Microsoft Office, Visio, and Project Compatibility

This doc lists potential compatibility issues with Microsoft Office, Visio, and Project as they pertain to the centrally-distributed Microsoft software installers at UW-Madison.

  • You cannot mix bitness on a machine. Office, Visio, and Project must all be either 32- or 64-bit.
  • You cannot mix Office software installed with different types of installers. All must be Click to Run or all must be Windows (MSI) Installer.
    • These apps use the Click to Run Installer:
      • Office 365, Office 2019, Visio 2019, and Project 2019.
      • Office 2013 and 2016 installed from the Office 365 portal.
    • These apps use the Windows (MSI) Installer:
      • Visio and Project versions 2016 and earlier.
      • Office 2013 and 2016 downloaded as ISOs from the Campus Software Library.
  • You cannot mix different year versions (2013, 2016, 2019). Office, Visio, and Project must all be the same year version, with the exception for Office 365 noted below.
    • You can install Project 2019 and Visio 2019 alongside Office 365, since all use Click to Run installers.
  • See also:

Keywords:C2R Click to Run Microsoft office visio project compatible CSL Campus Software Library select Tech Store techstore catalog installation installer MSI windows installer 365 pro plus proplus subscription   Doc ID:87819
Owner:Warren R.Group:DoIT Tech Store
Created:2018-11-16 14:01 CSTUpdated:2018-11-19 15:27 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, Office 365
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