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Office 2013 retail is tied to 1 machine forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    Well i like Office 2013, which is an improvement over previous versions.

    I like it when i can open 3 of 4 Excel docu's all in a different window, simply because that way i make less mistakes, saving a doc with the wrong, thus overwriting another doc.

    But it is true...it seems we will be paying and paying Microsoft more and more every year.

    Jeff
    Flash fill in Excel 2013 has like, revolutionized my life. I input the same data over and over and Excel will do it for me after a keystroke or two. Pretty neat!

    I think there is also better table resizing, which again, is freaking awesome for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Oh, my! You get a subscription to SkyDrive where your files will reside . . . which will most likely terminate with your subscription to Office. Oops!
    This is some serious FUD here. You do not have to and are not REQUIRED to save anything to Skydrive.
    You can save everything to your Hard Drive

    If you let your account lapse, yes, you may lose everything on Skydrive.

    You know what they say about Data, Back it up or lose it.
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    Microsoft has changed the license agreement for Office 2013 due to user complaints (and common sense, if not legal issues).

    see: Office News - Office 2013 now transferable

    James
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Oh, my! You get a subscription to SkyDrive where your files will reside . . . which will most likely terminate with your subscription to Office. Oops!
    This is some serious FUD here. You do not have to and are not REQUIRED to save anything to Skydrive.
    You can save everything to your Hard Drive

    If you let your account lapse, yes, you may lose everything on Skydrive.

    You know what they say about Data, Back it up or lose it.
    Good to know, although I will never use Office 365 in the cloud. I have a permanent SkyDrive account (it came with a beta test), so, rethinking things, I'm not sure I would lose anything I did on Office 365. Still, I am perfectly happy with Office 2010; there were too many Excel bugs in 2013 when I beta tested, and I'm not sure they're not still there, as they were there just before RTM. And, like I said, I'm not going to use the subscription version of Office.
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  5. #55


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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesF View Post
    Microsoft has changed the license agreement for Office 2013 due to user complaints (and common sense, if not legal issues).

    see: Office News - Office 2013 now transferable

    James
    Yeah, I read that awhile back. So, that means I'll be able to use one copy of Office 2013 on one desktop and one laptop?
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  6. #56


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JamesF View Post
    Microsoft has changed the license agreement for Office 2013 due to user complaints (and common sense, if not legal issues).

    see: Office News - Office 2013 now transferable

    James
    Yeah, I read that awhile back. So, that means I'll be able to use one copy of Office 2013 on one desktop and one laptop?
    Nope.

    One license per PC, unlike the old license which could be used on 3 PCs at a time. (Office Home & Student, at least.)

    You will be able to transfer that license to a new PC, though. Originally, it was intended to be like an OEM copy, not transferrable.
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