How to Download Microsoft Office on Your PC or Mac
Microsoft Office is a popular suite of productivity applications that includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more. If you want to download Microsoft Office on your PC or Mac, you have several options depending on your needs and preferences.
In this article, we will explain how to download Microsoft Office from different sources and how to install it on your device.
Download Microsoft Office from Microsoft's website
If you have purchased a Microsoft 365 subscription or a one-time purchase of Office 2021, Office 2019, or Office 2016, you can download Microsoft Office from Microsoft's website by following these steps:
Go to www.office.com and sign in with the Microsoft account you associated with this version of Microsoft Office.
From the Microsoft 365 home page, select Install Office. If you have a one-time purchase of Office, select Install Office again on the next page.
Select the language and version (64-bit or 32-bit) you want and then select Install.
Depending on your browser, select Run (in Edge or Internet Explorer), Setup (in Chrome), or Save File (in Firefox).
If you see the User Account Control prompt that says \"Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?\", select Yes.
The installation will begin and you will see a message that says \"You're all set! Office is installed now\". Select Close.
To activate Office, open any Office app and sign in with your Microsoft account if prompted.
Download Microsoft Office from your PC manufacturer
If your copy of Office came with your new PC, you can download it from your PC manufacturer's website by following these steps:
Go to www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/get-office-and-microsoft-365-oem-download-page.
Select the version of Office you want to download: Office Home & Student, Office Home & Business, Office Professional, or Office Professional Plus.
You will be asked for your product key that came with your PC. Enter it and select Verify.
Select your language and then select Download.
Follow the same steps as above to install and activate Office on your PC.
Download Microsoft Office for free on your Android or iOS device
If you want to use Microsoft Office for free on your Android or iOS device, you can download the free Office apps from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. The free versions of the apps provide basic editing and creation features. To access more advanced features, you need a Microsoft 365 subscription. Here's how to download the free Office apps on your device:
On your Android device, go to the Google Play Store and search for the Office app you want to download: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. Tap Install and wait for the app to download.
On your iOS device, go to the Apple App Store and search for the Office app you want to download: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. Tap Get and then Install. You may need to enter your Apple ID password or use Touch ID or Face ID to confirm.
Open the app and sign in with a Microsoft account or create one for free. You can also sign in with a work or school account if you have one.
You can now use the app to create and edit documents on your device. To access more features, tap the Upgrade button and choose a Microsoft 365 plan that suits your needs.