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Office Mac Home and Student 2011 - 1PC/1User [Download]

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Platform: Mac Download
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  • Create visually rich newsletters, brochures, and more
  • Organize, analyze, and share your data and lists
  • Increase efficiency and save time by automating repetitive tasks
  • Simultaneously edit a file with multiple authors in different locations
  • Post, access, edit, and share your files from virtually anywhere

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  • ASIN: B0064PFB9U
  • Release Date: October 1, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,173 customer reviews)
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With over 1 billion PCs and Macs running Office, Microsoft Office is the most-trusted and most-used productivity suite ever. And Office for Mac 2011 is here to help you do more with your Mac your way. Use familiar applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to help you take your ideas further. And since Office for Mac is compatible with Office for Windows, you can work on documents with virtually anyone on a Mac or PC. Store your files in a password protected online SkyDrive folder to access, edit, or share your work from virtually anywhere with the free Office Web Apps.

1-Pack Version

Licensed for home and student use on 1 (one) Mac; not for use in any commercial, non-profit, or revenue generating business activities, or by any government organization.

What's New and Improved

Word for Mac 2011
Powerful writing tools help you create outstanding documents, then store, edit, and share your work easily on the web.
Excel for Mac 2011
Clarify your financial picture with easy-to-analyze spreadsheets you can post online to view, edit, share, or coauthor with your team from virtually anywhere.
PowerPoint for Mac 2011
Create powerful, professional presentations that engage and inspire your audience, and present online as effectively as in person.
  • Ribbon
    Access favorite commands quickly, and personalize your workspace.

  • Office Web Apps*
    Post, edit, and share files from virtually anywhere.

  • Coauthoring
    Simultaneously edit a file with authors in multiple locations.

  • Template Gallery
    Visually select the perfect template for your next project.

  • Photo Editing
    Remove backgrounds or add color filters right within PowerPoint.

  • Full Screen View
    Use full screen to maximize space for reading and writing.

  • Presentation Broadcast
    Broadcast a presentation instantly online, even to people without PowerPoint.

  • Improved Publishing Layout View
    Create visually rich newsletters, brochures, and documents easily.

  • Sparklines
    Create small charts in a single cell to discover patterns in your data.

  • Visual Basic Support
    Automate repetitive tasks by programming your favorite commands.

  • Dynamic Reordering
    Rearrange layers of text, photos, and graphics quickly.

* Requires a Windows Live ID, internet connection and supported browser.

Work the way you want, where you want.

Microsoft Office for Mac adds rich new features to the familiar Office applications you already know, helping you to manage your home and schoolwork the way you want. Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 is licensed for home and student use on 1 (one) Mac and is not intended for commercial use. It includes:

Word for Mac 2011

Powerful writing tools help you create outstanding documents, then store, edit, and share your work easily on the web.

  • Create visually rich newsletters, brochures, and documents in Publishing Layout view.
  • Instantly see styles applied in your document with Visual Styles.
  • Work in Full Screen view to maximize space for reading and writing documents.
  • Rearrange layers of text, photos, and graphics quickly with Dynamic Reordering.
  • View, edit, store, and share documents online with the Word Web App on Windows Live SkyDrive.*
  • Share and coauthor Word documents with virtually anyone, whether they're using Office on a Mac or PC.
Excel for Mac 2011

Clarify your financial picture with easy-to-analyze spreadsheets you can post online to view, edit, share, or coauthor with your team from virtually anywhere.

  • Clarify your data using Conditional Formatting with icons, data bars, and color scales.
  • Spot trends with new Sparklines, small charts that fit in a single cell.
  • Spend more time analyzing data and less time sifting through it with PivotTables.
  • Organize, filter, and format related data with Excel tables.
  • Increase efficiency and save time by automating repetitive tasks using Visual Basic.
  • View, edit, store, and share spreadsheets online with the Excel Web App on Windows Live SkyDrive.*
  • Share and coauthor Excel spreadsheets with virtually anyone, whether they're using Office on a Mac or PC.
PowerPoint for Mac 2011

Create powerful, professional presentations that engage and inspire your audience, and present online as effectively as in person.

  • Remove backgrounds or add color filters to your photos right within PowerPoint.
  • Move beyond the conference room and broadcast your presentations online.
  • Rearrange layers of text, photos, and graphics quickly with Dynamic Reordering.
  • Rehearse, check your timing, and take notes in Presenter View.
  • View, edit, store, and share Office documents online with the PowerPoint Web App on Windows Live SkyDrive.*
  • Share and coauthor PowerPoint presentations with virtually anyone, whether they're using Office on a Mac or PC.

* Requires a Windows Live ID, internet connection and supported browser.

Product Description

Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 helps your family make the most of every opportunity, every day, from managing home projects and planning important gatherings to helping your kids polish their homework.

System Requirements
  • A Mac computer that has an Intel processor
  • Mac OS X version 10.5.8 (or a later version)
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) or more of memory (RAM)
  • 2.5 GB of available hard disk space
  • HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus)
  • 1280 x 800 or higher resolution monitor
  • DVD drive or connection to a local area network (if you are installing over a network)
  • Safari 5 or a later web browser is recommended

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Customer Reviews

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736 of 761 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Should you order the disk or download? January 14, 2012
Platform for Display:Mac Download|Verified Purchase
There has been enough written about using Microsoft's office apps versus Apple's on the iMac. I'll not rehash that here. I need every feature I can get my hands on so I checked Amazon today for the best price on Office 2011 for the Mac. Given that I only have one Mac in the house I was happy to see I could save a few bucks on the 1 license/1 mac version.

