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I previously thought the same thing until I used it exclusively for about a year. It is a pain to get things to look how you want them to. I would rather use LaTEX then LibreOffice at this point. MS Word is so much easier to format and it keeps your formatting, unlike Libre which for some strange reason just loves to change things

Might want to try it again, sounds like you haven't used it in a while. It's development was all buy dead for a long time, but recently started getting a LOT of new life put into it.
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MS Office is still the standard, and Excel can not be touched as far as power and capability. We use it very heavily at work. As far as how I use Microsoft Word, there's no reason why a free editor couldn't do the same job, though I've grown quite fond of the ribbon. Powerpoint, we make a lot of presentations at work, but they're very basic. Not really allowed to do anything too flashy, so basic functions only, with most of the presentation being verbal discussion about the information on the slides.
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What's wrong with word2010???????????? Other than the fact I got it for $10...hehe Totally legal copy! Gotta love corporate discounts...
There's maybe only a few tweaks I could see them making to word/excel/outlook/PPT. Is MS thinking like Apple is when it comes to marketing?

This. Was a great deal.

Doesn't look that much different from 2010. Ribbon seems to be collapsed. Just looks a bit sleeker.
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Wonder if they'll finally fix whatever it is that causes office to take on a mind of its own regarding inserted picture and figure placement within a word document. To me, that's about the only improvement necessary from office 2010. But they haven't fixed this with the last 15 years of office versions, so I don't have very high hopes that this will be addressed.
    
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Am I the only one here that uses LaTeX for word processing?
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2003 works perfectly, is easy to navigate and obviously pushes function over form.
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Am I the only one here that uses LaTeX for word processing?

Yes and No. I used it for writing my dissertation--which it's excellent for once you learn its language and how to accomplish what you need. But as soon as you get to a job environment, with quick composition and turn-around times for editing documents between multiple people, you need more than just the utility of creating a document that latex provides, and need more of the functions contained in open office or ms office.
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2003 works perfectly, is easy to navigate and obviously pushes function over form.

I've found 2010 much more intuitive than 2003 ever was, with more functions up-front instead of being buried in menus or sub-menus. It did take me a good bit of time to adjust to 2010's interface, but once I did, I found it much easier to accomplish common tasks (and even uncommon tasks) than I ever could in 2003--and I've done a lot of MS office use, so it's not as if I were clueless as to where things are located. smile.gif Some of the biggest advancements to 2007 or 2010 word (vs. 2003) was in the object reference and how its implemented (captions for figures, tables, etc.). 2003 never could seem to get them right.
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Am I the only one here that uses LaTeX for word processing?

^In windows?! Blasphemy! tongue.gif

Anyway...the Libre vs Windows argument aside, what is with MS and releasing "new" versions so often now? This smells more like profit grabbing attempts than actual improving of a product.
     
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^In windows?! Blasphemy! tongue.gif
Anyway...the Libre vs Windows argument aside, what is with MS and releasing "new" versions so often now? This smells more like profit grabbing attempts than actual improving of a product.

Sorry, I should have said TeX instead of LaTeX. I use Inlage on Windows.
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It may be easier when you get used to it, but I see it like this.

XP is still widely used because it's familiar, which is why most companies (at least around where I live), have a monopoly on Office 2003. Nobody wants to re-learn when they can keep with what they know tongue.gif
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