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    This topic contains 11 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  PKCano 3 months ago.

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    • #1980405 Reply

      Mr Stan the man
      AskWoody Lounger

      Greetings,

      I have been looking to get office for my PC’s I’m not too happy with the free office programs out there that you can download, i like to stay with Microsoft products. So what I’ve seen on the internet there are a lot of sites that offer ISO but no key’s, i see Amazon offer’s download’s for office that are low prices  https://www.amazon.com/Office-Professional-2016-Lifetime-Download $8.99 and others like https://emarket-us.com/products/microsoft-office-2016-professional-plus-license-download $9.95 but I’m questioning the legal stuff and a legal key to activate. Can these places be safe to download office if I don’t want to spend hundred’s of dollars? Any feedback will be great.

      Thanks

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    • #1980413 Reply

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      If the prices sound too good to be true, it is most likely bogus software. Amazon doesn’t keep a very good eye on the third-party vendors.

    • #1980449 Reply

      joep517
      AskWoody MVP

      All of the single payment non-subscription Office SKUs are licensed for one PC only. So, if you are interested in Office Pro on multiple PCs for multiple people you should consider an Office 365 Home subscription. If you have only one person on multiple devices you should consider an Office 365 Personal subscription. You can search around a little and find decent bargains on Office 365 SKUs.

      --Joe

      • #1980457 Reply

        mn–
        AskWoody Lounger

        All of the single payment non-subscription Office SKUs are licensed for one PC only.

        current offerings.

        I suppose it’s not impossible that someone would still have an old unopened Office 2010 multiple-PC retail box for sale somewhere.

        I’d not recommend getting Office 2010 these days though, but…

        Office 365 Home … Office 365 Personal

        With these, do check the EULA very carefully – whichever version it is that applies in your case. There’s an interesting restriction clause in the English version that seems to have become rather stricter in at least some translations.

    • #1980480 Reply

      anonymous

      I buy an Office 365 subscription around Christmas when MS runs a sale for about $40/year

    • #1980764 Reply

      Lugh
      AskWoody_MVP

      I buy an Office 365 subscription around Christmas when MS runs a sale for about $40/year

      That’s the single-user Personal edition, I assume?
      I top-up my 6-user Home edition via Amazon whenever the annual price drops to $79—CamelX3 alerts me. With 4-5 of us on it, that’s $16-20 per person per year.

      My default attitude to $10 Office licenses is “Any reason I should trust this?”

      Lugh.
      ~
      Alienware Aurora R6; Win10 Home x64 1803; Office 365 x32
      i7-7700; GeForce GTX 1060; 16GB DDR4 2400; 1TB SSD, 256GB SSD, 4TB HD

    • #1980975 Reply

      joep517
      AskWoody MVP

      You can extend your subscription at any time and extend it multiple times for up to 5 years.

      --Joe

    • #2008243 Reply

      anonymous

      A couple of months ago, I bought a laptop to use moderately for checking e-mail and web searching. The laptop has Office 365 Personal installed but I didn’t purchase the access key when I bought  the laptop. I’m retired and I only have a real need for Word because I have a novel that I want to put on paper and I don’t think that I would get my money’s worth if I subscribed to Office at $69 a year because I wouldn’t use Excel, Power Point, etc. I do want Word because I have a flash drive with files saved in Word and I want to be able to access them in addition to creating new files.

      Ebay has a Microsoft Office Pro Plus Activation key for $2. 25. I’m tempted to give it a try. Yes, it sounds too good to be true–$2.25 is practically free. I haven’t seen any information on this website from people who have actually tried  one of these products and the risks of purchasing one. I’ve noticed that the sellers tend to be European–does that make a difference? I would spend $20 or so a year to subscribe to Office 365 Personal. Is it possible to find products near this price?

       

      • #2008371 Reply

        jabeattyauditor
        AskWoody Lounger

        Ebay has a Microsoft Office Pro Plus Activation key for $2. 25. I’m tempted to give it a try. Yes, it sounds too good to be true–$2.25 is practically free.

        The question you need to ask yourself isn’t “will this function properly,” but rather, “do I mind ‘purchasing’ stolen property?”

        Just because something is technically possible doesn’t mean it is morally correct.

      • #2008382 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        In Libre Office, you can set the default open/save mode to either the .doc or the .docx format. It is capable of opening and saving Word documents.

    • #2008292 Reply

      Pierre77
      AskWoody Plus

      Why don’t you give ‘Libre Office’ a test. I have it installed on one of my laptops. It is a free piece of software so if you do not like it you can just remove it.

      My 2 cents worth.

    • #2008316 Reply

      mn–
      AskWoody Lounger

      I don’t think that I would get my money’s worth if I subscribed to Office at $69 a year because I wouldn’t use Excel, Power Point, etc. I do want Word because I have a flash drive with files saved in Word and I want to be able to access them in addition to creating new files.

      Well, that depends on exactly which features you need. For most uses and especially on a budget…

      Why don’t you give ‘Libre Office’ a test. I have it installed on one of my laptops. It is a free piece of software so if you do not like it you can just remove it.

      … LibreOffice is enough for most people, and with some files is even just better than MS Office. Usually worth at least trying if you have more time than money.

      There are other alternatives out there too.

      SoftMaker in Germany has both a paid version and a reduced-capability free version of their office suite, for example. Some people like their user interface better than LibreOffice’s, and the free version at least can be tried.

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