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Microsoft Office 2013, License Card, 1 User

by Microsoft
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC Download
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Edition: Home and Business Edition
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Download size:
1 GB
Download time:
13 minutes - 1 hour 30 minutes on broadband
Note: You can download this item for re-installation from Your Software Library. The number of computers eligible for installation will vary.
  • Product download occurs on Office.com. Details about the download process are listed below.
  • The latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, and Publisher.
  • One time purchase for the life of your PC; limited to one "licensed computer" at a time and transfer eligibility restrictions apply.
  • NOTE: Does not include Publisher or Access.
  • NOTE: Windows XP and Vista NOT supported. This product requires Windows 7 or newer operating systems.

Important Download Information
Please note: This item requires a download directly from Microsoft. Once you have completed your software download purchase at Amazon.co.uk, you must click the 'Continue to Office' button to get your software. This button can be found in your confirmation email, your Games and Software Library, and on the Thank You page once you've completed your purchase. Upon clicking the 'Continue to Office' button, you will be directed to a custom Microsoft Office site to register or sign in with a Microsoft account. A Microsoft account is required in order to complete your download. Once signed in, follow the steps to complete your download.


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  • Platform:   Windows 7 / 8
  • Media: Software Download

Product details

Platform: PC Download | Edition: Home and Business Edition
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United Kingdom and who have a U.K. invoice address.
  • Note: Giving as a gift is not available for this item.
  • ASIN: B00DRP4X7G
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 3 July 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description

Platform: PC Download | Edition: Home and Business Edition

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Office Home & Business 2013

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote plus Outlook on one PC.

Office Home & Business 2013 is designed to help you create and organise faster with time saving features and a clean, modern look. Plus, you can save your documents in the cloud on SkyDrive and access them when you are not at home.

What’s new in this release of Office?

The 2013 versions of familiar Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint include new features that help you create, communicate and work efficiently from virtually anywhere. In addition to updating the traditional Office suites, Microsoft has developed brand new subscription versions of Office, specifically designed around the way customers use Office. Each new subscription offer will include the 2013 versions of the Office applications, for example Word, Excel and PowerPoint, plus cloud services such as Skype world minutes and online storage with SkyDrive.

Subscribers will also receive future rights to version upgrades as well as per-use rights across multiple PCs or Macs and select mobile devices.1 Note: The Office applications you can use across PCs, Macs and other devices vary by platform.

1Visit www.office.com/information for a current list of devices. Internet connection required. Internet and mobile telephone usage charges may apply.

What is the difference between the Office 2013 suites and Office 365 plans?

Microsoft Office is still the name Microsoft uses for its familiar productivity software. Office suites have traditionally included applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. All Office 2013 suites include the latest versions of the applications, for use on a single PC.

Microsoft uses the name “Office 365” for products that include cloud services, such as additional SkyDrive online storage, Skype minutes for home use, Lync web conferencing or Exchange Online hosted email for businesses. Cloud services are features that are enabled over the Internet. Most Office 365 plans also include the full-featured Office 2013 applications, which users can install across multiple computers and devices. All Office 365 products, such as Office 365 Home Premium, are paid for on a subscription basis, annually. Active subscribers will receive future rights to version upgrades as a benefit of their subscription. Entitlements vary by product.

What it includes:

  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook.
  • Office on one PC for household use.
  • One time purchase for the life of your PC; non-transferrable.
  • 7 GB of online storage in SkyDrive.
  • Free Office Web Apps1 for accessing, editing, and sharing documents.
  • An improved user interface optimised for touch, pen, and keyboard.

How do I download Office?

Please note: This item requires a download directly from Microsoft. Below are instructions on what to expect when you purchase an Office download from Amazon.co.uk:

  1. Once you have completed your software download purchase at Amazon.co.uk, you must click the "Continue to Office.com" button to get your software. The "Continue to Office.com" button can be found in your confirmation email, Your Games and Software Library, and on the Thank You page once you've completed your purchase.
  2. You will be directed to a custom Microsoft Office site to register or sign-in with a Microsoft account.
  3. Select your preferred country and language.
  4. From your "My Account" page with Microsoft, select the item that you want to install.
  5. Click the "Install" button to begin your download.

