Back to School with Microsoft Office 2010 (up for grabs- worldwide)

by Pam on August 20, 2012

Between schoolwork and my website, the kids and I spend a lot of time on the computer. My son, who was recently diagnosed with dysgraphia, is being allowed to take his netbook to school this year to help him take notes in his classes. My oldest, recently departed for college, will be using her laptop for research, writing reports and sending assignments to her college professors via their school network. I want my children to do well in school but I’m also all about making our life as easy as possible, which is why we use Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010.

For anyone suffering from learning disabilities, the One Note feature can be a life saver. The Student Notebook template allows kids to keep track of their class schedules and homework assignments for up to five classes, while the Research notebook template allows students to keep everything they need for reports in one place. A row of tabs at the top allows students to record meetings, readings, papers, data collection and brainstorming, making it idea for kids who need some help with their organization skills. Onenote even has a feature to add video and audio, keeping everything needed for the report in one place. As for me, I plan on taking advantage of the Class Syllabus template. It will be so much easier than creating one from scratch for my American Lit class.

I always use Word to type up my blog posts because of the ease of spell checking, proof reading and finding my word count. (Although it does accidentally auto correct my words to the wrong ones sometimes.) But Word 2010 is great for term papers, research reports and more with the handy automatic Bibliography creation. I have to admit adding footnotes to the end of a page was the part of the paper I dreaded!

My kids, unlike when I was in high school, have been required to create videos and power point presentations for classes. With PowerPoint’s built in video editing and picture editing tools, they’ve came up with some A+ material. I wish I could get the “To Kill A Mockingbird” video my daughter created uploaded, I’d be happy to share it.
I hadn’t laughed so hard in ages!

My husband gets into the computer action (kind of) with Excel. He tries to make some spread sheets that I eventually have to redo before we use them. If there is one product we use in our home daily, it would have to be Office Home and Student.

This software is practically a must have before leaving for college. Right now College Students can receive a 15% discount on Office University. Every bit of savings counts!

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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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eclairre August 20, 2012 at 6:12 am

I love microsoft word

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Sandy VanHoey August 20, 2012 at 10:48 am

I think my daughter would use the Word alot

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Mysharona August 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I am intriqued by using onenote for work.

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scottsgal August 20, 2012 at 5:37 pm

I use word and excel all the time
msboatgal at aol.com

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Michelle Hudak August 20, 2012 at 6:15 pm

I’d love to try Word

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Debbie Ellis August 20, 2012 at 8:04 pm

I would like word

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Rusthawk August 20, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Microsoft Word.

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Yona Williams August 20, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Microsoft Word!!!

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April P. August 20, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Microsoft Word and Excel

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jill24295 August 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I took an Excel course, but I need to get better at it. I’d love to try the new and updated version.
jillcollins68@yahoo.com

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Carrie Phelps August 20, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I would love the Microsoft Word.

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Maryann D. August 20, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Microsoft word
twinkle at optonline dot net

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peg42 August 20, 2012 at 10:30 pm

I’d love the Word.
Thanks so much.
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Mary Casper August 20, 2012 at 10:42 pm

I would like to try excel
ccasper@centurytel.net

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Amber L. August 20, 2012 at 10:45 pm

I really want Excel. I use it at work and I think it would help me set our budget and stick to it.

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Rich August 20, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Microsoft word

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mummytotwoboys August 20, 2012 at 11:29 pm

I really like Excel,it is so useful to budget

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Bethany C. August 21, 2012 at 12:25 am

I would definitely use Word.

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mildred floyd August 21, 2012 at 12:41 am

I would really like to get ms publisher. I had an old copy years ago that i used a lot. I dont see that it is a part of the office program you are giving away. Of the ones in this version, Outlook is a good program. Word is almost a requirement to own anymore. Excel I cannot figure out..but then numbers in general scare me.

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SueZH August 21, 2012 at 2:24 am

Microsoft for mac please

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SueZH August 21, 2012 at 2:24 am

word please

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Anne Loyd August 21, 2012 at 3:16 am

I would love to try Word!

