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Microsoft Word: Write, Edit & Share Docs on the Go

Microsoft Word: Write, Edit & Share Docs on the Go

Microsoft Corporation

Powerful mobile writing app. Use Office to easily create, share & edit documents

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    I’m always using Microsoft Word, whether I’m writing a 500 word article, updating my resume or writing a cover letter. It’s a great tool on my phone because it’s right there anytime I need it.
    img by Sharon
    2 years ago
  • It’s Word, man. Aug 22, 2020

    By Random Satisfied Customer
    Great app. Business and academic apps like this are sometimes harder to navigate on iPads or smart devices because you can’t see all the icons like you would on a laptop screen, and the layout is a little different, but it still does mostly everything you’d need for work or school. There are certain things that you can’t do unless you pay and upgrade to premium, like getting unlimited text colors, but that’s pretty much what you get with every app these days. The app still lets you be cheap and get away with making word documents without premium if you don’t want all the bells and whistles included, and it’s still functional, so I don’t personally mind not having premium. You can get by without it if you don’t want to spend the extra money-shoutout to all the broke college students out there and all the kids whose parents won’t let them upgrade- but if you’re willing/have the means to pay, hats off to ya. All in all, it serves its purpose and does what it’s supposed to, it’s not glitchy, and it’s pretty easy to use. I like it. So, that’s my two cents in the subject. Try it out, see what you think, and you can always delete it I guess. :)
  • Review of Microsoft word Apr 7, 2019

    By Norcal Reservoir Dog
    Well I use Microsoft word at work, the mobile version is vastly inferior. If it were free, I probably couldn’t complain. But, if you want to get the capability of redlining documents and other important work-related actions, you have to purchase the subscription. This is where the trouble begins. Microsoft support is terrible. Several times a year the program won’t work and tells me I need a subscription. I’ve spent hours on the phone with Microsoft since I first purchased this program. There’s some sort of company disconnect between their accounting department and mobile services. This needs to be fixed. Regarding the applications performance, at best it’s OK. It tends to be slow, saving a document while you were working on it is not as straightforward as it should be, and if you want to dictate, you better proofread twice. Many of the desired editing features are not available in this mobile application. Formatting is next to impossible and many many other features are not available. While I don’t think you can expect 100% duplication, iPad cost more than most PCs, have ample memory, and should be capable of handling all of the commands necessary to do a competent job of preparing a word document. And you should not have to have an external keyboard with your iPad to perform the tasks. Bottom line, The program is livable, but not particularly likable.
  • Oct 22, 2021

    By lyle polyak
    Text to Speach Helpful, but GLITCHY: It's wonderful to have my tablet read back a document to me, because I catch my errors more commonly hearing a script read aloud than reading words off a page... but 1 in 3 times, when the reader reaches the end of a page and advances, it re-reads the paragraph it just finished. There are also common words that it pronouces incorrectly, for instace, when I say "We're getting a new chair for Laura's SAKE," I do not mean the chair is for her Japanese rice wine.
  • Oct 19, 2021

    By A Google user
    This used to be a pretty decent app, until the last update. Now, whenever i try to send an e-mail, the app crashes. Rebooting my phone did not help. Is there a way to back up to the previous revision? That one at least worked. This feature upgrade makes it useless. I can't even send an e-mail to the developer.
  • Oct 22, 2021

    By Lamin Gassama
    Fine for the most part, except that, for some reason, when I momentarily leave an opened page that is being edited, in order to briefly attend to another task, the page closes before the editing is complete. So, I find myself having to re-open a page just to complete the editing.
  • Smooth Transition Between iPad to PC Jan 12, 2021

    By Unimatrix002
    I’ve been using Word for iPad, iPhone, and my Dell laptop for a couple of months and experienced a very smooth transition from one device to another. One problem I had was that fancy fonts I was using on my PC didn’t carry over to my iPad (I’ve got to download those fonts I think; I haven’t done that yet). For most of my typing, I prefer Courier and simple fonts anyway, so it’s not a problem. A few times there were too many differences between devices (I probably left my file open on a different device) and the app asked me which version of the document to use; it worked just like Word’s manuscript comparison function where it highlights the differences between the two files (which is much better than Scrivener—I’ve lost several version of my manuscripts in Scrivener when it couldn’t resolve differences between a file on my laptop and on another device). This app doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that my Word for PC offers, but it has enough. I’m happy with it.
  • Oct 13, 2021

    By G_Dela Cruz, Aleeyah Kym R.
    I am elated that I can make documents without opening my computer since this app is available in mobile devices. I can also use it offline. However, whenever I try to insert a picture and move them to the place I want, it doesn't move to that place and stays where it is originally inserted, even though I set the wrap text to Behind Text. It's buggy and I'm not happy about it because I like saving time, but these problems are deterring it and it's making my head hurt. Please fix it.
  • Oct 17, 2021

    By cøffee tøffee
    I love this app! But I have a slight problem. And it only happens on my computer. The other day I had a science essay to write and it started out fine. But then a few days after I started the essay I went to write a conclusion, and I got half way through it when suddenly it disappeared. But it hadn't been deleted. I clicked it three times and it reappeared with no process deleted. But when I went to click it, it did it again. This continues to happen. Please fix this bug. I love word!
  • Typos and automatically spelling Jun 9, 2021

