UAB faculty and staff have access to Microsoft Office 365 to download Office products such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint — and they can also use those applications in the cloud, where each user also has 1TB of storage in a OneDrive account. Individual file sizes are limited to 2GB. Note: Consult with your school or department IT support before installing Office 365 on your office computer because an Office volume license is available for on-campus use.
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OneDrive is only available for UAB campus faculty and staff; it is not currently available for UAB Medicine staff.
How do I access the free Microsoft Office applications?
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 BlazerID.At the top right of the page, click Settings > Office 365 Settings.
On the Office page, select a Language, then click Install.
Note: Office installs the 32-bit version on your PC by default, even if your computer is running a 64-bit version of Windows.
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. If you get a different error, see General troubleshooting for installing Office 2013 and Office 365.
You may have noticed that how you get the latest version of Office is different from previous versions of Office. 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 shortcuts 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:
Office on your PC includes Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word.
Office on your Mac includes Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.
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 the same programs as Office on a PC.
How do I access OneDrive?
For details on how to access OneDrive, refer to this guide.