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How to get Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint for free

Get Microsoft Office free. Here’s how you can get Word, Excel and PowerPoint for nothing at all .

Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 23:34 IST
Students and teachers can access Microsoft Office for free with their active email ID. (REUTERS)

Microsoft Office remains one of the most used software suite among students, businesses and organizations. Whether it is to write lengthy essays on Microsoft Word, preparing details tallies on Excel Sheet or creating presentations on Microsoft PowerPoint, we are all fluent with these tools. But Microsoft Office does not come for free because of its subscription prices that can often be too high for people. But do not worry. There is a way for you to get it for absolutely free. Read on to find out how.

Microsoft Office 365 includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, Outlook, and many other services. The whole package of Microsoft usually costs between $70 and $100 annually for the subscription. For Indian users, Microsoft 365 Personal plan is at Rs. 4,899 and for the family, it costs Rs. 6,199 annually. But what if we tell you that you can get Microsoft Office free? Yes, you heard it right! If you don't want to spend a huge amount of money on Microsoft Office, then you have a few other ways to get these services for nothing. Here’s how to get Microsoft Office free:

Free Microsoft Office for students or faculty

Students and teachers are eligible to access Microsoft Office for free with their active school email address or professional email ID. What you will need to do is open Microsoft's website, tap on 'Get started with Office 365 for free' and enter your email address. You need to note that sometimes you will be able to instantly access the services due to automatic verification, while in some cases it may take up to one month.

What if you are not a student or faculty?

Don’t worry! You can still get free access to Microsoft Office. On a trial period, Microsoft 365 offers a free one-month trial. However, it will require you to enter your credit card details. If you don't cancel the subscription before the month comes to an end, you'll be charged $100 for a one-year Microsoft 365 Family subscription.

There is another way too. if you don't want to access the full suite of Microsoft 365 tools, then you can access a lot of its apps online, that too are for free. Here’s how.

How to access Microsoft apps online for free

Step 1:

Go to the Microsoft Office website at -

Step 2:

Then you will need to log in to your Microsoft account or create one for free.

Step 3:

Following that, select the app that you want to use, such as - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Outlook, Calendar and Skype.

Step 4:

Now, you can even save your work in the cloud with OneDrive.

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First Published Date: 16 Jan, 10:11 IST