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Microsoft Office Student/teacher Edition

pat36a Avatar
9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
Anyone point me in the direction of a good deal on this?

Thanks
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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
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#1
look further back in the deal request section. someone made the exact request just a month or two ago
#2
if you are a university student you should get a good deal there i'm at Uclan and can get Office Student for £40
#3
there is a 60 day trial if I remember on office 2007. Check out microsofts site
#4
Of course you could just use open office, it's a freeware MS office clone: http://www.openoffice.org.
#5
sk1
Of course you could just use open office, it's a freeware MS office clone: http://www.openoffice.org.


Seconded, OpenOffice is fantastic!!!

Although to call it an MS Office clone sells it short somewhat, it does everything MS Office does and more. Including really handy things like being able to save as pdf, which in MS Offfice will cost you the price of Adobe Acrobat (£287.88) on top of the cost of MS Office saving you £££'s.

Best of all it's completely free and legal, so there really is no reason to waste your money on MS Office.
#6
Thes guys were recommended to me, they specialise in charity/teacher/student software:
http://www.citnexus.co.uk/acatalog/Microsoft_teacher.html

While Open office isn't bad I have to disagree with the suggestion that it's anywhere close to MS office. If you just want a word processor and a basic spreadsheet then yey I'd take it over MS Works any day. As a fairly advanced user however open office simply doesn't have the features I need (particularly in the spreadsheet and database department).
Plus the whole new office 2007 interface puts the whole package back head and shoulders above the competition.
Office 2007 also has a free pdf writer available so the suggestion you have to buy the full version of acrobat is inaccurate as well.
banned#7
Be prepared for a whole new learning experience with office 2007 as its radically different to previous incarnations. Its not very intuitive. I unstalled and went back to office 2003! Also be aware that anything you save in off2007 will not be viewable on previous office versions!
#8
bod emrys
Does open office lack any functionality compared to its microsoft counterpart?


The word processor is pretty good, feels a little unpolished particularly compared to Office 2007 and is tougher to use for the more design like aspects. I've not had to really push a word processor so can't comment on stuff like mail merge and macro capability.

Spreadsheet wise it can't touch Excel the basic features are there but anything more isn't. For me personally pivot tables alone (not in open office) justify the full price of the package, charting facilities are far more featured and the Visual Basic macro programming gives you a huge ammount of power.

Can't comment on the presentation tools as I've only used powerpoint in a very limited way, both packages more than cover my needs.

The rest depends on what else you want to use open office has a very basic database package but it's not in the same class as Access and there are no equivalents to FrontPage and Publisher (which if we're talking about the teacher editions are well worth the extra £20 you'd pay to get the office package with them in).

Ultimately it depends on how far you're going to make use of the software, my girlfriend uses Open Office and it's a far better choice for her than MS Works and she wouldn't get any more out of MS Office. I tend to stretch these things to the limit and given I qualify to get the enterprise edition of MS Office for £85 it's not long before the time saving/extra functionality more than pay for that.

Why not try both out though, Open Office is free as is the 60 trial of MS Office, that's more than enough time to decide.
#9
csiman
Be prepared for a whole new learning experience with office 2007 as its radically different to previous incarnations. Its not very intuitive. I unstalled and went back to office 2003! Also be aware that anything you save in off2007 will not be viewable on previous office versions!


I love the new interface, it does take a little while to get used to it but once you do it's very efficient. MS spent a lot of money finding out how people use each package and then bundling related features all together under what looks like tabbed toolbars. It means there are a lot more features immediately to hand than the previous version.
It does save in the older formats (although not by default which is a pain sometimes), backwards compatability so far seems to be perfect (Open Office is almost but not quite perfect, everything it reads/saves is usable but don't expect documents to look exactly the same moving between it and MS office).
banned#10
I thought if you save in the new format (e.g DOCX) then Office 2003 could not read it. In Word how do you print without pressing CTRL+P (i.e using the mouse).

Never did find it even after a month of using OFF2007.
#11
csiman
I thought if you save in the new format (e.g DOCX) then Office 2003 could not read it. In Word how do you print without pressing CTRL+P (i.e using the mouse).

Never did find it even after a month of using OFF2007.


If you save as a docx file it can't be read but if you select save as and then set the type to Office 2003 it uses the old file format from then on.

The print option is through that round button in the top left corner of the window (not sure what it's actual name is) as are the save as options (it actually gives me a quick link from there to save as an Office 2003 document).
I also added the print button to the quick links at the top of the window (where the undo and redo buttons are) just select the little arrow to the right of it to choose what to add to it.
#12
BarneyL
The word processor is pretty good, feels a little unpolished particularly compared to Office 2007 and is tougher to use for the more design like aspects. I've not had to really push a word processor so can't comment on stuff like mail merge and macro capability.

