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Re: Computer Help
« Reply #1395 on: November 10, 2017, 03:19:34 PM »
Libreoffice is a great job. I've been using it for years.

I would 2nd that.

Syf that is spoken like a true spoofer

Most people's use of Word in at a primitive level, they make no use of Styles, References, Mailings etc, even when these things would help them do their job. if you are using these things then fork out for a proper copy and if not then use Libreoffice, which also does these things if you need them.
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Re: Computer Help
« Reply #1396 on: November 10, 2017, 03:20:41 PM »
Libreoffice is a great job. I've been using it for years.

I would 2nd that.

Syf that is spoken like a true spoofer

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Re: Computer Help
« Reply #1397 on: November 10, 2017, 03:27:32 PM »
Libreoffice is a great job. I've been using it for years.

I would 2nd that.

Syf that is spoken like a true spoofer

Spoken like someone who had to process a fŻckton of .docx and excel files through SQL in a past life.

I could tell you the object names of every last styling option in Word if you really wanted me to, but go ahead and tell me Iím a spoofer.

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Re: Computer Help
« Reply #1398 on: November 10, 2017, 03:54:59 PM »
Libreoffice is a great job. I've been using it for years.

I would 2nd that.

Syf that is spoken like a true spoofer

Spoken like someone who had to process a fŻckton of .docx and excel files through SQL in a past life.

I could tell you the object names of every last styling option in Word if you really wanted me to, but go ahead and tell me Iím a spoofer.

get off your high horse and drink your buttermilk. the poor bugger probably just wants to draft a report or 2, otherwise why else is he asking gaaboard.

you reasons for directing folk to a pirate copy of a 'mega corporation's word processor is pure spoofery. libre office has been round for decades in a few guises with 10s of millions of users and is perfectly fine for 99pc of us. sure it had a 'mega corporation' behind it too in oracle, if thats what it takes to be a non substandard word processor in your eyes.

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Re: Computer Help
« Reply #1399 on: November 10, 2017, 04:19:18 PM »
Libreoffice is a great job. I've been using it for years.

I would 2nd that.

Syf that is spoken like a true spoofer

Spoken like someone who had to process a fŻckton of .docx and excel files through SQL in a past life.

I could tell you the object names of every last styling option in Word if you really wanted me to, but go ahead and tell me Iím a spoofer.

get off your high horse and drink your buttermilk. the poor bugger probably just wants to draft a report or 2, otherwise why else is he asking gaaboard.

you reasons for directing folk to a pirate copy of a 'mega corporation's word processor is pure spoofery. libre office has been round for decades in a few guises with 10s of millions of users and is perfectly fine for 99pc of us. sure it had a 'mega corporation' behind it too in oracle, if thats what it takes to be a non substandard word processor in your eyes.
I don't want to interrupt proceedings and spoil the fun for anyone, but I'd like to point out that Amazon will accept both Ms. Word and Libre Office formats  when someone submits content for publication in the Kindle Store.
Seems to me that if Amazon accepts Libre Office copy, then it's good enough for me to use.
To be honest, I can't stand recent editions of Word with the freaking ribbon.
I still got my copy of Word 2003 and it's my word processor of choice.

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Re: Computer Help
« Reply #1400 on: November 10, 2017, 04:28:36 PM »
Libreoffice is a great job. I've been using it for years.

I would 2nd that.

Syf that is spoken like a true spoofer

Spoken like someone who had to process a fŻckton of .docx and excel files through SQL in a past life.

I could tell you the object names of every last styling option in Word if you really wanted me to, but go ahead and tell me Iím a spoofer.

get off your high horse and drink your buttermilk. the poor bugger probably just wants to draft a report or 2, otherwise why else is he asking gaaboard.

you reasons for directing folk to a pirate copy of a 'mega corporation's word processor is pure spoofery. libre office has been round for decades in a few guises with 10s of millions of users and is perfectly fine for 99pc of us. sure it had a 'mega corporation' behind it too in oracle, if thats what it takes to be a non substandard word processor in your eyes.

MS Word is the standard. Market share tells you that much. That doesn't mean other options are bad at what they do, but in a world dominated by Office, where the other players routinely have to react to changes made by Microsoft to their file types and features, I simply can't recommend using them.

Even if you're not going to use it on your CV or at work, Word is easier to troubleshoot by dint of its market share. It's the same reason that, while I think it's a good browser, I'd never recommend someone use Firefox over Chrome.

If you're going free I'd recommend Google Docs above anything else simply because it's multi-user editing is excellent. But then you're stuck in the cloud and that might be a leap for those used to traditional options.

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Re: Computer Help
« Reply #1401 on: November 10, 2017, 04:32:13 PM »
Google docs is more than enough for most users.

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Re: Computer Help
« Reply #1402 on: November 10, 2017, 04:56:39 PM »
I still got my copy of Word 2003 and it's my word processor of choice.

Word processing matured years ago. Anything much after Word for Windows 2.0 was basically over egging the cake.
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Re: Computer Help
« Reply #1403 on: November 10, 2017, 06:31:45 PM »
Libreoffice is a great job. I've been using it for years.

I would 2nd that.

Syf that is spoken like a true spoofer

Spoken like someone who had to process a fŻckton of .docx and excel files through SQL in a past life.

