Their installation requirements are a hindrance to use
November 07, 2019

Their installation requirements are a hindrance to use

George Bynum | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Office 2016

I only use Word and Excel. Word is used for document creation. Some of that, in particular, requires a working tables function which does not work in open office which I now otherwise prefer. Excel is used for many functions, timesheet creation, records or jobs, expense records, random math needs. It is reliable. I used Office 2000 for many years, and I prefer it. It was much easier to use than Office 2016. A Windows 10 update broke it so I had to find this. I despise Microsoft requiring a Microsoft account to install it; I bought 2 copies, intending to use both, but one machine on which I wanted to use it has no internet connection and never will. Microsoft's software as a service does not fit my needs as a mostly retired, 70-year-old technical support specialist.


  • The Word tables function allows proper pasting of data pasted from Windaq. Otherwise, it is much harder to use than earlier versions.
  • Otherwise, I think it does nothing particularly well and except for that need, wouldn't use it.


  • Be available for sale.
  • Be installable without a Microsoft account.
  • Be installable from a local storage device without an internet connection.
  • None - I wasted money for nothing except Windows 10 compatibility.
Microsoft offers no support for anything of theirs that I own.

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Tables work in Word. Everything else does too, although with much more effort than with earlier versions. It required an internet connection which makes it useless for 2 of my systems. Excel is Excel. I've used spreadsheets since VisiCalc and SuperCalc. Excel has more features, sophisticated math and plotting, which are useful. 2016 made it harder to use.


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