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Old 25. Jun 2010, 12:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there,
i have a laptop running windows vista.
It has office installed, but if i want to use it i have to pay and i'm unemployed at present. I tried to have the office suite removed and a word programme installed, but vista wont let you change anything.I need a word programme to edit my C.v.

can you help?
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Old 25. Jun 2010, 02:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi there Labelle. I have vista on my machine and the windows uninstaller seems to work for Office software so maybe you aren't logged in as admin but another program such as RevoUninstaller might get the job done on that front.

On the other end, if you can't install something like OpenOffice on the computer you should at least be able to run a portable version of any office suite if you have a USB drive available. The easiest way around this though would be to just use Google Docs, Zoho Docs, or some other online suite. Good luck.
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Hi there,
i have a laptop running windows vista.
It has office installed, but if i want to use it i have to pay and i'm unemployed at present. I tried to have the office suite removed and a word programme installed, but vista wont let you change anything.I need a word programme to edit my C.v.

can you help?
Microsoft moved some of their Office programs to the web - Gizmo has a great write up about it here:
Microsoft Offers Web-based Office Applications for Free

There are some other alternatives as well - if you want an office suite, you can download Lotus Symphony suite of office apps,
Abiword is a stand alone word processor, Jarte is a stand alone word processor with a free and a paid version.
Open Office is another alternative.

And as mentioned, Google Docs and Zoho Docs would work as well. Both Google Docs and Zoho require an account to use, Zoho will let you use a Google account, Yahoo, and a few others to use to create an account.
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Hi there Labelle. I have vista on my machine and the windows uninstaller seems to work for Office software so maybe you aren't logged in as admin but another program such as RevoUninstaller might get the job done on that front.

On the other end, if you can't install something like OpenOffice on the computer you should at least be able to run a portable version of any office suite if you have a USB drive available. The easiest way around this though would be to just use Google Docs, Zoho Docs, or some other online suite. Good luck.
Thank you for the advice.I have a sneaky feeling that something has taken place to prevent the buyer of my laptop from altering the setup.not by the manufacturer, but by the retailer where i bought the computer.We got it on installments in a shop where you can return the item if you have difficulty making payments and the payments you made to it become rental fees.the equipment then is sold as refurbished to the next person less the payments you made.when we got it there had already been ten payments made on it.It's almost paid now so i will be contacting the retailer to take custody of the machine in it's entirety.lol.Bell
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Microsoft moved some of their Office programs to the web - Gizmo has a great write up about it here:
Microsoft Offers Web-based Office Applications for Free

There are some other alternatives as well - if you want an office suite, you can download Lotus Symphony suite of office apps,
Abiword is a stand alone word processor, Jarte is a stand alone word processor with a free and a paid version.
Open Office is another alternative.

And as mentioned, Google Docs and Zoho Docs would work as well. Both Google Docs and Zoho require an account to use, Zoho will let you use a Google account, Yahoo, and a few others to use to create an account.
Thanks for this R. that is exactly why i came to gizmo's site in the first place.I knew if it was possible that it would be found here.thank you so much for the reply. A shoutbox would be good in here so that we could chat in real time wouldnt it?
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Thanks for this R. that is exactly why i came to gizmo's site in the first place.I knew if it was possible that it would be found here.thank you so much for the reply. A shoutbox would be good in here so that we could chat in real time wouldnt it?
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Delighted to be off assistance Bell.

Chat would be nice, though most of us are so scattered around the globe time zones are a factor.
I enjoy so many of us being around the globe - so much that is on the web is US centric.
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