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Office 2016 for Windows from Office 365

Office 365 ProPlus is a subscription-based service that provides current faculty, students and staff with the latest versions of Microsoft Office for use on their PCs, Macs, tablets, and phones at no cost. Office Online apps are included and lets users open Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote documents in a web browser.

The Office 2016 includes the following apps for your Windows computer: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher, Outlook, Skype for Business, OneDrive for Business

Office 2016 for Mac application icons: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher, Outlook, Skype for Business, OneDrive for Business

Important: Office 365 ProPlus and associated applications are not intended for use on Queen's-owned workstations or laptops. If your Queen's-owned computer is not running the current version of Office, you can download it from the MyQueen'sU Software Centre.


Download, Install and Activate Office 365 ProPlus on Windows

Before you begin the installation, check the system requirements for your machine.

Download Office 365 ProPlus on Windows

All users, including those whose email and calendar accounts have remained on-premise, should follow these instructions

  1. Log into the Office 365 Software Portal at https://portal.office.com/OLS/MySoftware.aspx
    • Enter your Queen's NetID@queensu.ca email address. (Note: Do not use your email alias here. It will only work for your NetID@queensu.ca email address)
    • Click the Next button

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  1. The Queen's Office 365 login page will open
    • Enter your NetID Password
    • Click the Sign In button

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  1. The Software tab will open
    • Select Office from the left navigation menu
    • From here you can install the latest version of Office 365 ProPlus (32-bit and 64-bit available)
    • You can Review the system requirements before you begin the install
    • Click the Install button
    • Once the download is complete go to the Install Microsoft Office on Windows section below

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Install and Activate Office 365 ProPlus on Windows

  1. The Just a few more steps... screen will open
    • This screen shows the steps involved - Click Run, Say "yes", Stay online
    • Click Run to begin the download
    • Click the Close button
    • The Office software is downloading to your computer.

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  1. Office will begin installing
    1. The Getting Things ready... screen will open
      • This is an introductory screen to let you know your installation has begun

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  1. The Installing Office screen will open
    • This screen shows the progress of the installation

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  1. Once the installation is complete click the Close button

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Activate Office 365 ProPlus on Windows

  1. Before you can use Office you will need to activate it.
    • Open the Start icon or press the Windows logo key on your keyboard
    • Locate the Microsoft Outlook app (or any of the other Office apps)
    • Open the app

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  1. The Outlook activation screen will open
    • Enter your Queen's NetID@queensu.ca email address. (Note: Do not use your email alias here. It will only work for your NetID@queensu.ca email address)
    • Click the Connect button

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  1. The Enter password page will open
    • Enter your NetID Password
    • Click the Sign In button

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  1. The Use this account everywhere on your device screen will open
    • Selecting this checkbox will connect your account across all Office applications
    • Click the Yes button

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  1. The activation will be completed and the You're All Set screen will be displayed
    • Click the Done button

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  1. Your account has been successfully added
    • You can add another email address from here
    • You can choose to set up Outlook Mobile on your phone from here
    • Click the Done button

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  1. Outlook will re-open

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  1. Office is ready to use.
    • Note: Your subscription to Office 365 ProPlus needs to renew or else it will go into low functionality mode. As long as the computer can connect to the Internet at least once every 30 days, Office remains fully functional.

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Office 2016 Quick Start Guides

Last Updated: August 10, 2018