Installing Office on new iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jonathanm1222, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Aug 13, 2012
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    I currently have Office on my MacBook. I just purchased a new iMac but I have not bought the SuperDrive (yet). Is there a way to install the Office suite on the iMac from the MacBook without the SuperDrive?
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #2
    You can buy and download Office for Mac directly from the MS site.

    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products

    Users of Macs without optical drives can either buy an Apple USB SuperDrive (or other optical drive) or use DVD or CD sharing: Using Remote Disc when they need access to an optical drive. There are some limitations on using Remote Disc (read the link for details).

    If you have a Mac model that does have an optical drive, you can still enable this feature by entering the following commands in Terminal, then relaunch Finder:
    defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser EnableODiskBrowsing -bool true
    defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser ODSSupported -bool true​
     
  3. macrumors P6

    Weaselboy

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    Jan 23, 2005
    #3
    Yes, just use Migration Assistant to move apps only over. You may have to reenter your serial number, but the app at least will be there without having to reinstall.
     

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