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Microsoft Office Home & Student 2010 Key Card - 1PC/1User

by Microsoft
Everyone 2010
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (575 customer reviews) 120 answered questions

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Platform: PC
  • Rich and powerful new ways to deliver your work on your computer, Windows Mobile-based smart phone or a web browser
  • Easy-to-use tools, customizable templates, color schemes, and photo-editing capabilities
  • Work with people from different places at the same time with the new co-authoring experience
  • More ways to access your files from almost anywhere, Office 2010 puts you in control of getting things done according to your schedule
  • Simplifies your tasks and creates amazing results
Introducing Microsoft Office 365 Personal
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 365.

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Product Details

Platform: PC
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0039L31JY
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.2 x 0.5 inches ; 0.6 ounces
  • Release Date: June 15, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (575 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Platform: PC

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With Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010, you and your kids can create great schoolwork and home projects from multi-page bibliographies to multimedia presentations. Capture ideas and set them apart with video-editing features and dynamic text effects. Then easily collaborate with classmates without being face-to-face thanks to new Web Apps tools. The results go well beyond expectations with a little inspiration, a lot of creativity and Office Home and Student 2010.

Key Card Version

About Microsoft Office 2010 Product Key Cards
A Product Key Card provides another way to purchase Office with a PC. It includes a 25-character Product Key designed to activate Office software on a preloaded PC.

Product Key Card features

  • Includes 25-character Product Key only, no disc.
  • Designed to activate Office on 1 PC preloaded with Office 2010 suites. For a limited time, customers buying a PC without Office 2010 preloaded, can download the software at www.office.com/productkeycard.
  • Licensed for 1 install on single PC only.
  • License cannot be transferred to another PC.
  • Download backup available at www.office.com/productkeycard.

Recommended for:

  • Customers buying a PC who need Office for new PC only; don't need to upgrade other home PCs.
  • Customers buying a PC who don't require DVD media and/or are okay downloading software (if Office not preloaded).
  • Customers buying a new PC (best experience if customer simply uses the Product Key to activate a PC already preloaded with Office 2010 suites)

For customers who require Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 with a license for three machines in the same household, Office may be purchased in a traditional disc version.

Capture Ideas and Set Them Apart

Enjoy Flexibility
Now you can easily post your Office documents online and access, share and edit them with Office Web Apps. It's an ideal way to extend your Office 2010 experience to the Web.

Work Together
Brainstorm ideas, share notes and work on documents with others simultaneously thanks to the new co-authoring tool in Word, PowerPoint and OneNote.

Find It on New Backstage View
Replaces the traditional File menu to give you one go-to spot to conveniently save, open and print documents. Customize the tab commands to fit your individual needs so you can navigate tasks effortlessly.

Programs You Rely On
Microsoft Office 2010 is an industry standard offering our latest, innovative tools to make your documents richer and more informative.

Included Programs

Enjoy the same great features you know and love with Office and get some new ones when you upgrade to Office 2010.

Word 2010
School fundraisers and neighborhood events come together efficiently when you use Word 2010. Create documents using new photo-editing features, lively text effects, then easily share them online and invite others to collaborate. Get more new features with Word 2010:

  • Add impact to your document with new picture-editing tools.
  • Better illustrate your ideas with diagrams by turning bullet-point lists into compelling SmartArt graphics.
  • Apply new formatting effects to your text such as shadow, bevel, glow and reflection.
  • Capture and insert screenshots directly into your document.
  • Communicate with ease in many languages with improved translation tools.

Excel 2010
Saving for retirement, changing homes, cutting expenses--all are important financial decisions. Excel® 2010 offers useful direction with simple templates to help you build budgets and track expenses so you can focus on financial goals. Get more new tools with Excel 2010:

  • Highlight data trends by creating data charts in a single cell with new Sparklines.
  • Find the right data quickly with new filter enhancement in PivotTable views.
  • Analyze data quickly. Highlight specific data with new and improved Conditional Formatting options.
  • Display data in a dynamic and interactive way with PivotChart views.
  • Spend less time sifting through data--use the new search filter to narrow down pertinent data to display.

PowerPoint 2010
Pressed for time on a major assignment? Get ideas down fast with ready-made templates, new photo- and video-editing features and eye-catching transitions all with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Get more new features including:

  • Embed and edit video files directly in your presentation.
  • Set videos to fade in and out and apply a variety of video styles and formats.
  • Broadcast your presentation online with new Broadcast Slide Show.
  • Captivate your audience with new transitions and improved animations.
  • Use slide sections to navigate, organize and print your presentation.

