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Centralia College now offers Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus for students at no cost via the Microsoft Student Advantage program. This agreement between Centralia College and Microsoft allows us to provide current students with the latest version of full Office at school and at home. 


How to get it:

- You must be a current student 
- Access is integrated to your @student.centralia.edu e-mail address. 
- Sign in to your Office365 Portal with your student email address and password at the following link

https://www.outlook.com/student.centralia.edu

At the top right of the page, Click Settings > Office 365 Settings

- Select your language
   **NOTE**
   You must uninstall previous versions before running this installation.
- Click on the “install” button.

NOTE: Office installs the 32-bit version on your PC by default, even if your computer is running a 64-bit version of Windows. If you are unsure which version of Office you should install, see Which version is best for me?

Instructions are also located here on Microsoft's website.


More information...

Deactivate an installation on either a PC or a Mac:

If you’ve already installed the latest version of Office with Office 365 on five computers that you use and you want to install Office on a sixth computer, you can do that by first deactivating an installation on one of your current computers.

Go to Software > Office. Click Deactivate next to the computer you want to deactivate the installation from.

Troubleshoot your Office installation:

When you’re installing, you may get a "Something went wrong…” error. Or, if you get some other error, see General troubleshooting for installing Office 2013 and Office 365.

After you have Office installed, try creating a few documents. If an Office program looks blurry, displays as all black or all white, the screen flickers, or looks different on different computers, see Office 365 doesn’t look right.

More information:

You can install the latest version of Office on up to five computers that you use. After you’ve completed the installation, make sure you have automatic updates turned on.

Depending on your operating system, here’s what Office includes:

- Office on your PC includes Access, Excel, Lync, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word.
- Office on your Mac includes Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.
- Mac users can install Lync separately.

NOTE: You can also install the latest version of Office on your Surface Pro. You’ll have all the same programs as Office on a PC.

How you get the latest version of Office is different from Office 2010 or Office 2007. The latest version of Office with Office 365 is offered as a subscription. Also the Office applications are packaged together for faster download and installation. Once you’ve installed Office, you can remove the short-cuts to the applications that you don’t need.

You can also use Office 365 with Office 2010 or Office 2007 or Office for Mac 2011.



Learn more about getting started with Office 365

What is included with Office 365 ProPlus subscription license?

- Office 365 ProPlus for PC (Office 2013 ProPlus base applications)
- Office 365 ProPlus for Mac (Office 2011 for Mac base applications)
- Office Mobile for iPhone
- Office Mobile for Android

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

Each subscription license allows you to run Office on up to five machines - Mac or PC. You can also run Office Mobile for Android or Office Mobile for iPhone 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 applications come with Office 365 ProPlus for PC?

- Word 2013
- Excel 2013
- PowerPoint 2013
- OneNote 2013
- Access 2013
- Publisher 2013
- Outlook 2013
- Lync 2013
- InfoPath 2013

What comes with Office 365 ProPlus for Mac?

- Word 2011
- Excel 2011
- PowerPoint 2011
- Outlook 2011

What comes with Office Mobile for iPhone?

- Word Mobile
- Excel Mobile
- PowerPoint Mobile
- OneNote and Lync Mobile available as separate download.
See here for more options.

What comes with Office Mobile for Android?

- Word Mobile
- Excel Mobile
- PowerPoint Mobile
- OneNote and Lync Mobile available as separate download
- See here for more options.

What are the PC requirements for Office 365 ProPlus?

Operating System
Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8
 Note: 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.

Computer and processor 
1 GHZ or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set.

Memory
1 GB RAM (32-bit)
2 GB RAM (64-bit) recommended for graphics features, Outlook Instant Search, and certain advanced functionality.

Disk space 
3 gigabytes (GB)

Monitor resolution 
1024 x 768

What are the Mac requirements for Office 365 ProPlus?

Computer and processor 
A Mac computer with an Intel processor.
DVD drive or connection to a local area network (if installing over a network).

Operating System
Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later.

Memory
1 GB of RAM recommended.

Disk space 
2.5 GB of available hard disk space.
HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus).

Monitor resolution 
1280 x 768 or higher resolution monitor

What are the iPhone requirements for Office Mobile for iPhone?

iPhone 4
iPhone 5
iPhone 5s
iPod Touch 5th generation

All devices above must be running iOS 6.1 minimum

What are the Android requirements for Office Mobile for Android?

Android OS 4.0 or greater
Android touch enabled smartphones only

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

How long can a student leverage Office 365 ProPlus?

The guidelines are such they can leverage this program until they graduate or are no longer attending Centralia College. At that point, we must disable their Office 365 ProPlus license.

How is this different from Office 2013 Professional Plus?

The Office 2013 applications are exactly the same however there are some differences including patching, license sign in for usage, and Click-to-run (C2R) technology for rapid installs (2 minutes for quick usage).

Where can I get training on Office 365 ProPlus?

There is some excellent end user training on Office 2013 here.
There is some excellent end user training on Office for Mac 2011 here: Excel 2011 / Outlook 2011 / PowerPoint 2011 / Word 2011

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


For assistance please contact the IT Helpdesk.

Contact Helpdesk during office hours below.
helpdesk@centralia.edu 
(360)736-9391 ext. 297
Washington Hall, Room 201 Staff Offices or Room 203 Mentoring Center

Helpdesk Hours

Monday–Friday, 8:00am–5:00pm
Summer Hours:
Monday–Thursday, 7:30am–5:00pm
Friday, 7:30–11:00am