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Having suffered the vagaries of Libre Office for several weeks, I decided to investigate reacquiring MS Office. I found a DVD with MS Office Pro 2016 on eBay at a, for me, more reasonable price. This is the version of Office that I lost when my old computer crashed.

Because it is an older version my guess is that it will need updating. Your suggestions and advice for a strategy to apply updates are what I seek here.

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You can still use Office 2016. You'll receive security updates until October 2025.
There is no free update path to newer versions.
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Thanks, Hans.

Will I be able to apply updates in sequence using functionality native to the applications? IOW, what do I do after I install MSO to ensure that I get it completely updated before using it.

Again, as ever, thank you for being Hans!!!! :cheers: :chocciebar: :cheers:
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Select File > Account in any of the Office applications (Word, Excel, ...), it doesn't matter which one.
On the right hand side, click Update Options > Update Now.
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It is my understanding that the click-to-run updates are cumulative. The click-to-run maintenance process determines which files are different and downloads what it needs to ensure the installation is completely up-to-date.
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Thanks,Joe. That's reassuring.
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