We’ll go through how to download and set up Office 2019 on Mac in this post. Thousands of customers still use the 2019 edition of the MS Office suite, despite the fact that the potent productivity tool from Microsoft already has its deserving successor Office 2021 and Office 365. Users frequently believe that MS Office is only available for Windows and is not compatible with macOS. That is untrue, as many Apple users use Office 2019 extensively on macOS.
Microsoft no longer offers MS Office 2019 as a separate app for purchase. There is no way to purchase a copy of Microsoft Office 2019 on the company’s official website. Microsoft has consolidated all of its programs into one package called Microsoft 365. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Microsoft Teams, OneNote, and other tools are included. To utilize these apps, you must pay a monthly or yearly subscription charge.
However, a few of software distributors do provide standalone versions of Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac. As a sincere purchaser, you will receive a product key for this genuine copy of Office 2019. You can use Google to look up software dealers in your area that sell MS Office 2019 in their online stores.
It’s critical to understand the system requirements for MS Office on a Mac computer before beginning to download or install the program on the operating system.
MS Office 2019 System Requirements for macOS
- macOS | Any of the latest macOS, such as macOS Catalina or macOS Ventura.
- Processing Unit | Minimum Intel Core processor or the latest M-series chips M1 and M2.
- Memory | Minimum of 4 GB RAM
- Display | 1280 x 800 screen resolution.
- Disk Space | 10 GB of disk space and HFS+ hard disk format or APFS
Steps to Install Office 2019 on Mac
- Download Office 2019 *.pkg from Link 1 or Link 2.
- Once downloaded, double-click the file to begin the installation process.
- Click on Continue to start the installation.
- The software will execute scripts and begin the installation of Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, Excell, and OneNote.
- Open Launchpad and you will see Microsoft Office apps installed.
- Open any app, and you will be asked to sign in with your Microsoft account.
- Now if you have a license key, the Office apps will work without any issues, or you can buy a new one for Office 2019.
- Once done! you can use Office 2019 on your Mac PC for lifetime.
Office 2019 As a Standalone App vs MS Office 365
There are two methods for installing Microsoft Office 2019 on a Mac. As I said previously, you can get it via third-party authorized software distributors. The second option is to purchase a Microsoft 365 membership. You’ll get Office 2021 in that, along with other Microsoft programs.
Be careful not to use any cracked programs that offer MS Office 2019 for free. Now, you might be able to find some items on torrent sites, but you should exercise caution while downloading executables and application setup files from these dubious sources. Always stick to purchasing authentic software from the developer or a licensed app reseller.
You might be wondering what the difference is between purchasing the Office 2019 application separately and subscribing to an Office 365 plan. Here are some key distinctions between the two things.
|Office 365 App Bundle||MS Office 2019|
|Regular security patches and feature updates for all the apps included under the 365 plan||No security updates, no feature updates|
|Includes free tech support from Microsoft||No inclusion of tech support|
|Includes complimentary cloud storage||No extra cloud storage|
|New features with Office 2021 and better device compatibility||No new features unless you are using/upgrading from existing Office 2019 moving to Office 2021.|
|More features for Office 365 Family and Business plans||As a standalone app, MS Office 2019 has no such added features for supporting multiple devices and more than one user.|
Microsoft 365 is available for single users, groups of users on various devices, and access from mobile devices via specific apps. When you buy the software separately for MS Office 2019, none of these features are included.
Downloading Microsoft 365 on a Mac
Let’s continue on to the Microsoft 365 download and installation process, which includes Office 2019 and upgrades.
Go to www.office.com in your Mac’s browser.
Use your Microsoft account to log in.Advertisement
You can log in with a work or school account as well. Always be sure you log in with the account you used to purchase the MS Office app or subscription while setting up.
Click “Buy Microsoft 365” after logging into your account.
- Otherwise, if you have a product key for any app, you can use that to install the app. Go to the Office Setup page.
- Once you have signed in, enter the required product key and install your apps.
Save the app installation file to your Mac.
When you run the installer, the installation will be completed quickly and automatically.
A notice stating that the installation of Office 2019 on Mac has been successful will show up on the screen once the installation is complete.
Launch any Office program on your Mac.
A license agreement will be provided to you, and you must accept it. There it is.
You’ve now downloaded and set up Microsoft Office 2019 on your Mac successfully. In my opinion, using Office 365’s monthly subscription will allow you to obtain all the productivity tools in addition to the most recent version of Office 2021, rather than purchasing the older MS Office 2019 as a separate program.
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