Using Microsoft Office Web Apps
If you’re interested in taking advantage of Microsoft Office Web Apps, you can do so via www.officelive.com. Clicking the Get Started Free link will take you to a Windows Live sign-in page, where you can either use an existing account or create a new one to access the web apps.
As described above, you have a choice of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, and using the Create a new online document menu you can select one of these web applications to start work!
While the features are limited, the basic functionality is present in Microsoft Office Web Apps. For instance, in the Word Web App you can print your document as well as apply different font styles and sizes, apply bold, underlining and italic formatting, alter text justification and lists and add styles. The app even has a spellcheck tool, as well as an Insert menu for adding images and hyperlinks.
Similarly, the PowerPoint and Excel Web Apps offer a similar degree of usability but with stripped-down features, while OneNote is pretty close to the full desktop application.