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About Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word is the essential word processor, available everywhere from Windows PCs and Macs to Android and iOS phones and tablets. The sturdy productivity app comes with a broad collection of templates, handy design and formatting tools, and useful collaboration capabilities. For Windows and Mac, you can get Word as part of an Office 365 subscription, a one-time purchase, or free:
Microsoft Word is a free download for Android or iOS, but you can only view documents. To create or edit docs, you'll have to pay for Office 365.
What does Microsoft Word do?
Word offers more than two dozen templates and themes for building compelling-looking documents, easy-to-use formatting and design tools that help you add a professional look to your work, and powerful collaboration tools for working in real time with others. Microsoft's OneDrive cloud service lets you view, edit, and store your Word documents online from any Mac, PC, or mobile device. See all that Microsoft Word for Windows or Mac can do.
Can you get a free download of Microsoft Word?
You can download a free one-month copy of Word as part of an Office 365 trial. The trial version gives you full access to all the Office 365 apps and features.
You can also use the free Word Online, which is available through your Web browser and is similar to Google Docs. Word Online provides many of same capabilities as the desktop version of Microsoft Word. Use it to edit, share, and store your documents in the cloud.
Other ways to get Microsoft Word
If you don't want the time limit of the Office 365 trial or the feature limitations of Word Online, you'll have to pay. The best option is an Office 365 subscription, which also gives you access to Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and other apps, plus the Web version and 1TB of online storage. Office 365 starts at $6.99 per month.
If you don't want to subscribe, you can buy the Office 2016 suite as a one-time purchase, which also lets you edit and store your files in the cloud. But check out the cons of buying vs. subscribing.
If you don't need an industrial-strength word processor but still want to create and share documents, you have a handful of choices that should meet your needs.