How to Download Office for Free

You need to draw up a document for study or work matters, a friend advised you to deal with this by using the famous Office but you have no intention of spending money to buy the famous office suite from Microsoft? Well, I understand that. However you have no reason to worry since scaricare Office for free it's possible and I can tell you how.

Before falling into easy enthusiasm, however, I would like to remind you of one thing. Office is a commercial program and as such can be downloaded at no cost only and exclusively for demonstration purposes, to test its functions within a limited period. After that, you have to buy it. If you do not like it or if, in any case, after having downloaded Office for free and having used the trial period, you need to take advantage of some tool similar to the Microsoft productivity suite, you can turn to the use of some alternatives completely free - which fortunately never fails - which will not make you regret the proposal of the Redmond giant.

Having made this necessary premise, if you are therefore really willing to find out how to proceed in order to download Office for free or if you are interested in knowing what the aforementioned free alternatives are, I suggest you get comfortable, take some free time to concentrate on reading this tutorial and putting into practice the directions I will give you. I am more than convinced that in the end you will be able to tell yourself satisfied and that if necessary you will also be ready and willing to explain to your acquaintances in need of receiving a similar tip on what to do. Ready? Yup? Very well, then let's ban the chatter and immediately start getting busy.

How to Download Office for Free on PC

Office is compatible with either Windows (Windows 7 and up) than with MacOS. As things stand, the trial version of Office is distributed via Microsoft 365, a subscription service costing 7,00 euros or 10,00 euros per month (depending on the plan subscribed) which includes all the applications of the suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access, which the latter two only on Windows) plus 1TB of space on OneDrive and 60 minutes of monthly Skype conversations. At the end of the free trial period, you can decide whether to keep the subscription active or not.

However, in case you want to save money, you can purchase a license for Office from Mr Key Shop: a site managed by a company with offices in Italy and England that sells 100% original licenses for Microsoft Office and Windows at very affordable prices. This is possible thanks to the fact that the site purchases and resells unused licenses from companies and companies that have switched to the cloud or subscription services (perfectly legal practice throughout Europe, as established by various judgments).

Shipping takes place via email after a few seconds from the purchase and contains both the original license and the instructions for activating the product (which is also very positive in terms of environmental impact, as physical shipments are avoided). In addition, it should be noted that for any doubt or need, Mr Key Shop offers free Italian specialized assistance (rare commodity for platforms of this type, considering that most of them are foreign).

To purchase a license for Office on Mr Key Shop, all you have to do is connect to this page of the site, select the product of your interest, add it to cart and choose to go to cash, where you can complete the transaction through one of the many secure payment methods supported (eg PayPal, Amazon Pay or card). Products all enjoy garanzia soddisfatti or rimborsati.

To download Office for free by activating a service plan Microsoft 365, connected immediately to the appropriate section of the Microsoft website and click on the button Try free for 1 month. Now type the e-mail address of your Microsoft account and the associated password in the appropriate fields that are shown on the screen and then click on the button Log in. If you don't have a Microsoft account, you can create one right away by consulting my guide on the subject.

Ad accessso effettuato, click on your button forward in order to confirm your intention to activate the 30-day free trial Microsoft 365 Home (which then costs 10 euros / month) and choose a valid payment method between credit or debit card, direct debit or PayPal, and then enter the related data. However, rest assured, no money will be stolen from you until the free trial month expires.

Now, click on the item Add profile address and fill out the form that is proposed to you with your address. Then go forward, awarded his Save and check that all the data entered are correct: if yes, press the button Subscribe to confirm your subscription and click on the button to download Office to your PC.

Once the download is complete, you can install Office by starting the fillet .exe downloaded and, at the end of the download and automatic installation of all the applications included in the suite, taking care to enter, at the first start, the data of your Microsoft account to activate the trial period of 30 days.

Afterwards, remember to disable the automatic renewal of the subscription from this web page, otherwise at the end of the trial you will be charged 10,00 euros for the subscription of the service.

How to Download Office for Free on Mac

You wish to know how to download office free on mac? In reality, all you have to do is follow the same steps that I provided you in the previous chapter, since the procedure to download the trial version of Office for Mac is the same as you need to do on Windows.

The only difference is that after downloading the package pkg from the Microsoft site, you will have to open it and follow the wizard to complete the installation of Office: just press the buttons Continue (for two consecutive times) e Accept, select the disco target suite, click the buttons Continue e Install and write, in the appropriate text field, the password of the Mac administration.

Su PoppyAlso, be aware that you can download Office through the Mac App Store. To download the entire suite, go to this page of the Mac App Store, otherwise download the individual applications available: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and OneDrive.

