Sydney Distance Education High School

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Microsoft Office

Students can simply sign in to Office 365 with their Department of Education email address to access online versions of Microsoft Office applications and a generous OneDrive cloud storage account.

Microsoft Office desktop apps are also completely free for NSW school students. Follow the steps below to install them on either Mac or PC.

  1. Go to
  2. If it is already signed in as someone else, choose Switch to a different account. 
  3. Click Sign in.
  4. Enter your Department of Education email address – the one that ends in This is important or it won't be free.
  5. You will be redirected to the Department of Education login page. Log in.
  6. Click Yes to stay signed in. Your Office 365 page will open.
  7. Click Install Office.
  8. An executable file will be downloaded to your computer.
  9. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.
  10. Once Microsoft Office has finished installing, open up one of the applications and accept the license agreement.
  11. You can install Office on up to 5 devices.


Please contact your teacher or call the SDEHS Tech Team on 9383 0300 if you need support.