Note: This article is not about Office 365 which is subscription based. It is about one-time purchases of Office 2016 products.
It isn’t made obvious to consumers but it is very possible to simply purchase a copy of Microsoft Word without the bundle it usually comes with, more commonly known as Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office usually comes with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. What if you don’t need the whole thing? There is a way..
This single type purchase is only suitable for those only needing a single product in my humble opinion. However, if you need a minimum of two (i.e. Excel and Word) I’d say you are better off purchasing the Microsoft Office Home & Student 2016 edition which would save you money compared to buying Word and Excel individually.