Cheap way to get MS Office on multiple laptops without an annual subscription?

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  1. matasar macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately find that I need to get MS Office on two laptops. I've been trying the web-based free apps, but they're just too limited. I really would hate to have to pay an annual fee indefinitely, but can't find an easy work-around to get Office on two separate mac laptops without buying it twice. Any advice?
     
  2. sracer macrumors 603

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    Those are your only choices.

    If you shop around, you can get a year subscription to Office 365 for $65.
     
  3. chscag macrumors 68000

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    If you don't need the latest (Office 2016) you may be able to find a 3 X install version of Office 2011 Home and Student version for sale either on eBay or from an on line re-seller. I have the 3 X install version of Office 2011 which originally sold for $149.95 from Amazon. Just be careful when buying from eBay...
     
  4. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Investigate both Office 365 Home, which is a 5-PC/Mac install option with UL iOS devices on the same account, and Business Premium. I bought my 1-year licenses (they're stackable) from Best Buy, which matched Amazon's price of $70 per year. I also use Business Premium for myself - all of the Business plans can be purchased month-to-month or annually; Premium includes the same Office suite deal as Home - 5 PC/Mac installs with UL iOS installs. QED.

    Neither are "cheap" but that's the way it goes...
     
  5. SpinalTap macrumors regular

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  6. maflynn Moderator

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    Office365 is your best bet imo.

    MS is not going to offer many options for non-subscription uses for Office, they want people on the subscription and so anything beyond that is counter to their plans.
     

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