Office 2010 or office 2013?

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  1. umbrokhan786

    umbrokhan786 MDL Junior Member

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    which office is better for MS tool kit to activate permanently?
    office 2010 or 2013? which works better?

    i can't really see no performance difference between 32bit and 64bit.
    so should i just download 32bit?
     
  2. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Either one or the other, don't matter. As long as they are VL.

    Yep, I know this. 32-bit is just fine for both OS architectures.
     
  3. umbrokhan786

    umbrokhan786 MDL Junior Member

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    i can see office 2010 pro Plus.got alot more Seeders 4061
    and office 2013 got very less Seeders 671

    am just thinking why more people are downloading office 2010?
     
  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Preferences :D. Office 2010 is still the old layout where Office 2013 introduced the ribbon layout and some other changes.
     
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  5. eemuler

    eemuler MDL Member

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    Exactly. A huge part of the Office user's productivity comes from the familiarity of the exact locations of the features and settings. Changing the UI was not a good idea. If you have to root around in the UI trying to find a particular setting, your overall productivity goes down the tubes.

    64 bit might have some advantages for a power user - large databases in Access, extensive number crunching in Excel, etc. Regular users will not see any difference.
     
  6. PGHammer

    PGHammer MDL Senior Member

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    I would go x64 except where a needed plug-in or add-in is NOT available in that bitness - and with the most recent version for the same reason.
     
  7. PGHammer

    PGHammer MDL Senior Member

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    I thought the same - except for two particular uses - PDF conversions (Word) and 2+ large non-Exchange mailboxes (Outlook). I hardly use Excel, and I don't use Access at all (most of what I normally WOULD use Access for I now use, of all things, SQL Server for - mostly due to both SQL Server Express and better tools for working with SQL Server-based databases, even in smaller sizes). PDF conversion is intensive (and CPU intensive at that) when you are talking multipage documents; large mailboxes are also handled better by x64 mail applications; however, neither is something a typical user would do a lot of. I'm not a typical power user - however, I know that, as typical power users don't have Word and Outlook as their most-used Office applications. It's still horses for courses.