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Purchasing Windows 7 -- do I need Office 2010?

Does anyone know if I'll be able to open and run (and edit) Powerpoint &/or Word documents on a new Toshiba laptop with Windows 7 without purchasing additional software, such as Office 2010? 

 

Thanks

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Re: Purchasing Windows 7 -- do I need Office 2010?

Probably not. You can view powerpoints on any windows 7 computer but can not edit. Office starter that comes on some computers only has watered down word and excel which would allow you to open and edit word documents.

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Re: Purchasing Windows 7 -- do I need Office 2010?

Thanks, that answers it.  I'm purchasing the laptop for classroom use to follow along with powerpoint presentation, in place of taking notes on printed powerpoint slides.  So I'll definitely need to be able to edit the powerpoints to make this all worth my while.  Thanks again

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Re: Purchasing Windows 7 -- do I need Office 2010?

Smiley Happy If the prices too high, you should look into OpenOffice. It's free and supports almost all Microsoft Office file types.




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Re: Purchasing Windows 7 -- do I need Office 2010?

Microsoft Office 2010 Starter comes with all newer PCs. You get Word and Excel Starter Editions, some features are scaled back, Microsoft now has the 2010 powerpoint viewer for free download on the Office 2010 site. 

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Re: Purchasing Windows 7 -- do I need Office 2010?

hmmm is there an echo in the house Smiley Wink

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Re: Purchasing Windows 7 -- do I need Office 2010?

@Jason, they said they need to be able to edit the PPTs. So the viewer won't do them any good. They need the full version of Powerpoint/open office to do that.




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