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    Using Word 2010 with Office 365

    I have Office 365 running under Windows 8.1.
    Can I install Word 2010 and use it instead of Word 365?
    I have searched the forum but there were no results.
    Thanking you in anticipation
    mccer7

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    Which version of Word do you have installed? Go to File | Account (or Office Account) | About Word.

    If/when you install the latest version of Office which is Office 2016 any older versions will be uninstalled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mccer7 View Post
    I have Office 365 running under Windows 8.1.
    Can I install Word 2010 and use it instead of Word 365?
    Yes, but you should uninstall Office 365 first. Note that doing so won't delete your files or settings. If you're using Outlook with Office 365, you might want to check whether Outlook 2010 can read its files; otherwise you'll need to find a converter or keep Outlook 365 installed.
    Cheers,

    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

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    I have both Word 2013 and Word 2010 running on my computer, often open simultaneously. It is important that they have separate user templates and startup folders. That means one or both need to have custom folder locations set. I agree that you would want to uninstall Word 2013/16 from Office 365 then install Word 2010. Then set custom locations for those folders in Word 2010. You could then reinstall Word 2013/16 if you wanted.

    If you install both versions of Word you may experience Word re-initializing when started in different versions. If so, see this page under "registry hack."

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    An issue I found in having different versions of Office installed on my computer is they had to be the same 'bitness', either both 64-bit or both 32-bit. Office 2010 is the first to be available as either.

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