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Uninstall Office: How to remove Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Words PowerPoint, and Excel apps from Mac

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I recently had to remove Office from my MacBook due to licensing issues. Here is a guide on this topic “Remove office License on Mac: How do you change the account that Office says it belongs to“, and this led to the removal of these office apps. I could have run the license removal tool to remove office on this test device, but because I wanted to demonstrate how to install Office afresh. Therefore, there was a need to uninstall the apps. Kindly refer to these related guides: How to Enable or Prevent Reopen Windows when logging back in after Restart or Shutdown on Mac, how to hide or stop Apps such as OneDrive from opening automatically upon login on Macbook Pro, how to download a shared ZOOM recording, and how to add or remove folders in Favorites in Microsoft Outlook.

Microsoft Office comprises a set of tools which are as follows: Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, and OneDrive. To use such apps, you can either subscribe to Office 365 on Microsoft’s website and download the apps from there or download the individual apps from the Mac App Store and buy a subscription as an in-app purchase.

The following steps below will help you uninstall Office on Mac. To do this open Finder and click on Applications. With the Shift command or “Command + click” to select all of the Office for Mac applications.

Next, you could move the apps to the Bin or right-click on them as shown below, and select Move to Bin. If you are having issues deleting OneDrive, please take a look at this guide: How to fix the item “OneDrive” can’t be moved to the Bin because it’s open on Mac.

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When the above steps are complete, please restart your device and complete the uninstall.

Note: You must be signed in as an administrator to do these steps, and you probably already are, if you’re using your own Mac. If you’re at a Mac that’s part of a network at work, you might have to ask someone in your IT organization for help with signing in as an administrator. Please refer to this link for more information.

Remove from Dock and Restart

After the uninstallation, you may want to remove the redundant app from the Dock. To do this, please follow the steps below.

To do this, right-click on the app, then right-click on the option. From the context menu, select Options. and Remove from Dock.

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I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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