9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2013 7:46 AM by SwankPeRFection
ipso12345 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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. 


MacBook Pro
  • 2. Re: How do I open MS Bundle on MacBook Pro?
    markwmsn Level 5 Level 5 (4,120 points)

    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.

  • 3. Re: How do I open MS Bundle on MacBook Pro?
    ipso12345 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello markwmsn

     

    Thank you very much for your response.  This was not clear from the Australian App store, where there was only one other reviewer (who also could not open the bundle and must have also thought he was purchasing MS Office, rather than a supplement to it.) 

     

    So, I've purchased the disk of MS Office Home and Student 2013, however now can't seem to instal it on my MacPro.  (I returned to Mac recently after numerous yrs on PC, so am clearly still working out how to use the Mac Pro well.)  I'm having difficulties locating instructions for the 2013 version on the MS website, and the instructions for the 2011 version indicate that an icon should appear, which hasn't happened here.  If I select any of the files through Finder, they don't activate the disk. 

     

    Your first response was beautifully clear.  I now would appreciate any advice on how to instal a MS Office disk.

     

    Thanks again,

    ipso12345

  • 4. Re: How do I open MS Bundle on MacBook Pro?
    SwankPeRFection Level 4 Level 4 (1,435 points)

    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.

  • 5. Re: How do I open MS Bundle on MacBook Pro?
    clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (28,655 points)

    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

  • 6. Re: How do I open MS Bundle on MacBook Pro?
    ipso12345 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, SwankPeRFection

     

    Yah!  This process is progressing!  The icon has appeared by following your instructions.  However, it doesn't automatically open when double-clicked.  Also, the autorun.inf doesn't seem to kick in (and requires an application to open it when I click on it). 

     

    And while I purchased (in a hurry!) this specifically for Mac, noting Clinton's comments I can see now that this is just for PC.  It seems that Office 365 can be used on Macs.  Back to the shop I go....

     

    Thank you for your assistance.

     

    ipso12345

  • 7. Re: How do I open MS Bundle on MacBook Pro?
    ipso12345 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Clinton

     

    Thanks for your comments. And for your wishes of good luck. It seems so...

     

    Kind regards,

     

    ipso12345

  • 8. Re: How do I open MS Bundle on MacBook Pro?
    clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (28,655 points)

    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

  • 9. Re: How do I open MS Bundle on MacBook Pro?
    SwankPeRFection Level 4 Level 4 (1,435 points)

    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