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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

4.5 Ratings 6M+ Reviews 1B+ Downloads
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Powerful mobile writing app. Use Office to easily create, share & edit documents
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Ratings & Reviews

4.5
6.5M+ Ratings
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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. :)
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  • Nov 28, 2020

    By Ashhab Ashraf
    I have used other pdf viewer including Adobe's pdf viewer, the this Microsoft word which I thought was only for word documents outperforms all other pdf viewers. Word for android is faster, much smoother and hassle free than any other free document viewer I have came across. It performs its functions very well. Highly recommended a try for anyone looking for document viewer including pdf.
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  • 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.
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  • Nov 26, 2020

    By A Google user
    I was so pleased to find a version of word which I could use on my tablet for writing new documents as well as editing existing ones. The only issue I have is that I find the when saving a document the screen freezes and then turns to black before re-displaying the saved document as if there is no problem. But I'm not sure if this is due to Word, or my tablet...
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  • Nov 26, 2020

    By Chavez Mario
    I like using Word to make docx files and pdfs. One thing though, if I enlarge the document to see better and then click where I want to type, the text shrinks back down to tiny print. It would be nice if the documemt could remain enlarged after I move the cursor. I hope that MS will fix this. Thank you.
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  • 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!
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  • Nov 26, 2020

    By Johnny Pham
    My stories kept on getting lost for no reason, like they just disappear. When I tried making a new story under the same title, it tells me that the title already exists even though it's nowhere to be found. Also, whenever I try to reset my password, I never receive the email for the code no matter how many times I press the Send Email button.
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  • 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.
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  • Nov 24, 2020

    By Robert Mountford
    This program is a real pain, it keeps popping up dialog boxes, has strange behaviour, is not intuitive and keeps saving documents I have to delete after doing a "save as...". Basically if there is a choice to be made it makes it without asking, if there are few options it opens a dialogue box and offers them! Get a grip Microsoft, and keep taking the pills.
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  • 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.
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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. :)
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  • Nov 28, 2020

    By Ashhab Ashraf
    I have used other pdf viewer including Adobe's pdf viewer, the this Microsoft word which I thought was only for word documents outperforms all other pdf viewers. Word for android is faster, much smoother and hassle free than any other free document viewer I have came across. It performs its functions very well. Highly recommended a try for anyone looking for document viewer including pdf.
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  • Nov 25, 2020

    By Palas Roy
    In this app it is so easy to write texts, speeches, and much more. I need to tell my friend about something that she is requesting to explain. And now I can make documents and I can share it to my friend so she could read it easily and conveniently.... It's very easy to prepare for exams and everything. When my class is going on and the teacher tell something to do in the notebook, I simply open this app and start writing. This is very easy to write something in a hurry.
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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • Nov 26, 2020

    By A Google user
    I was so pleased to find a version of word which I could use on my tablet for writing new documents as well as editing existing ones. The only issue I have is that I find the when saving a document the screen freezes and then turns to black before re-displaying the saved document as if there is no problem. But I'm not sure if this is due to Word, or my tablet...
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  • Nov 26, 2020

    By Chavez Mario
    I like using Word to make docx files and pdfs. One thing though, if I enlarge the document to see better and then click where I want to type, the text shrinks back down to tiny print. It would be nice if the documemt could remain enlarged after I move the cursor. I hope that MS will fix this. Thank you.
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  • Nov 19, 2020

    By Savi Lea
    Very handy for work. Does all you need it to do. Can just be a little temperamental when trying to edit a certain word. You'll try to tap where you want to edit, but it'll either tap in the wrong spot or just zoom in and out. Other than that. Everything else is good.
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  • About halfway there Mar 6, 2019

    By k-ledge
    I use this app everyday and for the most part - it works if you’re doing basic documents. However, when working with bullets and numbering, sometimes it chokes if a custom spacing/tabbing has been setup using the desktop version of Word. If you create a graph such as a hierarchy in the desktop version, it will display in the iOS version but it cannot be modified - not even on the iPad Pro - which is what I use. It should cache your last document you worked on locally so that you don’t have to reload it when you return. This is important for iOS because of how you have to app switch. The funny thing is that before loading the app, I was able to access the more full featured web version of Word in Safari on iOS and it worked for the most part. Which led me to believe that there is still a lot of potential for the iOS version. For tables, there should be a button on the table to add more columns or rows - Apple’s Pages does that really well and saves the extra touches and strokes. A touch interface is just different than a mouse interface. I think if the product manager was forced to use the iOS version for a month they might make some changes to add features in a way that makes sense for a true touch environment even if it’s slightly different than the desktop version. More and more people are making a touch interface their primary device which means that fewer compromises will need to be made.
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  • I wish it worked better on the iPad 12.9 (vs. 3) Jun 5, 2019

