how to get mac office

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dchen720, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. dchen720 macrumors member

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    my new mbp, didn't come with mac office or boot camp.
    how can i get mac office ? 200 bucks is too expensive.


    where can i get it for cheap?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    MS Office for Mac is not legally available for free. If you don't want to buy it, you can look for free alternative programs, such as NeoOffice.
     
  3. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Not only is NeoOffice free it is a better product than MS Office 2008 for Mac and 2007 for Windows.
     
  4. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    Mac's don't come with Office 2008 for free some include a trial and some include a trial of iWork '08 and that is all.

    Are you sure you didn't get Boot Camp did you spotlight it?
     
  5. iShater macrumors 604

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    NO computers come with Office free, even Dell, you have to select to get that Productivity Package, which will always cost you $$. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Boot Camp is just a partitioning tool. You need to supply your own copy of Windows in order to install it.
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    keep thinking that lol
     
  8. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    A new Macbook Pro will indeed come with boot camp. Just not the Windows operating system or what have you.
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Return it and ask for a new one.
     
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    Now that would be funny. I sure that has been tried.
     
  11. iShater macrumors 604

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    Don't encourage her. :p
     
  12. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    Its really not lol
     
  13. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    I returned my Powerbook because it didn't come with FCP installed for free, and they promptly fixed it.


    So there.
     
  14. oclor macrumors regular

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    I got Office 08 for $7. That's cause I'm in college and they have huge discounts. If you know a college kid, get him/her to get it for you from their book store.
     
  15. dchen720 thread starter macrumors member

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    new macbook pro doesn't come with boot camp...
     
  16. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, it does. Boot Camp is part of Leopard, which ships with every Mac.
     
  17. MacHipster macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it does. You have two options regarding Office: pay for it like everyone else, or don't get it. Learn how to use your new computer and stop asking for handouts.
     
  18. cambridge1807 macrumors member

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    I bought Office 08 for my buddy for $70+tax. I think it was the student/teacher edition that came with just a CD and 1 CD Key. No box or instructions either.
     
  19. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    People have told you this numerous times, that it does, use spotlight a search for it. jeeees man
     
  20. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

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    Probably doesnt know what spotlight is. Funny how the OP managed to afford the pretty good MBP but cant find a few more notes for the software...
     
  21. dchen720 thread starter macrumors member

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    alright my bad.
    i looked it up.

    anyways,, i read it from somewhere that leopard doesn't come with bootcamp anymore, it was ********.

    i don't want window--->office,,, ... i want "mac" office.
     
  22. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Subsequently your MBP does not come with Office for Windows or Office for Mac. Your MBP does come with bootcamp but there is no proven correlation between Office for Windows or Office for Mac and Bootcamp. If by getting bootcamp you are to also receive office free then I hereby publicly state that I will buy you a new MBP WITH office 08 installed.

    kthxbye.
     
  23. mynameisshawn macrumors member

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    All versions of Office is Windows, even the Mac ones ;)

    And if you want Office, you have to pay for it.
     
  24. MacHipster macrumors 6502

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    Then how about you pay for it like everyone else? You know how you traded this item called money to get your MBP? Guess what? It's the same way you get MS Office.

    Huh? That's a nonsensical statement. You do realize that MS Office was available on Macs before it was on Windows, don't you? Hell, MS Word and MS Excel were on the Mac before Windows even existed.
     
  25. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    huh?

    Riiiight.
     

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