How to Download Office 365 for Free

You have to draw up a document for study or work reasons and you have been advised to use Office 365, the most updated version of the famous Microsoft home office suite that is paid for in the form of a monthly subscription. You would like to use it too, but at the moment you don't have the slightest desire to put your hand to your wallet, do you? Well, I don't see the problem… download everything for free! If you're interested, I can explain how to do it.

In the following lines, in fact, you will find indicated how to download office 365 for free by taking advantage of the trial version of the program, available for 30 days with no limitations on the available features or restrictions related to the subscription renewal At the end of the trial, you can in fact decide whether to actually proceed with the purchase of the suite or to give up without paying a single euro.

Then? May I know what are you still standing there? Position yourself comfortably, take a few minutes just for yourself and concentrate on reading what is written below. I sincerely hope that, in the end, you can feel very happy and satisfied with what you have learned, as well as, of course, that you have obtained Office at no cost.

Preliminary Information

Before moving on to the actual action, going to find out how to download office 365 for free, it seems only right to make some clarifications regarding the suite in question.

First, keep in mind that the whole package is available for both Windows that for MacOS. Furthermore, depending on the plan chosen (there are two of them), the characteristics and costs of the service differ. Find out everything below.

  • 365 Office Staff - costs 7 euros / month or 69 euros / year and includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access (the latter two only on Windows), 1 TB of space on OneDrive, 60 minutes of Skype calls per month and access to all functions of the Office apps for smartphones and tablets. By activating this plan, Office can only be installed on 1 computer and Office apps can only be used on a mobile device.
  • Office 365 Home - costs 10 euros / month or 99 euros / year and includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access (the latter two only on Windows), 1 TB of space on OneDrive, 60 minutes of Skype calls for a number per month and access to all functions of the Office apps for smartphones and tablets. The plan allows you to use the functions just mentioned, install Office on up to 6 computers and use the Office apps on up to 6 mobile devices.

At the time of writing this guide, the only one of the two plans that can be tried for free is Office 365 Home. The duration of the test is equal to 30 days, after which, to continue using the service, you must pay the amount required. Alternatively, as I told you, it is possible deactivate the subscription, thus avoiding unwanted expenses.

Office 365 can also be downloaded "split", on Windows 10 and MacOS, through the official stores of both operating systems, where the individual applications part of the Office package: Word, Excel, Power point etc. ..

Furthermore, as you may have noticed yourself reading a few lines above, Office is also available for mobile devices Android e iOS. In this case, however, the suite is free, as long as you use devices with a size equal to or less than 10.1 ″, and the various applications that compose it must be downloaded individually. However, those who have activated an Office 365 subscription can have access to some advanced functions and can use the various apps even on devices larger than 10.1 ″.

Another thing you have to take into account is the fact that the Office 365 license, both in the case of a purchased product and activation of the trial, is linked to theMicrosoft account used to proceed with activation. Based on this, therefore, you must first have a Microsoft account in order to use the suite. Finally, know that the trial can only be activated once.

How to Download Office 365 for Free on Computer

Having made the necessary clarifications above, let's find out, concretely, how to download Office 365 for free: the first step you must take to do so is to open the browser you usually use on your computer (eg. Chrome), go to the page dedicated to Office 365 and select the link Try free for 1 month, placed in correspondence of the column Office 365 Home.

In the new page that is shown to you at this point, click on the button Try free for 1 month and log in to yours Microsoft account. If you don't have an account yet, you can create it right now by clicking on the link Click here to create one and filling out the form that is proposed to you.

Once logged in, if you have not yet provided Microsoft with a payment method, click on the button It starts now! Add a payment method located below and provide a valid payment method, choosing between your card credit / prepaid or PayPal. Later, if you haven't given Microsoft your address yet, select the link Add profile address and fill in the fields that are shown on the screen; then click on the button Save.

At this point, click on the button Subscribe and click on the link Install Office located in the box Install on the left, in the new page displayed. Finally, start the Office 365 download by clicking on the button Install that you find on the page that appears on the screen.

Install Office 365 on Windows

Stai using Windows, after completing the download of Office 365, start, by double clicking on it, the file .exe obtained, and, in the window you see appear on the desktop, click on the button Yes. Then wait for all the components necessary to install the programs part of the suite to be downloaded from the Internet, then click on the button Close.

Once the installation is complete, click on Start button (I cheer with the windows flag) located at the bottom left of the taskbar and look for the link Office or i names of individual programs that make up the suite (eg. Word, Power point etc.). Then click on collegamento of the software you are interested in, to start using Office.

