Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011

Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011

Product Information

  • Overview

    The latest version of Microsoft's productivity software on the Macintosh platform, Office 2011 for Mac is more powerful and easier to use. It combines Microsoft Word for Mac, Microsoft PowerPoint® for Mac and Microsoft Excel® for Mac and lets you easily create high-impact documents and seamlessly share your ideas with others, whether they're on the Mac or Windows® platform.

    Word for Mac 2011

    Powerful writing tools help you create outstanding documents, then store, edit and share your work easily on the web. Create visually rich newsletters, brochures, documents and more in Publishing Layout view.

    Instantly see styles applied in your document with Visual Styles. Work in Full Screen view to maximise space for reading and writing documents. Rearrange layers of text, photos and graphics quickly with Dynamic Reordering. View, edit, store and share documents online with the Word Web App on Windows Live® SkyDrive®. Share and co-author Word documents with virtually anyone, whether they're using Office on a Mac or PC.

    Excel for Mac 2011

    Illuminate your financial picture with easy-to-analyse spreadsheets you can post online to view, edit, share or co-author with your family from virtually anywhere.

    Clarify your data using Conditional Formatting with icons, data bars and colour scales. Spot trends with new Sparklines, small charts that fit in a single cell. Spend more time analyzing data and less time sifting through it with PivotTables. Organise, filter and format related data with Excel tables. Increase efficiency and save time by automating repetitive tasks using Visual Basic. View, edit, store and share spreadsheets online with the Excel Web App on Windows Live SkyDrive. Share and co-author Excel spreadsheets with virtually anyone, whether they're using Office on a Mac or PC.

    PowerPoint for Mac 2011

    Create powerful, professional presentations that engage and inspire your audience, and present online as effectively as in person.

    Remove backgrounds or add colour filters to your photos right within PowerPoint. Move beyond the conference room and broadcast your presentations online. Rearrange layers of text, photos and graphics quickly with Dynamic Reordering. Rehearse, check your timing and take notes in Presenter View. View, edit, store and share Office documents online with the PowerPoint Web App on Windows Live SkyDrive. Share and co-author PowerPoint presentations with virtually anyone, whether they're using Office on a Mac or PC.

  • Did you notice?

    With its newly reinvented user interface and wealth of templates, this suite of tools makes producing personal documents and student projects quick and easy.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Everyday home use by everyone in the family; great for students at all levels.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Alpha-numeric PIN and Product Key for downloading Microsoft Office for Mac
  • Tech Specs

    • Internet Access: Internet Access Required
    • Media: Activation Code & Download Link
  • System Requirements

    Mac

    • OS X 10.5.8 or later
    • Intel processor
    • 2.5GB of free hard-drive space; HFS+ formatted hard drive (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus)
    • 1GB of RAM
    • Connection to a local network for installation
    • 1280 x 800 or higher display resolution
    • Certain features require Internet access (fees may apply); Certain online features require a Windows Live ID
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • UPC or EAN No.: 885370485882

    Warranty

    • Note: Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.

    Manufacturer Note

    • * Requires a Windows Live ID, Internet connection and supported browser.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • VERY PLEASED WITH THIS SUITE

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've been using Office for many years on a PC and eventually decided to get it for my Mac back in 2010. I tried really hard to ge I've been using Office for many years on a PC and eventually decided to get it for my Mac back in 2010. I tried really hard to get on with Pages but it lacked the intuitive feel of Word, and sadly, whilst I liked Keynote, I found it not so compatible with PowerPoint which everyone else I wanted to share files with, used.
    I am sold on the Office Suite although I do use Calendar to sync with my iPhone as I've not found a very reliable and suitable way of syncing with Outlook.
    I use Word and PowerPoint all the time and do not regret in the slightest paying for the Office Suite. I have certainly had NO reliability issues as reported by others; indeed, I have NEVER had a problem with any part of the suite freezing or suddenly closing down... I use Word almost every day too!

    • Written by from Northwich

    197 of 208 people found this useful

    Was this useful? VERY PLEASED WITH THIS SUITE
  • Does exactly what I'm used to on a PC

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I needed a productivity suite for my new mac and since I've been using office 2010 on a pc, I decided to go for office for mac, an I needed a productivity suite for my new mac and since I've been using office 2010 on a pc, I decided to go for office for mac, and it was a great choice. Looks and feels very similar, integrates with my mac very well. All my documents transfer without issues, so I can use it for work confidently. And I didn't even know there was office for mac.

