Join Jess Stratton for an in-depth discussion in this video Who can use Office for iPad?, part of Office for iPad and iPhone Essential Training.
There's two ways you can use Office for iPad. The first way is if you just want the ability to open Office documents and view them. The way of using the apps is free. I'll show you how to find and install Office for iPad apps in the next video. This is good if you want to the ability to go through your email on your mobile device and open Office documents that other people send to you as attachments. It's also useful if you want the ability to quickly open and look at your own personal Office documents. However, using the apps for free will not give you the ability to make changes or edits to existing documents.
You also can't create new Office documents. The second way to use the apps is if you're an Office 365 subscriber. If you've purchased this subscription to Office 365, you can create documents and edit existing documents. So you'll get to use the full capabilities of Office for iPad. You can sign up through the apps themselves on the device or at office.microsoft.com/mobile. To sum up, anyone can download and install the Office for iPad apps, which I'll show you in the next video.
Doing that will allow you to view any Office document that someone sends you or that you have stored on a cloud service. However, in order to use the rich editing capabilities of the apps or to create your own new documents, you'll need to purchase an Office 365 subscription.
- 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.