Not the Easiest, but much MORE complete & MORE capable Office software!
Hello software-seekers of the MS/PC type. I wouldn't call myself a computer tecchie/nerd by any means, but I know just enough of the commands for the basics in the softwares I need and commonly use. Partially for finances sake, I installed a new/faster/larger Solid State Drive (SSD) w/help back in Dec. '15, yet operated all this time w/out installing office software.... It's been a miserable 3 months w/out good document editing or even old file retrievals... Now, back in action! I used MS Office Pro 2007 on my old SSD Windows 7OS... Haven't liked either Windows OS 8.1 or 10 on my Lappie, so have stayed with Windows 7 and now Office Pro 2013 on my Dtop. Wow, I must first confess that I haven't been through the other office programs, only the updates this brought to my Email, Internet, Word documentations, and general file retrievals as well as accessing via help of Office '13 to other 3rd party softwares and other programs such as working with music editing. - Has made night/day difference with just basic functions of my system, which is a home use system and most basic business file functions (haven't used Access or Excel or PP yet)... Just in the Word document options is almost maddening. I love it for the flexibility and customization of document/file modifications and layouts or personalization options; but I chose "No" on easy to install as I had to phone in for automated authorztion and what seemed-like an endless and prolonged series of number groupings to approve my Office 2013 (which I'd already paid for and installed the 25 digit installation key when loading onto computer)... It asks "easy to use", I only chose "Yes", because there isn't a middle option; It's actually not terribly easy to set up and begin usage, but once you set/save your seemingly-endless profiles of custom options such as on MS Word, its amazingly capable, stable, and options that may take you the rest of your life to learn just inside one of these various Office programs- Its actually super cool and allows you to even set up documents in foreign languages, such as with Asian-style characters and formatting- Scary, it's like an International Professional Office/Business program.... In fact, I almost thought about the simplicity of getting Office home instead, but ultimately there's no regrets because of the amazing capabilities within this overall software; even though I'm not a large corporate/ Million$$ business tycoon trying to score my next deal.... I think IF you needed it for large-scale mid-administrative or higher-grade corporate work, this software will probably do the trick. Lastly, I'm glad I saved the $$ and the greater difficulty which would have come IF I'd bought the latest and greatest in the 2016 Office. Still, no regrets at all in throwing "lease money" away by wasting it on Office 365 every single month until I got rid of this old, but very fast Dtop beast!... It is a good buy & highly recommended, though not the easiest to install/set up, but then what is in all this new, high-tech super-options technology? Cheers - A. in Texas