Solved Office 265 vs Office 2019 vs Office 2021


pokeefe0001

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I just got my wife a Surface Pro 8 tablet that came with a trial of Office 365. Word is the only part of Office she uses so I see no particular reason for subscribing to Office 365. She uses Office 2019 on her laptop so I'll probably buy a copy of it or Office 2021. Do I just uninstall Office 365 and (buy and) install Office 20xx, or is there anything weird about the trial installation that will make me wait until the trial expires?

If it matters, the tablet is running Win11 21H2 build 22000.493.
 

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No reason to wait. Since you only want Word and you only want to run on this one device, it makes sense to me to just get a Home and Student copy of Office. You will end up with Excel and Powerpoint as well as Word.
 

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If word is the only function she uses that can run via the office app online for free.
 

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cereberus

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I just got my wife a Surface Pro 8 tablet that came with a trial of Office 365. Word is the only part of Office she uses so I see no particular reason for subscribing to Office 365. She uses Office 2019 on her laptop so I'll probably buy a copy of it or Office 2021. Do I just uninstall Office 365 and (buy and) install Office 20xx, or is there anything weird about the trial installation that will make me wait until the trial expires?

If it matters, the tablet is running Win11 21H2 build 22000.493.
Why replace it before trial ends?

I had a year's free trial on my HP laptop.
 

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pokeefe0001

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Why replace it before trial ends?
I have access to it now. My access will be hit and miss once my wife starts using the tablet regularly. Paying now vs paying at the end of the trial is still paying. The only reason I can think of for waiting would be if I could convince my wife that LibreOffice is just like Office. (And unfortunately it isn't quite.)
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8400
    Motherboard
    ASUS PRIME H370-PLUS
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    On board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 2043BWX
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 256GB
    WDC 1TB NVMe
    WD 3TB external USB drive
    PSU
    I don't remember
    Case
    Fractal Design R4
    Cooling
    Air CPU + 2 case fans
    Keyboard
    DAS S Pro (Cherry Brown)
    Mouse
    Logitech USB of some sort
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