    By homeschool!
    My name is Madysan D. Clark an di want to tell you some reasons why word isn't the best nor bette than google docs. I love word, but the only thing i don't like about it is this: In google docs it corrects all of your incorrect spelling, but it dosen't do that here on word. On word if you have a typo it will eaither not automatically correct it or when it has that little red squiggle line nderneath the word and then you click on it it won't even give you options on what the word you were probably trying to spell. I know that word can't be exactly like google docs, but that dosn't mean that it can't be better. I think google docs and word are the same and i'm sure that you don't want to be the same. My advice to you, is to fix this problem and then look for ways to make word even better so that you can't even compeat with google docs. I love word, but if you don't fix this then i'm gonna stop using it and not only that but i'll use google docs instead. I know you don't want people not using your products, hey, i dont wnat it eaither! So, fix this please, fix this.
  • It’s Word, man. Aug 22, 2020

    By Random Satisfied Customer
    Great app. Business and academic apps like this are sometimes harder to navigate on iPads or smart devices because you can’t see all the icons like you would on a laptop screen, and the layout is a little different, but it still does mostly everything you’d need for work or school. There are certain things that you can’t do unless you pay and upgrade to premium, like getting unlimited text colors, but that’s pretty much what you get with every app these days. The app still lets you be cheap and get away with making word documents without premium if you don’t want all the bells and whistles included, and it’s still functional, so I don’t personally mind not having premium. You can get by without it if you don’t want to spend the extra money-shoutout to all the broke college students out there and all the kids whose parents won’t let them upgrade- but if you’re willing/have the means to pay, hats off to ya. All in all, it serves its purpose and does what it’s supposed to, it’s not glitchy, and it’s pretty easy to use. I like it. So, that’s my two cents in the subject. Try it out, see what you think, and you can always delete it I guess. :)
  • Review of Microsoft word Apr 7, 2019

    By Norcal Reservoir Dog
    Well I use Microsoft word at work, the mobile version is vastly inferior. If it were free, I probably couldn’t complain. But, if you want to get the capability of redlining documents and other important work-related actions, you have to purchase the subscription. This is where the trouble begins. Microsoft support is terrible. Several times a year the program won’t work and tells me I need a subscription. I’ve spent hours on the phone with Microsoft since I first purchased this program. There’s some sort of company disconnect between their accounting department and mobile services. This needs to be fixed. Regarding the applications performance, at best it’s OK. It tends to be slow, saving a document while you were working on it is not as straightforward as it should be, and if you want to dictate, you better proofread twice. Many of the desired editing features are not available in this mobile application. Formatting is next to impossible and many many other features are not available. While I don’t think you can expect 100% duplication, iPad cost more than most PCs, have ample memory, and should be capable of handling all of the commands necessary to do a competent job of preparing a word document. And you should not have to have an external keyboard with your iPad to perform the tasks. Bottom line, The program is livable, but not particularly likable.
  • Oct 22, 2021

    By lyle polyak
    Text to Speach Helpful, but GLITCHY: It's wonderful to have my tablet read back a document to me, because I catch my errors more commonly hearing a script read aloud than reading words off a page... but 1 in 3 times, when the reader reaches the end of a page and advances, it re-reads the paragraph it just finished. There are also common words that it pronouces incorrectly, for instace, when I say "We're getting a new chair for Laura's SAKE," I do not mean the chair is for her Japanese rice wine.
  • Oct 19, 2021

    By A Google user
    This used to be a pretty decent app, until the last update. Now, whenever i try to send an e-mail, the app crashes. Rebooting my phone did not help. Is there a way to back up to the previous revision? That one at least worked. This feature upgrade makes it useless. I can't even send an e-mail to the developer.
  • Oct 22, 2021

    By Lamin Gassama
    Fine for the most part, except that, for some reason, when I momentarily leave an opened page that is being edited, in order to briefly attend to another task, the page closes before the editing is complete. So, I find myself having to re-open a page just to complete the editing.
  • Smooth Transition Between iPad to PC Jan 12, 2021

    By Unimatrix002
    I’ve been using Word for iPad, iPhone, and my Dell laptop for a couple of months and experienced a very smooth transition from one device to another. One problem I had was that fancy fonts I was using on my PC didn’t carry over to my iPad (I’ve got to download those fonts I think; I haven’t done that yet). For most of my typing, I prefer Courier and simple fonts anyway, so it’s not a problem. A few times there were too many differences between devices (I probably left my file open on a different device) and the app asked me which version of the document to use; it worked just like Word’s manuscript comparison function where it highlights the differences between the two files (which is much better than Scrivener—I’ve lost several version of my manuscripts in Scrivener when it couldn’t resolve differences between a file on my laptop and on another device). This app doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that my Word for PC offers, but it has enough. I’m happy with it.
  • Oct 13, 2021

    By G_Dela Cruz, Aleeyah Kym R.
    I am elated that I can make documents without opening my computer since this app is available in mobile devices. I can also use it offline. However, whenever I try to insert a picture and move them to the place I want, it doesn't move to that place and stays where it is originally inserted, even though I set the wrap text to Behind Text. It's buggy and I'm not happy about it because I like saving time, but these problems are deterring it and it's making my head hurt. Please fix it.
  • Oct 17, 2021

    By cøffee tøffee
    I love this app! But I have a slight problem. And it only happens on my computer. The other day I had a science essay to write and it started out fine. But then a few days after I started the essay I went to write a conclusion, and I got half way through it when suddenly it disappeared. But it hadn't been deleted. I clicked it three times and it reappeared with no process deleted. But when I went to click it, it did it again. This continues to happen. Please fix this bug. I love word!
  • Typos and automatically spelling Jun 9, 2021

