I've searched here and all over support.microsoft.com without success to find the answer to the following question:
I am looking to purchase Office 2011 from either Amazon or directly from MS. With either the downloadable or disc version of Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac (e.g., Home and Student edition), can I selectively install only Word and Excel? I do not want/need Outlook, PowerPoint, Messenger, or Remote Desktop (all of which are included with all editions of Office for Mac according to the descriptions). I know this is possible with the Windows version of the same, but I wanted to verify for the Mac version as I've never used it.
Furthermore, I don't want to enter my admin password to install Office (the implication is that with the password it isn't an isolated installation as a .DMG, for example, but that it is installing components throughout the system). I do not want any extraneous MS processes, applications, or components running on my laptop (Macbook Pro Retina 2012, running Mavericks). Does the installation require an admin password?