• Install the latest version of Office on your Windows or Mac computer.

    You can Install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Windows tablets and iPad. You are also able to use your staff/student email address to sign into Office Mobile on iOS and Android devices.

    Depending on your operating system, here’s what Office includes:

    • Office on your Windows PC includes Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word.
    • Office on your Mac includes Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.
    To Activate your free Office 365 Account:
    1. Go to www.office.com/getoffice365
    2. Enter your staff/student email address (UserName@gcisd.net, or UserName@gcisdstudents.net) and click Get started.
    3. On the new screen select if you are a Student or Teacher.
    4. If you were a staff member or student in GCISD before the 2015-2016 school year, you should get a message stating that your account already exist. You can move on to the next section regarding installation.
    5. If you are a new staff member or student as of the 2015-2016 school year, you will get a message informing you to check your email. In the email you receive, there will be a link to finish setting up your Office365 account (Microsoft policy requires that a student must be 13 years or older in order to create an account). Click the link, it will ask you to fill in your name and to create a password. This password is not managed by our system, we suggest that the same password that is used for email be entered here. Once your account is created you can move on to the installation section of the instructions.
    To Install Office on a PC or Mac:
    1. Sign in to Office365 at www.office.com  using your staff/student email address (UserName@gcisd.net, or UserName@gcisdstudents.net).
    2. There will be an Install Office 2016 button at the top of the page. If it is not present, or you wish to make changes to the install options, fallow steps 3-5 bellow. 

                                    Install Office

    1. At the top right of the page, click Settings > Office 365.

                                    Office 365 Settings

    1. Click the Install status link on the left side.
    2. Click the Install desktop applications link at the top of the new page.
    3. On the Office page, click the Install button at the bottom.
    4. Depending on the speed of your internet connection and computer the installation can take anywhere from 30 minutes to over an hour, please do not disconnect your computer from the internet or turn of your computer until the installation is complete.
    Note    Office installs the 32-bit version on your Windows PC by default, even if your computer is running a 64-bit version of Windows. If you are unsure which version of Office you should install, see Which version is best for me?

    Deactivate an installation on either a PC or a Mac

    If you’ve already installed the latest version of Office with Office 365 on five computers that you use and you want to install Office on a sixth computer, you can do that by first deactivating an installation on one of your current computers.

    Go to Settings > Office 365 > Install status. Click Deactivate under to the computer you want to deactivate the installation from.


    Troubleshoot your Office installation

    Make sure and review System Requirements

    Try these solutions to fix problems with installing or running Office applications. Troubleshoot installation issues

    More information

    You may have noticed that how you get the latest version of Office is different from Office 2010 or Office 2007. The latest version of Office with Office 365 is offered as a subscription. Also the Office applications are packaged together for faster download and installation. Once you’ve installed Office, you can delete the short-cuts to the programs that you don’t need. If you need to, you can run different versions of Office products, like Excel 2013 and Excel 2010, side-by-side on the same computer.

    After you’ve completed the installation, make sure you have automatic updates turned on.