Microsoft Office FREE! Here’s how to get Word, Excel and PowerPoint for nothing
Microsoft Office is one of the most widely used software packages across the globe, studies to profession, it can be applied to a variety of functionalities. And surely, you must have been using it too whether in the form of a Microsoft Word document or a PowerPoint Presentation or maybe a Microsoft Excel sheet. Even though the use of Microsoft Office seems like a big a necessity for almost everyone - people of all age groups, from school, college to office - many people avoid it as full subscription comes at a high price.
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:
- Go to the Microsoft Office website at - Office.com.
- Then you will need to log in to your Microsoft account or create one for free.
- Following that, select the app that you want to use, such as - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Outlook, Calendar and Skype.
- Now, you can even save your work in the cloud with OneDrive.