Microsoft Word 2013 Will Support PDF Viewing & Editing

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hanzoodoodle

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NavarWynn

It kind of is about time. Open Office has been able to do this for years (as well as nearly everything else MS Office can do + more it couldn't), only without the incredibly annoying ribbon...

Oh, and OO (while not as pretty) is available for the low low price of zero. That's a hard price to beat.

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BryceBooth

I agree with you, I have used LibreOffice for some time now, it is good to see Microsoft implementing these sought after features to their latest edition for all those who depend upon it for their work-flow.

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knipfty

Have you ever actually used the PDF editor in LO? It's slow, clunky, and can cause problems. If MS has actually done this correctly, it will be well worth the upgrade price...

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BryceBooth

I have no issues with MS Office whatsoever, and would most certainly pay for it so long as it has the features that I require. LO is not perfect, but it does what I need for the time being.

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Scatter

Isn't the pdf format an Adobe product? Wouldn't Microsoft need to purchase the rights from Adobe to include this format in Word?

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livebriand

I think Adobe got it published as an open standard at some point, so no. See wikipedia on it.

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Baer

Actually something great from Microsoft. I am so tired of paying a fortune to update Acrobat (not reader) to modify and do extensive work on PDF files. This has a lot of promise and it is the first feature that I have heard of that would make me upgrade to Office 2013 or whatever it will be called.
As far as the comment about "finally something good from MS" I totally disagree, I have used every OS since the first Apple OS for my Apple 2+ and I think WIndows 7 is absolutly great.

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SPreston2001

Finally something good from Microsoft...

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BryceBooth

With all due respect, Microsoft has released a lot of great software not to mention the Xbox. Granted, they are not always perfect in the minds of everyone, but it is certainly a welcome addition to an otherwise solid product.

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