I use Microsoft Office 365 for licensing Microsoft Office applications, Word, Excel, etc. This provides the rights to install Microsoft Office on 5 PCs or Mac, 5 tablets and 5 phones.

Well, recently I received the below error.

Office 365 account doesnt allow editing on mac

This was due to letting my license expire – on initially expiry Microsoft Office reverts to reduced functionality, and this specifically means you can view but no longer edit documents.

After renewing my subscription, the same notification still occurred. Wait didn’t I just renew? The fix is easy, you need to choose the “Use Another Account” option and log in back in with the account you just renewed. This process must update Microsoft Office that you have rights to edit.

Of course, you will continue to get the above message if you choose not to have a paid license for using Microsoft Office applications via Office 365.