How to activate Microsoft Office on Mac for free

How to activate Microsoft Office on Mac for free

How to activate Microsoft Office on Mac for free

Microsoft Office is undoubtedly the best when it comes to typing and editing documents. If you are using a Mac computer, you will want to know how to activate Microsoft Office on your Mac for free. Here, we have a simple walkthrough guide on how to do this.

One of the reasons you will want a free activation for Office on your Mac is you can't afford to pay for the licence. Hopefully, this article will help you get Office working for free.

Activating MS Office on Mac for free.

Here, we will discuss both the activation process for MS office 2019 and 2016.

Activate Microsoft Office 2016 on Mc for free

To activate MS office 2016 for free on your Mac, you will need the "plist licence file". All that is left will be for you to copy and paste the plist file in the appropriate folder. Here is how to proceed:

  • Start by downloading the official MS office 2016 package from here. Alternatively, you can download it from here.
  • Next, install and do not launch Office 2016.
  • Now, copy license file to Preferences

# md5( = a8f1283303838b4d3bd943775e463239
cp /Library/Preferences/

# or download it in library by command line
curl -sSL -o /Library/Preferences/
  • After copying the plist file to /Library/Preferences/, you can now launch Office 2016 and it will be activated.

Activate Office 2019

Unlike office 2016, you cannot activate Office 2019 by copying and pasting the plist file. You will need to use the VL Serializer tool. Proceed as follows:
  • Download and install the official Office 2019 from Here.
  • Make sure not to run the MS Office 2019 after installing.
  • Next, download the VL Serializer tool and run it
  • It will automatically activate your Office 2019.
  • You can now go ahead and launch Office 2019 n your Mac to confirm.