Office for Mac

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Office for Mac is a suite of Microsoft Office products for Mac computers. Office for Mac is fully compatible with Office for Windows and backward compatible with previous versions of Office for both platforms.

This donation provides one license for installing the software on a single device. See a summary of Volume Licensing Product Use Rights for specific licensing details.

Which Versions of This Software Are Available?

You can choose to download the current version or the previous version of this software. You can find out which version is the current one on the Current Versions of Microsoft Products page. In addition, you can download the software in any language that's available.

Benefits for Organizations

You can use Office for Mac to

  • Increase productivity by allowing Mac users to create, share, and edit documents and colleagues using Office with Windows or Mac without conversion or translation
  • Enable collaboration by using Outlook for emailing and scheduling in a mixed Windows and Mac organization

Applications in This Suite

The suite includes the following applications.

  • Excel is a spreadsheet application with data analysis and visualization tools.
  • Outlook is a time and information manager that integrates email, calendar, contacts, and tasks.
  • PowerPoint is a presentation graphics program with capabilities for text effects, sound, and animation.
  • Word is a full-featured word processor.
  • OneNote is a note-taking application that allows various types of content to be shared among team members.

Major Capabilities

  • Compatibility with Office for Windows: Each of the included applications has essentially the same capabilities as its Windows equivalent.
  • Ribbon: The Office for Mac ribbon enhances usability by bringing together the most popular formatting and creation tools in a single, unified design.
  • Web and mobile access: With Office Online and free apps for mobile devices, users at separate locations can co-author or edit the same file at the same time. They can use any web browser or mobile device running iOS, Android, or Windows.
  • Cloud storage: Office applications integrate with OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint, so you can access your files across devices.

See a complete list of Office for Mac features.

Obtaining This Product

Installing this product requires you to download the software from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) and enter a license key. You can download any available version or language for your product.

The license key allows you to install the product on as many computers as you have received licenses for. This quantity is specified in the email you receive from TechSoup after you request this product.

Expect two emails:

  1. When your donation request has been approved, TechSoup will send a message to your organization email address. This email will confirm the number of licenses you have requested and provide information about how to use the VLSC once Microsoft accepts your license agreement. Make sure the email address in your organization details is up to date by visiting your account.
  2. Microsoft will send an email welcoming your organization to the VLSC. This email will indicate that Microsoft has accepted your license agreement. After you receive this email, you'll be able to follow the steps in the first email you received from TechSoup to obtain your donation through the VLSC.

Software Assurance

Under the Software Assurance program, you have the right to install any new release of products covered in the agreement during the term of your coverage.

System requirements: 
  • Hardware:
    • Intel processor
    • 4 GB or more RAM
    • HFS+ hard disk format with 6 GB available hard-disk space
    • 1280x800-pixel (or higher) display
    • Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.
  • Software:
    • Mac OS X v10.10 (Yosemite) or later
  • Other:
    • For online functionality — Internet access
    • For certain online functionality — a Microsoft account
    • For Exchange support in Outlook — connectivity to Exchange 2010 with SP2 or later
Restrictions: 

Product restrictions can be found under Microsoft's eligibility guidelines.