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  • Hi - I have Windows 7 Home Premium on my Samsung lap top.  I cant open documents sent to me by email.  PDF can be ok, but i cant open word docs.  What should I upgrade to to open documents, write CVs and letters, save them, print them. Send them by email.  And also to receive them and be able to open them
    Friday, March 29, 2013 5:27 PM


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  • I'd expect you to be able to open MS Word documents with WordPad, an application that's included with Windows 7. I don't use it much, because I have MS Office on the machines that I use. Office includes Word.

    There are free/open source alternatives to Office, like LibreOffice, but I haven't tried them. I wouldn't expect them to support 100% of Word's features, but maybe they handle the ones that most people actually use.

    Friday, March 29, 2013 7:02 PM
  • If you want to edit word documents you need Microsoft Word. If you plan to work with spreadsheets and create presentation slides, you may consider full Microsoft Office suite. If you are a student or a teacher or work in an educational institution, you may be eligible for substantial discount because Microsoft supports educational institutions. You may download a trial

    If you only want only to read Word documents, you may try Word Viewer http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4

    You may also try free alternatives


    • Proposed as answer by Kelmen Monday, April 1, 2013 7:30 AM
    • Marked as answer by tracycai Tuesday, April 2, 2013 2:38 AM
    Friday, March 29, 2013 11:39 PM