Office 365 or Open Office?  

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    Office 365 or Open Office?

    Hi Guys

    I am slowly converting from my Chromebook to a new new laptop with
    W10 on it.

    As I exchange and support someone who is not too PC savvy, I am wondering if I am better sending him files using Open Office or 365 Office.

    On this new laptop, I inherited the 12 month free Office 365 but in the past, I have always installed Apache OO which suited me fine.

    As he wont have Office365 on his pc, am I right in thinking OO would be best to use as he should be able to open ok. If he does not have OO, I will install for him if he needs it.

    Last but not least, as I can manage ok with my OO, am I better uninstalling this 1 yr free Office 365 so they don't clash, plus I can end up with too many file extensions?
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    If the documents are simple (not too complex), OO (other user) will manage them just fine if you use MS Office. Complex documents should be prepared (preferably) with the same office application. But I mean really complex documents.

    Why don't you switch to LibreOffice? Basically the Same as OpenOffice, but has more frequent updates and can also save to .docx (think OO can't)

    The last question: OO and Office 365 can live together. You can choose which will be default application.
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks for reply, all docs spoken about are simple letters, household spreadsheet and such.

    I personally don't see the need to pay for Office 365 when the first year free ends, that's why I asked question and probably will UNinstall which I assume I can refuse the first free year.

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    Have uninstalled Office365 and more than happy with Open Office.

    Is Acrobat Reader the only prog to edit PDF files? if so, can it be downloaded free, and I don't mean a FREE trial.
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    Adobe Reader is free, but you can't edit much. Adobe acrobat is pretty expensive tool.

    You can open pdf files in Libre (open) office writer.

    There are some free tools around. Many threads here about that

    tenforums | pdf-creation-editing-softare

    tenforums |pdf-editing-software-do-you-advise
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