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16-01-2007, 11:02 AM
Can anyone tell me what is the difference between Office Standard and the Student & Teacher edition? I am assuming the S & T is lacking some producct/capability/goodies - can anyone confirm? THE MS site only talks about Office 2007 now.

Speedy Gonzales
16-01-2007, 11:10 AM
Here's some info (http://www.microsoft.com/office/editions/prodinfo/functionality.mspx)

Or this (http://www.microsoft.com/office/editions/howtobuy/compare.mspx)

16-01-2007, 11:12 AM
The main difference is that Student & Teacher edition is not to be used for commercial purposes.

16-01-2007, 11:14 AM
There are absolutely no differences between the programs in the box. They each have Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. (I'm looking at the box right now)

16-01-2007, 11:20 AM
Try OpenOffice it is FREE and compatible with all Microsoft Office formats. Get it here http://download.openoffice.org/index.html

16-01-2007, 12:36 PM
"The EC report also issued encouragement for organisations considering the free Open Office applications suite. "Open Office has all the functionalities that public offices need to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations," the report said. "Open Office is free and extremely stable." It added that users were as productive with Open Office as they were with proprietary software."

16-01-2007, 12:43 PM
Thanks everyone for the info - it seems to confirm that there is no major difference.

BTW I'm looking at MS Office rather then Open Office because a friend of mine for whom I installed Open Office has decided she doesn't like it. She has had some training that used MS Office as the basis and is having great difficulty coping with the (fairly minor to most of us) differences.

16-01-2007, 01:07 PM
No problem at all Tony, infact that is probably quite a common "ailment" suffered by a lot of computer users although not by many on this forum. I have been using Oo for some time both at home on WinXP and at work on OS X 10.3. The main difference I found is that it was a tad slower on the Mac than on Windows but as you say I don't tend to find the difference to be much of a bother.

16-01-2007, 01:17 PM
Is your friend using MS Office 2003 in a commercial or teaching/non profit situation?