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How to Install Microsoft Office on an Apple Computer

Are you an Apple user struggling with the installation of Microsoft Office? ❤️ We’ve got you covered! This comprehensive guide walks you through the process of installing Microsoft Office on an Apple computer step by step. Discover how easy it is to set up this crucial productivity software on your machine. 🎉


Opening Your Web Browser

The first step to install Microsoft Office on your Apple computer is to open your web browser. Safari is the default for Apple computers so that’s what we’ll be basing this guide around. 😁 Once the browser is open, the real work can begin. 👨‍💻


Navigating to the Microsoft Site

To get started with the installation process, go to This unique URL will allow you to sign in with your Southeast Tech email to access the Microsoft Office installation package. 🌐


Signing In

After navigating to, you will be asked to sign in using your Southeast Tech email. This defaults to your first name, a period, and then your last name, all followed by ‘’ But remember, it’s all lowercase letters! 😃


Downloading the Installation File

Once you’ve signed in successfully, you’ll have access to the different apps of Office 365 over your web browser. To make things easier, we’re going to download and install the entire suite directly to your computer. 🚀 In the top right corner, click ‘Install Office’, then ‘Office 365 Apps.’ The downloading process should then begin! 💨


Installing Microsoft Office

After a successful download, you’ll find a file on your device. Clicking this file initiates the installation process. It might take a few minutes to install. So, feel free to grab a coffee while it does! ☕ Once the installation process completes successfully, you’re almost ready to start using Microsoft Office on your Apple computer! 🎉


Launching and Signing In to Microsoft Office

After installation, it’s time to launch Microsoft Word to make sure everything is working as it should. However, the first time you open it, you’ll be prompted to sign in or create an account using your Southeast Tech credentials just like before. 👨‍💻🔑 Once you’ve signed in, you’ll be able to access all the Microsoft apps with your Southeast Tech account! 💥

Conclusion: 🏁

Congratulations! 🎊 You’ve successfully installed Microsoft Office on your Apple computer. Now that you have access to this essential productivity suite, there’s no telling how much you can achieve. 🥳 Explore the multitude of powerful programs Microsoft Office offers and take your productivity to new heights! 🚀


Yes, you can install Microsoft Office on an Apple computer.

The specific system requirements vary depending on the version of Microsoft Office. Generally, you’ll need a Mac with an Intel processor, several gigabytes of disk space, and one of the last four major versions of macOS.

You can purchase Microsoft Office for Mac from the Microsoft Store or other legitimate retailers.

Microsoft offers free online versions of Office apps, but for offline use, a purchase or subscription is necessary.

Yes, students and educators may be eligible to get Office 365 Education for free.

Start by purchasing the Microsoft Office package, then download and install the software on your Mac.

You can activate your Office products by following the prompts that appear when you open an Office app, and entering your product key or signing in with your Microsoft account.

No, when you install Office on a Mac, the entire suite gets installed. You cannot choose to install individual apps.

Yes, as of November 2020, Microsoft Office is officially supported on Apple computers with the M1 chip.

If you encounter errors during installation, ensure your Mac meets the system requirements, your internet connection is stable, and you’re using a valid product key. If issues persist, consider contacting Microsoft support.

Microsoft Office is available in all major global languages.

Yes, but it’s recommended to install the most recent version of Office to have the latest features and security updates.

Uninstalling Microsoft Office involves deleting the Office apps from your Mac and then deleting a few additional files. Remember to back up any data you wish to keep before uninstalling.

Yes. Uninstall Office from your old computer and then download, install, and activate it on your new Mac using your Microsoft account.

You can update Office by opening any Office app and clicking on ‘Help’ in the menu bar, and then ‘Check for Updates’. Or use automatic updates.

Yes. Files created in Office for Mac are fully compatible with Office for Windows, and vice versa.

You need an internet connection to install and activate Office, and to keep Office with monthly subscriptions updated. However, you don’t need to be online to use the Office applications themselves.

Office 365 is a subscription service that provides you with the latest version of Office apps and extra cloud storage. Office 2019 is a one-time purchase that gives you access to the 2019 versions of the Office apps.

Microsoft 365 includes everything you get in Office 365, along with additional services including more cloud storage and advanced security features.

Yes, Microsoft offers mobile versions of the Office apps for iOS devices. These can be downloaded from the App Store.

No, having more than one version of Office on the same Mac can cause issues. It’s recommended to uninstall any earlier versions of Office prior to installing a new one.

Yes, you can use iCloud to store your Office documents. However, to use the collaboration features of Office, you’ll need to use OneDrive.

No, unlike on Windows, you can’t customize the installation of Office on Mac. All apps are installed by default.

Yes, Microsoft offers a one-month free trial of Microsoft 365, which includes the Office apps.

If your subscription ends and isn’t renewed, you’ll still be able to open and view your Office files, but you won’t be able to edit them or create new ones.

If you have a Microsoft 365 Family subscription, you can share your license with up to five other people.

Yes, Outlook is included in Microsoft Office for Mac.

Yes, you can use your Office license on multiple devices, including both Mac and Windows computers.

If you bought Office in a physical store, the product key should be on a card in the box. If you purchased Office online, the key should be in an email from Microsoft.

OneDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage service. While you don’t need it to use Office on your Mac, it’s useful for storing and sharing documents, and for using the collaboration features of Office.