Microsoft Office is a suite of applications designed to help with productivity and completing common tasks on a computer.
It is a suite of applications designed to help with productivity and completing common tasks on a computer. You can create and edit documents containing text and images, work with data in spreadsheets and databases, and create presentations and posters.
Microsoft Office, or simply Office, is a family of client software, server software, and services developed by Microsoft. It was first announced by Bill Gates on August 1, 1988, at COMDEX in Las Vegas.
Before you begin, make sure your PC or Mac meets the system requirements.
If you are reinstalling Office, you have already redeemed a product key, or you are installing Office at work or school and know you have a license, then go to the section sign in to download and install Office.
However, if this is the first time you’re installing Office, you may have some pre-installation steps to do first. Expand the Learn more section below for more info.
Sign in to download Office
- Go to www.office.com and if you’re not already signed in, select Sign in.Note: If you’re using Microsoft 365 operated by 21 Vianet, sign in with your work or school account to login.partner.microsoftonline.cn.
If you’re using Microsoft 365 Germany, sign in with your work or school account to portal.office.de.
- Sign in with the account you associated with this version of Office. This account can be a Microsoft account, or work or school account. I forgot the account I use with Office
- After signing in, follow the steps that match the type of account you signed in with.
The 64-bit version is installed by default unless Office detects you already have a 32-bit version of Office (or a stand-alone Office app such as Project or Visio) installed. In this case, the 32-bit version of Office will be installed instead.
To change from a 32-bit version to a 64-bit version or vice versa, you need to uninstallOffice first (including any stand-alone Office apps you have such as Project of Visio). Once the uninstall is complete, sign in again to www.office.com and select Other install options, choose the language and version you want (64 or 32-bit), and then select Install. (See Install Visio or Install Project if you need to reinstall those stand-alone apps.)