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Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 Product Keycard $28 at Harvey Norman

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Just saw this on their web site, doesn't say have to buy computer with it.

May be you can use WELCOME5.

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    Is it better than OpenOffice?

    • +7 votes

      better is such a strong word…
      I prefer the term 'more ubiquitous'

    • +14 votes

      Anything is better than OpenOffice.

      • -4 votes

        Are you refering to political issues with Oracle and thus suggesting libre office, or are you just being stuborn and ignorant?

        • +21 votes

          Maybe he is referring to the fact that OpenOffice 'Calc' is like Excel's retarded little brother that still does math on his fingers.

          Still, the price is right.

        • +4 votes

          I'm referring to the fact that every time I've tried to use it, it screws the formatting of Word documents and PowerPoint presentations and causes a lot of frustration. Also, if you're going to throw around insults about someone's knowledge/intelligence, it might help your case if you spell the word correctly.

          Edit: Admittedly, I haven't tried it in the past year, but my previous experiences were enough to turn me off it.

        • +1 vote

          Thank Microsoft for not opening up their file formats.

          If you are uisng OpenOffice, it's best to just start saving in the native open formats. The last time I checked, you got a warning message about saving in Microsoft formats referring to formatting.

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          So your problem is just that it is not microsoft office. Nor does it claim to be.

        • +1 vote

          FYI that's also partially MS's fault for not following their own file formats properly.

          I'm sure OO is the bigger culprit, but MS isn't an angel.

        • +1 vote

          jjcf,
          Calc has always worked fine for me, but I'm not a major spreadsheet user. I was just reading about Calc changes in the (fork of OpenOffice) LibreOffice here:
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LibreOffice_Calc


          Since forking from OpenOffice LibreOffice Calc has undergone a massive re-work of external reference handling to fix a large number of defects in formula calculations involving external references, and to boost data caching performance especially when referencing large data ranges.[7]

          Additionally Calc now supports 1 million rows in a spreadsheet[8] with macro references to each cell.

          Calc is capable of opening and saving most spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel file format.[5] Calc is also capable of saving spreadsheets as PDF files.[5]


          I don't know what specifically you meant by 'retarded' but maybe a newer release will fix the issues you had?

          That said, I've never had a problem as a casual user of spreadsheets.

        • +4 votes

          "Thank Microsoft for not opening up their file formats."

          Except for, you know, that whole Office Open XML standard they created thats been the default format since 2007, and standardised by both ECMA and ISO/IEC.

          Of course there are still incompatibilities and little gotchas, but each subsequent Office version moves closer to the official ISO ("strict") version rather than MS's transitional version.

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          This x100

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          SteveBuscemi
          So again, it's down to Microsoft, no?
          And we don't really know whether the commenter above was seeking earlier compatibility with Office formats when saving too.

        • +3 votes

          Except for, you know, that whole Office Open XML standard they created thats been the default format since 2007, and standardised by both ECMA and ISO/IEC.

          This whole process was very broken. have a read:
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standardization_of_Office_Open_...

          Edit: Specifically:

          This has been observed to be perhaps the most controversial and unusual ISO ballot ever convened, both in the number of comments in opposition, and in unusual actions during the voting process. Various factions have strongly supported and opposed this fast track process. On the supporting side were primarily Microsoft affiliated companies; on the opposing side were free- or open-source software organizations, IBM and affiliates, Sun Microsystems, and Google.

          There have been reports of attempted vote buying,[12][13][14][15] heated verbal confrontations, refusal to come to consensus and other very unusual behavior in national standards bodies.[16][17][18][19] This is said to be unprecedented for standards bodies, which usually act together and have generally worked to resolve concerns amicably.

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          A downvote on my comment (above) as I write this?
          So much for debating skills.

          So it's not Microsoft's fault they bork and corrupt any standards process? Do tell. If they had a 100% implementation of 'open' standards, this discoussion would not even be happening; manufacturers would be making 100% interoperable Office-compatible products following the standard.

          Is any office suite doing this without paying Microsoft a fee?

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          The newer Microsoft Formats (Office 2007+) are open, they are zip files with xml and image files inside of them.

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          Read above comment by Bruce.

      • +1 vote

        Openoffice is good.
        Main problem: slowness of start-up, particularly on older machines.
        Price: fantastic. Lack of vendor lock-in: fantastic.

        A good 80% of people could start using it if they knew it existed. If the corporate world weren't so Office-centric, I bet they would.

        It is worse than Office in some areas and better than Office in some other areas.
        A mixed bag that is well worth the price of admission!

      • +3 votes

        i prefer libreoffice over openoffice

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          I haven't noticed any major differences between the two in my casual use.

        • +1 vote

          In my somewhat un-knowledgible use of Open/Libre Office I have never had any problems. I have found that with it installed on a computer there is never a problem opening any spreadsheet or other document sent to me, no matter what version of what source it came from.

    • +5 votes

      Microsoft Office is 100% like Microsoft Office. This is the number one selling point.

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        Microsoft Office 2010 is nothing like Microsoft Office….

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          try 2013…

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    Need a licence for laptop…got one!! Thanks OP!!

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    thankyou.. I'm happy with libreoffice.. but my GF wants a genuine office for uni

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      The Office 2013 for Uni students is only $100 ;) gives you Pro version

      • +1 vote

        But this office 2010 is only $28 and is arguably nicer than Office 2013

  • +13 votes

    Today is the last day you can upgrade from office 2010 to 2013 for free, be quick.

    "Eligibility Period – from October 19, 2012 to April 30, 2013: You must purchase, install, and activate your Office 2010 or Office for Mac 2011 product. You may sign up at Office.com/offer to be notified by email when the products are ready for download."

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/offer/pre-launch-offer-det...

    • +2 votes

      so pick this up and redeem by today…

    • +1 vote

      I presume it's US time, which gives us Aussies an extra 12 hours or so. But I don't think I'll presume and just redeem tonight :)

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    i am sorry but i don't know well. can you tell me that where can i download microsoft office when i buy it?

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      It is right there on the product overview when you visit the deal. Here is a copy:

      Have Microsoft Office 2010 pre-loaded on your PC? Unlock and access its powerful features with this Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 Product Key Card. If you don't have Microsoft Office 2010 pre-loaded –that's ok. Visit www.office.com/productkeycard and enter your unique 25-character Product Key to download and install your productivity software.*

      *Non pre-loaded PCs may be required to download up to 800MB of data to successfully install Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Student.

      • +1 vote

        thank you!!!i am happy!!

      • +1 vote

        I used the link that alvian provided and am downloading Office now.
        Thanks for providing that info :).

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      You should get a download link when you register the Office Home and Student 2010 keycard.

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    Thanks OP, very useful!

  • +1 vote

    just a few questions

    Is this the same as this except it's a few years older.

    and why is Word more expensive than Home and Student which includes word as well as powerpoint and excel?

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      Office Home and Student 2010 is the previous version which is what is being spoken of in this thread. The latest is Office Home and Student 2013.

      • +1 vote

        Also because the Home & Student version is licenced for… home and student use?

      • -1 vote

        yeah i know this is the older version but it's essentially the same thing isn't it? It's just an older version with different packaging?

  • +3 votes

    Guys please note, last day to activate this and get the free upgrade,

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/offer/

    • +3 votes

      Those who want it better order via store pickup ASAP and get down to their Harvey Norman store today then in order to activate for the free Office 2013 upgrade.

      I got mine months ago but it was for the Office 2010 Pro i got for $99 to Office 365 Pro upgrade. Pays to be a TAFE IT student.

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        how do you register for the free upgrade? the link provided above just has faqs and eligibility requirements…

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          this link should work for redemption

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          The big green button saying 'Redeem now' wasn't a give away?

        • +1 vote

          I get an error stating "The Office 2013 Product Key provided represents a product which is not eligible for this promotion. Please re-enter your Product Key and try again, or check the program eligibility requirements."

          i have the almost free version from the myspace.com registration deal a while ago.

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          Have you installed and activated Office 2010 you got from HN?

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          Yeah HUP would be excluded from this as you just pay $15 for the new version through your HUP program

          EDIT: meant to reply to heathsouter… the myspace almost free was using the HUP program that is offered as part of your employment with companies that have a MS software assurance agreement so would be excluded from the free upgrades

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          ok, makes sense. i sent an email to MS support anyway, to see if they will do it…

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    All good!

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    Does anyone know of any deals for Office home and business? Really need Outlook.

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      There doesn't seem to be any deals happening for Office Home and Business. Office Home and Business 2013 is currently $258 at Officeworks.

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        I just bought a PKC for Office Home and Business for $185 off ebay… (hope its the real deal)

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    ordered, but wont be able to pick up till tomorrow, anyway for me to redeem it ?
    do you guys think calling HN and ask them to give me the product key works ?

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      Can you use WELCOME5 to order it online?

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        it doesn't work :(

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      No it seems the product has to be activated by today in order to redeem the free office 2013 upgrade. Just purchasing today is not good enough it seems you have to actually install and activate it by today. Tomorrow will be too late.

      "Eligibility Period – from October 19, 2012 to April 30, 2013: You must purchase, install, and activate your Office 2010 or Office for Mac 2011 product. You may sign up at Office.com/offer to be notified by email when the products are ready for download."

      http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/offer/pre-launch-offer-det...

      Also the Harvey Norman store won't let you have it until they receive the order from the head office and get payment. Until then they won't have any idea about it as no order would be on their system.

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        puchased and called the store. mine is available for pick up today or even now.

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    Out of stock in Melbourne CBD at QV.

  • +2 votes

    "The Office Pre-Launch Offer has two distinct periods:

    Eligibility Period – from October 19, 2012 to April 30, 2013: You must purchase, install, and activate your Office 2010 or Office for Mac 2011 product. You may sign up at Office.com/offer to be notified by email when the products are ready for download.

    Redemption Period – from the availability dates of the new Office to May 31, 2013: If you signed up, you will receive an email from Microsoft when the new Office is ready for download. You must redeem the offer at Office.com/offer within the redemption period."