Anneliz702@hotmail.com

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Colleen M August 21, 2012 at 6:52 am

I think that Microsoft Word would be the most useful.

colljerr at comcast dot net

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jbmthill August 21, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I would like to have word at home for my kids schoolwork. We only have it on our work laptops.

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savvygirl65 August 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I need it for the Excel. I do work from home on a 2nd job.

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Mike B August 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Word is the word

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CipBtRO August 21, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Excel

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Ambrielle Bender August 21, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Word :)

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JR911 August 21, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Power Point

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kath g August 22, 2012 at 12:25 am

word

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Nataly Carbonell August 22, 2012 at 12:26 am

PowerPoint, I like aking presentations and I haven’t tried the 2010 version

Email used for rafflecopter: taty_bonell [AT]hotmail[DOT]com

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Rusu Alexandru August 22, 2012 at 12:35 am

Word

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Steve August 22, 2012 at 12:54 am

Microsoft word

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Melanie Johnson August 22, 2012 at 11:47 am

I’d like MS Word, always useful

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Growl Tiger August 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I want to try one note

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Kelly Grant August 22, 2012 at 5:15 pm

I love word

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kibbyster August 22, 2012 at 6:22 pm

word would work best for us
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Devin Freeman August 23, 2012 at 12:17 am

Word for sure!

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Helen Keeler August 23, 2012 at 4:29 am
Emily N August 23, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Microsoft word

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latanya August 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm

onenote

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey August 23, 2012 at 8:25 pm

word
vmkids3 at msn dot com

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lyndsey August 23, 2012 at 8:36 pm

excel and word

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tamathamc August 23, 2012 at 9:38 pm

I don’t know anything about onenote yet

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joeybenavides August 24, 2012 at 3:43 am

i want to try the microsoft part

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Lilly August 24, 2012 at 9:00 am

I’d love to try PowerPoint.
Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

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rachel b. August 24, 2012 at 9:58 am

word & outlook

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kelley roach August 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm

word

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John Stetson August 24, 2012 at 10:55 pm

I’d use Excel to keep my budget in line.
jstetson2@cfl.rr.com

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mrsshukra August 24, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Word and Excel!

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Hoa August 25, 2012 at 12:02 am

OneNote

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mobrien August 25, 2012 at 12:02 am

Onenote – because I’ve never tried it before.

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Amy OzarksUSA August 26, 2012 at 12:40 am

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
OzarksUSA (at) gmail (dot) com

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Amy OzarksUSA August 26, 2012 at 12:41 am

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San8KidzForMe August 26, 2012 at 2:38 am

I would like to try word.

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kyl neusch August 26, 2012 at 3:42 am

Word

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Janice Crespo August 26, 2012 at 4:43 pm

I would love to try the newer Word version :)

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Anonymous August 27, 2012 at 2:43 am

I’d love word

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Selinda August 27, 2012 at 11:04 pm

I love Word!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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nightowl August 28, 2012 at 4:31 am

I’d like to try Word

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Lucy Black August 28, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I’d love to try the Word.

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Maggie @ Snag A Bargain August 28, 2012 at 11:23 pm

I use both Excel and Word on a regular basis and i love them both.

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Renea Greathouse August 29, 2012 at 6:56 am

Definitely MS Word.

pbcups @ gmx . com

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Darci August 29, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Excel!

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smdrm August 29, 2012 at 10:46 pm

I’d be interested in Word

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Pixel Berry Pie August 30, 2012 at 4:31 am

My family has been wanting the Excel program for a long time now. It would be perfect if we could win it! Thanks!

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Sue C. August 30, 2012 at 5:56 am

I’d like to try the new versions of Word and Excel since the changes sound great.

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smilekisses August 30, 2012 at 6:02 am

Work and Excel

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Ann Fantom August 30, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I want to used Word for word processing and Excel for finance tracking

abfantom at yahoo dot com

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Tamar August 31, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I use Excel for my budgets so that’s the one I need.

