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Compare Microsoft Word and Scrivener

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side-by-side comparison of Microsoft Word vs. Scrivener
based on preference data from user reviews. Microsoft Word rates 4.7/5 stars with 640 reviews. By contrast, Scrivener rates 4.6/5 stars with 58 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
(640)
4.7 out of 5
Microsoft Word
Scrivener
Scrivener
(58)
4.6 out of 5
Scrivener
Star Rating
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
Scrivener
Scrivener
Market Segments
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
Small-Business (35.4% of reviews)
Scrivener
Scrivener
Small-Business (75.9% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
No pricing information available
Scrivener
Scrivener
No pricing information available

Microsoft Word vs Scrivener

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found Microsoft Word easier to use, set up, and do business with overall. However, reviewers preferred the ease of administration with Scrivener.

  • Reviewers felt that Microsoft Word meets the needs of their business better than Scrivener.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Microsoft Word is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Microsoft Word over Scrivener.
Categories
Shared Categories
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
Scrivener
Scrivener
Microsoft Word and Scrivener are categorized as Document Creation
Unique Categories
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word has no unique categories
Scrivener
Scrivener is categorized as Screenwriting
Pricing
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word Pricing
Free Trial Unavailable
Scrivener
Scrivener Pricing
Free Trial Unavailable
Ratings
Meets Requirements
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
9.5
Responses: 569
Scrivener
Scrivener
9.3
Responses: 55
Ease of Use
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
9.2
Responses: 570
Scrivener
Scrivener
8.0
Responses: 55
Ease of Setup
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
9.2
Responses: 72
Scrivener
Scrivener
7.5
Responses: 10
Ease of Admin
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
9.1
Responses: 68
Scrivener
Scrivener
9.3
Responses: 7
Quality of Support
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
8.8
Responses: 461
Scrivener
Scrivener
8.4
Responses: 37
Ease of Doing Business With
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
8.8
Responses: 62
Scrivener
Scrivener
8.3
Responses: 5
Product Direction (% positive)
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
9.2
Responses: 567
Scrivener
Scrivener
8.5
Responses: 55
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of both Microsoft Word and Scrivener were most often representing companies in the Small-Business segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
35.4%
Scrivener
Scrivener
75.9%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
29.7%
Scrivener
Scrivener
12.1%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word
34.9%
Scrivener
Scrivener
12.1%
Reviewers' Industry
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word Industry
Higher Education
6.9%
Information Technology and Services
6.3%
Education Management
5.5%
Hospital & Health Care
5.2%
Computer Software
4.5%
Other
71.6%
Scrivener
Scrivener Industry
Writing and Editing
27.6%
Publishing
6.9%
Higher Education
6.9%
Information Technology and Services
5.2%
Research
3.4%
Other
50.0%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Microsoft Word
Kelly L.
User in Hospital & Health Care

Microsoft Word is the age old word processor that has been around for years and years to help people in their writing needs. The easiest part of Microsoft word is the toolbar at the top with the many different tabs which you can easily access to change...

Scrivener
Emma A.
User in Entertainment

The ability to rearrange scenes, access pre writing without leaving your main manuscript and use meta data to find important info is invaluable. This kind of functionality makes writing a novel so much more efficient, and also improves your writing because...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Microsoft Word
Lisa S.
User in Legal Services

It's Microsoft so it crashes about once a week for an unknown reason so that gets rather irritating. Microsoft Help also isn't as easy to use as I would like unless you know the exact words for what you are looking for. The spellcheck is also not as...

Discussions
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word Discussions
¿Microsoft Word es el software ideal para laborar con documentos digitales?
3 comments
Daniel P.
DP
Particularmente pienso que efectivamente Microsoft Word es el mejor para elaborar documentos digitales ya que ofrece una amplia variedad de herramientas que...Read more
What is the Advanced Use of MS Word?
2 comments
Mohammad S.
MS
Thank you so much. Through MS Word, it's where every person or a learner MUST go first to learn how to Type and learn how to do text formatting. Then after,...Read more
How to make a brochure on microsoft word
1 comment
G2
Making Brochures on MS Word(2016) is pretty much easy. Below are the steps, Go to File then click NEW and Choose Brochure and Booklets and then click on...Read more
Scrivener
Scrivener Discussions
How do i integrate this application with Google Drive?
2 comments
Mulisto K.
MK
Here's a great tutorial on how to sync scrivener with google drive. https://simonkjones.com/how-to-sync-scrivener-with-a-chromebook/Read more
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