What Office Software Do You Use?

Satchman
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What Office Software Do You Use?

Post by Satchman » Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:40 pm

Greetings WOT,

With the tremendous influx of Office software, it appears that although MS Office still dominates the business world, major influxes in the use of free and on-line Office suites such as Libre Office, Open Office, Google Drive, and the free Microsoft Office Online, have opened up new choices and opportunities for many users.

MS Office is still the standard for business. Newer versions are expensive (Office 2007+) Many people don't like the Ribbon of modern MS Office (2007+) and use Classic Office (97-2003.) because it still meets their needs, takes up less memory on newer systems, and for many home and small business users, does what the users need. Most larger businesses doing advanced managerial assessments, technical writing, or statistical analysis will probably use a modern version of MS Office.

For home users, most will be writing letters, papers for school, note-taking, recipes, and general correspondence. In this regard any word processing software version will do a great job. Additionally, I am amazed by the exponential growth of Google Drive in the classroom. Libre Office now seems to be the dominate Office suite that is free. Millions still use legacy MS Office, up to and including Office 2003. Microsoft does provide a free Compatibility Converter, which allows users with Office 2003 and below installed, the ability to open up Office 2007 and higher document files created with the new Docx. format

MS also offers a rented version of Office called Office 365. For a required $100 a year, you can get licenses on up to five computers, and expanded One Drive Storage all integrated. Good price for businesses. Might be a little steep for home users.

What Office software do you use most often? I have Office 2003 on Windows 7 with the Compatibility Converter. It does everything I need it to do, and the Converter, while not perfect, probably gets a conversion correct 98% of the time. I also find myself using Google Drive more and more for the Auto-Save feature, the Revision History function, and the ability to work across computers in the cloud. One Drive seems to offer a little more, but you can only save in new MS file formats if you create a document in One Drive. You can however, upload just about anything to One Drive or Google Drive, (or both) for easy storage and access.

LIST OF OFFICE SOFTWARE

MS Office 365 (Rental Only)
MS Office 2013
MS Office 2010
MS Office 2007
MS Office 97-2003
Libre Office
Open Office
WPS-Kingsoft Office
Wordperfect

List other products in the comments section. I should mention I have Office 2010 on my Windows 8,1 laptop, but find the Ribbon and functionality too cluttered compared to Office 2003. Feel free to mention as well if you don't use any Office software.

Satch

MysteryFCM
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RE: What Office Software Do You Use?

Post by MysteryFCM » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:59 pm

Using Office 2007, 2010 and 2013 here (LibreOffice on my Debian etc systems)

Guest

RE: What Office Software Do You Use?

Post by Guest » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:52 pm

I'm Using WPS (Kingsoft office) 2013

Satchman
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RE: What Office Software Do You Use?

Post by Satchman » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:02 pm

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I'm Using WPS (Kingsoft office) 2013
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I forgot about that one!

I added it to the list.

Satch


c۞g
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RE: What Office Software Do You Use?

Post by c۞g » Sun May 03, 2015 1:46 pm

Back in 1985 it originated as StarWriter, which has since evolved into: https://www.openoffice.org/

redblade7
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RE: What Office Software Do You Use?

Post by redblade7 » Mon May 04, 2015 2:21 am

I used OpenOffice for a long time but LibreOffice is a lot more updated.

Guest

RE: What Office Software Do You Use?

Post by Guest » Mon May 04, 2015 3:08 am

Using OpenOffice and MS Office 2007 = both are very user-friendly in my opinion. OpenOffice is much better only because it is free.

A440
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RE: What Office Software Do You Use?

Post by A440 » Mon May 04, 2015 10:17 am

LibreOffice. No MS stuff here.

hotdoge3
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RE: What Office Software Do You Use?

Post by hotdoge3 » Tue May 05, 2015 1:49 am

Libre Office MS Office 2007 MS Office 2010 Free Kingsoft Office Pro Ashampoo office 2010

XP MS Office 2007 Ashampoo

win 7 Libre Office MS Office 2010 free Kingsoft Office Pro

Ivan Blue
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RE: What Office Software Do You Use?

Post by Ivan Blue » Sat May 30, 2015 9:45 am

MS Office 2013.

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