Microsoft Office Free Trial

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There's a Microsoft Office free trial that will let you download and use all of Microsoft Office for free for one month.

If you don't like the one-month free restriction, you may want to consider checking out a free Microsoft Office alternative that you can use for all your word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation needs.

What You Get with Your Microsoft Office Free Trial

A free trial of Microsoft Office gives you all the components of the Office suite – Access, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word.

You’re able to install the Office suite on up to 5 different computers at once, whether it be a PC or a Mac.

You also get access to apps that let you edit Microsoft Office files on mobile devices. Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Windows Phone devices are all supported.

Installing the Microsoft Office Free Trial

You must have a Microsoft Account to get the free trial of Microsoft Office. A new account can be created from the Accounts page.

Once you've made an account, open the My Account page. Below the Install Information section, choose Windows or Mac from the drop down area and then click the Install button to download the setup file.

Choose the recommended settings during setup for a simpler installation. This will install all the components of the suite at once. 

Note: The install may take some time to finish, but you can actually use Microsoft Office before the whole setup is completed.

You’ll be notified of this by the installer.

To install Microsoft Office on a mobile device, choose the appropriate device from the drop down area under the section called Mobile Devices on the My Account page.

Details on the Microsoft Office Free Trial

The Microsoft Office trial is absolutely free for a single month, with no strings attached.

You must pay for a recurring monthly subscription after the trial period has been exhausted, which costs $9.99 /month plus any applicable taxes.

You're required to provide payment details to get the trial version. A credit card or PayPal account can be linked to your Microsoft account for a payment method. Realize that although you must provide a payment method, you aren't actually charged for anything at all for an entire month.

Important: To turn off automatic payments, you must cancel your subscription before the month has passed. If you cancel your subscription the same day you create it, for example, you will not be charged anything at the end of the trial and you can still use it up until the last day.

Canceling Your Microsoft Office Free Trial

If you choose to cancel Microsoft Office after the free trial, you must cancel your subscription before your free trial is over. The date for the end of the trial is clearly shown on the My Account page. I recommend writing the date your free trial is up on the calendar so you'll be reminded to cancel.

To cancel your trial and avoid charges, find the section titled Payment and Billing and click the link called Cancel Subscription. Confirm the cancellation to completely remove yourself from the subscription service.