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University of West Florida Information Technology Services is providing Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus to eligible students at no cost via the Microsoft Student Advantage program. Each eligible student may install this software on up to five computers.


 The subscription is free as long as you're an active student enrolled in classes.

Downloading Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus for free is easy! Access is tied to your @students.uwf.edu email address. Scroll down for installation guides and a list of included applications.

Microsoft may advertise Integrated or 3rd party apps with an Office 365 subscription. These apps are unsupported and are not available with the UWF Office 365 license.

Installation and Troubleshooting:


 Office 365 Installation Guides
 Windows Installation Guide

Office 365 ProPlus Installation Guide for Windows

  1. Before you start, uninstall previous versions of Microsoft Office. 

    Before performing this step, ensure you have your installation files and product key if you would like to reinstall at later time.
  2. Log into MyUWF.
  3. Search for and choose the Office 365 for Education app.
  4. Enter your full @students.uwf.edu UWF email address and click sign in.
  5. The page will default to the Office installation options. Click Install.  Note: The installation will default to 32-bit. You may click 'advanced' to choose 32-bit or 64-bit. If you are unsure which version of Office you should install (32-bit or 64-bit), see the Which version is best for me? article.
  6. Choose Run or Save.
  7. The streaming installation will begin.  Do not go offline or restart your computer until the installation is complete.

How do I add programs to the start screen or the desktop taskbar in Windows 8?

  • For adding programs to the start screen click here.

  • For adding programs to the desktop taskbar click here.

 Mac Installation Guide

Office 365 ProPlus Installation Guide for Mac

  1. Before you start, uninstall previous versions of Microsoft Office.

    Before performing this step, ensure you have your installation files and product key if you would like to re-install at later time.

  2. Log into MyUWF
  3. Search for and choose the Office 365 for Education app.
  4. Enter your full @students.uwf.edu UWF email address and click sign in.
  5. The page will default to the Office installation options. Click Install
  6. Once the download completes, double-click the Microsoft Office 2016 Installer.pkg file and run the installer.
  7. After you have completed the install process, open an Office application, such as Word, and you will be presented with the Get Started with Office 2016 screen. Select Sign in to an existing Office 365 Subscription.
  8. Enter your @students.uwf.edu UWF email address and click Next.
  9. If you are prompted to choose Microsoft Account or Organizational Account, choose Organizational Account.
    1. Enter your password and click Sign In. Your Mac may prompt you that "Microsoft Office Setup Assistant would like to access your contacts." Click OK.
    2. Personalize your copy of Office, select your preferred setting for updates and click Continue.
    3. After setup runs, you may be prompted with the Get Started with Office 2016 screen again. Quit the application and reopen to start using Office.
 iPad Installation Guide

Office 365 iPad Installation Guide

NOTE: Office 365 Mobile requires iOS 7 or later and is only compatible with certain iOS devices. See this page for a complete listing of compatible devices. If you need help identifying your device see here (iPad).


  1. Activate your 365 account. If you have already activated your account, please skip to step 8.
  2. To activate your 365 account, log into MyUWF.
  3. Search for and choose the Office 365 for Education app.
  4. Enter your full @students.uwf.edu UWF email address and click sign up.
  5. Click Continue
  6. Enter your full @students.uwf.edu UWF email address and ArgoNet password. Click Sign in.
  7. Click Start to agree to the terms and conditions. Please wait for your account to be created.
  8. Launch the App Store app.
  9. Search for "Microsoft Office" and download: Microsoft Word for iPad, Microsoft Excel for iPad, and/or Microsoft Powerpoint for iPad
    microsoft office apps to download
  10. On each app, select Free, then Install
  11. Enter the Apple ID credentials associated with your mobile device's Apple account. (not your ArgoNet username/password)
  12. Once downloaded and installed, open one of the applications
  13. Swipe through the setup and click Sign in
  14. Activate the application(s) entering your full @students.uwf.edu email address and select Next
    email address field
  15. You may be presented with the option of choosing a Microsoft account or Organizational Account.  Choose Organizational account.
    organizational account button
  16. Enter your full @students.uwf.edu email address and ArgoNet password and select Sign In
  17. Office Mobile 365 will automatically configure
  18. Congratulations! Your Office 365 for iPad is ready to go! 
    • You can start using Mobile Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • You can now open new files and edit documents using Mobile Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
 Troubleshooting your access to the Office 365 portal:

After signing into the Office 365 for Education app in MyUWF with your UWF student Gmail address and ArgoNet password, you may see a blank white page or an error message, referring to a redirect loop.


After accessing the MyUWF app, you receive the following error:

error message

If you received this error, you are not eligible for the Office 365 Student Advantage Program. Please see FAQ below for eligibility requirements.



