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ProPlus (Free Microsoft Office)

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About ProPlus

Office 365 ProPlus includes full versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote, and can be installed on up to five personally-owned PCs/Macs, five tablets, and up to five mobile devices, including iOS and Android devices.

Important Notes

  • This service is only available while your campus account is active.
  • Do not install Office 365 ProPlus on university-owned computers. Only install on home or personally-owned computers or devices.
  • The Office 365 ProPlus subscription is free as long as you are a member of Wright State. When you are no longer considered faculty, staff or a student, you will receive a notice that your subscription has expired, and you have the option to continue the subscription on your own with Microsoft or enter a product key to reinstall a previous version of Microsoft Office.
  • You should uninstall any copy of Office installed on your computer before downloading Office 365 ProPlus.
  • Office will automatically sign you out of the least recently used device if you exceed the five license limit on PCs/Macs, mobile devices, or tablets. 

Available To

Students, Faculty, Staff

Benefits and Key Features

Available Software

Software Windows Mac
Access Yes No
Excel Yes Yes
OneNote Yes No
*Available for free in the App Store*
Outlook Yes Yes
PowerPoint Yes Yes
Publisher Yes No
Word Yes


*For Android tablet users, you can still create a new document through your OneDrive. To do this, follow these steps:


Sign in to Outlook.


Click the OneDrive tab on the top right corner of the page. 


Select "New," and choose what type of document you want to create. 

Getting Started


Access to ProPlus is automatically activated when you have a student role. You can download the software by clicking the link below. 

If you are having issues installing ProPlus, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at 937-775-4827 for assistance. 

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff will need an A5 license to install ProPlus. All Faculty and Staff with an A5 license can download the software by clicking the link below.

If you are a Faculty or Staff member and do not have an A5 license, you will need to request access to the software through CaTS.

Verify your current license status:


Click View Subscriptions


View the type of license applied to your account, which will contain either A1 or A5

A1: If your license is an A1 license, you will need to submit this request to obtain access to ProPlus - Request Office 365 ProPlus
A5: If your license is an A5 license, you already have access to ProPlus and can download and install the software here - Download Office 365 ProPlus

If you have an A5 license and are having issues installing ProPlus, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827 for assistance. 

Install Microsoft Pro Plus

Use the button below to install Microsoft Office on your computer, tablet, or mobile device.

Important Notes

  • When installing this software, use your Wright State Office 365 email address and password. For account assistance, visit the Wright State Accounts page.
  • This process should ONLY be used for personal computers and devices.
  • For university-owned computers, see the Software Center website or contact the CaTS Help Desk.

Download Instructions


Click on the Office 365 image below


Enter your Wright State email address and click Next. Then log in using your campus 'w' username and password


Select Install Office in the top righthand corner


Select Office 365 Apps from the drop-down list


Open the file that downloads to your computer in the bottom left-hand side of your browser


Follow the prompts to finish the installation process

Usage Instructions

Mobile Device Access

iOS and Android Installation

Office 365 ProPlus is available for both Android phones and iOS devices. If you are installing Student Advantage on an iPad, please see "iPad Installation" below.


Go to the app store on your mobile device (iTunes for iOS devices, Google Play for Android)


Search for Office Mobile for Office 365 Subscribers.


Install the app on your device.


After the installation is complete, open the app.


When prompted, enter your Wright State student email address.  Select Organization account and type your Office 365 password.


You are now ready to use the app.

iPad Installation

When installing Office 365 ProPlus on an iPad, you'll have to download each application (Word, PowerPoint, etc.) separately.


Go to the App Store on your iPad.


Select the application (Word, PowerPoint, etc.) that you're interested in installing.


Download the desired application on your iPad.


Open the app.


Select Sign In in the top left hand corner.


When prompted, enter your Wright State student email address.  Select Organization account and type your Office 365 password.


Select Keep Me Signed In if you would like to always stay signed in on your iPad.


You are now ready to use the app.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I save files on my Android or iPhone version of the Office application?

    All files in Microsoft Office Mobile must be saved to OneDrive, because it does not allow files to save locally to your phone. Saving is only supported by Microsoft Consumer accounts, which you can sign up for free here

  • How long can I use Office 365 Pro Plus?

    Office 365 Pro Plus will be available to you as long as your campus account is active. Two semesters after you have left Wright State, Office 365 Pro Plus will automatically switch to read-only mode (you can still view your saved documents, but not edit them or save new files).

  • What if I already have Office 2011 or 2013?

    If you want to use Office 365 ProPlus through Student Advantage, you should uninstall any copy of Office already installed on your computer.

    Note: If you have previously purchased a copy of Microsoft Office through the CaTS Home Software Store, we recommend that you keep your discs if you plan on installing Student Advantage. Access to Student Advantage will expire after you graduate and are no longer a student. You will still be able to use your Office discs after you graduate.

  • Why is it asking for a product key?

    If you receive a request for a product key in order to activate the software, you aren’t signed in. Select ‘Sign In’ and use your Office 365 email and password to access the software.

  • What is the difference between the free Office and the Office in the Home Software Store?

    Office 365 Pro Plus Student Advantage is a free subscription service available while you maintain student status. After you leave the university it will expire with the option of converting to a paid subscription.

    Office Pro Plus for Windows or Mac is available through the CaTS Home Software Store at a low cost. This is a perpetual license that never expires.