Microsoft Office Installs

Table of Contents:

Install Office for Windows

This will install Office, Skype for Business and the OneDrive for Business sync client on a PC running Windows 7 or higher.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS VERSION OF OFFICE SHOULD NOT BE INSTALLED ON STONEHILL-OWNED DEVICES, as it will unnecessarily use one up of your personal device installs.

  1. Login to Office 365
  2. Select the app launcher ("waffle" icon; looks like a grid of 9 dots) in the top left corner of the screen, then click Office 365 at the top-right of the menu that appears.
  3. Then, click the Install Office button at the top-right of the screen to download the installer. 
  4. When the download is complete, the installer should start. If the install does not start automatically, you may need to double click the installer file you downloaded.
  5. The installation will display a status bar, indicating the progress of your installation.
  6. A video introducing Office 365 may begin, which you have the option to view or skip. Click the Close button.
  7. Open any Office application (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  8. Upon opening the application, you will be greeted with an Activate Office window. Enter your full Stonehill email address and click the Next button.
  9. On the Office 365 sign in the window, your Stonehill email address will already be populated in the first field. Enter your Stonehill password into the second field and click the Sign in button.

Your installation of Office for Windows is now activated with your Stonehill account.

Install Office for Mac

NOTE: The Office installation for Mac does not include Skype for Business. Please use this Microsoft page to download Skype for Business on Mac.

1. Login to Office 365 at

2. Choose Mail from the app launcher in the top left corner of the screen, if you are not already in the Outlook Web App.

3. Select the gear icon Settings in the top right corner of the screen.

4. From the Settings menu, choose Office 365 under the My app settings heading.

5. On the Settings page, with Settings selected from the column on the left, select Software.

6. On the Office page, click the Review system requirements link and make sure that your computer meets the system requirements to install the software.

7. Click the Install button to download the installer. You may need to save the install file to your machine.

8. When the download is complete, the installer will start. If the install does not start automatically, you may need to double-click the installer file you downloaded. Once the install begins, you will be guided through the steps to install Office.

9. During the installation, you may be asked to provide the administrator username and password for your computer.

10. Choose your theme in the following screen that appears, and then select the Continue button.

11. At the "You're All Set" window, select the Start Using Word button.

12. If you would like the Office 2016 icons in your dock, drag each icon from your Applications folder into the dock.

NOTE: If you upgraded from Office 2011 to Office 2016. Follow the steps below.

  • Open your Applications folder.
  • Right-click on the Microsoft Office 2011 folder and select "Move to Trash"
  • Empty your trash.
  • If you had icons for the Office 2011 applications in your dock, click and hold each application icon and drag it out of the dock. The icon will say Remove above it when you move it away from the dock. Simply release the icon, and it will disappear from your dock.

After installing Office for Mac, follow the steps below to sign in to your Office 365 account and activate your installation.

  1. Open up Word 2016 for Mac

  2. Select the Sign In tab.
  3. At the Sign In window, enter your full Stonehill email address and select the Next button.
    • Employees:
    • Students:
  4. At the Office 365 window, enter your Stonehill password and select the Sign In button.

Managing your Office Installs

To review which devices you have installed of Office on:

  1. Log into Office365
  2. Click the gear icon in the upper right.
  3. Choose Office 365 Settings.
  4. On the left, choose Software.
  5. Choose Office.

You are given the option to deactivate a particular installation by clicking the Deactivate link next to the install. Deactivating an install of Office frees up a license, but does not remove the software from your machine, it just puts Office into reduced functionality mode (you can only view files, not create or edit).

Install Office on Android

1. Select the application from Microsoft you wish to download:

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Word Excel Powerpoint OneNote OneDrive Skype Outlook

2. Install the application.

3. Once the installation is complete, start the application and sign in to your account using your Stonehill email and password.

Note: This screenshot depicts the Word sign-in screen. This screen may vary slightly depending on the application you are installing.

The application will now begin to sync with your Microsoft account. You are now ready to use the application.

Install Office on iOS

Install the application(s) of your choosing from the App Store.

Once the installation is complete, start the application and sign in to your account using your Stonehill email and password.

Note: This screenshot depicts the Word log-in screen. This screen may vary slightly depending on the application you are installing

The application will now begin to sync with your Microsoft account. You are now ready to use the application.

Office 365 ProPlus FAQs

What is Office 365 ProPlus?

Microsoft’s Office 365 platform includes Office 365 ProPlus, which allows Stonehill students and employees to install full versions of Microsoft Office on up to five Windows or Mac devices, and up to five iOS, Android, or Windows Phone devices.

What applications are included in the different versions of Microsoft Office?

Login to, and select Settings > Office 365 > Software to get a listing of what is available for your computer.

What happens to my Microsoft Office software when I leave Stonehill?

Your Office 365 account is deactivated when you either graduate or are no longer an employee, at which time, any of your Microsoft Office installations on personal devices will go into “reduced functionality” mode. In this mode, you will only be able to read documents, not create or edit them.

We also recommend that prior to your Office 365 account is deactivated, you migrate any data in your OneDrive for Business to another location.

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