[Office 365] Office 365 - Installation instructions for Macintosh based computers

To install Microsoft Office 365 on a computer running Microsoft Windows, perform the steps below:

Step 1: Open your preferred web browser (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge). (This tutorial was done in Google Chrome, though other browsers should look similar.)

Step 2: Sign in with your Valencia email address.

For Faculty/Staff, this would be username@valenciacollege.edu

For students, this would be username@mail.valenciacollege.edu


Step 3: You should see an option to “Install Office” or “Install Apps” towards the top right click that, then select “Microsoft 365 apps” to begin the installation.


Step 4: 

You can access the file either by:

Clicking the downloaded files icon in your web browser as shown in the example that will pop up as shown below. (For Safari, Chrome, and Firefox, this will be indicated as a down arrow towards the top right.) 


Alternatively, once the download has completed, open Finder, go to Downloads, and double-click Microsoft Office installer.pkg file (the name might vary slightly).

Note: If you see an error that says the Microsoft Office installer.pkg can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer, wait 10 seconds and move the downloaded file to your desktop. Hold Control + click the file to launch the installer.


Installation: On the first installation screen, select Continue to begin the installation process.


Step 2: Review the software license agreement, and then click Continue.

Step 3: Select Agree to agree to the terms of the software license agreement.

Step 4: Choose how you want to install Microsoft 365 and click Continue.

Step 5: Review the disk space requirements or change your install location if needed, and then click Install.

Note: If you want to only install specific Microsoft 365 apps and not the entire suite, click the Customize button and uncheck the programs you don't want.

Step 6: Enter your Mac login password, if prompted, and then click Install Software. (This is the password that you use to log in to your Mac.)


Step 7: The software begins to install. Click Close when the installation is finished. If Microsoft 365 installation fails, see What to try if you can't install or activate Office for Mac.


The installation process is now complete, you can now open and active the office applications as shown below:

  1. Click the Launchpad icon in the Dock to display all of your apps.

  2. Click the Microsoft Word icon (or another Microsoft 365 Application) in Launchpad.

  3. The What's New window opens automatically when you launch Word. Click Get Started to start activating. If you need help activating Microsoft 365 or Office, see Activate Microsoft 365 or Office for Mac. If activation fails, see What to try if you can't install or activate Microsoft 365 or Office for Mac.


NOTE: To pin one of the office applications to the dock:

Once an application is open and it shows up in the Dock, Control+click or right-click the open Office application icon (For Example, Word) and choose "Options" then "Keep in Dock."


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