In the past I have informed people of the existence of free office software that fulfils most people's needs.
At the time, the software was called OpenOffice.org - a bit of a strange name with the ".org" at the end, but still, easy to find and remember.
What people may not know is that a few years ago the project split - most developers went to a new project called LibreOffice, whiile the official name and a few of the developers went to create a new project called Apache Open Office.
Apache Open Office is the official successor to the original openoffice.org. It is also dead.
Anyone using Open Office should migrate to LibreOffice, which has had many improvements over the older Open Office.
Coincidentally, LibreOffice has released version 5 recently. For anyone looking for free prodictivity software and doesn't want to fork out for Microsoft Office, LibreOffice sould be a serious consideration.