Everyone at GPS has an Office365 account with access to Online Outlook email at mail.gps.edu. There is a link in Outlook online email for downloading the Microsoft Office Suite of apps including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote

Step 1: Download the MS Office 2016 installer package and install Office 2016

  1. Open your browser (Safari or Chrome) and go to mail.gps.edu. This opens your Outlook email web app (Office 365). Login with your GPS email address and password.
  2. Click the gear icon on the top right and under Your App Settings choose Office 365. A new Settings tab will open.Screen_Shot_2016-07-08_at_5_03_24_PM
  3. On the left under Settings, click Software.Screen Shot 2016-07-08 at 5.07.13 PM
  4. A new tab will open with Microsoft Office software for either the Mac or PC. Click the Install button.  This will download a software installer file. Click “continue” if you get a message about verifying the website.Screen_Shot_2015-07-09_at_1_15_26_PM
  5. When the download is complete, double-click on the installer package found in your Downloads folder.
  6. The Install Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac (or PC) window opens. Click continue. Note, these directions are for a Mac, but installation for a PC should be similar.
  7. Follow the steps to install the software.
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 Step 2: Activate your MS Office Software

  1. Your Microsoft applications will be found by clicking the Launchpad icon .
  2. Drag any apps you use frequently (Word, Excel, down to the dock. Please be sure not to drag application icons to your desktop or they will no longer function.
  3. Click on any of the MS Office applications. Sign in to your Work/School account with your GPS email and password.

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