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Is there REALLY a free trial of Office 2003 for students and Teachers? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am SO bumfuzzled. I am an online student- and without office 2003-I cannot do a darned thing. I am so frustrated, I feel like biting a nail in two. Somebody.........PLEASE help!
    Tuesday, January 30, 2007 8:09 PM

Answers

  • Hi T. Garcia,

    Yes, there really are trial versions of Office available.  They are for the 2007 version that just released.

    http://us1.trymicrosoftoffice.com/default.aspx?culture=en-US

    I hope this helps!

    Thanks,
    Michelle

    Tuesday, January 30, 2007 9:02 PM
  • Hi T,

    YIKES!!!  OK, the dial-up situation may be a 'challenge'.  Good luck.  There is one last idea...and I am not sure it will work...but, I'm going to throw it out there.   

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/302822 - Maybe call them and see if you can get some physical media.  I think there might be a nominal charge, but it may be worth it (*if* they have physical media for the Trial Editions). 

    Thanks again!!
    Michelle

    Thursday, February 1, 2007 7:49 PM
  • T Garcia,

    The "free trial" of Microsoft software is indeed a trial that expires.  It is free for a short while (either 30 or 60 days) but not forever.  Once the trial expires that copy of Office will no longer create new documents nor save any changes to already created documents.  It does not in any way alter documents already created nor does it prevent you from opening and reading the documents.

    Can a friend or relative with a high speed connection download it for you and copy to a CD or flash drive?

    If you plan on purchasing the trial version after it expires, why not just buy it now?  Office 2007 for Students and Teachers is now being sold for the "regular" price of $149.  Since it is so new I would not expect any reduced-price sales for several months.  You may be able to get lower prices on the 2003 edition seeing as how it is now a "lame duck."  For example:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16832102528

    Tuesday, February 6, 2007 8:23 PM

All replies

  • Hi T. Garcia,

    Yes, there really are trial versions of Office available.  They are for the 2007 version that just released.

    http://us1.trymicrosoftoffice.com/default.aspx?culture=en-US

    I hope this helps!

    Thanks,
    Michelle

    Tuesday, January 30, 2007 9:02 PM
  • Yes, and I appreciate your time and effort. UNfortunately, I have dial up internet, and it takes like between 20-30 hours it says to download. I do not think that I can leave the internet on that long. I am not sure . I maybe will see if that is possible. Thanks again.

    T

    Thursday, February 1, 2007 9:24 AM
  • Hi T,

    YIKES!!!  OK, the dial-up situation may be a 'challenge'.  Good luck.  There is one last idea...and I am not sure it will work...but, I'm going to throw it out there.   

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/302822 - Maybe call them and see if you can get some physical media.  I think there might be a nominal charge, but it may be worth it (*if* they have physical media for the Trial Editions). 

    Thanks again!!
    Michelle

    Thursday, February 1, 2007 7:49 PM
  • T Garcia,

    The "free trial" of Microsoft software is indeed a trial that expires.  It is free for a short while (either 30 or 60 days) but not forever.  Once the trial expires that copy of Office will no longer create new documents nor save any changes to already created documents.  It does not in any way alter documents already created nor does it prevent you from opening and reading the documents.

    Can a friend or relative with a high speed connection download it for you and copy to a CD or flash drive?

    If you plan on purchasing the trial version after it expires, why not just buy it now?  Office 2007 for Students and Teachers is now being sold for the "regular" price of $149.  Since it is so new I would not expect any reduced-price sales for several months.  You may be able to get lower prices on the 2003 edition seeing as how it is now a "lame duck."  For example:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16832102528

    Tuesday, February 6, 2007 8:23 PM