Word is word processing application that is used to write documents like letters or essays where text formatting is very essential to provide a printable document that can be read very easily. Excel, on the other hand, is a spreadsheet application where you can input data in tables in the pattern you choose. From the table, you can deduce or calculate how the information is related to each other and you can even create graphs to visually represent the said relationship.
1.Word is a word processing application while Excel is a spreadsheet application
2.You usually use Word in writing letters or essays while Excel is good for creating documents that has a lot of data that needs to be presented in table form
3.You can insert Excel tables inside a Word document
4.Excel lacks some advanced formatting abilities that are present in Word
5.You can write custom equations and formulas in Excel but not in Word