Answered By: Elsa Winch
Last Updated: May 01, 2017     Views: 67

Two websites offer access to free software compatible to MS Office: Google Drive (https://drive.google.com), and Open Office (http://www.openoffice.org/).


Google Drive offers a suite of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software that is compatible with MS Office. You access these programs off the Google Drive website: Google Drive requires you to create an account. Once you create an account, you can access your Google Drive documents from any computer off the web ("The Cloud").


Apache Open Office is an open-source suite of programs that you can download to your computer  (word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software).

For Mac users, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are free on an iCloud account. You may download these programs at the app store. (free on new macs).

NOTE:
BEFORE DOWNLOADING ANY SOFTWARE OFF THE WEB BE SURE TO RESEARCH THE RELIABILITY OF THE SOFTWARE AND SOFTWARE SOURCE:Check with the LHU IT Department (570.484.2286) And Wikipedia is a good place to begin this research (Wikipedia is an exceptional source for technical/computer questions).

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