Where can I re-download Office for Mac 2011?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by RossMacca, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. RossMacca macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2009
    I bought Office for Mac 2011 a couple of years ago for my old MacBook. About a year and a half ago I got a MacBook Air and so to get Office on it, I downloaded the trial, and activated it with the product key from my disk. All was well.

    Recently, my Office installation has been playing up (Math-type is impossible to remove) so I uninstalled it. Now, when I go to the MS website (which is, by the way, awful, so many broken links) I am told that if you have no optical drive, like me, to either download and activate the trial (as I did in the past) or enter your product key and they will provide you with the relevant download link. So I enter my key and get told I am not eligible for download. Fine - not sure why, but ok. So, as they said, I'll download the trial.

    Problem is, I can't for the life of me find the trial download? Can someone help me out here? I have a legit key, and it's proving so difficult to get the software on my Mac. Pirating would have been easier...
  2. James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

    Sep 13, 2002
    Bristol, UK
    Unfortunately it looks like Microsoft have removed the trial from their website. I had a link to the trial in one of my articles, but following the link now just takes you to the download store. I would try to contact Microsoft directly and explain the situation.
  3. colshine macrumors regular


    Mar 2, 2011
  4. hallux macrumors 68020


    Apr 25, 2012
  5. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030


    Jul 7, 2009
    Thanks for these links, I have a similar problem. My work purchased office a few years ago but have long since lost the Disc but we have the license key. We had made an ISO image of the disc but it is corrupted. :( Last week we purchased me a new MBP and when I was setting it up is when I found out the ISO was corrupted. We had been looking for the disc but this should help. :D

  6. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    The official download is here. You'll need your Product Key.
  7. esmartbizz macrumors newbie


    I have just downloaded it from this link
  8. Dbob5678 macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2015
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    I had a different, but similar problem.
    If you’re lucky enough to have a MS store nearby,
    visit them and speak to a manager only. After proving
    your claims, you might just get lucky, as I did.
    Use ‘get info’ after right clicking on some of the pertinent files.
    This will establish that you created them with their app.

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