How to Setup Office
Follow the steps below to install and activate Office 365 or Office 2016 on your computer or other device.
- First, check your computer or mobile device to make sure it meets system requirements for running Microsoft Office.
- If your computer or device meets the requirements, go to www.office.com/setup.
- Find your Product Key, a 25-character code, located on your receipt or on the back of the card inside your product packaging.
- Enter the Product Key and click Next.
What’s new in Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac
Microsoft calls this the “on-premises” version of Office. It’s for customers who don’t want to pay a monthly fee for Office 365. The downside is that all the new features in the 2019 edition are already in the subscription one. And there are other improvements that are only for people and companies paying subscription fees. Enhancements that just arrived in Office 2019 include a roaming pencil case and ribbon customizations in all these Office apps. There’s a focus mode in Word, while Excel offers new data-analysis features and more charts and functions including CONCAT, TEXTJOIN, IFS, and SWITCH.
PowerPoint users can use Morph transitions, in-click sequence, and 4k video export. Microsoft is bringing focused inbox to Outlook, as well as Send Later. In addition, there are other features in all these macOS apps. More details can be found on the Office 2019 FAQ.
What is Microsoft Office 2019 ?
Microsoft Office 2019 is a standalone, local (not cloud-based, like Office 365) version of the Microsoft Office software suite. It is a “perpetual” release, which is just a fancy way of saying you buy the software once and own it forever, rather than having to pay an annual subscription fee to access it. That said, you only get a license to use it on a single PC, whereas a subscription to Office 365 lets you use it on a PC, a tablet, and a smartphone.
This new release updates and replaces the 2016 versions of Word, Excel, etc. and includes many of the new features that have been rolled out to Office 365 users over the past three years. We’ll get to those in a bit.
How to get Microsoft Office on iPad & iPhone
Looking to view and edit Word, Excel & Powerpoint documents on your iPad and iPhone? Here's how to get Microsoft Office on your phone and tablet.
Microsoft debuts Office 2019 for Mac, OneDrive Files on Demand for Mojave
At its Ignite event in Orlando, Microsoft announced the availability of Office 2019 for Windows and Mac, alongside a test version of Files on Demand which allows users to see all their OneDrive files on the Mac desktop, and only download what needs to be used.
Microsoft Office 2019: Everything You Need to Know.
Microsoft Office 2019 is a standalone, local (not cloud-based, like Office 365) version of the Microsoft Office software suite.