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What is Office 365?

Overview:

With a subscription to Office 365, you can get:
  • The latest Office apps, like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • The ability to install on PCs, Macs, tablets, and phones.
  • 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage.
  • Feature updates and upgrades not available anywhere else.
 

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With a subscription to Office 365, you can get the latest version of Office, extra OneDrive storage, plus Office Mobile apps so you can get things done on just about any device.
Here’s how it works: for a low monthly or yearly cost, you get the latest version of the Office apps to install on your PC or Mac.
Right now that’s Office 2016, but you'll continue to get new updates, everything from small tweaks to brand new features.
And because it works with all your devices, you can start creating on your PC or Mac, continue editing on your tablet, and then finish up on your phone.
All this is possible because you can save your files to the cloud on OneDrive and get to them from anywhere.
Store any type of file, including images, spreadsheets, presentations, and more.
Office 365 comes with mobile versions of Office for all your devices. These mobile apps come with premium features that you can’t get anywhere else.
Think of Office 365 as your corner of the cloud. It’s the Office you know and love, built for the modern world so you can use it from anywhere.

Sign in to Office 365

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Here's where and how to sign in to Office 365.
  1. Sign in at Office.com to access the full features of Office 365.
  2. Click the Sign in button at the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Type in the email you use with Office 365.
    • Home users: Sign in with the Microsoft account connected to your subscription.
NOTE: This could be an email you previously created for Xbox Live, Skype, Outlook.com, or another Microsoft service.
  • Work or school users: Sign in with the email address given to you from work or school.
  1. On the Office 365 home page, check email, access files on OneDrive, edit a document, and more.
 

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Sign in to Office.com to unlock the full features of Office 365.
Click the Sign in button at the top right corner of your screen.
Type in the email you use with Office 365.
If you're a home user, sign in with the Microsoft account that you use with Office 365.
This could be the email you use for Xbox Live, Skype, or Outlook.com.
You can view and edit your files stored in OneDrive.
If you're getting Office 365 through your work or school, use the email address you were given.
Once you've signed in, you'll see the Office 365 home page.
From here, you can check your email, access your files on OneDrive, or edit a document.
By signing in to Office 365, you can work seamlessly on your files whether you're in the office, at a coffee shop, or at home.

Get help and support

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Need support for Office 365? We're here to help. Choose the option that works best for you.

Go to support.office.com

TIP: For help while you're using an app, like Word or Excel, select Tell me what you want to do at the top of the screen, and type what you'd like to do.

Ask the Microsoft Office community

  • To get answers, post a question, or start a discussion.

Contact us

  • To chat or speak with one of our support experts.
NOTE: If you're an Office 365 for Business user, contact your Admin or IT support person - your best resource for questions about Office 365 for your organization.

 

Transcript

If you have a question about Office 365, need training, or just want to speak to an expert, we're here to help. Here are a few options. Support.office.com is the best place to start for free online help and training. Here, you'll find help on Office 365 apps, and answers to common questions. There's also training, and Quick Start Guides to get you up and running on the apps quickly. Another option is to ask the community of Office 365 experts. Here you can search for answers, ask a question, or start a discussion. Need to contact us directly? You also have the option to chat online or speak on the phone with one of our experts. Enter your question, and then select your preference. Let us help you find what you need. Go to support.office.com and choose the option that's right for you.

Get the most out of Office 365 on Android phones and tablets

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With Office 365 on your Android phone and tablet, you can take your files on the go and be productive at work, on the road, or at home.
NOTE: The following steps require users to be running Android KitKat (4.4x) or above.
  • Download the Office mobile apps you want from the Google Play store.
  • Sign in with the Microsoft account you use for Office 365.
  • View or edit files stored in OneDrive.
  • Tap Add a place to select another cloud service or tap Browse to add Google Drive.
  • To get started with your documents, tap anywhere to start editing.
  • Touch the Show Ribbon button  to make edits in a file.
  • Tap the Home button to bring up the familiar Office tabs.
  • In PowerPoint, tap the Notes button  to view, write, and edit presentation notes.
  • In Excel, drag the column headers to move them around a spreadsheet.
 

