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The latest Office software reviews at PC Advisor. Office software user reviews, ratings, buying advice and price comparison

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  • Mamut Office Standard

    Mamut may be a new name to us, but not to its 75,000 customers across Europe. The Norwegian company has recently set up in the UK to market its range of integrated…

    £269 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • AskSam 6.0

    If your idea of a freeform database is an enormous Word document listing names, phone numbers and email addresses, then it’s time to meet AskSam. We recently tested…

    £82 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • OpenOffice.org 2.0 Beta

    If you're thrifty and you use an office suite, it's hard not to like OpenOffice.org. Version 1.0 does most things Microsoft Office can do. And it's free. So what's to…

    Free

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • FileMaker Pro 8.0 Beta

    FileMaker Pro, the easiest fully fledged database program PC Advisor has seen, made a great leap forward with its last release, adding relational capabilities. So…

    £258 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Microsoft Office 12.0 Beta 1.0

    A completely new interface, a totally new file format – but will Office 12.0 have any new features? How about better charts and graphics, time management,…

    Free

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Microsoft Works Suite 2006

    The 2006 version of Microsoft's budget-friendly alternative to Office brings some hefty software into the mix. Reading the list of applications brought to mind a line…

    £70 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007

    PowerPoint 2007 benefits hugely from Office 2007's highly visual ribbon interface and new design tools.

    £160 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Microsoft Access 2007

    The most notable things about Access 2007 is that Microsoft has finally given it some long-overdue attention and beefed up its security tools while making the whole…

    £180 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Google Docs & Spreadsheets

    For those seeking an alternative to Office, OpenOffice is comprehensive. But Google offers a very different approach.

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Microsoft Excel 2007

    The ribbon is the most obvious innovation in Office 2007, but Excel has some major changes under the hood as well.

    £180 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • OpenOffice Writer

    The longest-standing free alternative to MS Office is OpenOffice 2.1, a product that has its roots in StarOffice.

    Free

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • OpenOffice Calc

    Calc is OpenOffice's spreadsheet application and, as with Writer, compares very well to its Microsoft Office equivalent.

    Free

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Microsoft Office 2007: the definitive review

    Windows Vista may be taking the headlines, but Office 2007 is an equally ambitious revamp by Microsoft. We've tested its features and compared the suite with free…

    £330 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Corel WordPerfect Lightning beta

    In the days of DOS, WordPerfect was the premiere word processor for PC users. That accolade has long since been taken by Microsoft Word.

    Free

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • OpenOffice 2.2

    OpenOffice 2.2 is the latest update of the open-source rival to Microsoft Office 2007. Our OpenOffice 2.2 review shows that there is plenty to recommend the free…

    Free

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Star Office 8.0

    In recent years, thousands of corporate desktops have begun to adopt either StarOffice or OpenOffice. Our review of Star Office 8.0, the latest version of Sun's…

    £35 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows Live Mail beta review

    Microsoft has released the first beta version of Windows Live Mail, a free download that will replace Outlook Express in Windows XP and Windows Mail in Windows Vista.…

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Ability Office Basics 4.0

    For those who need to work regularly with Microsoft Office files, Ability Office 4.0 Basics is an inexpensive option.

    £30 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Google Docs free online word processor

    As Google Docs demonstrates, the days are over when you could only write and do basic editing in a featureless text field (with tools for working with text that were…

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Zoho Notebook

    Take Microsoft's OneNote note-taking program, put it on the web, add lots of cool collaborative tools and make it free — and you'd have something resembling…

    Free

    Score - 9 out of 10

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