FAQs for Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus Program at UIC

FAQs for Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus Program at UIC

What is Office 365 Pro Plus?
What is included in Office 365 Pro Plus?
How many computers/ devices can I run this subscription on?
What happens to my currently installed Office suite?
What are the system requirements for Office 365 Pro Plus?
Should I install the 32-bit or 64-bit version?
Do I need to uninstall previous or trial versions from my computer before I download Office 365?
Is this a full version of Office and can I use it offline?
Where do I go to get instructions on how to download Office 365 Pro Plus?
How do I activate the download, do I need a key?
How do I deactivate an installation?
How can I find out how many machines or devices I have activated?
Will Office Pro Plus work on Google Chrome Books?
If I want to use Office 365 on my mobile device, do I have to uninstall my current version of Office?

 

What is Office 365 Pro Plus?

Office 365 Pro Plus is a full version of Microsoft Office. It is a user-based service and allows each active student of UIC the right to download and install Office desktop applications on their own computers and mobile devices for free.

What is included in Office 365 Pro Plus?

Office 365 Pro Plus for PC (Office 2013 Pro Plus base applications): Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher, Outlook, and InfoPath.

Office 365 Pro Plus for Mac (Office 2011 for Mac base applications): Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Office Mobile for iPhone and Android (Office Mobile applications are already included with all Windows phones): Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile, and OneNote are available as separate downloads.

How many computers/ devices can I run this subscription on?

You can download Office 365 Pro Plus on 5 PCs or Macs and 5 mobile devices such as iPhones and Android phones.

What happens to my currently installed Office suite? 

Nothing, Office 365 Pro Plus will install alongside your current version of Office. However, we recommend that you use side-by-side installations only as part of your Office testing and not as a long-term solution. You should uninstall earlier versions of Office that are installed on your computers. To uninstall previous versions of Microsoft office, please follow these steps:

Uninstall using Control Panel

  • Go to Control Panel:
    • In Windows 8, on the Start screen, type Control Panel, and click Control Panel in the search results.
    • In Windows 7, click Start > Control Panel.
  • Click Programs > Programs and Features.
  • Right-click the Office application you want to remove, and then click Uninstall.

What are the system requirements for Office 365 Pro Plus?

PCs system requirements:

OS: Window 7 or 8 (if your PC is running Vista you can still install the 2010 version).
Processor : at least 1 GHz.
Memory: 1 GB of RAM for 32- bit or 2 GB of Ram for 64 bit.
Disk space: at least  3 GB of available disk space.

Mac system requirement:

OS: Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later.
Processor: Intel processor.
Memory: 1 GB of Ram.
Disk space: 2.5 GB of available disc space.

iPhone for Office Mobile:

iPhone 4, 5 and 5s, iPod 5th generation- All must be running iOS 6.1 minimum.

Android for Office Mobile:

Android OS 4.0 or greater (for Android touch enabled smartphones only).

Should I install 32-bit or 64-bit version?

The 32-bit version is recommended for most users.  The 32-bit Office can be installed on 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems. The 64-bit Office can only be installed on a 64-bit operating system.

Do I need to uninstall previous or trial versions from my computer before I download Office 365?​

Office 365 Pro Plus will install alongside your current version of Office. However, we recommend that you use side-by-side installations only as part of your Office testing and not as a long-term solution. You should uninstall earlier versions of Office that are installed on your computers. 

To uninstall previous versions of Microsoft office, please follow these steps:

Uninstall using Control Panel

  • Go to Control Panel:
    • In Windows 8, on the Start screen, type Control Panel, and click Control Panel in the search results.
    • In Windows 7, click Start > Control Panel.
  • Click Programs > Programs and Features.
  • Right-click the Office application you want to remove, and then click Uninstall.

Is this a full version of Office and can I use it offline?

Yes, this is the full version of Office, and all are available for offline use.

Where do I go download Office 365 Pro Plus?

You can obtain instructions and the software at the MyApps site after you've activated your account.

 How do I activate the download, do I need a key?

Not every student is asked to activate. If you are prompted for an activation key, there are 3 options. Choose the option to log in with an Office 365 account. Once you choose this option, a screen will appear and you are presented with two more options. Choose the one that has you log into the organizational account, and enter your UIC email (NetID@uic.edu) and password. This bypasses the need for an activation key. This will activate the account.  If you encounter any problems, please call the Help Desk.

How do I deactivate an installation?

If you need to deactivate one of the computers that you have installed Office 365 Pro Plus on, you can do so by going to any of the computers that you have the software on, and open Word. Click on the File tab and choose “Account”. All of the computers that you have activated will be listed. Click on “deactivate” next to the name of the computer. You can now install the software on another computer.

How can I find out how many machines or devices I have activated?

You can see how many computers you have activated by going to any of the computers that you have the software on. Open Word and click on the File tab. Choose Account. Not only will you see every computer that you have activated, you will also see how many downloads are still available.

Will Office Pro Plus work on Google Chrome Books?

No, laptops or desktops must use either Windows OS or Apple OS (Mac).

If I want to use Office 365 on my mobile device, do I have to uninstall my current version of Office? 

No, you can activate your current Office application on your mobile device by using your UIC NetID and ACCC Common Password.

 

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Last updated: 

December 16, 2016

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