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Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013, License Card, 1 User (PC)

Platform : Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 10
3.8 out of 5 stars 336 customer reviews

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  • One time purchase for the life of your PC, transfer your license to a different user or a new PC as needed
  • Create and organise faster with time-saving features
  • Experience Office on Windows 8 and Windows 10 devices with improved user interface optimised for touch, pen and keyboard
  • Use Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote to simplify and share your information
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  • Platform: Windows 8 / 7 / 10
  • 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 ; 41 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • ASIN: B00A2ILWHA
  • Release Date: 29 Jan. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (336 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93 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."

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Potential buyers should note that following a lot of negative press about non-transferable Office licenses, Microsoft changed this policy in March 2013.
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).

"Based on customer feedback we have changed the Office 2013 retail license agreement to allow customers to transfer the software from one computer to another," Microsoft's Jevon Fark said in a blog post on Wednesday. "This means customers can transfer Office 2013 to a different computer if their device fails or they get a new one."
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Since writing this review Microsoft have had a change of heart-well, a change of policy anyway. I understand that the license is now transferable on new purchases. Well done us!-

I have always liked Microsoft Home Office and have used it for many years, but they have gone too far with Office 2013. Upping the price is one thing but making the license `One time purchase for the life of your PC; non-transferrable' is outrageous.

It means if you change your PC, reinstall Windows, or install a replacement hard drive you have to buy a new copy of Office 2013. Do the words shot and foot mean anything?

It may be part of your cunning plan to drive us into your cloud based 365 subscription version, but me? When the time comes I am off to Open Office: it is free and almost as good.
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Microsoft have two major income streams. The largest is from licensing Windows and the second is from Office.

Income from Windows was much reduced on the release of Windows 7 and has dropped further since Windows 8 was released. The corporate buyers are refusing to commit to either upgrade and that is where the big bucks should derive. Office provided a steady, but not dramatically large, income stream for many years but the impact of freebies such as Open Office and Libre Office and the costs of licensing hundreds and possibly thousands of users makes the no-cost alternatives very attractive. To add to the problem, employees using Libre or Open Office may well be tempted to use the same software at home and the truth is that many have. Many of these freebies are functionally identical to the mainstream products in all but a few little-used areas and, interface aside, few will notice or regret the move from the paid-for product.

Microsoft needed to come up with an alternative plan and the current license model where the license is not transferable from one user to another or from one machine to its successor owned by the same user may seem attractive to MS, especially if the annual, renewable license is chosen which produces a guaranteed income for a number of years. Adobe use a similar model and some suggest that it is negatively affecting their sales. It is less than attractive to most potential purchasers.
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Price & restrictions
MS have effectively increased the price of Office by over 300%. Beware especially of the "lease" deal which will effectively kill your copy if you don't keep up the payments ($100 per year). Secondly, despite the box, you don't ever get a disc. This is just a stonking great download which will take about an hour on a 2mb connection. Product is locked to the PC it is installed on. It is impossible to use the copy elsewhere. This will be the most expensive office software in the 21st century to date.

The interface
If you disliked office 2007/10 then you will dislike this even more. No more colours, just grey on grey with a grey background. Looks as interesting and exciting as a bowl of cold porridge. Tab titles are NOW IN ALL CAPITALS why????? Pointless & annoying.

If you have a tablet you can now make the icons bigger. Other than that, there is no advantage over office 2010 that I can find.

Documents
When you save something you are primarily directed towards "THE CLOUD" where MS want you to store all your docs - two issues with this, firstly it means that MS and anyone else they like can access your potentially private & confidential docs; secondly MS assumes that you have a fast internet connection all of the time.

Outlook appears to have some issues in terms of sharing calendars which have caused major problems for some people.

Conclusions
Time to ditch this overpriced, control freak, dull bloatware and move onto something infinitely preferable. This is the worst version of MS Office ever, and I have been a user since 1992.

After office 2007 was released I ported all of our standard document formats into Libre Office .odt format. That now looks like a really good decision and I heartily recommend ditching MS Office and migrating to Libre Office or Open Office asap. Save your money and save your sanity.
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This does pretty much exactly the same thing as previous versions of Microsoft office but with a few new cloud storage features and other small refinements. It is fully functional though but it will only work on a fairly recent computer (the requirements are windows 7 or 8). The biggest downside is the licence is for one computer only which makes it cost more than the previous version which was for three computers. As long as it is the industry standard expect similar behaviour from Microsoft in the future where it may become a in the cloud product only. Otherwise a fairly good product but only worth buying if you really need it.
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