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Masterspec and AIA Contract Documents Software for Office 2013

  • 1.  Masterspec and AIA Contract Documents Software for Office 2013

    Posted 05-02-2013 10:41
    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussion Forums: Construction Contract Administration and Practice Management Member Conversations .
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    Keeping up with the times?  I would think that when I pay for subscription services annualy of $918.00 for Masterspec and $699.00 for AIA Contract Documents, as do many others, that these two groups would be ready for the new versions of Microsoft Office and the associated software with which they coexist. 

    I had to purchase a new computer in January of this year.  The computer came with Office 2013 and Windows 7.  I then discovered that neither Masterspec nor AIA Contract Documents software work with Office 2013.  I immediately contacted both entities' technical support.  Both told me they expected updates in May.  I discovered today after visiting their website and contacting technical support that Masterspec cannot provide me with a timeline for updating for compatibility to the Office (Word) 2013 word processing software.  AIA Contract Documents website states that they will be compatible in June.

    It is frustrating paying for software that you cannot use or need to carry around a new laptop and old barely functioning laptop in order to be able to use the software.  Has anyone else exeprienced these frustrations?

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    Brian McNew AIA
    McNew Architecture, APAC
    Shreveport LA
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