How to get Microsoft word for free online

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I’m sure you know that to get Word right now you must purchase Microsoft 365 and pay the annual subscription. So isn’t there a free way to have Word? The truth is that yes and we are going to tell you how to get them.

Anyone who wants Microsoft Word today will have to pay for the annual subscription of what used to be called Microsoft Office and today is called Microsoft 365.

What you have just read is, let’s say, a general rule, although there are exceptions for which the cost is going to be free, that is, we are not going to pay any euro.

Many consider it is wild to pay for an office suite as extensive as Microsoft 365 to only use Word.

Although there are offers to get the entire Microsoft 365 package cheaper than normal, even so, it is not free, so now we are going to show you how to get it without paying anything.

Office 365 Education

All those who are students or teachers can get Office 365 Education for free, as long as the school where they are supports it.

In any case, we must be clear that the 1 TB OneDrive storage will always be associated with the school account, that is, it will not be ours and we will not be able to use it as if it were private.

Office 365 Education edition
Office 365 Education

In addition to students and teachers, nonprofit organizations can also get Microsoft 365 for free.

Try Microsoft 365 for free

If you need Microsoft Word for a short time, you should know that there is a version where you can try the system for free for 1 month, whether you have a Windows computer or a Mac.

Some time ago, Microsoft decided that the cost of its entire office suite should be included in a subscription, which means that the software will work while we are paying, being able to do it monthly or annually.

Once your trial period is over, we must make a decision to unsubscribe or pay for any of the packages for home users:

  • Microsoft 365 Family – Comes with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and Outlook, plus 1TB of cloud storage for each user. It can be used by up to 6 different people, which means Office can be installed offline on six computers (PC or Mac), six tablets or six smartphones. This option is available for 10 euros per month or 99 euros per year.
  • Microsoft 365 Personal – It is cheaper in price, at €7 per month or €69 per year, but only supports one user for 1TB of storage and offline installation on PC, tablet or smartphone. It can be used on 5 devices at the same time.
Microsoft 365 PersonalMicrosoft 365 Family
69 euros per year (7 euros per month)99 euros per year (10 euros per month)
For one personFor a maximum of six people
Use up to five devices at onceUse up to five devices at once each user
Works on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad,
and Android phones and tablets
Works on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad,
and Android phones and tablets
1TB of cloud storage.Up to 6TB of cloud storage
(1TB per person)

There are also subscriptions for companies and freelancers that can be taken advantage of if we have the opportunity, but they are all paid. All the options have their one-month free trial, and then start paying if you want.

The following table explains the differences between the versions of Microsoft 365 for companies in more detail.

Microsoft 365 Business BasicMicrosoft 365 Business StandardMicrosoft 365 Business PremiumMicrosoft 365 for business
€5.60 per month per user€11.70 per user per month€20.60 per user per month€9.80 per user per month
Web and mobile versionsEverything from BasicAll of StandardPremium desktop versions
Chat, call or meet with up to 300 attendeesPremium desktop versionsadvanced security1TB cloud
1 TB in the cloud per userEasily Hosted WebinarsData and access controlstandard security
business emailAttendee registration and reportsProtection against cyber threats24×7 support by phone and via the web
standard securityManage client appointments
Word,Excel,PowerPoint, Teams,Outlook,Exchange, OneDrive,SharePointWord, Excel, PowerPoint Teams, Outlook, Exchange One Drive, SharePoint Access, PublisherWord, Excel, PowerPoint Teams, Outlook, Exchange One Drive, SharePoint Access, Publisher, IntuneWord, Excel, PowerPoint Teams, Outlook, Exchange One Drive Access, Publisher, Intune

For Android and iPhone (iOS)

Another option that we have is to use the suite in its version for Android and iOS smart devices. It comes with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Forms, and a host of PDF options, for an app that ‘s free.

Microsoft word for free
Microsoft Office

What is most surprising about the mobile application is how well resolved it is in terms of document representation, especially if they contain a lot of tables and graphs, something that historically has not been very good at integrating into this type of device.

The application can make lists, add scores, change lines and even transform our voice into text, something that is really convenient and useful.

Word Mobile

Some time ago Microsoft offered Word Viewer to be able to open any DOCX document for free, although unfortunately it closed it.

In return we have Word Mobile, software that we can install on any Windows computer, tablet or phone from its app store. Unless we have a Microsoft 365 subscription, we will only be able to open documents and read them on larger screens.

Microsoft Word from the browser

Just by having an active Internet connection, we will be able to use Office Online in the browser. Here we will find all Word for free just by registering, without having to make any type of payment.

It preserves the Microsoft Word format, working just as if we had it inside the normal package, even being able to automatically save our work.

With Office Online we will be able to share documents and work with others that have been created by other users. This is achieved thanks to the OneDrive account that is associated with the record.

Now you know the ways that there are currently to be able to enjoy Word for free, and then decide if it is worth buying the subscription.

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