Office 365

A benefit was recently added to the Columbus Grove Microsoft Software Agreement that allows students to download and use the latest version of Microsoft Office on their home computers for free. To obtain the software, Parents and students can go to and sign in with a school email address and password. After signing in there is a link at the top right of the page to install office.

Below are a few frequently asked questions, but if you have any others, please contact me via email or at 419-659-5090.

What is included with Office 365 ProPlus subscription license?

- Office 365 ProPlus for PC (Office 2016 ProPlus base applications)
- Office 365 ProPlus for Mac (Office 2016 for Mac base applications)
- Office Mobile for iPhone
- Office Mobile for Android

How many machines/devices can I run this subscription on?

Each subscription license allows you to run Office on up to five machines - Mac or PC. You can also run Office Mobile for Android or Office Mobile for iPhone on up to 5 mobile devices.

Is this a full version Office and available for offline use?

Yes, this is full Office on the PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android platform and all are available for offline use.

What applications come with Office 365 ProPlus for PC?

- Word 2016
- Excel 2016
- PowerPoint 2016
- OneNote 2016
- Access 2016
- Publisher 2016
- Outlook 2016
- Lync 2016
- InfoPath 2016

What comes with Office 365 ProPlus for Mac?

- Word
- Excel
- PowerPoint
- Outlook

What comes with Office Mobile for iPhone?

- Word Mobile
- Excel Mobile
- PowerPoint Mobile
- OneNote and Lync Mobile available as separate download.

What comes with Office Mobile for Android?

- Word Mobile
- Excel Mobile
- PowerPoint Mobile
- OneNote and Lync Mobile available as separate download

What are the PC requirements for Office 365 ProPlus?

Operating System
Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
 Note: 32-bit Office can be installed on 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems and 64-bit Office can only be installed on 64-bit operating systems.

Computer and processor 
1 GHZ or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set.

1 GB RAM (32-bit)
2 GB RAM (64-bit) recommended for graphics features, Outlook Instant Search, and certain advanced functionality.

Disk space 
3 gigabytes (GB)

Monitor resolution 
1024 x 768

What are the Mac requirements for Office 365 ProPlus?

Computer and processor 
A Mac computer with an Intel processor.
DVD drive or connection to a local area network (if installing over a network).

Operating System
Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later.

1 GB of RAM recommended.

Disk space 
2.5 GB of available hard disk space.
HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus).

Monitor resolution 
1280 x 768 or higher resolution monitor

What are the iPhone requirements for Office Mobile for iPhone?

iPhone 4
iPhone 5
iPhone 5s
iPod Touch 5th generation

All devices above must be running iOS 6.1 minimum

What are the Android requirements for Office Mobile for Android?

Android OS 4.0 or greater
Android touch enabled smartphones only

Do students have to sign into Office 365 to use any of these applications with Office 365 ProPlus?

Yes, a valid Office 365 ProPlus license tied to a valid Office 365 login for students is required to enable any of the four Office 365 ProPlus features.

How long can a student leverage Office 365 ProPlus?

The guidelines are such they can leverage this program until they graduate or are no longer attending Columbus Grove Schools. At that point, we must disable their Office 365 ProPlus license. Once the student account has been disabled, Office will go into a basic mode which will allow them to view documents, but they will no longer be able to create new ones. 

How is this different from Office 2016 Professional Plus?

The Office 2016 applications are exactly the same however there are some differences including patching, license sign in for usage, and Click-to-run (C2R) technology for rapid installs (2 minutes for quick usage).

Superintendent: (419) 659-2639
School Office (K-12): (419) 659-2156
Central Office Fax: (419) 659-5134

Columbus Grove Schools
201 W. Cross St.
Columbus Grove, OH