Upgrade to Office 2019 for Mac


  • What version of Office for Mac am I currently using?
  • How do I upgrade to Office 2019 for Mac?
  • Does my Mac meet the Office 2019 for Mac system requirements?


  • Oregon State University
  • Community Network Managed Devices
  • MacOS 10.12 (Sierra) or greater
  • Office 2019 for Mac

Identifying your Office for Mac Version

  1. Launch Microsoft Word.
  2. From the Word menu, click About Word.
  3. Find the version number, near the middle of the dialog.
Version Number Office for Mac Release
16.17 or greater 2019
15.xx to 16.16 2016
14.xx 2011

How to Upgrade

System Requirements

Before upgrading to Office 2019 for Mac, make sure your Mac meets the minimum system requirements:

  • Operating System: macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or greater.
    • Note: Office for Mac is supported on the three most recent version of macOS. As new major versions of macOS are made generally available, Microsoft will drop support for the oldest version and support the newest and previous two versions of macOS.
  • Processor: Intel processor.
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM.
  • Storage: 10 GB of available disk space.
  • Display: 1280x800 screen resolution.

If you're unsure about your system's specifications or how to check them, contact the Service Desk.

Installation Instructions

  1. Before starting, save all open files and quit Office applications. Back up your data before proceeding!
  2. Open the Launchpad from your dock.
  3. Launch the Self-Service application, and log in with your ONID credentials.

  4. Find the CN - Install Latest Microsoft Office 2019 pacakge, and click Install. The package will automatically remove old Office applications, install new ones, and apply the university license.
  5. When the progress bar at the top of the Self-Service window disappears, Office 2019 applications are ready for use.

New Features

Microsoft keeps up-to-date documentation on What's New in Office 2019

For assistance, contact the Service Desk.


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