Frequently Asked Questions:


 Who is eligible for Office 365 Student Advantage

Office 365 is available to University of West Florida students who meet the following criteria:

    • Must have an active ArgoNet account (and active UWF email account)
    • Must be a current student

      • Access becomes available 2 weeks before the start date of an official UWF course
 How do I download Office?

When visiting the Office 365 portal from a Windows-based computer, you should see an Install button as show below

Install button


 What applications are included with Office 365 ProPlus for Windows?

Word

Excel 

PowerPoint

OneNote

Access  

Publisher

InfoPath

 What applications are included with Office 365 ProPlus for Mac?

Word

Excel

PowerPoint

Outlook

OneNote

 Is Office 365 available for Android tablets?

Office 365 Android Installation Guide

  1. Activate your 365 account. If you have already activated your account, please skip to step 8.
  2. To activate your 365 account, log into MyUWF.
  3. Search for and choose the Office 365 for Education app.
  4. Enter your full @uwf.edu UWF email address and click sign up.
  5. Click Continue
  6. Enter your full @uwf.edu UWF email address and ArgoNet password. Click Sign in.
  7. Click Start to agree to the terms and conditions. Please wait for your account to be created.
  8. Launch the Google Play Store.
  9. Search for "Microsoft Office" and install: Microsoft Word. Microsoft Excel, and/or Microsoft PowerPoint.
    microsoft word app
  10. Open the Microsoft Word application and click Sign in
    sign in field
  11. Provide your full student email address with UWF and click Next
    email address field
  12. Enter your ArgoNet password
    password field
  13. This will sign into your Microsoft account
    configuring office progress page
  14. Office Mobile 365 will automatically configure
    creating a new word document
  15. Congratulations! Office 365 for Android is ready to go! 
    • You can start using Mobile Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • You can now open new files and edit documents using Mobile Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
 How do I setup Outlook?

UWF utilizes the Gmail.com web interface to access email.  The ITS Help Desk does not support Outlook.  Google's support page for mail client setup.

 What are the system requirements for Office 365
 Where can I get training for Office 365?

There is some excellent end user training on Office here.

You will find excellent end user training on Office for Mac here:

Excel

Outlook

PowerPoint

Word

Some end user help guides on Office Mobile for iPhone here.

Some end user help guides on Office Mobile for Android here.

 What happens when my license is deactivated?

When you open a Microsoft Office Professional Plus program, you receive the following warning message:  The Office program has entered or may enter Reduced Functionality Mode (RFM).  In reduced functionality mode, documents can only be viewed. This issue occurs when one or more of the following conditions are true:

    • Internet connectivity is lost for more than 30 days.
    • The computer has not checked into Office Subscription in the last 30 days.
    • The computer is not provisioned or was removed from the subscription account.
    • The Office 365 license was previously deactivated.
    • The system clock on client's computer differs from the Office Subscription Service clock.
 Do I need an Internet connection for Office 365?

Activation requires Internet connectivity, but after activation, it is only required that you connect to the Internet once every 30 days to keep the subscription active on your devices. If the computer goes offline for more than 30 days, Office enters a mode with reduced functionality until the next time an internet connection can be made.

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

Each subscription license allows you to install Office on up to five computers (Mac OS X 10.6 and newer / Windows 7 and newer). Your subscription also allows Office Mobile for Android and/or Office Mobile for ios on up to 5 mobile devices.

 Is this a full version Office and available for offline use?

Yes, this is full Office on the PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android platform and all are available for offline use.

 What Operating Systems and devices can I install the Office products on?

The student Office install will work on Windows 7 or newer and Mac OS X 10.6 or newer.

 Office 365 ProPlus for Mobile devices
 What comes with Office Mobile for iPhone?

Word Mobile

Excel Mobile

PowerPoint Mobile

OneNote and Lync Mobile available as separate download.

 What comes with Office Mobile for Android?

Word Mobile

Excel Mobile

PowerPoint Mobile

OneNote and Lync Mobile available as separate download

 Do students have to sign into Office 365 to use any of these applications with Office 365 ProPlus?

Yes, a valid Office 365 ProPlus license is tied to a valid Office 365 login for students, and is required to enable any of the four Office 365 ProPlus features.

 How can I deactivate my Office 365 on a device?
  1.  Click on the gear in the upper right corner of the screen and select Office 365 settings:

                    Office 365 settings option

2.  Select software from the Office 365 settings menu.

3.  To deactivate a computer, choose "deactivate" next to the device that is no longer in use.

4.  See "Remaining installs available" for details about the remaining number of licenses available.  You are allowed up to 5 active installations.


If you need assistance with this installation, please contact the ITS Help Desk at (850) 474-2075 or helpdesk@uwf.edu.


ITS Help Desk

(850) 474-2075
helpdesk@uwf.edu