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Topic # 82094 21-Apr-2011 15:00
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http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=/ID=14026/SID=817179356/productdetails.html?sms_ss=email&at_xt=4daf985b41c3dd99%2C0

This version of office has everything I need for two PC's at work and my home machine.

"Comes with disc and product key. For use on 3 PCs in 1 household"

^Does that mean it ties activation to an IP address or something? Just want to make sure I can use it in more than one location.

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  Reply # 461344 21-Apr-2011 15:11
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For a start not sure how using it on "two work PC's" qualifies as the requirements for student edition.


Anyway the license is tied to each machine, nothing todo with IP addresses.

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  Reply # 461346 21-Apr-2011 15:13
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The terms will say it is meant for 3 home computers in the one house which are used for personal use only.

But they won't be able to stop you installing it at different locations as far as i know.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 461350 21-Apr-2011 15:21
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jbard: For a start not sure how using it on "two work PC's" qualifies as the requirements for student edition.


We're not talking a vast corporate entity here. It's just that I don't need the extra features of the business editions (Outlook etc.), so I'd rather not pay for them...

:)

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  Reply # 461351 21-Apr-2011 15:23
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Hey i'm not judging you, i would probably do the same thing - just pointing out that student software is meant for students.

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  Reply # 461352 21-Apr-2011 15:25
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Oubadah:
jbard: For a start not sure how using it on "two work PC's" qualifies as the requirements for student edition.


We're not talking a vast corporate entity here. It's just that I don't need the extra features of the business editions (Outlook etc.), so I'd rather not pay for them...

:)


Well it's a breach of License to use the Home version at work but Not "Illegal" as far as I know.

Like previously said, The activation is done via pc, nothing to do with Ip's. Otherwise you wouldn't be able to use your laptop away from home.

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  Reply # 461367 21-Apr-2011 16:07
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jbard: Hey i'm not judging you, i would probably do the same thing - just pointing out that student software is meant for students.

Don't get the Home and Student version, which is available to anyone to purchase for non-commercial household use, confused with Academic licensing. They are completely different animals.

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  Reply # 461394 21-Apr-2011 16:56
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Try google docs or open office.



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  Reply # 461400 21-Apr-2011 17:30
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mattRSK: Try google docs or open office.


Am I a complete idiot for never even considering that there might be a free alternative to Microsoft Office? :D

I might well start using it - for home at least.

Has anyone encountered any major flaws in Open Office? 



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  Reply # 461438 21-Apr-2011 19:51
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Speech recognition with Open Office looks iffy... that could be a deal breaker.

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