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11 Dec 2013 | R.Scott

Posted on 12/11/2013 10:43:36 AM PST by R. Scott

My old laptop died and I had to buy a new one. Unfortunately it had Windows 8. It had no word processor and I had to buy the Office Suite and an external CD drive. Total cost? Near $1000! Now the problem. Word has no spell check, no dictionary. Any one know how I can get them? The internet was no help.


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HELP!
1 posted on 12/11/2013 10:43:36 AM PST by R. Scott
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To: R. Scott

download free LibreOffice 3.

BTW, buy an older version of Office, like 2007, if you want to go that route.


2 posted on 12/11/2013 10:45:46 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: R. Scott
Do you have Word, or just the bastardized version that comes with a new comp?
3 posted on 12/11/2013 10:45:54 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: ShadowAce

tech ping?


4 posted on 12/11/2013 10:46:02 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: R. Scott

Is this Microsoft Word you bought? It SHOULD have a built in spell-check. In fact, if you have MS Word, then all of your text-capable programs... like email... are supposed to use Word’s spell-checker.


5 posted on 12/11/2013 10:46:34 AM PST by DesScorp
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To: 1rudeboy

I remember back when I really liked Wordpad


6 posted on 12/11/2013 10:46:36 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: R. Scott

MS word has no spellcheck?

I got a windows 8 Dell with office on it this year and it has spellcheck.


7 posted on 12/11/2013 10:46:40 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: R. Scott

Take it back! And get a full refund!

Tiger Direct on line, or Amazon.com can set you up with a good laptop running Windows 7 Professional for a hellofalotless that $1k!


8 posted on 12/11/2013 10:46:52 AM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: R. Scott

Both spell check and a dictionary should have installed with Office - you may want to check into a reinstall and make sure those options aren’t unchecked. This is a retail distro of Office, I’m assuming...


9 posted on 12/11/2013 10:47:42 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: R. Scott

Libre Office


10 posted on 12/11/2013 10:48:00 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Salo; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; amigatec; Still Thinking; ...

11 posted on 12/11/2013 10:48:30 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: R. Scott

http://www.openoffice.org/

install everything and keep updated via > http://ninite.com/


12 posted on 12/11/2013 10:48:41 AM PST by brandon24
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To: R. Scott

You can also download OpenOffice for win 8 for free.


13 posted on 12/11/2013 10:49:01 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: R. Scott

In Word click on the “Review” tab in the ribbon at the top of the page.


14 posted on 12/11/2013 10:49:27 AM PST by circlecity
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To: R. Scott
Did you buy Microsoft Word? Every version of Word that I have used has spell check, dictionary, and a thesaurus. It spell checks as you type.


15 posted on 12/11/2013 10:49:28 AM PST by Mannaggia l'America
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To: Mannaggia l'America
Does it still have the "Office Assistant"?


16 posted on 12/11/2013 10:51:16 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: GeronL
I remember back when I really liked Wordpad

Wordstar and Calcstar worked also. The companies have to build in obsolescence to they can make a new product.

Download.com has a couple hunderd thousand of free downloads including a shell for windows 8. Waterfox has built in spel checker.

17 posted on 12/11/2013 10:53:26 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: R. Scott
Download.com has a couple hunderd thousand of free downloads including a shell for windows 8. Waterfox has built in spel checker.
18 posted on 12/11/2013 10:53:51 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: R. Scott

What was the OS of your old Laptop ?

Did you like that OS ?

You can use the “product key” found on the Microsoft sticker and download that OS.


19 posted on 12/11/2013 10:54:09 AM PST by Zeneta
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To: R. Scott

Take it back and raise hell. If you laid out $1000, and THEN had to buy an external cd drive, you got screwed! You should be able to get one hell of a notebook for 1/2 that much!


20 posted on 12/11/2013 10:54:21 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: dfwgator

They killed Mr. Paperclip Guy. The bastards.


21 posted on 12/11/2013 10:54:29 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: mountainlion

dang it

I have to upgrade my Firefox AGAIN? seriously?


22 posted on 12/11/2013 10:55:41 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: R. Scott
Any recent version of Word should have a spell-check. I'm not even sure it's possible to turn it off.

Are you sure you're not talking about WordPad? That's a utility word processor "lite" application that comes with most Windows' installs. It doesn't have a spell-check.

I suppose you could always compose your documents right here on FreeRepublic. Then, use the spell-check, and copy and paste into your document!

