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How to Get Microsoft Office for Free in 2020

How to Get Microsoft Office for Free in 2020
Hi everyone, my name is Kevin. Today I want to show you how you  can get

Microsoft

Office

which   includes such popular programs like Word,  Excel, and PowerPoint entirely for

free

. It won't cost you anything. I work at

Microsoft

and this is the product   that I work on and today I'm  excited to tell you about it. OK, let's jump onto the desktop. Here I am on my desktop and I'm going to show you   two different methods how you could  get

Microsoft

Office

for

free

. The first one uses your browser,  and so whether you're using, say,   Windows 10, whether you're using Mac, or  whether you're using Linux, or Chrome OS,   whatever operating system you use,  you'll be able to take advantage of this. So, let's open up. I'm going to open up  the Chrome browser here and I'm going to   go into Incognito mode and what I'm going  to do is we're going to go to the website  

office

.com. So

office

.com is how you're going to  get to your, to be able to use

Office

for

free

. So, on the

office

.com website, you'll see  two different options, one is Get

Office

,   the other option is sign in. Now if you click  on Get

Office

, that's a marketing site where   you could purchase the offline version of 

Office

, or you could purchase a subscription,   but I mentioned that we want to get

free

Office

  and to get

free

Office

what we're going to do is   we're just going to click on sign in. OK so...
how to get microsoft office for free in 2020
make  sure you click on the button that says sign in,   and once we do that, we're  going to get the sign in prompt. Now if you don't have a

Microsoft

account,   don't worry, it's very easy to create one  and creating an account is entirely

free

. It doesn't cost you anything to create an account. I happen to already have one.  If you have a Skype account,   if you have any other type of account,  you already have a

Microsoft

account, so   I'm going to go ahead and type in one of my demo  accounts that I have so [email protected],   and I'm going to go ahead and click on next  and now it wants me to enter my password. So, we're going to go ahead  and type in my password. You can click on keep me signed in if you  don't want to sign in again in the future,   and so what this will do now is, this drops me off  on the

office

.com website, and so you'll see a few   different things on here. You know, I have, I have  all these different options and the first one says   start new, so I'm going to click on this start new  button, and what you'll see is I can create a Word   document. I could create an Excel workbook.  I could create a PowerPoint presentation. You also have other stuff like being  able to create a form or a survey. You could also create a Sway. So, there are many different things  that you could create from this site. I said I'd show you how to  use

Microsoft

Office

for

free

,  ...
how to get microsoft office for free in 2020
so why don't we go ahead  and create a Word document. I'm going to click on Word document, and  so what you'll see happen now is it's going   to drop me in a brand new document,  so here I am in the Word interface. Here I could rename the document to  something else, so maybe I'll call this,   let's say Kevin YouTube star. That's right,  maybe not quite, so here I am in my document,   and I can type away. This is an example  you could you know apply different styles,   different headings, you have all the typical  functionality of Word, so I'm going to go back to  

office

.com now. What you'll see is I could also  click on this Word tile. So, if I click here,   this will drop me on the Word start page and you  know I have a whole bunch of templates I could   choose from. If I click on more templates,  I have a whole bunch that I could start from   and then here I have my list of recent documents  that I've been working on. I could also pin or see   shared with me. If I go back, I could also click  into

Microsoft

Excel, looks very similar to the   start experience for Word, and then here I could  also click into PowerPoint, and you get the idea. I get all the different apps.  Now one of the things that I love   about this is I also have this recent list down  here of all my documents I've been working on. So, what I could do is, you know, here I could  click on it and I could pin it, I could...
how to get microsoft office for free in 2020
remove   it from the list, I could open the file location,  so lots of things I could do with the file. What I   can also do is let's say that you have a document  you've been working on on your computer, and now   you want to work on that using this

office

.com  experience. What you could do is there's this   upload and open button here and if I click on  that what I could do is I could select a Word,   an Excel, or a PowerPoint file and then I could  upload that and continue working on it online. Now, let's say that I have a document and  I've been working on it on

office

.com and   I want to work on it just on my machine, or  maybe I want to send it to someone, so let   me go back to my Kevin YouTube star document  here, and what I could do is, so I clicked on,   clicked on the file menu, so I'm going to click  on the file menu, and within the file menu,   there's an option that says save as and if I  click on save as, what I could do is I could   download a copy so that'll just download  the document or the .docx to my machine. I could also get it as a PDF and so  there are other formats you can also get,   but so if you don't want to just leave it in  the cloud, you could also just get it off. Now a few of the things that you'll see is  all of this, the Word, Excel, PowerPoint. This is all available online, so you need an  Internet connection to be able to take advantage   of it, but as long as...
you have an Internet  connection, you have a browser, you can use   this entirely for

free

. If you want offline access  though, that's where

Microsoft

charges you then. So, if I see this, you see this install  button here in the top right-hand corner. So, if I click on that, I get this little upsell  message that says go premium with

