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For the past four years I have relied on a free subscription to Microsoft Office through my alma mater, Hofstra University. Then I graduated. My subscription disappeared and I was left between a rock and a hard place as I looked to replace Microsoft Office
on my Macbook. To fully replace it I would have had to pay a whopping $140 for four programs (Excel, Powerpoint, Word and OneNote). And there was no way that was going to happen.
So, I started exploring other cheaper options (disclaimer: cheaper does not mean piracy). I tried out Google Docs, Textedit and a few other word processors. But, they all ended with the same result: utter disappointment. I entered Word withdrawal and finally I broke down and searched for a ‘free’ version of Microsoft Word. Lo and behold, the first result that popped up was titled Microsoft Office Online
; a free online interface, built by Microsoft themselves, that gives you access to Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and OneNote all for the price of a Microsoft account (which is also free). Listed below are some of our favorite features from the free Microsoft Office Online.