Sign in to Office or Office 365

Sign in to Office with the account that's associated with your Office 365 subscription, or your one-time purchase of Office 2016 or Office 2013. This account might be a personal Microsoft account, like an Outlook.com account, Hotmail.com account, Gmail account, etc. Or it might be the username and password that you use with your work or school account.

Tip: Want to know where to install or reinstall Office? See Download and install or reinstall Office 365, Office 2016, or Office 2013 on your PC or Mac.

Choose where you want to sign in

Sign in to an application

  1. In Office 2016 or Office 2013, open any Office application, like Word or Excel. In the upper right corner, you may see the name on the account that you're already signed in with. If you don't see a name, click Sign in.

    Screenshot showing sign in link in an Office desktop application

    Tip: Can't find your desktop applications? See Can't find Office applications in Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7?

  2. In the Sign in window, type the email address and password you use with Office. This might be the personal Microsoft account you associated with Office, or the username and password that you use with your work or school account. Click Next.

What else can you do after you sign in?

You can switch between accounts, if for example, you have different types of accounts you use with Office, such as a personal Microsoft account or an account from your work or school.

  1. Click your name in the top right corner of a desktop application, such as Word.

  2. Select Switch account.

Screen capture showing how to witch accounts in an Office desktop application

  1. In the Office application, select File > Account.

  2. Under User Information select, Sign out.

If you have Office 2016, you can see the name of the account you associated with Office.

  1. Open any Office application, for example Word or Excel.

  2. Select File. If you didn't open an existing document, you may need to create a new document to see the File menu.

  3. From the navigation on the left, select Account.

  4. Under Product Information is the name of your Office product and the phrase, Belongs to: along with the Microsoft account associated with this version of Office.

    The Microsoft account associated with Office appears on the Account window of an Office application

    If you don't see Belongs to:, select Update Options > Update Now. After the update is complete, close the app and then reopen it. The Microsoft account information should now be available.

Get to your My account web page from your desktop apps where, depending on your Office product, you can do the following:

  • View install status and details

  • Manage your account (depending on your product, this is where you can renew Office 365, manage payment, or see information about your subscription)

  • Share your subscription (Office 365 Home only)

    1. In the Office application, select File > Account.

    2. Under Product Information select, Manage Account.

      Screenshot of selecting Manage Account on Account page in Office desktop app

      Your web browser will open. If your browser didn't open automatically, click on it from the task bar.

    3. Your browser might open directly to your Office My account page. If it didn't, you may be prompted to sign in. Sign in with the account you associated with Office. This is either your Microsoft account or the work or school account associated with Office

    4. After you're signed in, click your name or picture in the upper-right corner and depending on the account you're signed in with, and select My account or View account.

      Screen capture of selecting My account from drop-down.

When you sign in to Office by using your browser, you're automatically signed in to online services like Office Online or OneDrive, and to your My Account page where you can install or reinstall the desktop Office applications, and manage your Office 365 subscription, if you have one.

Where to sign in to Office in your web browser

  1. Go to: https://www.office.com/signin

  2. Sign in with the personal Microsoft account you associated with Office or the username and password that you use with your work or school account.

    Note: For Office 365 operated by 21Vianet in China, sign in with your work or school account at https://login.partner.microsoftonline.cn.
    For Office 365 Germany, sign in with your work or school account at https://portal.office.de.

What else can you do after you sign in?

After you've signed in, click your name or picture in the upper-right corner and depending on the account you're signed in with, and select My account or View account.

Screen capture of selecting My account from drop-down.

From the My account page, (and depending on your Office product) you can do the following:

  • Install Office or view your install status

  • Manage your account (depending on your product, this is where you can renew Office 365, manage payment, or view your subscriptions )

  • Share your subscription (Office 365 Home only)

If you're already signed in with your Microsoft account and you want to sign in with your work or school account instead, or vice versa, do the following:

  • Sign out of the account you're signed in with, and then sign in with the other account.

    - OR -

  • Open a private session in your web browser. For example, in Internet Explorer or Edge, use InPrivate; in Chrome, use the incognito window; or in Firefox, use New Private Window.

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