Microsoft Office: Should you purchase, subscribe or turn to a free alternative?

Let's answer common questions about today's Microsoft Office.

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    Microsoft puts its subsription offering front and center on the Office product page, but options for the one-time-purchase package can be found below.

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    A free version, known as Office Online, offers the basics, and differs greatly from the paid-subscription experience.

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    Microsoft 365 offers the full complement of Office products, in their most up-to-date form.

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