Stai using Windows 10, you can also download the individual applications that make up the Office package from Microsoft Store: to do this, open the Microsoft Store, selecting the relevant one icon (Quella with the shopping bag and the Microsoft logo) that you find on taskbar and access the sections of the same dedicated to Word, Excel, Power pointPublisherAccess, Outlook, OneNote e OneDrive.

At this point, click on your button Buy Office 365, wait for the browser to open and put into practice the procedure to install Office 365 for free that I described in the previous chapter. In the case of OneNote and OneDrive only, however, press the buttons Ottieni / Installa e starts.

Keep in mind that once the installation is complete, you will also have to worry about activate Office by logging in with your Microsoft account (the same one you used to download the trial version), as I explained to you in detail in my article on how to activate Office 365.

And if you want to avoid having to pay for Office 365 once the trial period is over, cancel your subscription preventively: to do this, go to this page of the Microsoft website, log in to your account (if necessary) and click on the link Manage placed under the heading Office 365 Home. Then click on the menu Modification located next to the item Recurring billing e scegli l'opzione Turn off recurring billing. Finally, click on the button Confirm cancellation.

Install Office 365 on MacOS

Stai using MacOS, to proceed with the installation of Office 365, open, by double clicking on it, the package .pkg obtained and, in the window that appears on the desktop, press the button Continue for two consecutive times, then on those Accept e Install. Then type the password of your user account on the Mac and press the button Install software. When installation is complete, click on the button OK.

If you don't feel like downloading the entire Office package, but prefer to install the applications you really need individually, you can contact the Mac App Store. In this case, therefore, what you need to do is start the Mac App Store by clicking on the relative icon (Quella with the light blue background and the letter "A") and access the sections of the same dedicated to Word, ExcelPower point, Outlook, OneNote e OneDrive. Then click on the button Ottieni / Installa and authorizes (if necessary) the download via password Apple ID or using touch ID (if your Mac supports the above technology).

Subsequently, regardless of the method chosen for installation, start the applications part of the newly installed Office package by selecting the icon Word, PowerPoint etc. that you find by accessing the Launchpad or to the folder Applications. Alternatively, you can search for them using Spotlight.

Regarding the steps to be taken for theactivation of the suite and for the eventual cancellation of the subscription, I refer you to reading the step dedicated to how to install Office 365 on Windows, the operations to be performed, in this case, are the same.

How to Download Office 365 for Free on Android

You can also download Office 365 for free on smartphones and tablets Android. In this case, however, the download of the applications that make up the famous office suite can only be done individually. I'll explain immediately how to do it, it's child's play.

First, grab your device, unlock it, go to the home screen and select theicona from Play Store (Quella with the multicolored triangle). Visit, then, the sections of the app store dedicated to Word, ExcelPower point, Outlook, OneNote e OneDrive and proceed with downloading the apps by tapping the button from time to time Install.

If you don't have a lot of space available on your device, you can also download Microsoft Office, an all-in-one application for viewing and creating Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. It also allows you to create annotations, scan documents, scan QR codes, create PDFs from images or documents, sign PDFs and more.

Once the installation procedure is complete, start the Office app you want to use by selecting the relevant one icon that you now see on your device's home screen. Once the Office app home screen appears on your device display, wait for it to complete initial configuration procedure and start using it, after connecting to yours Microsoft account. Once logged in, if you have activated the Office 365 trial, you will be able to take advantage of all the benefits deriving from the subscription.

Note that on some Android-based smartphones and tablets, Office applications turn out preinstalled. In this case, of course, you don't have to download it from the Play Store, but you have to start the app directly.

How to Download Office 365 for Free on IOS

You can download Office 365 for free even if you have a device iOS, iPhone or iPad that is. Similarly to what we saw in the previous chapter for Android, even in this case, the applications that make up the Office package must be downloaded individually.

To perform the operation in question, take your device, unlock it, access the home screen and select theApp Store icon (Quella with the light blue background and the letter "A"). Then visit the sections dedicated to Word, ExcelPower point, Outlook, OneNoteOneDrive or atMicrosoft Office all-in-one application, then download and install the apps by tapping the button from time to time Get, quindi quello Install and authorizing the download via Face ID, touch ID o password dell'ID Apple.

Once the installation procedure is complete, start the app part of the Office package you want to use, selecting the relevant one icon that you see on the home screen of your device.

After displaying the main screen of the application you have decided to launch, wait a few moments for the application to take place initial configuration procedure and connect to yours Microsoft account. After doing this, if you had activated the Office 365 trial, you will be able to enjoy all its benefits.