microsoft office ????

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  1. bodisaffa macrumors newbie

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    i kind of need some features that i used to have on my pc before i saw the light and bought a mac, mainly microsoft excel having seen the huge price tag of microsoft office 2004 for mac i was wondering as there are a few sellers on ebay selling microsoft office for prices rangeing between 20 and 50 pounds more than affordable and way cheaper than the RRP can anybody advise me as to weather i should buy from one of these sellers or not ??? can anybody recommened or not recommened?? im running tiger i take it M/S office is compatible?? thanks in advance
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    What do you think?

    Do you really think MS Office 2004 for £20 is a legitimate price?
    Think you're going to get a legal product or even a usable one?

    If you're still a student, get a legit educational version instead.
     
  3. ijimk macrumors 6502a

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    Yes tiger is compatible with microsoft office. I would try and get someone with a student id and get that educational disscount and get from your local apple store.
     
  4. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

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    If you want to buy it, use your student discount, or you might be able to get a copy on ebay for a little bit cheaper.
     
  5. James Philp macrumors 65816

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    student discount baby!
    Tiger and office work quite well, spotlight certainly indexes the content of all the office documents - woo!
     
  6. blitzkrieg79 macrumors 6502

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  7. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

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    Theres also a few other office programs for free on versiontracker.com

    P.S. WOOO 1000 posts baby!
     
  8. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    When (i mean IF but I'm optimistic!) I get a Mac, I'm downloading Oo_Org 2.0 right away... I have Office 2003 right now and its amazing but I got that from a friends new PC and I have Office 2000 Premium for all programs that lacks and my dad got that for like $300 and its 100% worth it...

    Right now download Oo_Org and save up for Office 2004... like put $25/mo. away for office and like 5 or 6 months later, Office 2004 in a shiny box will be on your desk with the CD in the Mac installing...

    Oo_Org is definately no substitute for Office 2004... Office is the greatest product Microsoft ever made - and I like it better on a mac than its naitive OS.
     
  9. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    I'm still running Office v.X. It purrs on Tiger, and is most likely cheaper on eBay than Office 2004.
     
  10. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    I got lucky...

    My university sold me a brand new copy of the standard version of Office 2004 for Mac for $75... quite a deal... schools get the best deals, so try to find a school and pretend you go to it if you're not enrolled...

    Daniel
     
  11. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    I've got a copy on the way for Office 2k4 through work... It cost me $20.00. Seriously.
     
  12. Piarco macrumors 68030

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    £17.31 through work - glad to know the NHS is good for somethings! ;)
     
  13. caveman_uk Guest

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    A lot of the software for sale on ebay is pirated. Basically if the auction says 'CD and serial number only' and it's going for twenty quid then it's most likely not legitimate. You can get a genuine copy of the v.X version of office for a reasonable price though.

    It's your choice as to whether you want to buy pirated software. It's against the law and ebay retains details of all trades but the software will most likely work. Wanna risk it?
     

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