Can Microsoft Word be used online?


Quick Answer

Microsoft offers a complete Web-based version of Office, including Microsoft Word, for free called Office Online at Office.Live.com. Office Online includes Word Online, OneNote Online, PowerPoint Online, Excel Online and Outlook.

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Word Online is a full-featured version of Microsoft Word that runs in a Web browser instead of from the user's hard drive storage. Word Online does not require installation and cannot store files locally without a subscription plan.

Office Online is a free service with monthly subscription tiers available for additional features and storage. Subscription-only features include the ability to download installation files for Office applications, mobile versions of Office software, offline document storage, 60 minutes of Skype credit per month, and online storage exceeding one terabyte.

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