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Rick McClenthen August 31, 2012 at 7:46 pm

I would like to try One Note. I am familiar with the other products, so trying One Note would be learning a new tool to help me in my everday life

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rj7777 August 31, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Word or excel. Would this work on a Mac? Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

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dario moniz September 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I currently use excel the most

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Brett Monster September 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm

I like excel for doing budgets

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Alicia September 2, 2012 at 2:37 am

I’ve not used One note before so I’d like to try it.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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Janna Johnson September 2, 2012 at 5:48 am

one note
Awesome giveaway! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyourpig on GFC

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KNhung Phan September 2, 2012 at 8:01 am

Im constantly needing to use Word ~ to type and open documents, etc sent to me daily!

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Roy F. September 2, 2012 at 9:21 am

Word

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mattnneb September 3, 2012 at 2:42 am

Excel would be the program I use the most. Thanks for the giveaway

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DeniseL September 3, 2012 at 2:51 am

I’m intrigued by OneNote because I’ve never used it before. I’m pretty familiar with the rest of the Office package.

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Christine Jessamine September 3, 2012 at 3:05 am

i would love microsoft word!

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

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Brutus Duffy September 3, 2012 at 3:12 am

I could really use Microsoft Word on my home computer.

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Karen F September 3, 2012 at 4:00 am

I could really use the Word program

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Wendy September 3, 2012 at 5:09 am

My laptop could really use Word!

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Debbie C September 3, 2012 at 8:56 am

I would like to try the most current version of Word.

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Christina September 3, 2012 at 9:49 am

I would love the Microsoft Word.

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Lena September 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I really need to try Microsoft Word

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skitsbits2000 September 3, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I would love to try Excel

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Trevor C. September 3, 2012 at 9:27 pm

EXCEL, I HAVE HEARD GREAT THINKS ABOUT THE PROGRAM.

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Christina September 4, 2012 at 5:33 am

Christina – xristya@rock.com – I could really use Office Word!

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Cynthia Rayne September 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I love Microsoft Word. Such a helpful program.

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Teresa September 4, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I would like to use the Microsoft Word.

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tiacarter September 4, 2012 at 9:21 pm

publisher and word

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Derk Thomas September 5, 2012 at 12:33 am

Word and write and format documents,

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Beth September 5, 2012 at 1:43 am

I’d like to upgrade my Excel and OneNote.

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myfolly September 5, 2012 at 4:04 am

I’d like to try OneNote

Wanda McHenry

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jacqgrif September 5, 2012 at 6:38 am

Microsoft Word would be more useful to me.

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jcarrturq5 September 5, 2012 at 10:35 am

I would try Word.
jcarrturq5@yahoo.com

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Unknown September 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I’d like Excel best. Can’t beat spreadsheets. But I can make calendars with Excel….Sweet!

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Carolyn September 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I’d like word 2010

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Tara W September 5, 2012 at 6:22 pm

I would like to try Microsoft Word.
Rafflecopter: Tara Woods

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Karen September 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm

I’d like to try onenote.

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KrazeKatLady September 5, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Word
krazekatlady at gmail dot com

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Anonymous September 5, 2012 at 8:31 pm
Jammie Morey September 5, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I want to try excel.

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Chrystal September 5, 2012 at 11:00 pm

I’d like to try Excel.

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Hotsnotty2 September 6, 2012 at 1:54 am

Microsoft Word

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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pauline15 September 6, 2012 at 2:00 am

I use all the Microsoft applications, but I really love to make great presentations with publisher!
pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com

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brich2222 September 6, 2012 at 2:47 am

want to try powerpoint

brich22 at earthlink dot net

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Julieh September 6, 2012 at 2:52 am

I’d like to try excel
julie hawkins
honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

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Jamie September 6, 2012 at 4:36 am

I would like to try OneNote.

tmoobc at gmail dot com

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Carolyn Daley September 6, 2012 at 4:50 am

We want to try Microsoft Office Word 2010

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Victoria R. September 6, 2012 at 5:03 am

I’d love to try OneNote – I’ve watched videos of its features! It looks awesome!

