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  • Started 9 years ago by Aleeve
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Aleeve
Posts: 2818

How do you guys find Office 07?
I personally really like it, especially the new word art, and e=also, excel, well - excels!

haha

although i was disappointed by publisher - nothing much has changed and it could be really good with the new layout!

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The Geek
Posts: 2059

I'm a huge fan of Office 2007... much improved over the prior versions. Once you get used to the ribbon, it just makes sense.

Having the ToDo bar in outlook is also extremely useful, especially for those of us that wouldn't check our calendar otherwise :-)

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Aleeve
Posts: 2818

Yeah I agree Geek, although I don't use Outlook so I wouldn't know!

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The Geek
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I only use outlook for work email... I use PocoMail for my personal mail client. Nobody's ever heard of it, but it works quite well.

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Aleeve
Posts: 2818

Oh right
I use Windows Live Mail (the standalone version that is pretty much Windows Mail, only for hotmail)
is there anyway to uninstall Windows Mail, as it is pretty useless what with me having Windows Live Mail

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The Geek
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Windows Live Mail is pretty good... there's no way to uninstall Windows Mail, unfortunately.

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Aleeve
Posts: 2818

Yes I agree, and damn!

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

why would you want to uninstall Windows Mail?

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Aleeve
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read up Lighthouse - all shall be explained! =]
basically I have Windows Live Mail so Windows Mail as well is pointless

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Exactly. But would you throw out that old book that is keeping your table leg steady?

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jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

yes i would ;)

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Aleeve
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hows it keeping my table leg steady - its useless - i have something just the same that works with my email account, so i don't need my 'old book'

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Yes you can remove it (with difficulty). But you will probably have a problem with Vista Updates afterwards.

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Aleeve
Posts: 2818

ah ok
dot worry then
its not that much of a big deal

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whs
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Aleeve, back to your original question - I use Office 2007 for the obvious office type work but then also mainly for picture processing. The Office Picture Manager can deal much better with PNG and Tiff formats than the Photo Gallery. Also - WORD is great for making e.g. picture albums. It has a lot of fancy functions (colors, 3D's, etc.). And if you are into slide shows, try POWER POINT. Great tool. And for getting some organization into your data, ONE NOTE is hard to beat. So all in all, Office 2007 is worth it's money ($105 for Home and Student is the cheapest offering I found).

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Aleeve
Posts: 2818

whs - you're back!
Yeah I love Office - powerpoint is brilliant!
I got mine legally for £50 - student based!

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InDiSent
Posts: 1084

I just downgraded back to office 2003 Pro. I was using Office 2007 Pro. The reason i downgraded was that Outlook was way to slooow. It would take forever when i clicked on an email message to open the message. Sometimes outlook would even stop responding for a mintue. I used to use Thunderbird for my email and i love it. However, it does not sync with my BB so i had to use Outlook for work and play. All in all, the rest of Office 2007 was good and i liked it. I even liked the new ribbon. If Outlook was not so slow i would have stuck with Office 2007. I will probably try it again when i build my newer faster pc.

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Scott
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InDiSent, have you by chance run scanpst.exe to check for errors?
Do you still have access to Outlook 07 for testing?

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LukeTurnbull
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The Only Thing I Dont Like About Office 2007 Is The File Formats Sometimes I forget To Save My Documents In The Word 2000 Format And Thus Try To Open My Files At Work And I Get A Big Fat No No.

But Yeah I Think it Is Quite Good To Be Honest I Didn't Get The Version With Outlook I'm Afraid So I Can't Comment On That But Apprently It's Much Easier To Use Than The 2003 Version.

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InDiSent
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@Scott - Yes, i still have it. I'll give it another try when i build my new PC this summer (i hope - wife keeps spending all my money).

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CPJames19
Posts: 101

OpenOffice all the way!

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jack7h3r1pp3r
Posts: 2815

free is the best way to go.

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Aleeve
Posts: 2818

@LukeTurnbull

you can change the default save format to the 97-03 compatible thing, so then all ur problems are solved! (u dont really need the new format anyways!)
click the office icon top left, click word (or whatever) options
click save, click the drop down where you choose the format
choose the compatible one, and then hit ok
voila! all problems solved!

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whs
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Aleeve, I think Luke knows how to do it, he just forgets to operate the dropdown at times. But you can set the 97-2003 format (or any other available format) as permanent default.
Click the Office Orb (top left) in Word > Word Options (on the bottom of the orb window) > Save > Save files in this format -- here you can set the default > OK and off you go. You have to restart Word for it to take effect.

Edit: Aleeve, rereading your post I am not quite sure whether your guidance was for a permanent default setting too. If it was intended to be that, I am not clear on how that works. Sorry, but I am kind of lost there.

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Aleeve
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whs, you said exactly the same thing as i said!
yes it was for permanent

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whs
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Now that you say that, I guess you are right. At least it should be double clear for CPJames now. Sorry for my sudden incomprehension.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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@whs if you are lost you should stay where you are and wait for an adult to assist you back to where you are supposed to be ;)

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whs
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mean kid

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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@whs did you do a edit so it didn''t say that you are lost?

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whs
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Why should I edit - I was lost at that moment. Things like that happen.

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mysticgeek
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It's very good!

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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no my eyes have failed me again you didn't edit and i didn't want you to i just couldn't find where you said it at the time so sorry for the confussion

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Aleeve
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haha

no probs whs

(there must be a phrase about when your told something twice you do it better!)

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Lighthouse
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When you're told something twice, you do it half as better?

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Aleeve
Posts: 2818

:P

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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:):_

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Aleeve
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? :_ ?

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whs
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Is that a kind of new morse code?

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Aleeve
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i know not
jack what does :_ mean?

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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it's like a of the the side smile thing i think i just made it up. :_

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Aleeve
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:P

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