Microsoft has finally released Microsoft Office for Mac free. You don’t need an office 365 subscription to download the free public preview copy of the latest Office bundle as we will reveal the method to get a free copy of MS Office for Mac.
Along with other interesting features, this new pieces of software introduces Retina display and iCloud synchronization. With the introduction of these new features, MS Office for Mac has become a truly native app now.
How to get your FREE copy of Microsoft Office for Mac
The wait is over. Now you can get your free copy of MS Office.
Microsoft wants you to purchase the Microsoft Office for Mac suite. There is no doubt about that.
The good news is that you can still get MS Office for Mac free. There are two options.
- Get the one-month free trial version
- Get the student version
One-month free trial version
Good news: If you are looking only to try Office for Mac, you don’t have to pay for it.
You can use the Microsoft Office for Mac without having to pay for it. But that’s limited to one month only. Follow the instructions below to get this free trial.
- Go to this link.
- Click “Try One-month Free” and start your free trial.
Free student version
Finally, it’s time to reveal the final secret.
You can use the MS Office for Mac free if you are a student and you can provide details of your institution. To get this copy, follow the instructions below.
- Visit this page.
- Enter school email address on that page.
- Hit “Get Started” to start downloading your free student copy of MS Office for Mac.
Now that you have downloaded the software, it’s time to install MS Office for Mac. Learn it below.
Instructions to Install Microsoft Office for Mac Free
I’m sure you have already started downloading the free copy of MS office for Mac from the links above. The file is 2.6GB so it is going to take some time to download.
When you have downloaded the file, follow the tutorial below to install Microsoft Office for Mac free.
Step 1: Upgrade OS X
The first step is to upgrade the OS X. You need at least version 10.10 to install MS office on Mac.
Follow the instructions below to upgrade your OS X.
- Go to Apply App Store
- Search and download Yosemite.
- You will be asked to enter your Apple ID and password to complete the download and installation of Yosemite.
- Now wait for your Mac to restart. Once it restarts, you will be running the new version of OS X.
Step 2: Read the License agreement carefully and proceed
Once you have updated the OS X, it’s time to install MS Office that you downloaded earlier. But first, you need to read and agree to the terms to use MS Office free for Mac.
You can read the terms in English or change the language from the dropdown. Make sure you read it in full before ‘agree’ and proceed with the installation.
Step 3: Run the newly installed Microsoft Office for Mac
After you agree to Microsoft Office terms and conditions, the Office will install automatically. You can keep looking at your computer screen or take a break and grab a coffee. By the time you are back with the coffee mug, the installation would have finished.
Once the installation is complete, you will see a prompt on your screen.
You can now run the software and start using your favorite Office features.