2007 Microsoft Office Suites License Designations

To determine which License Terms apply to you check the license designation printed either on your product key, near the product name on your Certificate of Authenticity, or on the download page if you obtained your product key online. If your designation is FPP, then the Retail License Terms included with your software apply to you. If your designation is OEM, then the OEM License Terms included with your software apply to you. If your license designation is MLK, then the Media-less License Kit Terms included with your software apply to you.

Below are examples and information to help you find your license designation; the license designations contained in the below examples are for guidance purposes only.

Physical media


If you purchased the software from a retail store, or an online or catalog software retailer and the software disk came in a shrink-wrapped clear tray, the three-letter license designation should be located with the 25-Character Product Key adhered to the back of the clear tray that holds the software disk. Below are examples of where you can locate the license designation for English, French and Japanese. The license designation should be the same for other languages as well (but some of the surrounding text may be localized).

English language version product key English version product key
French language version product key French version product key
Japanese language version product key Japanese version product key

Downloaded Software


If you purchased the software from Microsoft online and you downloaded the software to your computer (you are not receiving a disk with the software), the three-letter license designation should be located with the 25-Character Product Key on the download order confirmation page. Below is an example of where you can locate the license designation for English; the license designation location should be similar for other languages as well (but some of the surrounding text may be localized).

Downloaded Software
English language version product key

Pre-installed Software


If you purchased a personal computer with the software pre-installed, the license designation should be located with the 25-Character Product Key. The location of your product key depends upon your license type. Find your product key and license designation according to the illustrations below.

  • OEM: The license designation can be found near the product name on the Certificate of Authenticity located on the back of the cardboard wallet inside the computer box.

    Pre-Installed Product
    English language version product key
  • MLK: If you purchased a Media-less License Kit (MLK) separately from your "Office Ready" personal computer to license the product, the license designation can be found near the product name on the Certificate of Authenticity affixed to the back of the card with the text “Remove this Card. Product key is behind this card." located inside the front of the case for the MLK.

    Pre-installed product
    English language version product key
  • PIPC: If you are in Japan and the software came on a disk inside the box with your computer, the product key and license designation should be located with the documentation accompanying the software in the box.

    Pre-installed product
    Japanese language version product key

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