OK, So my wife downloaded a trial version of MS Word. The trial ended and it was time to remove it from our hard drive. Problem is I deleted our MS WordPerfect program, the one that came with our system.
Am I screwed? Do I have to buy a version of WordPerfect now? Is there a cheaper, older version available out there?
Dang,I wish that I had used a bit better judgement when removig programs. If I had asked my wife...well, spilled milk.
(edited by MisterHenderson on 30.3.08 0906) "Gorbachev sings tractors. Turnips! Buttocks!"
Originally posted by cranlsnOr...you could go to www.openoffice.org and try out their product. I've got it on my kids PC so my daughter can do her homework in MS Office formats...without buying another copy of Office.
I'll second that recommendation.
My girlfriend, who isn't terribly technically inclined, prefers OpenOffice to MS Word. MS Word constantly hangs and occasionally crashes which is pretty frustrating when writing a 250-page dissertation. She's writing 90% of her dissertation in OpenOffice.
She only uses MS Word for the limited things that OpenOffice cannot do - mostly, having to do with specific footnoting formats.
There was also a rumor the other day on Slashdot pondering a possible Apple / IBM merger. http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/12/06/1445209&tid=136&tid=218&tid=3 I still have an IBM Aptiva (Athlon 550) kicking around the house.