College Students - anyway I can download office

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  1. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

    Southernboyj

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    So I am about to start college, I went by my College's bookstore and they have Office 2011 University edition. My question is, they said it is on a Disc and I use the rMBP so I don't have a disk drive. Is there anyway I can download it instead?
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Google brought this up:
    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/office-university

    I'll eat my hat if they don't have it as a digital download.
     
  3. Birdmagnus macrumors member

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    Yes, you can go to Microsoft website and download the trial version here http://www.microsoft.com/mac/trial

    Once you have it download, you can just use your activation key from the CD to change it from being a trial version. I did the same thing on my rMBP.
     
  4. Southernboyj thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok. Is it true that I can only use it on 1 computer? I have an iMac also.
     
  5. Birdmagnus macrumors member

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    "Microsoft Office for Mac University 2011 is licensed for one eligible user on one primary and one portable Mac."

    This is a quote directly from the Office 2011 CD box. So I think it would also work on your iMac, but I can't be 100% sure since I don't own one.
     
  6. EatMyApple macrumors 6502

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    Have you checked to see if you get Office for free through your University before you purchase it from the bookstore?
     
  7. Southernboyj thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I haven't. I didn't see why they'd give it away if they sell it.

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    Eh, if the rare case occurs where I need to burn something, I could always just transfer to file to my iMac and burn it that way. :p
     
  8. Engali macrumors member

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    You should try. I know my grad school both offers MS Office Pro for free and sells it and other versions of office. I think it's because not everyone within the university qualifies, but I did as a student.

    Ask your university's IT department.
     
  9. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    So get a $79 Apple Superdrive for your rMBP. You can likely get one with cheaper with an ed discount.

    I got one to share between my machine and my wife's machine. You need the drive to read application CD/DVDs and also if you want to import a music CD or rip a CD/DVD to give to someone else.
     
  10. stevelam macrumors 65816

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    MS and schools all over have partnerships to provide free software. definitely check into it. when i was in school i got tons of free versions of windows 7 keys, MS office, visio, etc etc.
     
  11. Engali macrumors member

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    Yah, if they do provide free software the you can circumvent this whole DL vs disc issue. When I brought my rMBP in they put S Ffice Pro on from a USB drive. Done deal.
     
  12. stuaz macrumors 6502

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    He wasn't referring to you needing it for burning, but you could use an external dvd drive to read the disks. Although as you have an iMac you could use that...

    I have one for my rMBP and it comes in use sometimes - like when I want to play older games where I have a cd copy of it.
     
  13. medulla macrumors regular

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    The Office University is $99 for download only and if you want a backup disk its $15 more if I'm not mistaken. Its only for 1 user with 1 registration code, if you want one for more users you'd have to get the Home & Student which is $150 for 3 users.
     
  14. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    If you have an imac, you can always rip the disc and transfer the image to your rMBP. Assuming you can't get a digital download in the first place.
     
  15. EatMyApple macrumors 6502

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    To make money.

    I had access to all sorts of free software while I was a student. In the agreement to prior to downloading, you agree to uninstall all software when you are no longer a student.
     
  16. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    You'd be surprised, at my university I can get a plethora of microsoft completely free of charge, with no agreement to uninstall it when I'm no longer a student.

    My copy of windows 7 enterprise edition 64-bit was completely free and legal. I also have access to such things as Visual Studio's complete suite. Office is not free but has quite the rebate IIRC.
     
  17. defektion macrumors regular

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    I bought my copy of Office 2011 for Mac for $11.00

    http://www.microsofthup.com/

    You just need to find someone with a valid email to purchase from there but it's only 1 copy for that email.
     
  18. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Use the optical drive in your IMac remotely.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5287
     

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