How do I install Microsoft Office 2008 on my College-owned Macintosh computer?
Macalester has a license to install Microsoft Office on all college-owned computers. The easiest way to install MS Office is from the ITS software download server.

  1. From the Finder, go to the Go menu.
  2. Select Connect to Server. The Connect to Server window appears.
  3. In the Server Address field, type smb:// and click Connect.
  4. A login screen appears. In the Name: field, enter your Macalester username and in the Password: field, enter your password. Click Connect[/b.
  5. Select the volume [b]GROUPS and click OK.
  6. Double-click the office2008mac folder to open it.
  7. Double-click the Office 2008 Installer for Macalester.dmg file.
  8. Open the Office 2008 disk image when it appears on the desktop.  
  9. Double-click the Office 2008 Installer for Macintosh installer and follow the instructions.

Should you need assistance, you may bring the laptop to the ITS Help Desk and a consultant will install the software.