What model notebook do you have? Some notebooks come with a trial version of i.e.Microsoft programs such as Word or Excel however at one point the customer does need to buy programs. See if you have a trial version program on your unit and use it or if it has expired purchase the software programs you need
Please join me in congratulating IronFly who is the first Acer Community Member to achieve the rank of ACE Pathfinder. IronFly has shown a consistent willingness to help others and has worked hard to earn this new Rank. Congrats and Thank You IronFly.