How To Quit Ms Word

Microsoft Word is undoubtedly a powerful tool for creating, editing, and formatting documents. However, if you often find yourself burdened by the complexity of its features or are simply moving to a different word processor, you might be considering quitting MS Word. In this blog post, we will guide you through the steps on how to quit MS Word.

How to exit MS Word

Exiting MS Word is fairly simple. Here are the steps:

  1. Click on the “File” menu located at the top left corner of the application.
  2. Click on the “Exit” option.

How to uninstall MS Word

If you want to completely remove MS Word from your computer, you need to uninstall it. Please ensure that you have saved and closed all your Word documents before you proceed. Here are the steps for Windows users:

  1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard, then type ‘Control Panel’ and hit Enter.
  2. Click on ‘Programs and Features’.
  3. Scroll down the list of installed programs until you find Microsoft Office or Microsoft Word.
  4. Right-click on it and select ‘Uninstall’.

Alternatively, you can use the command prompt to uninstall MS Word. Remember to replace ‘Office15’ with your version of Office.

            C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\microsoft shared\\OFFICE15\\Office Setup Controller\\setup.exe /uninstall Word

How to use alternatives to MS Word

If you’re looking for alternatives to MS Word, there are several free and paid options available.

  • Google Docs: A free, web-based word processor that allows for real-time collaboration.
  • LibreOffice Writer: A free, open-source word processor that is compatible with Microsoft Word documents.
  • Apple Pages: A word processor by Apple for Mac users.


Learning how to quit MS Word is simple, and there are many alternative word processors to choose from if you decide to move on from MS Word.