Question about microsoft office product key usage

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MorganaLeFay, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. MorganaLeFay macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2008

    I am interested in buying one microsoft office software (preferably 2004) but I do not wish to spend over 120 euros especially for an older version.

    (I have tried Openoffice, Neooffice which I found hard to use and iwork '08 which looks very nice and works fine but lacks some features of microsoft office.)

    I found some used items on ebay but I am not familiar with the usage of the product keys.

    So my question is this: if someone has used a product key and then removed the software, would this mean that I can no longer used it on my mac?

    Thanks in Advance
  2. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    Not sure why you find NeoOffice harder to use - it's very similar (albeit not as pretty). However, be that as it may, you're in luck as Office 2004 does not make use of product activation, so a legit copy/serial number should install without problems.
  3. MorganaLeFay thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2008
    Thanks for the immediate response,

    I am used in working with microsoft office for about 10 years now and even though I had no problems switching to mac, I encounter several other problems when starting using office suites other than microsoft (iwork was the easiest one, but I had problems with table of contents).

    So, I am going back to microsoft solution, I think is the better one but overpriced, that it is way I am looking for a used cd.

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