Then I saw the download version available and wondered if I should do that or wait the two days for the disks. The item description said it could take from 1 hour and 30 minutes to 5 hours to download. One of the reviewers said the download didn't work. I thought I'd take the risk anyway given I have all the latest hardware and software, fast cable internet connection, a little bit of tech knowledge, trust Amazon to take care of its customers, and am increasingly enjoying the new world of online availability of everything without having to store disks.

So here's my take: It took me 8 minutes to download the software and 4 minutes to install it. Then I had to get back on Amazon for the software key, as you need to quit Safari to finish the install. Upon starting the software it checked for updates and I needed to install service pack 1 which took another couple of minutes. All in all the process was completely error free and under 20 minutes. It doesn't get any better than this! Highly recommend!

The only reason I might reconsider the digital download is if I was unsure about my internet or hardware/software setup. But if that was the case, then I wouldn't be looking at Office 2011 anyway, as it might not work well on my setup anyway. The thing people need to remember is that upgrading necessitates upgrading -- the best way to keep your old hardware is to keep your old software, but when you want the latest and greatest, be prepared for the costs for all the latest to go with it.
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275 of 301 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Annoying June 24, 2012
Platform for Display:Mac Download|Verified Purchase
This software reminds me of why I recently gave up the PC and moved to the Mac.

All I wanted for work was Word and Excel. I am a pretty advanced user and did not want to start experimenting with Mac productivity suites. So I just decided to buy this, the cheapest version of Office I could find and download onto my 2012 MacBook Air.

Now I may have missed the avoid bloatware button when I installed this software but I was very annoyed to see completely unnecessary garbage installed on my computer without my permission. Microsoft Instant Messenger, a dozen tiny programs I am never going to use. Microsoft even had the audacity to install an Outlook icon on my task tray. Since this package does not come with Outlook I was intrigued (as well as annoyed that so many icons had just been installed) so I clicked it. Nothing but a message telling me I had to buy Outlook if I wanted to use it. Seriously? One of the biggest software companies in the world using adware like a cheap shareware program?

It's especially annoying to have unnecessary junk like that on a machine with only 256Gb of hard drive space. So consider that when installing, maybe there is an option to be more selective and I skipped over it by mistake.

So annoying hard drive wasting bloatware aside, it's Office, just like I'm used to. The interface has changed some, but it seems perfectly usable for my needs. I've not used it enough to establish if there is any major flaws in it so far, I guess time will tell.
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120 of 131 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So glad I went back to MS Office January 5, 2012
Platform for Display:Mac Download|Verified Purchase
Downloaded in 38 minutes for me. MacBook Pro. Installed, including downloading/installing Office updates, up and running 20 minutes later. This 2011 Office will take some learning. Got fed up with IWorks. So many things you can't do in IWorks. Can't open IWorks document in Word. Not totally surprised. But I can transfer Word/Excel/PP docs from my old Mac.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars convenient June 9, 2012
Platform for Display:Mac Download|Verified Purchase
I like the convenience of a digital download along with the fact that I can re-download it at any time through amazon services. Why didn't someone think of this earlier? It eliminates the risk of someone losing the CD.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worked great for me. January 11, 2012
By mm
Platform for Display:Mac Download|Verified Purchase
The download was quick, and within 20 minutes I was using Excel. I looked at the comments before purchasing, and 2 were bad and 3 were good. This worked great for me... very smooth. I recommend it!
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128 of 153 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:Mac Download|Verified Purchase
Okay, so this is a serious review of the features and functionality of this product. In order for this software to be successful (actually applicalble rules for any software, I think) these criteria need met;
1) Does Office 11 on my Mac work almost seamlessly with documents created on my or another's PC in that systems Office software?
2) does the software take advantage of the system coding and structure (in this case Mac OS X) to deliver functional, user friendly results?
3) all else failing, is the software customizable to a large enough degree that it will be able to accomplish the required tasks (tasks natively supported on other versions of the same software) essential for your or your business's/organization's needs?
4) and lastly, is the software accessible, i.e. is it easy enough to use or train yourself to use functionally.

Sadly, 1 & 2 are not universally true, 3 is a 'it depends' and 4 - well it has a ton of features and that requires work to get a handle on, and the structure is a little more Mac specific than Windows specific (which I can't argue with) so it takes some work and a little bit of relearning some tasks but this is just a necessity and there is good documentation out there, so I don't score any points against it for 4.

Some background on my uses of the program. I have a small business. Part of my taskings and services offer me up as a linguist where I use multiple languages, some in right-to-left Arabic and/or Asian scripting as well as standard European and Cyrilic writing styles.
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Used for 2 years, never had any problems. Sometimes slow to load the programs, but I think that's my Mac overall.
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Loved being able to download this product directly! The process was smooth and different applications are good as always. I have nothing negative to say here.
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According to Microsoft, this is not a valid PIN to retrieve the product key code. Will be seeking a full refund.
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