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General Category => General Computing/Macintosh => Topic started by: xairbusdriver on August 23, 2017, 07:55:32 PM

Title: MS Office 2011 - The End is Nigh!
Post by: xairbusdriver on August 23, 2017, 07:55:32 PM
A few will be sad. But there are several alternatives, not all of which are free, of course.
http://tidbits.com/article/17414 (http://tidbits.com/article/17414)
Tragically, too many will prove the validity of the last line in the article... [banghead]
Title: Thanks for the head's up. (Re: MS Office 2011 - The End is Nigh!)
Post by: elagache on August 23, 2017, 11:12:06 PM
Dear X-Air and WeatherCat office workers,

A few will be sad. But there are several alternatives, not all of which are free, of course.
http://tidbits.com/article/17414 (http://tidbits.com/article/17414)
Tragically, too many will prove the validity of the last line in the article... [banghead]

Hmm, I only use Office for spreadsheets, but I might spring for the student edition to cover that.  Thanks, I would have probably found out da' hard way otherwise.  [banghead]

Cheers, Edouard
Title: Re: MS Office 2011 - The End is Nigh!
Post by: mcrossley on August 23, 2017, 11:38:58 PM
In the UK if you have anyone in the family who is a registered student then you they can get Office 365 University (https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/d/office-365-university/CFQ7TTC0K5BB?icid=Cat-EDU-ContentPlacement_20_3-OfficeUniversity-042517-en_GB) for 60 for 4 years subscription, installable on two machines - after 4 years you have to buy the home edition, or if you know someone at school the student edition.

This is much cheaper than that article lists, I guess a similar deal is available in the USA?
Title: Re: MS Office 2011 - The End is Nigh!
Post by: Blicj11 on August 25, 2017, 02:21:27 AM
I could live with Pages as a substitute, but its not as feature-rich as Word. Numbers is in no way a substitute for Excel and therein lies the rub. If you are a serious spreadsheeter, you have to use Excel. And for very serious spreadsheeters, the Windows version is far superior to the Mac version.

Thanks for the suggestion Mark, I'll see if any of my relatives will let me use their discount.