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lilart

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My computer is custom made. On it was installed MS Office 2000. The only disc that I have for all of that is for MS Publisher 2000, which I use for my graphics. My computer also came with MS Works, which for ordinary word processing I find very suitable. I have used Word and have taken a class for the basics, but have not had to use it often until just recently. It is the only one that is universally used for sending attachments by e-mail, something that until now I didn't have need for. I thought I'd update, but found I need the CD for Word, which I don't have. What is my alternative---update somehow without the CD, or buy a new MS Word, if that is available without buying the whole Office complex. My old software for Word is is now corrupted as I can no longer manage the spacing between lines. Any idea you can pass along will be appreciated. Thanks so much. lilart
 

lilart

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Thanks for the info. I really don't want to spend the money on the entire Office suite when it is only Office I need. The Office. org sounds interesting, but not sure it will be able to open the files I send by e-mail on computers that have the original MS Office. I discovered that my husband has the discs for Office. He has an IBM whereas my computer is custom. Both computers are in his name. Would I be able to download Office with his discs with no problems? That sure would be the easiest solution. Hopefully, lilart
 

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Whether or not you can install Office using that license on both computers depends on the specific End User License Agreement for that install and version. There should be a TXT file somewhere on the disks that describes the specifics.

I don't understand your concern about "e-mail files". OpenOffice can open and save .DOC files which is the default Microsoft Word format.
 
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Yes Open Office can read any Ms Office and Ms Word files and is really quite compatible.
 

lilart

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Thanks so much to all of you for the info. I'll give OpenOffice a try.
Thanks again. lilart
 

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If you decide that you really want Word 2000, you can purchase it from the site that I gave you a link to - unless you find it cheaper elsewhere. I've purchased software on occasion from that site for the last few years. It usually arrives within a week.

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lilart

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Hi Flavallee, I've been gone this weekend so didn't get your message. Since all I really needed was an uncorrupted software and wasn't worried about getting the newest version, I just ordered Word 2000 from the link you gave. My husband's disc says it is for one computer only, so I was happy to get my own at a reasonable price. Thank you for the link. I appreciate it very much. Also I thank the others that gave me the alternatives. I chose the original Word. Thanks to all. lilart
 
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