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Old 07-11-2007, 12:33 PM   #11
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I totally agree with you Nathalie. I had the same experience with sharing files between openOffice and MSOffice users, it's really not great.

It depends entirely of how much and why your father uses it, and how quick he can learn a new software.

So office 2007 is that different from 2003??? I was planning to buy it... maybe I'll stick to openOffice and Microsoft Works for now.:rollseyes:

I heard it's possible to share files between Word and Works, is it true?
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:11 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by iza View Post
So office 2007 is that different from 2003??? I was planning to buy it... maybe I'll stick to openOffice and Microsoft Works for now.:rollseyes:

Yes, 2007 is VERY different! It has more of a Mac look to it. Menu options are moved around and even called different names.

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I heard it's possible to share files between Word and Works, is it true?

What you would probably have to do, on the Word end, is do a File, Save As, and then select Works as the format. I can't find Word on this computer at the moment, so I can't verify that. But I believe that's right.
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Personally, I think that he should stick with what he's used to, OpenOffice is fine, but it's a completely different package than MS Office. For some, that's a good thing, for other's not so good. The real question is can he still lay his hands on a copy of office 2k3? If not, then I'd suggest trying OpenOffice, as Mason mentioned it's a free download, otherwise upgrade to 2k7.
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I'm afraid my 69 year old dad is too....how can I put this....set in his ways to deal with major changes. Windows XP almost set him in orbit. I think after all of your suggestions that 2003 is the way to go. Thanks!
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