Does office 365 work offline or require internet

I want to purchase Office 365 University for Windows 8 computer and Surface Pro tablet and use it as my office programs. But I am not sure if Office 365 requires a constant internet connection to use. The SkyDrive account doesn’t support offline, and I need to still access my Word or Excel document from my hard drive. So I am confused on Office 365 with cloud storage or Office 2013 version.

You need to install an Office 365 app on your computer. The programs include Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher and Access. Office 365 Home Premium can be installed on up to five computers running Windows 7 or Windows 8, and the Small Business Premium works on five PCs or Macs.

Users can still save files to the PC. If you don’t connect to the Internet and open a document, it will remind that the version of the document you are reading is an offline copy. After edited and getted connection, document will updated and saved online.

3 thoughts on “Does office 365 work offline or require internet

  1. This does not answer the question that was asked. I personally have no access to word and excel offline. I purchased 365 university. It should say in the description that there is a requirement for internet before you buy the program. Waste of money if you don’t have WiFi at home.

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