What your lazy Company never told you. A Guide to Microsoft Office 2013 (Mac 2011) for Almost Free.
Here’s how you can get Microsoft Office Professional 2013 (or Office for Mac 2011) for almost free. Follow the steps below and start downloading today!
Go to www.microsofthup.com and select your country. On there you will this screen:
As you can see, you can choose which region you are from, then select the country you are from. In this example, I will use Singapore
Once you’ve clicked on the Country (in this case Singapore) you will see the login page:
You will need to enter your work email address, and a program code. The Program code is a unique number for your company. You can get it from your IT dept if you ask. But they will probably pretend like they didn’t get your email anyways. BUT there’s still a way! (read on)
Don’t know your Program Code? Then just enter your work email address.
Here’s how. Click on the Blue text Under the Program Code field:
And now you only need to enter your email address:
That’s it! No Program Code, No Problem!
If it works, you will see the success message which looks like this:
You have been sent an email to the work email address you provided. Go check your email now.
When you check your email, the subject line will be: “Microsoft HUP: Shopper account information, activation required” and look like this:
Click on the “Buy Now” link
Once you click on the link, you enter the HUP Store, which looks like this:
Here you can choose either Office Professional Plus 2013 or Office for Mac 2011, but not both. You can also choose Project or Visio if you see it. Pick the one you want and click “Add to Cart”
You are now in the cart page, which looks like this:
Here you have the option of adding a Backup DVD to your order. You can come back to purchase it later if you wish. You can also add a language pack if you want. Once you’re done here, click the green “Checkout” button
You are now on the Billing Page, which looks like:
Pretty standard, fill out your billing info. Two things to note: You can enter a personal email address to receive the order confirmation email, and there is a cart summary of your order on the right hand side. Scrolling down…You see the bottom of the billing page, which looks like:
Click the checkbox and click the green button
You are now at the order confirmation page, which looks like this:
Review your order. You can edit your billing info or shipping info if you need. The bottom of the page, accept the Terms and Conditions:
Click the green button after checking the check box
You have completed your purchase and see the Thank You screen:
You see your order number at the top starting with CNL. You will receive a confirmation email at your work email address and your personal email (if you specified one).
Under Order Details you see 1) product your purchased and 2) the product key.
You also see the green buttons next to the products. Click on this to download your software.
Note that if you wish to download the 64-bit version, click on “Download Options” under the button:
And you can choose either 32-bit or 64-bit version for download.
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