How to sign in to Microsoft Office with a Microsoft Account

Description: This article explains how to log in to an Office 365 application. Sometimes new computers come with a free trial of Office 365, which is not activated. If you have a Microsoft account with an Office 365 subscription, use these instructions to sign in using a Microsoft account and activate Office.

  1. Open an Office application like Word or Excel. In this example we are using Microsoft Word.
    Windows desktop, task bar, Word icon
  2. Choose File from the menu bar.
    Microsoft Word, File in menu bar
  3. Choose Account from the menu bar.
    Microsoft Word, File menu, Account
  4. Under User Information select Sign in.
    Microsoft Word, File menu, Account option, Sign in
  5. Enter the Microsoft Account email address that you want to sign in with then click Next. Enter in the password, then choose Sign in.
    Microsoft Account sign in box, Enter Password, Sign in

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