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Windows 7: Windows 7 and Office 2010 End of Support

09 Aug 2019   #171
z3r010

Windows 10 Workstation x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
XP came with a basic version of MS Word (not just Wordpad) as part of its Works Suite.
The works suite didn't come with XP, if it came with yours it must have been bundled by an OEM.


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09 Aug 2019   #172
Lady Fitzgerald

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
The works suite didn't come with XP, if it came with yours it must have been bundled by an OEM.
Curious. I had five XP machines (three or four different manufacturers) and each one had Works and Word on them.
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09 Aug 2019   #173
Brds7t7

Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
 
 

Yeah I think those must have been included by the OEMs. I have boxed retail versions of XP home and pro and none of those include Works or any type of Office suite.

Think XP only came with Wordpad (or was that only included in 7? It's been a while since I used XP).

Edit: I just checked, yes XP did come with Wordpad. I forgot Wordpad had been included since '98.
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09 Aug 2019   #174
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

I agree. Works doesn't come on XP. I have retail versions and a couple of VMs now and never had works installed on Windows. My parents had a computer that came with the whole works suite plus word but the retailer did that. Just because the manufacturer puts it on a few computers doesn't mean that it comes with Windows anymore than if they slapped on norton or mcafee. Wordpad does and that gives a little functionality but not much more than notepad.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechnoMage2016 View Post
Works was a real POC
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10 Aug 2019   #175
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

I started using using Open Office a few years ago, and uninstalled Office. It's free and open-source, and the files are compatible with Office.
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11 Aug 2019   #176
blue skies

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by townsbg View Post
Since when did Windows come with Word? It might have been slapped on by the vendor as a trial but it isn't part of Windows and to my knowledge has never come with it. Are you referring to wordpad? If so that's different. Oh Wordpad does come with 7.
Huh. I thought I had MS Word on my old XP computers. Maybe it was just Wordpad. At some point I remember being upset because I could no longer use all those .doc files I had saved, which I think is what motivated me to switch to Open Office. Was when Windows 7 came out, or am I just remembering everything about that wrong?

I have a 2005 laptop that had XP on it (which I used on rare occasions offline,) but I installed Peppermint OS linux distro on it recently, so I can no longer check.

Wow, MS Works! I haven't thought about that in a long time. So that was just a trial suite? I was thinking that was what they called the bundled Outlook Express and Word etc... but I guess not.
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11 Aug 2019   #177
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

Wordpad reads both .doc files and OpenOffices's .odt files, OO reads docs and Wordpad's rtf files... We're covered all around.

Most people don't know they have Wordpad, which has the same functions as a basic Word. Lady Fitzgerald--Wordpad has a lot more than Notepad. You can format on it and insert images. A simple document would look exactly like a Word doc. You can write an entire book on it, if you want to skip the Table of Contents and page numbering.



Isn't LibreOffice just the latest version of OpenOffice? Does it also create odt files?
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13 Aug 2019   #178
Brds7t7

Win 7 Ultimate, Win 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (All 64-Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Isn't LibreOffice just the latest version of OpenOffice? Does it also create odt files?
Libreoffice is a newer fork of OpenOffice and does tend to get updated more often.
.odt is the default file type in both LO and OO, although I've set mine to .docx by default.

I don't know if this is still the case, but I read somewhere a few years ago that they both use different licences, which means features from OO can be incorporated into LO, but not the other way round.

They're both pretty similar, I just prefer LO personally.
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13 Aug 2019   #179
Lady Fitzgerald

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Libreoffice is a newer fork of OpenOffice and does tend to get updated more often.
.odt is the default file type in both LO and OO, although I've set mine to .docx by default.

I don't know if this is still the case, but I read somewhere a few years ago that they both use different licences, which means features from OO can be incorporated into LO, but not the other way round.

They're both pretty similar, I just prefer LO personally.
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28 Aug 2019   #180
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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