UW Graduate School

October 2, 2014

Free Software

Can I upgrade my Word/Excel software on my Mac as a grad student and if so, how? I uploaded it a few years ago and thought I should upgrade.

—Ronda

Yes! The UW offers a ton of software absolutely free or at a heavily-reduced cost for students. You should know, though, that Office for Mac has not been updated since the 2011 version, so it could very well be that you don’t need to upgrade. There is a new version coming out later this year, however, and you can even download the preview now. Happy computing!

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