    By homeschool!
    My name is Madysan D. Clark an di want to tell you some reasons why word isn't the best nor bette than google docs. I love word, but the only thing i don't like about it is this: In google docs it corrects all of your incorrect spelling, but it dosen't do that here on word. On word if you have a typo it will eaither not automatically correct it or when it has that little red squiggle line nderneath the word and then you click on it it won't even give you options on what the word you were probably trying to spell. I know that word can't be exactly like google docs, but that dosn't mean that it can't be better. I think google docs and word are the same and i'm sure that you don't want to be the same. My advice to you, is to fix this problem and then look for ways to make word even better so that you can't even compeat with google docs. I love word, but if you don't fix this then i'm gonna stop using it and not only that but i'll use google docs instead. I know you don't want people not using your products, hey, i dont wnat it eaither! So, fix this please, fix this.
  • Why I hate, hate, Word. Oct 29, 2019

    By Strat/Gibson/Kramer
    Word. In a single word to describe it, terrible. Or this word, frustrating, or this word aggravating, or another word, crashes, how about freezes. I could go on and on about it, but my main complaint is it try’s to be to helpful and that’s where it gets itself into trouble. Originally if you had a mid-spelled word it would hi light it and offer suggestions. Now when it’s highlighted it takes you to other prompts before bringing you to where you wanted to be in the first place. Next it randomly capitalizes words in the middle of sentences and occasionally will do it when it begins the next line. I hate if I’ve written a 300 page manuscript, gone back to say page 164 to change something, saving it to that page, close it, when I reopen it later I’m back at page one. It may not seem like much, but when you’re writing 5 hours plus at a time, it becomes maddening. The worst insult? I pay for this misery!
  • Oct 22, 2021

    By Garrett Miller
    Before in the past I was able to use this software without paying for extra features I didn't need, now I need to pay a subscription just to be able to create a simple text document? In my opinion not worth adding to a sea of subscription services I already pay for when there are better, free open source alternatives out there... Too bad there aren't many on this marketplace when in the end its all about making all the money...
  • The editing experience is terrible Oct 20, 2019

    By Ki2rin
    In most times, the prompt jumps to the very first line after a few second later whenever I touch the middle of the screen to edit a docx file. This is very annoying since my file is of 98 pages. Then I should pull down the scroll bar to the bottom of the document. This happens very often, especially when in Mobile view. The second thing is about the page loading steps or speed. By moving down the scroll bar the pages are loaded incrementally. But it has too many steps to the bottom page. Scrolling down the bar to the bottom of the screen loads pages a little. I couldn’t find a good way to jump to the bottom page at once. And this happens in Mobile view. The third frustrating thing is the reaction speed is not just slow, it’s really slow. When I type a character, say A, that appears in the screen after about 0.3~0.5s. This issue also has something to do with Mobile view, I think. The fourth is about moving the cursor with a long-touch. This not only related to Word but to all the other Office 365 applications I guess. This app adopting the obsolete way shows a convex glass that zoom-in around the cursor when I long-touch the screen. Apple changed the way it moves the cursor since iOS 13 if I’m right. I’m not gonna explain it in detail here but the new way is much elegant and gives seamless experience in editing the text.
  • Love/Hate relationship with Word on iPad Jun 18, 2020

    By rkr9knight
    I’ve used Word for years, and I am really good at it and take advantage of the really cool features that other word processor programs lack. The desktop version of Word is amazing!! However, Word on the iPad is mediocre! For instance, I utilize fields and cross reference data between different parts of a document, which is a huge time saver for me. Unfortunately, I’m unable to take advantage of this feature on my iPad, which means, that I must work on a laptop or desktop computer to really get the benefits of using Word in this day and age. Also, I really don’t like the automatic saving feature because I frequently use templates that I do not want to overwrite while working and the automatic saving feature makes this impossible. Please fix this! I wish there was a way to select, in the settings, a “discontinue automatic saving” option. If Google Docs had these features, I would likely make a permanent switch to that program because I appreciate working seamlessly with others. Also, as one who works in schools, I see that high school students have been trained in Google Docs and they aren’t familiar with using Word. I see a need to get with the times and I’m not seeing Word advance it’s features; however, as long as the above options are only available on Word, I will be sticking with them. Please, make these crucial features available on the app version of Word as well!
  • Says your document is saved but it really isn’t + lagging May 11, 2021

    By Burthh
    I came to write this review because I have lost my second document. I would be typing in Word, then it would start lagging to the point where I would have to save the document and then force close out of it. I would open it again, type until I was done, and then save the file again. It’s important to note that not only did I have auto save on while typing, but I also turn it off and manually save my documents before closing the app. This is the second time I’ve discovered that Word lost my data, or just didn’t even save it like it told me it did. I have never had a program say it has saved data, and then turn around and delete it or not actually save it. I thought it was an unfortunate accident the first time it happened, but now that it’s happened again, I’m really irritated. I found another review from AN ENTIRE YEAR AGO where they had this exact same thing happen to them. This issue is such a downer, especially if you’re like me and lose entire essays that take hours to write and edit. I downloaded this app because I grew up with Word and I don’t understand how to use the formatting tools in Google docs. Needless to say, I’ll be looking into that a bit more. This app lags like crazy regardless if your data is lost or not, so I would really consider that before downloading.
  • Oct 21, 2021

    By Diluma Kodagoda
    I had spent almost two hours working on a document after I finally finished I saved it and the next day when I went to open it in order to submit the documents it said " sorry cannot open unreadable content" I spent about two hours on it! And wasn't even able to post it on time, just fix it please I do not want this to happen again!
  • Love data losses that Microsoft can do nothing about? Then this app is for you! Jan 30, 2020

