How to download PowerPoint for free

You need to make a PowerPoint presentation , but don’t have a copy of Office installed on your PC yet? I don’t see where the problem is. You can download PowerPoint for free, or rather, you can download the famous Microsoft software directly from the Internet and try it on your computer for a limited time: afterwards, you decide whether to switch to the paid version or remove it.

As for mobile devices, however, the speech is completely different. In this case you can download PowerPoint for free in full version (as long as your device is not larger than 10.1 ″, otherwise you will have to take out a paid subscription to be able to use it) and use it without time limits. That’s right, your copy of PowerPoint will remain free forever and you can use it to create beautiful slides, full of animations and advanced graphic effects, without even turning on your PC. Interesting right?

So? How about putting the chatter aside and finally taking action? Yup? Great! I assure you that it is a real breeze even for those who – a bit like you – are not particularly familiar with the world of information technology. Position yourself, therefore, nice and comfortable, take a few free minutes just for you and immediately begin to concentrate on reading what is reported below. I am sure that, in the end, you will be able to say that you are more than satisfied!

Preliminary information

Before getting to the heart of the tutorial, going to explain what are the operations you need to do to download PowerPoint for free , there are some preliminary information that it is my duty to provide you to allow you to have perfectly clear ideas on the matter.

As I told you at the beginning of the guide, PowerPoint is not available for free for the computer side . The program, usable on both Windows and macOS , can only be used by subscribing to the Microsoft Office package or by purchasing the single license , for the Microsoft home office suite or for the application.

The subscription to Microsoft 365 has a cost of 7 $ / month (valid for 1 computer) or 10 $ / month (valid for 6 computers). Apart from PowerPoint, the plan also allows you to use all the other applications that make up the Office package, such as Excel , Word , Outlook , Publisher (only on Windows), Access (always only on Windows) and OneNote, and to receive related updates in an unlimited way. The plan also allows you to get 1 TB of online space on OneDrive , 60 minutes of talk time per month on Skype and to use the Office mobile apps without limitations on devices of any size.

The single license, on the other hand, can be obtained by purchasing the Office Home & Student version , which provides for a one-time payment of 149 $ and supports updates only for the current version. Alternatively, on Windows 10 it is possible to purchase the stand-alone application at the price of 135 $. Please note that the single application is also available for Mac, but this can only be used by subscribing.

However, the above does not mean that using PowerPoint for free is impossible. To do this, in fact, just download the trial version of the software, which works without any limitation for 30 days, after which you can freely decide whether to continue using PowerPoint and other Office programs by paying or whether to stop using it without paying money.  However, it should be taken into account that the trial of Office and, therefore, of PowerPoint, is only available for the subscription to Microsoft 365 Family (which is the one valid for 6 computers).

The situation is different with regard to mobile devices . PowerPoint, in fact, is also available as an app for Android and iOS / iPadOS , both independently and as part of the Office package, and in this case it can be used completely free of charge, as long as the device in use has the same dimensions or less than 10.1 ″. To take advantage of some advanced functions and to use the applications on devices larger than 10.1 ″, however, it is necessary to subscribe to the aforementioned Microsoft 365 plan.

If this should interest you, I would like to point out that PowerPoint can also be accessed online , through its Web version , for free and without having to download and install absolutely anything on the device used. In this case, in fact, all operations can be carried out directly from any browser and operating system, as long as you log into your Microsoft account .

How to download PowerPoint for free on PC

Having made the necessary clarifications above, I would say that we can finally get to the heart of the tutorial and go and find out how to download PowerPoint for free on PC . Below you will find explained how to download the program both on Windows 10 and on previous versions of Windows . It’s super easy, you have absolutely nothing to worry about!

How to download free PowerPoint for Windows 10

 

If you want to download PowerPoint for free for Windows 10 , you can get the program from the Microsoft Store . To do this, click on the shopping bag icon on the Windows 10 taskbar , wait for the Microsoft Store window to appear on the desktop, click on the magnifying glass icon at the top right, type “PowerPoint “ In the text field that appears and select the relevant suggestion (the one with the program logo ) from those you see appear.

After completing the above steps, you will find yourself in front of the Microsoft Store section related to PowerPoint . At this point, to activate the PowerPoint trial, click on the button For maximum 6 users , then wait for the browser to open, select the link Try free for 1 month that you find by scrolling down the web page that is shown to you and confirm your intentions by pressing the button Try it for free for 1 month .

Next, log into your Microsoft account and select the item Start now! Add a payment method , in order to add a valid payment method, choosing between credit / prepaid card or PayPal .

Then, if you have not yet given Microsoft your address, select the Add profile address link , fill in the fields visible on the screen providing the required data and click the Save button . Then press the Subscribe button and, on the page that opens, select the Install Office link , then start the Office download, by selecting the appropriate item on the Web page or by clicking on the Install button that appeared in the Microsoft Store screen.

After completing the Office download procedure, open the .exe file obtained and, in the window that is shown to you on the desktop, click on the Yes button . Wait, therefore, for all the components necessary to install PowerPoint and the other programs part of the suite to be downloaded from the Internet.

When you see the message indicating that the installation process is complete, click the Close button and start PowerPoint by selecting the appropriate link that has been added to the Start menu , so you can activate and use the software. The first time you start PowerPoint, provide your Microsoft account details, click the Accept button and start PowerPoint and you’re done.

Keep in mind that once the Microsoft 365 trial is activated, if you want to avoid having to pay to use PowerPoint after the trial period expires, you will need to disable the automatic subscription renewal in advance. To do this, go to this web page , log in to your Microsoft account (if required) and click first on the Manage link that you find in the Microsoft 365 Family section, then on the Edit menu , then on the item Disable recurring billing and finally, on the button Disable recurring billing .

How to download free PowerPoint for Windows 7

 

If you want to download PowerPoint for free for Windows 7 or in any case for a version of the operating system other than Windows 10 , the first thing you need to do is start the browser you usually use to surf the Net from your computer (eg. Chrome ) and visit the section of the Microsoft site dedicated to Microsoft 365 .

Next, make sure that it appears select the tab For the home (otherwise you can do it yourself) at the top of the page and click on the link Try it free for 1 month that you find in the Microsoft 365 Family box on the right, then press the button Try it free for 1 month and follow the instructions I gave you in the previous step regarding the procedure to activate the Microsoft 365 trial for downloading, installing and activating PowerPoint.

How to download free PowerPoint on Mac

 

Now let’s move on to the macOS side and find out how to download PowerPoint for free on Mac . In this case, the first move you need to do is to click on the Mac App Store icon (the one with the «A» and the blue background ) that you find on the Dock bar , type «PowerPoint» in the search field at the top of left, press the Enter key on your keyboard and select the Microsoft PowerPoint tip from those that appear.

Now that you see the section of the Mac App Store related to PowerPoint , to proceed with the download click on the Get button , then on the Install button and authorize the operation (if required) by entering the Apple ID password or using the Touch ID .

After completing the above steps, click the Open button that appeared in the Mac App Store window or select the program icon that was just added to the Launchpad . Once the PowerPoint window appears, log into your Microsoft account so you can activate your free trial and start using the software.

As well as as I have just indicated, you can download PowerPoint for free on your Apple computer from the Microsoft website , following the same instructions I gave you in the step at the beginning of the guide , the one relating to the procedure to activate the Microsoft 365 trial on Windows. 10. The procedure for downloading and activating the program is in fact the same as that already seen for Windows.

The only substantial difference is that on Mac the Office installation file obtained at the end of the download is a .pkg package . After obtaining the file in question, simply launch it and follow the suggested wizard to install Office. Therefore, in the window that appears, click on the Continue (twice in a row) and Accept buttons, indicate the destination disk, click the Continue and Install buttons and type the Mac administration password .

How to download free PowerPoint for tablets

Now it seems only right to show you how to download PowerPoint for free for tablets and smartphones . For all the details of the case, read on.

How to download free PowerPoint for Android

 

If you want to download PowerPoint free for Android , select the Play Store icon (the one with the colored triangle ) that you find on the home screen and / or in the drawer and, in the screen that is shown to you, tap on the search field at the top, type «PowerPoint» in it and press the button with the magnifying glass appeared on the virtual keyboard of the device.

Wait a few moments for the list of applications related to the previously entered keyword to be shown and tap the first one in the list. Now wait for the PowerPoint section of the Play Store to open , then press the Install button , so as to start the download and installation procedure, and then on the Open one , to open the app. If you are using a device on which the Play Store is not available, you can download the app through an alternative store .

Once the main screen of the app is displayed, proceed with its activation, following the initial configuration procedure proposed, granting any permissions required to allow PowerPoint to access the files on your device, choosing whether to enable notifications or not and by logging into your Microsoft account . Afterwards, you can finally start using the application.

If you prefer to download PowerPoint for free along with all the other solutions that make up the Microsoft home office suite, you can consider downloading the all-in-one Office app .

How to download free PowerPoint for iPad

 

If you want to download free PowerPoint for iPad , as well as for iPhone , the first thing you need to do is touch the App Store icon (the one with the «A» and the blue background ) that you find on the home screen and / or in the Library app , select the Search item in the lower right part of the new screen displayed and type “PowerPoint” in the search field at the top.

Then wait for the list of apps related to the keyword typed to be shown and touch the first one in the list. Subsequently, the section of the App Store relating to PowerPoint will open and you can proceed with the download and installation, pressing the Get button , then the Install button and authorizing the procedure via Face ID , Touch ID or Apple ID password . Then, tap the Open button to open the application.

Once the main PowerPoint screen is displayed, activate it by following the wizard proposed on the screen, following the same instructions that I gave you in the previous step , the one relating to the Android side.

Even in the case of iPad and iPhone, if you are interested, I have to inform you that the all-in-one Office app is available , which allows you to view, edit and create files not only of PowerPoint, but also of Excel, Word etc. .

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