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Can't use my MS Office without Internet ???

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    Can't use my MS Office without Internet ???


    So my power went out today and my wifi was knocked offline. When I tried to turn on my Sony Vaio Touch it said "unable to access Windows without a Internet connection". I have the Home Office 365 program. I had to eventually wait for my wifi to turn on before I could create a MS Word document. This can't be right.

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    What version of office 365 do you have.

    Office 365 can be used as Office on Demand where it is streamed to your PC as opposed to being installed. Maybe that is the version that you are using.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McRuff View Post
    What version of office 365 do you have.


    Office 365 can be used as Office on Demand where it is streamed to your PC as opposed to being installed. Maybe that is the version that you are using.
    No idea. Just the one that has the annual subscription. Does it matter?
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    I guess the question is whether you are launching the classic desktop application when you click on your icon/tile or whether it's launching a shortcut to the online version of the application via the web browser.

    You could test by
    disconnect wifi
    winkey +r
    winword {hit enter]

    Does it work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I guess the question is whether you are launching the classic desktop application when you click on your icon/tile or whether it's launching a shortcut to the online version of the application via the web browser.

    You could test by
    disconnect wifi
    winkey +r
    winword {hit enter]

    Does it work?
    I know the online version and I'm not using the Internet version. This is a annual Home 365 that was a hundred bucks. Which means I should be able to use Excel or Word without Internet service.
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    ^ Correct, yes as far as I understand things, the software installs locally on your box and yes I would expect you to be able to launch it and create new documents without an internet connection.

    Does Office 365 require a constant internet connection to use? - Microsoft Community

    Were you perhaps trying to create a new document in Skydrive by any chance? That would have been unavailable without an active Internet connection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I guess the question is whether you are launching the classic desktop application when you click on your icon/tile or whether it's launching a shortcut to the online version of the application via the web browser.

    You could test by
    disconnect wifi
    winkey +r
    winword {hit enter]

    Does it work?
    Nope. I was clicking the excel icon on my desktop. I even tried the excel and word tiles on the start menu.

    I'll test it out tonight. Thanks for the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    ^ Correct, yes as far as I understand things, the software installs locally on your box and yes I would expect you to be able to launch it and create new documents without an internet connection.

    Does Office 365 require a constant internet connection to use? - Microsoft Community

    Were you perhaps trying to create a new document in Skydrive by any chance? That would have been unavailable without an active Internet connection.
    And of course today its working without wifi. I am not really sure how or why I was getting the error but it hasn't happened yet this afternoon. Thanks for assisting me.
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