Thursday, April 12, 2007

Upgraded to MS Office Professional 2007

Last night I gave in to the Upgrade Urge and purchased Microsoft Office Professional 2007 at Sam's Club. The $287 I dished out means I'll no longer be relying on my standby Office XP (2002).

My initial impressions are positive. I haven't had the opportunity to do much with it yet, but I did play around with Excel 2007, and I'm much happier with the layout and appearance. I'd say it's lots more intuitive, and from an aesthetic standpoint, it's worlds better. It will take some getting used to, for sure.

Only time will tell whether the almost-$300 I spent was worth it. But I've loved Office since I first set fingertips on it, and I think that upgrading from a 5-year-old version probably isn't a bad move.


— Posted by Michael @ 10:18 AM


How do you like the "Ribbon". I've played with it a little but don't have the version on my pc at home.


I dig it. My only complaint thus far has been that Outlook seems to take FOREVER to load. I mean FOREVER.

I like Access, Excel, and Word quite a bit more than their earlier versions.

One thing about MS Office: I don't mind spending the money for it, because I know I will use the heck out of it every single day.


(shakes head) I hope you like it, considering what you paid for it. Personally I'll never buy MS Office again.

I don't need to.

I use Open Office exclusively. It supports all the functionality and file types of MS office, or you can opt for better (and more standardized) file formats. In fact in some municipalities, the Open Document formats - not Microsoft - are standard by law.

It's free. The same way Firefox is free - it's open source.

find it at


Anonymous Anonymous
, at 3:23 AM, October 29, 2008  


OpenOffice is fine for most folks ... but not for me.

In my world, that $287 is dirt cheap, given MS Office's functionality. I understand that that's not the case for everyone.

BTW, the stuff about it supporting "all the functionality" of MS Office is hooey. So leave that at the door, please.

** Comments Closed on this Post **

Thoughts on my personal finances, goals, experiences, motivations, and accomplishments (or lack thereof).

My financial life began turning around when I took responsibility for it.
— Dave Ramsey


Start (2005-12): ~$21,900
Currently: $0
[About Our Debt Paydown]


Savings Goal: $15,000
Currently: ~$15,115
[About Our Liquid Savings Goal]