How Do I Add Word to My Computer?

by Elizabeth Chaplin

Microsoft Word is a word-processing program that offers many features, such as graph creation, inserting images and format templates. Word is part of the larger Microsoft Office suite, which includes Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Office comes in a few different versions, including Professional, Small Business and Standard. However, Microsoft also offers you the option of purchasing only the most recent version of Word instead of the entire Office suite.

Go to Microsoft Office Online (see Resources). Under "Office Products" on the homepage, select the "Word" link.

Click the "Buy Word" link to purchase Word separately from Microsoft Office.

Press the "Buy and Download" button underneath the newest version of Microsoft Word. The shopping cart will appear. Hit "Continue" to continue checking out.

Enter your Windows Live ID email address and password, then click "Sign In." If you do not have a Windows Live ID account, hit "Create Account" and enter your personal information and payment type in the designated boxes. Click "Continue."

Confirm the purchase on the Confirmation page and continue to view your purchase order. Microsoft Word will download to your computer. Follow the installation wizard instructions to install the program.

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