Microsoft Office 365 makes available the most recent version of the Office software for licensed users to download. In this case that would be Office 2016.
But for any number of reasons, there are still cases where someone may need Office 2013. Up until March 1, 2017, Office 2013 was easily available through O365.
Now that we are pass that deadline, the question is: Can we still download Office 2013 for our O365 account users. And the answer is: YES!!!!
My good MVP buddy, Boon Tee, recently posted directions (click here) on where one can still download Office 2013 from Office 365.
Customer had Office 2010 on his computer, and was upgrading to Office 2016 via his GoDaddy Office 365 account. But the installation would fail half way through with error code 30143-37
GoDaddy support said it was because anti-virus was running. We stopped A/V but still encountered the error. I then right clicked on the downloaded setup executable, selected Properties, and clicked to “unblock” the file. That did not help either.
I found a couple of web sites that suggested deleting (or at least renaming) the folder “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15”.
That seemed to do the trick, as I was able to then install Office 365. Note: I did NOT reboot the computer after deleting the folder.
I’ve been using Office 2016 now for quite awhile, and nearly every day I find myself nodding my head in agreement with two new features in Outlook 2016 that are real time savers for me:
- Outlook automatically detects if I was supposed to attach a file to the email, but clicked Send without doing so. It then prompts me with a nice reminder. That has saved me multiple times from sending an email without the attachment!
- Then, when I go to attach a file, Outlook now presents me with a list of recent files that I have accessed or created. No more drilling down through directories for the PDF file I just created and wish to attach. This is a huge time saver for me.
Here are screen shots of these features in action:
Step 1: Create an email and make a reference to an attachment, like this:
Step 2: Click Send without attaching a file, and you’ll get the following notification window:
Step 3: Click on Insert –> Attach File and Outlook will display a list of recent files: