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Mercer partners with Microsoft to offer the latest Office suite to all active Mercer students free of charge. The latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, and Publisher can be installed on up to five PCs or Macs.

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Install Microsoft Office on a Windows computer

  1. Log into MercerLive, click the Office 365 link located in the upper-left corner of the page, and click the Install Office apps button and select Office 2016.



  2. Follow the instructions to begin the installation. Each browser may vary slightly.



  3. A notification window will open showing the progress of the Office installation.
  4. When the installation completes, click the Close button.
  5. Open any of the Office applications. A window prompting you to activate Office will appear.
  6. Enter your MUID followed by @live.mercer.edu (e.g. 10911111@live.mercer.edu) and click Next.



  7. Log into MercerLive when prompted.
  8. Office should activate after a few moments.

 

Install Microsoft Office 2016 on Mac (OS X 10.10 and above)

  1. Log into MercerLive, click the Office 365 link located in the upper-left corner of the page, and click the Install Office apps button and select Office 2016.


  2. Follow the instructions to begin the installation. Each browser may vary slightly.



  3. A notification window will open showing the progress of the Office installation.
  4. When the installation completes, click the Close button.
  5. Open any of the Office applications. A window prompting you to activate Office will appear.
  6. Enter your MUID number, followed by @live.mercer.edu (e.g., 10911111@live.mercer.edu.), and click Next.



  7. Log into MercerLive when prompted.
  8. Select a default theme for Office, and click Continue.
  9. Office should activate after a few moments.

 

Install Microsoft Office 365 on an Android device

  1. Open the Play Store app on your device.
  2. Search for the following: Office 365 for Mobile
  3. Each Microsoft Office app must be installed individually. Install the app(s) of your choice (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, etc.).
  4. After the installation completes, launch the app.
  5. Enter your Mercer University ID number followed by @live.mercer.edu (e.g., 10911111@live.mercer.edu) and tap the Next button.
  6. Enter your password, and tap the Sign In button to complete the configuration.

 

Install Microsoft Office 365 on an Apple iOS device (iPad, iPhone...)

  1. Open the Apple App Store on your device.
  2. Search for the following: Office 365
  3. Each Microsoft Office app must be installed individually. Install the app(s) of your choice (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, etc.).
  4. After the installation completes, launch the app.
  5. Follow the setup instructions until the Office Sign In screen appears.
  6. Enter your Mercer University ID number followed by @live.mercer.edu (e.g., 10911111@live.mercer.edu) and tap the Next button.
  7. Enter your password, and tap the Sign In button to complete the configuration.

 

 

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