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Why I use Word 2000, (update now Word 2003).

I use Word 2000 Professional, because I’ve bought and paid for a license for its use, and it also does everything I’ll ever need.

Enter Word 2003: Sigh! – It’s OK, a bit flashily, but essentially all right, but I’ve stopped using it because of the Microsoft Activation obstacles they’ve placed on it.  I got fed up with the reinstall process in Word 2003, and begging Microsoft for a new license every time it crashes. I’ve apparently exceeded my on line install license?

(Update: May 2013): Since Microsoft changed their activation procedure: I’m now using Word 2003 instead.

  • It’s now as easy as just going on line to do it, which is why I’m using that version.
  • – And the only reason is that you can rotate graphics in Excel.

Makes planning rooms and timelines sooooo! – Much easier: an example.


The past in all its gory.  (Before Windows saw the error of their ways.)

Originally written in 2010: In the last two years I’ve had to reformat my XP machine 5 times because of on line virus infections and two dammed ‘Root-kits’ that were installed, by the vulnerabilities in the web Browser ‘IE’ versions -> ‘6’ to ‘7’ : It’s only ‘8’, that seems to be robust enough. 

I was, and still am! – Using the latest versions of AVG: Spybot Search-and-Destroy, with its Tea-timer add on: I’m also using a 3rd party Firewall from behind my Network Router, but still the viruses got installed.

Once they are in, the swines are almost impossible to remove, to such a degree that I’ve had to reinstall my OS; four times in 2010 alone and once in 2009. Touch wood! – This year: It’s only been on one other machine on the Network what was affected and that was because something rolled the system right back to IE 6: What the flip! goes on with these web sites? And Yes! It needed a re-install as well: 

I’m now using Firefox 5.0 as my default browser, but some web sites will only accept IE! (Sigh!)

Now every time you re-install Word 2003 you apparently use up an on line license – I’ve bought and paid for a license from Microsoft to use Word 2003, and basically can’t use it! 

So to hell with them, and that’s why I’m sticking with Word 2000.

BTW: You can get the program to speak your text out loud, with visual basic functions, and activate it: with key-board commands, all this for free. Read it in full before trying it:  [ the Article is here ]

  • But time moves on.
  • Windows 10 is a last usable, and I’m back on the PC Bandwagon.
  • And using Word 2003 as it’s as easy as installing 2000 was. (3 as’s in one sentence.) Must be a record.

Basically whatever you did in 2000, you can do just as easy in 2003: there is no difference in them.

Thanks for reading, Jessica: Praise be the ORI.

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