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Old 01-30-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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Has anyone seen it? We won't be moving to it at work, because we haven't upgraded to Win 7 or 8, but I could install it on my personal computer. One announcement said that it could open and edit PDFs, which would be useful but only if it works.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:47 AM   #2
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From what I've read it's on a rental scheme with a yearly payment of $100 pa for up to 5 computers and includes all updates.

You will still lbe able to buy OFFICE 2013 as before but the price goes up and updates will not be frequent.....

Next on the rental scheme ... Windows 9 ..... ?

   
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That's Office 365 (online approach) and then there's Office Home & Student (? I think), Office Home & Business and Office Professional. You may be (probably are) correct about the updates which sound similar to Adobe's approach...

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Old 01-31-2013, 03:13 PM   #4
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That's Office 365 (online approach) and then there's Office Home & Student (? I think), Office Home & Business and Office Professional. You may be (probably are) correct about the updates which sound similar to Adobe's approach...

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No I think there are three: O365 / O 2013 rent / O2013 buy

See this PCWorld article that includes a matrix on prices

http://www.pcworld.com/article/20267...fice-2013.html

   
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Thanks for the link...I now have a headache...'-}}

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Old 01-31-2013, 07:21 PM   #6
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Unfortunately, the PC world article has it all wrong. Office 365 was never a solely in the cloud affair. Depending on which version you rented, you got no Office apps at all, web versions (lame), or full desktop Office.

Same is true of Office 365 now, only the rental version gets you the current web apps or desktop 2013. IOW, Office 365 *IS* Office 2013 ... different name from the marketingweasels, same bits, as Office 2013 if you rent one of the versions that includes the desktop app.

There are other configurations, it's all horribly confusing, whatever PC World said about the Mac is largely nonsense.

If you're using it for non-commercial purposes, there's a $99 deal that's hard to beat (install on up to 5 devices for that price, no less).

If you're cynical about the internet's ability to stay on 24x7, including those moments when you really REALLY need it, you want something on a disc or an MSI file that you can access no matter what.

   
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:56 AM   #8
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Oh well ... at least someone knows what is going on ...

Luckily I'm still using, very occasionally, Lotus WordPro for any serious stuff that I print and have WORD 2002 .....

   
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Ah, I do wish Lotus hadn't given up the good fight. I always liked WordPro and AmiPro before it, much better than Word. Moving back and forth between either of those and Ventura Publisher was an easy mental hop, not a chasmic leap of faith.

   
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Yes, WordPro is wonderful. I used it for a parish newsletter long before moving over onto something for publishing -- MS Publisher I think and the only real improvement was having that scratch pad (?) you could dump stuff onto temporarily.

   
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