OneNote 2010
Gather a wealth of information and resources all in one spot with OneNote 2010. Post, share and edit notes for group projects online so everyone can work at the same time with real-time updates. Get more new features with OneNote 2010:

  • Use quick filing to organize notebooks, ideal when you're working on multiple projects.
  • Apply styles and formatting to selected text to another paragraph with the new Format Painter.
  • See results as you type with improved Search functionality and view a prioritized list of Search results.
  • Easily organize and jump between your notebooks with the improved notebook Navigation Bar.
  • Take notes while working in Word, PowerPoint or in Internet Explorer and automatically link them.

Looking to stay connected?
Step up to Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 and you'll get another helpful program--Outlook 2010. Now you can access projects, people and plans wherever your work takes you. Use efficient new email, calendar and social networking tools to manage your world from your PC, mobile phone or online.

Product Description

Microsoft Office 2010 gives you powerful new tools to express your ideas, solve problems, and connect with people.

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450 of 465 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cannot be upgraded, so be careful! May 20, 2012
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
This software is the same quality software we all expect from Microsoft and I am certain you'll be pleased with it (more on that later)---but first, be very careful about what you're buying, because there is no longer an upgrade path between Office 2010 versions:

I purchased this product for my brother, who did not need Outlook. Once installed, however, I realized that the software labels itself "Not for commercial use"--meaning, it's not licensed for use in a business, and this was going to be for use in an office. This was clearly my fault: I was only looking at the included products, and not thinking about the license terms.

No matter; I figured I would simply upgrade him to "Home and Business"--only to find that Microsoft's latest upgrade strategy is...well, there isn't one. According to Microsoft, this keeps things simpler for consumers, because apparently we were having trouble understanding the difference between "upgrade" and "full" versions. So to upgrade, you just have to buy the higher-level version at full price. For this reason, I feel Microsoft should do a little more "are you sure?" work during installation (for example, "Is this software going to be used in a business environment?" would have been a great question in my case...)

So if you're purchasing this for a business, OR you think you will need Outlook, Access or Publisher eventually, strongly consider buying either the Home and Business version (adds Outlook and business licensing) or Professional version (additionally adds Access and Publisher) instead of this one.
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296 of 317 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC
The Disc version costs $120 currently, and product key version $106.

The Disc version can be installed on three PC's instead of just one for the product key version.

The Disc version provides for easier emergency recovery/reinstall (no downloads) compared to the product key version.
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131 of 140 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore negative (and inaccurate) comments! March 15, 2012
By Chris
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
Please note that the negative comments for this product are not accurate.

This purchase DOES INCLUDE a full download of Microsoft Office 2010 as well as a single key code to use with the product. Something may have changed since the inaccurate comments were made, but the software CAN be downloaded directly from amazon.com immediately after purchase.
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase! February 8, 2012
By JMH
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
I purchased a new PC which had Office 2010 Starter Edition preinstalled. I simpy entered my given product key from the card I bought through Amazon and I had the upgraded version instantly! Great bargain and service!
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73 of 83 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible Value...Buy Disc Version instead! August 9, 2011
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
This key version is ONLY GOOD FOR ONE (1) PC INSTALLATION, vs the disc version for $20 more which is good for THREE (3) PC installations.

Big mistake buying this key version.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Difficult install March 5, 2011
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
The install was difficult. I had the 2007 trial on my computer and once the program got to the end step it would stop. I called Microsoft and was told by the first person they could not help me. The second time I called I got help. It took them at least an hour to get it on my computer because they had to use some of their programs to remove 2007 and I could not have done that with the add/remove on the computer. Once they had finished with the set up process and everything was installed it runs great. I love it compared to 2007. Very easy to use.
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Do not despair. It will work eventually. August 4, 2011
By Larry
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
Around 5 minutes after I typed in the product key it gave me an error message. Needed to fix errors produced by an older version, even though this was a new Acer PC. I clicked on OK and it took 40 minutes or so to finish installation. Then I got an error message saying the installation had failed.

At this point, here is what you do. Open the "Microsoft Office" program again from the start menu. It will give you the option to repair the installation. Click on that. In 40 minutes or so and after a reboot, you will have Office installed on your PC.

Why do they make us go through this?
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Less Expensive Alternative September 6, 2011
Platform for Display:PC|Verified Purchase
If you do not need to put MS Office on multiple computers, this is all you need. My laptop for work came with MS Office Starter, which had limited abilities and options and finally didn't work for me the way I needed it to. In the end I had to purchase the full version and this was the least expensive way to do so. It did the job and was very simple to do.
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