Lounge members discuss costs of upgrade

Kathleen Atkins

When an enthusiastic early adopter pauses to ponder whether he really ought to add Office 2013 to his collection of new toys, he brings his question to the Lounge.

Wherein a discussion of licensing terms, business- and home-use subscription models, and the good sense of keeping an older Office ensues. You can follow the thinking of fellow Lounge members in the General Productivity forum.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Office 2010 vs. Office 2013
Word Processing Copying text from PDF to Word document
Spreadsheets Significance of ‘^‘ in formula?
Databases Lock record for editing if someone else will edit it?
Presentation Apps Playing video and content build in PowerPoint 2007
Visual Basic for Apps Conditional find and replace/overwrite VBA
Microsoft Outlook Getting Outlook Express messages into Outlook 2003
Non-Outlook E-mail Using disposable email address against spam?
Other MS Apps Windows Media Player can’t delete or find playlist
General Windows Uninstalling program when InstallShield fails
Windows 8 Windows freezing
Windows 7 Recovery: Experts needed
  Install old scanner on Win7 machine?
  Older version of Photo Gallery wanted
Windows Vista Task bar won’t autohide
Windows XP Windows XP SP3: Mouse freezes when using Firefox or Explorer
Windows Servers Default printer not being saved
Internet Explorer IE 10: How to create shortcut to page
Third-Party Browsers JPG file downloads vary
Networking Remote Desktop Connection: Printer not redirecting
Social Media TweetDeck: What current client matches features of old AIR version?
Other Technologies
Security & Scams Unknown window appears during startup
Maintenance Backup software can’t create shadow copies
Hardware Liquid cooling versus heat pipes
Other Applications Moving long threads to new forum

starred posts: particularly useful

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If you’re already registered, you can jump right in to today’s discussions in the Lounge.

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.