have lost word and excel after reinstall!!

  BRUM-WELSH 16:31 14 Aug 2007

hi to you all
i have reinstalled xp pro,and have found i have no longer got Word or Excel anymore?i have tried Microsoft site but cant find anything.any help is appreciated.

  Tim1964 16:44 14 Aug 2007

Word and Excel are part of MS office and not part of the OS (XP/Vista).

When you did the re-install of the OS did you do a clean install or just the OS? If you have the disc for Office then you will need to install it again.

It may be that it's just the shortcuts on the desktop tht have gone, if so do a search ford winword.exe to see if it's still there.

Good luck.

  BRUM-WELSH 16:55 14 Aug 2007

i havent the disc for office.looks like iv lost word and excel.is it possible to find a download for it tim or another application similar to it?

  P1d 17:02 14 Aug 2007

You can't download Microsoft Office but here's a link to openoffice (and it's free)

click here

  BRUM-WELSH 17:50 14 Aug 2007

thanks P1d.does it offer the same kind of things as Office?will mainly be using it for cvs,letters.

  P1d 21:21 14 Aug 2007

Yeah it does. I use it on my laptop for all my documents, spreadsheets etc and all my business data is held and created using the OpenOffice suite. It has opened everything I've thrown at it.

  BRUM-WELSH 17:34 16 Aug 2007

thanks for all your help.very happy with the program...and the missus is off my back now for losing Word!!!

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