Office 365 vs Microsoft Word Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Shihab Hafiz

Office 365- Best companion of everyday tech life

2019-03-18

This is the best software i use everyday

Pros

User friendliness,easy set up,thousands of tools

Cons

Formatting Microsoft word,price is a bit high

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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james hether

Office 385

2018-08-28

Pros

I love this produce and use it daily. I have never had any problems with any microsoft products.

Cons

I have difficuly merging excell spread sheets into microsoft word.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
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easy to use and can be used across many platforms

2018-03-12

All my daily needs are taken care of via outlook, microsoft word and excel.

Pros

I love that with Office 365, you always have the latest up to date microsoft applications. They also sync with all my devices - macbook, iphone and pc

Cons

The thing I like least about this software is that everything is on the cloud now. This concerns me since a layer of privacy and security is no longer there. I understand however that using the cloud is now the direction most things are moving in.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ruth mcanally

Microsoft Office something for everyone

2018-08-23

I love microsoft office products such as microsoft word and powerpoint they are pretty easy self explantory programs that are easy to use.

Pros

There is also a program under this program to help you with whatever project that you are working on it is a very easy program to use.

Cons

It is sometimes hard to use, but once you get used to it, it becomes easier to navigate and know what program that you need to get on.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Safa Siddiqui

More convenient than before

2018-09-18

Office 365 has been very user friendly and now my presentations look better and get ready in very less time. This has improved my outcome at work and helped in maintaining my creative image. On the other hand, the quick keys in word had helped a lot with my son's school projects. All in all I'll rate it 8 on 10

Pros

Office 365 has been very convenient for my work projects and a handy help for my son's school projects too. The best part is its access through android. Now I can edit my presentations and word documents on the go!

Cons

The Microsoft word app crashes quite often and takes too long to open saved files

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Andrea Judkins

I'm a big fan of Microsoft

2019-01-25

I use Microsoft word and outlook daily as well as Skype for business.

Pros

I love Word, Excel, power point and outlook. This 365 combo is truly a money saving miracle.

Cons

Nothing. I really do love Microsoft products

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Insurance company, 501-1000 employees)

Microfost Office 365

2018-08-14

We use the Office 365 suite for basics; documents in Microsoft Word, Logging and Spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel, and LOTS of emails in Microsoft Outlook

Pros

I love ALL of the amazing things you can do with this software.

Cons

It can be cumbersome to figure out HOW to do your specific request.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 11-50 employees)

Amazing office software but in a subscription service

2018-09-10

We tend to use Microsoft Word and Excel in our office.

Pros

Fantastic that it's now a subscription service and can be downloaded on multiple devices, instead of purchase one copy for each computer system. All Office programs are intuitive, easy to use, and compatible with all of the computer systems at work.

Cons

Logging in several times to verify identity can be time consuming.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Music company, myself only employees)

Must Have Tool!

2019-02-01

Microsoft Word is necessary for my business.

Pros

I'm not even sure how you can function in business online without Office 365. It has everything you need to run a business and create word documents that easy for anyone to open. I use this software mainly for creating word documents, so I know I am not even scratching the surface of what this software offers. It's just that that is all I need for my business.

Cons

It's an industry must have software. Microsoft owns the industry, so it is what it is.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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BriAnne Moline

Microsoft Office 365

2018-12-10

Great so far for my business and college purposes. Thankfully there are tutorials online because I transitioned from Microsoft 2012 to 365, big differences and was a bit of a learning curve. I don’t currently pay for my subscription because I get it as part of my college tuition.

Pros

Good ok Microsoft word processor.

Cons

The monthly subscription is annoying but doesn’t currently effect me.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Mohammad Mahdi Honari

Best writing tool ever

2018-10-24

Pros

It makes your file safe and you can change and modify them everywhere. Its accessibility is great feature of this software.

Cons

I liked the arrangement of the Microsoft word more.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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William J. Brown

Incredible value for the price

2019-03-29

However, we are more than willing to pay for Microsoft word because of its ease of use and overall value.

Pros

What do I like most about this product? It's definitely the price to quality ratio. Not only do you get Microsoft's most popular programs (including Word, Excel and often allusive Publisher), but you also receive one gigabite of storage from their OneDrive brand. The programs are easy to use, and anyone can easily find training videos on the internet for just about every feature for every program. Hands down, this is a great deal if you're willing to pay for it.

Cons

The fact is, there are cheaper options out there. Word processing programs with many of the same features are readily available, making for cheaper options. These programs, however, can't match the quality of their Microsoft equivalents.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Lesley Harris

Why not use google docs?

2018-11-25

Pros

I like that it's compatible with microsoft word.... which is what everyone is familiar with.

