- Aside from the Microsoft website, where can I buy a legit copy of Word 2003?
p.s. office 2007 is many many times better and takes 5 minutes to get used to, not tried 2010 yet.
– Totally disagree. Excel 2007 removed a whole lot of functionality and the stupid “ribbon” monstrosity has me tearing my hair out on a regular basis. Huge price to pay for some pretty conditional formatting and a sumifs function (the only improvements I am aware of).Posted 7 years ago
The typing agency Mrs Rock is going to start working for demand it.
Surely they’re demanding files in Office 2003 format, not the tool she uses to generate those? A typing agency presumably being interested in the words, and not particularly after any fancy formatting which might translate across incorrectly (though if it really is just typed words they’re after I’m bemused at any requirement beyond .txt).Posted 7 years ago
Just trying to help – if they’re not supplying the IT, then presumably they’re not actually checking over her shoulder to see what she’s using, just interested in the format of what she sends them. Of course it’s far easier for them to say “use W2003” than “supply documents in W2003 format” which could easily be misinterpreted. I’ve edited files originally generated on W2003 on my W2007 installation before re-opening them on W2003 and it’s completely seamless – if they don’t check over her shoulder and don’t want her to do something obscure where there’s some strange difference they’ll never know.
Though if you want to spend more on W2003 despite the fact something available cheaper can do exactly the same job, feel free. As to an answer to the question you’re asking, I doubt anywhere sells it cheap, as there’s no demand outside companies using it for legacy reasons.Posted 7 years agoretro83Member
The Flying Ox – Member
I don’t get the facepalm for OpenOffice. Works fine for me, and even has more useability than MS Office – not yet found the maximum number of nested equations in a cell with OO: MS has a fit with more than 16.
Because the OP asked got a specific version for compatibility, and somebody suggested a program which is nowhere near 100% compatible.
In your own post you’ve already mentioned one potential problem. How well does oo.o work with vba these days as another example?
it’s useful program no doubt, but why it has to get suggested even when clearly not relevant is being me. It’s like when somebody asks something about virus checkers for windows and some clever dick goes “lol get linux noob”.Posted 7 years agocxiMember
I can’t imagine custom written templates/ VBA macros will work in OpenOffice and even trying to get them to work properly in 2007/2010 can be a grade A PITA.
Have a look on eBay – £90 or so will get a copy, usually with a stick of RAM or something to statisfy MS / eBay OEM software rulesPosted 7 years ago
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