The real Microsoft Office apps designed for iPad
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Office documents look better than ever on iPad
A familiar Microsoft Office experience, designed for iPad
Edit, create, and collaborate with confidence
Made for the cloud and Office 365
More details about the apps
Frequently asked questions
Word for iPad
, Excel for iPad, and PowerPoint for iPad have the robust capabilities and familiar look and
feel of Office, while offering a fantastic touch experience built from the ground up for iPad. With the free
versions of the apps, you can read your Word documents, use your Excel data and present with PowerPoint.
Your documents will look as good as they do on your PC and Mac
, and better than ever on your iPad.
document, you can be sure that content and formatting will be maintained across Office on PC, Mac, tablet
Microsoft Office for iPad
Mac and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Office documents look better than
They look as good as they do on your PC or Mac.
In Word, images, tables, SmartArt, footnotes,
equations are all there, perfectly formatted.
Formulas, charts, sparklines, conditional
formatting, and filters in Excel help you make
better decisions. PowerPoint presentations pack a
punch with transitions, animations, speaker notes
and much more. When presenting, you can even
use a built-in laser pointer, pens and highlighters
to get your point across.
A familiar Office experience
designed for iPad.
What makes these apps unique is that they
strike just the right balance between being
unmistakably Office and being designed for the
iPad. If you use Office on a PC or Mac, the iPad
apps feel very familiar, so there is nothing new
to learn and you’ll be up and running in minutes.
At the same time, these apps were created from
the ground up for iPad. The large touch areas on
the Ribbon and in overlay menus make it simple
to create, edit and format documents using only
touch. No keyboard or mouse required.
When you edit documents with the Office for iPad apps, you can
be sure that you won’t lose any content or formatting. Documents
will look how you intended in Office on PC, Mac, tablet and phone.
The apps have a remarkably rich feature set to create beautifully
designed documents. In addition, they make it easy to work
together. Simply share your content with others using OneDrive
and then work simultaneously with multiple people on the same
document or presentation.
Made for the cloud and Office 365.
Since people want to be able to get things done everywhere, the
apps are seamlessly integrated with Microsoft’s cloud services. They
let you access up-to-date documents in OneDrive, OneDrive for
Business and SharePoint. It’s easy to pick up from where you left
off, because the apps know what documents you were working on
last, no matter what device you were using. Even if you don’t have
an Internet connection for a while, you’ll still be able to work on
the documents you’ve recently used on the iPad.
Once you have
you don’t need to sign
into the other apps again.
In the App Store on your
iPad, find Microsoft Word
for iPad. Tap the Free button
and install the app. Once Word is
installed, open it. Swipe through the
three introduction screens until
you get to the sign-in screen.
Sign in with a Microsoft
account or Office 365
account. Signing in keeps your
documents up-to-date across all
devices connected to OneDrive
or Office 365.
365 account, use the email address associated
with that account. Otherwise, use a Microsoft account,
for example the email address you use for Outlook.com,
Xbox, OneDrive, or other Microsoft services.
Enter your password and you’re ready to get
started with Office for iPad.
The built-in iPad document viewer often changes the way Office documents look. Some formatting and
apps for iPad.
With Office for iPad, you see documents the way the author intended
them, whether you’re opening an email attachment or a file shared in
OneDrive. You see content, formatting, data, charts, slide animations,
and more, just like you would on a PC or Mac.
In the iPad viewer
In Word for iPad
In Excel for iPad
Tip: Open Office documents directly from the
iPad Mail app.
Want to get a better look at Office documents
you receive in email? Open Office documents
directly from the Mail app on your iPad. Just tap
and hold the Office document and select the
Office app you want to use.
A familiar Microsoft
designed for iPad
What makes Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad unique is that they
being designed for the iPad.
A familiar Office experience
Most productivity apps for iPad work differently than Microsoft Office applications on PC or Mac. As a result,
you lose valuable time learning new ways of working.
If you use Office on a PC or Mac, the iPad apps feel very familiar, so there is nothing new to learn and you’ll be
up and running in minutes.
Excel for iPad
Familiar features are where you expect to find
them. And the feature set is remarkably robust:
Excel offers more than 400 formulas, Word lets
you review documents by tracking changes, and
PowerPoint has close to 50 gorgeous transitions.
The Ribbon layout is familiar, with the most
common commands under Home. The Ribbon
only shows commands when you need them: for
example, Picture or Chart commands only show
up when you select a picture or chart.
Designed for iPad
When selecting text or objects, contextual menus
show relevant commands.
The large touch areas on the Ribbon and in overlay
menus make it simple to create, edit and format
documents using only touch.
PowerPoint for iPad
Not only is the Ribbon familiar, many features
also work consistently across the three apps. For
example, you can format charts in Word, Excel and
PowerPoint. As you would expect from Office, you
can copy content from one app to the other, like
charts, slides, tables, images.
Resize and rotate objects
Move the objects and
the text flows smoothly
You can even use iOS
features like voice dictation
to draft a document or
to project a
on a TV screen.
Edit, create and
Create a Word document on your desktop. Edit with
The document still looks exactly as you intended.
Easily create great-looking documents with
beautifully designed templates, or start from scratch
with a blank page.
When you open, edit and save Office documents with productivity apps on iPad, files are sometimes converted
different when you open it on a computer. Or when you share the document with other people.
The Microsoft Office apps ensure that no content or formating is lost when
you work on the iPad.
