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    • JoshyBoy
    • By JoshyBoy 9th Jul 17, 6:10 PM
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    Is it possible to Excel for cheap or even free?
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    • 9th Jul 17, 6:10 PM
    Is it possible to Excel for cheap or even free? 9th Jul 17 at 6:10 PM
    I love using excel at work, and want to use it at home for budgeting etc. However for what I plan to use it for v the annual cost isn't value for money. It's ridiculously expensive for what it is - I actually feel it's a rip off.

    Is there a way to get it cheaper? Is there a way to get it so you pay a one off fee as opposed to an annual fee?
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    • ossie
    • By ossie 9th Jul 17, 6:18 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 6:18 PM
    Free online....https://office.live.com/start/Excel.aspx
    • Tom99
    • By Tom99 9th Jul 17, 6:26 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 6:26 PM
    If you want to work offline download and install OpenOffice. Its free.
    You can save all your files as excel or word files.
    • bengalknights
    • By bengalknights 9th Jul 17, 6:56 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 6:56 PM
    You can use excel for free as part of outlook webmail online

    Otherwise id suggest using open office unless you have a child at a school that hand out free education licences
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 9th Jul 17, 8:57 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 8:57 PM
    Any reason why you need commercial software rather than one of the free equivalents?
    INTP, nerd, libertarian and scifi geek.
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    • Money_Grabber13579
    • By Money_Grabber13579 9th Jul 17, 10:44 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 10:44 PM
    Is your work offering access to the Home Use Program? If so, you can get Office Professional Plus 2016 for £9.95
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    • Andy L
    • By Andy L 10th Jul 17, 10:33 AM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 10:33 AM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 10:33 AM
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/d/office-home-student-2016/cfq7ttc0k5fc

    £120

    Also avaliable form various other sellers on the internet
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 10th Jul 17, 12:31 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 12:31 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 12:31 PM
    Any reason why you need commercial software rather than one of the free equivalents?
    Originally posted by onomatopoeia99
    I've used Open Office, and of late Libre Office for years myself with no problem. Unless the user has some specific need for Excel / MS Office, and that would be something more complicated than simple file type compatibility because as already said, the free options can work with Excel files, then I can't see why anyone pays for an office suite.
    • ringo_24601
    • By ringo_24601 10th Jul 17, 2:12 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 2:12 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 2:12 PM
    If you have Windows 10, the mobile versions of the Office apps are free : https://products.office.com/en-gb/mobile/office-mobile-apps-for-windows
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 10th Jul 17, 6:12 PM
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    It's ridiculously expensive for what it is - I actually feel it's a rip off.
    Originally posted by JoshyBoy
    Please feel free to set up your own software company with thousands of employees and all the costs that incurs and spend 3-4 years getting them to write your own version to an equivalent functionality that Excel has and then tell me that what they charge is expensive.
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