OFFICE UPGRADE OR STUDENT VERISON

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  1. robotrenegade macrumors 6502a

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    I have v.X now, should I get the upgrade (229.95) or go for the student (149.95). I'm able to get either version. Is there any difference to the student one that makes up for the price difference?
     
  2. stoid macrumors 601

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    Unless going the upgrade route is with the 'Professional' version or whatever comes with Virtual PC, then there should be no difference other than the Student version will say Academic and should not be used commercially.
     
  3. robotrenegade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well my .X version is a full version. So I don't know what the upgrade comes with.
     
  4. iBook macrumors regular

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    I think the Student version limits your upgrade options.

    For example if you buy Office 2004, Student edition, can you upgrade to Office 200x at the "upgrade" price or will you need to pay full sticker?

    Buying the student edition may cost less now but be more expensive over the long run. May not be a problem, though, if Office 2004 offers all the functionality you'll need even when Office 200x is released.
     
  5. 7racer macrumors regular

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    I just got off the phone with the apple store specifically about this issue.

    They say that they have a coupon that has a grid showing what qualifies for the upgrade.

    On the grid it has the student/teacher academic edition with a free upgrade.

    I stated to the sales person that in the past it has been VERY difficult to upgrade the educational versions and she assured me that this wasn't the case.

    I will be getting office x in the mail here with the coupon in the next day. Will post back then.
     
  6. robotrenegade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I got .vX over a year ago, I don't think I can get a free upgrade.
     
  7. 7racer macrumors regular

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    I'm sorry, I meant the free upgrade is for those purchasing Office X between now and June...
     
  8. robotrenegade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So anyone have the awesome to if I get more out of the upgrade or a new student version?
     
  9. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    The student should be eactly the same programs as the full office version. One thing you could do (I don't know how this works with license...sure someone else will know) but you could buy the full student version and sell your previous office version on ebay or here?

    Just an idea.

    Johnny
     
  10. KershMan macrumors 6502

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    If you can buy the student version (I.E., you are qualified student) then you should do. It is a full version of Office Standard (no VPC). The big bang is not only is it cheaper but the student licence allows you to install on up to three machines that you own. So, you could install on an iBook you carry to school and then get home and work from a desktop, all legit.
     

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