    By My Official Review
    I’m writing this review as a warning. I had about 10 Word documents saved on my phone. I do use this app from time to time whenever I feel like adding something to a document. But tonight, everything changed. I come back to the app so I can edit a document. However, when I tapped on it, an error message appeared saying, “Sorry, this document is stored on an unsupported server location.” Good thing I had a copy of the document... right? Nope! Every single one of my dox had the same error. I can no longer access these files from anywhere. All of my stuff is gone now. Forever. This has never happened to me or anyone I know before, but it has been an issue in the past. I looked up this issue, and found a few forum posts about this exact issue. And guess what Microsoft’s response was? Give up. There’s nothing they can do to help you if this happens. Just like that, you’re back to zero. If this didn’t happen, I absolutely would give this app maybe a 4-star rating. But since this happened, I don’t think I can trust Microsoft with my data anymore. NONE of this is my fault. I don’t know what to do with the app at this point, because I still might use it for future projects, but I’m terrified that this will happen again.
  • Use with Caution-Random Crashes Cause Data Lisa May 10, 2020

    By squidney17
    I have been using Microsoft word on pc, mac, and iPad for several years and mostly had a good experience. Until recently with the iPad app, which I use almost everyday. The app will randomly crash and delete hours worth of progress I had made on a document. It freezes, sits, and then force closes and when I reopen, my hard work is gone. I auto save to Dropbox, and after experiencing this crash issue multiple times, I periodically go in and out of documents to make sure they are saving, as well as check the menu bar to see that it says “changes are automatically saved to Dropbox.” Which it always does, even during that hour of work that didn’t save after the crash! Why is it telling me it’s saving when it’s really not? I don’t believe this a Dropbox issue, because word itself is crashing. Last time it crashed when I was exiting the document (doing my insane self-checking because I’m so paranoid about this problem). Just froze, and I knew that it was too late. There’s nothing more devastating. I’ve troubleshooted this problem, but no progress yet. I’m considering another word processor app at this point, but that would be inconvenient because no one else has Dropbox integration. Fix your app, please. This is ridiculous.
  • Oct 21, 2021

    By Katie Graves
    Incredibly buggy. Lost my work, asks me to sign in and then freeze not letting me..... It's starting to not be worth the subscription price. It would be a fine program if I could trust it to save my stuff and stop freezing up on me. Very upsetting.
  • Unusable when I need it the most Jan 8, 2021

    By Pocketfrogger101
    I have always used Word for as long as I can remember to write essays for school, create a resume for a job, or just to write random notes when needed. But right now I am so frustrated with Word. I have a brand new IPad and even paid for the high end keyboard so I could do my work for school. I downloaded this app because I thought it would work great for my many homework assignments and study guides I had to get done. But all it has done is frustrate me and make me want to throw the thing across the room! It has many great features (when logged in) and should be capable of handling my typing skills, but for some reason it can’t? The lag on this app is CRAZY bad. I can’t get anything done on bigger files where I have more than 15 pages and over 3,000 words...which is not even a lot?? The app is unusable, if I can’t type at the pace I need to with 3,000 words in my document then this app is a bust. Another great thing about the app is that even when you have the “Auto-Save” on, it likes to not save all of your work and make you start all over again! Even better when it crashes! I’ve seen these issues on forums that have come up from all the way back when the app launched. Come on Microsoft, I expected better.
  • Oct 12, 2021

    By MudFoots
    For the love of all things grammerly, program a way to use a mouse to select text!! Currently to select text you must use your finger. With a mouse (in DEX mode) you cannot. It is extremely difficult to cut, paste, highlight, etc. with only touch controls. This error is across all Microsoft products. Yes, I have sent unanswered emails to the developer.
  • img Community
    I’m always using Microsoft Word, whether I’m writing a 500 word article, updating my resume or writing a cover letter. It’s a great tool on my phone because it’s right there anytime I need it.
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    2 years ago

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  • It’s Word, man. Aug 22, 2020

    By Random Satisfied Customer
    Great app. Business and academic apps like this are sometimes harder to navigate on iPads or smart devices because you can’t see all the icons like you would on a laptop screen, and the layout is a little different, but it still does mostly everything you’d need for work or school. There are certain things that you can’t do unless you pay and upgrade to premium, like getting unlimited text colors, but that’s pretty much what you get with every app these days. The app still lets you be cheap and get away with making word documents without premium if you don’t want all the bells and whistles included, and it’s still functional, so I don’t personally mind not having premium. You can get by without it if you don’t want to spend the extra money-shoutout to all the broke college students out there and all the kids whose parents won’t let them upgrade- but if you’re willing/have the means to pay, hats off to ya. All in all, it serves its purpose and does what it’s supposed to, it’s not glitchy, and it’s pretty easy to use. I like it. So, that’s my two cents in the subject. Try it out, see what you think, and you can always delete it I guess. :)
  • Smooth Transition Between iPad to PC Jan 12, 2021

    By Unimatrix002
    I’ve been using Word for iPad, iPhone, and my Dell laptop for a couple of months and experienced a very smooth transition from one device to another. One problem I had was that fancy fonts I was using on my PC didn’t carry over to my iPad (I’ve got to download those fonts I think; I haven’t done that yet). For most of my typing, I prefer Courier and simple fonts anyway, so it’s not a problem. A few times there were too many differences between devices (I probably left my file open on a different device) and the app asked me which version of the document to use; it worked just like Word’s manuscript comparison function where it highlights the differences between the two files (which is much better than Scrivener—I’ve lost several version of my manuscripts in Scrivener when it couldn’t resolve differences between a file on my laptop and on another device). This app doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that my Word for PC offers, but it has enough. I’m happy with it.
  • Why I hate, hate, Word. Oct 29, 2019

    By Strat/Gibson/Kramer
    Word. In a single word to describe it, terrible. Or this word, frustrating, or this word aggravating, or another word, crashes, how about freezes. I could go on and on about it, but my main complaint is it try’s to be to helpful and that’s where it gets itself into trouble. Originally if you had a mid-spelled word it would hi light it and offer suggestions. Now when it’s highlighted it takes you to other prompts before bringing you to where you wanted to be in the first place. Next it randomly capitalizes words in the middle of sentences and occasionally will do it when it begins the next line. I hate if I’ve written a 300 page manuscript, gone back to say page 164 to change something, saving it to that page, close it, when I reopen it later I’m back at page one. It may not seem like much, but when you’re writing 5 hours plus at a time, it becomes maddening. The worst insult? I pay for this misery!
  • Oct 12, 2021

    By lazarus.s manzviyi
    Very good for me to use. ,l can do my assignments even on transit l can still proceed with the work which l was doing on my computer. Microsoft word is simple to use, icons are easy to identify. The app doesn't require update which take data and occupy more space in the mobile phone. I recommend other people to use this app for their , assignments, keeping information that you always want to use time and again.
  • File location/Search/Properties issue Oct 3, 2019

    By MD922
    For the most part, I love Microsoft Word. However if I don’t remember where I put a file and I haven’t used it for a while it won’t show up in my recent and I have the hardest time trying to find it. It would be nice if you could search through all the locations that you have saved in the locations spot instead of going to each one separately to find your missing file. Once I found my file, which I did not find through Microsoft word (I had to go to my files on my iPhone where I found the file quickly since it was in the cloud from my Mac desktop), I was unable to open it up. HOWEVER, I cannot find anywhere under file properties or anywhere else where I can find where it is located, it should be in the file properties section, also it would be really handy if they allowed you to click from there to change the location of where you keep your file.
  • Best there is - not without it’s problems Mar 29, 2020

    By Kirbyeous
    The word app on iPad is, no doubt, the best way to write documents on the iPad. I have experimented with many other platforms, and the word app is simply the closest we’re gonna get to a computer-like experience on the iPad. It does have it’s limitations, however. There are a couple features that this app needs to encorporate to become more like the desktop version. But overall, I am happy with it. With the new mouse/trackpad compatibility that’s come to iPad’s through the 13.4 update, the iPad has taken one big leap forward in becoming an independent productivity tool. HOWEVER, the devlopers of productivity apps need to update their apps to encorporate the beautiful new mouse/trackpad updates! The quicker the better! The first writing apps that can encorporate that will easily be the new hype. At the moment, this app functions no different with a mouse :(.
  • Oct 19, 2021

    By A Google user
    This used to be a pretty decent app, until the last update. Now, whenever i try to send an e-mail, the app crashes. Rebooting my phone did not help. Is there a way to back up to the previous revision? That one at least worked. This feature upgrade makes it useless. I can't even send an e-mail to the developer.
  • Oct 22, 2021

    By Lamin Gassama
    Fine for the most part, except that, for some reason, when I momentarily leave an opened page that is being edited, in order to briefly attend to another task, the page closes before the editing is complete. So, I find myself having to re-open a page just to complete the editing.
  • Oct 17, 2021

    By cøffee tøffee
    I love this app! But I have a slight problem. And it only happens on my computer. The other day I had a science essay to write and it started out fine. But then a few days after I started the essay I went to write a conclusion, and I got half way through it when suddenly it disappeared. But it hadn't been deleted. I clicked it three times and it reappeared with no process deleted. But when I went to click it, it did it again. This continues to happen. Please fix this bug. I love word!
  • Typos and automatically spelling Jun 9, 2021

    By homeschool!
    My name is Madysan D. Clark an di want to tell you some reasons why word isn't the best nor bette than google docs. I love word, but the only thing i don't like about it is this: In google docs it corrects all of your incorrect spelling, but it dosen't do that here on word. On word if you have a typo it will eaither not automatically correct it or when it has that little red squiggle line nderneath the word and then you click on it it won't even give you options on what the word you were probably trying to spell. I know that word can't be exactly like google docs, but that dosn't mean that it can't be better. I think google docs and word are the same and i'm sure that you don't want to be the same. My advice to you, is to fix this problem and then look for ways to make word even better so that you can't even compeat with google docs. I love word, but if you don't fix this then i'm gonna stop using it and not only that but i'll use google docs instead. I know you don't want people not using your products, hey, i dont wnat it eaither! So, fix this please, fix this.
  • Oct 11, 2021

    By Liz Oliveira
    It's a good app but there are some things that could be better. One example of this would be that you could change font size manually and not just automatic suggestions that can't be changed. 72 don't size and 42 font size. That's the size difference between for example. What if I just want 60 and 72 is too large for the page?
  • New version not as good as the previous one Sep 9, 2018

    By terrilee_nc
    Verdict: if you want to/need to use Office across your devices, get this. If not, use Pages or Google Docs. They will both allow you to open & edit Word docs & Save docs as Word. Though it’s really handy to have Office products on my phone so I can edit files without having to go to my laptop, I’m not keen on the latest version of Word for iOS. It’s just clunkier to use. It took me quite a bit of poking around just to find the editing control menus. And when I copy & paste text into a new document, it only pastes the text, not any original formatting. I don’t see any paste options such as there are in Word for windows. Example: I have an email with text formatted as a table. Previously, if I copied & pasted into a new doc, it pasted as a table. Now, it just pastes the text with generic font & no formatting except paragraph breaks. I completely lose the table. It seems this app has gotten more bare-bones rather than feature-full. It’s good enough, but if I have an Office subscription, I expect a little more.
  • Review of Microsoft word Apr 7, 2019

