Microsoft office is not available on the Linux computers at MICe, but it is available online through Outlook or Dropbox.

Step-by-step guide

To use Microsoft Office through Outlook

  1. Log into your sickkids e-mail by going to and entering your username and password
  2. Click on the 3-by-3 square of squares in the upper left-hand corner of the screen
  3. Select the Office program you would like to use. You will be taken to a page where you can select a file, or create a new one.
  4. Click "new blank document" to create a new document, or "upload and open" to work on a file from your computer
  5. You do not need to save your work, it is automatically saved to OneDrive

To use Microsoft Office through Dropbox

  1. Log into your Dropbox account through a browser
  2. Navigate to the file you want to edit using the "Files" tab on the left side of the screen
  3. Hover your mouse over the file, click on the "Open" button, and then click on "Microsoft [Word, Excel, or Powerpoint] Online"


  1. Log into your Dropbox account through a browser
  2. Click on "Create" on the right side of the screen
  3. Select the Microsoft program in which you would like to create a new file

If you are using Firefox, and the colour of the Microsoft Word page is grey, and you would like to switch it to white:

  1. Click "Open Menu" in the top right corner of the Firefox browser, followed by "Help" and then "Troubleshooting Information"
  2. Copy the absolute directory path for your profile, which can be found next to the "Open Directory" button beside "Profile Directory", and open your profile directory in bash
  3. Make a directory called "chrome" in the directory you just opened
  4. Open gedit or another text editor
  5. Paste the following into the text editor:

     @-moz-document domain({
        div.OutlineContainerDisplayWrapper {
            background-color: white !important;
  6. Save the file as "userContent.css" and close it
  7. In your Firefox browser, paste "about:config" into the URL box and click "Enter"
  8. Where it says "Search Preference Name", search for "toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets"
  9. Click on the word "false", which will toggle it to "true"
  10. Restart Firefox

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