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Product key for OpenOffice.org?

Postby judyzz » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:18 pm

I recently downloaded Open Office on my new laptop. Now, it is asking for a ''product key." I was told that I had 15 (now, 13) more times to use it.

This doesn't sound right for free software. Does anyone know what is going on?
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Re: product key for open office?

Postby FJCC » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:25 pm

That sounds like you have been hit by a scam. You should download from www.OpenOffice.org. There will be no product key or limited use. If you paid money for your previous download, you might want to try to stop payment.
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Re: product key for open office?

Postby Zizi64 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:39 pm

I recently downloaded Open Office on my new laptop.


Which URL you downloaded that software??
The exact name of the freeware, opensource office suite is "OpenOffice", not "Open Office"
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Re: Product key for OpenOffice.org?

Postby Bill » Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:58 pm

Zizi64 wrote:
I recently downloaded Open Office on my new laptop.


Which URL you downloaded that software??
The exact name of the freeware, opensource office suite is "OpenOffice", not "Open Office"


As far as I know, the name is still "OpenOffice.org", not "OpenOffice" or "Open Office".

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Re: Product key for OpenOffice.org?

Postby TheGurkha » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:38 pm

Out of interest what does it say when you go to Help, About on the program that is asking for the product key?
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