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Windows 7: Open Office VS Office 2007

19 Oct 2010   #11
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

If you have the installation disk, then give it a try


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20 Oct 2010   #12
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saf79 View Post
Hi All,

I have Office 2007 installed in my PC...plan to install another office software which one shall i go for Open Office.org or Office 2007.

Which is better between this 2?Can open office such as Ms Word file can open all existing Word document for MS word 2003,2007 and 2010?

If you have Office 2007, then why do you plan on installing it again?
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20 Oct 2010   #13
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
Don't know which ver of MS Office your using but if the lappy is your own and your running the Home/Office ver (this does depend on which ver you purchased) then you can install it legally on up to 3 pc's
Yep, I have the academic version, it also supports up to three PC's.
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20 Oct 2010   #14
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saf79 View Post
Hi All,

I have Office 2007 installed in my PC...plan to install another office software which one shall i go for Open Office.org or Office 2007.

Which is better between this 2?Can open office such as Ms Word file can open all existing Word document for MS word 2003,2007 and 2010?
If you already have the copy of Office 2007, stick to it. OpenOffice is not going to beat it in terms of functionality or intuitiveness. And in terms of Office file compatibility, nothing is going to beat Office at its own game currently. To me, what truly sells me on Office is the Ribbon UI in Office 2007 and 2010; after using that, Office 2003 feels extremely convoluted and dated.
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21 Oct 2010   #15
si8mon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saf79 View Post
To me, what truly sells me on Office is the Ribbon UI in Office 2007 and 2010; after using that, Office 2003 feels extremely convoluted and dated.
If It wasn't for the Ribbon UI I probably wouldn't be using office.
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22 Oct 2010   #16
mlevy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
If you already have the copy of Office 2007, stick to it. OpenOffice is not going to beat it in terms of functionality or intuitiveness. And in terms of Office file compatibility, nothing is going to beat Office at its own game currently. To me, what truly sells me on Office is the Ribbon UI in Office 2007 and 2010; after using that, Office 2003 feels extremely convoluted and dated.

Regarding the bolded statement. That's not 100% true. I do PC support for a large corporation, I've had people call in with Excel files they couldn't open (.xls, still on Office 2000 as standard for another month or so), Excel wouldn't open them but I was able to open them in Calc (OOO's Excel equal), re-save with a new name making no other changes and it would then open in Excel 2000.


Regarding the Ribbon being the reason to use 2007, try the interface in 2010. I've been using it at work since Office 2010 was still Beta (we were beta testers) and LOVE the customizability of it.
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22 Oct 2010   #17
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

I have Office 2010. If a company REALLY needed to save $$, I would recommend OO. I noticed some caveats. Base cannot directly open Access, and Excel scripts may get muddled. The best cross-platform is the word processor.
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22 Oct 2010   #18
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mlevy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
If you already have the copy of Office 2007, stick to it. OpenOffice is not going to beat it in terms of functionality or intuitiveness. And in terms of Office file compatibility, nothing is going to beat Office at its own game currently. To me, what truly sells me on Office is the Ribbon UI in Office 2007 and 2010; after using that, Office 2003 feels extremely convoluted and dated.

Regarding the bolded statement. That's not 100% true. I do PC support for a large corporation, I've had people call in with Excel files they couldn't open (.xls, still on Office 2000 as standard for another month or so), Excel wouldn't open them but I was able to open them in Calc (OOO's Excel equal), re-save with a new name making no other changes and it would then open in Excel 2000.


Regarding the Ribbon being the reason to use 2007, try the interface in 2010. I've been using it at work since Office 2010 was still Beta (we were beta testers) and LOVE the customizability of it.
Yes, 2010 certainly improves on it. I especially like that I can hide it and only bring it up when I need it, gets me quite a bit more screen space. As far as the files, I meant modern Office Files (ie: Office XP and up).
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24 Oct 2010   #19
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mlevy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
If you already have the copy of Office 2007, stick to it. OpenOffice is not going to beat it in terms of functionality or intuitiveness. And in terms of Office file compatibility, nothing is going to beat Office at its own game currently. To me, what truly sells me on Office is the Ribbon UI in Office 2007 and 2010; after using that, Office 2003 feels extremely convoluted and dated.

Regarding the bolded statement. That's not 100% true. I do PC support for a large corporation, I've had people call in with Excel files they couldn't open (.xls, still on Office 2000 as standard for another month or so), Excel wouldn't open them but I was able to open them in Calc (OOO's Excel equal), re-save with a new name making no other changes and it would then open in Excel 2000.


Regarding the Ribbon being the reason to use 2007, try the interface in 2010. I've been using it at work since Office 2010 was still Beta (we were beta testers) and LOVE the customizability of it.
Hi there

Not sure of your problem with Office 2000 but I've had UTTELY NO PROBLEM in opening ANY version of office files from Office 97 onwards in all versions of office (office XP, Office 2003, Office 2007 and Office 2010).

I suspect as is common in a lot of corporate environments that when Office is installed on remote PC's not all the functionality is installed -- you are probably missing some of the "converters" in various versions of office.

The user probably just clicks install and the process is automatic without any choices or custom options being available. This keeps it simpler for central administration too -- but often the bog standard functionality isn't quite enough.

Note it's harder to read OFFICE 2010 docs say in Office 2000 but it CAN be done if you save in the CORRECT format -- and don't have any fancy formatting.

Cheers
jimbo
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24 Oct 2010   #20
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

I have Office 2003 on my computer. The other day someone sent me a doc in Office 2010 format. When I attempted to open it I was prompted as to whether I wanted to DL and install a converter. I clicked yes and once the converter was installed, I was able to open the document and read it. There was some warning that certain features and formatting might not be supported but it didn't seem to me that anything was missing.
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