How do I get free Microsoft Office for Windows as a Stanford student?

Stanford students can receive one free license for Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 compatible with Windows 7 and 8/8.1. Here are some details:

•You can download it on any one machine 

•You can keep the software indefinitely (i.e. doesn't matter when you graduate!).

•The suite includes: Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, OneNote, Access, Publisher, InfoPath, and Lync

•Coming soon: free licenses of DreamSpark (software and development tools) 

Instructions for download:

1.Go to (and sign in using your Stanford account if necessary)

2.Click the top right gray tab "Personal Purchase Software"

3.Search for/ select Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013

4.Add to Cart

5.Choose whether the license is for yourself or someone else

6.Check out

7.Follow instructions of download

8.If you have any troubles downloading, file a HelpSU ( or ask your RCC


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