Questions and Solutions to Microsoft Office

Top 10 Questions on Microsoft Office Home/Business/Student

May 27, 2016 04:31 pm / Posted by Michael Eric to Office Tricks
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Undoubtedly Microsoft Office started taking priority in your daily work, even life sometimes due to its powerful features and humanized service. But a large number of users would meet some problems in the course of using it. Hence here I sum up 10 Microsoft Office 2016/2013/2010/2007 question and answers that most users meet often.

Top1. How to Choose among Office for Home/Business/Education?
Top2. How to Install Office Applications?
Top3. Is Microsoft Account Necessary to Trial and Buy Office?
Top4: What Is Product Key and Where Do I Find?
Top5. How to Do If I Lost or Forgot Office Product Key?
Top6. Can I Try it before Purchase?
Top7. Office Files Can't Open After Windows Update?
Top8. How to Set Password on Office Files?
Top9. If I Forget or Lost Password on Office Applications (Word/Excel/PPT)?
Top10. How to Check If Office License Is Assigned?

Top1. How to Choose among Office for Home/Business/Education?

Regarding this matter, it is both complicated and simple. All I can say is, to choose anyone you need. Office for Home offers 3 versions including Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal and Office Home & Student 2016. Surely prices and features vary from different versions. Office for Education is available for free to teachers and students who are currently working in academic institution. As for Office for Business, it is equipped with more practical features to simplify your office work. You'd better to visit official website and make compassions before you make decision.

Related Article: Detailed Differences between Office Home and Business

Top2. How to Install Office Applications?

If you don't use Office suit often, of course, the first question on MS Office you may meet is how to install it. In fact, it is easier than you think. The steps below can be applied to install Office Home, Personal, Student, Business and other versions. If you have trouble in installing Office, please take Top 5 Issues of Installing Office for reference.

  • 1. Log into your Microsoft account at My Office Account and click Install and click Install again.
  • 2. Click Run (in Internet Explorer), Setup (in Chrome) or Save File (in Firefox) in pop-up window depending on your browser.
  • 3. Select Yes to start and click Close after "You're all set! Office is installed now" comes.

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Top3. Is Microsoft Account Necessary to Trial and Buy Office?

Microsoft Account is the combination of an email address and password that you use to sign in to services like Hotmail, OneDrive, Outlook.com, etc. As part of signing up for a trial or purchasing Office, you will be asked to sign in with a Microsoft account. You have to sign in with this account to install and manage your Office applications. So if you had no Microsoft account, you'd better register it before your installation.

Top4: What Is Product Key and Where Do I Find?

A product key is a unique 25-character codes used to redeem and activate your Office product. The first step to successfully install and reinstall all Microsoft Office products (Office, PowerPoint, Excel) is to enter the right product key.

  • 1. Look for code on the back of the card inside your Office product packaging.
  • 2. Try to check receipt because sometimes the product key may be printed on it.
  • 3. Try to check product key card label inside the disc box or a sticker attached to CD case.
  • 4. Try to check your email that Microsoft sent to you before if you download office directly from internet.

Top5. How to Do If I Lost or Forgot Office Product Key?

Unluckily, a lot of sloppy users accidently lost password or couldn't remember it at all after long-term use, which would be harshly troublesome. If you failed to find product key with methods above, you have to turn to third-party Office password recovery software to fiercely crack office product password - Smartkey Product Key Recovery.

  • 1. Download and Install the program on your computer.
  • 2. Run the program and click Get Key in the interface.
  • 3. Wait a few minute, later product key will be showed automatically.

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Related Article: 5 Ways to Recover Lost Microsoft Office Product Key

Top6. Can I Try it before Purchase?

Definitely yes! Microsoft allows you to sign up to try Office 365 Home freely for a month before you make up mind. The trial gives you access to all the features of Office 365 Home. It should be noted that a credit card is required for the free trail.

  • 1. Create or sign in with an existing Microsoft account.
  • 2. Provide payment information to enable upcoming monthly payments.
  • 3. Once your payment method is confirmed, you'll be permitted to install Office.

Top7. Office Files Can't Open After Windows Update?

A lot of users reported that they couldn't open an office application after update computer to Windows 10 and error comes for no reason. Probably, you tried to open an outlook attachment from an untrusted location in protected mode, or your Office installation got corrupted. You can try to disable Protected View and repair installation with wizard. Please refer to below related article.

Related Article: Office Document Won't Open After Upgrading to Windows 10

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Top8. How to Set Password on Office Files?

Apart from being viewed personal data, setting password for your Office files can prevent others modifying content in avoid of unnecessary troubles. The following steps can help you to lock office files easily.

  • 1. Open any files and click FILE in the left top. Click Info later.
  • 2. Select Protect Document on the right side.
  • 3. Click Encrypt with Password and enter your password in the bar.

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Related Article: How to Password Protect Microsoft Office Files

Top9. If I Forget or Lost Password on Office Application (Word/Excel/PPT)?

Surely encrypting important files is best wise choice to protect personal information from being leaked. However, troubles will come along if you accidently forget and lost it. You can guess first with your birthday data, partner's birth date, or any remarkable data. If you still failed to fix it, resort to Password Recovery Bundle – a professional password recovery for Excel, Word, PowerPoint, PST, Outlook, PDF and so on.

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  • 1. Run the program and click Recover File Password.
  • 2. Choose corresponsive recovery mode from list.
  • 3. Import files and decrypt document.

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Related Article: How to Recover or Remove MS Files Password

Top10. How to Check If Office License Is Assigned?

When you intent to use Outlook to send email with Office 365, you need to have an Exchange Online license assigned to your account. But sometimes licenses get shuffled around or they expire as a result of failure to send or receive email messages.

  • 1. Sign in to Office 365 with your account. Then click Admin > Uses > Active Users.
  • 2. Click EDIT and select Licenses. Under Assign Licenses and select the checkbox for Exchange Online.

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