Register for online services on Office Online

Microsoft Office Online is the Web site where you can get free online services for Microsoft Office. To make sure that these services are available to you, connect to the Internet and complete a brief registration and sign-in process.

What online services do I have to register for?

Registration grants you authorization to use the free services hosted on Office Online that require authentication.

You can use the product updates, templates, clip art, and Help on Office Online without registering. However, for example, if you want to publish your Microsoft Office Outlook calendar using the Microsoft Office Outlook calendar publishing service, you must register. For more information, see Publish a calendar on Office Online.

 Notes 

  • Registration is not the same process as activation. While you must activate your software for it to work correctly, registration is entirely optional.
  • When you register for Microsoft Online Services, you are asked to sign in by using your Windows Live ID credentials (an e-mail address and a password). You can register for those credentials at the Windows Live ID Web site. You are also asked to enter additional information, such as a display name and a country/region. Your display name is shown when you use personalization features on Office Online.
  • For more information about your privacy rights, see the Microsoft Office Online Privacy Statement.

How do I register for Office Online updates and services?

Do any of the following:

  • Go directly to the registration sign-in page, and then follow the directions provided.
  • On the final page in the Office Setup Wizard, click Go to Office Online.
  • From the Activation Wizard, click Go to Office Online.
  • In the individual program do the following:
Which program are you using?


Access

  1. Click the Microsoft Office ButtonButton image, and then click Access Options
  2. Click Resources, and then click Go Online.
  3. Follow the directions provided.

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Excel

  1. Click the Microsoft Office ButtonButton image, and then click Excel Options
  2. Click Resources, and then click Go Online.
  3. Follow the directions provided.

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InfoPath

  1. On the Help menu, click Microsoft Office Online.
  2. Follow the directions provided.

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OneNote

  1. On the Help menu, click Microsoft Office Online.
  2. Follow the directions provided.

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Outlook

  1. On the Help menu, click Microsoft Office Online.
  2. Follow the directions provided.

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PowerPoint

  1. Click the Microsoft Office ButtonButton image, and then click PowerPoint Options
  2. Click Resources, and then click Go Online.
  3. Follow the directions provided.

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Project

  1. On the Help menu, click Microsoft Office Online.
  2. Follow the directions provided.

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Publisher

  1. On the Help menu, click Microsoft Office Online.
  2. Follow the directions provided.

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SharePoint Designer

  1. On the Help menu, click Microsoft Office Online.
  2. Follow the directions provided.

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Visio

  1. On the Help menu, click Microsoft Office Online.
  2. Follow the directions provided.

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Word

  1. Click the Microsoft Office ButtonButton image, and then click Word Options.
  2. Click Resources, and then click Go Online.
  3. Follow the directions provided.

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Applies to:
Access 2007, Excel 2007, InfoPath 2007, OneNote 2007, Outlook 2007, PowerPoint 2007, Project 2007, Publisher 2007, SharePoint Designer 2007, Visio 2007, Word 2007