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joefrank
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PostSubject: DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET FREE MICROSOFT 2010 ? HELP !!!!   Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:12 pm

11/3/2012

Does anyone know how to get FREE Microsoft Word 2010 ? I have to

convert two books to that format , Smashword says it has to be

MIcrosoft Word doc. Thanks

Cheers..Joe..Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET FREE MICROSOFT 2010 ? HELP !!!!   Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:01 pm

You can get a 60-day trial version here:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/try/
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PostSubject: Re: DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET FREE MICROSOFT 2010 ? HELP !!!!   Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:05 pm

You can use the OpenOffice Write program to produce Word .doc files. It's free forever.

http://www.openoffice.org/


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PostSubject: Re: DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET FREE MICROSOFT 2010 ? HELP !!!!   Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:03 pm

11/3/2012

I tried Microsoft Word 2010 and can't donload it

because I did it several months ago and now they

won't let me donwload it again ! I already have Open Office

and it doesn't have the new Microsoft conversion, tried it and

smash words rejects it ! Might as well give up !

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PostSubject: Re: DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET FREE MICROSOFT 2010 ? HELP !!!!   Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:58 pm

Joe,
I most always had a MS Word version borrowed from someone else. That became a chore especially when there were updates. When I got my new PC, I purchased the MS Office package and now get regular updates. If you intend to use MS Word, it may be best to just buy it and then you can keep it updated free of charge as well as getting assistance when needed.
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PostSubject: Re: DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET FREE MICROSOFT 2010 ? HELP !!!!   Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:59 pm

You might check to see if you can get the 2010 Starter. It came with my new netbook, and I'm still using it - no need to pay for an upgrade for my uses.

It may be, though, that Starter is only available on new computers, and is not for sale generally - wouldn't hurt to check. If it is for sale, it would be cheaper, and you always have an option to upgrade later.

The only "problem" is that the lower right corner runs ads. I have become so adjusted that I don't even notice.

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PostSubject: Re: DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET FREE MICROSOFT 2010 ? HELP !!!!   Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:41 am

11/5/2012

Ann..

Thanks, I'll check that out ! The New Microsoft Word 2010

is expensive...

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PostSubject: Re: DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET FREE MICROSOFT 2010 ? HELP !!!!   Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:49 am

Starter is included with Windows 7 on some new computers. It is not available for download.
I used it for a while and found it lacking for serious manuscript and e-book development.
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PostSubject: Re: DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET FREE MICROSOFT 2010 ? HELP !!!!   Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:18 am

11/5/2012

I give up !



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PostSubject: Re: DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET FREE MICROSOFT 2010 ? HELP !!!!   Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:21 am

:D11/5/2012

You wouldn't believe what I went through today ! My computer

got all screwed up by my downloading something from a site that

claimed it coudl download Microsoft word , fatal error, so I had to

have the computer go back to factory settings ! What did I find

Microsoft Starter ! Tomorrow I'll try it...Now I have to re-ad things

to my computer plus all my favorites !!!!

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PostSubject: Re: DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET FREE MICROSOFT 2010 ? HELP !!!!   Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:25 am

I am not sure what you are working with... so this might sound really noobish... but if the format is the same and it is just a question of saving a file in a particular format... you can send it to a friend who has that program - they can safe it in that format and send it back to you for the upload....

... I have not worked with Smashword, only with Kindle, and they have a previewer. If Smashword has a previewer you would be able to see if it translates over.

Over short or long you would prolly have to upgrade though.

Also, this will only work if the formatting in MS Word stays the same - like the Headings etc... like I said... I am a noob at this - and have never worked with any MS Word before the XP version Sad

Oh and whatever you get sent back as the attachment you do not want to open it... you would have to just download it and straight up load it into Smashword.

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PostSubject: Re: DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET FREE MICROSOFT 2010 ? HELP !!!!   Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:30 pm

You all are way ahead of me with your ebooks. The best I did was Kindle. I think I would stick with Kindle because it worked for me.
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PostSubject: Re: DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET FREE MICROSOFT 2010 ? HELP !!!!   Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:13 pm

There is a new version of open office available Joe!
When using writer you have to "save as" the file and choose what version of word .doc you require give it a name that indicates the doc version as the program generates an odt format copy automatically. Smashwords should accept any word doc files I think you may have sent them the odt format of open office.
I never had any problems doing it this way.
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PostSubject: Re: DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET FREE MICROSOFT 2010 ? HELP !!!!   Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:50 pm

@ DK

I am only on Kindle right now, but that is because I did not know any better. They offered the kdp program and I enrolled the book in that.

Now, that I have done more research it seems counter intuitive to me to just list a "product" for sale through one source - when there are so many others out there.

Also, it seems that those who publish through Smashword have the ability to list their books for free - which was what I originally wanted to do - but Kindle does not allow. Ironically, those who go through Smashword can keep their books up on Kindle for free - since Amazon price matches.

The next book I will list through Smashword - because the exposure should certainly have a wider range.

OHHH... do any of you - who pusblish through Smashword- want to share if the formatting is very different from Amazon... I have not had a chance to read over the Smashword Formatting Guide (yet) since I am still editing.

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PostSubject: Re: DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO GET FREE MICROSOFT 2010 ? HELP !!!!   Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:03 pm

Read the latest guide when you are done editing that is the best thing and make sure you follow their instructions about formatting it is quite easy. Very Happy
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