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MS Office 2013 sharing policies a deal breaker,
This review is from: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 (1PC/1User) [Download] (Software Download)
I have, until now, purchased each new edition of Office Home and Student for our 3 computers. That ends with this edition. No way will we buy 3 copies. We will be using the old 2010 Office and free Open Office programs from now on, or, possibly, switching to Apple products the next time we buy computers. The Apple is more expensive, but applications much more reasonable with family-friendly sharing. Microsoft seems determined to keep losing ground to their competitors. By the way, if you haven't tried Open Office (<...>)or LibreOffice (<...>) an almost identical free program, give them a serious look. You can do just about everything you can do in MS Office and save it in MS Office formats. Since it is free, you can also save a document in the Open/Libre Office format and send it to friends who can also download the free program to read and edit. Open/Libre Office also includes a database and drawing program in addition to the usual word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation programs. Both programs are also available for Mac computers. Google Docs is another free option for simple documents, but doesn't offer many formatting or custom options. It is, however, great for interactive collaborative projects.
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Initial post: May 17, 2013 4:02:12 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 17, 2013 4:05:00 PM PDT
Trent Rollow says:
Yeah, I feel the same way. Microsoft Downloads sent a chunk of my download to my PC but not enough to work, but just enough to fool the computer into thinking that it's up and running. The result? I can't delete it and Microsoft can't overwrite it, and as far as Amazon is concerned, I own the software whether it works or not. It's worth pointing out that I'm no longer a big booster of Amazon as a result of their fumbles in this sorry affair. My blood boils each time I think about these so-and-so's pocketing my $140 and leaving me in the lurch with no program. I'll be going out of my way to find alternatives to Microsoft products from now on.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2013 8:47:31 AM PDT
Star Sage says:
Thank you for the information on Libre Office!
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