Download and install Office 365 on a PC

Note: If you have a previous version of Office installed, it needs to be uninstalled before downloading and installing Office 365.

  • Sign in to Office 365 (portal.office.com) with your Catnet credentials. If you are unable to, please contact the ITS Support Office for assistance (macsupport@linfield.edu or 503-883-2553).
  • From the home page, click on the link on the upper right to install the latest version of Office. Note: you can also just use the online apps instead of downloading.

Install Office Button

  • Depending on your browser, go to the install pop-up that appears and click Run (in Internet Explorer), Setup (in Chrome), or Save File (in Firefox).

Browser Instructions

  • The installation begins.

Installing Office

Note: Outlook is not available from Office 365 as we have our own internal Exchange mail server.

  • Your install of Office 2016 is finished when you see the phrase, You're all set! Office is installed now and an animation plays to show you where to find Office applications on your computer. Follow the instructions in the window, for example Click Start > All Apps to see where your apps are, and select Close.
Office is installed
  • Start using an Office application right away by opening any app such as Word or Excel. In most cases, Office is activated once you start an application and after you agree to the License terms by clicking Accept.
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