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Office 365

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Gordon State College provides Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for students at no cost via the Microsoft Student Advantage program. This agreement between Gordon State College and Microsoft allows us to provide current students with the latest version of full Office at school and at home. You can install the latest version of Office on up to five computers or mobile devices that you use.

Students MUST login to Office 365 to use any of the applications with Office 365 ProPlus. A valid Office 365 ProPlus license tied to a valid Office 365 login for students is required.

Please note: Only current enrolled students will have access to Office 365. Students will only have access to Office 365 until they graduate or are no longer enrolled in the current term at Gordon State College. At that point, we must disable their Office 365 ProPlus license.

Let’s Get Started:

How can I get Office 365 Student Advantage:

  • You must be a current student at Gordon State College
  • Access is integrated to your @gordonstate.edu e-mail address. 
  • Sign in to your Office365 Portal with your Gordon State College username and password at the following link. NOTE: Your username must include the @gordonstate.edu domain suffix (i.e. jd123456@gordonstate.edu).
    https://login.microsoftonline.com
  • NOTE: DO NOT USE THE PASSWORD RESET FEATURE IN THE OFFICE365 PORTAL. IF YOU NEED TO RESET YOUR GORDON STATE PASSWORD PLEASE USE THE NETWORK PASSWORD RESET LINK UNDER THE MY GORDON PAGE OR THROUGH YOUR OUTLOOK WEB EMAIL.

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  • Select Office
  • Select your language
  • Click on the “install” button.

Office for Windows

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NOTE: Office for Windows installs the 32-bit version on your PC by default, even if your computer is running a 64-bit version of Windows. You can install the latest version of Office on up to five computers that you use. After you’ve completed the installation, make sure you have automatic updates turned on.

Office for Mac

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Here is a little more information about the Microsoft Student Advantage program: 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.

Login to your Office365 Portal > Under Software > click Office. Click Deactivate next to the computer you want to deactivate the installation from.

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How to troubleshoot your Office installation:

When you’re installing, you may get a "Something went wrong…” error. Or, if you get some other error, see General troubleshooting for installing Office 2013 and Office 365.

After you have Office installed, try creating a few documents. If an Office program looks blurry, displays as all black or all white, the screen flickers, or looks different on different computers, see Office 365 doesn’t look right.

If you receive an account notice when using Office stating there is a problem with your subscription you may need to verify your status via the Office 365 portal. You must log into Office 365 at least once every 30 days so Office can verify that you are still an enrolled student.

Depending on your operating system, here’s what is included with the Office 365 ProPlus subscription license:

  • Office 365 ProPlus for PC includes Access, Excel, Lync, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, InfoPath, and Word.
  • Office 365 ProPlus for Mac includes Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Office for iPhone
  • Office for iPad
  • Office Mobile for Android

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 remove the short-cuts to the applications that you don’t need.

How many machines/devices can I run this subscription on?

Each subscription license allows you to run Office on up to five machines - Mac or PC. You can also run Office Mobile for Android or Office Mobile for iPhone on up to 5 mobile devices.

Is this a full version Office and available for offline use?

Yes, this is full Office on the PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android platform and all are available for offline use. However, the software will check in automatically to make sure you are still an active Gordon State student. If you aren't able to log in for 30 days (for example, if you are not connected to the internet), the software will operate in read-only mode. You must connect to the internet periodically to maintain your access.

What applications come with Office 365 ProPlus for PC?

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  • Word 2013
  • Excel 2013
  • PowerPoint 2013
  • OneNote 2013
  • Access 2013
  • Publisher 2013
  • Outlook 2013
  • Lync 2013
  • InfoPath 2013

What comes with Office 365 ProPlus for Mac?

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  • Word 2011
  • Excel 2011
  • PowerPoint 2011
  • Outlook 2011

What comes with Office for iPhone/iPad?

What comes with Office Mobile for Android?

  • Word Mobile
  • Excel Mobile
  • PowerPoint Mobile
  • OneNote and Lync Mobile available as separate download

PC requirements for Office 365 ProPlus?

  • Operating System
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8
    Note: 32-bit Office can be installed on 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems and 64-bit Office can only be installed on 64-bit operating systems.
  • Computer and processor
  • 1 GHZ or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set.
  • Memory
  • 1 GB RAM (32-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (64-bit) recommended for graphics features, Outlook Instant Search, and certain advanced functionality.
  • Disk space
  • 3 gigabytes (GB)
  • Monitor resolution
  • 1024 x 768

Mac requirements for Office 365 ProPlus?

  • Computer and processor
  • A Mac computer with an Intel processor.
  • Operating System
  • Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later.
  • Memory
  • 1 GB of RAM recommended.
  • Disk space
  • 2.5 GB of available hard disk space.
  • HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus).
  • Monitor resolution
  • 1280 x 768 or higher resolution monitor

iPhone requirements for Office for iPhone?

  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPod Touch 5th generation
  • All devices above must be running iOS 6.1 minimum

Android requirements for Office Mobile for Android?

  • Android OS 4.0 or greater
  • Android touch enabled smartphones only

How long can a student leverage Office 365 ProPlus?

Students can leverage this program until they are no longer enrolled in classes at Gordon State College. At that point, their Office 365 ProPlus license will be dropped. You may enroll into other consumer or commercial offers available from Microsoft.

What happens when I graduate?

Your Office 365 subscription ends upon graduation. You may enroll into other consumer or commercial offers available.

Where can I get training on Office 365 ProPlus?

There is some excellent end user training on Office 2013 here.
There is some excellent end user training on Office for Mac 2011 here: Excel 2011 / Outlook 2011 / PowerPoint 2011 / Word 2011
Some end user help guides on Office Mobile for iPhone here.
Some end user help guides on Office Mobile for Android here and here.