Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is an office suite for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X operating systems. On Microsoft Windows, the suite includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access and Publisher. On Mac OS X, the suite includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage.

If you need help with this software after installing it on a home computer, please get support from a third-party service provider in your local area. One option is a company called Techs in a Sec, with whom Columbia has arranged a discount.

Eligibility to download Microsoft Office is generally limited to University officers, support staff, faculty and specific graduate/professional students at the Business School, CUMC and SIPA. If you are not eligible, you will not be able to download the installer and will be redirected to a page with additional information. For more information, please visit our Microsoft Campus Agreement information page.

Computer Requirements
Please make sure your computer meets the necessary requirements to install:

Download and Installation

  1. Download the installer (required UNI login):
      Office 2013 Pro Plus  for Windows Vista SP2, 7 SP1 (620 MB)
      Office 2010 Pro Plus SP1 for Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2, 7 SP1 (1 GB)
      Office 2007 for Windows XP, Vista, 7 (510MB)

      Office 2008 SP2 for Mac OS X (555MB)
      Office 2011 SP2 for Mac OS X (807MB)
  2. Save the installer to your hard drive, and make a note of where you saved it.
  3. For Windows Vista, 7, and 8:
    • Double-click the installer (msoffice2013.exe for Office 2013; msoffice2010.exe for Office 2010) to begin installation.
    • Read and follow the on screen instructions
    For Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac OS X:
    1. Unzip
    2. Double-click Office Installer.
    3. Click "Continue" and follow instructions for installer.
    4. Click Continue when the "Remove Office" screen of the Installer appears (if you have prior versions of Office installed).
    5. Check appropriate box (Microsoft Office XXXX) and click "continue".
    6. Click "Close" when the installer has finished.
    For Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac OS X:
    1. Double-click the ISO file.
    2. Double-click Office Installer.
    3. Click "Continue" and follow instructions for installer.