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Compatibility question

Post by cobaco » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:11 am

Right so my dungeonmaster is pushing us to get TOS+

Am I correct in assuming that the sheet will not work with oppenoffice? Cause I'm not about to shell out 140$ just to be able to run a charsheet.

If it doesn work with openoffice, does it work with the free excell viewer (I'm guessing no again)

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Re: Compatibility question

Post by admin » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:35 am

cobaco wrote:Right so my dungeonmaster is pushing us to get TOS+
Smart DM!!
cobaco wrote:Am I correct in assuming that the sheet will not work with oppenoffice? Cause I'm not about to shell out 140$ just to be able to run a charsheet.

If it doesn work with openoffice, does it work with the free excell viewer (I'm guessing no again)
Unfortunately, Open Office is not Compatible with EXCEL's VBA (macros), which means TOS+ does not work with that application.
The exact requirements are listed at the Top of the purchase page. As you can see, any version of excel starting with excel 2000 will function. This means you don't have to get the latest version at all... I suggest you can talk about this to your DM?

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Re: Compatibility question

Post by cobaco » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:04 am

admin wrote: Unfortunately, Open Office is not Compatible with EXCEL's VBA (macros), which means TOS+ does not work with that application.
The exact requirements are listed at the Top of the purchase page. As you can see, any version of excel starting with excel 2000 will function. This means you don't have to get the latest version at all... I suggest you can talk about this to your DM?
Since buying an older version from Microsoft at a discount is not an available option, and since the last 2 computers I bought did not come with MS-office (no they now come with a 30-day trial version, after which they want you to payup, same for anti-virus) that regretfully means that TOS+ is a complete non-starter for me.

I suspect you will be running into this increasingly often considering that:
- if I walk into the local bestbuy or the like everything they sell has the same situation of not coming with any actual software (lots of trial versions nagging you to buy the actual software though, that they do come with)
- office software is now a commodity that can be had for free (from at least a halfdozen different sources, openoffice is just one, gnumeric an kspread are 2 others, then there's the growing number of online options, ...).

Anyways, best of luck, looks like I won't be buying TOS+

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Re: Compatibility question

Post by Duniagdra » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:26 am

Another option is asking someone who goes to school. There's sites online where you can buy the software at discount also. Not sure if this can apply to older versions as well, but might be worth a try looking into.
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Re: Compatibility question

Post by Benji » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:38 am

Or.... *cough*torrents*cough*
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Re: Compatibility question

Post by Curben » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:38 am

Benji wrote:Or.... *cough*torrents*cough*
I have the same cough }:)
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Re: Compatibility question

Post by Duniagdra » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:25 pm

Curben wrote:
Benji wrote:Or.... *cough*torrents*cough*
I have the same cough }:)
That cold seems to be spreading. ;)
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Post by Curben » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:23 pm

It is reasonably contagious, i believe it's spread by a shock to the system upon viewing software pricing.
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Re: Compatibility question

Post by JeffK88 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:02 am

Where I work at gives me access to the microsoft home use program. I can buy a new version of office, each time one comes out, for 9.95..

Find a place that offers that...
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Re: Compatibility question

Post by Duniagdra » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:34 am

JeffK88 wrote:Where I work at gives me access to the microsoft home use program. I can buy a new version of office, each time one comes out, for 9.95..

Find a place that offers that...
Are you saying that there's a Home Use version of Office programs at $9.95? Please give links to this.
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Re: Compatibility question

Post by Omegaman » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:49 pm

Where I work at gives me free enterprise licensed editions of everything.
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Re: Compatibility question

Post by Curben » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:06 pm

I think you need a link to the careers section of your places website then :p
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Re: Compatibility question

Post by JeffK88 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:57 pm

http://www.microsofthup.com/hupus/home. ... p9KPoAAAAU


You can google it.....however, your workplace has to be registered with them.
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Re: Compatibility question

Post by Curben » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:41 pm

i dont have a workplace, one of the reasons i suggested a link to the careers page of your work :p
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Re: Compatibility question

Post by JeffK88 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:25 pm

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