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Does anyone know if you can get WORD document on V

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♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥ Report 16 Jun 2008 18:45

I like to have somewhere to store things and always used word but since going on laptop which is Vista I don't have Word, can I download it or a program like it, if so what program and where would I dowload it from? is there a website?

Betty

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 16 Jun 2008 18:49

There are some free equivalent word programs, Betty. BRB with them.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 16 Jun 2008 18:51

http://www.openoffice.org/

http://www.abisource.com/

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 16 Jun 2008 18:52

Do you want to be able to open Word documents in whatever you use?

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥ Report 16 Jun 2008 18:54

Thanks Joy,

I wondered where to find it, couldn't see one on microsoft website for vista, whats BRB? not sure what the abbreviation stands for but will give the other two a go, thanks for your help, much appreciated.

Betty

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 16 Jun 2008 18:55

You're welcome.

Sorry, was in a rush to go and get dinner! so put BRB, 'twas very lazy of me - means be right back. I have used both programs and found them satisfactory.

Take care.

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥ Report 16 Jun 2008 18:56

Sorry Errol,

Just like to have word so I can send thing to people from where I used to work, they send me word documents too but havent been able to send any since I have been on Vista.

Betty

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥ Report 16 Jun 2008 18:58

Ha ha Joy,

Sorry for laughing I thought it was a website!!!

Stupid Betty!!!

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 16 Jun 2008 18:59

You are never stupid, Betty, and no question is ever stupid .... :-)


Off to eat now. ...

.. sigh, I miss Lemon ...

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 16 Jun 2008 19:00

Has your new computer not got Works installed?

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥ Report 16 Jun 2008 19:02

Oh Errol,

I don't think so anyway!!

No Icon on computer but will check under all programs and see.

Betty

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥ Report 16 Jun 2008 19:04

Hi again Errol,

It just has something called WordPad.

Betty

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 16 Jun 2008 19:08

WordPad is a very simple word processor.
OpenOffice is very good and you can import/export Word files.
Also you can download a Word document reader (but I THINK it isn't compatible with Vista although it may still work) from:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=95E24C87-8732-48D5-8689-AB826E7B8FDF&displaylang=en

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥ Report 16 Jun 2008 19:13

Hi again Errol,

Thanks for the Link, will give it a try and see if it will download the Word document reader. I miss getting my dowloads from microsoft which I had with windows, they even sent updated downloads as well.

Will try the link though and see what happens anyway, thanks for your help again.

Betty

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥ Report 16 Jun 2008 19:17

Joy,

When you have finished eating you will maybe see this.
I miss Lemon too, just wish she would come back on GR but with things that have happened I don't think she will ever be back.

Betty

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 16 Jun 2008 19:40

You still do have Windows.
Vista is just the latest version ie Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Vista.
It also sounds like you may not be set up for automatic updates which is quite a security risk.

Go to Control Panel from your Start menu and (in Classic View) double click on Windows Update.
Then click on "Change settings" on the left hand side and alter your settings accordingly - I prefer to set my machines to "Download updates but let me choose whether to install them" because I don't like Microsoft having the ability to automatically change my system.

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥

♥Betty Boo from Dundee♥ Report 16 Jun 2008 21:00

Hi Errol,

Sorry for late reply but my cousin died within the last few days and I received a phone call about her funeral, so didn't get back onto my computer.

I checked and Laptop did have automatic updates already set but it just had download all updates so I have changed it.

My problem is now I don't know which updates I should and should not allow microsoft to download!!

Betty

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 16 Jun 2008 21:21

I'm very sorry to hear of your sad news.

I have replied to your PM.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 16 Jun 2008 21:43

I'm sorry about your bereavement, Betty.

I'm sure you are right about Lemon. Whenever I see you, I think of when she and I "held your hands" on FTF ... :-)

Goodnight.