IMPORTANT:  Be sure you have uninstalled earlier versions of Office for Mac before you install Office 2016. See the Mac Office Uninstall Instructions for assistance. If you have any trouble uninstalling Office for Mac please contact the UIT Service Desk.

To install Office 2016 for Mac

  1. Go to Office 365 Online at
  2. Enter your
    Office 365 login page

    You will be redirected to MSU's login page.

  3. Enter your and NetID password as shown below.
    MSU's login page
  4. Click the Install Office 2016 button in the upper-right corner of screen. 

    The color of the button defaults to blue however if you have selected a different theme the button may be a different color.
    Screenshot showing the Install Office 2016 button that is clicked to download Office 2016 for Mac.  The button is located in the upper right corner of screen  The default color is blue.
  5. Click the Save File button.
    Micorsoft Office 2016 Installer, would you like to save this file pop-up box.
    The install file will begin downloading. Be patient this takes awhile. A wired connection on campus takes around 5 minutes, a wireless connection will take quite a bit longer. 
    Once download is complete:

  6. Open Downloads folder and double-click on Microsoft_Office_2016_Installer.pkg.
    Downloads folder with Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac link
    The Office 2016 for Mac Installer window will open.

  7. Click the Continue button.
    Office for Mac Installer image
  8. Click Continue again and then Agree to the terms of the software license.

  9. Click the Install button.
    Install button on Installer
  10. Enter your computer's password and then click the Install Software button.
    Dialogue box to enter computer's password
    The install process will begin.  Although it says it may take 30 minutes it generally takes about 5.

  11. Click the Close button when the installation is complete.
    Successful installation window

You are ready to use Office for Mac.  Go to the Applications folder to open programs.


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