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Hi, I just bought my first ever macbook at the weekend and because of the way my University works, owning microsoft office is useful in terms of printing and saving files that I can work on any where. So, I decided to buy Microsoft Office 2010 for the mac. When i downloaded it however, it says that I am in DOS mode and it is locked. So currently, I am a fair bit of money down with nothing to show for it. I have read about these emulators and running windows vista and things through the mac, but this surely will just add more of a cost.

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if you have brought microsoft office 2010 for the mac it should just install on your mac fine. What happens when the disk is in?
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I didn't get the disc. I just bought it as an electronic download. I have also tried to phone up microsoft but they don't give you any of the technical support phone numbers.
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take it back and get the Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac. Sounds like you got the Windows version by mistake.

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ok can i just ask it is a mac file and not a windows one? it should be .dmg file?
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take it back and get the Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac. Sounds like you got the Windows version by mistake.

Yes - this. There is no Office 2010 for Mac.
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Okay, thanks guys.

I'm on the phone to them just now. Appreciate the info.
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Just cancelled it. Think i'll get the 2011 Microsoft office for MACs! unless you have any other recommendations?
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office 2011 is fine works well.
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I have Word 2011 (there is no 2010) on my MBP and it works great.
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Office 2011 is the go. The previous version was Office 2008 so someone at your uni IT department does not know much about Macs alas.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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just curious did you install office on lion and it worked? you didn't upgrade from SL but you bought the mac with lion preinstalled?
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just curious did you install office on lion and it worked? you didn't upgrade from SL but you bought the mac with lion preinstalled?
I have done it both ways. I upgraded from SL to lion with Word (no issues), and currently I did the fresh install of Lion without any issues with word.
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