Did you know that Microsoft Office is available to all Microsoft account holders for free online? This is the full-featured Office suite including all applications — Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. — with no limitations.
You can open any documents sent to you by simply uploading, and creating and saving documents either to OneDrive or locally:
- To create a new document or project, click the appropriate icon down the left-hand column and then click the “New blank whatever” button at the top of the page
- To save a new document/project to your local PC, click File at far left in the top menu and then click Save as
You can do pretty much everything for free with the online version the same as you would with the locally installed version (paid for). You do need to sign in with a Microsoft Account and might be asked to verify by entering your password or PIN but that is the only minor inconvenience. Maybe you prefer to install a full-featured free Office alternative, such as LibreOffice for example, but the free online Microsoft Office is a very suitable alternative and it also comes with a bonus of 5GB free online storage.
- To start using Office online for free go to: https://www.office.com/