    • Written by from London

    155 of 165 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Does exactly what I'm used to on a PC
  • Looks nice enough, but missing some advanced features and unreliable

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Interface is pleasant and easy enough to get to grips with for anyone still using Word 2003 and above. The new ribbon feature work Interface is pleasant and easy enough to get to grips with for anyone still using Word 2003 and above. The new ribbon feature works well from an ergonomic point of view. There appear to be a number of advanced functions missing from this version of Word but given it's price there had to be some differences from the full version. However, the product as a whole fails due to poor reliability. Almost everyone considering this 'Home' suite will be doing so primarily for Word. I've had my iMac now for about six years - this is the only software on my system that crashes regularly - almost every time I use it, in fact. Several critical updates from Microsoft later, the problem remains. I would say that if you're on a Mac, it's still worth taking the time to get the hang of Pages for this reason alone.

    • Written by from London

    159 of 203 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Looks nice enough, but missing some advanced features and unreliable
  • I wouldn't bother

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I purchased this product thinking that i would need it as it would run better then Page, Keynote and Numbers but i was totally wro I purchased this product thinking that i would need it as it would run better then Page, Keynote and Numbers but i was totally wrong.The product is quite expensive and i don't see the point if buying it now that you can download the iWork apps for free. In my opinion, its a waste of money and you get exactly the same type of stuff that Apple give you.

    • Written by from Newcastle upon Tyne

    3 of 8 people found this useful

    Was this useful? I wouldn't bother
  • Really handy to have Word on a Mac

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Decided to go for this option rather than the annual subscription (£80 per annum!). It was simple to download and now allows me to Decided to go for this option rather than the annual subscription (£80 per annum!). It was simple to download and now allows me to view and save all my word documents in the same format. You also get Excel and Powerpoint in this package.

    At first, I did try just to use 'Pages' which is free and comes with all new macs but I still needed to send Word docs for work reasons. It was quickly clear that opening a word doc in pages didn't always work (losing some formatting); then when I saved it I couldn't re-save it as a word doc but only as a pages doc. Which meant saving it and then creating an export document in the word format. It was time consuming and meant having a couple of copies of each document.

    So spent £110, but it was well worth it and immediately saw the benefit of doing it. Until the world is all on 'pages', then 'word' is still needed!!

    • Written by from London

    13 of 14 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Really handy to have Word on a Mac
  • random issues, losing work done

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    yes I've switched on recover and now set to 2 minutes and I unconsciously key 'cmd+s' regularly while typing - something I had to yes I've switched on recover and now set to 2 minutes and I unconsciously key 'cmd+s' regularly while typing - something I had to learn for office on windows.

    the problem is that you get random errors - at the moment it seems to be around using multi-level bullets - so I stopped using those, until MS release yet another update.

    word in particular is not optimised for Mac, even selecting a range of text with the touch pad doesn't work, so you have to place the cursor at the start of the selection and use the up/down keys to reach the end of the text to be selected.

    word for mac still remains a non-scalable product - the bigger the doc the more difficulties you incur. if you want to do docs of 1-15 pages it's generally OK apart from the above. once you start getting above 20 pages, then please be prepared for extra effort. I have a mid-range, latest spec macbook 15" and it's incredible that I have to wait 2/3 minutes for word to open a 60 page document - minimal formatting.... and don't get me started on templates - the implementation in word for mac is just pathetic, so much effort in attaining the doc format you really want in shot time despite having a 'template' that should do most of the work for you (apart from the words of course!).

    I use word solely for the interoperability with word for windows users - pages, although with its own issues, is a much better product for large docs, but the effort to make interoperable with word users doesn't cut vs struggling with word for windows.

    the point is, word has been available for at least one human generation and on the mac for at least 10 years from memory, yet there are still basic issues.

    perhaps MS should employ some coders and team leaders who take pride in their work OR at least know what they are doing and what people want to do with their products..............

    the joke is that you have to pay gbp100+ for office for mac, ha, ha

    good luck!

    • Written by from london

    10 of 11 people found this useful

    Was this useful? random issues, losing work done

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