Where to buy Word/Powerpoint?

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I need these! Windows XP doesn't have it. Anyone know of a computer site or something where it's not too expensive? Thanks


186 Posts

Specializes in ER.

I know that when I needed the office bundle hubby got it off Kazaa for me.

Achoo!, LPN

1,749 Posts

Specializes in Urgent Care.

Wal Mart has it for $125.


394 Posts

I believe I got mine either at Office Max or Office Depot; I got a student discount and the whole suite was about $125.


583 Posts

Talk to your school's computer services department. They often make these programs available for free.


Katnip, RN

2,904 Posts

I bought mine, including Windows XP at our school library for $25. Ask around your school. They usually offer excellent prices for student software.


3,905 Posts

Best Buy has it too for $125.



592 Posts

Specializes in Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Home Health.

Powerpoint reader is free and can be downloaded here:


Buy Office. It has Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, FrontPage, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

The suites ONLY have Word and Office templates but NOTHING else useful unless you want maps and money and they are only the shell of the programs. I have no idea how much it costs.

Good Luck!!


157 Posts

Specializes in orthopaedics, perioperative.

You can get an academic edition of microsoft office for a really good price. It's for students and teachers! :)

SCmomof3, RN

407 Posts

Specializes in NICU.

I got the full professional version (retails for almost $450 at buy.com and most everywhere else) on ebay with academic pricing. I paid around $165 plus $15 shipping. I had to tell him the name of my school to be eligible for the academic pricing. Here is the seller I got it from http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3770&item=3696083288 The student teacher edition is missing some elements.


13 Posts

There is a shareware program called Open Office that says it supposed to be fully compatible with Microsoft word, powerpoint and excel. It's free to download (65MB) at http://www.openoffice.org/ . Or you can buy a cd for about $10. I downloaded it and burned it onto a cd. I don't have a ton of experience with it yet, but it's worked fine for everything so far ~misc word documents, powerpoint presentation for A&P. My A&P teacher said she has used it for years with no problems.

just my two cents, I hate paying too much for software!


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