
    Do you "Believe"? Do you vote? Please Read:
    LEARN something today so you can TEACH something tomorrow.
    DETAIL in your question promotes DETAIL in my answer.
    Dominus Vobiscum <))>(

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    Russ,

    Technically speaking it's an Acronym not a Word!
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    How about anything to do with field coding, macros and full compatability with Word which the alternatives claim but fail to deliver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Technically speaking it's an Acronym not a Word!
    Actually it's not an acronym, but an initialism...

    (Pedants need to have a high standard of accuracy!)
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    No wonder they call us "NERDS".

    Is that an acronym, an initialism or an insult?
    Do you "Believe"? Do you vote? Please Read:
    LEARN something today so you can TEACH something tomorrow.
    DETAIL in your question promotes DETAIL in my answer.
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    To me, a compliment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RussB View Post
    No wonder they call us "NERDS".

    Is that an acronym, an initialism or an insult?
    See this Wikipedia entry. Like Rory I consider it a compliment since that's what they called B.G. I just wish I was as big a NERD as him!
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    I haven't used MS Office at home in many years. I'm using Libre Office. Its isn't so much an issue with features I don't like or changes between versions as it is the cost.
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    A mountain of alternatives were suggested (in Wired comments) with no mention of WordPerfect Office, which, I note, is on sale until the end of the month, although that may just be a price for me. If you have Office, you qualify for the upgrade price, and I think you can download a trial free of charge. In my mind WordPerfect is by far the most important competition, and it isn't even on the mental map of all those commentators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogberry View Post
    A mountain of alternatives were suggested (in Wired comments) with no mention of WordPerfect Office, which, I note, is on sale until the end of the month, although that may just be a price for me. If you have Office, you qualify for the upgrade price, and I think you can download a trial free of charge. In my mind WordPerfect is by far the most important competition, and it isn't even on the mental map of all those commentators.
    WordPerfect was top dog until Windows came out - then because WP did not run well with Windows (I know - I was using it) Word overtook it and has continued its ascendancy.

    I still use WordPerfect and like it but I doubt it will ever regain the place it once held.

    I wonder how many who have moaned about the changes in Office over the years have actually stopped using it.

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