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What do I do when Microsoft abandons Office 2010?

Mar 20, 2020 5:36PM PDT

My wife and I have very modest requirements for the software. A lot of simple Word documents, a few spreadsheets, a very occasional Powerpoint. Will there be substantial risks in continuing to use the software (I am happy to disable macros)?
There is no way it would make sense to subscribe to Office 365, or pay for two copies of Office 2019. So if we have to abandon Office 2010, it will be a switch to LibreOffice or similar.
Please can you give your opinion

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At the office
Mar 20, 2020 6:50PM PDT

We are still using Office 2003. And LibreOffice on new laptops with no real problems. Microsoft has already abandoned old versions. What do we need from Microsoft?

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why not
Mar 20, 2020 7:38PM PDT

why not go ahead and give libre office a try to see if it works for you. its free and easy to install

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Maybe I'll just carry on as I am
Mar 23, 2020 3:53PM PDT

If Microsoft is not actually going to disable it, I'll probably just go on using Office, but jump to Libreoffice if I need to. Thanks to both for your comments.

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Office 365
Mar 24, 2020 7:26AM PDT

Office 365 has its own place, in comparison with Libre you get plenty when you go with O365, but if the requirement is only of Word then its fine.

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