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Microsoft Word free download

November 2015

Do you want to download a free version of Microsoft Word? The bad news is that there is no such thing as a free downloadable Microsoft Word. It can either be bought or downloaded from the official site. The good news is that there are Microsoft Word alternatives which are available for free download. It is not necessary to limit Office software to Word, when there is alternative word processing software available free of cost. To learn about the latest and the best alternatives to Microsoft Word, there is no need to try and download a free version of Microsoft Word .

Download a free version of Microsoft Word

Download a free version of Microsoft Word

Microsoft Office Word is a word processing software licensed by Microsoft and is usually included in the Microsoft Office suites with other desktop application, such as Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. It is also available in a standalone version that costs around $200. Since its release in 1983, Microsoft has launched versions of the program that were compatible with DOS, Windows and Mac operating systems.

The Microsoft Office suite must be purchased either from the installation CD licensed by Microsoft or downloaded from the official website.

So far, there are no free versions of Word available for download online.

Restore Installation

If the software was purchased commercially, just use the installation CD to reinstall.
Otherwise, it is possible to use the partitions, or CD/DVD recovery available on the computers of some manufacturers, for example, via "Smart Restore" for Packard Bell's users.

Read files .DOC

To view a file in Word format (,DOC), there is a free tool called Word Viewer or Word Viewer.
Word Viewer is a free tool provided by Microsoft to open and print Word files, but providing no modification features.

Alternatives to Microsoft Word

Below are a few free alternatives to Microsoft Word.

  • Download Link: Download OpenOffice
  • Operating system : Windows / MacOS / Linux
  • Type: Open Source (Free)

OpenOffice is the main open source alternative to Microsoft Office.

Ability Write

The Ability Office suite comes up with other components, including Write (Spreadsheet, Database, Photopaint, Presentation and Photoalbum) that you can choose not to install.


Abiword is an easy and free word processing software that is compatible on Linux and Windows operating systems.


KOffice is an integrated office suite that includes the word processing application KWord. It has a user-friendly environment and is very easy to use.

Jarte Word Processor

Jarte is a free word processor that possess some powerful features.
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