    By Norcal Reservoir Dog
    Well I use Microsoft word at work, the mobile version is vastly inferior. If it were free, I probably couldn’t complain. But, if you want to get the capability of redlining documents and other important work-related actions, you have to purchase the subscription. This is where the trouble begins. Microsoft support is terrible. Several times a year the program won’t work and tells me I need a subscription. I’ve spent hours on the phone with Microsoft since I first purchased this program. There’s some sort of company disconnect between their accounting department and mobile services. This needs to be fixed. Regarding the applications performance, at best it’s OK. It tends to be slow, saving a document while you were working on it is not as straightforward as it should be, and if you want to dictate, you better proofread twice. Many of the desired editing features are not available in this mobile application. Formatting is next to impossible and many many other features are not available. While I don’t think you can expect 100% duplication, iPad cost more than most PCs, have ample memory, and should be capable of handling all of the commands necessary to do a competent job of preparing a word document. And you should not have to have an external keyboard with your iPad to perform the tasks. Bottom line, The program is livable, but not particularly likable.
  • Oct 22, 2021

    By lyle polyak
    Text to Speach Helpful, but GLITCHY: It's wonderful to have my tablet read back a document to me, because I catch my errors more commonly hearing a script read aloud than reading words off a page... but 1 in 3 times, when the reader reaches the end of a page and advances, it re-reads the paragraph it just finished. There are also common words that it pronouces incorrectly, for instace, when I say "We're getting a new chair for Laura's SAKE," I do not mean the chair is for her Japanese rice wine.
  • Oct 13, 2021

    By G_Dela Cruz, Aleeyah Kym R.
    I am elated that I can make documents without opening my computer since this app is available in mobile devices. I can also use it offline. However, whenever I try to insert a picture and move them to the place I want, it doesn't move to that place and stays where it is originally inserted, even though I set the wrap text to Behind Text. It's buggy and I'm not happy about it because I like saving time, but these problems are deterring it and it's making my head hurt. Please fix it.
  • Oct 9, 2021

    By Shankar Sen
    1. When superscript or subscript added to a word attached (without any space), all the characters of the word gets converted to superscript or subscript. This is annoying. 2. Dark mode applies to only periphery, not whole document. At night we have to still work on white document which is eye distressing. Please fix the above mentioned issues.
  • The editing experience is terrible Oct 20, 2019

    By Ki2rin
    In most times, the prompt jumps to the very first line after a few second later whenever I touch the middle of the screen to edit a docx file. This is very annoying since my file is of 98 pages. Then I should pull down the scroll bar to the bottom of the document. This happens very often, especially when in Mobile view. The second thing is about the page loading steps or speed. By moving down the scroll bar the pages are loaded incrementally. But it has too many steps to the bottom page. Scrolling down the bar to the bottom of the screen loads pages a little. I couldn’t find a good way to jump to the bottom page at once. And this happens in Mobile view. The third frustrating thing is the reaction speed is not just slow, it’s really slow. When I type a character, say A, that appears in the screen after about 0.3~0.5s. This issue also has something to do with Mobile view, I think. The fourth is about moving the cursor with a long-touch. This not only related to Word but to all the other Office 365 applications I guess. This app adopting the obsolete way shows a convex glass that zoom-in around the cursor when I long-touch the screen. Apple changed the way it moves the cursor since iOS 13 if I’m right. I’m not gonna explain it in detail here but the new way is much elegant and gives seamless experience in editing the text.
  • Love/Hate relationship with Word on iPad Jun 18, 2020

    By rkr9knight
    I’ve used Word for years, and I am really good at it and take advantage of the really cool features that other word processor programs lack. The desktop version of Word is amazing!! However, Word on the iPad is mediocre! For instance, I utilize fields and cross reference data between different parts of a document, which is a huge time saver for me. Unfortunately, I’m unable to take advantage of this feature on my iPad, which means, that I must work on a laptop or desktop computer to really get the benefits of using Word in this day and age. Also, I really don’t like the automatic saving feature because I frequently use templates that I do not want to overwrite while working and the automatic saving feature makes this impossible. Please fix this! I wish there was a way to select, in the settings, a “discontinue automatic saving” option. If Google Docs had these features, I would likely make a permanent switch to that program because I appreciate working seamlessly with others. Also, as one who works in schools, I see that high school students have been trained in Google Docs and they aren’t familiar with using Word. I see a need to get with the times and I’m not seeing Word advance it’s features; however, as long as the above options are only available on Word, I will be sticking with them. Please, make these crucial features available on the app version of Word as well!
  • Says your document is saved but it really isn’t + lagging May 11, 2021

    By Burthh
    I came to write this review because I have lost my second document. I would be typing in Word, then it would start lagging to the point where I would have to save the document and then force close out of it. I would open it again, type until I was done, and then save the file again. It’s important to note that not only did I have auto save on while typing, but I also turn it off and manually save my documents before closing the app. This is the second time I’ve discovered that Word lost my data, or just didn’t even save it like it told me it did. I have never had a program say it has saved data, and then turn around and delete it or not actually save it. I thought it was an unfortunate accident the first time it happened, but now that it’s happened again, I’m really irritated. I found another review from AN ENTIRE YEAR AGO where they had this exact same thing happen to them. This issue is such a downer, especially if you’re like me and lose entire essays that take hours to write and edit. I downloaded this app because I grew up with Word and I don’t understand how to use the formatting tools in Google docs. Needless to say, I’ll be looking into that a bit more. This app lags like crazy regardless if your data is lost or not, so I would really consider that before downloading.
  • Love data losses that Microsoft can do nothing about? Then this app is for you! Jan 30, 2020

