Microsoft 365 / Uninstall from a macOS computer

Objective

  • To provide instruction for removing Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) from a personal macOS computer when:
    • Your Microsoft 365 software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) is unlicensed
    • You have purchased a personal copy of Microsoft Office

Scope

  • Effective 02 January 2019, Miami University will remove the Microsoft 365 license for all former Miami University students
    • This action affects all former Miami University students — Miami University does not maintain a license for Microsoft 365 for former Miami University students
  • Within thirty days of license removal, the version of Microsoft 365 you installed through Miami will become unlicensed; and Microsoft 365 will enter into reduced functionality mode

User

  • Former Miami University Student

Environment

  • Software for Personally-owned Computers
  • Microsoft Office
    • 10314: Microsoft 365
  • macOS

Cause

  • If you have purchased a personal copy or subscription to Microsoft 365, you must uninstall Microsoft 365 from your computer, then download and reinstall Office from your personal purchase
    • This is necessary because your Miami license for Office contains products that are not included in Microsoft’s personal-use plans

Resolution

  1. Open Finder
  2. Open Applications
  3. Drag each of the following Microsoft Office applications to the trash:
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Microsoft Word
    • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Microsoft Outlook

 

Notes

 

Details

Article ID: 67526
Created
Wed 11/21/18 9:25 AM
Modified
Tue 1/25/22 8:31 AM
Can you resolve this issue yourself?
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