Spreadsheet wise it can't touch Excel the basic features are there but anything more isn't. For me personally pivot tables alone (not in open office) justify the full price of the package, charting facilities are far more featured and the Visual Basic macro programming gives you a huge ammount of power.

Can't comment on the presentation tools as I've only used powerpoint in a very limited way, both packages more than cover my needs.

The rest depends on what else you want to use open office has a very basic database package but it's not in the same class as Access and there are no equivalents to FrontPage and Publisher (which if we're talking about the teacher editions are well worth the extra £20 you'd pay to get the office package with them in).

Ultimately it depends on how far you're going to make use of the software, my girlfriend uses Open Office and it's a far better choice for her than MS Works and she wouldn't get any more out of MS Office. I tend to stretch these things to the limit and given I qualify to get the enterprise edition of MS Office for £85 it's not long before the time saving/extra functionality more than pay for that.

Why not try both out though, Open Office is free as is the 60 trial of MS Office, that's more than enough time to decide.


Well all I can say to that is that you must have been using an old version of OpenOffice. It's as good as MS Office 2003 in most departments and better in others and completely wipes the floor with MS Office 2007. Writer in particular scores highly compared to Word, a quick Google search will drag up a tonne of articles saying exactly that.

You are the very first person I have heard say anything good about Office 2007, computer expert and regular user alike just don't care for the new interface, so in this case OpenOffice wins for being more familiar to MS Office users than MS Office :giggle:.

For me in day to day average use OpenOffice wins every time for price and features, it is a piece of cake to use for any MS Office user. Admittedly some of the most advanced features are tucked away in different places to MS Office and at that level the features are sometimes quite different to the MS Office version but that's a good thing, MS Office has many well recognised and long-standing problems.

To address your criticism over missing features:

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[*]Pivot tables have been part of OpenOffice Calc since at least version 1.1 (the current version is 2.2)
[*]OpenOffice includes support for scripting in Basic, Python, Java, BeanShell and JavaScript - much more useful than MS's limited VB scripting
[*]The charting options in Calc are much more powerful than Excel and can be added to substantially via plug-ins. Excel makes too many guesses about what you might be trying to do and messes things up more often than not - with OpenOffice you tell it what you're doing and it does it, simple.
[*]The database package (base) is supposed to be a simple DB solution for the average man, as is Access. For that job OpenOffice base excels, Access has gotten far too complicated over the years and doesn't do a lot of things properly (ask anyone with professional knowledge of databases and watch their face when you mention Access :giggle: ). Besides, if you use anything in Access that OpenOffice base doesn't do then you should be using proper databases like SQL Server and MYSQL and not one optimised for simple tasks by the average Office User.
[*]I will admit to being wrong about the PDF thing, there is now a free and official one available for Office 2007 (but not previous versions), however it's an add-on and not core functionality like in OpenOffice.
[/LIST]

Long story short: I've yet to find a useful feature OpenOffice doesn't do as well as or better than MS Office, and as previously mentioned it does a lot of very useful things as standard that Office either wont do at all or you have to pay extra for.

That said it's just my opinion, many will still prefer office, but please next time you decide to jump in and bad mouth a something at least get your facts straight first.
#13
[QUOTE=BarneyL]Thes guys were recommended to me, they specialise in charity/teacher/student software:
http://www.citnexus.co.uk/acatalog/Microsoft_teacher.html

Thanks.

Makes some of the stuff on Ebay look expensive!



Didn't intend to start a MS Office/Open Office argument.
#14
I'm at Teeside uni and we get free Mircosoft software because the Uni is part of the Microsoft Acedemic Alliance, i don't know if this includes Office but you should check out to see if your uni is taking part.
#15
pat36a
Didn't intend to start a MS Office/Open Office argument.


Hehe, don't worry about it. It just annoys me when people give out bad information as it confuses those who do not know better. To get something genuinely incorrect is one thing, but to claim to be an "advanced user" indictates a certain level of competence that others may rely on.

Like I said some prefer MS Office some prefer OpenOffice, it's personal preference really. I always say give OpenOffice a go, if you don't like it you've lost nothing as it is completely free.

However, credit where it's due: they were good prices for office. But like Mr-Brett says if your educational establishment is a member of the MicroSoft Developer Network Academic Alliance (MSDNAA) you may be able to get it for gratis. Although I don't think the full Office suite is included, but that may depend on the deal your institution has agreed with MS.

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