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How do I open MS Bundle on MacBook Pro?

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Mar 18, 2013 4:23 PM

Request assistance opening MS Bundle on MacBook Pro.  I've purchased MS Bundle from the App store, downloaded it, however it doesn't seem to open.  In order to complete work, I downloaded OpenOffice, now whenever I try to open Work, OpenOffice starts up.  Should I remove Open Office first?  Then, how do I open Word, Excel, of Powerpoint in MS Bundle?  (I note the only reviewer of MS Bundle in the App store encountered the same problem.)  Thanking you for any advice. 

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  • markwmsn Level 4 Level 4 (3,945 points)
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    Mar 18, 2013 9:33 PM (in response to sig)

    ipso12345, are you talking about "Bundle for MS Office" by Graphic Node? That's the only thing in the US App Store with both "MS" and "Bundle" in its name.

     

    This package, which describes itself a "The ultimate helping hand for users of MS Office," is not MS Office, just a set of templates for use with MS Office. Do you have a copy of MS Office on your MacBook Pro? Only one of the dozen reviewers seems to have figured this out.

  • SwankPeRFection Level 4 Level 4 (1,435 points)
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    Mar 19, 2013 9:01 PM (in response to ipso12345)

    Put the CD in for MS Office.  A new icon for the CD will appear on your desktop.  If it doesn't, then go into Finder and select Finder/Preferences off the top menu on your screen.  Out a checkmark under External Disks and CDs/DVDs.  After that, the icon for the mounted Office CD will show up.  Double-click the icon and the installer will start.  Walk through the installer and once it's done, the apps will be installed.

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (26,790 points)
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    Mar 19, 2013 10:32 PM (in response to ipso12345)

    MS Office Home and Student 2013

     

    There isn't an MS Office Home and Student 2013 for Mac. That's for Win7-Win8. You need the 2011 edition for Mac. https://www.microsoft.com/mac/buy

     

    Good luck,

     

    Clinton

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (26,790 points)
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    Mar 20, 2013 3:32 AM (in response to ipso12345)

    I'm using the Office 365 subscription, now. Much less expensive, to my way of thinking, than purchasing Office for Mac and Office for Windows (I use both).

     

    I'm quite a fan of 'subscription' software - I not only purchased Office 365 but also subscrive to the Adobe Creative Cloud. I had a 'qualifying' CS6 suite for Adobe, so I only pay $30 a month for it (for the first year, at least...).

     

    So if you need to run multiple copies of Office on different machines, or if you just want access to the SkyDrive cloud functions, Office 365 is the way to go.

     

    Clinton

  • SwankPeRFection Level 4 Level 4 (1,435 points)
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    Mar 20, 2013 7:46 AM (in response to ipso12345)

    Ya, the Windows version obviously won't run on a Mac.  That said, you can purchase the 365 yearly subscription (why would you when Office for Mac is cheaper to just buy outright at places like B&H Photo Video, etc.  A lot of online places discount it heavily.) and run 2011 using the same registration email as you did to buy the 365 subscription online.  You must however have the latest service pack/updates for the 2011 version in order to be able to register it/activate it to the 365 subscription.

     

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=Office+for+Mac+2011&N=0&InitialSearch=y es&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=

     

    Take a look at that link.  For the price of 1 or 2 year subscription to Office 365, you can own the product.  It's almost a no brainer to buy rather than lease. lol

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