Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud based office suite. It provides cloud storage, access to Web App versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and depending on licensing can also offer Office on demand and a download of the full desktop version of the Microsoft Office Pro suite.


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Gustavus Office 365

Gustavus Office 365 is only available to current active students and faculty.

Access Gustavus Office 365

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  • Go to https://office.gac.edu
  • Enter your gustavus e-mail address (you@gustavus.edu) password
  • This will bring you to the Office 365 getting Started page





Download Full Microsoft Office Pro suite

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This Office 365 feature allows current active students the ability to download and install the full desktop version of Microsoft Office Pro on their personal computer.

The image on the right shows the listing for a Windows computer. All the applications are not available on Mac OSX.

This feature of Office 365 is only available to current active students. This access will stop working upon graduation.


  1. Login to Office 365 using the instructions above
  2. On the Getting started with Office 365 page, Select PC & Mac
  3. Click Install to download the latest version of Microsoft Office Pro for your computer - this will product will prompt you to uninstall your previous version of Microsoft Office.



Office 365 Web apps

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The Office 365 Web apps are web based limited versions of the Microsoft office suite that do not contain all the features of the full desktop versions.

Create a New Document

  1. Login to Office 365 using the instructions above
  2. On the Getting started with Office 365 page, Select SkyDrive
  3. To start a new document click New Document and enter select the type of document you would like to work on.

Edit a existing Document

  1. Login to Office 365 using the instructions above
  2. On the Getting started with Office 365' page, Select SkyDrive
  3. To start a new document click New Document and enter select the type of document you would like to work on.
  4. Click on the document you want to edit
  5. On the top menu click Edit Document and select Edit in Word Web App to open the web version of the application or Edit in Word to open the full desktop version.



Office 365 Office on demand

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The Office on demand feature of Office 365 allows the full version of Microsoft Office Pro to be streamed to the computer when the desktop version of Office Pro is not already installed on the computer. This allows instant access to the full desktop version of office without the need to install it on the computer.

This feature of Office 365 is only available to current active students


  1. Login to Office 365 using the instructions above
  2. On the Getting started with Office 365 page, Select SkyDrive
  3. In the left navigation bar select Use Office on demand
  4. Accept the prompt to install a plugin in your browser and run the application.
  5. You will be asked to sign into Office 365 when the document opens.
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This feature can also be accessed when editing a current document:

  1. Login to Office 365 using the instructions above
  2. On the Getting started with Office 365 page, Select SkyDrive
  3. Click on the document you want to edit
  4. On the top menu click Edit Document and select Edit in Word
  5. Accept the prompt to install a plugin in your browser and run the application.
  6. You will be asked to sign into Office 365 when the document opens.



Access Office 365 documents from Office Pro desktop

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When you are signed in to your Office 365 account on the Full Office Pro desktop version of Office you can access your documents and save directly to your Office 365 SkyDrive.

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  1. Open an Office suite application ex. Word or Excel
  2. The first time you open it, it will ask you to sign in. If you have opened it before, select switch account in the upper right to login to your Gustavus Office 365 account.
  3. Enter your Gustavus email address (you@gustavus.edu) and your password
  4. You are now signed in and can open your Gustavus Office 365 documents by clicking Open and selecting "Gustavus Adolphus College"







Tutorial Videos

Welcome to Office 365