Office 365 – Selective Installation of Apps


When installing Office 365 for Mac (as shown below), is it possible to install selective apps? For e.g. I don't want Outlook or OneNote.

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Is that possible? Thanks.

Best Answer

The official statement by Microsoft says that Office products are bundled since Office 2013, the only way to selectively install is to buy the products individually on the Microsoft Store.

It is still possible to do a selective install, although this is not simple. The information is contained in the Microsoft article Configuration options for the Office Deployment Tool, which is done by a crafted configuration XML file.

Microsoft has thoughtfully wiped out most mentions of this option, but in this YouTube video a Microsoft employee actually shows the XML required to add Visio and Project to a Pro Plus 365 2016 CTR installation he is customizing, which is:

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A detailed discussion of this method is found in the article
Customize Microsoft Office Click-to-Run (C2R) Setup to Install Selected Programs Only.

For a real-life story of how one person got it to work for him, see the accepted answer in the post Installing Only Particular Office 365 programs?

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