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Installing Office 365 software on a PC, Laptop or Mac

Guide Overview

This guide will explain:

  • user access to Office 365 from a web browser
  • user access to Office 365 software on a PC, Laptop or Mac
  • how to install Office 365 software on a PC, Laptop or Mac
Installation not possible for all users

The ability to access and install Office 365 software on your device is dependent on the type of HYMS Office 365 account you have. Please see the below guidance.

User access to Office 365 from a web browser

All those with HYMS Office 365 accounts can access the Office 365 applications suite online from a web browser. This includes access online to PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Teams. Please click on the link to the following help page for further guidance; HYMS Office 365 via a web browser.

User access to Office 365 software on a PC, Laptop or Mac

HYMS Student or HYMS staff member employed by the University of York / Hull

Your HYMS Office 365 account grants you a licence to install Office 365 software on up to 5 computers (PC or Mac).

HYMS staff with an Honorary contract or are an 'Other Contributor'

Your HYMS Office 365 account does not grant you a licence that will allow you to download Office 365 software.

Alternative options

  • You may be able to download Office 365 software through a Hull or York Office 365 university account if you have one. Please access our following help page to contact Hull or York University for further guidance on university email accounts; contacts page.
  • You may also be able to access and install Office 365 software via certain NHS Office 365 accounts. Please contact your relevant NHS IT support service for further guidance.
  • As stated above, all those with HYMS Office 365 accounts can access the Office 365 applications suite online from a web browser. This includes access online to PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Teams. Please click on the link to the following help page for further guidance; HYMS Office 365 via a web browser.

How to install Office 365 software on a PC, Laptop or Mac

Install Office 365

If you have the correct type of HYMS Office 365 account (see the above guidance) please follow the steps here to install Office 365 software on a PC, Laptop or Mac.

Example guidance

Please be aware that these are example guidance steps only. These steps may vary depending on your device. Please search online for more specific guidance for your device model if required.

Log in with private browser

Please note, Office 365 may incorrectly try and automatically log you in via other Office 365 account details.  To avoid this scenario, please follow the below steps whilst in private browser mode. Please access the following help page for further guidance; using private browser mode.

Office log in page

  1. Click on the following link to access your HYMS Office 365 account;  https://www.office.com.
  2. Enter your HYMS account details in the format hy123@hyms.ac.uk.Office log in page
  3. You will be redirected to the HYMS login page. Log in with your HYMS account in the format hy123@hyms.ac.uk.Office log in page
  4. You will now see your HYMS Office 365 homepage. Click on the ‘Install Office’ link in the top right-hand corner of the page.
  5. Click on the ‘Office 365 apps’ link to install the software.Install Office apps link
  6. The software will now download and you will be prompted to follow the installation instructions.Office log in page
  7. Once the installation is complete you can start using Office 365 software on your device. If prompted to sign into Office, use your HYMS credentials in the format ‘hy123@hyms.ac.uk’.
Updated on 19/08/2021

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