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How is the Microsoft Word Ban going to affect us? Or is it something only for Co

  1. XprtEase profile image65
    XprtEaseposted 8 years ago

    How is the Microsoft Word Ban going to affect us? Or is it something only for Corporates to ponder?

  2. dabeaner profile image57
    dabeanerposted 8 years ago

    When you ask a question, there is a space below it where, as part of the procedure. you can put in a LOT of words to supplement and explain the headline of the question.

    Bottom line, what the eff are you talking about?

  3. XprtEase profile image65
    XprtEaseposted 8 years ago

    I am sorry for being vague...but after I read the news that Microsoft is going to stop selling its premier software "WORD" because it lost its court case - I am worried if end users like myself will be able to use Word in 2010 and also if we will get support for it if we have any problems with the software.
    Furthermore, most new computers in general come bundled with microsoft office products, and Word is one of them? Will this be stopped?

  4. internpete profile image90
    internpeteposted 8 years ago

    well, i had not heard of this until i saw this question so i googled it and found that MS will have to stop selling its 2003 and 2007 versions within the next year or so, but they are also coming out with a new version, 2010, that will take 2007's place. I guess all this means is that if you really like ms word 2003 or 07 then you better buy all the copies you want soon!

  5. obetosama555 profile image51
    obetosama555posted 8 years ago

    Should not affect the Web Limited has issued new coverage can use the Web Limited has old.

  6. Nick B profile image81
    Nick Bposted 8 years ago

    Be honest now, how much support do you need?

    I have been using word since about 1997 and I have never needed to call support once.

    The issue I think is that Word 2007 documents are of a different format than those of 2003. The worry appears to be that the format would not carry forth in the new release. As long as the 2007 'docx' file format will be continued, I cannot see an issue.

    It is said by Microsoft that the XML infringement is only a small, rarely used part of the program and should not affect those who are already using the 2007 version.