Installing Microsoft Office 365 (iOS)

Issue/Question

How do I get Microsoft Office for free?

Environment

  • iOS
    • Office 365

Cause

Office 365 Pro Plus includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other titles depending on platform. Under this program, current Faculty, Staff and Students may install the software on up to five devices/computers.

These are mobile applications, not web or cloud apps. The software will remain active and usable for as long as you are current Faculty, Staff, or Student.  Based on Microsoft’s licensing requirements, it's not offered to past students who have graduated or leave WKU.

Resolution

 Note: Faculty and Staff members that have not installed Office 365 on a personally owned computer and/or have not registered for the software must complete the following before installing the software on an iOS device:

  1. Go to the Eligibility Site.
  2. Click the Teachers tab.
  3. Click Get Started for Free.
  4. Enter your WKU email address.
  5. Click Sign up.
  6. Check your WKU email.
  7. Click the Complete Office 365 Education signup link.
  8. Create a Microsoft Account by filling out the One Last Thing page.
  9. Click Start.

iPad Instructions

  1. Tap the App Store.
  2. Tap Search.
  3. Search for Word.
  4. Tap the Microsoft Program that you want (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  5. Tap Free.
  6. Tap Install.
  7. If prompted type in your Apple ID password and click OK.
  8. Tap Open.
  9. Swipe to the left to get through the pictures.
  10. Tap Sign In.
  11. If you're a faculty/staff member that hasn't installed it on a Mac/PC, you will need to click the Create an Account button.
  12. Tap the text box and type in your WKU email address.
  13. Tap Next.
  14. Choose the Organizational account.
  15. Enter your WKU email address and password that you just created for your Microsoft account. This may be different than your NetID password.
  16. Tap Sign in.
  17. Tap Continue.
  18. Tap the Start Using (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint) button.

iPhone Instructions

  1. Tap the App Store.
  2. Tap Search.
  3. Search for Office 365.
  4. Tap the app you wish to download.
  5. Tap Get.
  6. Tap Install.
  7. If prompted type in your Apple ID password and click OK.
  8. Tap Open.
  9. Swipe to the left to get through the pictures.
  10. Tap Sign In.
  11. Tap the text box and type in your WKU email address.
  12. Tap Next.
  13. Choose the Work account.
  14. Enter your WKU email address and password that you just created for your Microsoft account. This may be different than your NetID password.
  15. Tap Sign in.
  16. Tap the Create and Edit Documents button.
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Details

Article ID: 89
Created
Sun 5/4/14 2:01 PM
Modified
Mon 11/20/17 10:30 AM