Office 2013

Installing Office 2013

What to know prior to installation:

  • You must be an administrator on the computer.
  • These components are not preserved:
    1. Custom macros. To save: use Tools – Macros – Edit, then copy all text into a text file so you can re-create your macros later.
    2. Currently configured Quick Access toolbar changes.
    3. Icons in your system tray (next to the Start button).
  • A full suite of training aids is available as well as interactive guides showing where menu and toolbar commands are. 

How to install Office 2013:

  1. Close all Office applications including Outlook.
  2. Open Control Panel, then Run Advertised Programs (32 bits) and highlight MS Office Professional Plus 2013 and Click Run.
  3. Click Update (not Customize).
  4. The installation should begin and will take 15-25 minutes to finish. Do not start any Office programs during this time.
  5. When finished, you can click on the Continue Online button to go to the Get Started with Office 2013 site, or just click Close. 
  6. Close Control Panel.

Last modified: January 9, 2014