How can I upgrade a legacy version of Office to Office 365? (MacOS)

Upgrading your legacy version of Office to Office 365 (MacOS)

If you are running an older version of Office, your Dartmouth Office 365 license affords you the ability to upgrade to the latest version. Please follow the steps below to upgrade an older version of Microsoft Office to Office 365.

1. Log into

2. On the next screen click the ‘Install Office’ link in the top right of your screen.

3. Click the ‘Office 365 Apps’ download link. This will download a Setup file that will need to be executed to complete the upgrade.

4. For MacOS the full setup file (around 1.8 gig) will be added to your downloads folder. Allow enough time for the full installer package to download. You should be able to launch it directly from the downloads link in your browser. 

(The Setup file will look similar to the Microsoft_Office pkg file above)

Once you run the Office pkg file follow install wizard setup steps and authenticate with your account credentials when asked. it will install Office 365 to your MacOS client. Be aware that this could take some time. Be ware that the Office user interface has changed quite dramatically since earlier versions so take some time to familiarize yourself with some of the changes.

If you need additional assistance please call the IT Service Desk at 603-646-2999.

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