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Microsoft Word

Word processing software

4.75/5 (467 reviews)

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Microsoft Word Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Microsoft Word's features:

Anonymous
A verified reviewer
Verified Reviewer

Word keeps getting better

2021-05-19

Awesome for collaborating and version controls.

Pros

With the integration with cloud 360 it’s great and easy to to collaborate amongst multiple people working on same documents. Overall getting more user friendly.

Cons

For some one new to Microsoft office it can be challenging some times to find exactly what they are looking for given the amount of features available in the tool.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Tanuj D.

Verified Reviewer

One stop solution for documentation

2021-02-28

We use it for creating our project proposals, use it for documenting the software requirements, we use it for project management like creating Gantt charts etc.

Pros

Microsoft word has also been integrated with Outlook so that the document can be edited directly from the email itself.

Cons

The software sometimes takes up too much RAM depending upon the document size to handle.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Anonymous
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I Love Microsoft Word

2020-10-26

Word is great for creating professional and standard documents.

Pros

I like the reviews and comments feature the most especially because most of the documents I wrote go through a review process.

Cons

I think with how technology has evolved the should consider offering a free version of the product with limited functionality

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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John F.

Verified Reviewer

Microsoft Word

2021-01-27

Microsoft Word is the single best took for creating text documents. The features are abundant and allow you to do anything you could need and more.

Pros

It has so many features and functions that really allow you full control of how your text and overall document appear and what they contain.

Cons

They doa really good job of allowing conversions and imports of other style documents.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Teresa H.

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Microsoft Word Review, an user perspective.

2021-01-05

As a developer, I use open source to interact with developers because I need the share capabilities that other open-source software provides for team collaboration.

Pros

You can export a document into outlook and even PowerPoint, you can as well add the document to your email and Outlook calendar.

Cons

Microsoft word is lacking the functionality of other open-source word processing such as link sharing (sharing a document via a link), editing sharing.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Public Relations and Communications company, myself only employees)
Verified Reviewer

A great writing companion!

2020-05-09

As a writer, Microsoft word is the most indispensable word processing tool that has improved a lot through the years and made my writing really convenient.

Pros

Apart from its many useful features, I really like its built-in templates for any type of document that you need to develop which is especially helpful for a corporate comm writer like myself.

Cons

Most of its features are available on its desktop version and you'll have a hard time editing on mobile. A really mobile version would really be of great help.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Vishal B.

Verified Reviewer

One of the best text processing softwares

2018-12-10

Pros

Integration with a lot of other external third-party tools such as Adobe Acrobat is very essential 2.

Cons

While handling large documents, it creates problems and the system gets hanged frequently

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Mateusz Z.

Verified Reviewer

The best so far

2018-12-12

Pros

Would recommend anyone 10/10 because it's really easy to use, intuitive and I love the UI design.

Cons

My biggest problem so far throughout multiple versions of this application was always with the performance - because anytime when you need to paste/copy/cut something that it's big - or change something in a big document it's often laggy or even the application will close itself due to an error.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Anonymous
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Best to use when offline, as many other services provide free cloud word processors

2020-11-16

Pros

Lots of powerful tools for better design, with many provided templates as well.

Cons

Things are saved on your hard drive, therefore accessing your files anywhere in the world is difficult, unless you bring the same computer with you or put the document on a USB stick.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, myself only employees)
Verified Reviewer

Can't beat it

2020-05-21

overall love the product, great for every day writing at the office. Who doesn't use Word?

Pros

tracking changes when sharing a document, with comments and multiple users viewing all at once is incredibly handy.

Cons

Sometimes formatting can be a little tricky, but its usually not an issue. the online version also does not have as many features available as the desktop version.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Insurance company, 11-50 employees)
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The World Best Document Writer

2020-07-08

Microsoft Word makes document creation easy and quick saving a lot of time.

Pros

I liked the review and comments section the most.

Cons

At times the spacing acts up especially if you want to align images.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 1-10 employees)
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For the Professional Writer

2020-06-19

Microsoft word has helped us craft our documents in a very easy and professional manner

Pros

In addition, the review and comments feature makes it very easy for someone to comment on a document without editing the content therefore preserving the original structure or text.

Cons

At times its a bit difficult to deal with the alignment of images in a document and this is one area that can be greatly improved

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Miguel R.

Verified Reviewer

Extremely functional software with a variety of tools to use in documentation processes

2021-04-01

Overall, the software is one of the best, if not, the best platform available in the market to create documents. It offers a wide range of tools that will save you time like for example, the templates available to use and each tool will allow to create high quality documents.

Pros

I have been using Microsoft Word for about 15 years and the software itself provides tools/features to build high quality written documents, reports, resumes and many other documents that are important in a business or any organization.

Cons

A feature that the application can improve is the fact that most of the time, the work does not save automatically and it causes you to lose all the progress you made with the word documents. It is also very difficult to recover unsaved files or the files can't be recover at all.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Anonymous
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Nothing But Excellent

2021-06-09

Microsoft word is a very brilliant document processing tool.

Pros

Microsoft word allows creation of document headings that enable automatic generation of a contents page making document navigation easy

Cons

The free version is only available online and is limited in terms of feature set. i think this should also be available offline.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Jeremy H.

Verified Reviewer

Great for Creating Documents

2020-04-22

Forever loyal to all microsoft products! This app is no exception.

Pros

I enjoy the fact that my documents can be so customizable with different fonts, graphs, and pictures.

Cons

However, I would love to see something shareable like a Google doc.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
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The best application I use

2019-02-27

Pros

I find the tools along with the document management options and the interface are all top tier.

Cons

The most recent update has been buggy for me. The recently opened function and save as function are not acting as intuitively as they did before the update. Further, the customer support offered no real help on this.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Anonymous
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Microsoft Word can do most things....

2021-01-29

Once you from Milyer rise yourself with all of the tools available, it is really helpful.

Pros

Some of it but can be confusing but if you use the search/help feature you can get where you need to go.

Cons

Mail merge can be a little bit confusing, but you can Google or access the help section to get assistance.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Anonymous
Research Fellow (Renewables & Environment company, 11-50 employees)
Verified Reviewer

The default word processing software for all texts!

2019-01-20

Pros

It works well with reference management software.

Cons

Grammarly can find more errors in my text compared to MS word. Updates are a bit too often and a bit time consuming if MS office is collectively being updated.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
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Verified Reviewer

Word Simplifies Documents

2021-08-03

Templates make it easy to create pleasing documents without investing hours of company time into document editing.

Pros

Word also makes it easy to edit a document with more than one involved party. It's easy to read and leave comments for other users to review at their leisure.

Cons

Word can sometimes be frustrating when there are multiple invested parties trying to edit at the same time.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Brandon H.

Verified Reviewer

The gold standard for word processing software

2020-03-05

I have to write technical documents describing processes and How-to's.

Pros

Nothing can compare to Microsoft word. The feature rich word processing environment help Microsoft Word stand out from all the rest.

Cons

Microsoft Word is a little behind on the collaboration aspect and features that their cloud competitors excel at.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Anonymous
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Most efficient software for creating and sharing word documents.

2021-05-29

It's a great program to use individuals and with groups of any size.

Pros

The software enabled document customization with font style, color, and size; language; spacing; and page layout.

Cons

As a legal assistant, I often had to save multiple documents to refer back to when drafting new documents.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Peter W.

Verified Reviewer

Easy to use but hard to master

2020-01-10

Word is easy to use when creating simple text documents and reports, but if you need to create something more complex with diagrams and presentations it is difficult to use.

Pros

Microsoft Word offers a huge variety of features to allow users to customize and format content to their desire.

Cons

Although it is easy to share documents, collaborating on them at the same time with other colleagues is impossible.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Bill H.

Verified Reviewer

Microsoft Word is the GO TO APP!

2018-03-12

Pros

The pros of using Microsoft Word is that it has stayed very familiar feeling with all of its updates. Easy to use and quick to learn.

Cons

I wish there was more flexibility on where you can drag and drop images or things that bring the document alive...BUT I realize it is for word processing.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Anonymous
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Microsoft Word for Critical Analyses

2021-02-19

I am able to access and grade and return any student work and share it with my superiors.

Pros

I love how all my documents can be stored without a second thought into discrete folders and I can seperate personal and workplace files safely and neatly.

Cons

I do not like how I need to be connected to the internet to access OneDrive, but other than that, no complaints here.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
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Document Creation and Sharing Made Simple

2020-11-16

Word get you to complete documents faster as you can download ready made templates

Pros

I especially love the review feature which allows my superior or colleague to make a comment on something without changing the original document.

Cons

Working with images in Word is a bit clumsy at times as they do not always position correctly.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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