I could tell you the object names of every last styling option in Word if you really wanted me to, but go ahead and tell me Iím a spoofer.

get off your high horse and drink your buttermilk. the poor bugger probably just wants to draft a report or 2, otherwise why else is he asking gaaboard.

you reasons for directing folk to a pirate copy of a 'mega corporation's word processor is pure spoofery. libre office has been round for decades in a few guises with 10s of millions of users and is perfectly fine for 99pc of us. sure it had a 'mega corporation' behind it too in oracle, if thats what it takes to be a non substandard word processor in your eyes.

MS Word is the standard. Market share tells you that much. That doesn't mean other options are bad at what they do, but in a world dominated by Office, where the other players routinely have to react to changes made by Microsoft to their file types and features, I simply can't recommend using them.

Even if you're not going to use it on your CV or at work, Word is easier to troubleshoot by dint of its market share. It's the same reason that, while I think it's a good browser, I'd never recommend someone use Firefox over Chrome.

If you're going free I'd recommend Google Docs above anything else simply because it's multi-user editing is excellent. But then you're stuck in the cloud and that might be a leap for those used to traditional options.

You also pointed someone to a cracked version of ms word.  God knows what malware/virus/malicious code is included as part of the download.

I use Linux as my os and open office or libreoffice comes with it and has everything I need from a word processing software application and would suggest 99% of people would find the same.
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Re: Computer Help
« Reply #1404 on: November 13, 2017, 08:08:50 PM »
I have an iPad 3 which has the wide charging port.
I require a vga connector for it so I can mirror my iPad to the data projector.
I can only see vga lightning connectors online which suits those iPads with the narrow charging port priced at £49.
Anyone know where I could source one?
Have tried amazon and other online sites

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Re: Computer Help
« Reply #1405 on: November 13, 2017, 08:19:48 PM »
I have an iPad 3 which has the wide charging port.
I require a vga connector for it so I can mirror my iPad to the data projector.
I can only see vga lightning connectors online which suits those iPads with the narrow charging port priced at £49.
Anyone know where I could source one?
Have tried amazon and other online sites

Is there any DVI ones? You can just use a DVI to VGA adaptor at the end of the cable then.

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Re: Computer Help
« Reply #1406 on: February 01, 2018, 05:10:25 PM »
Does anyone know of a website that you can go onto that throws up a screenshot of another website at a particular time? Basically I need to get a screen shot of a website from back in November but the content is now down. But I remember someone giving me the details of a site that held 1000's of websites and you could select to look at it on a certain date. (I might not be explaining this great!!  :-[ )

Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Computer Help
« Reply #1407 on: February 01, 2018, 05:17:12 PM »
Does anyone know of a website that you can go onto that throws up a screenshot of another website at a particular time? Basically I need to get a screen shot of a website from back in November but the content is now down. But I remember someone giving me the details of a site that held 1000's of websites and you could select to look at it on a certain date. (I might not be explaining this great!!  :-[ )

Any help would be appreciated.

This should work

https://archive.org/web/
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Re: Computer Help
« Reply #1408 on: February 01, 2018, 07:40:35 PM »
Libreoffice is a great job. I've been using it for years.

I would 2nd that.

Syf that is spoken like a true spoofer

Spoken like someone who had to process a fŻckton of .docx and excel files through SQL in a past life.

I could tell you the object names of every last styling option in Word if you really wanted me to, but go ahead and tell me Iím a spoofer.

get off your high horse and drink your buttermilk. the poor bugger probably just wants to draft a report or 2, otherwise why else is he asking gaaboard.

you reasons for directing folk to a pirate copy of a 'mega corporation's word processor is pure spoofery. libre office has been round for decades in a few guises with 10s of millions of users and is perfectly fine for 99pc of us. sure it had a 'mega corporation' behind it too in oracle, if thats what it takes to be a non substandard word processor in your eyes.

MS Word is the standard. Market share tells you that much. That doesn't mean other options are bad at what they do, but in a world dominated by Office, where the other players routinely have to react to changes made by Microsoft to their file types and features, I simply can't recommend using them.

Even if you're not going to use it on your CV or at work, Word is easier to troubleshoot by dint of its market share. It's the same reason that, while I think it's a good browser, I'd never recommend someone use Firefox over Chrome.

If you're going free I'd recommend Google Docs above anything else simply because it's multi-user editing is excellent. But then you're stuck in the cloud and that might be a leap for those used to traditional options.

You also pointed someone to a cracked version of ms word.  God knows what malware/virus/malicious code is included as part of the download.

I use Linux as my os and open office or libreoffice comes with it and has everything I need from a word processing software application and would suggest 99% of people would find the same.
Open Office is clumsy when saving imaged documents in a format that can be opened by MS Word. maybe there are othe gremlins as well I didn't bother with it long enough.
I don't know about LibreOffice  I might give that one a try.
BTW I've been pirating MS software via torrents for decades and not a malware in sight, whether it be Word or Windows.
It's unabashed fear mongering to claim it includes bad stuff.
The MS software on offer in that link is not a cracked version, it is an  everyday normal version which the user activates via a toolkit. It is an impossibility for the toolkit to infect the software.

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Re: Computer Help
« Reply #1409 on: February 01, 2018, 07:54:36 PM »
Does anyone know of a website that you can go onto that throws up a screenshot of another website at a particular time? Basically I need to get a screen shot of a website from back in November but the content is now down. But I remember someone giving me the details of a site that held 1000's of websites and you could select to look at it on a certain date. (I might not be explaining this great!!  :-[ )

Any help would be appreciated.

This should work

https://archive.org/web/

That's the one thanks.
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