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  • 5.0 stars

    "5 star This is good but where is it"

    July 29, 2012  |   By CynicalPete

    Version: Microsoft Word 2013

    Pros

    Very useful if you don't lose if off your computer

    Cons

    I paid for Micro word and it disappeared off my computer

    Summary

    I need my Microsoft word Where oh where did it go?

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Save your money!"

    April 24, 2012  |   By LiliaMSU

    Version: Microsoft Word 2013

    Pros

    OK, I admit it's good...

    Cons

    It is not free.

    Summary

    I had it for some weeks, looks good, but why pay for it and make Bill Gates even richer than he is, when you can download OPEN OFFICE for free? It's a great program, has absolutely everything that Microsoft has. Save your money for your next summer vacation and get Open Office!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "It's OK. I don't have any complain for this products."

    March 26, 2012  |   By iris-l

    Version: Microsoft Word 2013

    Pros

    Now it works better for me.

    Cons

    I hope there's no serious bug.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Love the ribbon UI, but super slow to load."

    December 23, 2011  |   By 00Teddie

    Version: Microsoft Word 2013

    Pros

    Ribbon UI makes MS Word 2010 a joy to use and navigate
    Makes getting your work typed up quick and easy

    Cons

    Slow loading of program
    Huge size when the entire office suite is installed
    Does not fit in the Windows XP theme (more suited for Vista/7)

    Summary

    Following in the tradition of Microsoft Office in years past, Word is an easy program to learn and use, and the Ribbon UI makes it much easier. Things are faster to find and more tools are at your fingertips. The program is slow to load though, especially on Windows XP, and the theme of it does not work well at all in XP, looks very clunky. The size of the office suite is enormous! The price is even more outrageous. If you want a full office suite, try out something free like OpenOffice.org.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Won't upgrade until the ribbon is history!"

    December 1, 2011  |   By Phrixos

    Version: Microsoft Word 2013

    Pros

    Like another reviewer has said, Word is a good, reliable product—ruined by the ribbon.

    Cons

    Narcissistically controlling & obtuse. It takes all the joy out of writing.

    Summary

    Presently I'm using Word 2007, but Word—any version—is a classic example of dictatorial software. We are told (at a premium price) what we are SUPPOSED to like; and what we, apparently, are supposed to like is: tons of hardly-ever relevant bells and whistles from which we may choose, but a piece of kit nonetheless eternally burdened by its fundamentals, of which the Ribbon is but one. I'd have to say it's by far the biggest one. Two-thirds of it, I never use. Ever!

    Word is ... no surprise ... a word processor. One of its best features is one of its simplest: the ability to zoom in to see multiple pages on a single screen. Wonderful, especially if you've got a large monitor. This makes—in capital letters: VERTICAL—space in particular, extremely valuable.

    How can I put this? I want my inch back! At the very least, I would like the option to dock the ribbon—as I already do with the taskbar—on the SIDE of my screen ( On my 24" monitor I can afford to loose some horizontal space.)


    I DON't like:

    Having always to look at a glaring-white page. Particularly on a large screen, a sea of white is very hard on the eyes. Why is there no option for creme—or for that matter, other colors?)

    I don't like the highlighters. There are fifteen to choose from and only three of those are useable. (The rest are far too dark!) Given we have a near-infinite choice of font colors, why not some decent variety of highlighters? And why not, in particular) the ability to make them much less dense? (I repeat: all but three are too dark to use.) I want highlighters, not "paint" ~ers.

    Those miserably-tiny scroll arrows! If you want to scroll up, just a titch, you must hunt out that tiny black arrow at the top-right (only) of the screen; and if you want to go down (just a titch) you have to do the same at the bottom right (only) of the screen. On today's larger monitors that's a marathon of mouse-work! Why not have both, "up" and "down" arrows together—and in all four corners of the screen to choose from? That would reduce the relevant mouse-work by 400%. (Think about that.)

    Headers and footers: UGH! A nightmare to be sure. Trying, for instance, to manipulate the page breaks so a header or footer doesn't appear on a chapter's first page is a torture. Initially, it took two other people—who considered themselves experts at Word (indeed, I was paying one of them for the advice)—an entire morning to figure it out. A year later, it still has the power to flummox me.

    Endnote numbering: do the world a favor and shoot whoever designed that system. (Seriously; you know what I mean.) Perverted, to be sure.

    I could go on—and on, and on....

    Not bells—basics!

    You know what I think Microsoft needs to do with Word?
    Scrap it and buy-out Lotus Word Pro. Now those are people who know what word-processing means.
    (Why, you ask, don't I just use Lotus? In a word, compatibility.)

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  • 3.0 stars

    "There are other good products that cost $0"

    October 26, 2011  |   By johnmillersc

    Version: Microsoft Word 2013

    Pros

    Is capable of producing high quality documents

    Cons

    With the world of documents going on line, there are other products that do on line better for the same $$ or $0

    Summary

    Save your money unless you still use paper for things, in which case you probably won't be reading this review.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Hate the ribbon"

    October 12, 2011  |   By lagosguy

    Version: Microsoft Word 2013

    Pros

    All the good is undermined by the ribbon.

    Cons

    A good reliable product ruined by the introduction of the ribbon. There's not even an option to turn it off and revert to the classic interface. Some people love it and encourage refuseniks like me to try it and learn to love it. Why should I? I'll just buy something else that suits me. So goodbye MS Office and hello Open Office or Ashampoo Office 2010 both of which will do fine.

    Summary

    MS need to remember why so many people hate Apple: because they decide what is right for their customers and won't give them a choice. Apparently the ribbon is going to appear in Win 8 explorer too. That means I'll probably be sticking with Win7 for as long as I stuck with xp (8 years), unless MS realise that the customer is always right and give us a choice.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Great & Helpfull"

    September 27, 2011  |   By khairulalam69

    Version: Microsoft Word 2013

    Pros

    Latest version helpfull for user

    Cons

    we can use it properly

    Summary

    Helpfull to all

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  • 4.0 stars

    "I like the software, it is very good"

    September 22, 2011  |   By jimingme

    Version: Microsoft Word 2013

    Pros

    it allows the user to write and edit things the he want

    Cons

    i did not find any cons

    Summary

    the best

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Just Hate Microsoft Word."

    September 20, 2011  |   By dangomario

    Version: Microsoft Word 2013

    Pros

    Cant Think Of Any Goodness In Any Versions Of Word.

    Cons

    Its Basic Text Writing.
    The Features In The Ribbon Are Confusing.
    Printing Is Harder In Word.
    Very Basic.
    Too Much Like Word Pad.

    Summary

    I Don't Like Word.

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