23 posted on 12/11/2013 10:59:11 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: GeronL

I admit, that was pretty quick


24 posted on 12/11/2013 10:59:50 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

closer to a 1/2 of that if you use Open Office. or a 1/3 if you use Office 2013 home and family

but all ver of office do have spell check. if it really does not then either it is turned off in settings or a major install issue happend.


25 posted on 12/11/2013 11:01:09 AM PST by Bidimus1
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To: brandon24

Thanks. I’m going to give it a try.


26 posted on 12/11/2013 11:01:13 AM PST by Slambat
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To: GeronL

Bought outlook 2007 for my new laptop with windows 8, because it’s the version I have on my other computers. Outlook 2007 won’t install in windows 8. I feel your pain.


27 posted on 12/11/2013 11:02:32 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: Daveinyork

You feel his pain, not mine.

lol


28 posted on 12/11/2013 11:02:57 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: dfwgator

I have some nominations ....

29 posted on 12/11/2013 11:03:01 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: brandon24

Open Office is awesome.

I love that I can run it off a “thumb drive”.

I really need to find an “open source”, Photoshop program and a multi-track audio mixer that isn’t a trial version and doesn’t contain all the crap add-ons.


30 posted on 12/11/2013 11:03:18 AM PST by Zeneta
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To: Billthedrill
They killed Mr. Paperclip Guy. The bastards.
They got this guy too ... ... tried to hide but even spelling his name backwards didn't work.
31 posted on 12/11/2013 11:03:38 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Zeneta

Try GIMP for photo editing. I love it for simple tasks.


32 posted on 12/11/2013 11:04:24 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Bidimus1; ShadowAce

ever tried a program for writers called Scrivener?

I have the Linux beta release that will stop working sometime in 2014.

It is pretty cool.


33 posted on 12/11/2013 11:04:50 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: oh8eleven

NOT BOB TOO??!!!


34 posted on 12/11/2013 11:05:16 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: oh8eleven

don’t forget that dog... what was he, in Vista or something?


35 posted on 12/11/2013 11:05:21 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Billthedrill
They killed Mr. Paperclip Guy. The bastards.

They got him before I did.

36 posted on 12/11/2013 11:05:28 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: R. Scott
Maybe you got the Ebonics model doesn't do cursive or spell check
37 posted on 12/11/2013 11:05:35 AM PST by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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To: GeronL
I have to upgrade my Firefox AGAIN? seriously?

You don't have to upgrade but it might work faster on a new computer.

38 posted on 12/11/2013 11:05:38 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: dfwgator

don’t confuse clippy with magaziney.


39 posted on 12/11/2013 11:05:46 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Zeneta

audio mixer?

Audacity not good enough for you?


40 posted on 12/11/2013 11:06:15 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: mountainlion

They seem to update it a LOT lately.

I have an older computer, bought it in 2009, and Firefox runs great.


41 posted on 12/11/2013 11:07:52 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

That could work !!

Thank you

Thank you

Thank you


42 posted on 12/11/2013 11:09:05 AM PST by Zeneta
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To: GeronL
I have an older computer, bought it in 2009, and Firefox runs great.

Waterfox works better on the 64 bit new processors. I still have foxfire on two other computers.

43 posted on 12/11/2013 11:09:56 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Billthedrill

Thanks

I will check it out.


44 posted on 12/11/2013 11:10:36 AM PST by Zeneta
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To: GeronL
don’t forget that dog... what was he, in Vista or something?
He didn't last long ... ... MS couldn't house break him.
45 posted on 12/11/2013 11:11:27 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

rofl


46 posted on 12/11/2013 11:12:15 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

nope notu usd Scrivener, but have had good luck with open/apache/libre offic

as well as a few other free ones even IBM Symphony

http://www-03.ibm.com/software/products/en/lotusymp


47 posted on 12/11/2013 11:13:12 AM PST by Bidimus1
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To: Zeneta

You can make your own drum music using Hydrogen, I just like pushing the buttons to make the sounds though.

Are you using Linux?


48 posted on 12/11/2013 11:13:23 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Bidimus1

interesting


49 posted on 12/11/2013 11:14:02 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: DesScorp

Exactly. F7 should run it. It is sometimes in the background and not obvious.

And darned Microsoft moved everything around in the newer versions of Office. The short cuts still work, though.


50 posted on 12/11/2013 11:15:46 AM PST by dhs12345
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