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Microsoft Office: How to download and install Office via 365.

Sign in to download Office

  1. Go to www.office.com and if you're not already signed in to your Athens State University email, select Sign in.

  2. Sign in with the account you associated with this version of Office. This would be your Athens State University email account.

  3. After signing in, follow the steps that match the type of account you signed in with.

    • From the Microsoft 365 home page select Install Office apps (If you set a different start page, go to aka.ms/office-install.)

      Screenshot of Office.com if signing in with a work or school account
    • Select Office 365 apps to begin the installation.

     

  4. This completes the download of Office to your device. To complete the installation, follow the prompts in the "Install Office" section below.

    Tip: Don't see an install option after signing in? There could be an issue with your account. Select Need help? from above and review the solutions under Account questions.


Install Office

  1. Depending on your browser, select Run (in Edge or Internet Explorer), Setup (in Chrome), or Save File (in Firefox).

    If you see the User Account Control prompt that says, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? select Yes.

    The install begins.

    Shows the progress dialog box that appears when Office is installing

  2. Your install is finished when you see the phrase, "You're all set! Office is installed now" and an animation plays to show you where to find Office applications on your computer. Select Close.

    Office is installed now. Select Close

Installation or sign in issues?

If you're having an installation issue such as Office taking long to install, try Need help? for a list of common issues.


Activate Office

  1. To open an Office app, select the Start button (lower-left corner of your screen) and type the name of an Office app, like Word.

    If you have Windows 8.1 or 8.0, type the name of an Office app on the Start screen. Can't find your Office apps?

  2. To open the Office app, select its icon in the search results.

  3. When the Office app opens, accept the license agreement. Office is activated and ready to use.

    Note: The Activation Wizard appears if Office has trouble activating. Complete the steps in the wizard to finish activating Office.

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