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jw3571
Dec 9, 2010, 12:25 AM
Hi, I purchased MS OFfice 2008 a few months ago. I was able to get the free download of MS Office 2011 once it was released. My question is, if I purchase MBA will I be able to download 2011 or will I have to use a disk to install 2008 which obviously i can't do on the mba. I bought a 3 user pack just to be clear.



zstar
Dec 9, 2010, 01:17 AM
What? Since you were "able to get the free download of MS Office 2011 once it was released" then you should be able to download the software immediately to your mac and run it from there.

I don't understand or see any problem here. :confused:

For myself, I purchased a digital copy of Microsoft Office 2011 Business on eBay and got the digitalriver direct download link immediately. The file should be named "X16-92852-EN.dmg", hell I could even upload it for you if you had a legit 2011 key.(the file still requires legit key to install) Simply opening the package should install just as any other mac app.

deedas
Dec 9, 2010, 01:59 AM
I have no answer for wether you need to install 2008 first or not. But you can use any other PC as a remote drive to install anything on a cd/dvd. Feature is called Remote Disc I think.

Beanoir
Dec 9, 2010, 05:17 AM
I did this on the day I bought my MBA. Previously had 2008 on my Mini, and upgraded with the 2011 download. I then installed it on my MBA from just the download, you don't need to have 2008 on there first, the download will be the full 2011 standalone software.

I have saved a copy of the .dmg file to a memory stick too just in case I ever need to re-install the software as the download will only be available for a month from the website.

KPOM
Dec 9, 2010, 05:30 AM
I can also confirm that you do not need to install Office 2008 first. All you need to do is download Office 2011 and activate it when you open it up for the first time.