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Create, edit, collaborate, and share documents using Word for Mac. Now it’s easier than ever to write, design, and work seamlessly across your devices & with others. Share your files and collaborate in real time within a document or edit Office docs attached to emails. Get smart assistance features as soon as they are released in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint so you’re always working with the latest. Whether you’re a blogger, writer, journalist, columnist, student, or a project manager working on documentation, Word is your go-to app for working with documents.
Kickstart your creativity
• Achieve more and enhance your documents with access to a growing catalog of premium templates for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Rich formatting and layout options produce beautifully pristine documents on any device including laptops, iPads, and iPhones.
Create with confidence
• Receive spelling, grammar, and stylistic feedback on clarity, conciseness, formality, vocabulary, and more with Microsoft Editor.
• Auto Save documents right to Microsoft OneDrive or another cloud provider to access them on any device and at any time you have internet access.
Accomplish more together
• Whether it’s a school project, sales pitch, or newsletter, seamlessly work with others with real-time co-authoring to bring your ideas and plans together faster.
• Safely share your documents with the click of a button to invite others to edit in real time. Easily manage permissions and see who’s currently working in a document.
• Add comments or assign tasks to people in your group for clean editing and organization.
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Ratings and Reviews
Word for Mac doesn't support Family Sharing
I personally had a lot of trouble understanding how to download the software for Word for Mac on my wife's MacBook Pro which has a different Apple ID than the iMac which I used to buy the Family version of this app. It was only after I signed out of the Apple Id of my wife's computer and signed into my own purchase Apple ID and downloaded the app that I suddenly understood that anybody with any Apple Id can download the software for Word for Mac by clicking the GET button. You will notice that right below In-Aoo Purchase, it says Supports Family Sharing. Now that was my next dilemma. It seems to me like the statement reads that the Family Version supports family Sharing because it says so. But after buying the app, and setting up family sharing, no subscription for Word for Mac was there under supported apps and services under Family Sharing in System Preferences. No, the statement which starts out says "Supports Family Sharing? goes on to say that some third party softare (including this one) don't suport Family Sharing! How confusing. Well, once I downloaded the Word for Mac on my wife'MacBook Pro, I signed into a Microsoft account within Word for Mac and that is where the license to run the app on my wife's MacBook Pro was granted. Because of this confulsion I almost fell back on Pages. The Apple Advisors were in the dark as much as me. What a day!
I use it but not love it. Still missing THE best.
I've been using MS Word almost exclusively as a word processor for 20 years. It is good, but Word does what Word wants to do and hopefully that matches closely with what you want the program to do. If not, too bad. I never feel in full control of the document. I always feel that I'm at the mercy of what Word decides to do for and to me.
Most of you do not know, but before MS Word became the dominant word processor, there was another big competitor, Word Perfect, now own by Corel. Word Perfect made me feel in total control of the document. It had a Reveal Codes feature that allowed me to see exactly what was happening in every part of the document.
MS Word decided not to copy that feature (they've copied everything else except that one) and left all of us at the mercy of the whims of the software.
MS Word, popular: Yes, inexpensivea: Yes, market dominant: Yes, the best: NO.
Everything and the Sink But ...
I've been using Word now as a professional writer since spring 1988 when I bought my first Mac. There's no doubt that Word is the most powerful document creating application out there. However, I am seriously weirded out by it these days. As a writer, I tend to work on anywhere from a dozen to two or three dozen stories, essays, and articles every week. It used to be that I could just quit the app with whatever open and when I logged back on everything would boot up automatically. For the past good while (can't remember how long) that option seems gone. Yes, there is the "Recently Open" command, but I don't have time nor do I want to waste my limited intelligence trying to remember what was open and why. You'd think at least that there would be a startup page option letting you choose to re-open what was open. Not happening. I've written to Microsoft on this problem several times. No response back that I know of. That is a problem with being too big to care. I've got my methods for getting around this issue, of course, but still, they require thinking about something trivial that I really don't want to waste my brain on. Thanks for reading!
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- 1.1 GB
- Requires macOS 10.14 or later.
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- Microsoft 365 Personal $69.99
- Microsoft 365 Family $99.99
- Microsoft 365 Personal $119.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.