To download from the Mac App Store, after clicking on one of the links in the previous paragraph, click on the button View in the Mac App Store you see on the screen, wait for the Mac App Store to open and start downloading applications by clicking on the blue button Get and then typing the password of your Apple ID or using the touch ID (if your Mac has one).

Download Office for Free on Smartphones and Tablets

If you are wondering if it is possible to download Office for free even on smartphones and tablets, know that the answer is "yes"! If you use a smartphone or tablet based on Android or iOS / iPadOS, you can in fact download Office and use the Microsoft productivity suite directly on the move without spending a penny and without time limits, as long as you have a device with dimensions not higher than 10.1 "? (otherwise, you need to subscribe to Microsoft 365 to be able to use it). To download the Office apps, you can refer to the instructions below.


If you want to download Office on Android, start the Play Store (by pressing the icon of colored triangle on the Home screen), tap the search bar at the top and write the name of the app you want to install (eg "word").

Alternatively, if you are reading this guide directly from the device on which you want to download Office, go to the sections of the Play Store dedicated to Word, ExcelPower point, Outlook, OneNote e OneDrive. To proceed with their download, then, all you have to do is press the button Install and wait for the operation to complete.

In addition to individual Office applications, I would like to point out the availability of Microsoft Office: an all-in-one application that allows you to view and create Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, annotations and scans. It also allows you to create PDFs from images or documents, sign PDFs and scan QR codes. All always free.

Please note: on some Android devices Office applications are already there preinstalled. In this case, there is no need to follow the above steps to use them.

iOS / IPadOS

On iOS and iPadOS, however, start theApp Store (pressing the icon with the white letter “A” on a light blue background), presses the button Search located at the bottom right and write in the appropriate search bar placed at the top the name of the application you are interested in (eg "excel").

Alternatively, if you are consulting this tutorial directly from the device on which you intend to install Office, go to the sections of the App Store dedicated to Word, ExcelPower point, Outlook, OneNoteOneDrive or to the all-in-one application Microsoft Office, which allows you to view and create Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents. To start downloading one of the apps that are part of the Office suite, then, tap the button Get and authorize its installation using Face ID, touch ID o password dell'ID Apple.

Alternative to an Office for Free

As for the no-cost alternatives to downloading Office for free, the best is without a doubt LibreOffice. If you have never heard of it, know that it is an open source productivity suite that includes software for creating documents, spreadsheets, presentations, databases and printable content. LibreOffice is compatible with all Microsoft Office file formats and is available for all major operating systems: Windows, macOS and Linux.

LibreOffice is completely in Italian (including the orotographic corrector), it is very simple to use and also allows you to edit PDF files. To learn more, I suggest you take a look at my tutorials on how to create editable PDFs and how to write on PDFs.

To download LibreOffice on your computer click here to connect to the official website of the suite and then click on the button Download now and then Download version xx. Then open the installation package named LibreOffice_xx_Win_x86.msi and click first forward twice in a row and then on Install, its Yes and end to complete the setup. For more details, see my guide on how to download LibreOffice.

Another totally free alternative to Office is OpenOffice. It is an office suite very similar to LibreOffice (in fact LibreOffice is derived from its source code) and includes software for word processing, for processing spreadsheets, for creating presentations, for creating databases and for creating printable documents. OpenOffice is available for all major operating systems: Windows, macOS and Linux.

To download OpenOffice on your computer click here to connect to the suite's official Internt site and then click on the item download for free present on the green button in the center of the screen. Then press the button Download full version (recommended) and wait for the program download to start.

Once the download is complete, if you have a Windows computer, open the file Apache_OpenOffice_x.x_Win_x86_install_it.exe and, in the window that opens, click first on Yes and then forward e Install. Therefore, wait for all the files necessary for the installation of Open Office to be extracted on the Windows desktop and complete the program installation process by first clicking on forward three times in a row and then on Install and end.

At this point there is nothing left to do but start OpenOffice through its icon on the desktop, skip the welcome screen by clicking on forward and fill in the form with your personal data (optional, only if you want your name to be included in the metadata of the documents you will create).

If you have a Mac, open the package in dmg format you just downloaded, drag the Open Office icon into the folder Applications macOS and start the suite by right clicking on its icon and selecting the item apri from the menu that appears (this operation is only necessary when running the software for the first time). For more details, read my guide on how to download OpenOffice.

If you are looking for an alternative to Office for your smartphone or tablet, you can download WPS Office which is a really reliable and well done free suite.

To download WPS Office for Android smartphones and tablets, click here; while if you want to download the application for iPhone or iPad, click here.

Article created in collaboration with Mr Key Shop.