Which Version of Office Should I Use?
Stanford provides a number of options for getting Microsoft Office.
Help me choose Office for Windows
|I want to:||Office Pro Plus 2016 via Office 365||Office 2016 Professional Plus||Office 2013 Professional Plus|
|Install Office on any computer
Your Office 365 account lets you install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 smartphones
|Recommended||Not appropriate||Not appropriate|
|Use Microsoft Project or Visio Professional Plus
Visio 2013 and Project 2013 are not compatible with Office 2016; use with Office 2013 Professional Plus; for faculty and staff on Stanford-owned computers only
|Download||Office ProPlus 2016||Office 2016 Professional Plus||Office 2013 Professional Plus|
Help me choose Office for Mac
|I want to:||Office 2016||Office 2011*|
|Office 365 provides access to its apps in the browser at portal.office.com. This includes Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneDrive for Business.|
|Use OS X 10.10 or later||Recommended||Not appropriate|
|Use OS X 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9||Not appropriate||Recommended|
|Download||Office 2016||No longer available*|
|*Office 365 provides access to its apps in the browser, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. See How to Access Office Online and OneDrive.|
- = Recommended
- See What version of Office am I using? if you want to know which version of Office you currently have installed.
- See Uninstalll Office from a PC or Uninstall Office 2016 for Mac for instructions on how to remove Office.
- See Microsoft Office Resources for information about getting software for personal and academic use, support, and training.
For Windows users
- Office 365 Pro Plus is not compatible with the Windows installer versions of Visio and Project that are available from Essential Stanford Software. See Office installed using Click-to-Run and Windows Installer on same computer isn't supported for more information. (Click-to-run is the technology used to install Office 365 Pro Plus; Windows Installer technology (MSI) is the technology used to install Visio and Project .)
- Make sure all versions of Office, Visio, and Project are either 32-bit or 64-bit. You can’t have a mix of both. (Essential Stanford Software distributes the 32-bit version of all.)
- See Microsoft Office Resources for information about activating Microsoft Office Professional Plus.