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Microsoft Word continually adapts in order to better assist you in crafting the perfect document. Its intelligent technology suggests proper spelling and grammar and its Smart Lookup tool enables users to locate the information they need without ever leaving Word. Simply share the link with a click of the button so others can access the document and collaborate with you in real-time. 


Please note that the online version of Word has a limited feature set.  The differences are explained in this article.  For the full version of Word, use the computer client.

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Online Access to Word

You can access Word by going to and clicking on the Word tile.

Computer Client Installation

Word desktop client is available for both PC's and Macs. 

  • PCs on the W&M leasing program - A Word client will be installed for you before you receive the computer.  
  • Macs or PCs outside of the leasing program - Contact the Technology Support Center for Word installation.
Download the Mobile App

Stay in touch with the Word Mobile App!  Search for Microsoft Word in the iOS App Store or Google Play Store

Self-Directed Training
Word Quick Start Guide

For PC: View or download the Word 2016 Quick Start Guide (pdf).

For Mac: View or download the Word 2016 Quick Start Guide (pdf).

Microsoft Support Quick Start

Microsoft's support site offers an overview of Word features with step-by-step instructions on its Word 2016 Quick Start webpage.

Microsoft Video Training 

Select videos related to specific Word topics on the Word Video Training webpage.

Questions? Contact the Technology Support Center (TSC)
757-221-4357 (HELP) | | Jones 201, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm