If you are used to Microsoft office which is not available to install on Linux, then we can use its Lite version that is web-based with the help of a browser.
Therefore, no need to install anything just we need is the local browser and internet connection to open the doc, excel, and presentation files on the Microsoft office web version.
Although most of you would already know about it, however, those who don’t can follow this tutorial. One thing which one should know, the web version of MS Office doesn’t have all the features that we get in the offline version. Instead, it is a stripped-down office tool and can be considered a very good alternative to Google Docs.
Is there a free version of Word?
Yes, the MS office online version is free Word, however, if you want offline versions at free of cost for Linux, Windows and macOS then can consider LibreOffice, WPS office, FreeOffice… See- 5 best free Microsoft Office alternatives.
Let’s the how-to access the online MS-Office web version free of cost on Linux…
- Open Web Browser on your Linux OS such as Ubuntu, CentOS, RedHat, Linux Mint, Debian etc.
- Visit Microsoft’s website Office.com
- Click on the Sign Up for the free version of Office by Microsoft. If you already have an account with Microsoft then simply click on the Sign-in buttion.
- Once you Signup successfully, you will see all the Key Microsoft Office apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote on the left side panel.
- Click on the one which you want to use such as PowerPoint.
- Now, create a new document or upload your existing one to use with the free Online office.
- Remeber, you will not have all the option of office that are available in the offline version. However, at free of cost it is really enough to perform day to day document, SpreadSheet and Presentation tasks.
- The interface will be very familiar and even later if you want then it is possible to open the document created online directly on the locally installed Office with just one click.
- The space to store documents online will be consumed from OneDrive which is 5Gb.
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