    By My Official Review
    I’m writing this review as a warning. I had about 10 Word documents saved on my phone. I do use this app from time to time whenever I feel like adding something to a document. But tonight, everything changed. I come back to the app so I can edit a document. However, when I tapped on it, an error message appeared saying, “Sorry, this document is stored on an unsupported server location.” Good thing I had a copy of the document... right? Nope! Every single one of my dox had the same error. I can no longer access these files from anywhere. All of my stuff is gone now. Forever. This has never happened to me or anyone I know before, but it has been an issue in the past. I looked up this issue, and found a few forum posts about this exact issue. And guess what Microsoft’s response was? Give up. There’s nothing they can do to help you if this happens. Just like that, you’re back to zero. If this didn’t happen, I absolutely would give this app maybe a 4-star rating. But since this happened, I don’t think I can trust Microsoft with my data anymore. NONE of this is my fault. I don’t know what to do with the app at this point, because I still might use it for future projects, but I’m terrified that this will happen again.
  • Use with Caution-Random Crashes Cause Data Lisa May 10, 2020

    By squidney17
    I have been using Microsoft word on pc, mac, and iPad for several years and mostly had a good experience. Until recently with the iPad app, which I use almost everyday. The app will randomly crash and delete hours worth of progress I had made on a document. It freezes, sits, and then force closes and when I reopen, my hard work is gone. I auto save to Dropbox, and after experiencing this crash issue multiple times, I periodically go in and out of documents to make sure they are saving, as well as check the menu bar to see that it says “changes are automatically saved to Dropbox.” Which it always does, even during that hour of work that didn’t save after the crash! Why is it telling me it’s saving when it’s really not? I don’t believe this a Dropbox issue, because word itself is crashing. Last time it crashed when I was exiting the document (doing my insane self-checking because I’m so paranoid about this problem). Just froze, and I knew that it was too late. There’s nothing more devastating. I’ve troubleshooted this problem, but no progress yet. I’m considering another word processor app at this point, but that would be inconvenient because no one else has Dropbox integration. Fix your app, please. This is ridiculous.
  • Oct 21, 2021

    By Katie Graves
    Incredibly buggy. Lost my work, asks me to sign in and then freeze not letting me..... It's starting to not be worth the subscription price. It would be a fine program if I could trust it to save my stuff and stop freezing up on me. Very upsetting.
  • Unusable when I need it the most Jan 8, 2021

    By Pocketfrogger101
    I have always used Word for as long as I can remember to write essays for school, create a resume for a job, or just to write random notes when needed. But right now I am so frustrated with Word. I have a brand new IPad and even paid for the high end keyboard so I could do my work for school. I downloaded this app because I thought it would work great for my many homework assignments and study guides I had to get done. But all it has done is frustrate me and make me want to throw the thing across the room! It has many great features (when logged in) and should be capable of handling my typing skills, but for some reason it can’t? The lag on this app is CRAZY bad. I can’t get anything done on bigger files where I have more than 15 pages and over 3,000 words...which is not even a lot?? The app is unusable, if I can’t type at the pace I need to with 3,000 words in my document then this app is a bust. Another great thing about the app is that even when you have the “Auto-Save” on, it likes to not save all of your work and make you start all over again! Even better when it crashes! I’ve seen these issues on forums that have come up from all the way back when the app launched. Come on Microsoft, I expected better.
  • Oct 12, 2021

    By MudFoots
    For the love of all things grammerly, program a way to use a mouse to select text!! Currently to select text you must use your finger. With a mouse (in DEX mode) you cannot. It is extremely difficult to cut, paste, highlight, etc. with only touch controls. This error is across all Microsoft products. Yes, I have sent unanswered emails to the developer.
  • Laggy and frustfrating. Feb 21, 2019

    By one of a student
    This app is laggy and wonky as hell. It have a great concept but it is still just a great concept. The lagging is real. You can even see when you try to scroll the pages, it is janky and irritating. Typing is lagged, sometimes a few words behind. ‘Drawing’ is a nice feature but the writings moved a bit after you remove the pencil, so it became really not precise. If I’m writing with my pencil, it shift either to the right or left a bit from where I jot down, making a very not smooth, irritating writing experience. The eraser is even worse. You can erase a word and then the next one won’t, and it brings forward the keyboard instead. The only fix I could do was when that happened, I turn on drawing with fingers and erases with my finger instead. So annoying. If you want to move your writing, it won’t select more than one object at a time, which means you have to move letters by letters, unlike onenote which you could lasso a bunch of stuff. It’s just so annoying. If you’re wondering why I didn’t use onenote, I do use onenote. It’s just this one class that give options of lecture notes in docs format, and we have a bunch of definitions and calculations in a single lecture note, so I typed when it were definitions, and write when doing calculations.
  • Oct 8, 2021

    By Swormah
    Great app. Love working on it. A lot better than other Doc apps BUT lately have been giving me a hard time. Either what I type doesn't appear until I restart the app or it doesn't let me create a new balnk document. And sometimes it doesn't let me select anything or delete the texts I wanna delete. Movement in this app is slightly frustrating. If these things are fixed, this app will be a life saver for me
  • Oct 22, 2021

    By Garrett Miller
    Before in the past I was able to use this software without paying for extra features I didn't need, now I need to pay a subscription just to be able to create a simple text document? In my opinion not worth adding to a sea of subscription services I already pay for when there are better, free open source alternatives out there... Too bad there aren't many on this marketplace when in the end its all about making all the money...
  • Oct 21, 2021

    By Diluma Kodagoda
    I had spent almost two hours working on a document after I finally finished I saved it and the next day when I went to open it in order to submit the documents it said " sorry cannot open unreadable content" I spent about two hours on it! And wasn't even able to post it on time, just fix it please I do not want this to happen again!
  • Please fix your synchronization Jul 17, 2021

