Office 365 for Students – FAQ

Dear Parent / Carer / Student

It has come to my attention that students are unaware of their ability to download and use Microsoft Office on their home PC’s, Macs, Tablets or Phones for free. This is available because PACA has subscribed all students to Office 365 ProPlus for Students.

To obtain this – simply login on the PC/Mac/Tablet/Phone you wish to install the software on and click the install option.

I have compiled an FAQ which may be of interest below.


Who has access to this offer ?

All PACA students can use their school email address to obtain this offer. If you don’t know your school email address, please contact your teacher or ask the IT Department

What is included with Office 365 ProPlus subscription license?

    • Office 365 ProPlus for PC (Office 2013 ProPlus base applications)
    • Office 365 ProPlus for Mac (Office 2011 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 being 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 2013, Excel 2013, PowerPoint 2013, OneNote 2013, Access 2013, Publisher 2013, Outlook 2013, Lync 2013, InfoPath 2013

What comes with Office 365 ProPlus for Mac?

Word 2011, Excel 2011, PowerPoint 2011, Outlook 2011

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?

  • Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Windows 10

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. Microsoft recommends using the 32 bit version on all operating systems.

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

Memory : 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?

  • A Mac computer with an Intel processor.
  • Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later.
  • 1 GB of RAM recommended.
  • 2.5 GB of available hard disk space.
  • HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus).
  • DVD drive or connection to a local area network (if installing over a network).
  • 1280 x 768 or higher resolution monitor

What are the iPhone requirements for Office Mobile for iPhone?

iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus

iPod Touch 5th generation or newer

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 they can leverage this until they graduate or are no longer attending your school. At that point, you must disable their Office 365 ProPlus license.

How is this different from Office 2013 Professional Plus?

The Office 2013 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).