How to Download Microsoft Word for Mac

Two Methods:Downloading Word from MicrosoftUsing Torrents

Microsoft Word is a widely-used word processing program, used most frequently on PCs. Fortunately, you can also download Microsoft Word for your Mac. There are two basic methods, each relatively simple. See Step 1 below to learn how to purchase and download Word from Microsoft, or how to download it via torrent.

Method 1
Downloading Word from Microsoft

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    Go to the Microsoft website. Open your browser and navigate to This will load the Mac-specific section of the Microsoft website.
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    Click the "Products" button. You will be taken to the list of available Mac Office programs. You can compare the features for the available bundles. All of the bundles available contain Word. Click the "Buy now" button for the bundle you want.
    • You cannot purchase Word as a separate program, you must choose an Office bundle.
    • If you are a student, you can get a four year subscription to Office 365 by clicking the "See options >" link at the bottom of the chart. You must have a valid university or other higher-education institution email address for this version.
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    Complete the purchase. You will need to pay with a credit card, as well as create a Microsoft account in order to complete the purchase. You can also pay with PayPal.
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    Download the installer. After you finish purchasing the product, an installer will be downloaded to your computer. Open the installer to begin the downloading and installation of the Office software. You will be given the option to choose which products you want to install, depending on which bundle you picked.
    • You will need to log into the installer using your Microsoft account.
    • Downloading Word can take a while, depending on the speed of your connection.
    • You cannot use an existing Office product key to activate a new Mac download.

Method 2
Using Torrents

Note that while this method is free, it is illegal in most countries. Be sure to double check the laws in your country before proceeding.

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    Install a torrent client. In order to use torrent files, you will need to install a torrent client. Download and install uTorrent, a free BitTorrent client, if you don’t already have it.
    • Other torrent clients include Vuze and BitTorrent.
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    Search for an MS Office or MS Word file to download. Search the internet for a Mac Torrent file to download. You will likely find many possible links, so you will need to ensure that you are downloading a good file.
    • Look at the Seeders (S) and Leechers (L) count to see how good the connection is. More seeders means a faster connection and also increases the chance that the torrent is clean.
    • Read the comments for the torrent you are downloading to ensure that other users were able to get it working OK and that they did not encounter any viruses.
    • Mac operating systems are less susceptible to viruses than Windows operating systems are, but you are still not protected from everything. Torrent files are one of the most popular way to spread viruses, so be careful.
    • Do not click on the ads that offer to speed up your downloading time. Download speed will depend mostly on your internet connection and the number of torrent seeders.
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    Download the torrent file. Make sure to click on the correct button when downloading the link: it will usually read “Download Torrent” right under the filename. Depending on your internet connection and the number of seeders, this process could take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours.
    • For more detailed information on using torrent files, see this guide.
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    Install Word. After you download the torrent file, it will be delivered as a DMG file to your computer. Run the installation, and enjoy using Microsoft Word on your Mac!
    • You may need to install a crack as well. Read the README file included in the download to see what extra steps you might need to follow in order to get Word running.


  • Using uTorrent is free, but keep in mind that it may be the less reliable method. As mentioned above, you do risk viruses and it is illegal in most areas.


  • Downloading Word from uTorrent may be illegal in some places. Check your local laws to be sure.

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