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How to Install Office 365 ProPlus

Note for Mac users: Office 365 ProPlus allows you to install Microsoft Office 2016 only if you have OS X 10.10 or later. After installing Microsoft Office 2016, your Microsoft Office 2011 applications (if previously installed) will still exist in Applications in a folder titled Microsoft Office 2011. 

  1. Using Outlook on the web (, click the app launcher in the upper left-hand corner and then click Office 365.

    Microsoft app launcher

  2. Click Install Office > Office 365 apps.
    Note: Office 365 ProPlus includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. Office 365 ProPlus for Windows also includes Access, Publisher, and OneDrive for Business.

    options for installing Office 365

  3. A file downloads to your computer. Once the file has finished downloading, click the file and go through the installation steps. 
    This screen shot shows the Windows instructions. Mac instructions are similar but slightly different.

    click run, click yes to start installing, and after installation start office and sign in with the account you use for Office 365

  4. After Office 365 ProPlus has finished installing you need to sign in to Office with your Stanford Office 365 account.

  • Windows: Click Start  > My Office.  Open any app (e.g., Word), click Accept and start <program name>.

  • Mac: Open your Applications folder and click  a Microsoft app (e.g., Microsoft In the application name menu (e.g., Word) click Activate Office. Sign in with your Stanford email address and click Next.  Authenticate using two-step authentication.

Last modified October 16, 2018