Microsoft Office is the comprehensive suite of productivity software, containing Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint and other utilities. These programs represent the fundamental products of Microsoft. Moreover, MS Office is the most powerful and widely used software across the world comes from different categories and with a different set of utilities.
To get the benefit of using the software online, you need to create an account on office.com/setup. You can also install the software on your computer and supported mobile phones. Find the instruction to setup your Office account.
How to setup an Office My Account?
- Open a web browser and visit www.office.com/setup
- Make sure the browser has the latest version
- If you are unable to access the page, check in case an extension is causing the blockage
- On the top right section of the page, you will find the sign in button, click on it to proceed
- Click on ‘No Account? Create One!’ option
- Next, you will have these following choices:
- Use a phone number instead
- Get a new email address
- Select the option more suitable for you and follow the on-screen prompts
- As you complete the steps of creating your account on MS Office, you will directly access your account
After creating your account, you will see an install option at the top-right corner of the page. Install the product on your device. Launch an Office utility on your computer’s screen to see if the product is activated or not. If the product is not in its activated version, a highlighted banner will appear on the top with a clickable ‘Reactivate option. Hit on the banner and you will be directed to office.com/myaccount. Now, you need subscribe to a product to receive a unique Office product key, which is needed while activating the product.
How to purchase MS Office subscription?
- Go to office.com/myaccount and click on the Microsoft icon at the top-left corner of the web page
- Click on Office option and then choose a product you want to purchase like office setup 365
- To know product details, select Product option right next to Office and select categories to explore
- After finalizing the product, click on Buy now button
- Complete the billing steps and you will receive an Office product key on your registered email address
- Use the product key while activation
You have now successfully activated the product. To confirm if the activation has been successful, launch a utility such as Word or Excel if the banner still appears, the activation has failed or an error has caused the failure. Errors are likely to take place during account creation, activation, or possessing other tasks. A few of the errors are noted below.
Errors associated with MS Office account, product license, and others:
- MS Office Activation error: “Telephone activation is no longer supported for your product”
- Microsoft AutoUpdate offers incorrect version updates (Mac Error)
- Blank options after installing product via Microsoft store
- Non-commercial use
- Unlicensed Product
- Office setup error
- Error message: Sorry, but we are having trouble signing you in
- Couldn’t start Office installation
These are some of the general errors and can be fixed easily with correct instructions. However, it is also possible that a user will stick up with some more complex problems. It is advised to connect to Office customer support to receive the solution.