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pr0ud-mum-of-1, May 5, 4:43am
am looking at doing my Cv But dont have word on my computer and
dont really want to pay for it coz i wanna use it once, Thank you

johnlyn, May 5, 4:46am
You can download Open Office for free


pr0ud-mum-of-1, May 5, 4:46am
Aw really how do i get to that?

lilyfield, May 5, 4:47am
down load open officehttp://www.openoffice.org.nz/

badcam, May 5, 4:47am
You'll find the legal version here:

http://www.openoffice.org/

And another here:

http://www.abisource.com/

johnlyn, May 5, 4:47am
http://download. openoffice.org/

johnlyn, May 5, 4:48am
See we all know

pr0ud-mum-of-1, May 5, 4:48am
Thank you guys so much =) will try them now

gyrogearloose, May 5, 4:50am
You can download Microsoft Office here, with a 60-day free trial: http://trial. trymicrosoftoffice.com/trialukireland/default. a
spx? culture=en-GB

But, my advice is to do a free Microsoft Office training course, and include this new skill on your CV. It's a common expectation among employers, that everyone has Microsoft Office experience - ask around and see whether they rate Open Office as highly...

ringo2, May 5, 4:55am
It depends what she wishes to do... ... ... ... ... . She may be a hairdressey, bar person, shop assistant, cleaner etc, etc. Not all jobs require that one is computer literate let alone can use Microsoft Office... ... ... ...

pr0ud-mum-of-1, May 5, 5:17am
Where do i find this free Microsoft office training course? thank you.

babcorp, May 5, 5:26am
I would have thought Apples website would be the obvious place to start looking.

badcam, May 5, 6:01am
and if what employers consider a good understanding over M$ Office, is based on a free Office course, then someone with a good undertanding and half a brain, could easily take up M$ Office without even having used it before. I guarantee you this. Just consider how many people can easily switch from M$ Office to Open Office. They've virtually the same. And besides, with the other way round, most people are still only familiar with the old style M$ Office and so therefore would find the Ribbon more confusing than using Open Office.

shinedog, May 5, 6:22am
There's should be a college or poly tech in Christchurch that runs a free community computing course, great for getting the basics under control.

amieward, May 5, 7:23am
if you do use open office be sure to save a . doc version for other people to open as it defaults to its own . odt etc. Or even better, PDF.

rozendaal, May 5, 7:23am
www.oneil.com. au

This guy has some really good tutorials on Microsoft Word etc

air.rowcj, May 5, 8:51am
So whats wrong with the very basic MS Word Pad that you will find in accessories

pr0ud-mum-of-1, May 5, 11:23am
My computer only has note pad air. rowcj other wise i would use the normal word

pr0ud-mum-of-1, May 5, 11:24am
Im looking at doing a course through southern institute of technology theres somethings i need on my computer but am not sure if i gotta buy them or download them. gotta work on that b4 i will apply and pay for the course
Thank you everyone for your help much appreciated =)

pcmaster, May 5, 1:26pm
wordpad and notepad both come with windows
they're 2 different programs. for typing up a cv, wordpad will do the job.

smoothjazz, May 5, 2:58pm
Or, if you mostly use it on the go, give Google Docs a try, it's almost full featured document editor with no download or install! , visit http://docs. google.com (watch the video there to learn more)

richard112, May 5, 7:09pm
Mum, to be specific, go to 'start', 'all programs', 'accessories', right click on 'Wordpad', 'send to' click desktop. will put the Wordpad short cut on your desktop.
The above for Windows xp. others probably not much different.

gyrogearloose, May 5, 8:50pm
This is the local one: http://www.manukau. ac.nz/community/freeb - ask the registrar at SIT if they have something equivalent.

The website mentions Word 2003, but I assure you they are using Office 2007. And I stand by my earlier comments. Employers want employees who have a good grasp of Microsoft Office. If you wrote "Office 2007 training through MIT" on your CV, well, I think the employer would put you in charge of training other users on the next Office upgrade - probably you'd be the only one there that has Office 2007 training. You write "Open Office" or "Star Office" or "AbiWord" - they probably wouldn't have ever seen them.

cybertao, May 5, 8:57pm
Then just put "Word-processing" and cover all the bases.

pcfix4u, May 5, 8:59pm
You are going to need to learn Microsoft office seeing as you are doing a businesscourse.

Once you are a student you can get a big discount on Microsoft Office some versions of office dont come with outlook which you will need to learn if you are planning to do reception work.

Have a look at the different versions:

http://www.qmb.co.nz/c. aspx? c=Software&s=Software&ss
=Office

Best of luck...

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