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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, Outlook, Access, and Publisher.
- One time purchase for the life of your PC; limited to one "licensed computer" at a time and transfer eligibility restrictions apply.
- Save documents in the cloud on SkyDrive and access them away from home.
- NOTE: Windows XP and Vista NOT supported. This product requires Windows 7 or newer operating systems.
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Office Professional 2013
All of Microsoft's applications for use on one PC.
Office Professional 2013 is designed to help you create and communicate faster with time saving features and a clean, modern look. Plus, you can save your documents in the cloud on SkyDrive and access them virtually anywhere.
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, Outlook, Access, and Publisher.
- Office on one PC for business 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 a keyboard, pen, or touchscreen.
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:
- 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.
- You will be directed to a custom Microsoft Office site to register or sign-in with a Microsoft account.
- Select your preferred country and language.
- From your "My Account" page with Microsoft, select the item that you want to install.
- Click the "Install" button to begin your download.
What's new with Office?
- Experience Office at its best 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 to get going quickly.
- Get all the email, scheduling, and task tools in Outlook.
- See your Outlook schedule, an appointment, or details about a contact without changing screens.
- Create presentations with widescreen themes in PowerPoint.
- Use OneNote to capture and share notes, pictures, web pages, voice memos, and more.
Microsoft Office Applications
- Build a database fast to organize data, accessible anywhere online with Access.
- Make your own marketing materials using tools in Publisher.
- Recommended Charts helps you visualize data in Excel.
- Add pictures, videos, or online media to your Word documents with a simple drag and drop.
- 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)
- 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
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10; Mozilla Firefox 10.x or a later version; Apple Safari 5; or Google Chrome 17.x.
- Internet connection. Fees may apply.
- 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.
- Speech recognition functionality requires a close-talk microphone and audio output device.
- Information Rights Management features require access to a Windows 2003 Server with SP1 or later running Windows Rights Management Services.
- Dynamic Calendars require server connectivity.
- Certain features require Exchange 2013 or Lync 2013
- 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 Professional 2013 is useful if you want the full suite of Office applications on one PC. But if you're still not sure which version is right for you, check out our comparison chart.
|Home & Student 2013||Home & Business 2013||Professional 2013||Office 365 Home Premium|
|Licenses||1 PC||1 PC||1 PC||5 PCs or Macs plus select mobile devices1|
|Licenses Duration||One-time purchase for life of PC4||One-time purchase for life of PC4||One-time purchase for life of PC4||Annual subscription with access to version upgrades|
|SkyDrive +20 GB storage: Save documents online to your SkyDrive for access and sharing virtually anywhere3||7 GB||7 GB||7 GB||27 GB|
|Core Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint||X||X||X||X|
|Digital notebook: OneNote2||X||X||X||X|
|Email, calendars, and tasks: Outlook||X||X||X|
|Publishing & databases: Publisher2, Access2||X||X|
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."
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Like I said, I have been using Word professionally since its inception, and have been very happy with each successive incarnation...until now. Basically, what has been done with this new Office Professional is they've turned the professional standard for writers everywhere (my profession, which I've been doing full time for the last 20 years) into a marketing technique to collect email addresses, push products and Cloud services, and force people to play by Microsoft's rules...for more money and less performance. And I can use this on only 1 computer? For $400? Are you serious? And not only are they doing to Microsoft Word what they did to Windows with Windows 8, but they're making it impossible to buy legitimate previous versions that worked. They took something that worked, and worked GOOD, and turned it into a non-performing, aggravating, frustrating piece of C**P that you HAVE to buy because they have forced retailers to stop selling all previous versions, leaving the consumer with the option to either buy this program that is a very poorly veiled attempt to take on Apple and Google (and FAILING, I might add...all it makes me want to do is swear off Microsoft forever) by using its huge customer base to basically build itself a forced mailing list and cloud system that is clunky, non-performing, and hard to use, and makes me wanna run like hell.
Normally, I would just read the copious negative reviews and not purchase an item, simple as that. Here, however, I wasn't given that leisure because my last work computer just died. Starting completely from scratch, I had the option of buying a program that MANY people have reported to be defective, less than satisfactory, and generally irritating, OR buying software from someone who is probably selling knockoffs from China for $200/pop whose product keys will turn out to be counterfeit. So yes, Microsoft, if you are reading this, I am a loyal fan that you are very close to losing, and losing big. Word was my go-to program my entire professional life, and now that I can't seem to purchase a working version of it anymore, I'm having to start looking at alternatives. I'm just really upset that I spent $399 on something I already knew was going to be rushed, poorly built, and constructed solely to prop Microsoft up against its online cloud competitors. It really burns me to be used like that, not only the loss of money, but the apparent disregard that Microsoft seems to have for my consistent patronage throughout my professional career. To offer a 'new version' that offers no useful benefits, REDUCES usability, and is 100% a marketing scheme on Microsoft's part really, really ticks me off. Bottom line: I want something that works.
