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Microsoft Office 2013, Licence Card, 1 User

by Microsoft
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (270 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC
Edition: Home and Student Edition
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  • Transfer your license to a different user or a new PC as needed
  • Create and organise faster with new, time-saving features
  • Experience Office on Windows 8 devices, with improved user interface optimised for touch, pen and keyboard
  • Use Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote to simplify and share your information

Visit our Office FAQs to find out more about Office 2013 and Office 365 applications.

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 8 / 7
  • Media: License
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

Platform: PC | Edition: Home and Student Edition
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 14.7 x 2 cm ; 50 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Release Date: 29 Jan 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (270 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Platform: PC | Edition: Home and Student Edition

Product Description

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Office Home & Student 2013

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote on one PC.

Office Home & Student 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, and OneNote.
  • 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 get my Office software?

Please note: This item does not contain a disc; it is a product key card that requires a download from office.com. See steps involved below:

  1. Once you have placed your order and received your product key card in the post, locate your product key on the rear of the included card.
  2. When you locate the product key, follow the instructions on the card, and go to https://officesetup.getmicrosoftkey.com/ to download and install.
  3. Enter your 25-digital product key as prompted.
  4. Sign in or create a Microsoft account.
  5. Select your preferred country and language.
  6. From your "My Account" page with Microsoft, select the item that you want to install.
  7. Click the "Install" button to begin your download.

What's new with Office?

Complete Tasks

  • Experience Office on Windows 8 devices, with an improved user interface optimised 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 Sharing

  • Use OneNote to capture and share notes, pictures, web pages, voice memos, and more.
  • Allow others to scroll through your Word docs in a browser, even if they don’t have Word.
  • Focus on your audience with PowerPoint tools that let you zoom in or skip to any slide without seeing the slides in between.

Microsoft Office Applications

  • Incorporate content from PDFs into Word documents.
  • Add pictures, videos, or online media to a Word doc with a simple drag and drop.
  • Recommended Charts helps you visualise data in Excel.

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 Explorer 8, 9, 10; Firefox 10.x or later; Safari 5 (Mac) and Chrome 17.x
  • Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
  • 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 optimized for use with Windows 8.
  • Speech recognition functionality requires a close-talk microphone and audio output device.
  • Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.

See More: Office Frequently Asked Questions

Which version is right for you?

Office Home & Student 2013 is for households who want Office 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
Licences 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 "licensed computer."

Product Description

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A real backwards step 24 July 2013
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Home and Student Edition|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Please don't get me wrong here, I use MSOffice and have done so for many years now. This review is purely about this particular version / incarnation of it.

First of all, what you are buying here is merely the licence key; you need to download the software (about 2.1 Gbytes) which took, on my 30 Mbit broadband, about 12 minutes. If you are on the UK average speed of about 3 Mbits, then think 2 hours download time.

When you come to install, you will not get Outlook, this is not part of this distribution kit. Personally, for home use, I consider Outlook and Word the two most useful elements but, as I say, Outlook is not included in this version.

Installing is relatively simple and, when installed, the functionality is very similar to 2010 and 2007. There are a few extras, but nothing I would get excited about.

The problem will come when you decide, maybe because you've upgraded your PC, to de-install this and re-install on your new machine. You can't do it as the software is linked to the motherboard ID of your PC.

Over the years, I have de-installed and re-installed various versions of Office and my investment in the software has remained good, this is no long the case.

So, my advice, is to hunt around and buy the older Office 2010 rather than this new version.

For reasons of licensing, I cannot recommend this as the best by option right now.

A final note that may be applicable to some readers. If you work for a large company, Microsoft run a HUP (Home Use Program) whereby employees may be able buy Microsoft software at a very cheap price. Check with your employer if you fit into this category as the price is about 5% (i.e. 95% discount) of the usual retail price.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars There's Nothing Like Office. 21 Aug 2013
By Coincidence Vs Fate TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Home and Student Edition|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Despite what other reviewers have said I actually don't mind that you don't actually get a physical disc for your monwey. Microsoft have done this for a while. In the past as part of my employers HUP I've had Office Enterprise and a few other versions in the past whereby I've just received my serial number and a download link.

You do have to sign up with Microsoft now though to use their software, so you have to register before you downloading and it's worth noting that you are "signed in" while using Word, etc. One useful feature though is SkyDrive - similar to Google's and many others - that lets you save stuff to the cloud.

Office 2013 is similar to the two previous versions. After six years I still struggle to remember where all the functions are. Things were much clearer up to the 2003 version in my opinion.

I'm using Home and Student 2013 on a Windows 8, Toshiba touch screen laptop. On starting Word you are presented with a batch of templates from a Blank Document to other flyers, etc. The most annoying thing for me is when clicking on the blank document once it's loaded the on-screen keyboard fires up and I have to close it every time. I'm hoping that there is a solution to that tucked somewhere away in the menus. The ribbon menu is familiar to users of 2007 and 2010 with HOME having all the nitty-gritty options such as font, font size, effects, etc.

Although I like using LibreOffice, etc there's nothing like Word, even versions which are 15 years old still work perfectly well. 2013 is great for W8 touch screens and I would recommend it to anyone.
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51 of 54 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Home and Student Edition|Verified Purchase
Though this installed fine on my system (Windows 7, SP1, 64-Bit), I did have problems installing the Office 365 trial (before I chose instead to buy the Home and Student 2013 download from Amazon). The problem for me seemed to be as it says you can start using office straight away (before the product has even been installed). I didn't try this, but after the introduction video (which starts playing whilst it is installing) there is an option to "learn more". After clicking this, the Office 365 trial opened a Powerpoint presentation, whilst Office was still installing, and Powerpoint promptly crashed. The installer also gave several "critical" errors, but continued installing eventually and despite the problems, everything seemed to work fine when it had finished.

I could understand how this may cause serious problems to your install--depending on whereabouts the installer had gotten to--so I'd recommend not trying to open any programs or clicking the "learn more" button. I didn't do anything with this download version (just let it install) and it installed without any problems for me.

The software itself is great. I prefer it to 2010 mainly as it seems to load a lot quicker (all programs load in a couple of seconds, whereas with Office 2010 it was an irritating 10-20 on my system). I also really like the new start screen--which looks beautiful and gives you easy access to all your recently used/pinned documents as well as the templates on Office.com (though you can turn it off in the options if you prefer to go straight to the program). I use templates a lot, so for me this was excellent.
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Can anyone advise? Have paid 95 and got nothing. If I go to microsoft support I have to pay for it!
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