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Author: PaintItBlue Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 189859  
Subject: Trying to start Office quietly Date: 4/26/2014 11:19 PM
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I am trying to get started with Office Home and Student 2013, and am running into all kinds of trouble.

Wanting a legitimate copy without actually buying it online over public wi-fi, I bought a card from Office Depot.

First problem, I was unaware that the instructions were going to pop up in audio when I tried to download. If your hearing is not 100% and you happen to be in the public library and within 15 feet of the librarian's desk (this is where I went to use the wi-fi) this is not a good situation. When I turned the sound off so as not to bother people, I did not see much text so I think I missed a lot.

Also I do not think it installed the way I wanted it to. If it is set up - which I am not sure of - it seems to be set up so that I am working and storing things on the Cloud. With my slow and sometimes unreliable internet connection - and the chance that I may be using Word in places where I have no internet at all - I want to set it up so I am mostly working offline. If my work winds up on thumb drives or CD's, so be it. I also wonder if it is set up for Windows 7 (what I have) and in the USA (which, last I heard, Wisconsin is part of) because for some reason it says support is not available in my country.

Here are my questions:

Does anyone know if Office has an adaptation for the deaf? Maybe some setting I could change? This would probably work. I was not able to reach anyone, either by chat or by email, at their help desk or their accessibility help desk.

Also, is it possible to uninstall it and re-install it from the same card, and get the settings right? Is there some way to get written instructions for setup? I could not even check it.

Can anyone recommend a book so that I can learn to use these programs? I do all right in Word but want to learn to create spreadsheets, etc. The writers of the Dummies books have a regrettable tendency to say "Contact your IT person". Well, I'm it here.

Thanks in advance,
- Paint

PLEASE do not tell me I should have got a Mac, or I should have got Open Office. This has been covered already (you can feel cooler and smarter than me, if you like.)
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