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By tigers7612 ·
is there a way to get this program or similar one over the internet without paying for it?

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by TheChas In reply to microsoft office

Sorry, you cannot legally get Microsoft Office for free.

Even many of the "low cost" offers are illegal copies.

What you can do though is use the open source alternative Open Office.

Open Office has functionally similar applications to Microsoft Office, and can open and save files in MS Office compatible formats.

Open Office is based on the code for Sun Star Office.

There used to be more free-ware office software suites, but most have gone commercial in order to fund development.

2 other options are:
Corel Office which you can often find for under $10 on the Internet.
Or, if you have or are a college student, you can use the lower cost Student version of Microsoft Office which can be found at various retailers for around $130.

If you only need Microsoft Office for a short time, you can download a 60 day limited life evaluation copy from Microsoft.


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by tigers7612 In reply to

thanks Chas you were a great help!

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by Jaqui In reply to microsoft office

free versions are also called warez, and you can lose your computer for having it on the system.
the legal system would order the ownership of your system to ms, and place restrictions on you for owning computers afterwards.

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by glyall In reply to microsoft office

go to
it is a suite that is 95% compactable with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
It is free to download and use.
I have both MS Office and OpenOffice at work.
I like OpenOffice better.
Note OpenOffice does not have a database or e-mail
But that data files can be user by differnet OS like Window, MAC, Sun, and Linux users.

I have had users that their MS Office file that they could not open (bad header), I open them with OpenOffice and save as MS Ofiice file and give it back to them and them are working again.

Hope this helps
Good Luck

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