Microsoft Works To Openoffice
Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:40 PM
Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:14 PM
Also, you can download Office 2010 Starter here: http://forums.mydigi...ce-2010-Starter (this might already be preloaded on your PC. It includes Word and Excel, though a few features are limited for most users it has all you need, and it has a little ad off to the side of it. Note: that download has 33 files, so it is a bit of a PITA. I've tried it though, and know it works.) My full copy of office 2010 can open WPS files just fine, so presumably the Starter version can too.
This post has been edited by LiveBrianD: 20 January 2012 - 10:18 PM
Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:54 AM
And you won't have it 'expire' and then have to pay someone for the 'privilege' of seeing/editing your documents.
Posted 21 January 2012 - 02:38 PM
If it wasn't bundled on your PC (like all the other trialware garbage that you spend the first day or two uninstalling from a new windoze machine), you can't (legally) have it at all.
And why use a CRIPPLED Microsoft office branded garbage crammed full of ad-ware, when you can have a very robust, complete, internationally supported, universal office suite FOR FREE?
Not just 'free' for now, with limitations and strings attached; COMPLETELY FREE FOREVER!
And it WILL read, edit and write 'Microsoft Office' documents (word,excel,powerpoint) just fine, and all kinds of other formats, and export PDF files perfectly, and do anything you could reasonably want to try.
A few other projects you might want to try out... ABSOLUTELY FREE, FOREVER.
Want to do some desktop publishing?
GIMP = Adobe Photoshop
Inkscape = Adobe Illustrator
OpenLaszlo = Adobe Flash/Edge
Quanta Plus = Adobe DreamWeaver
OpenShot = Adobe Premiere
E-book management & conversion
All-in one video streaming/converting
And lots more FREE, open source software. No strings attached. Free as free beer.
And other OPEN resources... because just like software, music and video, fonts and clip art usually comes with SEVERE licensing limitations that can come back to haunt you rather nastily.
Open Font Library - Open Font Library
Google Web Fonts
Linux Libertine Fonts
Open Graphic Design. Free graphics, Free vector graphics, Free templates, free backgrounds, free vector art and code for web developers and graphic designers.
Open Directory - Computers: Graphics
Posted 21 January 2012 - 04:52 PM
As for that list, I should add one thing to it - Paint.net. Maybe it's not as powerful as photoshop, but it does everything I want to do with images anyway, it's a hell of a lot lighter than Photoshop, it's much quicker to install (and the installer is smaller), the interface is better and cleaner, and it's free. In fact, I forgot to reinstall my pirated copy of photoshop because of it the last time I reinstalled Windows (I pirated it because it costs an absurd amount of money, and there's no way in hell that I can spare that much money.).
Posted 21 January 2012 - 05:13 PM
Posted 21 January 2012 - 05:20 PM