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    How to Download/ Install Microsoft Office

    Learn how to download, install and activate Office 365 applications on Mac and Windows...

    Download/ Install Microsoft Office on Windows PC

    Download Office

    Step 1

    Go to www.office.com and if you're not already signed in, select Sign in. 

    ( Note: use your Pacific College email login credentials to sign in.)

    Step 2

    From the Office 365 home page select Install Office apps located at the top right,  then select Office 365 apps to begin the installation. This begins the download of Office.

     ( Note: If you set a different start page, go to aka.ms/office-install.)    

    Install Office

    Step 1

    Depending on your browser, select Run (in Edge or Internet Explorer), Setup (in Chrome), or Save File (in Firefox). If you see the User Account Control prompt that says, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? select Yes. The install begins.

    Shows the progress dialog box that appears when Office is installing

    Step 2

    Your install is finished when you see the phrase, "You're all set! Office is installed now" and an animation plays to show you where to find Office applications on your computer. Select Close.

    Office is installed now. Select Close

    Installation or sign in issues?

    If you're having an installation issue such as Office taking long to install, try Need help? for a list of common issues.

    Activate Office

    Step 1

    To open an Office app, select the Start button (lower-left corner of your screen) and type the name of an Office app, like Word. If you have Windows 8.1 or 8.0, type the name of an Office app on the Start screen. Can't find your Office apps?

    Step 2

    To open the Office app, select its icon in the search results.

    Step 3

    When the Office app opens, accept the license agreement. Office is activated and ready to use.

    Note: The Activation Wizard appears if Office has trouble activating. Complete the steps in the wizard to finish activating Office.

    Download/ Install Microsoft Office on Mac

    Download Office

    Step 1

    Go to www.office.com and if you're not already signed in, select Sign in. 

    ( Note: use your Pacific College email login credentials to sign in.)

    Step 2

    From the Office365 home page select Install Office apps located at the top right, then select Office 365 apps to begin the installation. This begins the download of Office.Screenshot of Office.com if signing in with a work or school account

     ( Note: If you set a different start page, go to aka.ms/office-install.)    

    Install Office

    Step 1

    Once the download has completed, open Finder, go to Downloads, and double-click Microsoft Office installer.pkg file (the name might vary slightly). 
                                                                                                      The Downloads icon on the Dock shows the Office 365 installer package  
                    Tip: If you see an error that says the Microsoft Office installer.pkg can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer, wait 10 seconds and move the downloaded file to your desktop. Hold Control+ click the file to launch the installer.  

    Step 2

    On the first installation screen, select Continue to begin the installation process. 

    First Mac 2016 installation screen with "Continue" highlighted

    Step 3

    Review the software license agreement, and then once more click Continue. Select Agree to agree to the terms of the software license agreement. 

    Step 4

    Choose how you want to install Office and click Continue

    Step 5

    Review the disk space requirements or change your install location, and then click Install.

    First Mac 2016 installation screen with "Continue" highlighted

    Step 6

    Enter your Mac login password, if prompted, and then click Install Software. (This is the password that you use to log in to your Mac.) Enter your admin password to begin installing    

    Step 7

    The software begins to install. Click Close when the installation is finished. If Office installation fails, see What to try if you can't install or activate Office for Mac.

    Shows the final page of the installation process, indicating that the installation was successful.               

    Launch an Office for Mac app and start the activation process

    Step 1 

    Click the Launchpad icon in the Dock to display all of your apps.             

    Shows the Launchpad button in the Dock

    Step 2 

    Click the Microsoft Word icon in the Launchpad.             

    Shows the Microsoft Word icon in a partial view of the Launchpad

    Step 3                      

    The What's New window opens automatically when you launch Word. Click Get Started to start activating. If you need help activating Office, see Activate Office for Mac. If Office activation fails, see What to try if you can't install or activate Office for Mac.

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