Microsoft Office: How to Access Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Free

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You can use Microsoft Office applications for free.

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You will likely need to access a Microsoft Word document, PowerPoint presentation, or other basic tool product from Microsoft 365 at least once in 2022 for work, school or personal use. While the software may seem like a necessity, its high price is making some people run the other way. If you don’t want to spend money on Microsoft 365do not stress. There are ways to get the service for free.

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Microsoft’s office suite consists of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, and SharePoint. Collection usually costs money $ 70 to $ 100 / year for subscription access across devices and family members (as Microsoft 365). Microsoft has also released a new standalone version Microsoft Office for Windows and Maccalled Office Home and Student 2021 – for a flat price, without a subscription – on October 5, the same day Windows 11 its implementation has begun.

Here are the versions of Office 365, Microsoft 365 and their applications that you can now find online for free.

Get Microsoft Office 365 for free if you’re a student or teacher

if you are student, teacher or researcher with an active school email address, you can probably access Office 365 for free through Microsoft, with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Microsoft Teams, and additional classroom tools.

All you need to do is enter your school email address on this page on the Microsoft website: Get started with Office 365 for free. In many cases, you will get instant access thanks to an automated verification process. If you are attending an institution that requires verification, it may take up to a month to validate your eligibility.

Recent graduates who wish to stay with Office 365 may also get Microsoft 365 Personal for $ 12 for 12 monthswith a valid school email address.


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How To Get Free Microsoft Office If You Are Someone Else?

Anyone can get it one month free trial period Microsoft 365. However, this needs to be entered credit card number, and if you don’t cancel your subscription before the end of the month, you’ll be billed $ 100 for a one-year subscription to Microsoft 365 Family (formerly Office 365 Home).

The good news is that if you don’t need the full set of Microsoft 365 tools, you can access many online applications for free – including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Outlook, Calendar, and Skype. Here’s how to get them:

1. Go to Office.com.

2. Sign in to your Microsoft account or create one for free. If you already have a Windows, Skype, or Xbox Live login, you have an active Microsoft account.

3. Select the app you want to use and save your work to the cloud with OneDrive.

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Use the browser version of Microsoft Word for free.

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So what’s the catch of the free version?

Perhaps you’re saying, “Wait a minute if I can download all these apps for free, why pay for Microsoft 365 at all?” The reason is the limited functionality of these applications: they only run in your web browser and you can only use them when you have an active internet connection. They also have fewer features than the full versions of Microsoft 365.

However, there are still many benefits, including the ability to share links to your work and collaboration in real time, just like G Suite tools allow. If you’re looking for the basic versions of each of these apps, the free version should work just fine for you.

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