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    Office 365 if Internet is down?

    This may seem like a dumb question, as it does even to me...but...

    I have a chance to get Office 365 for $20 per year through my university.

    But, if my net connect is down, then all my Office apps are down as well, aren't they?

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    If you are getting Office 365 through one of the options that allows you to install a copy of the office apps in your computer, the net connection won't affect your ability to run them.
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    I'll have to check and see if that is the case...

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    Rui;

    I just went back and looked again, and here is what is posted:


    Install on up to 2 PCs and Windows 8 tablets, Macs.1
    The latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote2, Publisher2, and Access.2
    An extra 20 GB of online storage in SkyDrive (27 GB total) for anywhere access to your documents.3
    60 minutes of Skype™ calls to phones in 40+ countries every month.4
    Full, streamable versions of Office on any PC with Office on Demand.5
    Convenient four year subscription with automatic upgrades included so you’re always up to date with the latest features and services.

    ?

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    Yes, Chuck, seems you will get the real deal and will be able to install the apps locally, like your Office versions up to now and not be restricted to Web versions. I think for $20, taking that deal is a no brainer.
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    Rui, sounds good. Then, since this is a subscription, even though I can download and install, will it "expire" at the end of the 4 year subscription? And, if so, will my "normal" Office 2010 be able to access files created by the subscription model?

    If so, then I'm off to buy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    Then, since this is a subscription, even though I can download and install, will it "expire" at the end of the 4 year subscription? And, if so, will my "normal" Office 2010 be able to access files created by the subscription model?
    What happens when my subscription ends? How can I continue to work with my documents?
    As the expiration date approaches, you will receive notifications in the Office applications and via email, alerting you to the upcoming expiration. Once your Office 365 subscription expires, the Office software applications enter read-only reduced functionality mode, which means that you can view or print documents, but you will not be able to create new documents or edit existing documents.
    To return to full Office functionality, you can purchase a new subscription or one PC another version of Office, from Office.com or any participating retailer. You could also return to using an older version of Office, or use the free Office Web Apps on SkyDrive for basic editing.

    Office Frequently Asked Questions: Managing your Office 365 subscription

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    So then Bruce.My Office 2010 will be able to edit the 365 documents?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    So then Bruce.My Office 2010 will be able to edit the 365 documents?
    That's the way I interpret, "To return to full Office functionality, ... You could also return to using an older version of Office,". How do you interpret it?

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    Bruce, I would think so as well....But I wouldn't want to find some important document "locked" if i returned to 2010 either.

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    The subscription ending won't affect any documents at all, only your ability to run the Office apps installed as part of the subscription. As Bruce posted, even the apps will still work, but only in read-only mode, which means you won't be able to change the documents using those apps.
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    I got it...thanks guys.

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    But I can edit them with Office 2010 after the expiration?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWBillow View Post
    But I can edit them with Office 2010 after the expiration?
    Yes, absolutely. There is no difference in the document file formats between Office 2010 and Office 2013 (which is what you get as part of Office 365).

    There are a few minor features (such as embedded video, or a repeating section content control in Word) that you might put into a document using Office 365, that you wouldn't be able to edit using Office 2010. Even then, that won't prevent opening and editing the document.

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    Cool. Thanks.

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    Ok, when I was looking at the signup, it was talking about an additional 20 gigs of SkyDrive, totaling 27gigs. But I already have 25 gigs through the promo a while back...so now will the 20 be added to my 25? I would think so...

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