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Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013  (1PC/1User) [Download]

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  • Product download occurs on Office.com. Details about the download process are listed below.
  • The latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook
  • One time purchase for the life of your PC; limited to one "licensed computer" at a time and transfer eligibility restrictions apply.
  • NOTE: Does not include Publisher or Access.
  • NOTE: Windows XP and Vista NOT supported. This product requires Windows 7 or newer operating systems.
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Introducing Microsoft Office 365 Personal Download or Key Card 1 year subscription for 1 PC/Mac and 1 iPad/Windows tablet. Also consider Office 365 Home for families or Office 365 University for qualifying students. Learn more about Office.


Update: Microsoft updated the Office 2013 license. You may now transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you, but not more than one time every 90 days (except due to hardware failure, in which case you may transfer sooner). If you transfer the software to another computer, that other computer becomes the "licensed computer." The Office 365 Home Premium Subscription product works on up to 5 PCs, Macs, and select mobile devices without license transferability limitations. Office 365 University works on up to 2 PCs, Macs, and select mobile devices.


Please note: This item requires a download directly from Microsoft. See steps involved below:

1. Once you have completed your software download purchase at Amazon.com, you must click the "Continue to Office.com" button to get your software. The "Continue to Office.com" button can be found in your confirmation email, Your Games and Software Library, and on the Thank You page once you've completed your purchase.

2. You will be directed to a custom Microsoft Office site to register or sign-in with a Microsoft account.

3. Select your preferred country and language.

4. From your "My Account" page with Microsoft, select the item that you want to install.

5. Click the "Install" button to begin your download.




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  • ASIN: B00B1TGMIS
  • Release Date: January 28, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (441 customer reviews)
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Office Home & Business 2013

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote plus Outlook on one PC.

Office Home & Business 2013 is designed to help you create and organize faster with time saving features and a clean, modern look. Plus, you can save your documents in the cloud on SkyDrive and access them when you are not at home.

What’s new in this release of Office?

The 2013 versions of familiar Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint include new features that help you create, communicate and work efficiently from virtually anywhere. In addition to updating the traditional Office suites, Microsoft has developed brand new subscription versions of Office, specifically designed around the way customers use Office. Each new subscription offer will include the 2013 versions of the Office applications, for example Word, Excel and PowerPoint, plus cloud services such as Skype world minutes and online storage with SkyDrive.

Subscribers will also receive future rights to version upgrades as well as per-use rights across multiple PCs or Macs and select mobile devices.1 Note: The Office applications you can use across PCs, Macs and other devices vary by platform.

1Visit www.office.com/information for a current list of devices. Internet connection required. Internet and mobile telephone usage charges may apply.

What is the difference between the Office 2013 suites and Office 365 plans?

Microsoft Office is still the name Microsoft uses for its familiar productivity software. Office suites have traditionally included applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. All Office 2013 suites include the latest versions of the applications, for use on a single PC.

Microsoft uses the name “Office 365” for products that include cloud services, such as additional SkyDrive online storage, Skype minutes for home use, Lync web conferencing or Exchange Online hosted email for businesses. Cloud services are features that are enabled over the Internet. Most Office 365 plans also include the full-featured Office 2013 applications, which users can install across multiple computers and devices. All Office 365 products, such as Office 365 Home Premium, are paid for on a subscription basis, annually. Active subscribers will receive future rights to version upgrades as a benefit of their subscription. Entitlements vary by product.

What it includes:

  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook.
  • Office on one PC for household use.
  • One time purchase for the life of your PC; non-transferrable.
  • 7 GB of online storage in SkyDrive.
  • Free Office Web Apps1 for accessing, editing, and sharing documents.
  • An improved user interface optimized for touch, pen, and keyboard.

How do I download Office?

Please note: This item requires a download directly from Microsoft. Below are instructions on what to expect when you purchase an Office download from Amazon.com:

  1. Once you have completed your software download purchase at Amazon.com, you must click the "Continue to Office.com" button to get your software. The "Continue to Office.com" button can be found in your confirmation email, Your Games and Software Library, and on the Thank You page once you've completed your purchase.
  2. You will be directed to a custom Microsoft Office site to register or sign-in with a Microsoft account.
  3. Select your preferred country and language.
  4. From your "My Account" page with Microsoft, select the item that you want to install.
  5. Click the "Install" button to begin your download.

