Installing Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac

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Please use the following directions to download Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac.

Instructions

  1. Navigate to https://portal.office.com
  2. In the top text field, type in your NCSSM email address. Be sure to include "@ncssm.edu". Click Next.
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  3. You should be redirected to authenticate.
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  4. Log in with your NCSSM credentials, and click Sign in.
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  5. You will be asked if you want to "Stay signed in?", and you are free to select Yes or No based on your preference.
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  6. At this point, you may be prompted to go ahead and install Office 2016 (in which case, please see step #10 below), but if not, you should only see a small notification in the top-right that says "Did you know?". If so, click Get Office.
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  7. Click Sign in.
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  8. On the" Almost there" screen, you will need to provide your birthday and click Start.
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  9. You may need to wait for as long as 10 minutes for your license to be processed. If you see a blank screen that does not list the available Microsoft Office apps, please wait and then refresh your web browser until you do.
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  10. When prompted to install Microsoft Office 2016, click the Install Office apps button and then click Office 2016.
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  11. Microsoft Office should begin downloading. Once the download finishes, launch the installer.
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  12. Walk through the steps of the installer until it completes.
  13. Launch a Microsoft Office 2016 app such as Word or Excel and then authenticate using your NCSSM email address (including "@ncssm.edu" and password).
  14. You should now be able to use Microsoft Office 2016 on your Mac.


If you follow these instructions and experience any issues, please contact ITS.