Install Microsoft Office for Windows


Students, faculty and staff can install a subscription version of Microsoft Office on their computer following the steps below. Using this method, Microsoft Office will remain fully functional as long as you have an active Dartmouth student, faculty or staff account. When your account transitions to an alumni account or becomes inactive, you will continue to be able to use the Microsoft Office suite of products, but with limited read-only functionality. If you need to create a new file or edit an existing one after your Dartmouth account transitions, you will need to purchase Microsoft Office.

You can use these steps to install Microsoft Office on up to five different computers.

  1. Uninstall any previous versions of Microsoft Office before beginning this process.
  2. Open a web browser and navigate to the Office 365 Web Access Portal:
  3. Log in with your Dartmouth credentials (NetID and password).
  4. After signing in, click on the Install Office drop-down found near the top-right of the page, then click Office 365 apps.
  5. In the window that appears, click Save File.
  6. After the installer has been downloaded, open it and follow the on-screen prompts to begin the installation.
  7. Click Continue in the Introduction window, and again in the Software License Agreement window.
  8. After the installation you may need to activate your software installation by choosing to "Sign in to an existing Office 365 subscription."
  9. If asked for your E-mail address, fill in <your NetID> and regular Dartmouth password.
  10. Choose Sign In and then click Done.

Microsoft Office Updates

It is recommended after the installation to run Microsoft Windows Updates to keep the product up to date.

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