    By Doc1008
    I like Microsoft word OK. It really does struggle often times and it’s not easy to use. However my primary problem here is that when trying to use Microsoft Word to interact with documents on my iPad it’s very slow, frequently quits and I’m having to use multiple steps to get the same job done. About to have to switch to Apple‘s software program. Soley because Microsoft word doesn’t interact with the iPad very well. I wish it was better. Microsoft team if you’re listening boy it would be helpful if you can get this working on the iPad. I run a medical clinic and need to use iPads in interactions with patient during healing sessions. because the iPad works so well with other things it is a good tool. Trying to use Microsoft Word within this environment is not possible. I wish that Microsoft team could try to make this work better on the iPad for us professionals.
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  • 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.
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  • Nov 22, 2020

    By SARAN KUMAAR T
    Please update the app. It doesnot supports the dark mode of the phone. While using it in dark mode, i can't see the words itself in the documents. So, there is a need of switching to light mode while using the app. Or else provide options in the app itself like dark mode, light mode or system default. When these bugs are fixed, the app will be really good. Update it soon.
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  • Great for collaborating across devices Jan 16, 2018

    By Leo Steveyeo
    I have devices I use at home, at work, and volunteer places where I do not necessarily own all devices. I usually use a USB drive but, remembering where I keep that small USB drive is much burdensome. Many times, I could not locate my USB drive. Using OneDrive and having 5 users access is a convenience, the price, over $100 a year is a little high, thou. I litterally have access to more than 5 devices. Now, when my Phone becomes more than a phone, I really like to see Word to be more easy to edit text using iPhone. I tried editing text on a document using my iPhone, I was able to edit it. However, when I open it on a PC, the line that I typed in using my iPhone has a different format than other text in the same document. Selecting text, and editing tables or that with shapes are not very much easy on iPhone which might have a lot to do with iPhone structure. But, I really want to see improvement on this area which Microsoft could possibly eliminate barriers and add more user friendly features for Word on iPhone.
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  • 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.
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  • Word search problem Sep 22, 2019

    By Visions of His coming
    (1) Word search starts searching like crazy before you end typing the word/text you want to search for. It will continue even when you try to stop it. You go crazy too by clicking <cancel>, but it will continue until whatever, then, it suddenly stop its search and goes back to the document. Here, you must start all over again with the same frustration. (2) The solution is to use other text writing tool for writing exactly what you want, then past in the word/text search. (3) The difference between this ap and others is that you can copy something from outside sources and past it into your document. You will be able to find the text you already copied into it when you use the way I described for text searching. There are other apps that do not recognize texts you pasted into them from web pages or books. But I am thankful for the work you’ve done.
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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Frustrating. I use when I have to. Jan 28, 2019

    By srd606284
    I have to have Word. The work and general environment makes it the standard. So, I use it. This app is okay for simpler stuff. It includes the most used features. The frustration is with faults in the app. First, the auto save seems to work with OneDrive, but not the others. I feel I am being herded toward Microsoft. It makes me hate OneDrive. Second, if I am creating a document in Word, but switch off to a different app, coming back to Word means I wait while my document downloads from the cloud again. Every. Single. Time. When I tried to get around this by saving the doc to the iPad, I found a bug. I created a doc, saved it to the iPad. Then I created another doc, saved it to the iPad also. While working with the second doc, if I switched to another app and then come back to Word, it reloads the first document! So, right now, if I am creating a simple document, I will use another app and just save as docx. If it’s a complex doc that someone else created, I have to use Word. And using an app only because I have to.... well that should tell you something.
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  • Nov 26, 2020

    By Johnny Pham
    My stories kept on getting lost for no reason, like they just disappear. When I tried making a new story under the same title, it tells me that the title already exists even though it's nowhere to be found. Also, whenever I try to reset my password, I never receive the email for the code no matter how many times I press the Send Email button.
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  • Nov 24, 2020

    By Robert Mountford
    This program is a real pain, it keeps popping up dialog boxes, has strange behaviour, is not intuitive and keeps saving documents I have to delete after doing a "save as...". Basically if there is a choice to be made it makes it without asking, if there are few options it opens a dialogue box and offers them! Get a grip Microsoft, and keep taking the pills.
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  • Nov 26, 2020

    By Brinley Collins
    TERRIBLE!!!!! Do not download this app it's very glichey often I will writing with my s-pen and then the writing will show up somewhere completely different or just dissappear! When I write with the pen my keyboard on my tablet will keep showing up because there isn't an option to only write and not to type!!! Would not recommend!
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  • Nov 26, 2020

    By Omar Smith
    I just bought 365 Personal but I can't edit any docs in my Samsung TabS4! The Office Mobile App unable to recognize my subscription. Tried everything from connecting my OFFICE 365 acc on Tablet with my laptop via Your Phone Companion App, try to install Edge on tablet and sign in with my acc..zero result. Very very very bad experience! The worst thing is the Office 365 mobile app on my tablet always asking me to purchase another Subscripton in order to be able to edit docs!! What a fraud.
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  • 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.
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