The applications that this software comes with depends on the Microsoft office level that you buy. However, the package mostly contains; PowerPoint, Excel, Access, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and access to an online storage that is of OneDrive. The only Microsoft software with all the formerly mentioned application are the Office 365 Home and 365 Personal. Also, Office 365 Personal cannot be installed in many devices as compared to Home.
Office 365 is only available as a subscription option. Office Home and Student; and Office Home and Business are the most used versions of Microsoft. They all have Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote. However, the Office Home and business comes with Outlook. These types of Microsoft software are available as a onetime purchase and cannot be used in more than one computer.
Here, you will learn how to download and install Microsoft Office on both Mac and Windows computers step by step. But first, you need to purchase an office subscription. So, how do you go about that?
Step 1: Visit the product page of Microsoft. Skip this step to installing the software to your windows/Mac if you had already purchased the Microsoft office subscription.
Step 2: At the right - upper side, you will see a black button written: “buy office 365.” Click on it. You will be thus taken to the product page.
Step 3: Once you are on the product page, think about what option of office 365 you want. There are 4 Office 365 subscription options that you can choose from.
Below is a brief elaboration of the various types of Office 365:
Step 4: Every office subscription has a green button below it. Click the button below the office of your choice, “buy now.”
Step 5: On the far right side, there is a blue button written: “check out now.” Click on it.
Step 6: Log into Microsoft account using your email address and password.
Step 7: Place an order of your Office 365 subscription by clicking on the button at the right-hand side. You can use either a credit card or PayPal account to make the payment.
Installing Office on Windows
Step 1: Visit the office page of your account.
Step 2: Below your subscription name you will see an orange button written “install.” Click on it
Step 3: You will be required to click on the “install” button once again. However, skip this stage if you bought the student version.
Step 4: Click on the MS office set up file that you find in the download location of your PC.
Step 5: Click on “yes” to start running the software and install it on your device
Step 6: When the office is completely installed in your computer, click on the button written “close” that will appear. At this point, the software is ready for use.
How to install Office on Mac
Step 1 to Step 3 are similar to those used to install office on windows
Step 4: Open the Finder app in your Mac’s Dock
Step 5: Click on “downloads” that is on the Finder app
Step 6: Double-click on the file of office set-up to start running
Step 7: For the next two subsequent pages, click on “yes.”
Step 8: Click on “agree” to indicate you agree with the terms and conditions of Microsoft Office
Step 9: Click on the “continue” button
Step 10: Click on “install.”
Step 11: Enter password to sign into your Mac
Step 12: Click on “install software” to begin installing the office in your mac device.
Step 13: At the installation is completed, a button written “close” will appear. Click on it after which you can start using the software.
Pre-installed copies of office might activate automatically over the internet or require you a product key to perform the activation. If your Microsoft Office software is activated over the internet with no product key requirement, you should expect it to expire after months since it is a limited time offer. You will be informed on the exact expiry date.
How to find out if you require a product key to complete the activation: