Installing Office from Office 365
Click the link under “Quick Launch/LAUNCHPAD” on the “Home” page that says “Office 365 Dashboard”.
Click on the “Install Office apps” button on the Office 365 Dashboard.
Select whether to take the default install of the 32-bit version and the main apps, or select additional options. If you select additional options, you’ll see the screen below:
The list of apps is complete with this option, and you can also change the Language option. Click the word “Advanced” to get a droplist to select the 32 or 64 bit version.
Then click the Install button at the bottom left to begin the installation process.
The install file will be downloaded immediately, and a dialog box will open to guide you through the process.
(NOTE TO MAC USERS: Unlike the Windows installation, the Install file for Macs contains the complete software package, so the portion of time spent for the Install takes place during the download part of the operation. Once downloaded, it takes very little time for the actual installation part of the process.)
During the install process, the Dialog Box displays a progress bar indicating how much time is left before completion.
Once the installation completes, the Office Suite you just installed MUST be ACTIVATED or it will not function. To do that, follow these steps:
In the Office Suite you just installed, find and open “Word”. Do NOT use one of the other apps for Activation. Word is the app designed to carry out this function.
When you open “Word” to the screen below (do not open to a blank file for processing. If you do, click the “Home” link at the upper left to get a page like the one pictured below),
there will be a link to click on to “Activate” the Office App.
Click on it, and you will get a form similar to the form below asking you to log in.
NOTE! – You need to enter the EMAIL ADDRESS, not just your ID, AND you must use the MCC email address that ends with “enet.meridiancc.edu”.
So if your MCC ID is “astudent”, you would enter email@example.com in the first blank. Click “Next” to get a prompt for the Password. Enter the password you use to log into Eaglenet, which is the same as the one you use to log into a computer on campus.
Click the button to submit the information. The system will churn a few seconds, then should display a notice that Office is now activated.
There is no need to do this with any of the other Office apps because this activation process activates the WHOLE app suite, not just Word.
This activation will remain in place as long as you are a REGISTERED student at MCC.
Typically, this means you have to sit out a Fall or Spring term before you are removed from the campus Student Network, which is when your Office activation will expire.
This is why it is not a good idea to use the email associated with your Office install for Personal Communications.
If you like, you can follow the directions available within Eaglenet to forward all your Office 365 email to a preferred email address of your choice. That way you don’t have to be concerned with losing touch with your Personal contacts once you have left MCC.
Once your MCC account is removed, you’ll cease receiving any auto-forwarding from your Office 365 email, and your personal contacts will still be communicating with you through your personal email account.