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Installing Office 365 on macOS

Instructions for installing Microsoft Office 365 on Macs

These instructions assume that you have already completed:
Step 1 (confirm your Raven Password using the Raven Password Management Application), and
Step 2 (perform a clean uninstall of any previous Microsoft software, and reboot your Mac).


Step 3 – download Microsoft Office 365

  1. Go to the Microsoft login page at:

  2. Enter your (this is known as your 'UPN') and hit the tab key:

Note to students at the Judge Business School and those supported by the Clinical School Computing Service: Your institutions have their own EES agreements. It is important that you sign into Office 365 using your institutional account (e.g. or Please do not use your @cam email address because you will be taken to the wrong sign-in page.

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  1. You will be re-directed to the University of Cambridge authentication screen.

    Enter your Raven password (i.e. the one that you previously confirmed in Step 1):

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  2. You'll see a summary of your Office environment with an 'Install Office' button in the top right. Click on this to reveal a drop-down menu...

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    ... and select 'Office 365 apps' from the menu.

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  3. Open the downloaded disk image/installer package:
    When the download is complete, locate and double-click the file to open it (the default download location will be your Downloads folder).

  4. Installation:
    Once the installer has opened, you will be guided through the installation process.

    Click Continue:
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  5. License Agreement:
    Click Continue:
    4 license
    You may choose to Read License now, otherwise click the Agree button to accept the terms and continue:
    5 agreement

  6. Installation location:
    If you want to install Office somewhere other than in the Applications folder of your Mac HD (the default location), you have the opportunity to do so now by clicking the Change Install Location button. Otherwise, click the Install button to continue:
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  7. User authentication:
    You'll be asked to authenticate as the admin user of your Mac before you can install new software. Enter the username and password for your Mac, and click the Install Software button:7 authentication

  8. Success screen:
    Click the Close button.

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    The download process is now complete.

  9. Final configuration of individual applications:
    Files have been downloaded to your Mac in readiness for use, but there will be additional settings/preferences to select the first time you use each of your new Office applications, e.g. for Word:

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    Click the Get started > button to continue.

  10. License activation:
    Activate your Office licence by clicking the Sign In button to continue:

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  11. Sign in to your Microsoft account:
    Enter your, anc click the Next button:

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    ...and sign in with your UPN and Password (i.e. and Raven password):

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  12. Final customisation:
    You will then get a single customisation page, and that's it – "You're done!"

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