If you don't already know, I've had my computer reformatted and lost some files, along with my office software program. I was told about OpenOffice.org, an open source alternative to Microsoft Office and other solutions that provides cross platform uniformity and essential tools for the average user. (means it should play well with others and is easy to use.) So I downloaded it until I can find my receipt and key for MS office 2007, which I paid for, and I'm interested to give it a try. I use my office software A LOT for stationery, letters, articles, papers; and I like the spreadsheets, as I've gotten very good at them, for use in keeping track of expenses. I'll let you know how it goes.