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word into works??

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by willp68, Sep 8, 2008.

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  1. willp68

    willp68 Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    This is my first time here. I'm sure someone has asked my question before but I can't find it..

    I have just purchased a new ACER PC. This of course comes with Vista.

    My question:

    I have tons of archieved documents that have been created in "Word"..I have them on CDs.
    I see that Word is not part of Vista? Is this even reasonable?

    How can I load those docs into my new computer and read and use them??
     
  2. slurpee55

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    Word is part of the Office Suite of programs, and, yes, it is reasonable for it not to be included.
    WordPad, which comes with the OS will open and read documents, but it is not very good. If you don't want to buy Office, get Open Office, which is free and does nearly everything that Microsoft Office will do.
    Oh, and don't even bother with Works...terrible program.
     
  3. willp68

    willp68 Thread Starter

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    Thank you..

    I guess I didn't really think it was reasonable for MS to make a whole new generation of systems (Vista) and not include the program that has been the backbone of most businesses..
    Word

    Actually I thought that the docs would be compatable with works and that I was doing something wrong.

    I will try open office and I thank you again..:)
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    The Microsoft Office suite, including Word, has never been included with any version of Windows. It has always been a separate product. You may have simply purchased it with your previous computer.
     
  5. willp68

    willp68 Thread Starter

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    Woops! Yes I now remember buying Office 2000 for my old rig..(looking for red face smiley)
     
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