Join Jess Stratton for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing Office for iPad, part of Office for iPad and iPhone Essential Training.
Office for iPad isn't one single app. Instead, it's three separate apps, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. It's also recommended that you should get the OneDrive app also, if you don't already have it. OneDrive is Microsoft's Cloud storage service which used to be called SkyDrive. One Drive is free with a Microsoft account however you will get upgraded storage space if you have an Office 365 subscriptions, which I am using in this course. In the previous video I showed you how you can learn more about Office 365.
The easiest way to get these apps on to your tablet is to visit office.microsoft.com directly from your iPad's browser. At the bottom of the screen, tap Learn More where it says, Use Office on More of Your Devices. From here, you can tap on the link to install each app. You can see it right there on the bottom right get Word, get Excel and get PowerPoint. In fact, if you scroll further down on the page. There it is on the right hand side. There's a link to download the OneDrive app. Don't worry if what you see here doesn't exactly line up with what I'm saying.
This website will most likely change at least a little bit over time. But now you know the apps that you need to download, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. In fact, if I click these links right from here it's going to open up the App Store so that I can download them directly. Up next, we'll explore the interface and how the basics are the same across each app.
- Installing Office for iPad
- Exploring the interface
- Creating new documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
- Changing the page layout in Word
- Inserting pictures and charts in Excel
- Adding slide transitions in PowerPoint
- Collaborating in Office for iPad and iPhone
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/07/2014. What changed?
A: We added new movies and updated existing ones to include the new Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for iPhone as well as discuss Dropbox integration. While most of the course was filmed on an iPad, the apps work very similarly on both the iPad and iPhone. Also check out the Office for iPhone First Look course to explore which editing features are available to all users and which require an Office 365 subscription.