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  • Office 365 helps you get things done on the go with your Android device.
  • Start work on your computer, make edits on your phone, and finish later on your tablet.
  • First, go to the Google Play store and download the Office mobile apps you want.
  • The first time you open an app, sign in with the account you use for Office 365.
  • Now, you can work across all your devices.
  • You can view and edit your files stored in OneDrive.
  • Or tap Add a place to select another location or Browse to add your Google Drive.
  • After you open a Word doc, tap anywhere to start editing.
  • For more options, tap the Show Ribbon
  • Then tap Home to bring up the familiar Office tabs.
  • In PowerPoint, your presentation notes are just a tap away.
  • Office mobile apps autosave your work as you go, so you never have to.
  • Drag to move columns in Excel with just a touch.
  • And when you're all done, invite others to view or edit your work by tapping the Share
With Office 365 on your Android devices, you can view, edit, and share your work how you want, where you want.

Get the most out of Office 365 on iPhones and iPads

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With Office 365 on your iPhone and iPad, you can take your files on the go and be productive at work, on the road, or at home.
  • Go to the App Store and download the Office mobile apps you want.
  • The first time you open an app, sign in with the account you use to sign into Office 365.
  • To access files stored in another location, like Dropbox or Box, select Add a place, then select the location you'd like to add.
  • In Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, tap where you'd like to place the cursor and make a few edits.
  • For more options, tap the Show Ribbon button  .
  • Tap the Home button to show the familiar Office tabs: Home, InsertLayoutReviewView
  • In PowerPoint, tap Notes to view, add, or edit notes.
  • In Excel, tap the Formula Keyboard button  to bring up the formula keyboard, to quickly enter numbers and formulas.
  • Tap the Share button  to invite others to view or edit your work.
If you are using a smaller screen and don't see the Share button, tap the More button  to show the share options.
 

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Office 365 helps you get things done on the go with your iPhone and iPad. Start work on your computer, make edits on your phone, and finish later on your tablet. Go to the App Store, and download the Office mobile apps you want. The first time you open an app, sign in with the account you use for Office 365. Now you can work across all your devices. You can view and edit your files stored in OneDrive. Or, tap Add a Place to add another location. After you open a Word doc, tap to make a few edits. For more options, tap the Show Ribbon button. Then tap Home to bring up the familiar Office tabs. In PowerPoint, your presentation notes are just a tap away. In Excel, you can edit formulas fast. Tap here to switch to the formula keyboard. The Office mobile apps automatically save your work as you go. And when you're all done, invite others to view or edit your work by tapping the Share button. With Office 365 on your iPhone and iPad, you can work how you want, where you want.

Get the most out of Office 365 on Windows 10 phones

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With Office 365 on your Windows 10 phone, you can take your files on the go and be productive at work, on the road, or at home.
  • Sign in with the account you use for Office 365.
  • View or edit files stored in OneDrive.
  • Tap anywhere in the document to start editing.
  • Tap the Show Ribbon button to make edits in a file.
  • Tap the Home button to bring up the familiar Office tabs.
  • In PowerPoint, tap the Notes button  to view, write, and edit presentation notes.
  • In Excel, drag column headers to move them around a spreadsheet.
 

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Office 365 helps you get things done on the go with your Windows 10 device.
Start work on your PC, make edits on your tablet, and finish later on your phone.
The Office Mobile apps come pre-installed on your Windows 10 phone, so there’s nothing to download.
Just go to the All apps list and scroll to find the mobile versions of Excel, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.
Office 365 stores your files in the cloud. This means that, once you’ve added your Microsoft Account to your device and signed in, you can open all your files—no matter where you are.
To add your Microsoft account, go to Settings, tap Account, and then tap Your email and accounts.
Now, you can work across all your devices.
In Word, tap to make a few edits.
Or do more by tapping the Show Ribbon button. Then tap Home to bring up the familiar Office tabs.
In Excel, drag to move columns.
And in PowerPoint, your presentation notes are just a tap away.
The Office Mobile apps automatically save your work as you go, so you never have to.
And when you’re all done making changes, just invite others to see your work by tapping the Share button.
With Office 365 on your Windows 10 device, you can view, edit, and share your work how you want, where you want.

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