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    Word 2002

    My daughter needs to have Word 2002 for her Business College classes. I was wondering if any of the members knew of good sites where to purchase it...very limited budget, I might add.. She has Works installed in her WinME, but that really isn't what they want...it has to be Word. The College uses XP Home/Word on all of their machines.
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    Re: Word 2002

    The current version of Works, and at least one prior version, uses Word as the text editor. The current version, Works Suite 2002, uses Word 2002. You might be able to find an upgrade from whatever version she has on her PC, or as a student, you can often buy product for 1/3 to 1/2 the normal retail price. On the other hand, if she has Works Suite 2001, there isn't much difference between the versions functionally, and the file formats are compatible, so it may be prudent to wait and see before forking over any <img src=/S/money.gif border=0 alt=money width=17 height=15>.
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    Re: Word 2002

    Thanks <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>. I will just forward your reply to her...let her find out what she needs/has, etc. I don't have Word on my computer - just Wordpad <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>...I even uninstalled the Works that came with WinME...no use for it.
    I noticed when I was at Staples this morning, that Office Suite 2002 has Word2002,PowerPoint,Excel (etc)...would something like that be a better deal for her than just Word? I guess it's just up to her to find out exactly what is required.

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    Re: Word 2002

    I would definitely go with the Office Suite. For a student, I would think that PowerPoint would be a great thing to have if she ever has to do any kind of classroom presentations. And I think Excel is one of the alltime great programs. You can order the Office 2002 Suite online in a student/teacher edition for about $150.00 (if I remember right), and I think places like Office Depot and Office Max carry it for that price as well. A lot of college bookstores also stock educational versions of software.

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    Re: Word 2002

    Thank you. I think the Office Suite would be best...but if she will never need Excel or Powerpoint, etc...it would be a waste of time/money to have it.
    Like I stated before, I won't know what is needed until she finds out what she does need. <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Word 2002

    The student edition is probably your best bet- you may find Word as a standalone at a college shop.

    I found at one stage it was a good idea to do a part time student just to get the excellent student prices on software. The academic editions however do not give you any upgrade rights.
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    Re: Word 2002

    Geoff...there is no 'Word' by itself...not that I can find...upgrade @ $79+, but one must have 1 of various Microsoft Office-type programs already installed ...which she doesn't. For the Office Suite 2002XP - student & teacher, I think the price is $159 or something like that. I do know that a student can get software at 1/2 or 1/3 off the price through the College, or whatever...
    She can do the inquiries at the College - I just end up paying for it <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15> .

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    Re: Word 2002

    Well, even if it isn't needed for a particular class, I don't think it would be a waste...even knowing a small amount of Excel or PowerPoint can go a long way in the workplace these days.

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