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 Office365 (Student) Office Installation Instructions

 Student instructions for installing Microsoft Office (Mac and PC) using Office 365

Office 365 (O365) refers to subscription plans that include access to Microsoft Office applications and other cloud services. UC’s O365 subscription includes the desktop version of the latest Office applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. (Publisher and Access are available on PC only.) You can install these across multiple devices, including PCs, Macs, Android tablets, Android phones, iPad, and iPhone.

 

VERY IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE:

  • Prior to installation, please review the System Requirements page to ensure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements for the install.
  • Prior to installing, please ensure that you have no previous or trial versions of the Microsoft Office Suite installed.
    • If you DO have a previous or trial version of Office installed, it must be uninstalled before you begin.
    • Instructions for uninstalling software can be found HERE
  • You are permitted to install Microsoft Office on up to 5 devices. Subsequent installs will require deactivating a previous install through the Office 365 portal
 

To install on Windows PCs click HERE   

To install on Mac Computers click HERE


  1. Windows Installation Instructions

    1. Log into your Office365 Student Email account at: https://mail.uc.edu
    2. Once logged in, click the gear icon located in the upper right hand corner of your student email.

      https://kb.uc.edu/PublishingImages/3fc651a21c654c569cd2e7e656ffc2dd.png

    3. In the dropdown menu under My app settings, select Office 365.

       https://kb.uc.edu/PublishingImages/7a436b3c4e1347dbbdadf81ca761981f.png

    4. On the Office365 settings screen, select Install status from the left navigation bar.
    5. In the center of the window select Install desktop applications.

      https://kb.uc.edu/PublishingImages/a767b42bfca94e1a9c8b6c3a5c60d7cc.png

    6. On the Office installation page, select Office in the left navigation.



    7. Next to the Language dropdown, click the Advanced button, then select either the 32 or 64-bit version of Office to install based on your system’s set up.
      • Check HERE to determine which version of Windows you are running (32 or 64 bit).
      • OR, in the Windows Search field, type Windows Version, then click the choice to See if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows.

         

      • This will open a System About page that displays your Windows version and type.
         

      • If in doubt, leave the type defaulted to 32-bit, since it is compatible with both 64- and 32-bit operating systems.
         
    8. Once the type has been selected, click the Install button.
    9. You will then be prompted to download the installation file.
      • In Firefox (see A below), select Safe File.
      • In Chrome (see B below) click the Setup file at the bottom of your screen.
      • In Internet Explorer (see C below) select Run.

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    10. The installation process will start.
    11. When prompted for approval to start the installation, select to Allow.

       Window showing progression of Office install

    12. Once the installation is complete, your copy of Office will be fully activated and connected to your Office 365 account! 

      Office is installed now. Select Close

  2. NOTE: If you are prompted for a license key or an Office 365 account after installation, please select the Office 365 account sign in. Login using your full Student O365 account email address (username@mail.uc.edu) and your central login service (CLS) password.

    If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Help Desk at: HelpDesk@uc.edu or call them at: (513)556-4357.

     

  3. Mac Installation Instructions

    1. Log into your Office365 Student Email account at: https://mail.uc.edu.
    2. Once logged in, click the gear icon located in the upper right hand corner of your student email.
       
       

    3. In the dropdown menu under My app settings, select Office 365.

      https://kb.uc.edu/PublishingImages/7a436b3c4e1347dbbdadf81ca761981f.png

    4. On the Office365 settings screen, select Install status from the left navigation bar.
    5. In the center of the window select Install desktop applications.

      https://kb.uc.edu/PublishingImages/5277bc9c566b44718c5e06c1bed315b2.png

    6. On the Office installation page, select Office in the left navigation.
    7. Click the Install button.

      https://kb.uc.edu/PublishingImages/356863a09c1b4244a1f10a92c1f20032.png

    8. A Microsoft Office installation package will begin downloading.
    9. NOTE: The installation file is large (1.58GB) and may take some time to download.

        https://kb.uc.edu/PublishingImages/6a1687b189b4482581e8d216fca36839.png

    10. Once the installation package has been downloaded, open Finder and navigate to your Downloads folder.
    11. Double click the installation package file and the installation process will start.

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    12. Enter your UC password to allow the installation to continue.

       Enter your admin password to begin installing

    13. Once the installation is complete, your copy of Office will be fully activated and connected to your Office 365 account! 

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


NOTE: If you are prompted for a license key or an Office 365 account after installation, please select the Office 365 account sign in. Login using your full Student O365 account email address (username@mail.uc.edu) and your central login service (CLS) password.

 

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