In this video, staff author Jess Stratton shows users different ways to install the Office for iPad suite of software onto a mobile device, including from a website or the App Store.
- [Instructor] Anyone can view or edit Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files for free on an iPad or iPhone. It's also free to use Outlook, the world-class email, calendar, and contacts app. This is good if you want the ability to go through your email on your mobile device and open Office documents that other people send you as attachments. You can now get your work done from anywhere. Office for iPad isn't one single app. Instead, it's three separate apps, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
It's also recommended to get OneDrive in Outlook. OneDrive is Microsoft's cloud storage service. You can download these apps from the App Store and view files without signing in. However, you do need a free Microsoft account to edit them. If you don't already have one, you can sign up directly from the apps the first time you launch them. It doesn't cost anything to sign up for a Microsoft account. There are some benefits to signing in as a paid Office 365 subscriber.
You'll get some additional features in the software, and any new updates that come out will be available to you. You can download these apps in the App Store. If you aren't an Office 365 subscriber, you'll notice that some features aren't available to you. In most cases, these will be pointed out by the app. So if you're following along and the feature isn't there, you do have the option to subscribe at any time. And you can also visit office.microsoft.com/mobile.
Here you can tap to get the apps. If you do use OneDrive with a work account, you'll need to enroll your device first and the app will walk you through that process. Now that you have everything installed, we'll explore the interface and how the basics are the same across each app.
- Installing Office on an iOS device
- Exploring the interface
- Creating and editing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
- Sharing files on the go
- Finding and replacing text in Word
- Inserting pictures and charts in Excel
- Presenting slides with PowerPoint and your iOS device
- Accessing email and calendars in Outlook
- Collaborating with others