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Downloading and installing Microsoft Office desktop apps from office 365

This tutorial is for Individuals with @epss.ucla.edu email accounts. If you are a student and would like to install office apps, please email the helpdesk. If you do not have an @epss.ucla.edu email address, this will not work for you. This will work for both macOS and Windows machines. The following steps assume you have […]

This tutorial is for Individuals with @epss.ucla.edu email accounts. If you are a student and would like to install office apps, please email the helpdesk. If you do not have an @epss.ucla.edu email address, this will not work for you. This will work for both macOS and Windows machines.

The following steps assume you have accessed the web portal at https://portal.office.com prior to this point and know your password and EM login. If you need help with these items, email the helpdesk

  1. Log in to the web interface for office apps using your EM login (username@ad.ucla.edu format) . It should look like this:
    portal login window
  2. One you have logged in, you should see a screen that has a row of Office apps, including Word, Power Point and Outlook like this:
  3. In the upper right hand corner of the screen, you should see a drop down menu that says “Install Office Apps”. Click this drop down and select “Office 2016” from the list.
  4. You will be prompted to download the installer, and an orange window with a link to installation instructions help will appear. If you need help installing from this installer, click the link at the bottom of the orange window.
  5. Once installation is complete, you will have to sign in with your EM credentials, (username@ad.ucla.edu) to activate the applicaitons. If you have any other trouble after this point, please email the helpdesk.
  6. Happy Computing!