Microsoft Office

Office is Microsoft’s productivity suite of applications, and includes (depending on the version)

  • Word for word processing
  • Excel for spreadsheets, tables, calculations & graphs
  • PowerPoint for presentations
  • Outlook for contacts & calendar
  • Access for database development
  • OneNote for note taking & sharing, and
  • Publisher for desktop publishing
Microsoft 365

Office 365, the web-based subscription service, is now included in volume licensing used by colleges and universities. With this added resource students, faculty, and staff can access Office web applications from anywhere or download the programs on their own devices–PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android devices.

To get Microsoft Office for your computer:
  1. Uninstall any existing versions beforehand.
  2. Go to https://login.microsoftonline.com/ and log in with your OWU BishopMail address and password, selecting “Login with Work or School account” when prompted.
  3. Press “Install” at the bottom of the page to download.
  4. Click on “Run” to start the installation.
  5. Microsoft Office will walk you through all of the features available.
  6. Once the download is complete you will be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint,  and more.

For more information go to:
Explore Office 365. To see all that’s included in various versions, visit Education Plans. (OWU has the Free plan.)

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Employees and Students Get Office For Free
  1. Uninstall any existing versions beforehand.
  2. Go to https://login.microsoftonline.com/ and log in with your OWU BishopMail address and password.
  3. Press “Install” at the bottom of the page to download.
  4. Click on “Run” to start the installation.
  5. Microsoft Office 365 will walk you through all of the features available.
  6. Once the download is complete you will be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint,  and more.

Everyone will be able to get Office 365 web versions and download mobile versions from the appropriate App or Play Store.

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What happens after graduation?
Since you must be a full-time or part-time faculty or staff member or student at OWU to qualify for our subscription, you will lose access to it once you graduate. When your Office 365 for Education plan expires:

  • The Office applications enter a reduced-functionality mode, which means that you can view documents, but you cannot edit or create new documents.
  • Online services associated with the school email address—-for example, Office Online and OneDrive—-will no longer work.

Microsoft provides a range of Office options for individuals, including free online applications, so it’s easy to find one to fit your budget. However, you will have to sign up for a new (free) Microsoft account with an email address other than your OWU alumni email-for-life address.

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Which Versions are Available to Employees?

Several versions of Office are available to OWU employees at the Help Desk. Versions available for Windows are 2010, 2013, and 2016. The available versions for Mac are 2008, 2011, and 2016.

Plus, all employees and students have access to Office web apps at login.microsoftonline.com.

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Office 2010 System Requirements
  • 500 megahertz (MHz) processor
  • 256 megabyte (MB) memory RAM or higher
  • 3 gigabyte (GB) Hard disk space
  • 1024 × 576 resolution monitor or higher
  • Internet functionality requires Internet access and a current browser (example: Internet Explorer 6 or higher)

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Office 2008 for Macintosh System Requirements
  • Intel, G5, or G4 processor (500 MHz or faster)
  • Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later (including 10.5)
  • at least 512 MB of RAM
  • at least 1.5 GB of available hard drive space

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