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Office 2016 for Mac 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 for Mac includes the following apps for your computer: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote.

Office 2016 for Mac application icons: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote

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 Your Mac

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

Download Office 365 ProPlus on Your Mac

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 for Mac
  • 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 your Mac section below

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Install Office 365 ProPlus on Your Mac

  1. The Just a few more steps... screen will open
    • This screen shows the steps involved - Download, Install, Sign in to Activate
    • The Office software is downloading to your computer.
    • Click the Close button

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  1. When the download is complete and you are ready to install Office, from the application Dock select the Installer file

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  1. The Welcome to the Microsoft Office 2016 Mac Installer screen will open
    • Click the Continue button

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  1. The Software License Agreement screen will open
    • Read and review the license agreement
    • Click the Continue button
    • An agreement popup will appear
    • Click the Agree button

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  1. The Select a Destination screen will open
    • You will be asked to select How do you want to install this software?
    • Select Install for all users of this computer
    • Click the Continue button

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  1. The Standard Install screen will open
    • Note: if you want to change where the software will be installed you can do so on this screen.
    • Click the Install button

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  1. You may be asked to enter in your computer credentials
    • Enter your administrator username and password
    • Click Install Software

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  1. When the Installation is complete, The installation was successful screen will open
    • Click the Close button

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Activate Office 365 ProPlus on Your Mac

  1. Before you can use Office you will need to activate it.
    • Open the Applications folder (Finder to Applications) or keyboard shortcut (Command+Shift+A) when in Finder
    • Locate the Microsoft Outlook app (or any of the other Office apps)
    • Open the app

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  1. The Outlook 2016 for Mac screen will open
    • Click on Get started

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  1. The Sign in to Activate Office screen will open
    • Click Sign in

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  1. The Outlook 2016 for Mac Sign in 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 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 How would you like Office to look? screen will open
    • Select between the Colorful theme and the Classic theme
    • Click the Continue button

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

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  1. The Outlook screen will re-open
    • 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 9, 2018