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patthebrewer

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Ahh...yup! Finally got all my recipes transferred to Microsoft word files. Went to open one of them yesterday, in prep for a brewday.....and MS Office seems to have forgotten that it came preloaded on my pc.....and is now holding my recipes hostage, demanding that I buy MS Office again:smack::eek::rolleyes:
 

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Well that sucks.

Are you sure you paid for a full version? Sales person may have said it came with a full version installed, but may have neglected to mention you have to pay for a product key to unlock it beyond the free trial.

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Quite often a "trial version" comes pre-installed. You may have paid for the full version, and somewhere in the box is a sticker with the product key.
 
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Nah...It was the full version. The computer is several years old, and I've been using Word for a few years. Of course I cant find the original key....I swear its a Karma Issue. Oh well I'm just gonna buy it again since I use it for other things:rolleyes:
 

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If you legitimately own a license then you can call up Microsoft and they'll get you straightened out. Save some $$ for more batches of beer.
 

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check what version is trying to open the .DOC or .DOCX extensions, depending on your version of Office

this happened to me the other day, all of a sudden it's asking for activation. i check the default program and it says "open with Office 2010" which is trial version and I have previously activated 2007 full version

told it to bugger Office 2010 and it's working fine now
 

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That's why I bought BS2. Activate it once & you're good to go. I've even posted recipes on the Beersmith site as well. It saves a list of recipes in the program so you just pick from a list.
 

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That's why I bought BS2. Activate it once & you're good to go. I've even posted recipes on the Beersmith site as well. It saves a list of recipes in the program so you just pick from a list.
BS2 almost effed me, the same way Office did to OP. overwrote all my recipes and thought they were lost

it's happened to quite a few people on the board here. told them how I did it and they were able to save their recipes
 

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1. Get some program that can read your files (MS might have a free Word reader)
2. Enter them in some online document (I use Google GDrive)

Unless you really have a need to work offline, I don't even look at installed office products anymore. GDrive is everywhere, there are other options also
 

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Another vote for libreoffice. www.libreoffice.org It's highly compatible with all Office software. It'll be able to open your recipes no problem. It's 100% free, no licenses. I use it as my main word processor on all my computers, windows and Linux.
 

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I used Open Office and Libre office at home. Free and extremely compatible with most office files.

Or contact M$ and they will help you. If you bought the computer from an OEM its that much better.
 

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Open Office is the quick, easy, and free fix. Then copy everything into a new google doc and you will have access to it on any computer/tablet anywhere.
 

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I would recommend LibreOffice over OpenOffice at this point. LibreOffice is a fork of OpenOffice but a large majority of the development community left OpenOffice to work on LibreOffice. LO is far ahead in stability, performance, and features compared to Oo_Org.
 
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