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How to Set Up Microsoft Office?

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Microsoft Office, also known as just Office, has profoundly set its marks as one of the most popular productivity suites throughout the world. Academics or work, Microsoft Office is certainly useful for both.

It involves applications like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Publisher, etc. Each of these desktop applications has its own role to make this software extraordinary for use.

While Microsoft Word is convinient for generating documents like letters, brochures, professional letters, tests, blogs, quizzes, and many more, Microsoft Excel, on the other hand, is especially valuable to build grids of text, numbers, and formulas defining calculations.

How to Perform the Microsoft Office Setup?

To experience its unique features, you need to buy it from the online Microsoft Store and then gradually set it up on your device. Besides, you can also obtain it offline through any retail store. To set up the office follow the steps cited below in sequence.

  • Choose a Microsoft Office suite from a retail store or online Microsoft Store and then make the payments simultaneously.
  • Now, Turn on your system and then reach the office.com/setup.
  • Provide the Sign-in details to sign in to your Microsoft Account. To create a new account, click on Sign up and follow the on screen instructions.
  • Click on “Microsoft Office Product” located within the home page and then click on Download.
  • Launch the executable file which you downloaded and then click on Install (once prompted).
  • Agree to the Terms and Conditions by clicking on “Agree”. Wait for some time so that the installation can get completed.
  • Once done, Start any Office program. Type the alphanumeric product key of 25 characters in the Activation Wizard.
  • Click on Activate Now to conclude the setup.

How to Set up Office 365?

Office 365 is a suite by Microsoft that involves a series of productivity services or cloud services along with other Office applications. It is convenient for both home and business purposes where the business version includes Skype and OneDrive for web conferencing and additional online storage. 

To relish its additional services, one needs to perform its setup. Here we have mentioned the setup process for both Mac and Windows individually.

For Windows PC

Before starting the setup process, you need your Office 365 to be linked with a Microsoft Account. After doing so, get ready to install Office 365 on your Windows PC.

Now make sure that Microsoft only permits to install Office on 5 PCs maximum. Here are the steps by which you can perform the setup of Office 365 on your Windows PC.

  • Go to their official website (office.com sign in) and provide the sign-in details to access your Microsoft Account.
  • Once the “My Office Account” window opens, select Install. You might be asked to enter the email address and password associated with the Office. 
  • As soon as the “Install Information” part appears on your screen, click on Install. This will launch the installation process for the 32-bit Office version itself. 
  • However, if you want to install the 64-bit version of it, try changing the language or jump to other options. 
  • Once the Install pop up screen appears on your browser, click on Run/Setup/Save ( may vary according to the browser) option.
  • Click on Yes to start the installation process. After a succesful installation, you will see “You’re good to go” displaying on your screen, click on “All done”.
  • Now you will be able to use Office 365 and Office applications easily. 

For Mac

Just like in the case of Windows, you need to be logged in to your MS account to set up Microsoft Office 365 on your Mac. Besides, you need to provide the 25 digit product key obtained on purchase. After that, follow the steps given below

  • If you do not have any new user account, make sure to create one through the signup option. 
  • Go to the Office 365 admin center through the official website (setup.office.com) and then launch the wizard. Now, click on “Go to Setup”.
  • With a succesful creation of office 365 account, you will now be able to install the complete office versions easily. However, each user can install Office for up to 5 Macs.
  • Go to the office/setup and log in within your account. Now, select Install. 

However, If you want to install Office 365 Home, make sure to follow the steps mentioned below in order.

  •  Redeem the product key and sign in to the Microsoft Account from office.com/setup.
  • Choose Office 365 subscription and then customize the language or version according to your preference. Select Install.

How to Setup Outlook for Email?

Microsoft Outlook is an application that is useful to send/receive emails and is available in the majority of Microsoft Office versions. Despite being an email application, it also involves calendars, task managers, note taking, web browsing, contact manager, and journals. However, to setup Outlook for email, you need to follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Go to Start and search for Outlook. Select it from the results. (If you are a Mac user, launch outlook through the toolbar or attempt to use Finder)
  • However, if you have installed Outlook just now, click on the Next option within the Welcome page.
  • Go to File>Info> Add account. Provide the email address for Office 365 and then select Connect.
  • Besides, you can also add any other email address for use. Once done, click on Next.
  • Enter a password and then choose Sign in. After adding all the accounts, select Done. This entire process will take time as Outlook will be downloading your email and other data.

After a succesful setup, you will be able to see emails, calendars, contacts, and tasks for the added accounts. Therefore, this marks the end of the setup process of Microsoft Outlook for email.

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