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Need Help with Windows 8 !!!
« on: November 21, 2016, 07:45:30 AM »

Ok my regular laptop has about "bit the dust" , it is windows 7 home pro and has become incredibly slow and the keyboard does whacky things and I just cannot type up a professional document without it taking a couple hours more than it used to . I decided to utilize Tammys laptop since it is just sitting here at home (like me lol) and it is Windows 8 with IE 10. Before I was disabled I would frequently open/save/create documents on my iPhone and then later realize I needed them on my laptop or vice verses and I would email them back and forth or utilize the Adobe Cloud. Now my issue is on this windows 8 laptop I have downloaded several very important documents that were originally created using NotePad or Word into folders on this laptop. I cannot open the word files so I have been dealing with .rtf files and it's working great so far. My problem is I want to create several of these important documents but cannot for the life of me find the program on this laptop that will allow me to create a new document .  All I ever had to do before was click on wordpad or notepad on my old laptop and start typing. How do I go about creating documents from scratch on this laptop? I hate this setup and wish I could go back to a start button with everything listed out. I can find the desktop and the web but that's about it !!!!!

  The documents I am creating are important and need to be able to be uploaded to government agencies in the format they require.  Please help lol.
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Re: Need Help with Windows 8 !!!
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2016, 09:39:56 AM »

Rick have you tried the Word Online? You'll need a Microsoft account but if you have Xbox or just about anything you'll have a Microsoft account. Their free if you don't.
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Re: Need Help with Windows 8 !!!
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 09:46:38 AM »

Also look into Microsoft Office 365, you can do the free trial and see what you think. It's what Laurie and I use and love it for PC's. It gives you everything from basic documents to spreadsheets to databases if you want to tackle it....
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2016, 09:56:34 AM »

Rick have you tried the Word Online? You'll need a Microsoft account but if you have Xbox or just about anything you'll have a Microsoft account. Their free if you don't.

 Thanks Brother !! This windows 8 gives me me "fuzzy brains" lol.
I just downloaded a program that makes windows 8 look and act like windows 7, XP or Vista and it works great !!  I got my start button back , it's soooo much better now lol
I had considered taking it outside and target practicing with it :)
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Re: Need Help with Windows 8 !!!
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2016, 10:03:38 AM »

Rick I hear you on that target practicing but Tammy might have other ideas if you did.   lo lo
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2016, 10:06:31 AM »

That would be fun ~c~ ~c~
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2016, 10:15:33 AM »

O365 is the way to go. 

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Re: Need Help with Windows 8 !!!
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2016, 10:45:19 AM »

I'm arriving late here... MS Office 365. It's a subscription, $12month and you get a 1TB of cloud storage.

Other options include Open Source products like Libre Office and Open Office. They'll do everything as well.
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2016, 12:27:34 PM »

Its actually in two pricing models now Jim:

https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/cat/Office-365/categoryID.68021500

99.99 a year for 5 pc's plus 5 phones or 9.99 a month with the 1TB of storage. 
69.99 for 1 PC.  Top option is better

It used to be unlimited cloud storage until people started caching their movie collections and complete system backups...etc.  The cloud is cheaper and more reliable, and generally more secure---obviously this varies.  Storage is cheaper...until people start abusing it  lo

I have used LibreOffice and OpenOffice.  The only issues I ever had with them is some of the formatting looked wonky on certain kinds of documents. 
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Re: Need Help with Windows 8 !!!
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2016, 12:53:12 PM »

know you are looking for the 'start' button.
is there a windows button on the keyboard/keypad?  try that?
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2016, 01:25:41 PM »

You can download a start button

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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2016, 01:50:20 PM »

You can download a start button

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Re: Need Help with Windows 8 !!!
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2016, 05:36:09 PM »

LOL!!! my 8 year old laptop is like that too (at least with Windows, still not too bad with Linux), so I stick to my desktop for now.

Office 365 is what I use on my desktop. Since I am only using it on one computer the cost is $6.99 a month and with tax it comes out to just $7.34 It is well worth it. I started out with it on Windows 8.1 and when I transitioned to Windows 10 there were no issues whatsoever. It is a stable product and they add new features every few months or so.

On the old laptop I use a free program called WPS Office. It looks very similar to MS Office 2010, gives you Word, Excel and Power Point equivelants and on my old machine it runs better than OpenOffice or Libre Office.

Just some food for thought.
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