Category: Setup Office

Guide to Download and Install Microsoft Office setup on your Mac

This article will provide step-by-step guidance on how to download office set up on Mac. If you’re planning to have an office set up for a home subscription or even running into errors or installation issues on how to activate office setup on your Mac, then these directions will help you learn the process to install it.

Please ensure that your system meets the minimum requirement that it should be running on Mac OS and comprises at least 4 GB of RAM. The overall activation process is likely to complete in an hour that includes the download and installation of the software. If you find the download process is completed, you will know that it is the right time to launch the installation process. Make sure to have any conflicting program or office application shut down for the period of installation. It ensures an uninterrupted installation process.

Install and activate office setup with product key

Before we begin, here is something you should be aware of while installing Office set up with product key. Some office set up for home products comes with a product key. If you already have a Microsoft account, then please sign in your existing account before launching the installation process and enter your product key to activate your office set up. If you haven’t yet, you must retrieve your product key before you plan to install office setup on your Mac. Once you redeem the product key, it will link to your office account, so you have to do this once.

Make sure to stick to the instruction given below to ensure an uninterrupted download and installation process of Office setup

  1. Browse to the URL
  2. Sign in to your Office account by entering your username and password.
  3. Select “install” to begin downloading the installer package on your office page, under install Office for Mac.
  4. Go to web browser download history to locate your executable file after downloading it. Double-click the file to initiate “office set up installer” to launch the installation.
  5. On the first page of the installation screen, click on “continue” to begin the installation process.
  6. Review the software license agreement and click on “Continue”.
  7. Click on “Agree” to consent on terms and conditions of the software license agreement.
  8. Enter your Mac login ID and password and click on “continue”.
  9. The office setup will begin the installation. Select “Close” when the installation is done.
  10. In most cases, the office is activated once you sign in your Microsoft office account and after you click on “Agree” to accept the terms of the agreement.


If you face any issues while following the above steps, you can choose to contact Microsoft Customer Support Services for technical support.


G Suite for improving editing skills in Office files


G Suite users provide you with an easily accessible feature for Microsoft Office files in Google Docs, Sheets or presentation slides. With this feature, you can convert files to the corresponding docs, sheets and slides formats when you upload the respective office files to Google Drive. The prominent feature also allows you to edit the documents, sheets and slides extension, which is then added to Chrome. Remember, in any case, you will get two files, one in the Office format (original) and the other in Google Drive format.

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Recently, Google has launched a feature wherein you can open and edit the Office files in Google file format. Moreover, this does not require the Office file to be converted. For the organizations, which are using G Suite, this feature will benefit them, as the numbers of Microsoft Office license needed will be reduced. This feature will also help the organization to step up from Office to G Suite.

Sharpen your skills in editing office files in Google Format

  1. Editing Office files on any device: – Any browser that allows you to edit your files will also help you in editing the files with Office format. Editing of Microsoft Office files will work on Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, Windows Edge and Safari as well. Office file editing also works in Office applications running on your Android and iOS phones.
  2. Opening advance Office file formats:- You can open and edit both advance Office file formats which includes .docx, .xlsx and .pptx formats and old file formats such as .doc, .ppt and .xls.  Moreover, files and documents, which are created in old Office versions will be updated and saved in the new format.
  3. Restoring and preserving the original Office files: – This happens quite often that you are not able to view or edit content in the documents, sheets or slides. In this case, the device will preserve the content and then allow you to edit the portions of the specific file.
  4. If editing doesn’t work in Office docs, sheets or slides: – For this, you have to disable the Office Editing for documents, sheets and slides extension from Chrome, before you use the advance Office editing features.

Summing up:

You can test the Office editing features; you can open Office files such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on Chrome book, iPhone, Android, Pixel or any other device. You can try and open any Microsoft file on any device but with advance, G Suite features you can edit, and transport any files and document. If your organization uses G Suite, then it will be a transformative experience from accessing and editing files in Office to G Suite.