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Microsoft Office 365

Discussion in 'Software' started by Humph, 13 Apr 2016.

  1. Humph

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    Bought my daughter a new laptop last year for her college work and with it came office 365. About 6 weeks ago it started telling her it was time to renew her subscription. I wasn't aware we had to pay out to renew every 12 months, is this correct ??
     
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  3. alan333

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    Yes but there's another version which is free after you've bought it. IIRC it's called the student version or similar.
     
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    See other discussions advising you to get openoffice instead.
     
  5. Rider

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    Office 365 is a subscription service so the message is correct. Some other options that could be considered:

    OpenOffice (as mentioned).
    Libre Office (similar to OpenOffice).
    MS Office Home and Student 2016 (about £95)

    A couple of online office suites you could look into using:

    MS Office Online.
    Google Docs.

    My own preference is for MS Office Home and Student 2016 but the other options are also good and worth considering.
     
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    I'd be interested to learn what advantages Office 365 has, bearing in mind that you are obliged to pay for its use every year.

    I bought Office 2007 and that's it. No further payments. I also have (the free) LibreOffice, which I obtained more recently. I use MS Office purely because I am used to it, but I have experimented with LibreOffice and, to be honest, have found it able to do everything I can do with MS Office.
     
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    Office365 for education is free than office 365 home.
     
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