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Microsoft Office is available to all faculty and staff. The familiar Office applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint include new features that help you create, communicate and work even more efficiently from virtually anywhere with increased cloud support.


  • Capture your ideas however you work best, using keyboard, pen or touchscreen.
  • Let one of the great-looking templates from the Start screen do most of the setup and design for you, so you can focus on your ideas and data.
  • Keep track of comments in Word documents and mark them as done with the new reply button.
  • Pull content from PDFs straight into Word. Open PDFs and edit paragraphs, lists and tables just as you do in familiar Word documents.
  • Save time formatting information in Excel so you can draw insights from your data faster.
  • New tools recognize your pattern and auto-complete data.
  • Share your PowerPoint presentation over the web by sending a link to it or using the free Office Presentation Service to deliver it, so your audience can join you from anywhere.
  • Embed Excel spreadsheets, diagrams, audio clips, videos and almost any other kind of file in your OneNote notebooks. Your notes are saved, searchable and synced to OneNote apps on your other devices, so you can use or share them from anywhere.
  • Respond faster with inline replies in Outlook. Just type your response in the Reading Pane.

Available To: (Who can use it?)

  • All faculty and staff
  • Free on University computers (the latest version of Office can also be downloaded for free on up to five personal computers through your Upstate email)

How Do I Get Started:

Contact the Help Desk to get Office installed on your computer. Please note that you will no longer be able to use previous versions of Office once it has been upgraded.

Support Tutorials and Troubleshooting: (I need help)

Faculty and Staff Policies:

Help Desk
client support
Remote Assistance
Report issues through email
at helpdesk@uscupstate.edu

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Phone Support: 
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Contact Us
USC Upstate
Information Technology & Services
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5257
Fax: 864-503-5065
Faculty/Staff Directory