There’s no doubt about it. Microsoft Word is the leading word processor worldwide. Today’s Microsoft Word has more features and functionality than ever before. In fact, Word is powerful enough to be a desktop publishing program. You can now do things with Microsoft Word you couldn’t do even five years ago. For this reason, Word is not only the leading choice for PC users, a good portion of the Apple community have turned to Word, including many MacBook users. If you’re wondering how to get Word on MacBook, look no further than right here. We’ll tell you how to get Microsoft Word on your Mac.

Is Word for Mac Free?

No, under most circumstances, you can’t get Word for Mac free. If you are a student, you may have a student subscription to Office 365, which will then allow you to use Word for Mac or Word for PC, depending on your needs. You can even use both versions.  If you want a free version of Word, you’ll need to buy it. Once you’ve purchased Word for Mac, you’ll need a Microsoft account, which you can set up easily. When you have an account, you’re ready to install (assuming you have purchased Word as a standalone or the Microsoft Office suite).

Installing Word for Mac


First you need to purchase and download the software. You can purchase Word for Mac from your favorite software reseller, such as SaveOnIt. Once you have downloaded the software, locate the setup file in your Downloads folder and click the setup file to begin the installation. Maybe you save your files elsewhere. If you do, that is where you will find your Word setup file.


You will be prompted to view and accept the License Agreement. Once you read the agreement, you will have scrolled to the bottom. Click continue to agree. Once you read the agreement, you will have scrolled to the bottom. Click continue to agree. After this, select the users on your computer who can use the software. From there, you will be able to click to continue the installation.


If you have trouble downloading the file, you may not have downloaded the entire installation file. This happens sometimes if there is a disruption in your Internet service. If it does, simply download the file again.