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=== Important Details about MS Office 365 ===
 
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*<span style="color:red">At present, '''only students on the Middlebury campus''' have been granted access to download and install Microsoft Office 365 applications via our portal.  </span> We are working to extend this benefit more broadly in the future.
 
  
* This version of Microsoft Office is only for use on '''personally-owned''' computers. Do '''not''' use this installer on College-owned computers.
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This document describes how to install Microsoft Office on your '''personal computer'''. For installing Microsoft Office on '''a College-owned computer''', see&nbsp;[[Microsoft_Office|Microsoft Office]]__NOTOC__.
  
* Full MS Office 365 functionality, such as OneDrive storage and access to web-based versions of applications, is '''not''' available at this time.  Additional features will be phased in.
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===== Windows =====
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=== Installation FAQs ===
 
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'''Q:  Who is covered by Middlebury College's Microsoft Office license?'''<br>
 
A:  Currently employed Middlebury undergraduate faculty and staff, Midd undergraduate students, and currently employed faculty and staff at MIIS are eligible.  <br><br>Our license '''does not''' cover installs for academic programs such as the summer Language Schools, Bread Loaf School of English, or Off-Campus Study.  It also '''does not''' cover emeriti, alumni, retirees, contract hires, nor MIIS students.
 
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'''Q:  I received a server/DB error when I tried to log in.  What does this mean?'''<br>
 
A:  This generic error means your email account is not authorized to use the Microsoft portal.  Please [https://webhelpdesk.middlebury.edu/helpdesk/WebObjects/Helpdesk.woa/wa/TicketActions/new?rt=98 contact the Technology HelpDesk] if you feel this is an error.
 
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'''Q:  I'm confused.  Do I want Office 365 for home or business?'''<br>
 
A:  Business.  The links above will take you to the proper installation page.  Our license is considered business/education.
 
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'''Q: What version of Office will I get?'''
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*Do '''not''' use this installer on '''shared use''' College-owned computers!
A:  Mac users will receive Office 2016. As of October 2015, Windows users will see a page with two similar sections: "Install the latest version of Office" and "Try the next version of Office." The first section refers to Office 2013, the second to Office 2016.  
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*'''Windows''' users will be offered Office 365.  
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*If your computer currently has an older version of MS Office, you should uninstall it (via Control Panel, Programs and Features) before attempting to install Office 365.  
  
'''Q:  I have a Windows computer.  How do I know if I want the 32- or 64-bit installer?'''<br>
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#Go to [http://www.office.com http://www.office.com]
A:  Consult Microsoft's [https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Choose-the-32-bit-or-64-bit-version-of-Office-2dee7807-8f95-4d0c-b5fe-6c6f49b8d261?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US Choose the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Office] to help you decide.
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#Click "Sign in" (if prompted, choose "use work or school account")
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#Sign in using your Middlebury email address and password
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#Click the "Install Office" button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen then choose Office 365 Apps
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#Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation
  
=== Obtain the Microsoft Office 365 Installer ===
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'''To obtain the installer''' click the appropriate link below to review important information, then follow the steps.
 
  
When the Office 365 portal asks you to sign in, enter '''your Middlebury College email address'''.  You will be redirected to a Midd-branded log in page where you will need to provide your email password.
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===== Mac =====
  
* [https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Download-and-install-Office-using-Office-365-for-business-on-your-PC-72977511-dfd1-4d8b-856f-405cfb76839c?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US PC installation - Office 365 for Business]
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*Do '''not''' use this installer on shared use College-owned computers!
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*'''Macs''' running 10.11 (El Capitan) or above will receive Office 365; Macs running 10.10 and below will receive an older version of Office.
  
