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Upgrading Office to 2007 or 2010

by andrewafresh / November 2, 2012 4:35 AM PDT

I'm running Office 2000 Professional on XP SP2 and want to upgrade to Office Professional 2007 or 2010; what I'd like to ask is (1) which will be easier to get to know - 2007 or 2010 (2) are there any issues I should know about before embarking (3) what's the cheapest way to buy a genuine copy?

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Really need the upgrade ??? If yes....why ?
by VAPCMD / November 3, 2012 2:14 AM PDT

Do you use all the Office apps ? Do you qualify for...STUDENT or ACADEMIC discounts ?

Best to chk re compatibility between XP and Office ...not sure there's any MAJOR difference between Office 2007 and 2010.


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Reasons to upgrade
by andrewafresh / November 3, 2012 4:18 AM PDT

Thank you for your reply - the reason I want to upgrade is that I work with MS Access and a lot of jobs I see advertised adverts require experience of Access 2007 or 2010; also I want to be confident using the appalling new ribbon system (in all MS Office apps) before I start any new job!!

I'm not a student and even if I did qualify for the academic version, I don't think its worth it cos I'd have to pay Microsoft's fee to keep using it every 12 months, apparently.

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Then I'd go for 2010....provided it works with XP.
by VAPCMD / November 3, 2012 8:24 AM PDT
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