Microsoft Office – Mac

You can create professional documents and presentations with Office 2011 available for the Mac. Office for Mac 2011, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, is compatible with Office for Windows, to enable collaboration on documents with virtually anyone, anywhere.

Platforms: Mac

Vendor Information: Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft Office for Mac Support


  • Northeastern-managed computers: Microsoft Office 2011 is available as part of the standard configuration and requires no additional action to install.
  • Unmanaged Northeastern computers: Microsoft Office 2011 is currently available for local installation that will be provided directly by the ITS Service Desk. Submit a Locally Installed Software Request through the myHelp Service Catalog.
  • ITS-managed computer labs
  • Student personal computers: Direct from vendor. Northeastern students have free access Office 2011 ProPlus through the Microsoft Student Advantage Program. Learn more here. Download instructions. Installation instructions.
  • Faculty/staff personal computers: Direct from vendor.
    • As part of your Northeastern Office 365 license, you may download the ProPlus latest version of Office for free from Microsoft on up to five (5) computers that you personally use. Learn more about this option here. Do not install these copies of Office on computers that others use – the Office applications are tied to your Northeastern Office 365 account and have access to your Northeastern resources and files.
      • If you wish to install Office on family computers, Microsoft has a number of offerings for personal and family use.
    • If you wish to purchase Office, go to the Microsoft Home Use Program for Office 2011 Home & Business.
      • For the instructions on how to purchase the Home Use Program version, sign into myKnowledge with your myNEU username and password, and search for “home+use” (with the plus sign).

All users of Northeastern University-owned/-managed/-licensed computers, networks, systems and software, are responsible for being familiar with and adhering to the Appropriate Use Policy (AUP).

Updated February 2015