Microsoft Office 2007 Student Trial

June 16, 2009 at 21:31:18
Specs: windows vista, 2 gb
hi
i'm in the middle of an important project and my 60 free trial period has expired. is there anyway around this without buying the full product? I don't need the full version. 97 or 2000 would do.
i look forward to your replies

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#1
June 16, 2009 at 21:42:26
1) You can by Office 2007 for ~$60 through the "Ultimate Steal" program for students.

2) You can download and use OpenOffice for free which is 99% compatible with any Office files you currently have.

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#2
June 16, 2009 at 21:58:06
Actually those aren't your only options.

First - I will not tell you how since there are both legal and ethical concerns, but since the question was posed ("is there anyway around this without buying the full product?"), we do need to identify the fact that software piracy is "a" solution to this. Do not reply asking for any help with that, and I do not recommend you do it, but as a simple matter of fact and honesty, it would solve your problem (and create others).

(the following assumes you are a student based on you having an 'important project')
Another option - some schools, mostly Universities, are registered with the Microsoft DreamSpark program. Please GOOGLE it - better yet, ask your school staff if you have access to it. This program lets students get certain software applications which might be necessary during their schooling for free. I think it focuses mostly on development software (like web development, programming, etc) but you might be able to find Office in it, I haven't checked it out in depth since my college doesn't have access to it.

OpenOffice is great except it runs terribly slow...even on cutting edge hardware MS Office beats it every time (in my experience). I'll never understand how an open product became more slow and bloated than something turned out by MS. If you are in a desperate emergency situation, go with OpenOffice, but I recommend you exhaust every other possible option first if you have the time and patience.


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#3
June 16, 2009 at 22:10:15
thanks both
can i create documents in openoffice and print them?
look forward to hearing from you

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#4
June 16, 2009 at 22:19:48
DreamSpark doesn't include Office.

OpenOffice is a collection of programs just like Microsoft is a collection of programs (Word, Excel, etc.). For every program in Microsoft Office, there is an equivalent in OpenOffice ("Word" is called "Writer" for example). These programs look and behave almost identically to their Microsoft Office equivalents. You can certainly create and print documents in OpenOffice. Since it's free, I would say download it and try it our yourself. If you don't want to do that however, you can learn more about it here: http://why.openoffice.org/why_great...

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#5
June 16, 2009 at 23:15:56
Well you can try the most popular brand that is free the openoffice.org

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