Sorry, mercury. We've got a couple different things going on here at once, I fear.... I'll try to break down your options, as I see them:
1. Find some way to get Excel 97, 2000 or 2002 (obviously, this is the prefered choice).
2. If you want to try using just Word---
The only thing you can do with Word is to use the Rich Text Format file I posted in the other thread. If you couldn't work with that zipped file (compressed file), then here's the file in ".rtf" format:http://home.earthlink.net/~sushinut/5tickets.rtf
This will open up in Word. It doesn't have any
of the functions available in the Excel Ticket Maker, but you can at least work with something that looks
like the tickets that the Ticket Maker produces. In order to add images, you'll have to find suitable images that you can copy and paste into the ticket. The design used in this RTF file isn't exactly the same one in the Ticket Maker, but you can modify it to suit your needs (e.g., the space on the left of the ticket would need to be expanded to fit a poster graphic in there).
I like the pretty pictures at:www.allposters.comwww.amazon.comwww.movieposter.com
(but I wouldn't want to suggest that people actually use these copyrighted images).
Copy (right-click on image, Copy).... then place your cursor where you want it to go... and Paste (right-click, Paste).
2. If you want to try OpenOffice--
I really can't help with OpenOffice Calc. I downloaded it, tested it, and found that the macros in the TicketMaker simply won't work. The Ticket Maker was designed to use a BUNCH of user-friendly buttons to help navigate through the spreadsheets. OpenOffice's Calc program just doesn't support the Excel macros. I couldn't tell you where to go from there.... you'd have to play around with it and see what you could do on your own.
Hope this clears things up a bit more...