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    Software for Windows 8


    I have been using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook from Windows 2003. The program to check compatibility says it is incompatible with Windows 8. I haven't ungraded to newer versions because they have a lot of features for which I have no need, aimed at collaboration and desktop publishing, and they're simply a nuisance.

    I write for pleasure and when I write emails I prefer writing them in my word processor, where I can embed photos and handle formatting, and then sending by MS Outlook. My teachers always said I didn't play well with others and now that I'm retired I don't even need to collaborate.

    So, what software would you suggest? If I were to get a newer version of MS Office, would my data from Outlook import directly?

    I also use the Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary and it looks like I might need a replacement for that if anyone knows one.

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    My apologies for posting on the wrong forum. I'm new. I looked and didn't see.

    And, I should have searched. I found other posts of folks using Word 2003 and Outlook 2003 with Windows 8.

    Now I'm off to search for Unabridged Dictionaries.

    My apologies for posting at all.
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    Win8 Pro Media Center


    Re your dictionary search; if you find a pc-based (NOT web-based) package, let us know.

    But for now, try this:

    WordWeb
    FREEware
    (PRO version available)
    WordWeb: Free English thesaurus dictionary download
    A cut-down version of the WordWeb Pro. It includes a comprehensive English thesaurus and dictionary, and can be used to look up words from within most programs. You highlight a word and use Ctrl-right-click to automatically look up the definition and spelling, etc.
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