MS-Office loses product key

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Nuke61, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Nuke61 macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2013
    Columbia, SC
    I don't know why it happens, but this is now the 3rd time that MS-Office has lost the product key information and has asked me to enter it. The other two times it wasn't a big deal, because I had the box sitting on a nearby bookshelf. However, I moved cross country a week ago so that's sitting in storage.

    So I have two questions:
    1) Has this happened to you, or have you heard about it happening? If so, is there a solution?

    2) What is the consensus best alternative to MS-Office on the Mac? I just need it to create and view Word, Excel and PowerPoint files. Minimal macro support is also needed, but nothing elaborate.

    Please quote any replies so I get notifications of responses, thanks!
  2. glenthompson macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2011
    1- The only time it happened to me was when I migrated from my old MBP to my current one. Don't think it asked for it when I cloned my hard drive to a SSD earlier this year.

    2- You could try LibreOffice. Not sure about macro support.

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