Microsoft Office 2016

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This article is about or refers to a collaboration tool. Learn about document collaboration and sharing use cases to better understand which tools offered by William Paterson University best fit your needs.

If you are looking for William Paterson University's online, web-based, Microsoft Office suite, please see the Microsoft Office 365 article for details and instructions.

Microsoft Office is included by default on all University computers. The Office suite includes the following applications.

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Microsoft Access

The latest version of the Office Suite is available as a download for full time employees and students. You are given the option of installing the suite on up to 5 devices and can download the install using your WPUNJ credentials at


Upgrading from previous versions of Microsoft Office causes any previously created shortcuts to no longer function. Faculty and staff should delete shortcuts that no longer work. To open Microsoft Office applications like Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, click the Windows button in the lower left or press the Windows button on your keyboard, and begin typing the application name. An icon for the application will appear.

Old-style Office documents will open in read-only mode by default. To circumvent this security restriction, you can add the location of the document as a trusted location using this procedure.

  • Click File - Options - Trust Center - Trust Center Settings - Trusted Locations.
  • Put a check mark in the box that says "Allow Trusted Locations on my network"
  • Click Add new location...
  • Browse to the location of your document.
  • Click OK repeatedly.

Downloading Office on a Personal Machine - Employees and Students

Check out the Microsoft Office 365 Article for downloading Office on a Personal Machine

License Terms

Students may use this software until they graduate or are no longer attending William Paterson University. Upon leaving the institution, the software will cease to function.