Tips I have to Microsoft to regain my trust as a consumer:
1) Don't force me to sign up for cloud service, or force me to give you my email address and 'make an account' in order to download and use your product.
2) Don't publish a new version unless it's better than the last one.
3) Don't insult my intelligence. I know damn well you're using me in a bid to take on Apple and Google. As if the 'apps' references weren't a teensy, tiny, subtle hint, the 'cloud' and the happy-go-lucky way you forced me to use the 'storefront' when I didn't want to was totally useless...and unavoidable to me the consumer because you're forcing me to adopt a clunky system you didn't really think out all the way. See Item #1.
4) Don't take money from me you didn't earn with innovation, and don't leave me with no option to buy your older products that I already know and love. This just sucks. It really and truly sucks. As a professional, I need something that works, and works well, and consistently. I had this version of Word LOCK UP the very first time I tried to save. This version does NOT live up to its predecessors, and honestly, I don't care how you fix it, I just want the functionality I had in the past.
5) Don't force me to struggle to figure out how to save a single damn document on my computer because it keeps defaulting to the 'cloud', which I can't access w/out internet which, gee, I usually don't have because I'm in the Bush.
6) Give me a way to 'downgrade' to a previous version. Specifically, I want Office 2010. That, in my opinion, is the pinnacle of your creative genius, and I desperately want it back. I am not some stick-in-the-mud 85-year-old dinosaur...I am a 32-year-old writing professional, and I've been using Microsoft products since I was in grade school. Believe me when I say you have dropped the ball, here, and you need to do some damage control.
7) Allow me to use this program on 3 computers, as per standard, since most households HAVE THREE COMPUTERS. Taking away my ability to use my software on more than one computer in my own home, while charging the same price (if not more) is, again, infuriating and insulting my intelligence. So, to do the math, you're charging the same price for 1/3 of the programming capability. You seem very proud of the fact that you offered people the ability to install the program on a new computer every 90 days if the old computer dies. Perhaps this is a news flash, but that gesture did little to correct the problem. Again, I'm not stupid. I know that, by limiting the legal usability of the licensed version of Office, you are trying to push people to buy Office 365 and its 'generous' 5 computer subscription services, which, by the way, I have tried. I cancelled my subscription the DAY it expired one year later because it was totally useless to me, and even more buggy than this.
Anyway, that's what needs to happen to renew my faith as a fan and consumer. I LIKED the fact that Microsoft allowed us independent thought in our programming, and I LIKED the fact Microsoft didn't turn everything into a marketing scheme pre-2013. I honestly, truly and genuinely, just want and need a product that works efficiently, effectively, localized and completely self-contained on my machine, with a complete lack of bugs or bullcr@p.
If Microsoft does NOT correct the above issues, with a quickness, my prediction as a professional writer is that Word will no longer be the go-to software of choice for people in my profession in approximately two years, since it seems like that's how long it takes most computers to fail. My further prediction is that this abomination of a writing program will allow a competitor to gain a foothold in what has been, up until now, totally dominated by Word. As it is, I'm going to start looking into alternatives immediately. I can't go with software that doesn't perform to standard.
Just a shame that Microsoft fragments their products into a confusing bunch of different versions (Professional, Pro Plus)...!
I've noticed a lot of the critical reviews on Office 2013 are based on the background color options in Office and the excessive white shade etc.
Although I'm not disputing that, I've found that you can get used to the changes pretty fast and enjoy the improved functionalities of Office 2013.
What has not been mentioned here, is the fact that 'PowerPivot' is no longer free in Excel 2013 (as opposed to Excel 2010).
So in my case, my upgraded Excel files no longer supported the 'PowerPivot' files and even though I purchased Office Professional 2013, I'm no longer entitled to PowerPivot.
As Microsoft states on its website "The PowerPivot add-in for Excel 2013 is only available with Office Professional Plus 2013."
I found that to be very annoying, it's time for Microsoft to deliver more bang for the buck...!
It had a unique way of installing the applications. Instead of the traditional download the whole application then install it, this one streamed the application to me. Which is amazing since I don't have a very fast internet speed but I was able to use Excel within minutes despite the total size of the application.
The functionality of this version of Office is great but the only downside is, Excel lacked a lot of themes that were on Microsoft Office 2010 which made me Google them and download them just to use them instead of Microsoft bundling every theme that was in 2010 to this version.
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