Office for the Macbook

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  1. brightongem macrumors newbie

    brightongem

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    Hey Peeps!

    My trial for Office on my MacBook is nearly over and i am wanting to purchase it properly but im not too sure what one is best!
    I've looked on Apple store and there is the standard version with the full suite and the student and teacher version also with the full suite but with a £200 price difference!
    Does anyone know what the difference other then the price is???

    Please help me! :)
     
  2. lOUDsCREAMEr macrumors regular

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    The sole diff is jus the PRICE.
     
  3. brightongem thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so do you not have to prove that your a student to have it? cos surely anyone could just buy that version:confused:
     
  4. JGruber macrumors 6502

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    I bought my Office:Mac Student Edition in a Apple store and was never asked for any proof.

    You can do the same for the Online Store.
    All though I have heard stories of them calling and verifying.
     
  5. brightongem thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yer i've seen it in the apple store near me for £75 which is a bargin! but how are you suppose to prove your a student over the phone??? hehe they are silly! but thanks for the advise!
     
  6. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    My school has an agreement with Microsoft to sell the full version at $80 for two licenses. Pretty hardcore, eh?

    Daniel.
     
  7. brightongem thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cool! ;)
     
  8. Nermal Moderator

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    The other difference is the licence. The student version is allowed to be used on up to three computers. One user must be a student or teacher, and the other two users can be family members.
     
  9. crees! macrumors 68000

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    Yea, but who's counting :D
     
  10. scanlanlee macrumors member

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    It may be worth downloading Open Office until the UB version comes out next year.

    I use MS office a lot and it runs like a dog on my Macbook, but i need Excel (company written add-on):mad:

    Just my opinion
     
  11. lOUDsCREAMEr macrumors regular

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    hey, you may like to check out NeoOffice 2.0 Aqua beta 3 for intel
    http://www.neooffice.org/
     
  12. plinden macrumors 68040

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    One more difference is that you can't upgrade the Student edition - if a UB comes out, you'll have to buy it again.
     
  13. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    dang!!! they made it a pretty aqua app, not just OOo OSX that doesn't need X11. sweetness. man, once that becomes stable and they switch all the linux-ish icons to aqua-ish icons, i am switching to intel no matter what m$ is doing:)
     
  14. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    you have stock 512 ram i take it?

    office runs just fine for me with 2 gigs of ram...;)
     

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