Cons

Why not just use google doc? Much easier to use and share documents.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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David Barker

A Full Suite of Microsoft Office Programs

2019-02-26

Like most companies, we require access to the Microsoft Office family of programs, including Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

Pros

I most like that Office 365 gives us the full, latest versions of all the Microsoft Office software that we need to conduct business.

Cons

I don't dislike anything about Office 365.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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jayathi ruwandi

Easily connect with your workplace by using powerful mobile computing features.

2018-08-21

There fore i'm using Microsoft word, Microsoft excel, Microsoft power-point to fulfill my daily tasks.

Pros

Main thing is i can create or edit work-sheets over mobile devices from anywhere at any time. Also i have subscribed "Office 365 Enterprise E3" package in my workplace. And i can access all the required features, such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Power-Point, Access,One-Note

Cons

When internet connections is not steady, application will show "laggier responses" to our commands. It's better if you have a good network connection if you're using this application. Other than that there are no any cons to say.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Fernando Ponciano

Microsoft office for business and the cloud world, welcome to the future

2018-01-26

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) online everywhere in every platform.

Pros

Much better set of tools and experience compared to Google Drive. It is almost all the same you are used to deal with during your entire life with Microsoft Office but It is completely online, you get OneDrive cloud storage, exchange server for your mails, minutes of Skype call and etc.

Cons

It is expenseive, even more if you compare to Google Suite, for smaller companies It is not worth it, you can do almost everything but with not so good experience with Google Suite. For mail Google is also much better and have the advantage of having google login everywhere.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Jessica Ellis

We Love Office 365

2019-02-06

Our team is able to access email from home and all programs such as Word and Excel are in one place and easy to navigate.

Pros

The accessibility of Office 365 is what I like the most. I can be in any office any where and access all Office products. Our company was using Outlook and decided to switch to 365 so that we may access from home as well.

Cons

The only thing I would note is that Microsoft word when accessed through 365 does not automatically update the current date.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 11-50 employees)

Very usefull!

2018-11-02

Pros

Microsoft is great because these all of the programs are really helpful! any design or any work is very easy to use!Thats help me a lot!

Cons

in Microsoft word great helpful!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 1001-5000 employees)

The Whole Package - Classic

2018-12-10

Pros

I use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel on a daily basis.

Cons

The thing I like least about Microsoft Office 365 is just change...learning where things are in the new software, and having to update my system. Great product.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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joel muthomi

a great asset for every business

2018-12-15

We use excel in creating spreadsheets that are used in calculating financial expenditures. Microsoft Word is used in all our company's documentation.

Pros

I use Microsoft Excel in creating spreadsheets and organizing my files while I am in the office. Microsoft word is one of the most used product in every organization in writing minutes,emails and official letters.

Cons

It takes time to understand the updated features in various products. They should create an online tutorial with a simple language for everyone to understand without struggles.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Chamia Lane

Great software

2018-09-25

Pros

I love the different program options you can use for work depending on your need i.e Microsoft Writer, Powerpoint, Excel, etc.

Cons

Microsoft Writer doesn't have some of the options that microsoft word did.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Joshua Kruer

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Still the Industry Standard

2019-02-12

Pros

I've been using Microsoft Office products pretty much my whole life. I appreciate the ease of use for Word, Powerpoint and Excel.

Cons

Microsoft Word auto-formatting ...Dear reader, you know what I'm talking about.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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david murage

office 365 operations toward achieving users goals

2018-08-16

office 365 ensures you always have the most up-to-date tools from Microsoft. It also offers basic plans with the online version of office, file storage and email.

Pros

office 365 allow users to access microsoft softwares such as microsoft word anywhere as long as you have internet connection.

Cons

the cost of office 365 is relatively high and may not be affordable to everyone

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Queen Okeoma

My go to office software

2018-09-20

Pros

I love this software because it has multiple titles that I use often like Microsoft Word, Excel and many others.

Cons

Nothing..Word is the most widely used word processing software on the planet and has so many features..who cannot like it!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
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Microsoft Office

2018-07-22

Pros

You have Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint with all the functionality.

Cons

Visio is completely separate from it. OneNote can easily be better. There isn't much integration between products.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Online Marketing Specialist (Internet company, 11-50 employees)
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Has been the go-to word processor for years

2019-04-02

I think i've been using it starting with Office 95 but never got to play with the new toys of Office 365. From what i've heard they're pretty good and might have a got at it

Pros

It's easy to use, you have multiple formatting options, had some pretty interesting themes for that time, the ribbon style menu was a big improvement Will never forget WordArt.

Cons

It was late for the whole online game, hence I've replaced it with Google Docs

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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