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 Post subject: Microsoft Office
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:23 pm 
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Hello, does anyone know of any deals for purchasing office to go on a computer for a student. The only thing we've found so far is for university students. Many thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Microsoft Office
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:52 pm 
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software4students?


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 Post subject: Re: Microsoft Office
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:00 pm 
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Have you tried OpenOffice or LibreOffice? Free and compatible with Microsoft Office. There was a scheme where you could get free software with a .ac.UK email address but I don't know if that is still the case.


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 Post subject: Re: Microsoft Office
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:01 pm 
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Apache OpenOffice is a hugely good alternative to MS Office, and it is completely free: https://www.openoffice.org/ It is fully compatible with MS Office as well (or at least, I've never yet come across a problem with compatibility.)

(x-post with scary! Agree that LibreOffice is also very good.)


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 Post subject: Re: Microsoft Office
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:20 pm 
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to get the best deals for microsoft you do need the .ac.uk address.

personally I would add my vote to open office - been using it for years and works fine


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 Post subject: Re: Microsoft Office
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:22 pm 
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Never had problems with OpenOffice. However my company has some sort of deal with Microsoft so we can download one copy the pro version for home use, as long as we remain an employee.


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 Post subject: Re: Microsoft Office
PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:46 pm 
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Thanks all, will look into it.


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 Post subject: Re: Microsoft Office
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:48 pm 
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Tinkers wrote:
Never had problems with OpenOffice. However my company has some sort of deal with Microsoft so we can download one copy the pro version for home use, as long as we remain an employee.


I think you'll find MS changed their licensing model and ended all those deals some years ago. The old Education license scheme (for which Software4Students was the main provider) entitled any school pupil or student to a copy of Office Pro for about £30-40 but that ended at about the same time as the "employees' free copy" schemes. Microsoft wants everyone to use Office 365 instead (and, to be honest, that might even make sense for most families with a decent internet speed and a range of Windows/Android/Apple devices).

Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Microsoft Office
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:21 pm 
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I purchased a copy of MS Office through my employer for home use only at a cost of something like £8.50. An extra £10 for the disk.

Check with your IT department to see if they have a similar deal.

BTW - I don't work for Microsoft.


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