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Office 365: Excel
How to Request Access
Everyone with a @ucsf.edu email address has access. However, a separate license is needed for desktop and mobile apps and some add-ins. A license can be requested using the Office 365 License Request form. You do not need to be on VPN to use the Microsoft Excel desktop application.
NOTE: If you and your team use Excel files on Box, OneDrive, or Teams to track PHI you know that these files will be encrypted to secure their data. Need an alternative that allows you edit the data together in real time? Try Microsoft Lists! Import your spreadsheet to create the list, add smart features like automatic change notifications and category filters, and share the data within Teams.
Organize your data in familiar spreadsheets and workbooks, with all changes saved automatically. Create modern visuals that turn numbers into valuable insights. Work together in real time knowing that everyone is on the same page.
NOTE: Each Office 365 application has a different sign-in frequency, the following table highlights the sign-in frequency setting for each application and client. Learn more about Microsoft 365 Idle Session Times.
- Easily create spreadsheets from templates or on your own and use formulas to perform calculations.
- Share your workbook with others and always work on the latest version for real-time collaboration to help get work done faster. With Microsoft 365, work within an Excel file from mobile, desktop, and web.
- Charts and graphs help you present your data in compelling ways, with formatting, sparklines, and tables to better understand your data.
We have multiple ways for you to get the help you need. For questions and support, check the Frequently Asked Questions page or submit a ticket on our Employee Self-Service Portal. You can also chat with other Office 365 users at UCSF on the Office 365 Team (open to anyone at UCSF - use the join code 7me7twx).
To learn more about Excel training, visit our Excel Training page.