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Microsoft Office Student & Teacher Edition 2003

Platform : Windows XP
4.2 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews

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  • Full versions of improved yet familiar Office programs for up to 3 of your home PCs
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Standard comes with:
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2003
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
  • NOTE: This is a student and Teacher licensed product
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • Item Weight: 272 g
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  • ASIN: B0000BZ54S
  • Release Date: 21 Oct. 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,352 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Excel 2003 enables you to turn data into information with powerful tools to analyze, communicate, and share results. Excel 2003 can help you work better in teams, and help protect and control access to your work. In addition, you can work with industry-standard Extensible Markup Language (XML) data to make it easier to connect to business processes. Outlook 2003 provides an integrated solution for managing and organizing e-mail messages, schedules, tasks, notes, contacts, and other information. Outlook 200

Amazon.co.uk Review

Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003 is a bundle of the most essential desktop applications: Word 2003 for word processing, Excel 2003 for spreadsheets, PowerPoint 2003 for presentations and Outlook 2003 for e-mail and personal information. Office applications share a common look and feel, which means there's less to learn when switching between them. There are also shared components, such as the drawing tools, that let you create charts, diagrams and text effects. Another strong point is that Visual Basic for Applications is fully integrated, enabling anything from simple macros to custom solutions that automate one or more of the Office applications. Office has been a highly capable product for years, making it hard for Microsoft to come up with compelling new features. New in Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003 is great integration with SharePoint Services running on Windows Server 2003, allowing users to save documents to an internal website with features such as update notification, task lists and version control. Tablet PC users get built-in support for Ink, letting you add handwritten notes and drawings to Office documents. Those with constant Internet access will like the updated Task Pane, offering online help and potentially third-party services direct from the Internet. Outlook has been reworked in this edition, with a better interface and more secure e-mail reading. Word 2003 is enhanced with a new Reading view, using ClearType technology and automatic page-sizing for ease in reading online documents.

Although this is the Student and Teacher edition, it is comprehensive and feature-rich. There is also a professional edition, which adds the Access 2003 database manager, Publisher 2003 for desktop publishing and some additional features in the area of XML support and rights management. Office deserves its position as the leading productivity suite. It's an excellent deal, but makes less sense as an upgrade unless you have a tablet PC or will make use of the new collaboration features. --Tim Anderson

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This is a superb 'office' productivity package for home and business users. It has a full copies of Word, PowerPoint and Excel (plus Outlook for emails). As mentioned by other reviewers, very annoyingly MS Office Pro Student edition isn't available anymore, so if you also want the superb relational database Access and the very good desktop publisher Publisher you are stuck with the full cost Office Pro. Otherwise anyone who is in full time education (yes even a 5 year old at Primary School) can buy this basic MS Office 2003 package. Main downside is that it is Windows XP or 2000 only. If you think that you only really need Word, have a look at MS Works Suite 2006 which includes a full copy of Word 2002 (not 2003 though), plus MS Works, MS Money, AutoRoute and Encarta standard 2006 - plus this suite also runs on Windows 98SE and ME, except Encarta 2006 (XP, 2000 only). It costs around the same price as MS Office Student at Amazon.

For basic home-office, if you have simple needs (or far more complex), do try out [...] - it's totally free to download and use from Sun, has basic compatibility with MS Office (it includes Writer, Calc, & DataBase, plus a `PowerPoint' style presenter and a full drawing package) and has all the main functionality of MS Office (you can buy OpenOffice as Star Office for manuals, better support etc. - but then you might well go for this student MS Office 2003 as it's not much more expensive). OpenOffice has complex user interface though, but of course it's free to download, try out and use, plus there is on-line help. There is also the cheap-as-chips Ability Office Pro at £40 from Amazon that is worth a look and includes a good database [see [...] where you can download a trial version to see if this software suits your needs before buying at Amazon].
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By A Customer on 10 Mar. 2005
I read one of the reviews on here saying that you couldn't use the software after you finished studying so I emailed Microsoft.
This was their answer.
Question:
I will be a student until July 2006, what will happen to my license after this time?
Answer:
I can confirm that you will remain licensed to use it after this date, even if you are no longer a student. This is confirmed on this site, under the "pricing and ordering" section.
And this is the link
[...]
So if you don't mind only having Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint this is great value!
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This was purchased as an upgrade to the previous version of Office (2000). If you are connected with education in some way, and used to Office programmes, this is good value. I have since upgraded again to Office Professional Academic 2010, but this later edition of Word kept shutting itself down in some situations, especially involving graphics. Word in 2003 edition was perfectly stable. Perhaps it demands less memory than the 2010 edition.
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Having toiled with Office 95 on our home PC - kids moaning because they use 2000/2 at school and me struggling because we use 2002 at work, I decided to invest in the Student and Teacher version of Office 2003. Slightly concerned that there was no Access in the latest version. However, received the product wthin 3 days (even with the free delivery option) and installed it on home PC with no problems. Still allowed 2 more installs, so this will support the family as they grow into their own PCs for homework. Fantastic surprise in the case too - a voucher to claim MS Access for 30Euros - translated to £18.81 when I ordered it form the MS website. When combined with the Access offer, this is a great deal - all the major programmes from MS Office for under £120. Only slight problem, does not seem to have installed clip art in all its detail, but loads of images available on the MS website
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Really like this book - very helpful
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i've had several of the older incarnations of office over the years and this is by far the easiest to install, since hard drives are huge these days all you need to do is do a complete install. which means no faffing round with options and having to use the indecipherable system microsoft used on office 2000, and seemd to use on this version too. the programs are much faster loading than before, look better and are less clunky. and the dictionary on word automatically sets itself to uk english, not us english, saving me a few minutes. My only real beef was that the authentication system didnt seem to realise my internet connection was open and so i had to phone the 0800 number instead but other than that this package is brilliant, cheap and does what it says on the box. Its complex to use and a PITA. For anyone doing anything scientific excel is THE tool, its blindingly simple to use and makes doing statistical calculations so easy it will probably be outlawed by all universities in a few years for making things too easy.
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By A Customer on 4 Nov. 2003
I just bought this software, and was very pleased about the price! It does slightly bemuse me that there is no ID required to activate the software, surely anyone can buy it and just pretend to be a student, or does microsoft assume everyone in the world is honest?! It could do with having Access tho. This is a very useful program for us students! Also Publisher wouldnt go a miss, but I do understand you cant have everything!! Overall though, a good buy, and saves walking miles to use uni computers!! It is a platform that all schools and unis use, so buying Wordperfect of Lotus just becomes infuriating, as I have found some of my work to be specific to Excel for example. Definately the package to buy, so what are you waiting for?!
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