Which Version Of Microsoft Office Are You Using? [MakeUseOf Poll]

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Out of 586 readers who voted, the breakdown is as follows: 51% use standalone password managers, a full 15% remember all their passwords, 11% make their own list in a text editor, 9.5% use the same password for most things, 6.5% use their browser to save passwords, and 8% use a different method, not mentioned in the options.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

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This week’s poll question is: Which Version of Microsoft Office Are You Using?

This week, Microsoft announced Office 2013, which you can already download as a Consumer Preview version, and of course you can get a copy of our Office 2013 guide. A new version of Office doesn’t come out every day, and this new release has made us curious as to which version of office you currently use (if at all). Since Office is not a free suite, many of us are not in any hurry to upgrade, and there’s quite a fragmentation of versions among users. On top of that, we tend to get very used to our Office, and when Microsoft comes out with a big change, as happened with Office 2007, many were reluctant to make the change. Which version are you using right now?

Why do you you use your chosen version? Do you think it’s the best, or did you just not feel the need to change? Which version is the best, in your opinion? Tell us all in the comments!

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Comments (86)
  • Chris W

    I use MS Office 2000 because I find it more user friendly than later versions. Unfortunately it’s not supported by any windows later than Vista.

  • William J Stewart

    I use MS Office 2003, it is very easy to understand how to do something
    I have tried XP, 2007, and the latest version, I feel they are hard to use

  • automan 1

    I use 2007 once every six months if that often. Since I dual boot with a linux distro and run it 99% of the time if I need to I use OpenOffice and can do anything I need with it with no problems. Plus it’s free!!!!

  • Jeff

    I use Office 2003 because the small icon toolbars take up less vertical space than the Ribbon on wide-screen laptops, the File-Edit… menus and toolbar icons are a long-time familiar/productive interface, there are good keyboard short-cuts to enhance productivity, the start-up/execution performance is faster than Office 2007/2010 (i.e. less bloat), I have extensive VBA programs which are incompatible with Office 2007/2010’s “removal of VBA function / changes in the name of security instead of fixing them to be more secure”, Excel 2007/2010 VBA macros run much slower than Excel 2003 VBA macros, and I don’t want to learn a whole new interface that often includes additional mouse-clicks just because MS wanted to change the GUI for the sake of change to help drive/justify on-going upgrade/support/training revenue. I highly recommend that MS tries harder to not screw long-time loyal customers that have learned and are productive with the Office 2003/legacy interface/tools that MS themselves developed.

  • LaDonna Garner

    I have XP on my laptop but 2011 on my MAC. I’d love to move to an MS-less digital world due to the glitches but I do not see that happening soon. Someone needs to help a girl out and come up with a program that is as easy to use, doesn’t take up much storage space, and will be used by everyone I have to share files. I used Open Office for sometime but I had too many format losses when sharing doc files.

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