    By Greatly disappointed user
    I’m a student and I always use iPad and PC at the same time to answer my exam questions. PC for typed answers and iPad for handwritten notes. However there is a problem with synchronization between pc and ipad. The things that I’ve erased on iPad will not be deleted on pc and at the end everything is stacking on top of each other and I have to use so much time to fix it, do you know it affected my grades greatly. I was so desperate crying because the exam is 1.5hrs and I spent 30 mins just to fix this stupid issue. Please work on it asap, people are relying on this feature with time sensitive work 😭. Another thing to mention is a file that I could edit on my PC could be read only on iPad. I’m using the same account and it’s my file, why couldn’t I edit it?! It’s super duper frustrating you know, because it sometimes allow to edit on both devices but occasionally it doesn’t. And guess what, that occasion was during my exam. I couldn’t complete my handwritten parts with my iPad, and it wasted so much of my time to find out why but nvr got an answer, and I used a paper at the end. What does that mean? This app has failed its purpose. Alright? Don’t just try to fix it, make sure you fix it and optimize it, never allow a next time to happen.
  • Oct 22, 2021

    By Kenni Smith
    WORST APP EVER. I downloaded this because I need it for school. I go to type up my school work and they lock me out my account. I get back into my account and they immediately do it again. Thank you Microsoft for screwing me over and making it where I'm not able to do my school work 🙃. Don't even waste your time or space downloading.
  • Oct 7, 2021

    By Scott
    This is great to open word documents on a mobile platform. For trying to do any kind of edits to a word document from a cell phone, this is easily one of the most poorly functioning apps I've ever tried to use. I'm just trying to edit text on a charity donation request flyer and it's virtually impossible to select the lines and areas that I need to.
  • Sign-in EVERY TIME??? For a word processor app!?! Jul 28, 2021

    By E.j.Teegarden
    I am fed up with “word.” After years of use it has been my experience that there is always something to deal with when it comes to Microsoft, particularly “word.” Purchase, after purchase, subscription after subscription, you would think that they would value their customers by providing services paid for at bare minimum, let alone making things harder on them. Specifically, to use this app on iPad Pro I have to sign in every time I use it; I mean, seriously? To use a word processing application that is already missing half the features that are offered on most other platforms? Um, Really? -If you are okay having to sign into an application EVERY SINGLE TIME, just to type out a quick note or report, as if it was an email or the like (which don’t even require logging in every use), then do your thing; but, if after years of investing in company feel like it is just never enough, then this app just may not be for you. If this is you, then there are plenty of smaller developers who still believe in valuing their customers by at least providing them with the services they originally paid for, while Apple, among many, many others, value the consumer by providing these services FOR FREE!!!
  • Only good if you need it for school or work. Sep 14, 2021

    By dolly.llama
    This app used to be pre-loaded on all computers as just a standard for typing documents, writing letters, etc. Now however it is a subscription based app that gets very little updating and has no right being subscription based other than greedy business practices and ignorant customers. It’s sad to see that the standard for applications that are used to make money or used for education that used to all be either free or a one time purchase are all now subscription based. I cannot go I’ve more than one star since there is little than more functionality than the basic ios notes app, and yet that is completely free. The problem is the companies that make this app subscription based are the same companies that make this app the standard and make it a requirement for the workplace. Disgusting. Disrespectful. And to top it all off, the mobile version of this is an absolute joke as it stands, losing much of the functionality and features that the desktop version offers. If you were smart, you would stick with the notes app or just get notability. You would be much better served and have a much better user experience.
  • Track Changes Nightmare Mar 11, 2019

    By writer in dire straits
    I have been using this app on my iPad since it became available and have had minor issues here and there that were easy to overlook, but this one is making my work life miserable as I am very dependent on this feature. About 6 weeks ago it started losing the option of seeing All Markup in balloons if the app was open for very long, if I navigated away from it, or if I closed it and reopened it later. The only way to regain this option is to delete and reinstall each time I need to edit a document ... and since writing and editing are what I do for a living, this is untenable, but I don’t have a better option at the moment. Even with this glitch Word is still, unfortunately, the best way to create, edit, and share documents with others who are on other types of devices and platforms. I really wish Pages were more compatible with PCs and had a more user-friendly tracking function. Forget about Google Docs. I don’t have one good thing to say about it. I have asked both Microsoft and Apple for help. Apple can’t do anything because it’s not on their end. Microsoft is clueless and really didn’t seem interested in trying to help find a solution.
  • The most important feature won’t work on the Mac! Oct 30, 2018

    By Totally Confused...
    I’ve been using Microsoft software since 1987. When I switched to Mac, it was only because I could get a subscription to Office 365 and continue to use Word. Imagine my surprise to discover - after hours on the phone with Apple Support and Microsoft Support - the auto-save function will ONLY work if you use One Drive. I didn’t move over to Mac to use Microsoft storage. I want everything in iCloud because it makes sense to have one unified storage location. Yes, I can still hit file/save every ten minutes - but I shouldn’t have to deal with that distraction because I paid to get an app that would work on my computer. The inconvenience of this demand is making me consider moving over to all of the apple products. Pages isn’t that different from Word - in a lot of ways, it’s even better. So, here’s my official request, Microsoft. If you’re going to make people pay for your product, you don’t get to insist how they use it. Open that feature so we can save to the iCloud! If you have to demand that we use a product like One Drive, you’re admitting that it’s just not good enough to attract Mac users on its own merits. Fix this please!
  • Oct 12, 2021

    By Derek Edson
    This app as it stands is rubbish. Which gamer decided it would be fun to continually zoom in and out of the screen making the operator sick. The scroll bar on the right keeps getting in the road if you go to the top menu, so the view of the file moves. I like it has a spell checker, but once you have word it does not recognise, editing any text around this word is all but impossible. Didn't like that it hung up, leaving my one drive file locked.

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