Totally OT. Computer info needed

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I need info from our resident computer experts.  I bought this laptop
last fall for a beautiful price, but it did not come with MS Office.  I
didn't think I needed to buy it, as the only part of that suite I ever
used was to write letters, and I can do that anyway.  HOWEVER, I notice
that a number of newsletters etc which come out are sent in MS Word,
which this is not going to open for much longer.  Most of the time it is
not a problem., I simply download to my desktop, which does have Word
etc., but it occurred to me that if I were out of town for a long spell,
like after Katrina, I might not be able to open these things.

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On 8/28/2010 12:45 PM, Olwyn.Mary wrote:
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Sorry, that went too soon.  This machine is so fast thaqt it often does
things I didn't intend it to.  S

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On 8/28/2010 12:45 PM, Olwyn.Mary wrote:
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Sorry, that went too soon.  The tech who I got to transfer everything
from the old machine to this one said "That is a beautiful machine!" but
it sometimes goes way too fast for me, and even occasionally does things
I hadn't told it to.  Anyway, do any of our resident experts have any
advice for me?

Olwyn Mary in New Orleans

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I wouldn't class myself as an expert - however - I purchased Office
for my main computer but if all you use it for is mail, try Open
Office, it's a free download and has most of the boughten Office
capabilities.  

I put that on my little netbook for travelling as I don't want to
burden it with Office when I would barely use it.  So far, so good and
it is a nice addition.  With Open Office you can open MS Word and MS
Docs up to and including MS Office 2010.

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On 28/08/2010 19:04, snipped-for-privacy@fl.it wrote:
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I agree with Lucretia, download Open Office from
<http://www.openoffice.org . Beware, it's a BIG download but it will
read/save files in MS Office format.
Bruce

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On Sat, 28 Aug 2010 19:46:11 +0100, Bruce Fletcher

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They speak the sooth. It's a high value download.
If you are on dialup, ask a friend to DL it for you and put it on a
CD. You can install from that or from a Thumb-Drive.

Alex

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If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
and the bus is interrupted at a very last resort,
and the access of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
then the socket packet pocket has an error to report.

If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
and the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash,
and your data is corrupted cause the index doesn't hash,
then your situation's hopeless and your system's gonna crash!

If the label on the cable on the table at your house,
says the network is connected to the button on your mouse,
but your packets want to tunnel to another protocol,
that's repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall.

And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss,
so your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse;
then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang,
'cuz sure as I'm a poet, the sucker's gonna hang.

When the copy on your floppy's getting sloppy in the disk,
and the macro code instructions is causing unnecessary risk,
then you'll have to flash the memory and you'll want to RAM your ROM,
and then quickly turn off the computer and be sure to tell your Mom!

Fred
http://www.stitchaway.com
If nothing changes, nothing changes.
Don't back stitch to email, just stitchit.



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Oh Freddie !

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  On 8/31/2010 7:32 AM, Fred wrote:
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Just as good as the first time you posted it Fred. It made its through
the entire crew of the USS Ronald Reagan when I sent it to DS> LOL
Bobbie Viorritto

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Fred wrote:
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The FREDINATOR strikes again!!! CiaoMeow >^;;^<

--
PAX, Tia Mary >^;;^<   (RCTQ Queen of Kitties)
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ROTFL!!!!  Great word, TM!!!!  Suits him to a T.

Joan

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I use Google docs and am happy with it.  All the standard types can be
created: documents, spreadsheets, etc.  I haven't had a problem
opening Word documents.  Your documents are maintained in the cloud -
not on your computer, unless you choose to download.

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If you have a Mac I can send you Microsoft Word, Excel and Power
Point, if not I think I may still have Microsoft Office if you want to
install it on your new machine.

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On 9/2/2010 8:08 PM, blkndvudu wrote:
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Thank you, everyone.  I have now downloaded and installed Open Office on
this computer, and will await the arrival of this month's various
newsletters to see how it works.

Olwyn Mary in New Orleans

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