Office 2011 License Question

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  1. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    If I get a copy of the 1 Mac edition of Office 11 S&T can two user accounts on the same Mac have access to the software?
     
  2. ashman70 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. The license is per machine, so as long as its installed on the one machine, as many users of that machine can use it.
     
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    Sure, its licensed on the machine, not per user.
     
  4. ugahairydawgs thread starter macrumors 68020

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  5. Mal macrumors 603

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    Interestingly enough, the packaging does indicate 1 Mac, 1 User, right on top. I'd post a picture if I had one handy, I've installed a bunch of copies recently. However, there's of course no technical limitation to enforce that, nor would I find the OP's intent to be invalid. Microsoft seems to think that it's valid for them to claim that only 1 person can use it, however, it seems.

    jW
     
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    I just read through the license agreement and while I could have missed it, there does not seem any limitation being set on number of users - just the number of devices it can be used on.
     
  7. Mal macrumors 603

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    I haven't read the license agreement, and I'm not disputing that. It's simply a small sticker on the front of the box. I find it quite amusing actually.

    jW
     
  8. ugahairydawgs thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Got the box sitting on my desk here with me and it does say 1 User | 1 Mac, which was the basis for my question. Wanted to make sure it wouldn't turn back into a pumpkin if we tried to open Word in the alternate user account.

    I have no problem thumbing my nose at the 1 user policy that MS has put in here as long as there are no technical limitations that come into play after activation.
     
  9. Mal macrumors 603

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    Go for it. They won't know, and it'll work great.

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    I'm not disagreeing with you, but it does seem ludicrous to limit the usage that much, but then we are talking about Microsoft :p
     

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