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Re: New computer and display problems
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2017, 05:20:08 PM »
I FOUND THE KEY!!!  :D

But, I would like to have an answer to my previous questions, especially the first one.

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Re: New computer and display problems
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2017, 05:23:23 PM »
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I know that I can activate with the email used for buying Office, but it's not mine..
If it is not yours, then it should be obvious you cannot install it on your computer.


If you own an Office license, then it depends on the license. Some, particularly Student versions, did allow you to install on up to 3 versions. But not all did. If not, then you must uninstall from all other computers before installing on a new computer.
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Re: New computer and display problems
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2017, 05:38:53 PM »
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I know that I can activate with the email used for buying Office, but it's not mine..
If it is not yours, then it should be obvious you cannot install it on your computer.


If you own an Office license, then it depends on the license. Some, particularly Student versions, did allow you to install on up to 3 versions. But not all did. If not, then you must uninstall from all other computers before installing on a new computer.

The Office suite was a present from my friends and family, back in summer 2015, when I had a car accident and they tried to make me ... laugh!  ::)  It's an Office Home and Student 2013. How I know about the type of the license?

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Re: New computer and display problems
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2017, 05:50:39 PM »
It looks like it is for the original machine only as seen here.

There  always the free Microsoft Office alternatives, OpenOffice or LibreOffice.
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Re: New computer and display problems
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2017, 06:01:22 PM »
Microsoft quickly backed off from some of the changes due to blowback from customers: http://winsupersite.com/office-2013/office-2013-retail-copies-now-transferrable-second-pc and https://www.cnet.com/news/office-2013-licenses-can-now-be-transferred-to-another-pc/

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You may transfer the software to another computer that belongs to you, but not more than one time every 90 days (except due to hardware failure, in which case you may transfer sooner). If you transfer the software to another computer, that other computer becomes the "licensed computer."

(taken from the product description at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Office-Student-1User-Download/dp/B00B1TGUMG )


I was able to buy one copy of Office H&S 2010 and install it on 3 different computers since the license agreement allowed up to 3 installations.  With the 2013 version, I had to buy separate product keys for each.
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Re: New computer and display problems
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2017, 06:33:33 PM »
Microsoft quickly backed off from some of the changes due to blowback from customers: http://winsupersite.com/office-2013/office-2013-retail-copies-now-transferrable-second-pc and https://www.cnet.com/news/office-2013-licenses-can-now-be-transferred-to-another-pc/

This is good.

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There  always the free Microsoft Office alternatives, OpenOffice or LibreOffice.

Yes, I know. And I would be very happy if Libre Office was the main Office suit used everywhere. But I can't use it for every daily action, as the majority of people, are using Microsoft Office.
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Re: New computer and display problems
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2017, 01:26:40 PM »
The first question you ask, There isn't a straight forward answer for high DPI monitors or laptops using legacy software. The manufactures aren't fixing older versions. They were DPI compliant at the time they where released, but the resolutions wasn't as high. They say there DPI compliant and that's why they display so small, but that was based on a lower resolution at the time. 

Dan Antonielli has developed a method, which seems to work. The problem it will take some work, on your part if you want to use the older software. He starts with adobe apps, but gives the solution for basically any software.

http://www.danantonielli.com/adobe-app-scaling-on-high-dpi-displays-fix/

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Re: New computer and display problems
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2017, 05:07:33 PM »

Dan Antonielli has developed a method, which seems to work. The problem it will take some work, on your part if you want to use the older software. He starts with adobe apps, but gives the solution for basically any software.

http://www.danantonielli.com/adobe-app-scaling-on-high-dpi-displays-fix/

Hi, techie. Thank you for the input. The instructions in this link are almost the same with those in the link I mentioned above. I tried it, but nothing changed. (Assuming that I keep the resolution as is: 3200*1800).
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Re: New computer and display problems
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2017, 03:18:52 PM »
Since I don't have that high of a resolution 3200*1800, I couldn't test it. There was a number of steps involved.