UAB students have access to Microsoft Office 365, which provides each student an e-mail account but also offers much more. With an account, students can also download Office products such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and also use those applications in the cloud, where each user also has 1 TB of storage in a OneDrive account. 

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Install Office on your PC or Mac with Office 365 for business

When you use the latest version of Office with Office 365 for business, you can edit and review Office files from virtually anywhere you can use your computer, mobile device, or web browser.

Depending on which type of Office 365 account you have, you can download the latest version of Office with Office 365.

To install the latest version of Office

Sign in to Office 365 by using your user ID.

  1. At the top right of the page, click SettingsSettings: update your profile, install software and connect it to the cloud > Office 365 Settings.

Go to Settings > Office 365 settings

  1. Click Software.
  2. On the Office page, select a Language, and then click Install.

Install the latest version of Office page

 Note    Office installs the 32-bit version on your PC by default, even if your computer is running a 64-bit version of Windows. If you are unsure which version of Office you should install, see Which version is best for me?

Watch this video to learn about using Office and Office Web Apps in Office 365.

Deactivate an installation on either a PC or a Mac

If you’ve already installed the latest version of Office with Office 365 on five computers that you use and you want to install Office on a sixth computer, you can do that by first deactivating an installation on one of your current computers.

Go to Software > Office. Click Deactivate next to the computer you want to deactivate the installation from.

Troubleshoot your Office installation

When you’re installing, you may get a "Something went wrong…” error. Or, if you get some other error, see General troubleshooting for installing Office 2013 and Office 365.

After you have Office installed, try creating a few documents. If an Office program looks blurry, displays as all black or all white, the screen flickers, or looks different on different computers, see Office 365 doesn’t look right.

More information

You may have noticed that how you get the latest version of Office is different from Office 2010 or Office 2007. The latest version of Office with Office 365 is offered as a subscription. Also the Office applications are packaged together for faster download and installation. Once you’ve installed Office, you can delete the short-cuts to the programs that you don’t need. If you need to, you can run different versions of Office products, like Excel 2013 and Excel 2010, side-by-side on the same computer.

You can install the latest version of Office on up to five computers that you use. After you’ve completed the installation, make sure you have automatic updates turned on.

Depending on your operating system, here’s what Office includes:

Also know that Mac users can install Lync separately.

Note    You can also install the latest version of Office on your Surface Pro. You’ll have all the same programs as Office on a PC.

You can also use Office 365 with Office 2010 or Office 2007 or Office for Mac 2011.

Learn more about getting started with Office 365 and Office Web Apps in Office 365, and how to use Office 365 on mobile devices.


Create and store your Office documents and more on OneDrive Pro for your personal documents. Students have 1TB of storage free on OneDrive. 

For details on how to access OneDrive, refer to this guide.