Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013
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Office Just OK
25 March 2014
Excerpt: Nice interface with Skydrive (OneDrive)but for a non power user it can be frustrating and confusing. Clean interface for the most part. The "File" page is not as clean and useful as prior versions.
Pros: It's Microsoft Office, the gold standard of office suites. It has the three most widely-used Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. It also has OneNote, which I would probably use if I had a touch screen.
Cons: So, Microsoft doesn't seem to want to distribute their software on physical media anymore. That kind of upsets me, means I can't do a full offline install. It's basically no different from the "download key" version, which is the same price so it doesn't matter. Now the actual software: Office 20...
Summary: I had to step in after reading the last review. It was biased and not very helpful.
Pros: I used the Release Preview last year while I was trying out Windows 8. Office 2013 works well and integrates with the new interface of Windows 8. When it worked it was fast and intuitive. I really enjoyed the new search method for templates.
Cons: Everything is made for a touch screen. When making a spreadsheet I work better with my a mouse and keyboard. Who makes a spreadsheet with their fingers all over the screen? With everything bigger to facilitate touching I feel that a lot of the screen is wasted with interface options instead of in...
Summary: The Program worked fine. I am more concerned with the fact that after registering the program as stated in the instructions and went to step 2, I got a message that there was something wrong with my new computer.
Nothing special but better offering than Office 365
Andrew Slack, Amazon
8 June 2014
Summary: I was in the market for a new laptop, and needed word pro and spreadsheet capability at home. Frankly there is nothing competitive with MS OFfice if you have a PC, which is why the prices are high compared to other software where there is a proper market.