Office Standard 2007

  chocolate cake 22:16 31 Jan 2007

I've been to my local PC World today cos i'm considering lining Bill's pockets with the new Office 2007.

A very nice friendly lady at the store tells me that since I corrently have MS Works 8.0 installed I only need pay the £199.99 for the Standard 'upgrade' instead of the £329.00 for the full version. Bill - thanks for the bargain - not!

Can anyone let me know if this is correct? Also is there anywhere else I could get it that won't end up with me having to take on a second mortgage?

  Dizzy Bob 22:53 31 Jan 2007

The Home and Student version is for non commercial use and retails at £99


  chocolate cake 23:15 31 Jan 2007

H&S doesn't have Outlook though.

  PaulB2005 00:01 01 Feb 2007

and isn't for Non-Commercial use either. It is only licensed for use where you have students or teachers in the household.

  chocolate cake 00:10 01 Feb 2007

Paul I think that MS have relaxed a little since 2003. Home and Student 2007 does not stipulate that any students or teachers have to be involved. At least that is what I have been led to believe.

  Forum Editor 00:13 01 Feb 2007

knows what she's talking about - Works versions 6 to 10 are on the Office 2007 upgrade-qualifying list.

For this version of Office Microsoft has extended the list of qualifying software to the extent that pretty well everyone should be able to take the upgrade road. Most people have got an MS Works installation disk lying around somewhere, and if it's version 6.0 or later it will be worth finding it.

  Forum Editor 00:20 01 Feb 2007

You do NOT have to have a student in the household to qualify for the Home and Student version of Office 2007.

That version is for licensed for non-commercial home use and students only, it can't be used in a commercial situation.

  chocolate cake 00:23 01 Feb 2007

Now I've just got to swallow my moans and grumbles and fatten the cow for Bill.

I know, I know, I don't have to choose MSO but I need it to be compatible with the spreadsheets I create at work.

Thanks for that FE. I'll have to break the piggy-bank that I was saving that for my sub £1000 Canon D5.

  terryf 02:11 01 Feb 2007

Why not try Open Office first, it costs £0 and if you don't like it you will by then have saved up your pennies

  PaulB2005 07:33 01 Feb 2007

chocolate cake and Fe - thanks. Was looking at the 2003 version. Glad to see the 2007 version is easier on the wallet. Sadly doesn't help me though...

  iscanut 09:06 01 Feb 2007

As terryf says, Open Office is well worth a look. Free and compatible with MS Word, Excel...

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