Office

365. So, if I want the app on my  computer, I have to pay for it.   I also have the option here just to buy

Office

365  in the top right-hand corner, so I could do that. And so, I mentioned that I would show   you two different ways how you  could access the

Office

apps. The second way that you can get to all your 

Office

apps is with an app called

Office

and it   comes on your PC if you have a Windows 10. So,  what you do is you simply click on the search   area down here in Windows and then you type in 

Office

and it should pop up as the best match. I'm going to go ahead and click on the best  match

Office

and this will load the

Office

app. So here,   here I am in the app now and you'll see that it  looks very similar to the

office

.com experience. The one difference though is if you look  at the documents that are shown here versus   documents that are shown here, in the app I  see a lot more documents and the reason why   is a bunch of these documents are stored on  my computer and so the

Office

app not only   shows me all of my cloud documents, but it also  shows me documents that are just...
on my computer,   and so I, you know, when I look at these two  different experiences, I actually prefer using   the

Office

app because not only do I see cloud  documents, but I see local documents as well. So, I'm going to go back for a moment and  so that's how you get

Office

for

free

. I also want to show some cool  functionality that you get with

Office

. It's not necessarily related  to getting it for

free

,   but a few things that I wanted to show. So,  not only do you get Word, Excel, PowerPoint,   here if I click on all apps, you get a lot more  than just Word, Excel, PowerPoint, so you know   here I get a calendar, I get Flow where you  could set up these different routines or tasks. You get a, an app called Forms which  allows you to set up surveys and quizzes. You also get OneNote, which is an awesome  note taking program, which I use all the time. You also get things like Skype for calling.  You get tasks, you get Sway, which is,   you know, setting up these interactive views  or kind of interactive experiences on the web,   that you can then share with others.  So, you get all these really cool tools   with

office

.com. So it really goes  beyond just Word, Excel, PowerPoint,   and now one other thing that I want  to show before I wrap up this video. If I go back to, let me go back to

office

.com,   and I'm going to click on this document  called Sample co-auth document. So, we're going to open that document and...
what  I'm going to do now is I'm going to put it   side-by-side with a, let me open up another window  that I have, and I'm also in this document and so   this is the window on the right is logged in with  a different account than the window on the left,   and so what I could do now is, let's say  I type in here. What you'll see is the   text that I'm typing in the right window  automatically shows up on the left window. So, let's say that you're working  with five or maybe ten people. You can do real-time collaboration using  Word, using Excel using PowerPoint. What's also cool, so not only can  you all work at the same time,   but now what I'm going to do is I'm going to click  on review and so I'll leave a comment in here So, I could put in a comment,  and I'll say hey please   review this, and so I'm going to leave a comment. And so now what I can do is I'll jump  into my other window, and you could see. Let's see I'm going to show all comments  and here you can see the comments. So not only can you work with other  people on a document and see what   they're doing as you're working on it,  but now you could comment back and forth   as you're working on the document, so  you get Word, Excel, PowerPoint for

free

. You'll also get real-time collaboration. You also get commenting, you get a lot  of rich functionality in the web apps. One thing to call out, the...
web apps they're not  quite as feature rich yet as the apps you get   on your computer, which is why

Microsoft

still  charges for the apps that come on your computer. But the web apps are pretty good. They're constantly adding new functionality and  they're getting better and better and better. And one of the nice things is if there's  something that's not in the web app that you want,   there's this button in the bottom right-hand  corner that says give feedback to

Microsoft

,   so I can click on that, you could say whether  you like something you don't like something. So, if I say I like something  you can type in a comment,   but this is where you could  request functionality and just   from experience when you request something it  gets added pretty quickly, you know in Excel,   they recently added pivot tables and so a lot  more functionality is coming to the web apps. Anyway, that's, that's all I have for you today. I wanted to show you how you could get 

Microsoft

Office

entirely for

free

. It's completely legal because

office

.com, the 

Office

app, these are provided by

Microsoft

,   so you could use Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  You can create documents, spreadsheets,   presentations and it won't  cost you anything at all. I hope you found this video helpful,  if you did, please give it a thumbs   up. If you want to see more videos like  this, please hit that subscribe button,   and if you...
have any other questions or  comments, leave a comment down below   in the comments and I'll try my best to  respond. Anyway, I'll see you next time. Thanks for tuning in, bye.