Resolved Share applications between Mac users (Microsoft HUP)

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by tejaykay, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. tejaykay macrumors 6502

    tejaykay

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    Dear All

    I am eligible for the MS Home Use Program via work. My wife and I share a MacBook Pro, and both of our user profiles are classed as administrators.

    If I install the MS Office for Mac 2016 suite for one of the users, will all users be able to share the applications? Is there a workaround for this if it is not possible. Microsoft make it sound like the applications are locked to one user, but I don't think that can be the case.

    Thanks in advance.
    Tim
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Yep, install it on one profile and it'll work on the other.

    Just be aware that it may not auto-pin to the dock on the other user account, so you'll have to navigate to the Applications folder and pin them that way.
     
  3. tejaykay thread starter macrumors 6502

    tejaykay

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    Great. Thanks for your help.
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 603

    Shirasaki

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    I don't know what is the case of this HUP, but as long as all software are activated under one user account used to purchase, then it will be fine. After that, you can use other accounts to login in, and access their own files without losing activation.

    Regards.
     

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