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Microsoft Office for Mac 2014 release date, rumours and leaked images

Karen Haslam | July 11, 2013
When will Office for Mac 2013/2014 come out?

So now you know.

Will Microsoft ditch Office for Mac?

Years ago a document appeared that suggested that back in 1997 Microsoft was considering dumping Office for Mac. The memo detailed poor sales of Office, and suggested that stopping development of Office for Mac would "do a great deal of harm to Apple immediately."

Luckily around that time Steve Jobs had returned to Apple and he agreed a deal with Microsoft that ensured the company would continue to develop Office for the Mac.

Can you get Office for Mac for free?

There is a 30-day trial of Microsoft Office 2013 for Windows. However, Microsoft actually allows you to reset your Office 2013 trial as many as five times. So you can get a total of 9 months worth of usage for free. You have to access the command line to reset, details of how to do so are here.

If you need a free suite of Office apps OpenOffice is available to download on the Mac.

 

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