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Open Source Office free ware...?

Discussion in 'Software' started by jopers1986, 22 Nov 2009.

  1. jopers1986

    jopers1986 Member

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    hi,

    Just wondering what a good free ware version of office is and where i can get it from?

    Can't find my memory stick with office on it :wallbash:

    Thanks for the help

    Rich
     
  2. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN Well-Known Member

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    I think Open Office sould be fine. I wouldn't know though, i don't use any Office at all.
     
  3. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    +1 for OpenOffice. Completely free and able to read most Office formats (it doesn't, I think, read Office 2007 files - the ones with the x on the end of the extensions: .docx, .xlsx etc).

    Available to download from the Open Office website
     
  4. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    +1, OpenOffice is an excellent alternative. I think the latest version(s) can read Office 2007 files, but I'm not 100% sure.
     
  5. Geoff x

    Geoff x New Member

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    Definitely try Open Office. According to this it can open Microsoft Office 2007 files, but can't save them.
     
  6. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    OpenOffice if you want free.
     
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    jbloggs New Member

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    Helium Charcoal New Member

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    There are a couple freeware converters out there that convert freely between .doc and .docx formats. The conversion doesn't usually work 100%, but it should be good enough for everyday purposes.

    It's sort of a clumsy workaround, but it works.
     
  9. dave_c

    dave_c Member

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    open office is great and it CAN definitly read Office 07 stuff, the issue is when i open file which i have saved to an MSO format from open office the margins tend to be differant to how they are displayed on screen when opened with MSO, which is fne, provided your not e-mail a CV or the likes
     

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