Office Home & Student 2016 for Mac
• One-time purchase for 1 device • Install on 1 Mac • Classic 2016 versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for Mac • Microsoft support included for 60 days at no extra cost • Licensed for home use Compatible with Mac OS X 10.10. All languages included
Office Home & Student 2016 for Mac
Get more done from home or school. Office 2016 Home & Student for Mac has the classic Office apps you know, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Create professional looking documents and presentations, organize your notes, or create and share digital notebooks with your friends and family. Plus, collaborate with co-workers or classmates and see changes in real time.
One time purchase
Single device install
Classic Office apps
Office 365 is a subscription that comes with fully installed apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access (Publisher and Access available on PC only). The apps can be installed on multiple devices, including PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, and Android phones. Office 365 also comes with services like 1TB of OneDrive storage, 60 Skype minutes per month, and Microsoft chat and phone support. With a subscription, you get the latest versions of the apps and automatically receive updates when they happen.
First, check to see if you are eligible for Office 365 Education, which is free for qualified teachers and students, and includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Microsoft Teams, and other classroom tools from Microsoft. Office 365 Education is not a trial, and is available for free to accredited academic institutions who have successfully signed up for this program.
To see if your computer, mobile device, and/or browser can run Office, please visit the Office system requirements page.
Internet access is required to install and activate Office, but not to use Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint once you have these fully installed on your computer.
People using Office 365, Office 2016, 2013, 2010, and 2007 as well as Office for Mac 2011 and 2008 will be able to open and view your documents, but those on earlier versions may need to install a compatibility pack.
Yes, the Office 365 Training Center has quick start guides, cheat sheets, tips and tricks, and training courses on how you can make the best use of Office.
Office 365 FAQ with chat link: https://products.office.com/microsoft-office-for-home-and-school-faq
|Required Operating System||
Mac OS X 10.10 or later
|Required Hard Disk Space||
6GB HFS+ hard disk format
1280 x 800 resolution
|Additional System Requirements||
Internet functionality requires an Internet connection.
Microsoft account required.
Frequently asked questions
Office supports PCs running Windows 7 or later and Macs running Mac OS X 10.10 for Office 2016 for Mac. For more information, including requirements for Apple® and Android™ tablets, view full system requirements.
No. Office applications are tailored to work best on each platform and device. The Office applications available for Mac users and the version numbers may be different from those available for PC users.
Office 2007, Office for Mac 2008, Office 2010, Office for Mac 2011, Office 365, Office 2013, and Office 2016 applications can open your documents without any additional action. Customers using earlier versions of Office may need to download and install a compatibility pack.
Yes. Documents that you have created belong fully to you. You can choose to store them online on OneDrive or locally on your PC or Mac. Learn what happens if you cancel your subscription.
Internet access is required to install and activate all the latest releases of Office suites and all Office 365 subscription plans. For Office 365 plans, Internet access is also needed to manage your subscription account, for example to install Office on other PCs or to change billing options. Internet access is also required to access documents stored on OneDrive, unless you install the OneDrive desktop app. You should also connect to the Internet regularly to keep your version of Office up to date and benefit from automatic upgrades. If you do not connect to the Internet at least every 31 days, your applications will go into reduced functionality mode, which means that you can view or print your documents, but cannot edit the documents or create new ones. To reactivate your Office applications, simply reconnect to the Internet.
Your Microsoft account is the combination of an email address and password that you use to sign in to services like Hotmail, OneDrive, Windows Phone, Xbox LIVE, and Outlook.com. If you use any of these services, you already have a Microsoft account that you can use, or you can create a new account.Learn more about a Microsoft account. As part of signing up for a trial or purchasing Office, you will be prompted to sign in with a Microsoft account. You must be signed in with this account to install and manage your Office software, or to use some subscription benefits, including OneDrive storage and Skype minutes.
Users can activate 1 subscription for Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal and up to 25 licenses for Office Home & Student 2016, Office Home & Business 2016, and Office Professional 2016.
