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 After the install you will see 5 new icons on your Dock for each of the applications included in Office 2016. You will need to open all the apps per the below instructions prior to updating. Note-the first time opening each app may take a few minutes. 

1) Open Word (darker blue folder icon with a W)

  • You will see a "What's New in..." window for each app
  • Click the "Get started" button (bottom of the window)
  • Click "Skip sign in >" (bottom of the window)
  • Select theme (Colorful or Classic), then click "Continue"
  • Select "Start Using..."
  • Once you see the Template window quit the application
  • Repeat above for Excel (green folder icon with a X) and Powerpoint (orange folder icon with a P)

2) Open OneNote (purple folder icon with a N)

  • Click the arrow pointing to the right twice 
  • Click the "Get started" button (bottom of the window)
  • Close the window by clicking the red circle at the top left (the app will automatically quit)

3) Open Outlook (lighter blue folder icon with a O)

  • Click the arrow pointing to the right 
  • Click the "Get started" button (bottom of the window)
  • If you have data from 2011 on the computer you will be prompted to import it (this step can also be done later if desired):
    • Click "Start Using Outlook"
    • Click the "Import" button (if you have a lot of email and or calendar events this can take a while)
    • After the import you will see a popup window "Verify Certificate"
    • Click "Show Certificate"
    • Make sure the www.fairfield.edu is highlighted, then select the checkbox "Always trust..."
    • You will need to authenticate with your computer login password
    • Go to the Outlook menu (top left of the computer screen) and select Preferences
    • Click on "General" and un-select "Group similar folder..."
    • Your previous view settings will not be imported so you will need to make any desired adjustments.
    • Quit Outlook and go to step 5
  • If you don't have data to import and want to set up Outlook:
  • If you don't have data to import and don't wish to set up Outlook at this time: Close the window by clicking the red circle at the top left (the app will automatically quit)

4) Open Word

  • Under the Help menu, select "Check for Updates"
  • Click "Open" in the popup window "You are opening the application "Microsoft AutoUpdate" for the first time..."
  • Quit Word
  • Click "Check for Updates" button
  • Click "Install" button
  • Follow on screen instructions
  • Click "Close" once the installation is complete
  • AutoUpdate will reopen automatically
  • Click "Check for Updates" button (again)
  • Follow on screen instructions
  • Click "Done" once the installation is complete
  • You should see a message that there are no more updates, click "OK" and quit AutoUpdater

For further assistance, please visit the ITS4U Help Desk located in NYS 215 or call 203-254-4069 during business hours.

Hours can be found here: ITS4U Help Desk Hours of Operation