Microsoft Office Install

As an Office 365 user at North Idaho College, you have access to install Microsoft Office to your local computer at no charge.  The local installation includes the following programs: 

  • Windows:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher, Outlook, Teams, and OneDrive for Business.  
  • Mac OSX: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Teams, and OneDrive for Business.  Note:  Teams, which has replaced Skype for Business, and OneDrive, are both separate installs for OSX.

Note:  This Microsoft Office installation is only valid as long as you have an active NIC email account.  Once you are no longer an employee or student, you will need to purchase your own Office 365 package from Microsoft.


Click here to access the full PDF version with screenshots.

You must follow the below steps to install the FREE version of Microsoft Office:

  1. Log into your MyNIC account at, type the word install in the search bar and hit Enter.  Click on Install Microsoft Office.
  2. The next screen shows what applications will be installed based on the Operating System you have: 
    • Windows:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote Access, Publisher, Outlook, Teams, and OneDrive for Business. 
      • Note:  For Windows users you may have to uninstall all versions of Office you currently have prior to clicking install to prevent any software conflicts.
    • Mac:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and One Note. 
      • Note: To install OneDrive for Business on Mac you can download it from here.
      • Note: To install Teams on Mac, click on Teams on the left hand side menu. 
  3. Click the Install button at the bottom of the page to install Office to the current computer.
    • You have 5 local installs available from your Office 365 account. To view your installs, repeat Step 2 above.  Next, click on My Installs.
    • From the Install status page, you can view how many of the 5 installs you have used by clicking on the down arrow by Installs.
    • You can also deactivate any install from this page, by clicking on Deactivate beside the correct device.
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