What's new with Office?

Complete Tasks Easily

  • Experience Office on Windows 8 devices, with an improved user interface optimized for touch, pen, and keyboard.
  • An improved look and feel reduces distractions for a better reading experience.
  • The new Start screen gives you a selection of recent documents and templates.

Simple Communication

  • Get your emails, schedule, and tasks in Outlook.
  • See your Outlook schedule, an appointment, or details about a contact without changing screens.
  • Create presentations with widescreen themes in PowerPoint.
  • Recommended Charts helps you visualize data in Excel.

Microsoft Office Applications

  • Add pictures, videos, or online media with a simple drag and drop.
  • Use OneNote to capture and share notes, pictures, web pages, voice memos, and more.
  • Incorporate content from PDFs into Word documents.
  • Flash Fill in Excel allows you to format and rearrange your data with tools that recognize patterns and auto complete data with no formulas or macros required.

System Requirements

  • Computer and Processor: 1 GHz or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM (32 Bit) /2 GB RAM (64 Bit) recommended for graphics features and certain advanced functionality2
  • Hard Disk: 3.0 GB of available disk space
  • Display: 1366 x 768 resolution
  • Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2008 R2 with .NET 3.5 or greater
  • Graphics: Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX10 graphics card
  • *Note: Will not work with Exchange servers prior to 2008
  • *Note: Will not work with Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook

Additional Requirements

  • Internet connection. Fees may apply.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or later. Mozilla Firefox 12 or later, Apple Safari 5 or later, Google Chrome 18 or later.
  • Microsoft and Skype accounts.
  • A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. However, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8.
  • Information Right Management features require access to a Windows 2003 Server with SP1 or later running Windows Rights Management Services.
  • Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.

Which version is right for you?

Office Home & Business 2013 has Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook, on one PC. But if you're still not sure which version is right for you, check out our comparison chart.

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Office 365 Personal8,12 Office 365 Home8,12 Office 365 University8,12,14 Office Home & Business 2013 Office Home & Student 20138
Installs 1 PC/Mac2 + 1 iPad/Windows tablet11 Up to 5 PCs/Macs2 + 5 iPads/Windows tablets1 Up to 2 PCs/Macs/iPads/Windows tablets7 1 PC 1 PC
Core Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote8
Email, calendars, and tasks: Outlook
Desktop publishing & databases: Publisher, Access8
Easy smartphone access: View and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents on the fly9
Skype: 60 minutes of Skype calls each month to phones in 60+ countries5
OneDrive online storage (20 GB/user): Save documents for easy access and sharing virtually anywhere 1 user Up to 5 users
Easy subscription: Renewal required 1 year 1 year 4 years
Ongoing updates: Always have the latest Office applications7


1. Windows 7, Windows 8 OS, Windows Phone 7.5, Mac OS X version 10.5.8 required. Visit www.office.com/mobile for applicable devices. Windows RT devices come preinstalled with Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview. Internet connection required. Internet and mobile telephone usage charges may apply.
2. Access and Publisher available on PC only. OneNote not available on Mac OS.
3. Internet and/or carrier network connection required; charges may apply.
4. You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you, but not more than one time every 90 days (except due to hardware failure, in which case you may transfer sooner). If you transfer the software to another computer, that other computer becomes the "licensed computer."
5. Skype account required. Excludes special, premium, and non-geographic numbers. Calls to mobile phones are for select countries only. Skype available only in select countries.
6. For non-commercial use.
7. Current Office application versions for Office 365 are Office 2013 for Windows and Office 2011 for Mac. Customers with an active subscription will be entitled to the newest versions when available.
8. Application availability and features vary by platform and device. OneNote, Publisher, and Access available for PC only.
9. Office Mobile comes pre-installed on Windows Phones and is also available on Android phones and iPhones. See www.office.com/information.
10. Compatible only with Windows 7, Windows 8, and Max OS X 10.6 and later.
11. Compatible devices only. Learn more at www.office.com/information.
12. Eligibility verification required. Only full and part-time enrolled higher education students, faculty, and staff in accredited institutions are eligible. Alumni of these institutions are ineligible.

