Installing Microsoft Office for Mac from the Office 365 portal

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This KB Article References: Microsoft Office (Office 365 ProPlus), Microsoft Office 365
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Last Updated: August 11, 2020
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You can download the latest suite of Microsoft Office applications from the Office 365 portal for up to 5 devices. 


To install Office for Mac you will need

Access Installation Options

  1. Before beginning, uninstall any trial versions of Microsoft Office that may exist on your computer
  2. Go to
  3. Enter your Stony Brook Email Address as username and select Sign In (don't enter a password yet)
    Office 365 sign i nscreen with in the first fields and the password field blank with a Sign in button below.
  4. In the Authentication Required window, enter your campus email address and NetID password and then select Log In
    authentication window with entereed for user name and password
  5. In the upper right hand corner, click Settings gear icon and select Office 365 Settings
     Office 365 settings selected from setting gear menu
  6. Select Install and manage software
     Install and manage software from the General settings menu

Install Office 2016

  1. Click Install below Install Office 2016 for Mac
    Install Office for Mac 2016
  2. After Office downloads, double-click Microsoft_Office_2016_Installer.pkg (in Downloads)
  3. Follow the steps in the Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac Installer to complete the installation (if your computer has a password, you'll be prompted to enter it). 
    Install Office 2016 wizard showing a message saying You will be guided through the steps necessary to install this software. With a continue button and a list of 6 steps: Introduction, License, Destination Select, Installation Type, Installation, Summary
  4. When complete, the "You're almost done message" will display. Select Close to continue.
    You're almost done message with a Continue button
  5. A What's New in Word window will display. Select Get Started.
    What's New in Word window "1. Unmistakably Office, Designed for Mac. Modern Office design now fully optimized for the Mac, including Retina display and full screen view. 2. Redesigned ribbon and New Task Panes. All the power of Office now organized the same way across Mac and Windows. 3. Cloud Connected. Access your recent documents on any device through seamless integration with OneDrive, SharePoint, and more. 4. New Tools and Improved Features. New Design Ribbon, sharing options, online templates, reference tools, mail merge, and more. 5. Threaded Comments. Easily Track comments and reply to others, so you can have helpful conversations where they matter. 
  6. Sign In (if you have trouble signing in, change your NetID Password and try again):
    1. Select Sign in to Activate Office
      Office Sign in with Sign in button 
    2. Enter you Stony Brook email address in the box and select Next
       Office sign in showing email address field and "What email address or phone number would you like to use to sign in to Word? (If you alreayd have an account that you use with Office or other Microsoft services, enter it here).
    3. If prompted, select Work account (and/or Work or school account)
    4. In the Sign In window, enter your NetID and NetID password and select Sign In
      sign in with user name and password fields
  7. Choose Office Look preferences and select Continue
    Office look options: Colorful (selected) and Classic
  8. Select Start Using Word
    You're All Set

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