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Office - Installing Office 365 on a Mac

This document details how to install the Microsoft applications on a Mac.

Related KBs:
Office - Licensing for Office 365 (Students)
Office - Microsoft Office 365 Faculty, Staff, and Students Login 


Installing Office 365
Checking for Updates


Installing Office 365

***NOTE: This installation method is only for personal computers. Office should only be installed on a UWGB machine through Self Service.***

1. Sign into Office 365 using the portal: https://portal.microsoftonline.com Be sure to use your full UWGB email address. You do not have to enter your password at this step.

Screenshot of UWGB Sign In

2. Once you enter your UWGB email, you will be taken to UWGB's sign-on screen.  Enter your password here.

***NOTE: Faculty/Staff will have to authenticate with Duo.***

Screenshot of UWGB Microsoft SSO

3. Once you sign in, it will bring you to a page with a list of apps. Select "Install Office" on the upper-right corner.

Screenshot of Office Wed Application with Install Office Highlighted

4. Select "Office 365 apps" from the drop-down menu. 

Screenshot of Install Office Drop Down with Office 365 apps Highlighted

5.  If it asks whether you want to allow downloads, select "Allow."

Screenshot of Allow Downloads Pop-Up Window

6. Office will begin to download. You can see the progress on the bottom right of your screen.

Screenshot of Application Downloading

7. Once the download is complete, the icon will look like this.

Screenshot of Application Downloaded

8. Select the icon and then select the Microsoft Office Installer.

Screenshot of Microsoft File in Installer

9. Follow the instructions to install Office 365. Select "Continue."

Screenshot of Install Microsoft Office Introduction Screen

10. Select "Continue."

Screenshot of Install Microsoft Office License Screen

11. Select "Agree."

Screenshot of Install Microsoft Office License Screen with Pop-Up

12. Select "Install."

Screenshot of Install Microsoft Office Installation Type Screen

13. Enter your Mac's local password.

Screenshot of Installer Login Screen

14. Select "Close."

Screenshot of Install Microsoft Office Summary Screen

15. If you get a screen that asks if you want to put the installer in the Trash, select "Move to Trash."

Screenshot of Installer with Move to Trash Pop-Up

16. When the installation has completed, open Word, PowerPoint, or Excel to register your software. We use PowerPoint in the following example. Select "Get Started."

Screenshot of PowerPoint

17. Select "Sign In." Use your UWGB Credentials to log in.

Screenshot of Office Sign-In

18. Select "Start Using PowerPoint."

Screenshot of Successful Login

***NOTE: You will now be logged into all Office 365 apps on this device.***


Checking for Updates

1. In Word, PowerPoint, or Excel, navigate to Help from the Menu Bar. 

Screenshot of Powerpoint Help Menu Bar

2. Select "Check for Updates."

Screenshot of Help Bar with Check for Updates Highlighted

***NOTE: If Office finds any updates, install them. It is a good idea to have Office automatically check for updates.***

Screenshot of Microsoft AutoUpdater Window




Keywords:install, office, mac, macOS, 365, 2019, update   Doc ID:40171
Owner:Caden W.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2014-05-21 08:38 CDTUpdated:2022-08-30 12:19 CDT
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