If you're a Mac user, it's fair to assume that you may be a little skeptical when it comes to Microsoft products. Microsoft knows this, of course. Which is why the company has decided to offer Mac users a free, one-month trial of the latest version of their popular Office productivity suite, Microsoft Office for Mac 2011. They're betting you'll like it so much you'll buy it. And, if you're already a Office for Mac 2008 user, they may be right!
Think you're tough enough to resist Steve Ballmer's siren song? A step-by-step guide follows below.
- An Intel Mac
- Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
- At least 1 GB of RAM
- At least 2.5 GB of available hard disk space
Step 1 Visit the Mac 2011 Trial download page.
- Either copy and paste https://www.microsoft.com/mac/trial into your location bar or simply click here.
Step 2 Fill out the registration form.
Step 3 Click on the big Download Now button.
Step 4 Save the file to your desktop.
- Do not change the file name. The downloaded file will be named X17-15993.dmg.
Step 5 Double-click on the file icon to start the installation.
After the download has completed, double-click on the file icon to start the installation (this may take over 10 minutes depending on your internet connection).
Step 6 Choose the `Try Free for 30 Days' option.
On the first launch of the software, choose the 'Try Free for 30 days' option.
Step 7 Enter the same email address you registered with when prompted.
Step 8 Start your 30-day Office 2011 trial!
Need some help getting oriented? Try our sizable collection of Office for Mac 2011 video lessons.