Worth the upgrade to 07?

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Saw this site at uni, and it has MS Office Ultimate 2007 at 75$ for students and academics. As a student I can take up this offer. I currently use Open Office and I would happily pay 75$ for a superior product.

What I want to know is, is Office 2007 better than Open Office and why?
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I've been told that MS Office has far more features than Open Office although I don't know what they are. Keep in mind that Office 2007 is quite old and will not run on Vista. Office XP won't either.
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Office 2007 runs on Vista...
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I must be missing something then. I remember trying to install Office XP on Vista and wouldn't go. I just did some searching and I found something about a compatibility pack.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923505
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Office 2007 = 4 years newer than Office XP
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I'm currently running Office 2007 on Vista without any issues.

The compatibility pack allows people running Office 2003 and older to open up the new 2007 file types.

Office 2007 was released to manufacturing Nov 6, 2006 so not sure how you think it is quite old since it is the newest version of Office.
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I realized the problem. I was thinking of Office 97. Now, why is that offer only good in .au or have I misunderstood that too?
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That offer is for Australia only but I am sure there is an American equivalent.
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Haha Don way to hijack the thread. From now on I'm calling you Don97 :)

I think if you click the flags on the top right you can go international.
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http://www.theultimatesteal.com/store/m ... e_ultimate
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Wow grinch nice find. Even a Canadian one :)
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If you want to find out if you'd like it better than Open Office you can download a trial from here
http://us20.trymicrosoftoffice.com/defa ... ture=en-US

There isn't a trial for Ultimate, but the Professional version should be relatively close enough to evaluate.
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LOL @ bbhoy
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The way the site I linked at the top works is you download the full version and it gives you a certain number of boots (think 30) and then you have to pay to register. So I could have done that but I didn't want to go through the hassle. Figured I would have to uninstall then reinstall the old version.

Anyway I figured 75 isn't much cheddar so I bought it. Seems pretty good.TBH I use so many key board short cuts and only the basic features that the whole ribbon thing hasn't really affected me anyway, which is a main thing people complain about.

Overall tho it is pretty alright. Looks good. All modern fancy design. Got some nifty features.

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