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Office 365 Pro Plus

Vendor:  Microsoft
Platform:  Mac and Windows

Eligibility:

Faculty/Staff (including Emeriti Faculty):  Faculty and staff on main and regional campuses for use on personally-owned machines.  NOT for installs on university-owned machines.  Use Office 2016 for university-owned machines

  • Retired employees & alumni are not eligible

Students:  Available to currently enrolled students (graduate & undergraduate) on main and regional campuses.   

  • Normally, you will remain active for one year plus one term after you last enroll for a class.  Once you are no longer active, your subscription will expire.
Cost:  No charge to OU students, Current Employees & Emeriti
Description: 

Office 365 ProPlus is a cloud subscription that includes the following applications:

Windows version includes:  Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher & Word

MacOS version includes: Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint & Word

Mobile Device version includes: 

  • iPad - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote
  • iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote

How To Obtain/Install:

  1. Open a web browser and log into Catmail (https://catmail.ohio.edu) with your OHIO ID and password.
  2. Click the gear icon in the upper right corner of your Catmail window and choose "Office 365 Settings."
  3. Click "Software."
  4. Click "Office."
  5. Click the link to install Office.

 

* If you receive an "Administrative privileges required" error when installing a Windows version, find the Office 365 installer file you downloaded (usually in your Downloads folder), right click the file and choose "Run as Administrator."

** If prompted to sign in, choose the option to "sign in using my school or work account."

iOS Device Install:

  1. Go to the App Store.
  2. Search for Office 365 and choose the apps you want (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc).
  3. Click FREE then INSTALL.
  4. Once the install finishes, open the app.
  5. Scroll through the welcome screens and click Get Started.
  6. When asked to sign in, enter your OHIO email address.
  7. If given a choice, select Organizational Account or Work Account.
  8. Enter your OHIO password.

Android Install:

  1. Go to Google Play.
  2. Search for Office 365 and choose the apps you want (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc).
  3. Click INSTALL.
  4. Accept the app's permissions request.
  5. Click INSTALL.
  6. Agree to the terms and conditions.
  7. Once the install is complete, open the app.
  8. Scroll through the welcome screens.
  9. When prompted to activate, enter your OHIO email address.
  10. If given a choice, select Organizational Account or Work Account.
  11. Enter your OHIO password.

Support & Installation Information: 

Operating System & Browser Requirements

Hardware Requirements

  • PC
    • 1 GHz or faster x86 or x64 processor with SSE2
    • 1 GB RAM (32 bit), 2 GB RAM (64 bit)
    • 3 GB available disk space
    • 1366x768 minimum display resolution, DirectX 10 graphics card to use hardware acceleration
  • Mac
    • Intel processor
    • 1 GB RAM
    • 2.5 GB available disk space, HFS+ format
    • 1280x800 minimum display resolution

Frequently Asked Questions

If you're having trouble installing or using Office, visit Microsoft's Office 365 Support site.

 

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