This software will not work on a Remote Desktop Session Host server environment.

Product Description

Office Home & Business 2013 is designed to help you create and communicate faster with new, time-saving features and a clean, modern look. Plus, you can save your documents in the cloud on SkyDrive and access them virtually anywhere.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
97 of 99 people found the following review helpful
By F
Platform for Display:PC Key Card
About a month ago, I installed Windows 8 and the final version of Office 2013 on a Dell XPS 13. A bit about me: I'm a graduate student and a long-time user of Microsoft Office. I've used Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote almost every day for the past 5 years, but OneNote the most by far. I've used every version of Office since 1997.

As other reviewers have pointed out, the biggest changes to Office 2013 from Office 2010 are SkyDrive integration, touch gestures, and a flatter UI to match Windows 8. Since I don't use SkyDrive often, don't have a touchscreen, and am indifferent to the flatter look, I'll leave those aspects to other reviews. If you're like me and aren't particularly excited by SkyDrive (which still isn't as versatile as Google Docs for real-time collaboration), then Office 2013 is practically the same as Office 2010 in terms of how everything works - most of the time. This is not a bad thing, at least in my opinion, since I really liked Office 2010 and its improved Ribbon UI.

What I wanted to talk about here are the changes that Microsoft has made to Office 2013 from Office 2010 that I've noticed, changes that might impact daily workflow for users upgrading from previous Office versions.

OneNote 2013:
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I spend at least 4 hours a day in this program, so I'll start with this. As far as I can tell, there are no significant changes in terms of features. Buttons on the ribbon are shuffled around a bit, but the feature set is still the same, as is the file container (*.one) and notebook type ("OneNote 2010-2013").

However, there are 5 new issues that annoy me every single day.
(1) Full screen and pinning the ribbon.
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347 of 370 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 0 Stars from a Microsoft OEM system builder April 9, 2013
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As a Microsoft OEM system builder going all the way back...I'm looking at non-Microsoft solutions first from this point on.

As of this date, you cannot customize the installation. This means you cannot install JUST Word and Excel, or JUST Outlook. You can't use (say) an older Outlook version which is compatible with older Microsoft Exchange (Read 2003 or earlier) versions. It is a "one-click" installation which installs skydrive whether you want it or not.

This version will not work with Exchange servers prior to 2008.

NONE of these facts are displayed prominently in the marketing or packaging we received, and I will now incur out-of-pocket expenses in order to "make good" on these two most recent computers (which arrived with 2013 Office on them.)

1. No customized option for install
2. Won't work with Exchange servers prior to 2008.
3. Microsoft silently broke with their 15-20 year standard of customizable install options
4. For me, this is like picturing the Zune software (possibly the worst software ever designed) as an office suite.

This is a very sad day for me. Microsoft USED to build software which both worked well, AND was customizable to the needs of the companies I support. It looks like this is no longer the case.

I hate seeing Microsoft do this to themselves. It's like watching a junkie deteriorate, and there's nothing I can do to stop them.
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180 of 190 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible Experience February 22, 2013
By Twatch
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
Well, as a 3rd party IT Provider who deploys multiple instances of Office on a monthly basis, I must say, my experience with purchasing, activating and installing Office has been an absolute nightmare. Upon completing my puchase via Amazon.com I went to my software library and was prompted to continue to office.com (this is a new process). After getting to the site, I was asked to get started by signing into my Microsoft account. After logging in, I receieved multple errors involving a so-called "Redemption Failure" among others. I called Microsoft Support and spent approximately an hour of my time. I was told two stories, one involving a 3 day wait for a solution and the other claiming the server was down and to try again later. I opted not to wait any longer because I have customers who need this service installed and deployed in a time sensative manner. I then called Amazon and asked for refund, they refused and told me I would have to call 18009365700 for a refund. After talking with some Indian for another 20 minutes, who insisted she could resolve the issue, she again said the Microsoft's server was down and they couldnt refund me. IM ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTED WITH THIS PRODUCT, WITH THE PEOPLE I HAVE INTERACTED WITH AND THE OVERALL EXPEREINCE I HAVE HAD. I hope they max this process a ltitle easier and more effecient or I will be switching to the next available service.
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The Office Team saysApril 1, 2013
Dear Twatch,

We are very sorry to hear about your experience setting up Office, and also with support. We currently have many efforts in place to ensure we can improve those experiences moving forward. Please contact us via the email officems@microsoft.com by Apr, 30 2013, and provide your contact details. Once we receive that information, we will ensure you are contacted by one of our Premium Support Professionals who will work with you to understand the cause of your issues, and ensure you have resolution . Thank you for your feedback.

