Office 2007

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  1. Alex_SP3

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    I have done a search for this and did not come up with much, so, I will ask:

    Anybody installed Office 2007 on an SP3?

    I have the Office Professional 2007 installation CD that I bought for my Vista laptop and am thinking about installing it on my SP3.

    Mainly want information regarding any installation problems. Also, any functionality problems.

    I just want to use Excel, Word and Outlook. Not really interested in the rest.

    If I can use the 2007 version, I would rather do that than spend the money for a current version.

    TIA!
     
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    It will work, you will most likely need to install using Compatibility Mode, the biggest issue will be scaling. The UI will look fuzzy. Office 365 personal is only $70/year....
     
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    Also, it won't be long before it's totally obsolete and not supported.
     
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    Thanks for your response Jeff.

    Fuzzy..... hmmm. Something to consider. Just wondering how fuzzy?

    I do not want to rent software.

    I do not have an external DVD unit yet to install it. I would rather get input from here before I go thru installing it and run into all kinds of problems.
     
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    Get 2013 if you want to purchse it. If you get the license it's directly installable from the WEB.
     
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    I just do not use it all that often. There are spreadsheets that I still use and am not crazy about the mail app. Word would be nice to have also.
     
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    That is a possibility that I have also been considering.
     
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    You could also opt for sumething like Open Office or Kingsoft. You will probably still run into a scaling issue but those are free.
     
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    Fuzzy as you are looking at software rendered at a lower resolution than the monitor is intended to run, nothing looks crisp....

    As far as renting software, you're doing that now technically...you pay for a license not for the software and the license can be revoked at End of Support or at any other time.

    I will never go back to shrink wrapped software...
     
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    Oh, I don't know. I guess I'll wait to see how the 2016 version looks.

    I have this one spreadsheet that uses the SumIf calculation. Finally Numbers for iOS has the functionality and have been able to use it on my iPad. I really need a spreadsheet program that uses it - which is hard to find.

    I was just reading reviews for Office 2013. They are very bad. So bad that I do not want to buy it or rent it. If worse comes to worse, I'll just keep using Numbers on my iPad for my spreadsheets.
     
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    I'm using Office 2016 Preview as part of my Office365 subscriptions and it rocks, I used Office 2013 since the earliest betas, it was the best version of Office I ever used prior to 2016. The beauty of Office365 is I'll get Office 2016 before its available as shrink-wrap....

    BTW - SumIf is available in both Office 2013 and 2016...
     
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    Any idea when 2016 will be out?

    Thanks for checking for SumIf!
     

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