What's new with Office?

Complete Tasks Easily

  • Experience Office on Windows 8 devices, with an improved user interface optimized for touch, pen, and keyboard.
  • An improved look and feel reduces distractions for a better reading experience.
  • The new Start screen gives you a selection of recent documents and templates.

Simple Communication

  • Get your emails, schedule, and tasks in Outlook.
  • See your Outlook schedule, an appointment, or details about a contact without changing screens.
  • Create presentations with widescreen themes in PowerPoint.
  • Recommended Charts helps you visualise data in Excel.

Microsoft Office Applications

  • Add pictures, videos, or online media with a simple drag and drop.
  • Use OneNote to capture and share notes, pictures, web pages, voice memos, and more.
  • Incorporate content from PDFs into Word documents.
  • Flash Fill in Excel allows you to format and rearrange your data with tools that recognise patterns and auto complete data with no formulas or macros required.

System Requirements

  • Computer and Processor: 1 GHz or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM (32 Bit) /2 GB RAM (64 Bit) recommended for graphics features and certain advanced functionality2
  • Hard Disk: 3.0 GB of available disk space
  • Display: 1366 x 768 resolution
  • Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2008 R2 with .NET 3.5 or greater
  • Graphics: Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX10 graphics card

Additional Requirements

  • Internet connection. Fees may apply.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later, 32 bit browser only. IE7 or later required to receive broadcast presentations.
  • Microsoft and Skype accounts.
  • A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. However, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. New touch features are optimised for use with Windows 8.
  • Information Right Management features require access to a Windows 2003 Server with SP1 or later running Windows Rights Management Services.
  • Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.

Which version is right for you?

Office Home & Business 2013 has Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook, on one PC. But if you're still not sure which version is right for you, check out our comparison chart.

home and student home and business professional home premium
Home & Student 2013 Home & Business 2013 Professional 2013 Office 365 Home Premium
Licences 1 PC 1 PC 1 PC 5 PCs or Macs plus select mobile devices1
Licence Duration One-time purchase for life of PC4 One-time purchase for life of PC4 One-time purchase for life of PC4 Annual subscription with access to version upgrades
SkyDrive +20 GB storage: Save documents online to your SkyDrive for access and sharing virtually anywhere3 7 GB 7 GB 7 GB 27 GB
Core Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint X X X X
Digital notebook: OneNote2 X X X X
Email, calendars, and tasks: Outlook X X X
Publishing & databases: Publisher2, Access2 X X

1. Windows 7, Windows 8 OS, Windows Phone 7.5, Mac OS X version 10.5.8 required. Visit www.office.com/mobile for applicable devices. Windows RT devices come preinstalled with Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview. Internet connection required. Internet and mobile telephone usage charges may apply.
2. Access and Publisher available on PC only. OneNote not available on Mac OS. Two GHz processor or faster and 1 GB RAM or more recommended for OneNote Audio Search. Close-talking microphone required. Audio Search not available in all languages.
3. Internet and/or carrier network connection required; charges may apply.
4.
You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you, but not more than one time every 90 days (except due to hardware failure, in which case you may transfer sooner). If you transfer the software to another computer, that other computer becomes the "licenced computer."


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
84 of 85 people found the following review helpful
By M. Hadfield TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Home and Business Edition|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
This is a whole suite of complex programs so I'm not going to go into too much detail about each one.

What you get is Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, & Outlook. Although when I say what you get, that isn't strictly true. What you actually get is a very small box containing a credit card sized piece of cardboard. This piece of cardboard has a number on it. That's all you get in the post - a piece of cardboard.

