How to Create Word Documents Online for Free

By Brendan O'Brien

Word is a word processing application made by software giant Microsoft. The program typically comes packaged with the company's Office suite of applications. The suite can be expensive, especially for those who only occasionally need to use a word processor like Word. A free online solution can be found at Google.com, where users can create documents and save them as Word documents.

Step 1

Open a browser and go to http://www.google.com. If you have a Google account, click on the "Sign in" link on the top right of the page. Note: If you already have a Google account and are logged in, the first page that will appear when you go to www.google.com, will be your iGoogle.com page.

Step 2

Click on the "Get started" in the middle of the page if you do not have a Google account.

Step 3

Click on the "more" tab on the top left of the page and go down to the "Documents" selection. Click it. The next page will show your documents and several functions to move, share, delete and create documents.

Step 4

Click on the "Create new" button and go down to "Document." A blank document will appear. This is a word processor, much like Microsoft's Word program.

Step 5

Create your document. When you are finished, click the "File" tab on the left side of the menu bar, choose "Rename..." and, in the dialog box that appears, type the name you desire. Hit the "OK" button.

Step 6

Click the "File" tab on the left side of the menu bar, go down to "Download as" and move your cursor down to "Word" in the menu that appears to the right. A "Word" file of the same name will be downloaded to your desktop.

Step 7

Go back the "File" tab once again and click it. Go down to the "Save and close" option. Your "Documents" page will appear again with the file name in the documents field.

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