    So guys… buy the 2010 today, register and intall it. Then you have until 31 May to redeem 2013 upgrade.

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    Out of stock in Nunawading as well.

    Also. I asked if it were possible to pay and buy over the phone and just get the sales guys to give me the code so i can activate the offer tonight, however, he said no, i needed a physical copy. D:
    Guess I can't get this sweet offer then. D:

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    FYI SBS2003 has compatibility issues with Office2013

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      egh, can't edit my post, ignore this comment. It's an issue with Win8 and SBS2003

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    just ordered one,used pickup at Richmond store
    Thanks OP

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    Anyone try price matching ?? OW got any stock?

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      I had a look at the OW website and Office 2010 didn't even show up on it so i'd say they no longer sell it. Neither does Dick Smith or JB HI-FI sell Office Home and Student 2010 any more. It's EOL when it comes to retail sale that's why it's been reduced to $28.

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    Out of stock in Darwin. Ordered online. $9.95 delivery, what a scam that is.

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    Is this "key card" version tied to a particular PC once activated, or will it activate fine after upgrading to a new system? One response on Microsoft Community suggests the former is the case:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2010-...

    "If you purchased Office 2010 as product key card then the Office Product Key Card can only be installed on one PC.

    If you ever need to reinstall Office you can do so on the same PC on which Office was originally installed and the license cannot be transferred to any other computer."

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      Not tied to a single PC forever like OEM is. It's sold at retailers after all. It's a retail product key. It can only be installed on one PC at a time. You would be able to move it to another PC at a later date when you remove the installation off the previous PC.

      Also that link you posted to is referring to the Microsoft Office OEM which comes pre-installed with the Office OEM COA on some pre-built brand name PC's. This is totally different as it's a retail store bought product key hence retail copy. Ignore what that forum says as it doesn't apply here with the retail product key.

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    I've just placed an order online, rang the store, they said I can pick it up today, I have just realised that my Home Use Program copy (corporate) can be used on 2 PCs. So I don't really need it now.

    So anyone interested? PM me.

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      PMd

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        replied

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    Bugger - turns out I bought and activated my Office 2010 in September 2012, too early for the offer :(

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    I bought professional version of 2010 and 2013 (posted on ozbargain)before do I actually need this?

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      If you already have Office Professional why would you then want Office Home and Student.

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    is it work getting office356 home edition or office 2013 home/student?

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      Office Home and Student should suffice if you only use word or excel. Office 365 is a per year subscription.

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      oh actua;y I see the 365 edition is like an online subscription which has outlook as well but is only for a year ($119) where as 2013 is complete license but only has excel word, etc not outlook

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    still available martin place sydney.

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    even if 2010 is limited to 1 PC, the free upgrade would give you 365 home license which is for 5 pcs and has outlook.

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      What makes you think it would be office 365 home premium. Why wouldn't it be Office Home and Student 2013 which is the equivalent edition?.

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      this answers your query.. http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/offer/ in short.. its either or windows. Mac only 365

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        Still you'd only get a 1 year license with Office 365. After that pay up for another year.

        But i suppose at this measly $28 you wouldn't really care much at the moment.

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    Can someone confirm if you can install this on another computer, activate it, then uninstall it and reinstall on another laptop?

    Reason: I'm buying this for my brother and not sure if I got access to his laptop today…. My copy is ready for pickup right now as well.

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      Same question here

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    From this link….
    https://office.microsoft.com/en-au/offer/
    With Office home student 2010 seems like you are entitled to Office 365 Home Premium….

    • +1 vote

      Actually for Office Home & Student 2010 is says that you can choose to upgrade to one of 2 options

      Option A

      Office 365 Home Premium
      One (1) year non-commercial subscription

      Option B

      Office Home & Student 2013
      One (1) non-commercial PC license

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    None left at Warrawong. :(

  •  

    Picked up my copy from Springvale Homemaker Centre. Pretty quick turn-around from order to confirmation so was really happy with that. :)

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      did u wait for the confirmation email or just goto the centre to pick up without it ?

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        called HN Springvale, was told none in stock, wondering if I should cancel the order

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          They wouldn't have any stock unless you ordered it online first. I asked if they had many left and she said most were already set aside for online orders. This was around 1:30pm so I imagine they should be all sold-out by now.

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          Interesting. I ordered 13:45 yesterday (showed in stock online) and went there at 15:00 hoping that the follow-up e-mail would've reached me by then. Got an e-mail today stating that my order has been delayed and that it could take up to 10 days. Nice Gerry.

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          Don't believe them, there is not stock anywhere. That's just their excuse so they can hold onto your money. Don't trust them.

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          That's why I paid through paypal with the 21 day payment hold - easier to cancel that & never pay them if I don't get it than to have to get repaid.

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        I placed the order and made my way down to HN during my lunch break. Before I got there, I got a confirmation email but the girl at the counter didn't ask to see, just the order details from when I first placed the order. It was relatively smooth and hassle-free.