Microsoft 365

As a student at Ohio State, you get free access to Microsoft Office products through Office 365. That includes Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. You’ll also have 1 TB of storage on OneDrive.   

If you’re on a PC, you can also download the Office applications Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher and Access. The Office applications include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote on a Mac operating system. You can use these tools the entire time you are a student at Ohio State. You can install Office on five PCs, or Mac desktops, or laptop computers, five tablets (Windows, iPad and Android) and five phones.


Access Your Files Anywhere

By uploading your files to OneDrive, you can edit your documents on the fly even without one of your personal devices on hand. Need to make a last-minute edit to your essay? If you’ve saved it to OneDrive, you can edit it from a library computer and print it out without having to run home for your device. 


Downloading the Software

To get this software on your device you have to go through a few setup steps that will link your name.# to your Office 365 account.  

  1. Account Set Up: Login to your BuckeyeMail account and follow the instructions on the Installation of Office for Windows/Mac for Students Knowledge Base article. 
  2. Software download for PC and Mac Computers: As the above IT Service Desk page suggests, go to the Download and install or reinstall Office 365 or Office 2016 on a PC or Mac article, which will guide you through the install process. It’s important that you complete the first step before attempting to download the software directly from Microsoft – you need an account to get it for free. 
  3. Software download for mobile devices: Go to the Mobile Office website and click on your respective operating system. You’ll be asked to enter an email or phone number, which will provide the download link. Be sure that you’ve already completed step 1. 


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