* [https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Download-and-install-Office-2016-for-Mac-using-Office-365-for-business-2eb5e0ad-eb5f-418c-a476-81be30e6fe4e Mac installation - Office 365 for Business]
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#Go to [http://www.office.com http://www.office.com]
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#Click "Sign in" (if prompted, choose "use work or school account")
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#Sign in using your Middlebury email address and password
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#Click the "Install Office" button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen then choose Office 365 Apps
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#Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation  
  
=== Other Considerations ===
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* Mac Office 2016 currently crashes frequently on both OS 10.10 (Yosemite) and [http://www.macrumors.com/2015/10/05/microsoft-office-2016-el-capitan-bugs OS 10.11 (El Capitan)].
 
* You may need to save documents in a lower version of Office (using Save As) if you need to share files with others.
 
  
[[Category:Office 365]]
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=== Installation FAQS & Resources ===
[[Category:Microsoft Office]]
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[[Category:Helpdesk Documentation]]
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[[Category:Public Search]]
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==== Q: Who is covered by Middlebury College's Microsoft Office license? ====
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'''A:''' Active faculty staff and students at Middlebury College,&nbsp;Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, Middlebury Language Schools and Breadloaf School of English are able to use the full Office 365 suite and download the applications onto their personal computers.
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Populations not covered are inactive students, emeriti faculty, retirees alumni, contractors and short-term employees.
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==== Q: I'm confused. Do I really want Office 365 for business? ====
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'''A:''' Yes! The links above take you to the proper installation pages. Our license is considered business/education.
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==== Q: I received a server/DB error when I tried to log in. What does this mean? ====
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'''A:''' This generic error means your email account is not authorized to use the Microsoft portal. Please [https://webhelpdesk.middlebury.edu/helpdesk/WebObjects/Helpdesk.woa/wa/TicketActions/new?rt=98 contact the Technology HelpDesk] if you feel this is an error.
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==== Q: I'm having trouble with the installer. Where can I get help? ====
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*[https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Troubleshoot-installing-Office-2016-and-Office-2013-35ff2def-e0b2-4dac-9784-4cf212c1f6c2?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US Troubleshoot installing Office (PC and Mac)]
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[[Category:Office 365]] [[Category:Microsoft Office]] [[Category:Helpdesk Documentation]] [[Category:Public Search]]

Latest revision as of 16:04, 9 June 2021

This document describes how to install Microsoft Office on your personal computer. For installing Microsoft Office on a College-owned computer, see Microsoft Office.

Windows
  • Do not use this installer on shared use College-owned computers!
  • Windows users will be offered Office 365.
  • If your computer currently has an older version of MS Office, you should uninstall it (via Control Panel, Programs and Features) before attempting to install Office 365.
  1. Go to http://www.office.com
  2. Click "Sign in" (if prompted, choose "use work or school account")
  3. Sign in using your Middlebury email address and password
  4. Click the "Install Office" button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen then choose Office 365 Apps
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation


 

Mac
  • Do not use this installer on shared use College-owned computers!
  • Macs running 10.11 (El Capitan) or above will receive Office 365; Macs running 10.10 and below will receive an older version of Office.
  1. Go to http://www.office.com
  2. Click "Sign in" (if prompted, choose "use work or school account")
  3. Sign in using your Middlebury email address and password
  4. Click the "Install Office" button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen then choose Office 365 Apps
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation


 

Installation FAQS & Resources

Q: Who is covered by Middlebury College's Microsoft Office license?

A: Active faculty staff and students at Middlebury College, Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, Middlebury Language Schools and Breadloaf School of English are able to use the full Office 365 suite and download the applications onto their personal computers.

Populations not covered are inactive students, emeriti faculty, retirees alumni, contractors and short-term employees.

Q: I'm confused. Do I really want Office 365 for business?

A: Yes! The links above take you to the proper installation pages. Our license is considered business/education.

Q: I received a server/DB error when I tried to log in. What does this mean?

A: This generic error means your email account is not authorized to use the Microsoft portal. Please contact the Technology HelpDesk if you feel this is an error.

Q: I'm having trouble with the installer. Where can I get help?

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