As a computer technician, I can't tell you how irritated I become listening to customers whine about Microsoft Office tanking for no apparent reason. Unfortunately; a simple uninstall and reinstall OFTEN doesn't solve issues with Microsoft applications. If you enjoy continuous issues and the threat of "macro viruses", then MS Office is the way to go.
If you want a more problem free solution, then Corel is less of a headache and more economical.
Also; when trading documents via email, if the receiver is not editing what you send then you should be sending PDFs and NOT files specific to ANY application. That's the other most irritating call we get from customers. "I can't open this file" is the cry we hear day in and day out. Often times, these complaints are Word users receiving files from OTHER WORD USERS. Folks don't understand that .docx files can't be natively opened in older versions of Word.
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