Microsoft Office is a powerful application suite that allows for creation of presentations, publications, documents and spreadsheets just to name a few. Office 2013 is the current version of this productivity software available on campus computers. This version includes changes and improvements that make Office easier to use than ever before.

What’s new in Office 2013 (video)

If you would like to use Microsoft Outlook with your Gmail@Valpo account, please place an ITicket with the Help Desk. resources:

Getting Started With Office 2013

Office 2013 Quick Start Guides

Office 2013 Online Video Tutorials

Office 2013 Online Support

Office 365

Valparaiso University’s license agreement with Microsoft now provides Office 365 to our current students, faculty, and staff for free. This automatically updatable, subscription-based software ensures our community members always have the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more for as long as they’re here at Valpo and the program continues. To get your complimentary Office 365 software for your personal computer, visit and follow the on-screen instructions. Contact the Help Desk or visit Install Office on your PC or Mac with Office 365 for installation assistance.

A list of FAQs is available in the ITicket knowledge base.

NOTE: Office 365 software should not be installed on your University-owned computer, as it will cause conflicts with the Office 2013 software.

Face-to-Face Training

Check out our training listings for sessions about Office 2013 at If you don’t see what you want listed, simply place an ITicket and request customized training. Video Training:

Access 2013 courses

Excel 2013 courses

PowerPoint 2013 courses

Word 2013 courses

Apps for Mobile Devices

If you are using these apps without an Office 365 account, you will be able to view documents. If you want to edit or create documents, connect an Office 365 account (see above).

Windows smartphones and tablets already have Office Mobile installed.

Importing Brand Templates

Instructions for importing the downloadable brand templates developed by IMC are available on this webpage.

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