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FREE Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus apps are now available for current students, faculty, and staff to download for personal use at no cost. You may install this software on up to five computers (PC or Mac) and five mobile devices (iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile). Access is tied to your Butler email address and Butler password.

What is included with a personal Office 365 ProPlus subscription license?

  • Office 365 ProPlus for PC (Office 2013)

  • Office 365 ProPlus for Mac (Office 2016 for Macs running OS 10.10 or later)

  • Office for iOS

  • Office for Android

  • Office for Windows Mobile

What applications come with Office 365 ProPlus for PC (Office 2013)?

What comes with Office 365 ProPlus for Mac?

Office 2016 for Macs running 10.10 or later

Ready to install on your PC or Mac?

  1. Before you start, uninstall previous versions of Microsoft Office from your personal computer.
  2. Visit https://portal.office.com and log in using your Butler email address (username@butler.edu) and Butler password
  3. Once you are logged in, click on the gear icon in the top right hand corner and choose Office 365 Settings
  4. Click on Software
  5. Review the Office option presented
  6. (Note: If you are using a PC and unsure whether Windows 32-bit or 64-bit are right for you, see this Which version is best for me? article)
  7. Click Install!
  8. Once your installation has finished, open an application and authenticate (Use existing account) Login using your Butler email address and Butler password

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes, this is a full version of Office on the PC, Mac, tablet, and mobile platform, and all are available for offline use.

Should I install this on a Butler-owned computer?

No, the Office 365 ProPlus subscription should only be installed on your personal devices as this is for personal use. Butler-owned devices should continue to have the current standard version of Office supported by IT.

How do I install Office Mobile on my mobile device(s)?

  1. Download and install the individual Office Mobile apps through your device's store (Apple App Store or Google Play Store)
  2. Once installed, open one of the apps and select Sign In
  3. Enter your Butler email address
  4. Choose to sign in with an Organizational account
  5. Enter your Butler email address and Butler password and click Sign In
  6. You're all set!

Do I need to log in to use any of these desktop or mobile applications?

Yes, you will need to log in with your Butler email address and Butler password to activate your devices. When you change your Butler password, you may be prompted to reauthenticate using your new Butler password the next time you use Office.

What comes with Office Mobile for iOS?

  • Word Mobile
  • Excel Mobile
  • PowerPoint Mobile
  • OneNote Mobile

What comes with Office Mobile for Android?

  • Word Mobile
  • Excel Mobile
  • PowerPoint Mobile
  • OneNote Mobile

What are the PC requirements for Office 365 ProPlus?

  • Windows 7, 8, or 10
  • 32-bit Office can be installed on 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems, and 64-bit Office can only be installed on 64-bit operating systems
  • 1 GHZ or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set
  • 1 GB RAM (32-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (64-bit) recommended for graphics features, Outlook Instant Search, and certain advanced functionality
  • 3 gigabytes (GB) available disk space
  • 1024 x 768 monitor resolution

What are the Mac requirements for Office 365 ProPlus?

  • A Mac computer with an Intel processor
  • Mac OS X version 10.10 or later
  • 2 GB of RAM recommended
  • 2.5 GB of available hard disk space
  • HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus)
  • 1280 x 768 or higher resolution monitor

What are the iOS requirements for Office Mobile for iOS?

  • iOS 6.1 or greater

What are the Android requirements for Office Mobile for Android?

  • Android OS 4.0 or greater
  • Android touch-enabled smartphones only

I just changed my Butler password. How long will it take for my Office 365 ProPlus subscription to sync with my new password?

It can take up to 15 minutes for your Office 365 ProPlus subscription to sync with your updated password, though it typically doesn't take that long.

What happens when I'm no longer a student or graduate from Butler?

Thirty days or less after you are no longer a student or graduate from Butler, you will need to purchase a license or subscription directly from Microsoft to continue to use the programs on your devices, or you can uninstall them at that time.

What happens when I'm no longer an employee at Butler?

Thirty days or less after you are no longer an employee at Butler, you will need to purchase a license or subscription directly from Microsoft to continue to use the programs on your personal devices, or you can uninstall them at that time.

Where can I get training on Office 365 ProPlus?

Some of the more common questions regarding free Office 365 ProPlus for students, faculty, and staff are listed here. If you have a question which isn't addressed above, please contact the Help Desk at 940-HELP (4357) or https://itrequest.butler.edu.