Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013
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Microsoft has really locked down
DJ, B&H Photo
18 August 2014
Excerpt: For me, this is the best way to purchase this. I think they should include other products, but that's just my thought. B&H was the best price, and I love their customer service. Products are delivered on time and well packed.
Summary: I had loaded MS OFFICE only two days ago when I had a failure. I went on line to see what others had suggested to fix the problem. I discovered some very distressed people had written comments on this product and its failures. I was able to fix my problem finally but was not happy that the software has obvious glitches. I am sorry I didn't get Office 2010, which I have installed on my other computer.
Summary: It seems unfair that you are forcing us to all buy a new cope every time we change computers. I guess that is the "WASTE MAKERS" concept. If my computer crashes it also crashes the software... hello!!!! Are you listening?
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.
Summary: You have two ads for MS Office Home and Student 2013. One of them says the product will be delivered online. The other does NOT say that. This led me to believe (I think reasonably) that the one that is NOT delivered online would be delivered by CDs in the box. I ordered that one. I got a box with a slip of paper inside telling me how to download online. Why did the OTHER version say it was an online download, but the one I bought did NOT say that?
Summary: I purchased a new computer and the trial had ended for the Office product. I received a much better price and decided to purchase here as opposed to Microsoft. I could not download the software because of the trial version on my system. Utilizing Windows 8 it is no longer a simple process to uninstall this version. I ended up having to contact Microsoft and I had to turn over my computer to the representative.
Excerpt: From a UI standpoint Office 2013 is rather clean, elegant and no-nonsense. It has the new design language the Microsoft uses, which slooks smart and purposeful. But the authorization process is pretty cumbersome. You basically have two keys to worry about: 1. The installation key, which is printed on the card included with the box (sans CD) 2. The authorization key, which you get directly from Microsoft only after you go through the authorization process.