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Office 365 ProPlus




Office 365 ProPlus is a cloud subscription that includes the following applications:


  • Access
  • Excel
  • OneNote
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Publisher
  • Word


  • Excel
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Word

Mobile Devices

  • iPad - Office for iPad
  • iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile - Office Mobile, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote

How To Acquire:

Office 365 ProPlus is available at no charge to OHIO students.  


  • Currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Term active graduate and undergraduate students.  Normally, you will remain term active for one year plus one term after you last enroll for a class.
  • Once you are no longer term active, your subscription will expire
  • Faculty and staff currently are not eligible for this service.  Visit the departmental or home use software areas for employee options.

Support & Installation Information:

Operating System & Browser Requirements

Hardware Requirements

  • PC
    • 1 GHz or faster x86 or x64 processor with SSE2
    • 1 GB RAM (32 bit), 2 GB RAM (64 bit)
    • 3 GB available disk space
    • 1366x768 minimum display resolution, DirectX 10 graphics card to use hardware acceleration
  • Mac
    • Intel processor
    • 1 GB RAM
    • 2.5 GB available disk space, HFS+ format
    • 1280x800 minimum display resolution

Frequently Asked Questions

If you're having trouble installing or using Office, visit Microsoft's Office 365 Support site.

Windows or Mac OS Install

If you are a graduate student, and your OHIO email account has not yet been upgraded to Catmail, follow these instructions instead.

  1. Open a web browser and log into Catmail (https://catmail.ohio.edu) with your OHIO ID and password.
  2. Click the gear icon in the upper right corner of your Catmail window and choose "Office 365 Settings."
  3. Click "Software."
  4. Click "Office."
  5. Click the link to install Office.

Screen shot: Montage of the steps needed to install Office 365 Student Advantage

* If you receive an "Administrative privileges required" error when installing a Windows version, find the Office 365 installer file you downloaded (usually in your Downloads folder), right click the file and choose "Run as Administrator."

** If prompted to sign in, choose the option to "sign in using my school or work account."

iOS device install

  1. Go to the App Store.
  2. Search for Office Mobile for Office 365.
  3. Click FREE then INSTALL.
  4. Once the install finishes, open the app.
  5. Scroll through the welcome screens and click Get Started.
  6. When asked to sign in, enter your OHIO email address.
  7. If given a choice, select Organizational Account.
  8. Enter your OHIO password.

Android install

  1. Go to Google Play.
  2. Search for Office Mobile for Office 365.
  3. Click INSTALL.
  4. Accept the app's permissions request.
  5. Click INSTALL.
  6. Agree to the terms and conditions.
  7. Once the install is complete, open the app.
  8. Scroll through the welcome screens.
  9. When prompted to activate Office, enter your OHIO email address.
  10. If given a choice, select Organizational Account.
  11. Enter your OHIO password.