Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Validating and Activating Your Copy of Office
If Office activation isn’t performed automatically, you can use Office for up to 30 days
before you’re required to activate or Office is no longer fully functional. (You can view
documents but not edit them, for example.) In this state, the title bar is bright red and includes
a message about the activation problem, like this:
Until you activate Office, a dialog box similar to the one shown here appears each time you
start an Office program.
Simply click Next and, in a few moments, the activation wizard reports its success or
suggests alternative methods to complete the activation process. You might be asked to enter
your product key, for example.