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  • Purchasing Microsoft Office software
  • Premier Icon edward2000
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    I would like to purchase Microsoft Office in order to word process whilst I study. The software seems to be quite expensive, so i was wandering if anyone know of any deals knocking around on the internet?

    Thanks in advance 🙂

    Premier Icon onewheelgood
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    https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/education/products/office

    It’s free if you’re a student.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Yeah free if you have a student email or £5.99 a month for Office 365 if you’re not.

    Premier Icon dc1988
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    Some employers have a home use program, I think you pay around £10 and get your own version for personal use.

    Premier Icon DickBarton
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    Home use is 55 quid for own use or 75 for an option of 5 or 6 users.

    Premier Icon brant
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    You get Onedrive with the 365 package which means it’s quite good value for cloud storage.

    Though because I am badly organised I have iCloud, google drive and OneDrive.
    Oh. And Dropbox. Fml.

    Premier Icon nixie
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    No need to buy. You could use gsuite instead. Free for home usage and saves to drive automatically.

    If you must have installed software the 0365 provides an offline version (as does gsuite I think).

    One nice extra if you use gsuite is being able to access files easily from mobile. perfect if you have a spare 5 minutes to write a few words (e.g. while travelling). Not sure 0365 is set up quite as seamlessly.

    Premier Icon rone
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    It’s not really expensive in the grand scheme of things.

    Premier Icon orangespyderman
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    One nice extra if you use gsuite is being able to access files easily from mobile. perfect if you have a spare 5 minutes to write a few words (e.g. while travelling). Not sure 0365 is set up quite as seamlessly.

    It absolutely is as seemless with OneDrive. In fact, it’s better.

    Premier Icon winston2005
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    if your at uni check they might have provision for Office 365 for their students

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    Just buy Office 2010 for £25 one off cost…

    https://theunitysoft.com/product-category/microsoft-office/?wmc-currency=GBP

    Premier Icon nixie
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    That site looks dodgy.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    I’ve bought licenses from them before (when they were softwaregeeks.co.uk) without any problems.

    Premier Icon GavinB
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    Buying a licence for standalone Office 2010 package would not be the best option IMO, unless that also includes updates, but even then it’ll go out of date very quickly and still pose a load of restrictions on what you can do.

    Office365 (free for students) or arguably better GSuite (free for up to 15GB of cloud storage) is the way to go. Sync files across all devices, share easily with others, import/export to MS file formats if you need to.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    Buying a licence for standalone Office 2010 package would not be the best option IMO, unless that also includes updates, but even then it’ll go out of date very quickly and still pose a load of restrictions on what you can do.

    I’m still running Office 2010 at work (as it’s faster than 2016 / 365). Gets updated regularly and works absolutely fine.

    Premier Icon Speeder
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    eBay at less than a tenner for the full suite. Have done it a few times recently and all good. No need to pay more, just check the feedback.

    G

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    Anyone used FastSoftware?

    Premier Icon boblo
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    365 home use (single user) when your employer has an EA; £40 p/a inc 1TB of storage. I did it a few weeks ago, no brainer for me.

    Premier Icon nixie
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    Office 2010 goes end of life next year in October. There will be no updates after that.

    Premier Icon Moses
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    LibreOffice is as good, and free. Or G-suite, as mentioned above

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    LibreOffice is as good

    It really isn’t.

    Premier Icon edward2000
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    Thanks everyone. Im sorted now. I decided £5.99/month didn’t seem too bad

    Premier Icon Speeder
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    Thanks everyone. Im sorted now. I decided £5.99/month didn’t seem too bad

    Cost me that for the whole thing off eBay but it’s your money.

    Premier Icon redthunder
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    Libre Office
    and
    Open Office

    Job done.

    Premier Icon boblo
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    Speeder

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    Thanks everyone. Im sorted now. I decided £5.99/month didn’t seem too bad

    Cost me that for the whole thing off eBay but it’s your money.

    So stolen. That’s OK, dunt bother me but I’ll be round later to raid your shed. I’ll be the bloke on his high horse 😁

    Premier Icon goldfish24
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    And I’ll be the one offering a tasty carrot to the high horse.
    Good call On just buying the software; morally correct but also saves all the hassle of trying to do something else.
    As a student I also presume you might later look for employment, and it’s worth being familiar with the latest software rather than a 9 year old version. And the cloud way of working really is better in the workplace.
    I was once chatting with a colleague complaining about how hard it had got to download the latest game of thrones or whatever, when I said why don’t you just pay the five pounds a month, you can afford it and enjoy the show. The penny dropped and they agreed it wasn’t worth the effort anymore.

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    the 5.99 also gets you 1TB of storage.  Set up your computer correctly and if you ever lose it you still have everything where you want it but online, ready to hook up to a new machine.  It’s fab.  You have a first level backup running all the time so you don’t have to worry about whether that piece of ransomware has toasted everything and you can also do the occasional backup to usb to be sure

    difficult not to like really

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Cost me that for the whole thing off eBay but it’s your money.

    £6 is well worth it, even more so £8 for 5 PCs.

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