Need help getting free Microsoft PowerPoint on MacBook Pro

niffler

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Feb 3, 2019
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I just got a refurbished MacBook Pro (2011-13 I believe?) since my old one just died... I had all of the major Microsoft programs on them for school and now I cannot remember how I did it. If anyone could talk me through it or link me that would be amazing.
 

chabig

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Sep 6, 2002
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Go to the Mac App Store and install the apps for free. They work great as readers. You just can't save documents without a license. There has never been a free version of Office.
 

chscag

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Feb 17, 2008
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Perhaps your school has an agreement with Microsoft that allows you to download the Office suite either for free or at a discounted price? Many schools and universities have that. Or, if you need Powerpoint, you can always use the free Keynote provided by Apple. Keynote will open Powerpoint files.
 

willmtaylor

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Oct 31, 2009
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Here(-ish)
I just got a refurbished MacBook Pro (2011-13 I believe?) since my old one just died... I had all of the major Microsoft programs on them for school and now I cannot remember how I did it. If anyone could talk me through it or link me that would be amazing.
My university has a partnership with Microsoft and all students/faculty get Office365 while their campu email account is active. You could investigate that.
 

AnonMac50

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Mar 24, 2010
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Many universities have an Office 365 subscription, try logging in to the Office 365 with your university student email and password. If you can log in, you will find a link to download Office 365 from there which you can install on your computer.