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Paul Friswold
09 Jan 2019

Any thoughts on the legitimate nature of the 'past generation' versions of Office (2016, 2013,etc.) being offered on the internet at lower prices?

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Gary
09 Jan 2019

Could not find the site.
I use Firefox

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Len
09 Jan 2019

WPS is also free. I have used it for many years.

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Mark H.
09 Jan 2019

I use Office 365 Home. My wife and I each have 1TB of storage on OneDrive. Given the amount of storage we're using, the $99 is worth it.
Libre Office requires that I install JAVA, which has its own issues. In general, if there's a program that I want to use I go to that developer's website. I figure that way I know what I'm getting. I'm not one to follow the crowd so I don't use Google unless I'm forced to. (I have an Android phone.)

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bill
09 Jan 2019

"There are plenty of alternatives that work just as well, and are file-compatible with Office."
But not fully compatible. Most work well as stand alone items and someone with the actual Office programs can use them.
The gotcha comes when the person using office sends you a new file or edits to your file that includes features that your "compatible" software doesn't handle properly. It has happened to me more than once.

Posted by:

Mark Hoffman
09 Jan 2019

I'm using OpenOffice.org and would like to know how that compares to what was suggested, Libre Office.

Posted by:

QUebec City
09 Jan 2019

LibreOffice is very nice, it does all I need to. The only thing lacking is the replacement of any character with a paragraph mark. But it is free and works as well as Microsoft Office.

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Will
09 Jan 2019

I've been using WPS Office Free for years. Fully compatible. For a while they had absurd adverts at each launch but that ended maybe 8-10 months ago. My only complaint is that the free version does not support macro's.

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Stephe
09 Jan 2019

I took a chance and got an "MS Office Professional Plus 2016 Full PC Version All Languages Lifetime Key" for £5.99 (about $7.65 today) — downloaded the program, put the key in and got the updates from Microsoft. Seems all legal and working fine (over 2 months in)...

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John
09 Jan 2019

I'm not a fan of storing my information in the cloud. The last MS office program with a CD and computer storage was 2010. That's what I use; and it's great. Also, Acrobat Reader now stores in the cloud. Bad news in that everything can be hacked.

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Stuart Berg
09 Jan 2019

The problem I have with the Microsoft Office "wannabes" is that I've never found one that has a relational database compatible with Microsoft Access. If anyone knows of one, PLEASE let me know by posting here!

Posted by:

numps
09 Jan 2019

OpenOffice.org has been gone for a long time. It became Apache Open Office, and when that was bought out by Oracle most of the developers left to start Libre Office on the same open source base. Libre and Oracle are both active, though Libre has more active development.

WPS used to be Kingsoft and is a Chinese product, which raises lots of red flags for me.

Personally I think most people would be best served by Libre Office, which I settled on after trying most everything out there and doing some research. When I think back to WordStar and WordPerfect they've all come a loooong way.

Posted by:

tom felock
09 Jan 2019

I use libre instead of excel...works fine!!!!!

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Robert H
09 Jan 2019

I brought a Lifetime license for Office 365/5 users for $6 from a site called Bonanza.com and have been using it for 2 years with no problems yet.

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Ron
09 Jan 2019

On Windows 10, I'm using MS Office 2016. However, when using Linux, I've found that ONLY OFFICE seems to be the most compatible to MS Office, and in my opinion looks very similar to Office. You will find ONLY OFFICE at onlyoffice.com. There are several versions but the Desktop Editor version is free.

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Cameron
09 Jan 2019

Sadly, the alternatives are not quite compatible enough. While I'm happy with LibreOffice and Goggle Docs, my wife makes her living copy-editing and usually works with Word docs (and pdfs... another one where the free alternatives aren't quite up to snuff). She really can't risk compatibility issues on some of the more advanced features (and let's face it, not computer savvy enough to figure out any new software... she had enough trouble getting used to Office's new ribbon menus).

Posted by:

Sandy jewell
09 Jan 2019

I've used kingsoft for years. Seems ok to me. Bob recommended it way back.

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Sandy jewell
09 Jan 2019

I've used kingsoft for years. Seems ok to me. Bob recommended it way back.

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Sandy jewell
09 Jan 2019

I've used kingsoft for years. Seems ok to me. Bob recommended it way back.

Posted by:

Sandy jewell
09 Jan 2019

I've used kingsoft for years. Seems ok to me. Bob recommended it way back.

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