microsoft office 2011 for macintosh

You can now install Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac over the network. Connect your Mac with an Ethernet cable to the data port in your dorm room. Do not try to do this install over the wireless network.

Select and copy the following line of text:

smb://172.20.2.79

Click the Go menu in the Finder, then click Connect to Server. Click inside the Server Address window and press Command-V on the keyboard to paste.

Click the Connect button. On the next window, click on Guest.


Double-click the item in the resulting window (named MacOffice2011.dmg).

The Office install disk and Office Installer window should appear on the desktop.


Double-click the Office Installer icon and follow the on-screen directions. At the end of this installation the option to uninstall previous versions of Office appears. There should also be a prompt for Office AutoUpdate to start. We recommend sticking with the automatic updates.

You can also bring your Mac to the Helpdesk at the library and we will install Office for you, or loan you a CD so you can install it yourself if the network method doesn't work.

Please call the Helpdesk at 3800 with any questions.