Does trial for Office for Mac exist?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Marie123456, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Marie123456 macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to see if there is a trial for Office for Mac. I actually plan on buying it in about 2 weeks when I get paid. If there is a trial in the meantime so I don't have to charge it that would be great. I searched Google but didn't see one so I figured I would ask the experts. :D

    Marie
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    A trial version comes on new Macs but I don't believe Microsoft offers a trial download.
     
  3. Marie123456 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just got a new MacBook Pro and I don't see it at all.
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

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    That's because they no longer include the trials of Office or iWork on the computer. Not sure why. The new MacBooks and MacBook Pros I know for sure do not include it, and I'm not 100% certain on the iMacs, but they likely won't for long if they still do.

    jW
     
  5. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    I bet it is because a trial version of Office 2008 will turn off potential buyers if they tried it first. Try Neo Office until you purchase Office 2008. I am not a big fan of Neo Office but it does the job and is compatible.
     
  6. Marie123456 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info.. I think I will just have to buy it. Since it is for work I'm a bit scared of trying the Neo Office. It's my first project at work so I don't want to mess it up. I actually called the Apple store last night to see if how much the student discount was for it and they said their wasn't any :( I am almost positive that when I bought the laptop the sales rep said there was?
     
  7. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    there is a trial for iwork still available to download but microsoft killed their trial with 2008 for some odd reason
     
  8. nadyne macrumors 6502a

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    There are three editions of Office 2008. For home use, the Home and Student Edition is probably the one that you want. Its street price is $150, but places like Amazon usually have it for a bit less.

    We're currently doing a back-to-school promotion that will save you a bit more on Office 2008 as well.

    Regards,
    Nadyne.
     

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