Office for Mac Academic questions

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  1. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Looks like I'm eligible for Office for Mac Academic but I'm curious as to the difference between this and the Office for Mac 2011 Home & Student -Family Pack.

    The academic includes outlook but I know that I can install home & student family pack on 3 computers.

    I cannot [easily] find any licensing restrictions for the academic flavor (one computer or multiple?). The price difference is 30 bucks - 99 for academic and 121 for home & student.

    Any recommendations and advise will be welcome.
     
  2. maflynn thread starter Moderator

    maflynn

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    I asked the google and it appears that the academic flavor is tied to a single computer. Outside of outlook, it appears that the family pack is a better fit.
     
  3. 100Teraflops macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, have you checked your campus estore? I paid $64 for Mac Office on campus. I am pretty sure it is the Academic version, as it has Outlook. It is the single user version though. Also, $121 for the three licenses version of Home & Student is a pretty good deal. Furthermore, if you want to install the software on three machines: your price for the three user version of Home & Student is the best bet. :)
     
  4. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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    The academic version has one gotcha. If your drive dies or you get a new computer you can't install again.
     
  5. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    Why is that if you have the DVD?

    My Uni sold the Academic 2011 for about $13 and said that I could put it on two computers.
     
  6. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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    Each university can offer different versions. I just know the academic version provided by MSFT allows for activation on one computer/drive only.
     

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