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Windows


CNU provides both online and desktop versions of Office 365 for students, faculty and staff.  This allows you to use Microsoft Office from any computer with an internet connection, or to download and install Microsoft Office on up to 5 computers.
To install Office 365 on a Windows computer, click here to go to the Microsoft site.

You will see a field labeled “Get Office 365 for free”.  Complete this field with your CNU email address and click the button that says “Get started”.

Get Office 365

You will be brought to a window asking you whether you are a student or a teacher. Select the option that is relevant to you (staff can click “I’m a teacher”).

Student Or Teacher

If you’ve logged into Office 365 with your CNU credentials before, a window should change to confirm that you have an existing Office365 account under those credentials. Select “Sign in” and sign in using the resulting screen.

Sign In1


Sign In2

you may see an additional confirmation that your account includes licensure for Office 365 Education. Select “Ok, got it” to continue.

LicenseConfirmation

If you have never logged in at Office 365 before, you’ll see a screen that says “Almost there” After logging in. Select “Start”, and you should see a window that allows you to invite additional people with CNU credentials to join (This part can be easily skipped by clicking ‘Skip’.)

StartButton

SkipInvitations


You should now be on the main page of Office 365. Click on “Install Office 2016” to install MS Office on your computer.

InstallOffice




The setup program will download to your computer.  On  Firefox , you’ll have to choose to save the file.

Firefox save file

Click on the download and choose to run the file.


Chrome:

OpenFileChrome


Firefox:

OpenFileChrome



If you get a security warning, click “Run”.

RunSecurityWarning

You may also have to allow the program to make changes to your computer. (Note: if you are adding this software to a computer provided by the university, you may need to contact someone with administrative permissions to clear this step. If you are using your own home computer, this will not be the case.)

Account Control Verify









On the next screen, click “Next”

Office Install Start

On the following screen, if you want to share data on your usage of Office with Microsoft, choose “Use recommended settings”.  If you don’t, choose, “No thanks.”.Then, click Accept.

Office Install Settings

You can save your documents online and save your settings by signing in to your CNU account.  To do so, click “Sign in” on the next screen.  If you don’t want to, click “No thanks, maybe later”.  

Office Install SignIn










If you choose to sign in, you should enter your CNU e-mail address in the box that pops up.

SignIn Email

Enter your password in the next box.

SignIn Password

Click “Next” on the next screen.

Next Button

On the next screen, choose a background for your Office install, and click next.

Office Background


On the following screen, you can get a tour of the features of Office 365. To view the tour, click “Take a Look”.  If you don’t want the tour, click “No, thanks.”


OfficeFeaturesTour

While you’re making these choices, Office will be installed.  You’ll be notified when the installation is complete.


Macs


To install Office 365 on a Windows computer, click here to go to the Microsoft site.

You will see a field labeled “Get Office 365 for free”.  Complete this field with your CNU email address and click the button that says “Get started”.

GetOffice365


You will be brought to a window asking you whether you are a student or a teacher. Select the option that is relevant to you (staff can click “I’m a teacher”).

StudentOrTeacher

If you’ve logged in to Office 365 with your CNU credentials before, a window should change to confirm that you have an existing Office365 account under those credentials. Select “Sign in” and sign in using the resulting screen.

Office365 SignIn SignIn Credentials

you may see an additional confirmation that your account includes licensure for Office 365 Education. Select “Ok, got it” to continue.Ok Got It

If you have never logged in at Office 365 before, you’ll see a screen that says “Almost there” After logging in. Select “Start”, and you should see a window that allows you to invite additional people with CNU credentials to join (This part can be easily skipped by clicking ‘Skip’.)


InstallStart



SkipInvitations

You should now be on the main page of Office 365. Click on “Install Office 2016” to install MS Office on your computer.


Install Office 2016


The setup program will download to your computer. From the Downloads icon on your dock, choose Microsoft_Office_2016_<some numbers>_Installer.pkg


MacOffice Installer


The installer will launch. On the first two screens, click “Continue”,


InstallerContinue


You’ll be asked to accept the license agreement; click “Agree”.


TermsAndConditions


You’ll be asked for whom you’d like to install the software.  Choose “Install for all users of this computer” and click Continue.


FileInstall


Then, click Install.


Install Button


The install will begin.  You may have to enter your  computer password  in to make changes to your computer. When the install completes, click “Close”.


Install Successful



Next, launch Word, Excel or PowerPoint.  On the first screen, click Get Started.


Word Launcher


Then, click the Sign In button.


Office SignIn mini


Enter your CNU e-mail address and click Next.


Enter Email Address


You may be asked whether you’d like to sign in to a Microsoft account or your Work account.  Choose Work account.


Work Account


On the next screen, enter your CNU password and click Sign In


Enter Password


After a brief delay, Office will be ready to use.