What you do then is sign in to, or create, a Microsoft account. Then you enter your product key. Only at that point do you get to download the software you have purchased. No disc, no manuals, no anything of any substance really. You can have a disc if you want but you have to buy it in addition to what you have already paid!!!!

You can download a 32 bit or a 64 bit version. I've got a 64 bit version of Windows 7 so thought the 64 bit version would do, but Microsoft issue dire warnings about using the 64bit version, so I went for 32!!!!!

I'd read a few reviews about this version of Office and most were unfavourable, so I was a little wary of installing it. I have Office 2007 on my system and I was surprised to discover that after installing Office 2013, all of my Office 2007 programs still functioned normally. Which was great because my Office 2007 suite contains Access and Publisher which are not included in this version of Office 2013.

I'm not a fan of change for change's sake and one of the things I notice about software is that every time I install an upgrade the layout changes (I guess to make me think I'm getting something new), but the functionality remains pretty much the same.

And that's exactly what seems to have happened here.

There's a complete re-design of the look of each window.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Few New Bells and Whistles 13 Aug. 2013
By S. Porter VINE VOICE
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Home and Business Edition|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
It's hard for me to say anything about MS Office 2013 without an "ugh!". The Home & Business product includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook. To be honest, I've never used OneNote in my life and don't think I'll ever need to, and I haven't used Outlook since the 90's, because it was so cumbersome, so I'm not going to be able to say much about those applications.

The box contains instructions on where to download the suite from and gives you an activation code. Microsoft have clearly not thought about users in areas with limited bandwidth. I have rudimentary broadband speeds in my area, but even I struggled and it took me four attempts to successfully complete the download and register the software. If you happen to live somewhere without Broadband, or with heavily restricted bandwidth you're going to be cursing Microsoft for this decision.

Whilst I've still not embraced the 'marvellous' ribbon interface, all the important Word, Excel and Powerpoint features are still there, but if you are updating from a previous version, you'll have to redo all your personalisations. The integration of SkyDrive is OK, but I have no need for this and frankly don't understand why the default position is to save my work to the cloud. It seems Microsoft (and other organisations) haven't grasped the notion that the cloud is pretty useless when you can't get online and there isn't a universal Wifi service in place. Fortunately you can change this default to the traditional documents folder location if you wish to. You may also need to change some of the other default settings, for example, it isn't always easy to start working on documents without first making them editable documents. It might be a nice security feature, but it's really a feature I've no need for and feels like an intrusion.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Paul Sherry 17 Mar. 2014
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Home and Business Edition|Verified Purchase
Sadly this was a total waste of £165.00...

When I tried to download the software the Microsoft web site blocked the download and I've been unable to use the product..

The Microsoft website stated the purchased software was out of region.. I reside in the UAE, I bought the software on the Amazon website.. There was NOTHING to indicate at the time of purchase that there were any constraints regarding geographical use of the product.

I feel very disappointed and conned.! I could not find any way to cancel the purchase.

Regards

Paul
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Spot the difference ! 12 April 2014
By MR
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Home and Business Edition|Verified Purchase
I have Office 2003, 2007, 2010 and now 2013 - and I only upgraded to 2013 to match a clients software - but what a complete waste of money if you own either 2007 or 2010 - it is virtually the same.
I was expecting Outlook to be absorbed into the latest version (like previous upgrades) but it isn't - you can run Outlook 2010 and 2013 on the same computer - which just proves that all they've done is to change the front screen (to lots of horrible white).
But if, like me, you are downloading through Firefox - don't !
When my download stalled I got in touch with Microsoft (who were really helpful) and they basically asked me to do the download through Explorer - which I did and it worked fine.

So if you own 2007 or 2010 - don't bother with this upgrade - you really don't need it.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as 2010 18 Nov. 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Home and Business Edition|Verified Purchase
I have found Office 2013 a bit harder to work with than the 2010 version, and the only reason I bought it was that it was about £100 cheaper than 2010.
It doesn't have very clear slider bars, I can't move emails into tasks, and my contacts list seems more basic than it used to be.
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