Robust editing and formatting
than you would expect on your iPad.
Format text using the tools you expect from
Office, including more than 60 Office compatible
fonts, styles, highlighting, text effects, bullets
Make charts look stunning – even in Word and
PowerPoint – by applying chart styles, colors,
layouts or selecting one of 40 Chart types.
Insert text boxes or shapes, and format them using
styles or by selecting exactly the colors you want.
Insert pictures from your Camera Roll or Photo
reflections to make them stand out.
Insert tables and format them in seconds with table
styles and style options.
Copy and paste between apps. For example, create
a chart in Excel and paste it in Word or PowerPoint.
When you’re working on an Office document,
and frequently saved. If you don’t like the end
result, you can restore the original document.
Simply share your work with others by emailing a hyperlink or the entire document.
Document collaboration and review
In Word and PowerPoint for iPad, multiple people can work together simultaneously on the same document.
Make sure your document is saved in OneDrive, OneDrive for Business or SharePoint so that others have access
to the latest version of the document.
Work simultaneously with others on the same Word
Office 2013, Office Online, or Office for iPad.
To make the document review process in Word easier,
turn on Track Changes.
With Display for Review, you can choose how changes
in the document should appear. If you want a clean
document, select No Markup.
Step through the changes in the document and decide
which ones to accept or decline. Of course, you can
also accept all changes with one tap.
Comment” command. Your comment will show up
as a reply to the existing comment. You can edit,
add, and delete comments.
Made for the cloud
Access up-to-date documents in OneDrive,
pick up from where you left off, because the apps
know what documents you were working on last,
no matter what device you were using.
you, consider using the OneDrive for Business app
for iPad. You can select which documents to take
offline and edit them using Office for iPad. The
OneDrive for Business app is the perfect companion
for Office 365 and for the Office apps.
Save documents to OneDrive, OneDrive for
Business or SharePoint so that you can access them
anywhere, on any device. You can even save them
locally on your iPad.
You don’t always have access to an Internet
connection. Documents in OneDrive or OneDrive
for Business you’ve recently opened on the iPad
are cached locally so you can edit them even when
you’re offline. Changes are synced to the original
document the next time you connect.
Since you want to be able to get things done everywhere, the apps
are seamlessly integrated with Microsoft’s cloud services and especially
Open from OneDrive, email
attachments, or third-party apps
using the iPad document viewer
View documents, spreadsheets,
as email attachment
In Excel: sort and filter Tables
In PowerPoint: view speaker notes,
pointer, pens and highlighters
Open from OneDrive for Business
Create new documents
Save to OneDrive, OneDrive for
Business, SharePoint and iPad
Free and with Office 365 subscription
With the free versions of the apps, you can read your Word documents, use Excel data and present with
PowerPoint. Your documents will look as good as they do on your PC and Mac, and better than ever on your
iPad. With an Office 365 subscription, you can edit and create new documents with the iPad. An Office 365
subscription not only gets you the complete Office apps for iPad, but also always-up-to-date versions of Office
for PC and Mac.
You can sign up for a free 30 day Office 365 trial at www.office.com/try. Then download the Office for iPad
apps in the App Store and sign in with your Office 365 account. During your trial period, you can use Office
across your PC, Mac and iPad.
More details about
Find and replace text throughout the document.
Word has robust collaboration features. Track
changes, including the ability to accept or decline
changes and view markup in the way that makes
sense for the task.
Change the layout of the page including orientation,
margins, columns, headers and footers.
Excel for iPad
See the sum of selected cells instantly. Insert sparklines
doesn’t exist in iPad. Excel for iPad can see Sparklines.
Format numbers to display numbers as currency,
percentages, dates, and more.
Explore data using AutoSum functionality.
Access a wide variety of formulas. The special formula
keyboard lets you add numbers and formulas rapidly.
PowerPoint for iPad
with the ability to view and edit speaker notes.
Choose from more than 47 transitions to add visual
interest to your presentation.
Express your ideas exactly the way you want, with full
support for rich formatting including fonts, pictures, tables,
textboxes, shapes, transitions, speaker notes and more.
When presenting, use the built-in laser pointer, pens or highlighters to get your point across.
present documents, spreadsheets and presentations. To get the full editing and creation experience, you need an
Office 365 subscription. Office 365 gives you always-up-to-date versions of Office across your PC, Mac and iPad,
and much more.
editing and creation experience, you can sign up for a free 30 day Office 365 trial at www.office.com/try. Then
visit www.appstore.com/microsoftoffice to download the Office for iPad apps in the App Store and sign in
with your Office 365 account. During your trial period, you can use Office across your PC, Mac and iPad.
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Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish , Swedish, Traditional
Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian.
As of today, Office for iPad is available in the following 135 markets: Albania, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua &
Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin,
Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia,
Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Republic of, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus,
Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France,
Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong,
Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Republic of, Kyrgyzstan,
Laos, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta,
Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Fed. States of, Moldova, Republic of, Mongolia, Montserrat, Mozambique,
Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea,
Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra
Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, St Lucia, St Kitts & Nevis, St
Vincent & Grenada, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago,
Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan,
What Office 365 subscription plans include Office for iPad?
A: Office 365 Home, Office 365 Small Business Premium, Office 365 Midsize Business, Office 365 E3 and E4
(Enterprise and Government), Office 365 Education A3 and A4, Office 365 ProPlus, and Office 365 University.