Difference Between Home/Student and Home/Student/Family What is the difference between Microsoft Office for MAC Home/Student at $99.99 and Office for MAC Home/Student/Family at $124.22? I'm looking at the descriptions and can't see what makes the second version more expensive.
asked by Janice Lucas on January 29, 2011
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I believe the designation of family means that product has 3 users/3 licenses to load the software, while the other on only has 1user/1 license.
Carl Greenberg answered on January 29, 2011

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2008 and 2011 run in Lion. 2004 does not.
James Gordon answered on March 13, 2012

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Yes, but Office 2011 requires an Intel based Mac. If your Mac is PPC based, you can only go up to 2008.
James Gordon answered on May 29, 2011

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I am thinking of upgrading my Home/Student 2008 to the 2011 version. Are the stability bugs worked out yet? Is the installation issue easier now?
Thanks for the feedback.
Karen D. Russell answered on June 18, 2011

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does this mean since I only have on use that if I change computers I will have to buy another one? wouldn't everyone just get family then?
Courtney C. Miller answered on July 6, 2011

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I have Lion and am thinking of upgrading to office 2011 from 2008. I am a grad student and primarily use Word for papers. Will 2011 help me in any way? Am I better off sticking with 2008?
Monnie L. Anderson answered on August 18, 2011

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monnie, i am a writer and upgraded to 2011 for student and home, i find the formatting much easier, especially pagination/headers/footers. it's not so intuitive when it comes to navigation but when you manage to figure out the instructions, all works fine. i needed to find visible hard returns and while it wasn't easy, because the directions don't seem to have been written with the user in mind, the i finally succeeded and all is well.
roxannarue answered on August 18, 2011

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Currently using Office v2004 for Mac. Can I skip v2008 and upgrade to v2011?
Paul S. answered on February 22, 2011
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