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    Question Way to copy Office from one computer to another?
    I bought some version of Office for OS X when I upgraded my old ibook. I installed it on my next mac. Now on my 3rd mac (and 4th move since then!), and I can't find the disc anywhere. Is there any way to get the software from my old computer to my new macbook? Since I can't find the disc, I can't find the license number (or whatever it's called) either. Suggestions? (Besides buy new software! I'm broke right now, but I need office for work!)

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    Way to copy Office from one computer to another?
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    I'm not 100% sure this is legal, but I think if you connect the two Macs together via FireWire and run Migration Assistant (it's in your Utilities Folder) you can copy Apps over.


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    See, I needed an excuse to buy a firewire!

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    as the man above said !!

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    Way to copy Office from one computer to another?
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    Try NeoOffice instead.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    neoOffice is better and free.

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    Way to copy Office from one computer to another?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Try NeoOffice instead.
    True story.

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    Way to copy Office from one computer to another?
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    If It's legal
    If your copy of office is licensed to you all you have to do is insert a blank disc, drag the office folder on to it and click burn. Insert it in the other computer and drag it in to the Apps folder. Mac does the rest and it's cheaper than buying a firewire.
    [SIGPIC]

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    Way to copy Office from one computer to another?
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    whoaaaa... i know for sure this is illegal, but when I asked about some "other" things I was crucified.... nice.

    it's cool though, whatever helps you in the end

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    Is NeoOffice compatible with Office? I'll be making ppt presentations at home and using them on the macs at work.

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    Way to copy Office from one computer to another?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckmac View Post
    Is NeoOffice compatible with Office? I'll be making ppt presentations at home and using them on the macs at work.
    Yep. You should change the preferences to make the default file type to save in as Office-compatible, but it will happily read Office filetypes without modification.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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