Windows 10: replace MS office Home and Student 2010 with Libre office

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  1.    31 Dec 2017 #1

    replace MS office Home and Student 2010 with Libre office


    I don't want to lose all my information that is currently in word format.
    Do I install Libreoffice first then use add remove to remove MS to switch and keep my files?
    I do not know how to make the transition and not lose my data in my desktop and also two flash drives.
    Thank you
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       31 Dec 2017 #2

    Don't worry about it, just install LibreOffice and if prompted choose to Associate the Office/Word/Excel files with LO. Or in Control Panel or Settings locate Default Programs and re-associate as desired. Both suites can reside on the computer, at least that's the way I do it.
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  3.    31 Dec 2017 #3

    Will do.I am curious as to what would happen if I remove MS; would my files remain with just Libreoffice?

    I tried Google Docs but it is too confusing, for me.
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       31 Dec 2017 #4

    Yes, your Documents Folder should have all your files unless a different Folder was specified. Uninstalling a program usually doesn't take out the documents but it's always wise to back them up or copy to a different Folder or Drive.
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  5.    31 Dec 2017 #5

    backup


    Berton said: View Post
    Yes, your Documents Folder should have all your files unless a different Folder was specified. Uninstalling a program usually doesn't take out the documents but it's always wise to back them up or copy to a different Folder or Drive.

    >I have them backed up in two different flash drives and external drives. I may install Libre and uninstall MS.[add/remove]. Then I guess it will take some tinkering to make all files cross platform as in .rtf. Boy is M$ getting greedy or what? Why can't a guy just buy the product like before?
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  6. Posts : 4,494
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       31 Dec 2017 #6

    Don't get too worried, I haven't found many MS Office documents that LO couldn't open as-is, without converting. One might have issues with some of what I call 'fancy' formatting that MS Office can do. The only real issue is LO doesn't have an E-Mail Client to replace MS Outlook but there's some free Clients to be found on the Internet if not wanting to do Webmail/Online E-Mail. One advantage for my older clients is LO can still work with the older Microsoft Works files that have their Recipes from several years in the past.
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  7.    01 Jan 2018 #7

    l use the client but yes there are others.
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  •    01 Jan 2018 #8

    Out of curiosity, why would you want to replace a working copy of Office 2010 with LO?
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  •    01 Jan 2018 #9

    MS Office Home and Student 2010


    PromU said: View Post
    Out of curiosity, why would you want to replace a working copy of Office 2010 with LO?
    >I would love to keep it but from what I have read, some support has been discontinued and some will last a couple more years.
    If I am secure for a while I will leave 2010 alone.<
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       01 Jan 2018 #10

    maranna said: View Post
    >I would love to keep it but from what I have read, some support has been discontinued and some will last a couple more years.
    If I am secure for a while I will leave 2010 alone.<
    Sorry, but it looks like I was wrong. Office 2010 Home and Student ended in 2012.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...e/search/13615
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