There are various ways you can use Microsoft Office for free but when we talk about legality, these options are limited to just a few, and we are going to talk about it in this article.
Yes, you can very well use Microsoft Office for free and that too legally, which means you are not bound to make a payment to purchase the licence to use the Microsoft Office.
How you can use Microsoft Office for free legally
Well, there are mainly two ways you can use Microsoft Office for free without having to pay for it.
By using the Microsoft Office Mobile Apps
I am sure you already have got an Android smartphone, chances are high that Microsoft Suite of apps is already pre-installed on your smartphone because of several agreements between Microsoft and smartphone makers. But, if it is not pre-installed, you can still install it from the Play Store.
The best part is the mobile version of Microsoft Office apps is free to use, it includes Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft OneNote.
These mobile apps can open the Mobile Office file formats, so you can access them on your mobile phone.
And if you have got a Chromebook it is even better, because Chromebooks support Android apps which means you can use Microsoft Office mobile apps totally for free on your Chromebook.
There are also various ways you can run Android apps on your Windows-based laptops, but you don’t really have to do it because there is another way you can use Microsoft Office for free
You can use Microsoft Office Online for Free
Microsoft Office Online is a free web-based version of Office Suite that requires no installation, you can simply log into it using your favourite internet browser. It can be accessed at Office.com
*To use Microsoft Office online all you need is a Microsoft account.
With Microsoft Office Online, you can get the best office suite and access all your office files from anywhere with your desktop Browser.
The Microsoft Office Online suite has got all the utility is like the Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Calendar, OneDrive. Word Online provides free access to templates, formatting tools, and, other add-ins to create documents in newsletters.
You can use Excel online for spreadsheets and workbooks and you can use PowerPoint online to create presentations, there are a number of templates available as well.
So these are two of the best methods you can use Microsoft Office for free. Obviously, these are not for everyone but are quite sufficient for light users who are not heavily relying on Microsoft Office.