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How Long Can Microsoft Office Be Used Without Activation?

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Have you installed an illegal copy of Microsoft Office 2019 or Office 365 on your computer and are wondering how long you may use it before activating it? This article will go over how long you may use Microsoft Office without activating it and what happens if you do.

How long will you be able to use Microsoft Office without activating it?

If you have the 30-day trial version of Office 365 installed, you will be able to use it for 30 days without any problems. Your payment method will be debited automatically after the 30-day trial period unless you cancel. Click here if you want Microsoft in German.

You can use a trial copy of Office 2016 or Office 2019 for five days without activating it if you have installed it. After then, the majority of the Office’s functionality will be deactivated. Microsoft does not currently provide a trial version of Office 2019. If you downloaded Office 2019 in any other way, you might only use it for five days.

What happens if you don’t have Microsoft Office activated?

When you run unlicensed Microsoft Office, you’ll either see the Sign in to set up Office window, which asks you to sign in with your Microsoft account (the one you used to subscribe to Office) or the Input your product key dialogue, which requires you to enter the 25-character product key. If you’re using Office 2016 or an older version of Office, you could also get the Microsoft Office activation wizard.

On an unauthorized edition of Microsoft Office, all editing features are disabled. When you start a blank document, you’ll notice a warning that says “PRODUCT NOTICE: Most of the functionality of Word/Excel/PowerPoint have been disabled since it hasn’t been activated” and a button that says “Activate.” If you attempt to type something, Office won’t let you do that and will display a “You can’t make this modification because the selection is locked” notice in the status bar.

Microsoft Office will additionally show an “Unlicensed Product” indication in the title bar next to the document name.

When you use Office without activation, most functionalities are blocked, unlike with Windows 10, where most features continue to work for an infinite number of days even if the installation is unlicensed. As a result, it’s a good idea to get Microsoft Office straight soon.

You will be able to open and view compatible documents in Microsoft Office without activation, but you will not be able to modify them, according to Microsoft.

Finally, if you can’t purchase Microsoft Office or believe it’s too pricey for your needs, consider the free LibreOffice, which not only looks like Microsoft Office but also supports Microsoft Office formats.

What is the best way to see if Microsoft Office is activated?

Step 1: Launch Microsoft Office Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. Then select Account from the File menu.

Step 2: Unlicensed/This unlicensed product will appear on the right side of the Product Information area, along with an option to activate the product if your Office is not enabled.

What is the procedure for activating Microsoft Office?

To activate your copy, sign in using the Microsoft account that you used to purchase the Office subscription or input the product key you got after purchasing Office into the dialogue box that appears when you run Microsoft Office.

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