Product keys, redemption, and activation
After you associate your Product Key to your Microsoft account, you can sign in to www.office.com/myaccount to install and manage Office. But it's a good idea to keep your Product Key in a secure location as proof of purchase or to help our support agents trace your product.
It's best to use your existing Microsoft account. If you use other Microsoft products or services (e.g. Xbox, OneDrive, Outlook.com, MSN or Bing), you may already have a Microsoft account and won’t need to create a new one. If you forgot your username or password, recover those details by returning to sign in and clicking on Can't access your account?
Language support for Office
Office 365 plans are available in most countries/regions. In countries/regions where Office 365 plans are not available, you can still buy an Office 2016 suite. When buying Office 365, it’s important that you select the country/region in which you will be billed and in which you’ll use the software. Selecting a different country/region may cause problems with subscription setup and renewal.
Office is available in the languages listed below. Not all languages are available in all countries/regions.
- For PCs running Windows: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay (Malaysia), Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
- For Mac: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English (United States), Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian (Bokmal), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
- For iOS: Arabic, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (United States), English (United Kingdom), Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
- For Android: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Latin), Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Catalan, Kannada, Malayalam, Persian, Tamil, and Telugu.
Microsoft offers simple and cost-effective solutions for multilingual individuals, families, and small businesses.
Download and install Office
To install Office 365 or Office as a one-time purchase, visit www.office.com/myaccount on the PC or Mac that you want to install Office on. Sign in with the Microsoft account that you used to purchase, or have already associated, with the subscription or one-time purchase product, and then follow the onscreen instructions to install Office. Learn more about how to install Office.
You’ll need to determine which Office product keys correspond to each PC. Learn more.
Office 365 Personal subscribers can install Office on 1 PC or Mac, 1 tablet, and 1 smartphone for one user. Office 365 Home subscribers can install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 smartphones for up to five users within their household. You can count hybrid Windows devices, such as the Microsoft Surface Pro, as either a PC or a tablet.
Yes. You can purchase Office 365 subscriptions for both Mac and Windows. Office Home & Business 2016 or Office Home & Student 2016 are also available for Mac as a one-time purchase. Office applications available for a Mac are Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. The Publisher and Access applications are not available for Mac. Current Office application versions for Office 365 and Office 2016 are available for both Windows and Mac.
You can’t have side-by-side installations of Office 2016 and Office 2013 on the same PC. However, you can have side-by-side installations of Office 2016 and other older versions of Office, such as Office 2010 or Office 2007. Learn more about installing different versions of Office on the same PC.
The actual download speed of Office depends on the speed of your Internet connection; a broadband Internet connection is recommended for the best download experience.
- Windows 7: Start menu
- Windows 8: Start screen and Apps view (the view under the Start screen that includes all apps installed on a PC)*
- Windows 8.1: Apps view*
*If you cannot find your icons in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, go to the Start screen and type the name of the application you want to launch (for example, Word).
- Windows 10: Start menu. You can also type the name of the application you want to launch (for example, Word) in Cortana.
You can also pin an application shortcut to your Start screen or your desktop taskbar for convenient access. Learn more.
- Mac OS X
- 10.6 (Snow Leopard): Dock
- 10.7 (Lion): Dock and Launchpad
- 10.8 (Mountain Lion): Dock and Launchpad
- 10.9 (Mavericks): Dock and Launchpad
- 10.10 (Yosemite): You can start the applications by clicking the application icons which can be found in the Launchpad and Applications folder in Finder.
The 32-bit version of Office is installed by default.
If you have installed Office on the maximum number of PCs, Macs, or tablets and want to use Office on a different device, you can deactivate a device by visiting www.office.com/myaccount, after which you can install Office on a new device. The copy of Office on the device you deactivated will revert to read-only mode, which means documents can be viewed but not edited. You will not lose any documents that are saved locally on the original device.
To uninstall Office, first visit www.office.com/myaccount and follow the onscreen instructions to deactivate Office. Deactivating Office leaves the Office applications on your PC in read-only mode, which means that you can view documents but can't edit or save them, and you can’t create new documents. To remove Office entirely, go to your PC's Control Panel and uninstall Office. For Mac, iPad, and Android tablets, follow the instructions on that device to uninstall an application.
Get the core Office experience for free on your favorite tablets and phones. To find and download apps, visit the following pages: Office for iPad, Office for iPhone, Office for Android tablet, and Office for Android phone. For Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps, get premium features with an eligible Office 365 subscription. For information about the premium features for mobile devices that are available with Office 365, visit www.office.com/information.
Office 365 customers with an active subscription always get the newest versions of the Office applications when they are available. When we release a new version of Office, you will be notified that you have the option to update your software to the latest version.
The latest version, Office 2016 for Mac, is now available to Office 365 subscribers as part of your subscription. To install Office 2016 for Mac, go to http://office.com/myaccount and follow the instructions there.
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Doesn't read Word files between a PC and a Mac the same
I've always love Word and PCs. But also like Macs so now have one. I have hundreds of recurring yearly Word documents that are properly spaced programs which are printed and folded weekly. On my new Mac, I used Pages to open the Word documents, but Pages reads Word docs slightly differently, especially when it comes to line spacing. So a 4 page document would become a 5 page document with text spilling over from a previously properly formatted page into added pages, meaning I would have edit a program that was previously ready for printing so that it would work out with the proper amount of pages, especially since these are book fold. Didn't want to have to do that so I purchased Word for Mac. SAME PROBLEM and even worse than Pages! Wow! I can't believe Microsoft would put a product out there that doesn't read Word documents EXACTLY the same from Word on one computer to the next. Word should be Word, end of story. I wasted my money and should have just stayed with Pages.
9 out of 10 people found this helpful.
I'm finding that for the most part it works ok but I have had a couple times already where the system has shut down and my work has not been saved. very frustrating. I wonder if more work needs to be done with apple to have the product properly tied in
4 out of 4 people found this helpful.
It is terrible! It crashes ALL THE TIME!!!!!
I have had serious issues with my Office Home for Mac. It crashes all the time, its takes FOREVER to save large files. Honestly, its a terrible product because it doesn't work well on the Mac.
6 out of 7 people found this helpful.
Don't Buy This
This is the worst program I have personally ever used from Microsoft. I use Excel daily for work and bought the new Microsoft Office 2016 for my new 2017 Mac computer. Problem is, I can no longer do the daily functions that I used to utilize on Excel 2011. Easy functions such as copy and paste, vlookups, and changing pivot table information into usable data. Long story short, I am using my old Mac that uses Excel 2011 because Excel 2016 is so bad that I cannot get anything work related completed.
8 out of 10 people found this helpful.
don't buy this
This is not supported unless you had the new mac books. Wish I noticed this before I purchased it! Looking for a refund so I can buy a later version of Office.
7 out of 9 people found this helpful.
That extra click is....
With MS push to get you to buy a subscription and use their onedrive, it's made even the most basic task - opening a file, more difficult than it needs to be. To get away from onedrive, you need only sign out, but it still doesn't make opening a file from your drive easier! Start Excel>File>Open> select "on my Mac" - the extra click is bothersome. Where do you think I'm going to open the file from? It's equivalent to going to an ice cream store that only sells vanilla, yet asks every customer what flavor they want. SMH
6 out of 8 people found this helpful.
Corrupt and Irritating
Always been a Microsoft office fan... until now. More often than not Microsoft freezes and I have to manually Quit the app. When I do, whatever document i was working on (and sometimes the few before it) becomes corrupt and I can't open it at all. I've already lost two whole papers that I've spent 10+ hours working on. It also changes the font after I use symbols like a period, parentheses, or quotations. Highlighting it to change the font back doesn't work, you have to go back and retype it and hope the font changes back to normal. I also can't copy and paste from one word document into another without the formatting getting completely messed up. Stick with pages or google docs.
6 out of 8 people found this helpful.