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Download and Install Office 2011 for Mac
These instructions will walk you through downloading and installing Office 2011 for Mac OSX. It is important that you follow each step to ensure that Office for Mac 2011 is installed correctly.

Remove all previous versions of Microsoft Office (trial versions too) from your computer first.

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later
  • Processor: 1 GHz or higher (Intel only)
  • Memory: 1GB RAM or higher
  • Free Space on Hard Drive: 2.5 GB or more
How To:
  1. Click the Download Now link on the SPU Download Center. This will bring up a login screen. Log in with your SPU Username and Password.

  2. You will then be presented with a File Download Box. Select Save.

  3. The file should automatically be saved to your desktop. If it does not, locate the file after download and move it to your desktop. Double click the icon to begin.

  4. The Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac Installer will open, press Continue to start the installation.

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  6. You will then need to select a drive to install the software on. Choose your drive and press Continue.

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  7. To accept the Microsoft Software License Terms, press Continue.

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  9. Press Install when ready.

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  11. You may be prompted again to agree to the Software License Agreement as well as enter your Administrator Account Name and Password. When the installation has completed, press close.


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  13. A Get Started Window will open. From here you my Register your Software and start using the software.

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Common Problems:

Depending on your network speed, it may anywhere from a couple minutes to upwards of an hour to download. If you are using a dial-up connection it will take several hours to download.

We strongly encourage users to download software through an Ethernet connection rather than over wireless. You will receive better throughput and a faster download speed.