How to Download the Free Trial of Microsoft Office 2008

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How to Download the Free Trial of Microsoft Office 2008
Install Microsoft Office 2008 on your Mac computer. (working late_1 image by think jesters from

Microsoft Office 2008 is a software package that is exclusive for Macintosh computers and is an upgrade of Microsoft Office 2004. The software package includes Word, PowerPoint and Excel for creating presentations, spreadsheets and any type of document. If you are not sure if Office 2008 is right for you then you can download a free trial of the software from the Microsoft website. After the free trial download completes you will be able to install the software and use it for 30 days.

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Things you need

  • Macintosh operating system

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  1. 1

    Go to the Microsoft official website. Move your mouse over the "All Products" option from the top toolbar menu and click on the "All Macintosh Products" option.

  2. 2

    Click on the "Products" option and the click on the "Download Free Trial" option below the "Try Office 2008 today" heading.

  3. 3

    Click on the "Download Free Trial" button and then the Free Trial page will appear. Select your country from the drop-down menu and enter your e-mail address into the "Email Address" field.

  4. 4

    Re-enter your e-mail address into the "Verify Email Address" field. Enter your first and last name into the appropriate fields and then select how you will use Office 2008 from the drop-down menu next to the "Additional Information" field.

  5. 5

    Click on the "Sign-Up Now" button. Make note of the product key that you will need to install the free trial software from the Download Your Software page. The product key will also appear in a confirmation e-mail that will be sent to the e-mail address you provided.

  6. 6

    Click on the "Download Now" button. Allow time for the download to complete and then the installation file will appear on the your desktop.

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