Office 2019: Macintosh Download for Personally Owned Computers

Use Microsoft Office 2019 for Macintosh, a productivity suite of software for editing documents, creating spreadsheets, making computer slide shows, reading email and more.

Office 2019 for Mac contains Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word.

Step 1: Uninstall Existing Versions of Office

Step 2: Download Office

Last updated: 3/15/2019

Step 3: Unzip Office 2019 for Mac

Open your download folder and double-click to unzip it using the archive utility that comes with your operating system

Step 4: Install Office and Run the Serializer

  1. Double-click the unzipped folder mac-UB_Office2019
  2. Click the Installer.pkg file. Once the Installer is finished, you will be prompted to move it to the trash
  3. Click the Serializer.pkg file. Once the Serializer is finished, you will be prompted to move it to the trash

Step 5: Run Office Updates

Set Office to check for updates automatically. Updates will only be checked when you are connected to the Internet:

  1. Launch a Microsoft Office application
  2. From the Help menu select Check for Updates
  3. Under How would you like to check for software updates select Automatically Download and Install
  4. Click Check for Updates

Common Questions

I downloaded Microsoft office for Mac 2019.  I got it installed OK, but it is saying No License Found. Then "Buy Office" or "use Another Account"?

You need to run the serializer file that was packaged with the installer file before you can use Office 2019 (see installation instructions in Step 3, above).

Why am I being prompted for a product key?

Remove or uninstall trial or demo versions, or versions you installed with a license key before you download and install Office from UB. Installing over a trial or demo or a version licensed with a key prompts you for a product key for the UB version.

When I go to open the download, why does it just keep opening a new file instead of installing the software?

Sometimes Chrome says the file has finished downloading, but it hasn't. When you go to install the software, the download is incomplete and won't install. Try downloading Office with a different browser, like Safari, and then installing it.

If I delete a previous version of Office, do my files get deleted?


Can I keep an older version of Office and install Office 2019 for Mac?

You cannot have both Office 2019 and Office 2016. While you can have both Office 2011 and Office 2019, Microsoft does not recommend it.

May I download Office more than once?


Can I request a physical copy of Office media?


How long can I use Office?

Your Office download will continue to work the entire time you are at UB. When you are no longer a current student, faculty or staff member, you must remove Office from your computer.

Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.