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Which office for Windows 8?

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    Which office for Windows 8?


    Hi,

    I'm currently running Windows 8 but without office, since office 2013 won't be RTM until november.
    Probably it's just me but it seems unreasonable to install Office 2010 on windows 8, and then uninstall/install office 2013 when it become available? I have a feeling that it may not remove office 2010 entirely and may conflict with office 2013.

    Probably I should install open/libreoffice for now?
    Which office are you using for your windows 8 at the moment?

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    I'm not using any copy of Office at the time being because I find the product too expensive for my basic needs.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    There's an Office 2013 preview that works quite well.

    If you have Office 2010, don't be afraid to install it. Office versions are designed to work side-by-side. You can actually install multiple versions simultaneously, or you can install parts of one version of office and parts of another.
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    Yes, Office 2013 customer preview is fairly stable and fine to use. I haven't had any issues yet, it's pretty stable to use. Office 2010 can be used just as well and can be uninstalled if you choose to upgrade to 2013.

    Actually, if you don't desperately need ALL of the Office features (since you're considering openoffice/libreoffice) you can try out the new Office Web Apps, they're like Office 2013's design, and with features that was in Office Starter 2010.
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    I would agree with Coke Robot that going with the web apps route is a good idea. Personally, I like to install as little as possible on my computers. The fact that you can run an office app without installing anything is certainly appealing to me.
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    Office Web Apps looks great, but it seems they can only save as docx format but not doc format...
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    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    What's your concern about the docx format?
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    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    I second using Office Web Apps. I've used them quite a bit (the only thing that currently has me not using them as my primary office suite is the preview of Office 2013). If you don't need MS Access or the full version of Outlook, you really shouldn't have any problems with the online suite.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    What's your concern about the docx format?
    now docx format is a way of telling 2003 users to "buy new stuff"
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    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    Quote Originally Posted by Kebero View Post
    I second using Office Web Apps. I've used them quite a bit (the only thing that currently has me not using them as my primary office suite is the preview of Office 2013). If you don't need MS Access or the full version of Outlook, you really shouldn't have any problems with the online suite.
    outlook.com is a good client, but offline office is a huge improvement, but $300 dollars more
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