-The Office Team
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267 of 295 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY ! February 17, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download
I have always been an avid Office fan. I bought 2013 to stay current - all I can say is DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY. I wish I had read the reviews first. I'd give it 0 stars if I could - hate is too kind. If you have Office 2007 or Office 2010 - KEEP IT! There's virtually no benefit to 2013 and you'll hate it.

I don't know who they left in charge of creating this abomination, but they didn't earn their executive salary or bonus. They should be fired!

Everything you know and love about the Office interface is practically gone. You get only 3 color schemes to pick from - none of which are tolerable. Visually it is so stark and minimal it's disturbing. It's hard to know exactly where you are in any of the programs. Outlook has the most changes - making darn near unusable. The look of this was so shocking that after a day I uninstalled it, and went back to my 2010 (of course MS won't refund my money either).

MS touts the cloud options but to most users that's not really going to benefit them. For business users it's going to be hugely disruptive to your productivity.

I'm going to use 2010 until they come out with something that is in the same line and worth me upgrading. Please don't make the same mistake I did.
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Microsoft Office Social Team saysDecember 20, 2013
We appreciate your feedback, Brian. Input from our customers helps us continually improve the Office experience. We continue to work hard to make Microsoft Office the best productivity suite for our customers.

We have had several updates since your original post:

-Here's what's new on Outlook 2013: http://msft.it/whatsnew_outlook2013.
-Now all Office Web Apps users working in SkyDrive and Office 365 will have real-time co-authoring capabilities and new features: http://msft.it/realtime_coauthoring.
-Office 2013 has many helpful new features. See more here http://msft.it/WhatsNew and http://msft.it/whatsnew_office2013.

If you have additional suggestions or feedback, we would love to hear from you here http://msft.it/officefeedback or on Twitter @Office.

-The Office Team
Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Did not download and needed Microsoft to send actual discs.
Microsoft has apparently stopped selling discs and you must download straight from the internet. Although it may seem to be more efficient for Microsoft and more cost effective,... Read more
Published 8 hours ago by Lisa Mae Quan
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I expected
I use Office at work. I had just purchased a new computer and wanted the latest version of Office at a reasonalbe price. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Patricia Shipley
4.0 out of 5 stars Works fine, a glitch or two
I bought this, downloaded it, and installed it on my Windows 8.1 pro laptop. It works well, with only a few little minor annoyances one has with Office. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Retired Viking
1.0 out of 5 stars Junk, Do not buy it.
Office 2013 is to Office as Windows 8 was to Windows. :-(
Upgrade or stay with Office 2010, It is better and faster!
Published 2 days ago by Mark Esslin
1.0 out of 5 stars User Interface is the worst I've seen yet
After recently upgrading our servers to windows 2012, and OS to Windows 8, it's apparent that the MS has recently downgraded the quality of their UI developers... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Lenny T. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars It is what it is
Its Microsoft office...what else do you need to know? Installed easy, works fine. Still works fine. Paid 149 for it
Published 8 days ago by Nathan Utter
2.0 out of 5 stars Outlook 2013
Functional software but very generic looking. Outlook 2007 and 2010 are much more pleasing to the eyes. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Benjamin S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good
NO comments, There is no compare with other products worldwide.
Easy to install and easy to use.
Thank you very much
Published 10 days ago by Abdulmalek Alomari
1.0 out of 5 stars REVIEW OF OFFICE HOME AND BUSINESS 2013
I purchased this item , with a new lap top, from a local computer store early fall to use in my small home business. Read more
Published 14 days ago by beverly orr
1.0 out of 5 stars Like 2007 version better.
I don't think this is as user friendly as my old 2007 version. I wish I had bought that version for my new computer.
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