For anyone looking for a free alternative to Microsoft Office, check out OpenOffice.org. It's completely free since it's open-source software and gives Microsoft Office a run for it's money in my opinion. It will also read Microsoft formats such as .doc, .xls, etc., but has it's own open file extensions as well. And by far my favorite feature... the ability to convert documents to PDF for free instead of buying some really expensive Adobe products. Here's the link to the site - http://www.openoffice.org/ The latest version out at the moment is 2.0.1.