How to Install Microsoft Office Applications via Office 365


  • Microsoft Office 365 refers to a group of software applications and services, including the Microsoft Office suite. This page provides instructions for using the Office 365 portal to install the Microsoft Office applications on the following platforms:

    • Mac
    • Windows PC
    • Mobile devices (Android, iOS, Windows)

Considerations Before Installing

  • If upgrading from another version of Office, it is recommended that you uninstall the older version of Microsoft Office first.  
  • If you already have Office 2016 installed, you do not need to re-install.  
  • To verify how many licensed machines are in use under your account or to deactivate a machine, log in to the Office 365 Portal and navigate to the Office 365 Software settings page. ( You will be required to sign in with your full U of O email address and password. You must have at at least one available license to install Office. 


  • Log into the UO Office 365 portal at using your full UO email address and password.
  • Identify the device you are on and follow the relevant instructions below.

       PC and Mac

  1. Click on Install Office, then Office 365 Apps from the drop-down menu that appears. This will download a file to your computer.
  2. Locate the downloaded file (typically found in your Downloads folder) and double-click the file.
  3. This will run the Office 365 installer. If prompted, click Continue and Install.
  4. If you are on a PC you may receive an error reading "Couldn't Install Office"
    • Click Install 64-bit and the installation should continue
  5. Once the installation is complete, you will be prompted to sign in with your UO credentials. After signing in, you will now have Office on your computer.


  1. Click on Get Office Apps
  2. Either click Send Email to receive a download link to your email or click Download on the app store, Google play store or windows store
    • You will be prompted to sign into the respective app store with your personal account; this is not your UO email and password
  3. Once the apps have installed, you will need to sign in to the app with your UO email and password. After signing in, you will now have Office on your computer.



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