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Microsoft Office Basics

Learn how to use Office with books & eBooks, tutorials, and tips & training from Microsoft.

Get Microsoft Office 365 Free!

COM students, faculty and staff can get Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus free for their computers and mobile devices! Microsoft Office 365 is a subscription model that will last as long as you are associated with the College.

Computers

Get Microsoft Office 365 for your PC or MAC. Here's how:

  1. Go to the Office 365 portal.
  2. Click the Find out if you’re eligible button, enter your COM email address (must be your COM email to receive free).
  3. Hit Sign up to receive the Microsoft Office 365 team email to complete your verification.
  4. Follow the link in your email, fill out the form and hit Start
  5. When prompted, click Install Now and follow the installation wizard.
    • Mac OS X: wait until the executable package downloads, then double click on it and follow the installation wizard’s instructions.

From any Office application (Word, Excel, Power Point), choose Sign in to an existing Office 365 subscription.

MS Office Compatibility Pack

Have an older version of office? Get the compatibility pack to easily read documents from more current versions.

Computer & Tech Help

Tech HelpGood news! Our Library Lab staff may be able to help you with your tech problem--just ask!

Microsoft Office Guides

Guides