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Wanted: Word (or Office) for Mac
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Feb 13, 2007, 07:35 PM
 
I've got a low income family to whom I'm donating a g3 iBook, but they could really use a legit copy of word (or office). They've got kids in school (who will be the primary users of the computer), so a student/teacher edition would be just fine. Anyone have anything or any sources (other than ebay and craigslist)? The school has a special fund for assistance with this type of thing, but can't really afford more than $40 or $50. Ideally, I'd love to trade anything in my famous thread so that the cash can be used for another student's need.

Thanks for any help or leads!
     
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Feb 13, 2007, 09:00 PM
 
The Student Discount on Office for me is a whopping $6!

Sorry.

Of course I can buy Adobe CS Premium Suite for $380- and $800 discount.

Boooo to Microsoft... Yay! Adobe!
     
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Feb 13, 2007, 09:39 PM
 
Why not install NeoOffice and set it to automatically save in word etc format? That's free.
     
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Feb 13, 2007, 10:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by peeb View Post
Why not install NeoOffice and set it to automatically save in word etc format? That's free.
That's a great idea. I've never used it - how different is it? I'm thinking about the kids using it at school - will it freak out their teacher if they need help with it?? (yeah, I'm old and paranoid ).
     
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Feb 14, 2007, 06:55 PM
 
Anyone who is familiar with Office will be able to navigate it easily. A few quirks, but unless you script, or want to embed excel sheets inside word documents etc, you'll be fine. I can't say whether their teacher will have seen it, but it looks almost exactly the same, and can read / write the same files (mostly).
     
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Feb 14, 2007, 10:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by peeb View Post
Anyone who is familiar with Office will be able to navigate it easily. A few quirks, but unless you script, or want to embed excel sheets inside word documents etc, you'll be fine. I can't say whether their teacher will have seen it, but it looks almost exactly the same, and can read / write the same files (mostly).
Sweet. Again, many thanks for the steer in that direction!
     
   
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