Microsoft Office 365 for Mac

Office 365 ProPlus is a downloadable version of Office that will replace the MS Office 2016 application currently available via https://portal.office.com. This article covers installation and activation of the Office 365 software. The activation process of the Office 365 software varies upon whether you have had Office 2016 installed previously from ADAM or are installing a fresh copy. Please make sure to follow the relevant activation instructions for your computer.

Note

For minimum system requirements, please see below:

  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Processor: Intel
  • Disk Space: 10.0GB
  • Operating System: 3 most recent versions of macOS

Step-by-step guide

Installing Office 365 for Mac

  1. Before beginning the installation, make sure to sign off all open MS Office applications
  2. Go to https://portal.office.com and sign in with your MyPace Portal email address
  3. Type your MyPace Portal password and click Sign in


    Note

    You may be prompted to stay signed in to office 365 website. Either select yes or no as desired.

  4. Once logged in, in the top right of the page,
    1. click Install Office
    2. click Office 365 apps  

      The installation file will download.
  5. Double click on Office 365 installer package you downloaded in the previous step. This is typically located in your “Downloads” folder. 
  6. Follow the instructions in the installer and complete installation. When prompted to enter a password, this is your Mac’s password.
  7. Office 365 has now been installed, however, you must now activate the software.  The activation steps are different depending if you have had a previous version of Microsoft Office installed from https://adam.pace.edu.  Please jump to the section that corresponds to your Mac computer below.

Activating Office 365 – New Install (You HAVE NOT previously had a Microsoft Office installation obtained from ADAM)

  1. Once installation is completed, open a Microsoft Office application from the Applications folder such as Microsoft Word.
  2. Click Sign In
  3. Type your MyPace Portal email address
  4. Type your MyPace Portal password and click Sign in
  5. Follow the prompts and complete the activation
  6. You may now begin to use Office 365.

Activating Office 365 – Existing ADAM Installation (You previously HAD a Microsoft Office installation from ADAM)

  1. Once installation is completed, open a Microsoft Office application from the Applications folder such as Word.
  2. Open a Blank Document.
  3. At the top of the window click Activate
  4. The following window will open. Click Sign in at the bottom.
  5. Type your MyPace Portal email address
  6. Type your MyPace Portal password and click Sign in
  7. Your Microsoft Office installation will activate and you will no longer see the Yellow activation bar. To verify your activation, click Word on the Task Bar and then click About Microsoft Word.  You should see “Office 365 Subscription” populated in the License field.
  8. You may now begin to use Office 365.

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