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Microsoft Office & Windows

Learn how to use Office and Windows with books, tutorials and tips.

COM Students 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.


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.


TutorialsGet started with online tutorials. Must access on campus or login with your COM account to access some tutorials. Tutorials available to everyone are indicated by the unlocked icon. 

Books & eBooks

Go to A-Z Databases: eBooks to search for more. Must access on campus or login with your COM account for off campus access.

Want more on finding books or eBooks? Try our How to Use Books & eBooks guides.

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