I am building a new system (W10), and before I reload my dated copy of Word and Excel, are there any alternatives? I don't use them as much as I had, but every so often they are handy to have. Saying that, they are large and have some security issues.
look and feel is ok, a few nice new toys in sheets, you can open and save as a version that word and excel can open (but formatting can be odd). My last client went through a switch from excel to Gsuite whilst I was there, it was OK, it worked, some nice elements. my current client calls it a toy though.
Hmmm, "a toy." Quite a few years ago I used Excel quite extensively, but now I use it mostly for very basic stuff. Again, I could reinstall them both, but it sounds like they may fit my current needs....clearly not business and not all that often....I suppose if Gsuite doesn't quite work for me I could always reinstall Word/Excel.....
There's also Apache OpenOffice, which is open source office applications, their Writer is equivalent to Word and Calc is equivalent to Excel. I have not used these so I don't know how they compare to Microsoft's options, I just knew about their existence, that's all, so I can't say if they're good enough or comment about their looks/feel, sorry.
GSuite is great in theory, but it's a web app. Open Office works fine for most people, but really as long as you have Office 2013 and up you're fine for a while, even Office 2010 has support until October of next year.
Thanks for the replies and options. The Office I have is 2010, so I will have to migrate to something else eventually.
Geez, almost too many choices. Perhaps you folks can help boil it down so to speak. As I noted earlier, I rarely use either anymore, and when I do its mostly very elementary functionality. Given this, which application (whether on line or local) would you recommend?
I've used Office 97 through Office 2010. Then I switched over to Apache Open Office for a few years until it started to get too bloated. I've been using Libre Office for the past few years and haven't missed any functionality from MS Office.