The meeting started off with a reading of the revised by-laws and a vote to pass them. So I did not get into as much actual demos of the office suites we talked about. But we did cover the similarities and differences of Microsoft, LibreOffice, AbiWord, Windows Live, and Google Docs.
There were lot's of good questions both in the open forum before the meeting and during the Office talk. The class notes contain links for many of the program we talked about.
When we think of Office, most of us think Microsoft. They have done a great job taking over the Office Suites by including their trial package on new computers from many of the hardware vendors. It is probably the best suite out there, but it is also a costly one. The least expensive is the Home and Student edition at $139. But it does not include all the programs in the suite, only Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Missing is the popular Publisher and Access programs and others. And you can only license it on ONE computer. If you have two computers in the household, you need to pay twice. You now rent their programs by signing up for Office 365.......
Click the Class Notes above to download the rest of the notes from tonight's talk.