In this video, staff author Jess Stratton shows users how to navigate through the Office for iPhone apps, which works a little bit differently than the iPad version of the Office suite.
- [Instructor] Navigating Office for iPhone, we'll 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 blank document or a template, and just like on the iPad, I have a recent button, a share button, and an open button. I'm going to tap recent, and I'll go into a document.
I can tap on a document, it's going to download it to my phone. The ribbon and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPhone works a little bit differently. I have here a Word document open. I can swipe with my fingers and scroll through 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 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 menu. Again, this works just like the ribbon on the traditional desktop version of Microsoft Word, it's just at the bottom of the screen so you can use your thumb to access it.
When you're going through this course, you can use all of the ribbon items that you would normally use in Office for iPad. To make this ribbon go away, tap the down triangle on the right hand side. It's going to bring back the toolbar to the top of the screen and to access the ribbon at any time, tap the A with a pencil on it.
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- 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