Alternatives to Microsoft Office
Do you have trouble opening documents from your instructors? Do you need to save documents as Word (.doc) files, but you don’t have Microsoft Word? Try some of these recommended options.
NOTE: You can not substitute these programs if you are taking a class that requires Microsoft Office such as Word Processing, Computer Applications, or Personal Information Management.
Recommended Software Options
OpenOffice: It has a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software that are compatible with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Zoho: With a free online suite of productivity and collaboration applications including the Zoho Writer word processor. Documents can be exported as Word (.doc or .docx) and many other file formats.
Zamzar: A free online file conversion from
Microsoft Office 365 (Student version)