Order Office 2003 from Microsoft

  medicine hat 15:12 10 Mar 2003

You can order the free Office 2003 Beta 2

click here

  Sir Radfordin™ 15:47 10 Mar 2003

Its not cheap ;-)

  cherria 15:55 10 Mar 2003

How much of the functionality do you think will be limited after the beta expires on Nov 30 2003?

  Sir Radfordin™ 15:59 10 Mar 2003

If previous stuff is anything to go buy you will be able to open a file and that will be it. You won't be able to copy, print or save. Though it shouldn't be a problem as you should have a previous vesion of Office that will allow you to open the file.

  Goldcroft 16:22 10 Mar 2003

I ask the usual question re upgrades. What does 2003 give that previous version does not?

  cherria 17:16 10 Mar 2003

A bunch more features that you didn't know you needed and a freshened up user interface? Just a guess!

  cherria 17:24 10 Mar 2003

But having said that, the GUI was a feature we didn't know we needed until Bill showed us all the light.

  jazzypop 17:32 10 Mar 2003

If they want me to test it, they can pay me for my time (yes, I know, I was 'testing' the retail version of WinXP when I bought it:) ).

  Goldcroft 08:28 11 Mar 2003

Cherria: don't think that introduction of GUI could be called an upgrade. In any case Bill nicked the idea from Apple.

I remain very sceptical, like yourself, re upgrades. If a programme that's been going for years does not already incorporate 99.9 percent of useful features then there is something wrong with the designers.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

iPhone X review

Political cartoons in 2017: Chris Riddell, Rebecca Hendin and Dave Brown on what it’s like to…

The best iPhone for 2017

Tennis : comment regarder la finale de la Coupe Davis 2017 ?