Microsoft Office

(7 Posts)
Mrsw28 Sat 19-Mar-16 20:51:55

I need to buy Microsoft Office but I don't really know where to start really. I did a quick Google and from what I can gather the latest one is over £100.00. I don't really want to be spending anywhere near that much. I only need it for my personal laptop, so I think I only need a single use licence.

Can anyone help point me in the right direction?

cdtaylornats Sat 19-Mar-16 21:42:43

Do you really need MS office. There are (at least) two free clones that work just as well

I use Libreoffice www.libreoffice.org/
There is also OpenOffice www.openoffice.org/

jellybellydancer Sat 19-Mar-16 21:44:03

There is also office 365 where you pay monthly. Around £4 a month

hugoagogo Sat 19-Mar-16 21:47:46

Any chance you can qualify for the student version? here

Mrsw28 Sun 20-Mar-16 22:31:03

CD are both of those compatible with MS Office?

cdtaylornats Mon 21-Mar-16 08:22:26

Yes both look essentially the same as Office and are able to read and write Office files they can also read/write a variety of other formats including pdf.

I've used LibreOffice for years and have had no trouble swapping files between home and work.

prh47bridge Mon 21-Mar-16 12:50:40

It depends on whether you need advanced features. I looked at OpenOffice and Libreoffice but gave up on them as they didn't have features I need.

You can get Office 365 from around £50 per year.

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