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Microsoft Office - Service Description

This document gives an overview of Microsoft Office. It is divided into the following sections:


Microsoft Office is a collection of software programs commonly used in an office environment. It is available on both Windows and Mac and includes programs, servers, services, and solutions for various business purposes.

Your computer must meet the minimum hardware requirements for the version of Office you purchase/install. Call the DoIT Showroom (265-SHOW) for details.

Microsoft Office for Windows includes the following programs:

  • Access: Database management program
  • Excel: Spreadsheet program
  • Lync: Collaboration and communication tool
  • OneNote: Note taking program
  • Outlook: Personal information managers and communications program (e-mail, contacts, schedules, documents)
  • PowerPoint: Presentation graphics program
  • Project: Project management programs and solutions
  • Publisher: Business publishing and marketing materials program
  • Visio: Business and technical diagramming program
  • Word: Word processing program

Microsoft Office for Mac includes the following programs:

  • Outlook: Personal information managers and communications program (e-mail, contacts, schedules, notes, documents)
  • Excel: Spreadsheet program
  • PowerPoint: Presentation graphics program
  • Word: Word processing program
  • Support Conditions

    The DoIT Help Desk provides support for all UW students, faculty, and staff that are using:

    • Windows: Office 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013
    • Mac: Office 2004, 2008, and 2011

    Formula creation, document layout and formatting are provided on a best effort basis.

    Note: Writing and debugging macros for Office products is NOT supported.

    A great resource on campus for assistance with advanced document formatting and general writing assistance for students is the The Writing Center.


    Microsoft Office can be purchased at the DoIT TechStore or online through the WISC Software Catalog.

Keywords:microsoft office 2001 x 2002 2003 xp 2004 2010 product overview general information background word excel powerpoint purchase handling Service Description 2007 2008   Doc ID:3266
Owner:Jeff W.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2004-10-04 19:00 CDTUpdated:2021-04-30 10:19 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store
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