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Platform : Windows 7, Windows 8
3.7 out of 5 stars 246 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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System Requirements

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


Product details

  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United Kingdom.
  • Note: Giving as a gift is not available for this item.
  • ASIN: B00DRP5DH0
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 3 July 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (246 customer reviews)

Product Description

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 organize 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 Apps for accessing, editing, and sharing documents.
  • An improved user interface optimized 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

  • 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 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 visualize data in Excel.

System Requirements

  • 1 GHz or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
  • 1 GB RAM (32 Bit) /2 GB RAM (64 Bit) recommended for graphics features and certain advanced functionality5
  • 3.0 GB of available disk space
  • 1366 x 768 resolution
  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 2008 R2 with .NET 3.5 or greater.
    Windows XP, Vista or older NOT supported.
  • 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.

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
Licenses 1 PC 1 PC 1 PC 5 PCs or Macs plus select mobile devices1
Licenses 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 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.
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."

5. 2 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.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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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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Well after some hassle with Microsoft trying to purchase this in the first place, I was pleasantly surprised that as Windows 8 already had Office on my system that I actually didn't have to download the 1gb programme and it only took seconds to have it up and running. I've only had a quick limited use on excel etc but already like the way just hovering over font/type etc gives you an instant view of what it looks like [last word I used previously was circa 2003, so users of later versions probably already know this. Also like the paste/copy experience etc. This review is only really a heads- up to let people know that if they choose the download version one doesn't have to wait 30mins or so to download. Technical comment can be found on the hard copy version of this product on Amazon for a more detailed understanding of Office 2013 but first impressions are that I'm glad I stuck with this and avoided the open office/Libre versions.
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Why can't Microsoft offer this on a CD-ROM? I bought this with a new PC, and have been unable to download it. I scratched off part of the 25-digit product code on the cheap little card that I paid nearly £100 for. I am not a moron; I do know how to use a coin to scratch off a bit of rubbery plastic. It wouldn't let me do it properly.
If that's how cheap they are at the simple end, what hope is there for a once great and essential product? Shame on you, Microsoft. Cheapskates.

I must add that PC World, where I bought this, were perfectly happy to exchange my card for another, no fuss. So I hold no gripe with them. This product would cost no more than a couple of quid to release on CD-ROM, and this is a sign of unnecessary corner-cutting.
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Whilst I'm not giving an actual review of the Office 2013 here, I do wish to make potential buyers aware that this is a direct install, not an installation program download, and can it only be ONLY be installed by the purchaser with a Microsoft account on the purchasers PC. For the majority of buyers this is probably exactly what they want but we were expecting to obtain an activation number to activate the pre-installed version of Office on my sons new laptop. We only found out after completing the purchase that this is not possible. Amazon also informed me that software purchases are non-refundable. I had not downloaded the software so was eventually given a refund. My son does not have a Microsoft account nor does he have a credit card, and I could only buy this on my account an could not it install it with his details. This is a really retrograde step by MS. Bring back the CD version please. We were left with the only option of activating the pre-installed version at the full MS price. Amazon also need to make buyers aware they need a MS account and can only install to the purchasers account.
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Dithered about buying this, but did so as I had been using Office 2000 and it could no longer deal with my requirements.
It downloaded and installed without any problems but I just could not get it to work. Every time I tried to use it my computer crashed.
At screaming point I contacted The Microsoft Tech Team. They were absolutely fantastic. A lovely lady took over my machine remotely and had the problem fixed in no time.
I had a program on my computer called Abby Fine Print that was preventing Office from working.
(I was not aware that this was on my computer, as I had not installed it. It had been a piggyback download with some other software that had been installed) Once that was removed everything worked just fine. I am so pleased I purchased it. It is so much better than any office I have used.
I had used Office 2010 and had been impressed, but this is fantastic and trying to compere it with Office 2000 is like trying to compere an old banger with a new Bentley Continental (there is just no comparison). it comes with One Drive which means I can now access my docs on my tablet, my mobile phone and anywhere in the world I wish to. How cool is that.
If you need to update your office software do not dither like I did. Get This Now. It is definitely the best office suite out there.
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