This article aims at showing you how to get Office tools (word-processor, stylesheet…) for your Small Office/Home Office free and in the Cloud.
In the good old days, people had word-processors and spreadsheet tools on their computer. But nowadays, the computing process goes to the Cloud. Microsoft has Office 365 and Office Web Apps, Google has Google Docs. I won’t deeply go into what’s Google Apps. Should you not know what it is, just browse to http://www.google.com/a and you’ll get it.
Why looking at Google Apps? Mainly because it is free (for personnal uses and company under 10 people) and available from any place where you can reach the Internet (AKA the Cloud). There also is an option to get the tools offline since you use the Google Chrome browser. Which means that you can mostly continue to work even if you loose access to the Internet.