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Windows Price: You will need the Office Compatibility Pack with it. It can't be viewed in older Word versions, so how can you open a. Read More Warning: Microsoft will prompt you to download and install other files along with this; make sure you deselect everything except Word Viewer and the Office Compatibility Pack. Windows, Mac, Linux Price: If you have an active Internet connection, you can use the free Office Online instead. We show you free alternatives, including free trials and light or mobile versions of the Microsoft Office suite.
For starters, you can access documents through a web browser on any computer. It also accurately retains Microsoft Word formatting unlike other apps. When you need an offline office suite, fully installed on your own PC, then good old Office is still your best bet. Windows, Mac Price: The Office Preview can be downloaded and installed to your Windows or Mac computer, without paying anything or even having to save your credit card information somewhere for a future payment.
However, the Office Preview is only available on a trial basis for a limited amount of time— days from when you install it.
That said, Office has smart and subtle changes that make it a more powerful application than ever before. And in Word, you will also get real-time co-authoring, for actual collaborative work. A Microsoft Office Preview: We show you the new look and features of the world's most popular productivity suite.
Will you upgrade? More on that at the end of this article.