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Old Jun 15, 2013, 12:17 PM   #1
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Buying a used Word 2011 question!

The seller has a Word for Macs 2011 for 1 user,is it okay for my to install on my machine ?

Does it require to be activated like Adobe products ? Or just needs to type the serial number and that's it ?

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Old Jun 15, 2013, 02:46 PM   #2
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Old Jun 15, 2013, 03:01 PM   #3
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read this and the links: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2435801

seller would need to de-activate his copy and remove all copies from his computers for it to be legal...
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Old Jun 15, 2013, 03:12 PM   #4
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So if he still has "activated" I won't be able to install ?

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So if he still has "activated" I won't be able to install ?

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You'll be able to install it, just not activate it (thus after 30 days or so it'll lock you out of the app until you do activate it).
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Did a further research and HERE says you cant deactivate it.

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The seller has a Word for Macs 2011 for 1 user,is it okay for my to install on my machine ?

Does it require to be activated like Adobe products ? Or just needs to type the serial number and that's it ?

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Do you really need Word for Mac? If you want something that is compatible with .doc and other Windows formats, why not use either LibreOffice or OpenOffice? They're both free.
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