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Unread 07-12-2007, 09:39 AM   #1
spondee
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A low income program?

I know, this is crazy but...

Through the years, I've bought and paid for win 3.1, 98, xp home, and all
versions there of, Then Office 2000, and 2003, and One note.

Now, there is NO WAY I can afford even the UPGRADE price of Office 2007
Standard, yet I need it. (Now almost homebound, I do almost everything
online!)

Does Microsoft have some kind of 'discount' program for the eldery/disabled?
Folks on extremely low incomes???


 
Unread 07-12-2007, 09:39 AM   #2
Bob I
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Re: A low income program?

Home and Student is the inexpensive noncommercial version.

spondee wrote:
> I know, this is crazy but...
>
> Through the years, I've bought and paid for win 3.1, 98, xp home, and all
> versions there of, Then Office 2000, and 2003, and One note.
>
> Now, there is NO WAY I can afford even the UPGRADE price of Office 2007
> Standard, yet I need it. (Now almost homebound, I do almost everything
> online!)
>
> Does Microsoft have some kind of 'discount' program for the eldery/disabled?
> Folks on extremely low incomes???
>
>


 
Unread 07-12-2007, 09:39 AM   #3
Bob I
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Re: A low income program?

EXCUSE ME! I guess "need" is relative!

spondee wrote:
>>>>Home and Student is the inexpensive noncommercial version.

>
> Is NOT inexpensive and DOES NOT contain Outlook...
>
> "Bob I" wrote:
>
>
>>Home and Student is the inexpensive noncommercial version.
>>
>>spondee wrote:
>>
>>>I know, this is crazy but...
>>>
>>>Through the years, I've bought and paid for win 3.1, 98, xp home, and all
>>>versions there of, Then Office 2000, and 2003, and One note.
>>>
>>>Now, there is NO WAY I can afford even the UPGRADE price of Office 2007
>>>Standard, yet I need it. (Now almost homebound, I do almost everything
>>>online!)
>>>
>>>Does Microsoft have some kind of 'discount' program for the eldery/disabled?
>>> Folks on extremely low incomes???
>>>
>>>

>>
>>


 
Unread 07-12-2007, 09:39 AM   #4
Bob I
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Re: A low income program?

EXCUSE ME! I guess "need" is relative!

spondee wrote:
>>>>Home and Student is the inexpensive noncommercial version.

>
> Is NOT inexpensive and DOES NOT contain Outlook...
>
> "Bob I" wrote:
>
>
>>Home and Student is the inexpensive noncommercial version.
>>
>>spondee wrote:
>>
>>>I know, this is crazy but...
>>>
>>>Through the years, I've bought and paid for win 3.1, 98, xp home, and all
>>>versions there of, Then Office 2000, and 2003, and One note.
>>>
>>>Now, there is NO WAY I can afford even the UPGRADE price of Office 2007
>>>Standard, yet I need it. (Now almost homebound, I do almost everything
>>>online!)
>>>
>>>Does Microsoft have some kind of 'discount' program for the eldery/disabled?
>>> Folks on extremely low incomes???
>>>
>>>

>>
>>


 
Unread 07-12-2007, 09:39 AM   #5
Gordon
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Re: A low income program?

"spondee" <spondee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7AB25A13-7B23-4C21-91F8-3C9955EE8FA3@microsoft.com...
>I know, this is crazy but...
>
> Through the years, I've bought and paid for win 3.1, 98, xp home, and all
> versions there of, Then Office 2000, and 2003, and One note.
>
> Now, there is NO WAY I can afford even the UPGRADE price of Office 2007
> Standard, yet I need it. (Now almost homebound, I do almost everything
> online!)
>
> Does Microsoft have some kind of 'discount' program for the
> eldery/disabled?
> Folks on extremely low incomes???
>
>



if you don't create complicated documents with obscure formatting, then try
Open Office. it's free and is generally compatible with MS Office versions
prior to 2007.

www.openoffice.org


 
Unread 07-12-2007, 09:40 AM   #6
spondee
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Re: A low income program?

>>>Home and Student is the inexpensive noncommercial version.
Is NOT inexpensive and DOES NOT contain Outlook...

"Bob I" wrote:

> Home and Student is the inexpensive noncommercial version.
>
> spondee wrote:
> > I know, this is crazy but...
> >
> > Through the years, I've bought and paid for win 3.1, 98, xp home, and all
> > versions there of, Then Office 2000, and 2003, and One note.
> >
> > Now, there is NO WAY I can afford even the UPGRADE price of Office 2007
> > Standard, yet I need it. (Now almost homebound, I do almost everything
> > online!)
> >
> > Does Microsoft have some kind of 'discount' program for the eldery/disabled?
> > Folks on extremely low incomes???
> >
> >

>
>

 
Unread 07-12-2007, 09:40 AM   #7
Bob I
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Re: A low income program?

EXCUSE ME! I guess "need" is relative!

spondee wrote:
>>>>Home and Student is the inexpensive noncommercial version.

>
> Is NOT inexpensive and DOES NOT contain Outlook...
>
> "Bob I" wrote:
>
>
>>Home and Student is the inexpensive noncommercial version.
>>
>>spondee wrote:
>>
>>>I know, this is crazy but...
>>>
>>>Through the years, I've bought and paid for win 3.1, 98, xp home, and all
>>>versions there of, Then Office 2000, and 2003, and One note.
>>>
>>>Now, there is NO WAY I can afford even the UPGRADE price of Office 2007
>>>Standard, yet I need it. (Now almost homebound, I do almost everything
>>>online!)
>>>
>>>Does Microsoft have some kind of 'discount' program for the eldery/disabled?
>>> Folks on extremely low incomes???
>>>
>>>

>>
>>


 
Unread 07-12-2007, 09:42 AM   #8
Steve Rindsberg
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Re: A low income program?

In article <#LSgtIDOIHA.6108@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl>, Gordon wrote:

> if you don't create complicated documents with obscure formatting, then try
> Open Office. it's free and is generally compatible with MS Office versions
> prior to 2007.


Less so, I'd imagine, than Office 2003, which spondee already has. ;-)



--
Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP
PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com
PPTools: www.pptools.com
================================================

 
Unread 07-12-2007, 09:42 AM   #9
Steve Rindsberg
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Re: A low income program?

In article <#LSgtIDOIHA.6108@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl>, Gordon wrote:

> if you don't create complicated documents with obscure formatting, then try
> Open Office. it's free and is generally compatible with MS Office versions
> prior to 2007.


Less so, I'd imagine, than Office 2003, which spondee already has. ;-)



--
Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP
PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com
PPTools: www.pptools.com
================================================

 
Unread 07-12-2007, 09:42 AM   #10
Gordon
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Re: A low income program?

"Steve Rindsberg" <abuse@localhost.com> wrote in message
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> In article <#LSgtIDOIHA.6108@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl>, Gordon wrote:
>
>> if you don't create complicated documents with obscure formatting, then
>> try
>> Open Office. it's free and is generally compatible with MS Office
>> versions
>> prior to 2007.

>
> Less so, I'd imagine, than Office 2003, which spondee already has. ;-)
>


As you so rightly point out - if what he has works, why the question about
upgrading? (Unless he has an OEM version and is wanting a new computer....)


 
 

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