MS Office (shared folder) install question?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SJK123, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. SJK123 macrumors member

    May 4, 2006
    I have a couple of questions I am hoping some of you can help me with. First I just picked up MS office for my kids/students. It allows for three installs. My iMac is set up with an administrator account and one for each of the 4 member of our household. Will I have to install it for each user? Any install recommendations would be appreciated. This leads me to my next question. Can I set up a folder in OS X that can be shared by all the users WITHOUT each user having to be logged on? I would like to put our Office docs in this folder as well as some photos. (Is this the one thing Windoze does better?)
  2. Joepy macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2002
    If you install Office inside the Applications Folder then anyone who is using this computer can access the apps. There's no need to install it for each user.

    If you like to share documents across multiple accounts, simply create a folder outside your home folder (e.g. in the root directory (Macintosh HD) and tell anybody to put their documents there.

    Hope I could help.
  3. SJK123 thread starter macrumors member

    May 4, 2006
    Thanks Joepy. I there a way to put my iPhoto pictures there as well?

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