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Deborah Hogue September 6, 2012 at 6:21 am

I’ve tried them all but my favorites are Microsoft Word and Powerpoint

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Sumera Mahmood September 6, 2012 at 7:18 am

I love excel and word but would like to try one note.

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ladyt64 September 6, 2012 at 7:33 am

I would like to try Onenote. (Roxann)

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Michelle B September 6, 2012 at 7:47 am

I would love to try word.

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Trisha McKee September 6, 2012 at 8:44 am

I’d love to have Microsoft Word. As a writer, it is such a pain to do without!

tridingermckee at gmail dot com

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micheal dale grim September 6, 2012 at 1:07 pm

for me microsoft word

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STF September 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm

WORD and EXCEL!

sheilatf52 at yahoo dot com

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Laura Ward September 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Exel has always been a mystery to me, I’d like to try that.

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marjeannie September 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm

My high schooler and I would like to try word.

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marjeannie September 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Excel for my husband.

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susansmoaks September 6, 2012 at 4:17 pm

i would love to try one note, i have heard wonderful things about it
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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mail4rosey September 6, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I need Word on my new computer, so I’d like to try that.

msuroseY@yahoo.com

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toughturtles September 6, 2012 at 4:46 pm

the new word looks great

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clynsg September 6, 2012 at 4:54 pm

I use Excel the most.

cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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Chrissy Nestor September 6, 2012 at 6:10 pm

I’m most excited about Word

chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

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Jennifer Peaslee September 6, 2012 at 6:33 pm

I love both Word and Excel! They make life so much easier!

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crankyyanky1 September 6, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Microsoft word is what I use most but excel is next and I just downloaded a trial of microsoft office for my son last night so he could do his home work I hope I win!!

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Anonymous September 6, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I love Microsoft Word and my daughter has to use Excel for her schoolwork often.
-Lori L.
monlor AT aol DOT com

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Caitlin McClure September 6, 2012 at 9:07 pm

I’d love Word

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mary gardner September 6, 2012 at 9:18 pm

excel!

jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

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cassandra September 6, 2012 at 9:42 pm

I would like to try excel becaus my son needs it for school!
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Annie September 6, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I would like to try one note since I have never tried it before.

pansyadams@gmail.com

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Gaines7 September 6, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Hello, how are you? Thank you for this opportunity. Definitely ‘Word.’
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Sarah Yurga September 6, 2012 at 11:50 pm

I would use Word and Excel
sarahyurga@yahoo.com

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Melanie Montgomery September 7, 2012 at 12:29 am

I use word and excel for work, so those.

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Breanne September 7, 2012 at 12:36 am

Word

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Felipe September 7, 2012 at 1:00 am

Growing very fond of Excel

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lilyk September 7, 2012 at 1:11 am

I would like to try Word.

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Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster September 7, 2012 at 1:43 am

I have used Word before and miss it terribly. Same goes for my Honey/Hubby who would love to be able to work on Excel when he’s at home (and he’d be able to work at home a lot more if we had Microsoft Office at Home… it would truly be a godsend!

Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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shopdeal1983 September 7, 2012 at 2:01 am

I’d like to try MS office word

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purango September 7, 2012 at 2:10 am

I want to try Excel. garrettsambo@aol.com

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Charity/CC September 7, 2012 at 2:12 am

MS Word

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Anonymous September 7, 2012 at 2:12 am

Microsoft Word.

Tim Moss, yupbucket@hotmail.com

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Tim Stephens September 7, 2012 at 2:31 am

I’d love to try out the new PowerPoint for lecturing in my classroom at school

gohanxavier@yahoo.com

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/\Heather/\ September 7, 2012 at 3:41 am

OneNote looks interesting!

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