Join Jess Stratton for an in-depth discussion in this video Navigating Office for iPhone, part of Office for iPad and iPhone Essential Training (2014).
- Navigating Office for iPhone will show you the same features. You're just going to access them in a different way. The menu bar that we saw in the previous video is accessible at the bottom of the screen. Instead of tabs on the left, I have tabs on the bottom. I can tap to view my account. I can tap New to create a new document. And, just like on the iPad, I have a Recent button and an Open button. I'm going to tap Recent and go into a document.
I can tap on a document. It's going to download it. There's one thing I want to show you. The ribbon in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPhone works a little bit differently. We have a Word document open. I can swipe with my fingers and view the document. However, if I tap the icon that has an A with a pencil on it, it's going to bring up something that Microsoft has invented called the Vertical Ribbon.
This is going to give me the standard ribbon toolbar that I'm familiar with in Office products. However, it's at the bottom of the screen. It's designed that way so that I can access everything I need to with my phone. Here, I can take text and I can make it bold, italicized and underlined. You'll be learning how to do that in future videos. But you can also tap Home. This is going to bring up each of the ribbon toolbars, for example, Insert. Every time I tap and change to a different menu, it's going to change to a different ribbon option.
Again, this works just like the ribbon on the traditional desktop version of Microsoft Word. However, it's at the bottom of the screen so that you can use your thumb to access it. When you're going through this course, you can use all the ribbon items that you would normally use in Office for iPad. However, in order to get them, you need to tap that icon at the top of the screen. To make this ribbon go away, click the down triangle on the top right-hand side.
It's going to bring the toolbar back to the top of the screen, and to access it at any time, tap the A with the pencil on it.
- 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.