Microsoft does not provide a free download of its Word program but offers a free trial for both home and business use. Users can get the Word 2016 software as part of an Office 365 subscription.
The Word program is part of the Office 365 free trial, which comes with other programs such as PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel. Users can install it on up to five PCs or Macs. Each user has 1 TB of OneDive cloud storage. Microsoft requires credit card information and a Microsoft account when downloading the free trial. As of 2015, the charge for Office 365 Home is $9.99 per month after the free trial.