One thing you may be wondering: “Office costs over $200 dollars and so does Windows…I don’t have that kind of money…what now?”

GOOD QUESTION! Microsoft Office is very expensive if you don’t already have a way of putting it onto computers. I use a volume license that was given to me by our school’s IT technician, that is for an older version of office the school doesn’t use anymore. If you can get your hands on one of these they are quite handy as they NEVER expire. But, if you don’t have access to these, there are a few free alternatives to Office that you can use depending on what Operating system you work with.

Open Office: Probably one of the most well known free alternatives…works on all operating systems and is very similar in layout to Office 2003

Libre Office: Comes standard with Linux operating systems, and also has the same layout as office 2003..has some compatibility issues with newer versions of office

Here are a few links to some free office versions: