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The trusted Word app lets you create, edit, view, and share your files with others quickly and easily. Send, view and edit Office docs attached to emails from your phone with this powerful word processing app from Microsoft. With Word, your office moves with you. Whether you’re a blogger, writer, journalist, columnist, student, or a project manager working on documentation, Word is as handy as you want it to be. Make impactful text documents, scripts, blogs, write-ups, or resumes. Customize your document, letter, resume, or notes your way with robust tools that enable you to accomplish your best writing with the best format options and templates. Get the complete Microsoft Office experience when you sign in with your Microsoft 365 subscription. Create and edit documents, collaborate and share with ease when you download Microsoft Word today. Create Documents • Jump-start your projects, assignments, letters, blogs, scripts, notes, write-ups, or resume with beautifully designed modern templates. • Use rich formatting and layout options to note down your ideas and express them in writing. • Document formats and layouts stay pristine and look great on any device. Read, Write, & Edit Documents • Reading view lets you read lengthy docs, letters, scripts, and more on your device with ease. • Use familiar writing and editing tools as you’d find on a desktop word processor. Collaborate Anywhere • Share thoughts by commenting in docs right next to the text you’re discussing. • Everyone can collaborate and stay on top of changes to the text, layout, and formatting. • As you and your team make changes, you can revert to view earlier drafts with improved version history in Word. Simplified Sharing • Share files with a few taps to quickly invite others to edit or view your documents. • Easily manage permissions and see who’s working in a document. • Copy the content of your Word files directly into the body of an email message with its format intact or attach your docs to an email and make sharing easier. Download Microsoft Word now and get the best way to create, share and edit documents from your iPhone or iPad. To create or edit documents, sign in with a free Microsoft account on devices with a screen size smaller than 10.1 inches. Unlock the full Microsoft Office experience with a qualifying Microsoft 365 subscription for your phone, tablet, PC, and Mac. Monthly Microsoft 365 subscriptions purchased from the app will be charged to your App Store account and will automatically renew within 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period unless auto-renewal is disabled beforehand. You can manage your subscriptions in your App Store account settings. This app is provided by either Microsoft or a third-party app publisher and is subject to a separate privacy statement and terms and conditions. Data provided through the use of this store and this app may be accessible to Microsoft or the third-party app publisher, as applicable, and transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States or any other country where Microsoft or the app publisher and their affiliates or service providers maintain facilities. Please refer to the Microsoft Software License Terms for Microsoft 365. See “License Agreement” link under Information. By installing the app, you agree to these terms and conditions.
Keeps crashing
by Boo This App Stinks! on 2020/09/23 00:02
Okay, at first this app was great and all, but now it just starts crashing whenever I use it. Each time I edit any document on this app, it crashes and sometimes I lose my progress. It also takes forever to finish work due to those problems. At this point, I’m not sure whether to keep using this app or not. I may just edit my documents in another app.
Edith
by gabbymorgan on 2020/09/22 18:30
Why can’t I Edith my document ?
¡Word es súper!
by tonicaca on 2020/09/22 18:07
¡Continúen así!
Feature comparable, mostly but consistent problems app switching
by strangebirds on 2020/09/22 13:02
It's Word, it mostly is feature comparable to the desktop version which is only annoying when you need the feature that is not present. When switching apps, like to Safari for research, and back on the iPad, Word consistently loses the ability to place the cursor - both with touch and an attached keyboard. Closing the document and reopening fixes it, but this is highly aggravating when trying to write away from a computer. Microsoft - there is a bug in your text engine that needs to be addressed. (Also, no feedback in app?) Problem has persisted across MANY updates on multiple devices and OS versions. Word is the only writing app where I see this behavior. Without this problem, a 4 star - the missing features from desktop prevent a five star (and the legacy quirks that echo back to decisions made when it was on Windows 95).
Magic keyboard
by Datbatmandoe on 2020/09/22 04:22
Not sure why but sometimes with magic keyboard word just starts lagging.
Well functioning
by beckils on 2020/09/22 04:03
Word has taken every opportunity to Improve and is now a great app.
Fonts Are Gone
by Err0xx on 2020/09/21 22:02
Word has not been updated with new Font API for iOS 14. All fonts installed other than default iOS fonts are not visible. Microsoft needs to updated Word Font API to work with iOS 14. Until this is done, this app is useless to me. Apple’s Pages typing app sees all installed fonts as it should- Looks like that is what I will now use.
Scam
by 4Shattered on 2020/09/21 21:01
They won’t let you do anything until you pay for a subscription. You can’t even type anything.
Osorio
by globo rojo on 2020/09/21 19:58
Megusta100%
Great app...but it freezes/glitches with iOS 14
by mlokren on 2020/09/21 16:55
I am using a 2017 second generation iPad Pro 12.9" tablet that has never had an issue with MS Word beyond a couple of glitches (printing, mainly) that Microsoft fixed in updates to the app. With the update to iOS 14, however, the app starts slowing down after a period of time, causing erratic typing in a "stop-go" action that is incredibly frustrating. The app bogs down so much that I have to exit the document and close the app. Once I reopen the app...it works fine until it starts slowing down again. Please fix this, Microsoft.
Word
by mini pigs on 2020/09/21 15:20
I like word but sometimes it is slow 😔
Highly disappointed in the changes to the 365 Suite of Products
by Kis*MyAss on 2020/09/21 14:06
The Microsoft Suite of Products have turned into a pain in the rear to utilize. Initial loading times are ridiculous because of surveillance data collection and cloud services. (I will note that I am 100% against the surveillance practices utilized by Microsoft and targeted advertising.) In addition, the file management systems are cumbersome. I find myself using this suite less and less because of these practices. I don’t these produtcs to be user friendly anymore.
Latest version of iOS Word
by Pixelwizard on 2020/09/21 10:51
I recently updated word to the latest version to be compatible with iOS 14. There is a problem selecting the cursor and moving it around the document while using an iPhone 8+ and attempting to interact with the word document. This did not used to be a problem in earlier versions of Microsoft word while using it on an iPhone 8+ When I touch the screen of my iPhone to set the cursor it should do so but it doesn’t. It’s not working as fluid as it did previously. It needs to be fixed
365 Word is incomparable!!
by Yodi007 on 2020/09/21 05:02
The best!
My person is man
by The amazing Person-Man on 2020/09/20 21:39
It’s good because this is a review
Install custom font
by irnote3 on 2020/09/20 20:19
The app doesn’t show my installed custom font after update the system to iOS 14 you need to fix this please
Requires Purchase to Edit
by vijeenroshpw on 2020/09/20 19:33
This requires Microsoft 365 Account to edit any document.
Same word. Same problem
by HUTCH18 on 2020/09/20 17:38
A lot of people use word because its very standard. But I run into the same problem when I use it. Every update there’s a problem with the format. Everything that I had on page 2, is now partly on page 1. And what I had on part 3, is partly on page 2, and so forth, throughout all 200+pages of my document. Try to call for support and reach someone who barely speaks English. I tell them what happens, and they say “so is it because you changed something in your document”? Yes, when I closed my document yesterday, it was formatted correctly. Then after I updated the app today, and opened it up and it was wrong, it must have been when I did it in the middle of the night. I will be switching to Apples pages. Thanks for the people who work really hard to make this work, it really is a great effort for the most part. But it’s just not fun doing this when the issue happens on my MacBook and my iPad. What’s the point of setting something up to be exactly how you want it, if a simple update changes everything? It’s nonsense.
Changed and Deleted Everything
by Sleep Boyo on 2020/09/20 08:01
I was writing an essay which took more than 2 days, and when I came back it had changed everything from MLA format to no headers or spacing! When I had exited out of the tab that contained my final essay which took days of research, the essay itself was gone. I had made completely sure it saved and the autosaved function was on, but this system did not save it whatsoever. They need to make sure I get my work back and fix the problem
Cloudy Nightmare - Loses Files
by Bespectacled Ape on 2020/09/20 04:47
It really derves zero stars until they quit trying to force you to save to the cloud. I absolutely do not want to for many reasons, and now I am getting messages that I can't open files because they are in an "unsupported location" when I have kept stuff on my iPad for months. Autosave is gone. There's no sync between internal memory and cloud, so how are you supposed to be sure which file you used last? This is nutso.
Keyboard won’t appear
by PianistProdigy on 2020/09/20 02:35
The keyboard won’t appear when tap the screen to type. It just say “Select All” when I tap the screen but the keyboard won’t come up, not sure if it’s the app or my phone :/
9.9/10
by hunterthealfawolf on 2020/09/20 01:30
An amazing mobile version of word, with an easy sign up/in. The only problem is, it is hard to transfer one word on mobile to one word on computer.
Word
by Nananana789 on 2020/09/20 00:36
Love this app and use it a lot!
Senior in New York
by ship shoes on 2020/09/19 21:45
That is a great software for writing my memory . Thanks from my heart.
App restarted while working on doc, completely lost!
by SorelyDisappointeduser on 2020/09/19 21:34
The app literally does not let you save and states that it “auto-saves” as you make changes to your document. This did little good when the app crashed and my document was completely wiped out, and none of my “saved” changes remained. I have to do go back through hours of work thanks to this false claim. Thanks a lot!
Similar to past systems
by NathRK on 2020/09/19 21:12
Make it as the past experience.
Surprisingly Excellent!
by iBoolGuyW16 on 2020/09/19 13:47
I don’t really do much work on Office applications, like nothing on the daily, but occasionally I need them. When first I got Office on my phone I always tried to avoid using the apps just because I felt I’d be handicapped. That was until I actually tried Excel, and holy poop! It was surprisingly really good when it comes to how productively/effectively you can use it! They (almost) designed EVERYTHING from the ground up to work with touch. Everything works super well and is super intuitive. No crazy 4-finger-gestures or anything like that, they’re perfect!
Me gusta
by nallelytaaaaaa on 2020/09/18 07:12
Esta muy bien que haya también para móvil ;b
Useless for iPhone
by Rock'n roll cowgirl on 2020/09/18 04:38
This app is completely useless for iPhones. You can’t add words to you documents or edit hardly at all; it’s overall very pointless to have an app that you can’t do anything on. The main reason I downloaded Word for iPhone was so that I could edit my documents on the go, when I don’t have the time and space for my laptop, but need to finish an essay to send in to my classes; but apparently Microsoft thinks it’s a better idea to make you pay to be able to do such things—as if we all don’t already pay enough for everything else in life as is.
Helpful but not as useful
by Tay3perks on 2020/09/18 03:46
I love Microsoft word and always have. At this time I couldn’t afford a new computer so I converted my Ipad for all my needs. The Version is helpful with my papers and submitting my work. But sadly not very user friendly. Along with not a lot of options to organize/change layout/ or even change names on a folder. Checked out their help pages more than I should but still no solutions. If you can get passed the lack of creative movement, and cave to being slightly unorganized its still a sold 4 star app.
Best app ever
by peanutreiley on 2020/09/17 21:13
Like it👧🏽
This is the worst
by 🍾🍾🍾🍻🍻🍻🍼🍼 on 2020/09/17 18:43
It freezes all the time
Sign in and credentials is a pain
by DrTSK on 2020/09/17 18:34
Horrible security, I can use some apps not all, I have to reset my login numerous times to get to use app
Programmer
by Bobmain on 2020/09/17 17:01
Need better programming for letters, have seen instances when multiple same letters are added to a game in progress, such as 3 0’s, etc.
sharing documents
by therealkylie on 2020/09/17 13:26
when i try to share a document that i made on word, it won’t let me send it to anyone.
Capitalization.
by Wilie Dong. on 2020/09/17 13:11
Files App
U failed us
by PePeppa pigg on 2020/09/16 16:49
Dam
Great app but few small problems
by Blazing Heart on 2020/09/16 16:45
I love using word for my school and I use it on my iPad. However, I came across a few bugs. I can’t seem to move any of my files, and whenever I try, it says “This file can not be moved, please try again later” and it can get a bit frustrating. I also can’t share the file anywhere which means the documents are stuck onto my device for the most part. I don’t know if it’s a user error, but I hope these bugs will be fixed in the future.
Fix no keyboard bug!
by dailytrain on 2020/09/16 14:20
With the new update there is no way to access the keyboard to edit type etc., making the app useless! And no way to get help with this
WORST APP EVER
by gchjjcfhfjydhjdf on 2020/09/16 00:45
IM A MOBILE USER AND YOU CANT TYPE I HATE THIS APP U UGLY BRAT
Why is it so hard to find the design menu???
by rd1941 on 2020/09/15 19:30
Very frustrated.
senior
by holc1951 on 2020/09/15 11:49
excellent tool
Defectuoso
by Dpg54 on 2020/09/15 03:50
Es muy difícil poder usarlo y por otra parte no es compatible con el formato de word original lo que dificulta en gran manera su uso
MA
by Chele'A on 2020/09/14 22:45
Easy to compose letters-outstanding app.
Locks up
by Heytony on 2020/09/14 16:18
Latest app update causes the app to lockup and none responsive even after closing the app and restarting become unresponsive, tried a phone restart and a few touches on the app locks up again.
Fix your App
by xJCHCx on 2020/09/14 13:58
Please Fix your app. I keep getting unwanted emails from porn girls—somehow they figured how how to use your app. And I can’t unsubscribe.
Good
by Joshu-san on 2020/09/14 08:26
I enjoy this app for doing minor corrections during this COVID crisis. This is a good tool for also proofreading and teleworking from home.
Really?
by Ilovefatcats567 on 2020/09/14 04:20
If y’all really want to sell an app, then don’t make a person pay or sign in for literally everything. What even is a Microsoft account? I just want to write, not spend an hour figuring out how to set up an account. Pages is much better, like I can’t even literally VEIW recent documents. I have to “sign in.” Can you make an app where I can actually WRITE? Using word on a computer is so much easier.
Missing files
by kazcabbage_cam on 2020/09/14 03:08
I have files saved for school that are all in the same folder but not all show up when I need to upload them to canvas. This is an enormous issue. They are there, I can open them in word but they don’t show up when I need to upload them.
Word app
by AngieNSW on 2020/09/13 21:30
Very professional and easy to use. Great way to write using an IPad.
Just say no
by Patrice Annette on 2020/09/13 10:47
If your not using this because you have to, just use iPad pages or google docs. Way to expensive for non business work
More features required
by hulalao89 on 2020/09/12 07:15
its too basic...there is so much space improvement. Should include more desktop version features like paragraph and line spacing .
I love Word
by hope4yourcrappyap on 2020/09/12 02:44
Word has been with me since forever and they have evolved impeccably with the times . Way to go Word!
Very good mobile app
by Elizabethmp30 on 2020/09/11 23:04
This app helps me stay on track with my colllege essays so easily. I love that I can add it to my files and submit it all from my phone!
Not working on the iPad
by patty24*# on 2020/09/11 17:31
Not working in iPad 😢
Word up!!!
by searssssssss on 2020/09/11 14:39
Whether it’s for class or one of LULACs lightings for dreamers “Word is where it’s at”. Keep it up while I figure out how to convert this file!
ممتاز
by dalya al-qahtani on 2020/09/11 13:03
رائع
App
by Enajmi on 2020/09/11 12:32
Very handy app , makes word fun
I Pad
by angry rebooter on 2020/09/11 02:32
Word is usually fine, but the I Pad makes it impossible. This device was a gift but there is a reason I never use it. It is horribly set up in terms of navigation. I HATE IT!
Word is, Word isn't
by Ryan C. on 2020/09/11 00:26
Not only have more recent versions of Word been completely re-organized so as to infuriate long time users like myself (and said changes made in a unintuitive, messy way), it's also introduced a strange new bugs in the process. Bugs that often can't be fixed with a simple undo command. This criticism holds true in varying degrees to all three versions I've used: the iOS app version, the Mac desktop version and rhe PC desktop version. The only reason I can give this the stars I do is that it remains necessary to use if, like me, you're working on documents that have to be shunted between some of the aforementioned platforms. If all you need is a iOS note taking app, though, Notability might be better. And if you just require desktop word processing software, one of the other freebie options like Open Office might be a better option for that. Alt-MS Words like Open Office were always buggier, back when, but all bets are off now since Microsoft has decided to put so little work/thought into their reworking of what seemed previously to be their only well-designed program.
Very convenient,
by Rina Tompkins on 2020/09/10 14:56
Very convenient, I can log in anywhere and have my documents ready to go.
Read only mode
by missyab11 on 2020/09/09 21:17
This needs to go. It has no purpose.
Microsoft for iPad
by i dont review games .com on 2020/09/09 21:05
Unlike the desktop version, Microsoft Word for iPad is literally awful. It crashes, the buttons disable, and several of the features easily usable on the desktop version are frustratingly difficult in this version.
KEEPS CRASHING
by Omar El-Zuhry on 2020/09/09 18:44
I purchased a subscription because I am working on the go and I wanted to use the iPad app because its easier to work with a 4G iPad than it is with a hotspot and and a laptop. This is ridiculous. I do 30 seconds worth of edit actions and the app completely freezes and crashes. I keep losing my work. FIX THIS!
Best Document App
by pseudo_negative on 2020/09/09 15:45
Microsoft Word Mobile App is excellent for document production of any sort.
App is crashing constantly
by teelgee on 2020/09/09 15:45
The last few weeks Word has been crashing every time I use it on my iPad. I haven’t seen an update for a while - is there a fix in the works?
Privet Security
by Double Mocha drinker on 2020/09/09 07:52
Great tool box
Review
by GSO WX on 2020/09/08 18:57
It’s decent
No two-page view option is beyond stupid
by Ninose on 2020/09/08 11:36
I like MS Word and I’m prepared to give it a much higher star review the day Microsoft adds this crucial feature to its iPad version - the two page view option. Why on Earth wasn’t this feature there from the start? There’s certainly more than enough room to accommodate that viewing option and the fact that it was omitted is stupid beyond belief. Get your act together Microsoft, and add this feature now!
HORRIBLE
by lilly_lewis on 2020/09/08 05:12
I ABSOLUTELY DESPISE WORD AND I WOULD GIVE THIS ZERO STARS IF I COULD! THIS IS PROBABLY THE WORST WEBSITE EVER CREATED! GOOGLE DOCS IS SO MUCH EASIER TO USE... IF A WEBSITE IS SO COMPLICATED THAT PEOPLE HAVE TO TAKE CLASSES ON IT TO LEARN HOW TO USE IT THEN MAYBE SOMETHING IS WRONG! WE SHOULD GET RID OF WORDS AND USE ONLY GOOGLE DOCS!
Comprehensive and Versatile
by P01iph0nic_Dr3amz on 2020/09/08 00:30
Office 365 does everything I need, and 𝙈𝙐𝘾𝙃 more. I use it for my work and for personal tasks.
Thank You
by Dameforthewin on 2020/09/07 22:58
Love it!! Been getting lots of work done with the app!! It’s been so many years & still works like a charm!
Word
by Shaught11 on 2020/09/07 21:23
So I love writing stories. That is why I got word! The only problem is that I only have an iPad. So when I try writing something it won’t let me. This might be because I didn’t sign in but it won’t let me write so in my opinion I think that is the whole idea to get word so it is all a waste. But I definitely recommend this if you are on a computer! Thank you for reading this! 😊
Malfunction
by Mikecausa0 on 2020/09/07 15:40
When I type any word on the blank document, it shows nothing! Fix it as soon as possible!
Mobile version lacking
by squaltch on 2020/09/06 17:39
Unless I’m mistaken, the iPad version lacks some basic features such as selecting text with the new trackpad functionality. I hope this gets fixed soon!
Translation
by saltoma on 2020/09/05 19:03
This is a new revised translation of widely read novel by the late Sudanese writer taken Salih, Season of Migration to the North.
Stupid but works
by Coffee/Test/Sleep/Repeat on 2020/09/04 23:27
My school offers desktop office 365 to students. Since it is on my laptop so I downloaded the mobile version of word on my iPad so that I don’t have to bring my laptop into school with me. And while it is nice to edit documents and fill out worksheets using the Apple Pencil in word, it is incredibly frustrating to do more intense work. I would not recommend this app for typing papers on or creating important documents as the number of functions you have available to you are limited. I can take notes on it but not in the same way I can on my laptop. The only way I would suggest this app is if you have the full version of word on another device. And Microsoft Office if you ever read this please enable all the functions in the app that are present in the desktop version.
Lifesaver
by FunniFace3 on 2020/09/04 20:34
I had no idea the app existed, my computer (old) couldn’t download Windows 10– had a project due- prayed, tried the App Store in desperation & there it was! I’m shouting!! I’m so HAPPY!!! THXsoMUCH.
Love the application
by coding novice on 2020/09/04 08:40
Awesome
Fix the subscription service
by ThePhullNelson on 2020/09/03 16:13
I get charged for a subscription every month. Every time I try to use the app I’m told I need a subscription to use the features I need. Apple and MS tech support just pointy fingers at each other when I try to get help. Worthless.
Dificultades
by Alennbi on 2020/09/02 19:44
Encuentro MUY difícil entender Word tanto en mi iPad como en mi teléfono android. Es demasiado diferente que Word para PC, No puedo hacer cosas básicas. Es muy frustrante.
Worse than expected
by an undergraduated now on 2020/09/02 16:06
So laggy that i hardly type!! It took me 2 hrs for finishing 1 page. I was so frustrated and helpless as I didn’t want to close and do all that again. Not to mention how to manage space between sentences and more. It lose some useful functions but that’s okay for me though. Please consider fixing it. I’ve been used word since elementary school and don’t want to change to other software🥺
Church Business
by Gauaiabgsi on 2020/09/02 15:47
I really appreciate being able to use this app for making my agendas & writing my reports for church business. Thank you!
Garbage
by phantom eclipce on 2020/09/01 22:34
It soooooo bad
Paola
by nicole150605 on 2020/09/01 19:44
Me encanta
Limited word processing app
by daniel6397 on 2020/09/01 12:43
This app is ridiculously developed for this platform. Can’t add images without first converting them to acceptable formats. Have to save in photos. Opens in side view format all the time, having two windows every time.
Extreme fristration
by choukokoko on 2020/08/31 22:55
Do not use the auto-save function; turn it off immediately and save your work manually or large pieces of your document will be deleted randomly. There are so many scenes I wrote that are now lost - almost two hundred pages total now, that I can’t get back.
Need improve:
by QueenQing on 2020/08/31 21:15
Hi microsoft team, For the ipad version, please consider the compatibility of mouse&track pad to the tap gesture. Sometimes the mouse works for ipad, but most of the time, the mouse tap is not responsive in word.
Microsoft 365
by suzikoenig on 2020/08/31 20:42
I have Word for iPad. Imagine my surprise when I tried to copy a file today only to discover that I now to buy Microsoft 365. Extortion when I use it once per month. $6.99 for one use!
Hate it
by student304 on 2020/08/31 17:44
It is hard to use and even more difficult to move a document from one device to another when logged into the same account because it did not show up. I am a student, I need east and efficient this is definitely not it.
Missing key features you expect from MS Word
by Experienced and Disappointed on 2020/08/31 17:35
I'm having to use Word on iPad temporarily, and the lack of layout options, proper borders, etc., severely impacts my productivity. Something as simple as the Before and After spacing for paragraphs is missing, which is a feature that I've had to use in almost every document created in Word, as it is needed for neat and proper formatting. Word for iPad is incredibly disappointing, and the alternatives like Pages and Google Docs are also severely lacking in necessary features, making it needlessly difficult to properly format documents on the iPad. When I turned to Word for my work, it was meant to destroy these inferior programs, not join them. Bring balance to the workload, not leave it in darkness.
No.
by MMS1254 on 2020/08/31 17:30
I love this app, but one annoying thing is that that when you throw something in the trash and exit the app and go back in, it opens to the thing you just put in the trash, as a way of making sure you really want it in the trash. The problem is that you have no way of knowing this, therefore you can easily go out of the file and find that it didn’t save. That means no fifth star.
Worst app ever.
by Emmyrichu on 2020/08/31 00:40
THIS IS HORRIBLE. it’s not letting me log in 🤬🤬 your app sister snapped me LITERALLY. at school this app was so good but at home? OH SISTER DO NOT GET ME STARTED. this app did the woah but in reverse
Review of Word for iPad and iPhone
by Andrae841 on 2020/08/30 19:52
App doesn’t work at all on mobile. I’ve literally tried signing in to edit my documents and it never lets me in. I keep getting errors . Nothing works on it at all unless I’m on a computer.
Garbage
by Eternalwarriorx on 2020/08/30 19:49
Why do I HAVE to make an account to use the app I 100% DO NOT recommend
One problem
by Peg 1936 on 2020/08/29 19:01
I love this game and play every day. A big problem for me is that it tends to freeze up when the rest of the functions on my Ipad are fine. I have to turn off and then restart the Ipad to resume playing.
Subscription ended without warning
by LDS14LDS on 2020/08/29 13:35
Have had subscription since 2012 and all of a sudden my subscription and my work are done Sent request yesterday for a call. Still waiting I have a lot of work on one drive and am very disappointed especially since it’s really not that very user friendly. My other issue is that publisher is not a part of program for Mac user but the price is still the same. Would love to get all my files back. Wish company would contact!!!
It good
by PineappleWeirdo on 2020/08/28 19:03
It good
Error
by lululust on 2020/08/28 14:05
I love the app, but I’ve been experiencing an annoying error message that I need to resolve an issue because another author made changes. I’m the only one with access, and only on this device at the time so the changes are mine. When I click this, it sometimes pasted what I’ve already typed again so I have to fix it.
It’s Word, man.
by Random Satisfied Customer on 2020/08/22 03:50
Great app. Business and academic apps like this are sometimes harder to navigate on iPads or smart devices because you can’t see all the icons like you would on a laptop screen, and the layout is a little different, but it still does mostly everything you’d need for work or school. There are certain things that you can’t do unless you pay and upgrade to premium, like getting unlimited text colors, but that’s pretty much what you get with every app these days. The app still lets you be cheap and get away with making word documents without premium if you don’t want all the bells and whistles included, and it’s still functional, so I don’t personally mind not having premium. You can get by without it if you don’t want to spend the extra money-shoutout to all the broke college students out there and all the kids whose parents won’t let them upgrade- but if you’re willing/have the means to pay, hats off to ya. All in all, it serves its purpose and does what it’s supposed to, it’s not glitchy, and it’s pretty easy to use. I like it. So, that’s my two cents in the subject. Try it out, see what you think, and you can always delete it I guess. :)
Review of Microsoft word
by Norcal Reservoir Dog on 2019/04/07 17:48
Well I use Microsoft word at work, the mobile version is vastly inferior. If it were free, I probably couldn’t complain. But, if you want to get the capability of redlining documents and other important work-related actions, you have to purchase the subscription. This is where the trouble begins. Microsoft support is terrible. Several times a year the program won’t work and tells me I need a subscription. I’ve spent hours on the phone with Microsoft since I first purchased this program. There’s some sort of company disconnect between their accounting department and mobile services. This needs to be fixed. Regarding the applications performance, at best it’s OK. It tends to be slow, saving a document while you were working on it is not as straightforward as it should be, and if you want to dictate, you better proofread twice. Many of the desired editing features are not available in this mobile application. Formatting is next to impossible and many many other features are not available. While I don’t think you can expect 100% duplication, iPad cost more than most PCs, have ample memory, and should be capable of handling all of the commands necessary to do a competent job of preparing a word document. And you should not have to have an external keyboard with your iPad to perform the tasks. Bottom line, The program is livable, but not particularly likable.
Love/Hate relationship with Word on iPad
by rkr9knight on 2020/06/18 01:59
I’ve used Word for years, and I am really good at it and take advantage of the really cool features that other word processor programs lack. The desktop version of Word is amazing!! However, Word on the iPad is mediocre! For instance, I utilize fields and cross reference data between different parts of a document, which is a huge time saver for me. Unfortunately, I’m unable to take advantage of this feature on my iPad, which means, that I must work on a laptop or desktop computer to really get the benefits of using Word in this day and age. Also, I really don’t like the automatic saving feature because I frequently use templates that I do not want to overwrite while working and the automatic saving feature makes this impossible. Please fix this! I wish there was a way to select, in the settings, a “discontinue automatic saving” option. If Google Docs had these features, I would likely make a permanent switch to that program because I appreciate working seamlessly with others. Also, as one who works in schools, I see that high school students have been trained in Google Docs and they aren’t familiar with using Word. I see a need to get with the times and I’m not seeing Word advance it’s features; however, as long as the above options are only available on Word, I will be sticking with them. Please, make these crucial features available on the app version of Word as well!
The editing experience is terrible
by Ki2rin on 2019/10/20 11:51
In most times, the prompt jumps to the very first line after a few second later whenever I touch the middle of the screen to edit a docx file. This is very annoying since my file is of 98 pages. Then I should pull down the scroll bar to the bottom of the document. This happens very often, especially when in Mobile view. The second thing is about the page loading steps or speed. By moving down the scroll bar the pages are loaded incrementally. But it has too many steps to the bottom page. Scrolling down the bar to the bottom of the screen loads pages a little. I couldn’t find a good way to jump to the bottom page at once. And this happens in Mobile view. The third frustrating thing is the reaction speed is not just slow, it’s really slow. When I type a character, say A, that appears in the screen after about 0.3~0.5s. This issue also has something to do with Mobile view, I think. The fourth is about moving the cursor with a long-touch. This not only related to Word but to all the other Office 365 applications I guess. This app adopting the obsolete way shows a convex glass that zoom-in around the cursor when I long-touch the screen. Apple changed the way it moves the cursor since iOS 13 if I’m right. I’m not gonna explain it in detail here but the new way is much elegant and gives seamless experience in editing the text.
Why I hate, hate, Word.
by Strat/Gibson/Kramer on 2019/10/29 16:42
Word. In a single word to describe it, terrible. Or this word, frustrating, or this word aggravating, or another word, crashes, how about freezes. I could go on and on about it, but my main complaint is it try’s to be to helpful and that’s where it gets itself into trouble. Originally if you had a mid-spelled word it would hi light it and offer suggestions. Now when it’s highlighted it takes you to other prompts before bringing you to where you wanted to be in the first place. Next it randomly capitalizes words in the middle of sentences and occasionally will do it when it begins the next line. I hate if I’ve written a 300 page manuscript, gone back to say page 164 to change something, saving it to that page, close it, when I reopen it later I’m back at page one. It may not seem like much, but when you’re writing 5 hours plus at a time, it becomes maddening. The worst insult? I pay for this misery!
Love data losses that Microsoft can do nothing about? Then this app is for you!
by My Official Review on 2020/01/30 05:14
I’m writing this review as a warning. I had about 10 Word documents saved on my phone. I do use this app from time to time whenever I feel like adding something to a document. But tonight, everything changed. I come back to the app so I can edit a document. However, when I tapped on it, an error message appeared saying, “Sorry, this document is stored on an unsupported server location.” Good thing I had a copy of the document... right? Nope! Every single one of my dox had the same error. I can no longer access these files from anywhere. All of my stuff is gone now. Forever. This has never happened to me or anyone I know before, but it has been an issue in the past. I looked up this issue, and found a few forum posts about this exact issue. And guess what Microsoft’s response was? Give up. There’s nothing they can do to help you if this happens. Just like that, you’re back to zero. If this didn’t happen, I absolutely would give this app maybe a 4-star rating. But since this happened, I don’t think I can trust Microsoft with my data anymore. NONE of this is my fault. I don’t know what to do with the app at this point, because I still might use it for future projects, but I’m terrified that this will happen again.
Use with Caution-Random Crashes Cause Data Lisa
by squidney17 on 2020/05/10 16:25
I have been using Microsoft word on pc, mac, and iPad for several years and mostly had a good experience. Until recently with the iPad app, which I use almost everyday. The app will randomly crash and delete hours worth of progress I had made on a document. It freezes, sits, and then force closes and when I reopen, my hard work is gone. I auto save to Dropbox, and after experiencing this crash issue multiple times, I periodically go in and out of documents to make sure they are saving, as well as check the menu bar to see that it says “changes are automatically saved to Dropbox.” Which it always does, even during that hour of work that didn’t save after the crash! Why is it telling me it’s saving when it’s really not? I don’t believe this a Dropbox issue, because word itself is crashing. Last time it crashed when I was exiting the document (doing my insane self-checking because I’m so paranoid about this problem). Just froze, and I knew that it was too late. There’s nothing more devastating. I’ve troubleshooted this problem, but no progress yet. I’m considering another word processor app at this point, but that would be inconvenient because no one else has Dropbox integration. Fix your app, please. This is ridiculous.
Laggy and frustfrating.
by one of a student on 2019/02/21 03:01
This app is laggy and wonky as hell. It have a great concept but it is still just a great concept. The lagging is real. You can even see when you try to scroll the pages, it is janky and irritating. Typing is lagged, sometimes a few words behind. ‘Drawing’ is a nice feature but the writings moved a bit after you remove the pencil, so it became really not precise. If I’m writing with my pencil, it shift either to the right or left a bit from where I jot down, making a very not smooth, irritating writing experience. The eraser is even worse. You can erase a word and then the next one won’t, and it brings forward the keyboard instead. The only fix I could do was when that happened, I turn on drawing with fingers and erases with my finger instead. So annoying. If you want to move your writing, it won’t select more than one object at a time, which means you have to move letters by letters, unlike onenote which you could lasso a bunch of stuff. It’s just so annoying. If you’re wondering why I didn’t use onenote, I do use onenote. It’s just this one class that give options of lecture notes in docs format, and we have a bunch of definitions and calculations in a single lecture note, so I typed when it were definitions, and write when doing calculations.
Track Changes Nightmare
by writer in dire straits on 2019/03/11 01:20
I have been using this app on my iPad since it became available and have had minor issues here and there that were easy to overlook, but this one is making my work life miserable as I am very dependent on this feature. About 6 weeks ago it started losing the option of seeing All Markup in balloons if the app was open for very long, if I navigated away from it, or if I closed it and reopened it later. The only way to regain this option is to delete and reinstall each time I need to edit a document ... and since writing and editing are what I do for a living, this is untenable, but I don’t have a better option at the moment. Even with this glitch Word is still, unfortunately, the best way to create, edit, and share documents with others who are on other types of devices and platforms. I really wish Pages were more compatible with PCs and had a more user-friendly tracking function. Forget about Google Docs. I don’t have one good thing to say about it. I have asked both Microsoft and Apple for help. Apple can’t do anything because it’s not on their end. Microsoft is clueless and really didn’t seem interested in trying to help find a solution.
The most important feature won’t work on the Mac!
by Totally Confused... on 2018/10/30 17:29
I’ve been using Microsoft software since 1987. When I switched to Mac, it was only because I could get a subscription to Office 365 and continue to use Word. Imagine my surprise to discover - after hours on the phone with Apple Support and Microsoft Support - the auto-save function will ONLY work if you use One Drive. I didn’t move over to Mac to use Microsoft storage. I want everything in iCloud because it makes sense to have one unified storage location. Yes, I can still hit file/save every ten minutes - but I shouldn’t have to deal with that distraction because I paid to get an app that would work on my computer. The inconvenience of this demand is making me consider moving over to all of the apple products. Pages isn’t that different from Word - in a lot of ways, it’s even better. So, here’s my official request, Microsoft. If you’re going to make people pay for your product, you don’t get to insist how they use it. Open that feature so we can save to the iCloud! If you have to demand that we use a product like One Drive, you’re admitting that it’s just not good enough to attract Mac users on its own merits. Fix this please!
File location/Search/Properties issue
by MD922 on 2019/10/03 17:45
For the most part, I love Microsoft Word. However if I don’t remember where I put a file and I haven’t used it for a while it won’t show up in my recent and I have the hardest time trying to find it. It would be nice if you could search through all the locations that you have saved in the locations spot instead of going to each one separately to find your missing file. Once I found my file, which I did not find through Microsoft word (I had to go to my files on my iPhone where I found the file quickly since it was in the cloud from my Mac desktop), I was unable to open it up. HOWEVER, I cannot find anywhere under file properties or anywhere else where I can find where it is located, it should be in the file properties section, also it would be really handy if they allowed you to click from there to change the location of where you keep your file.
Best there is - not without it’s problems
by Kirbyeous on 2020/03/29 21:32
The word app on iPad is, no doubt, the best way to write documents on the iPad. I have experimented with many other platforms, and the word app is simply the closest we’re gonna get to a computer-like experience on the iPad. It does have it’s limitations, however. There are a couple features that this app needs to encorporate to become more like the desktop version. But overall, I am happy with it. With the new mouse/trackpad compatibility that’s come to iPad’s through the 13.4 update, the iPad has taken one big leap forward in becoming an independent productivity tool. HOWEVER, the devlopers of productivity apps need to update their apps to encorporate the beautiful new mouse/trackpad updates! The quicker the better! The first writing apps that can encorporate that will easily be the new hype. At the moment, this app functions no different with a mouse :(.
Great for collaborating across devices
by Leo Steveyeo on 2018/01/16 11:26
I have devices I use at home, at work, and volunteer places where I do not necessarily own all devices. I usually use a USB drive but, remembering where I keep that small USB drive is much burdensome. Many times, I could not locate my USB drive. Using OneDrive and having 5 users access is a convenience, the price, over $100 a year is a little high, thou. I litterally have access to more than 5 devices. Now, when my Phone becomes more than a phone, I really like to see Word to be more easy to edit text using iPhone. I tried editing text on a document using my iPhone, I was able to edit it. However, when I open it on a PC, the line that I typed in using my iPhone has a different format than other text in the same document. Selecting text, and editing tables or that with shapes are not very much easy on iPhone which might have a lot to do with iPhone structure. But, I really want to see improvement on this area which Microsoft could possibly eliminate barriers and add more user friendly features for Word on iPhone.
Very Unreliable, Does Not Save
by Alexzanderw on 2019/11/20 23:17
This app is an attempt to be what Word is on a computer. There is limited functionality, buggy interaction, and the save feature is terrible. I am a grad student who relies on Word for all my papers. Today, my second paper was erased by Microsoft Word and One Note. I had the auto save feature enabled and track changes enabled (because Word deleted my work before). I went to save my work manually (because I knew the auto save doesn’t work all the time), and it was grey. I could not turn auto save off, and it was not saving even though I had a stable internet connection in the library I always work from. So I saved a copy of the file to my device and it showed it save to my ipad. I restarted my application thinking all was fine, only to find none of my work saved, and that copy I made disappeared! I also found in trying to recover the files that there is no recover functionality and there hasn’t been since at least 2018 when another user reported the same problem. I lost almost 3 hours of work. DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS APP! Stick to a computer until the developers get serious about the things we are serious about.
About halfway there
by k-ledge on 2019/03/06 14:31
I use this app everyday and for the most part - it works if you’re doing basic documents. However, when working with bullets and numbering, sometimes it chokes if a custom spacing/tabbing has been setup using the desktop version of Word. If you create a graph such as a hierarchy in the desktop version, it will display in the iOS version but it cannot be modified - not even on the iPad Pro - which is what I use. It should cache your last document you worked on locally so that you don’t have to reload it when you return. This is important for iOS because of how you have to app switch. The funny thing is that before loading the app, I was able to access the more full featured web version of Word in Safari on iOS and it worked for the most part. Which led me to believe that there is still a lot of potential for the iOS version. For tables, there should be a button on the table to add more columns or rows - Apple’s Pages does that really well and saves the extra touches and strokes. A touch interface is just different than a mouse interface. I think if the product manager was forced to use the iOS version for a month they might make some changes to add features in a way that makes sense for a true touch environment even if it’s slightly different than the desktop version. More and more people are making a touch interface their primary device which means that fewer compromises will need to be made.
Frustrating. I use when I have to.
by srd606284 on 2019/01/28 15:19
I have to have Word. The work and general environment makes it the standard. So, I use it. This app is okay for simpler stuff. It includes the most used features. The frustration is with faults in the app. First, the auto save seems to work with OneDrive, but not the others. I feel I am being herded toward Microsoft. It makes me hate OneDrive. Second, if I am creating a document in Word, but switch off to a different app, coming back to Word means I wait while my document downloads from the cloud again. Every. Single. Time. When I tried to get around this by saving the doc to the iPad, I found a bug. I created a doc, saved it to the iPad. Then I created another doc, saved it to the iPad also. While working with the second doc, if I switched to another app and then come back to Word, it reloads the first document! So, right now, if I am creating a simple document, I will use another app and just save as docx. If it’s a complex doc that someone else created, I have to use Word. And using an app only because I have to.... well that should tell you something.
New version not as good as the previous one
by terrilee_nc on 2018/09/09 04:32
Verdict: if you want to/need to use Office across your devices, get this. If not, use Pages or Google Docs. They will both allow you to open & edit Word docs & Save docs as Word. Though it’s really handy to have Office products on my phone so I can edit files without having to go to my laptop, I’m not keen on the latest version of Word for iOS. It’s just clunkier to use. It took me quite a bit of poking around just to find the editing control menus. And when I copy & paste text into a new document, it only pastes the text, not any original formatting. I don’t see any paste options such as there are in Word for windows. Example: I have an email with text formatted as a table. Previously, if I copied & pasted into a new doc, it pasted as a table. Now, it just pastes the text with generic font & no formatting except paragraph breaks. I completely lose the table. It seems this app has gotten more bare-bones rather than feature-full. It’s good enough, but if I have an Office subscription, I expect a little more.
This is NOT free. False advertising!
by Serene Chaos on 2019/03/16 23:12
What is the purpose of allowing people to download this app “free” but preventing them from even being able to type in a document. I get a message telling me I can edit and save with an Office 365 subscription. I have never needed all the advanced features because i just use the app once a month or so for personal notes and to print things that are too complex printing from the internet without all the advertisements and webpage junk too. Like a simple recipe. I’ll copy the text and insert a picture of it. That is all I do with this and have used it for free for years, but suddenly i can’t even create a new plain document because I have to pay for a subscription??? These tactics are why I no longer use most of Microsoft products or operating systems anymore. We even got rid of paying for Xbox because of their intrusion and unrealistic pricing. Nice job Microsoft. Your efforts to make people pay are backfiring. I “might” have considered paying sometime in the future if I needed the more advanced features, out of loyalty for how helpful it had been so far. That’s what I do with other apps. Not this one. Never again.
Word is, Word isn't
by Ryan C. on 2020/09/11 00:26
Not only have more recent versions of Word been completely re-organized so as to infuriate long time users like myself (and said changes made in a unintuitive, messy way), it's also introduced a strange new bugs in the process. Bugs that often can't be fixed with a simple undo command. This criticism holds true in varying degrees to all three versions I've used: the iOS app version, the Mac desktop version and rhe PC desktop version. The only reason I can give this the stars I do is that it remains necessary to use if, like me, you're working on documents that have to be shunted between some of the aforementioned platforms. If all you need is a iOS note taking app, though, Notability might be better. And if you just require desktop word processing software, one of the other freebie options like Open Office might be a better option for that. Alt-MS Words like Open Office were always buggier, back when, but all bets are off now since Microsoft has decided to put so little work/thought into their reworking of what seemed previously to be their only well-designed program.
Missing Functions, Extreme Data Loss
by Shaggerelli1980 on 2020/04/06 01:50
I write reports for my work that are legally sensitive, and for this reason, I cannot store them in “the cloud” because, in reality, “the cloud” is just someone else’s computer. As it turns out, my need for privacy is just too much for this MS Word app. It works fine if you save all of your documents to OneDrive where Gates, China, and God and everyone can view them. However, if you try to save anything locally, it’ll hang up and not save them. You’ll have to force quit the app and when it reopens, your data will be gone. This is so mind boggling stupid that it makes this app completely useless to me. Thanks for the curryware, Microsoft. Lastly, this app is not Word — at least not the Word that you’d use on MacOS or Windows. It is a scaled down version that is missing critical features, such as formatting functions. On a number of occasions, I’ve had to save the document and move it to a PC just to fix a table in one of my work’s report templates. For some reason, it displays correctly in Word on a PC, but looks like complete garbage in Word on the iPad. So there you go! Windows Word is not compatible with iPadOS Word! Go figure!
Subscription issues, issues, issues...
by RidingTheWavesAsTheyCome on 2019/12/26 22:22
While the apps work as described (unintuitive) the subscription keeps being the greatest challenge. Mostly when I try to log in it doesn’t work due to “suspicious activity” What, me logging in is suspicious? Now I wanted to share the family subscription with my son...Again, suspicious activity. So I was asked to recover the account!?!? Recover from What? I filled out the online form multiple times and always got denied. Than I went to the help center that is managed by a bot. Trying to get a human on the line was impossible as it asked me eventually every time to log in to my account...What?! Are you kidding me? That’s my problem, you don’t let me back in!!! Than found a phone number searching online, from there it took more than an hour after speaking to several people to finally get the “right” rep. His advice: Go fill out the online form again and everything will be fine...😳😫😂😖Yep, Microsoft at its best... right?! Let’s see if I ever get back in. This way I probably can never get out of their subscription...Even while I am not able to use the apps...Great, Customer first...
Verification Bugs makes this IMPOSSIBLE to use!!
by Tim Lim on 2019/01/10 17:47
I’m a huge advocate for Microsoft Office. I think the programs are amazing and powerful, and definitely my preferred software for word processing and data entry. However the mobile version of Microsoft Word has been IMPOSSIBLE! Every time I try to use it, it says my account needs to be verified, and when I verify, the emails with codes don’t get sent, so I have to wait lengthy periods of time, and if or when I get those codes, my account gets suspended! I’m currently taking a class, and want to take notes via Word, but constantly I have to use other word processing programs because I CANT SIGN IN!!!! How is this something that hasn’t been fixed or hasn’t been addressed? It’s something that happens ALL the time, and I can’t reliably use Microsoft Office at all! If this isn’t fixed, I’ll have to start using other programs that are actually reliable. Again, I love the program itself, but because of this weird verification business, it has prevented me from reliably using this program on my iPad. Please address this, or you will lose many people who like to use this program.
Not fully functional
by :-sammy g-: on 2017/11/26 20:50
You can’t use this app without a subscription to office 365, but then it only gives you the functionality of Pages. You can’t edit paragraph styles or save templates. So you pay for the service and get the abilities of a free app. So might as well just use pages. There is one really frustrating thing from pages that made me try this out though. Outlining. Pages doesn’t recognize what you’ve done before like Microsoft. - at least in the ipad apps. So if you need to go past 1. , A., a. You’re stuck. The ruler and tabs in Pages are also garbage, so if you need to do a quick professional outline, get this for a day. But if Ipad is your sole computer - just use something else. Major corporations like Microsoft and Adobe switching to subscription only payment systems is bad for consumers. They have an industry standard hold on the market and therefore can do whatever they want. Luckily smaller companies are popping up - also Apple’s free products, but the lack of customizability is terrible on the iPad in general. Still feels like monopoly to me.
You have to buy 365!
by C9Nightingale on 2019/06/01 16:25
This program was supposed to help me when I traveled. I write on my PC but travel occasionally. If I have a project open on my PC and want to finish and submit it within my timeline I transfer it to my IPad and go. I had been writing in note or on pages but the styles got messed up and I whined to my spouse. “Try Word for IPad”. Ok, so I got it. Miserable first day experience and then my spouse said “Buy a month of 365. See if that helps.” Eureka! Now the reason it isn’t a “5” is because there is still a learning curve. You have to push all the buttons and figure out where things are. ?Intuitive? Nah, I didn’t think so but I’m a PC lover. The IPad is light weight and slips in my purse. My laptop is not. I had a surface—The best of both worlds—-but that’s another story. My advice: If you’re upset with word for IPad, buy a month of 365. See you in the skies!
Talent sales rep at Microsoft
by Coach Hillberry on 2018/03/20 00:55
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Want to add an image? You’re SOL!
by CinnamonFeet on 2019/11/15 05:09
You might think you’re adding a perfectly normal image to the document. Sure, it’s a little glitchy and hard to move images around, and god forbid you want to move an image to another page, but it functions. Sort of. You’ll find, though, that once you save your document and view it through anywhere but the Word app, half of the images are suddenly sideways, a few are upside down, and two of them have managed to migrate above the title of your document. The first two of those issues are likely due to the fact that the rotate image feature isn’t functional, but the second one? No idea. Besides all that, the app is incredibly glitchy and likes to do strange things when you accidentally tap the screen. The layout is weird and the UI is broken. I guess it functions fine for just text and basic formatting, but Google Docs is superior in just about every way. Just make all your documents there and convert them to Word format afterwards. It’ll save you a lot of headaches.
App get worse with time.
by I hate this version on 2018/05/28 15:45
UPDATE: Switched to using Pages. I don’t have any of the issues. You chased off a decades-long user. Known bugs don’t get fixed. I’m tired of never being able to see font colors, the weird way it fills in only certain words with only the end letter while I’m typing so I’ll end up with “anotherr” “whichh” “believee” and so on. I’ve had it with it stubbornly and randomly deciding Is In and It need to be capitalized in the middle of the sentence. I want to be able to copy/paste/cut/change the font size/color/highlight if I navigate away from Word or something else takes over the screen for a moment (such as a phone call). Screw this app, screw the developers. It’s gotten steadily worse since the update allowing us to turn off drawing with the Apple Pencil. I’m shopping around for other apps: meanwhile, Pages is miles ahead in terms of doing what I need a word processor to do. I hope the app team is always right on the edge of a sneeze that just won’t come, with a pebble in all of their shoes they can’t get out but can always feel. I’m taking 30 years of loyalty elsewhere.
I wish it worked better on the iPad 12.9 (vs. 3)
by Doc1008 on 2019/06/05 15:14
I like Microsoft word OK. It really does struggle often times and it’s not easy to use. However my primary problem here is that when trying to use Microsoft Word to interact with documents on my iPad it’s very slow, frequently quits and I’m having to use multiple steps to get the same job done. About to have to switch to Apple‘s software program. Soley because Microsoft word doesn’t interact with the iPad very well. I wish it was better. Microsoft team if you’re listening boy it would be helpful if you can get this working on the iPad. I run a medical clinic and need to use iPads in interactions with patient during healing sessions. because the iPad works so well with other things it is a good tool. Trying to use Microsoft Word within this environment is not possible. I wish that Microsoft team could try to make this work better on the iPad for us professionals.
Missing Reference Tab!!
by Drumgrl66 on 2019/10/04 17:11
The Reference Tab is probably one of the most used items in a college student’s academic career. Most college students are using tablets and cloud versions of Word. I would really appreciate if you added the Reference Tab onto this version. It is difficult to carry around a heavy laptop or to be inconvenienced to have to resort going to the library computers just to use the Reference Tab on the desktop versions. As I am currently writing my senior thesis, this feature is ever more needed more now than ever in my life! I love the program, but you only get 3 stars because it is a severe inconvenience to have to resort to my computer every time I have to cite a source on my papers that I am working on. Please think about adding the Reference Tab into this version, it would be very helpful!
Same word. Same problem
by HUTCH18 on 2020/09/20 17:38
A lot of people use word because its very standard. But I run into the same problem when I use it. Every update there’s a problem with the format. Everything that I had on page 2, is now partly on page 1. And what I had on part 3, is partly on page 2, and so forth, throughout all 200+pages of my document. Try to call for support and reach someone who barely speaks English. I tell them what happens, and they say “so is it because you changed something in your document”? Yes, when I closed my document yesterday, it was formatted correctly. Then after I updated the app today, and opened it up and it was wrong, it must have been when I did it in the middle of the night. I will be switching to Apples pages. Thanks for the people who work really hard to make this work, it really is a great effort for the most part. But it’s just not fun doing this when the issue happens on my MacBook and my iPad. What’s the point of setting something up to be exactly how you want it, if a simple update changes everything? It’s nonsense.
Great! But one suggestion...
by Angel Estairess on 2020/04/14 13:17
Microsoft Word comes in handy on the iPhone and most features work well. One flaw it does have and the reason it’s only 4 star is the grammar and spelling features have some flaws with not recognizing certain words and sentence structures. Of course I’d always recommend double checking yourself first before blaming the program but there have been times in my college writing where I’ve had to ‘okay’ some grammatical highlights and add words to the dictionary. One suggestion I do have for the developers though would be to add a color search feature! When I write I will sometimes highlight or change the color of my font. Usually this helps me find particular places but now that I’m writing books it takes longer to find the right area and I find myself wishing I could color search and then navigate between colored sections more easily.
Needs Paragraph Formatting Tool in Desktop Version
by trueJpru on 2019/02/05 15:56
This Word app omits the nifty paragraph formatting tool that’s in the desktop version. Not having this tool makes it difficult/impossible to edit the spacing and tab alignment formats in the document, which I need to do all the time when using Word. This is incredibly frustrating because I know that I would get a lot of use out of this app for work on my large screen iPad Pro, but for some reason Microsoft and many other developers don’t date take the iPad very seriously as the legit stand alone computing device it is, and have some strange philosophy that real work is done only on a Laptop or Desktop and only allow you to gaze on your documents on iPad with frustration of being able to make any meaningful use of time editing them by omitting the critical tools needed for such editing. I really hope Microsoft wastes little time equipping their iPad Office Suite of apps (or at least Word) with the same exact tools and level of function and use those programs have on Desktop/Laptop interfaces.
Glad I signed up for Office 365
by Josh1222 on 2018/01/31 02:06
I’m reviewing this as a paid app and not a free one because, for my use case, the features I need require an Office 365 subscription (which is fair - I don’t expect developers to provide pro-level functionality for free). If I were reviewing this as a free app, I would rate it 5 stars. Maybe more, actually. It’s a really good app. I'm an attorney and I mark up documents for a living, and I rely on a lot of advanced “Reviewing” features of Microsoft Word on the desktop. Many of these features are reproduced perfectly in this app. I store my iMac's files on OneDrive, which this app can access natively. It works very, very well. Some features do remain missing, however. Styles support does not appear to be complete, or at least there does not seem to be a way to edit Styles on the iPad (although if I edit a Style on the iMac the Style will immediately update on the iPad, so there’s that). Sometimes I rely on Remote Desktop just to make changes to Styles and certain other formatting items - obviously this is a clunky workaround. There also is no functionality for “comparing” one file with another. I’m giving this 4 stars because I’m pleased with it and Microsoft Word remains critical to my daily workflow. There’s definitely room for improvement, though, especially for a “pro” app that I’m paying annually for.
Mostly happy
by Trautfolk on 2019/04/24 17:17
For the most part, Word for iPad has been fantastic. Granted, it is not as robust as the desktop version, but one would expect that to be the case. I do have a problem. Normally when I start a document, it remains the open document whenever I return to program, my last document edited remains the opened document. At some point that changed. I have a document that is 2 months old now reopening, and it is causing me problems. Last night I took minutes for a meeting, only to have those lost. I cannot find them anywhere. They are not in my recent documents, not auto saved, just gone. A two hour meeting with copious notes now missing. I had planned to come back to finish my notes and did not save them. What a mistake. It is disappointing that the program changed, and I am now struggling to come up with a document that no longer exists!
Word search problem
by Visions of His coming on 2019/09/22 21:04
(1) Word search starts searching like crazy before you end typing the word/text you want to search for. It will continue even when you try to stop it. You go crazy too by clicking <cancel>, but it will continue until whatever, then, it suddenly stop its search and goes back to the document. Here, you must start all over again with the same frustration. (2) The solution is to use other text writing tool for writing exactly what you want, then past in the word/text search. (3) The difference between this ap and others is that you can copy something from outside sources and past it into your document. You will be able to find the text you already copied into it when you use the way I described for text searching. There are other apps that do not recognize texts you pasted into them from web pages or books. But I am thankful for the work you’ve done.
Only Good Because Everyone Else Uses It
by Smitticus 27 on 2020/07/28 22:58
This version stinks! It *could* be incredible, thanks to some of the super-useful benefits of the iPad Pro—high quality touch screen, fast user interface, Apple Pencil, etc. There are only a few real problems that I’ve experienced with Word. Unfortunately, those are deal-breakers! Nearly every time I try to do “Review” mode (adding/editing comments; tracked changes; etc.), the app simply crashes. I have to restart the app and go to the last auto save (which fortunately is usually less than one minute of work). This sounds like a minor “first-world problem”...however, if you think about the app crashing 9 out of every 10 times you try to edit or add a comment—you essentially can’t use Word at all for document markup. At. All. Considering that collaborating with others and marking up each others’ documents is most of what I need Word for, I am really in a bad place until Microsoft fixes these bugs. Because of this I would NOT use Word—ever—except that Microsoft benefits from “Network Effects”. That’s the idea that the value of a product corresponds with the number of users. The fact that everyone I work with uses .doc and .docx, and those formats don’t currently open properly on other word processors, leaves me hamstrung to work with this app and its crashing every 2-3 minutes when “Review” mode is on.
Not Fully Functional, Even with Office 365 Supscription
by Oh30 on 2018/02/13 02:17
This is a very basic app for limited use of creating Word documents. No grammar check. No easy way to format page or paragraph. Saving these documents has by far been my biggest problem. No matter what I use: iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive or the actual iPad, it takes too long for the document to save correctly. You can tell when there is no actual time stamp on the document. I notice this once I am ready to upload the document as an attachment to email, within an online class forum, to a job application or any other institution that may require me to upload or attach the document. Always says there’s not data in the file and therefore cannot be attached. Hours later, it magically saves and becomes a real document with data. This is with a strong internet connection be it using cellular data from the device or wi-fi, it doesn’t matter, it is always a pain. I thought I would be able to do more but this app is so basic, I may as well just use Google docs.
Custom Default Template
by CBoulter on 2017/10/11 21:36
Okay. So this needs to be addressed, as my iPad Pro is my computer that I use. I pay for 365, so there is no reason for Microsoft to make using Apple devices inconvenient. Why why why is it not possible to create your own templates or layouts? Every time I write a new paper, which is very frequent, I’m forced to adjust the settings to look as I want them. This is extremely frustrating, and there is now way to edit their default templates and layouts. I read on a forum that it was “by design” and the only purposeful design choice I can think of is so that they design it to be inconvenient. Next, why is it that sometimes words will always be marked as spelled incorrectly when they are not? This happens every once in in awhile and the only way to fix it is to start the paper over when it happens. Or just deal with there being dotted red lines all over the paper. Fix these things and it’ll be perfect.
Unusable without a paid 360 account
by Thailand-Amulets on 2019/03/24 12:58
Who needs it with libre office, and open office? Why pay for something when there are better things for free, Especially not eternal subscriptions that never end, leaving you having paid 50 times the price of what the software would have cost as a one time purchase. On iOS and OS X, we have pages and on Microsoft we also have word pad as well as for both systems we can use open office libre office and about 10 other open source alternatives all of which are at least as good as Microsoft Word PowerPoint and Excel if not better. In iOS, we have pages, numbers, keynote, and so on. With Google, we have the Google slides Google Docs spreadsheet and other office applications, All for free where is immense storage space and no cost at all. The age of the corporate products cloud computing based subscription service is coming to an end, because people are getting fed up with it and I have finally realized it is a scam, And that there are many cheaper, and even free and better, alternative approaches
Your joking.
by ComosGaming on 2019/12/15 18:12
I get it. From my understanding, you want people to pay money for a better usage on the apps office 365 is connected to, as well as making it easier in general. Problem 1. Some idiot thought it was a fantastic idea to do this, and not put the actual app on iPhone. Problem 2. The word on my account, as reference, will not let me type unless I save it to my cloud, which I need an office subscription to do. Thus, I can’t actually do anything. Problem 3. Some features on the computer version of word don’t appear on the phone version of word or the tablet version of word. What members of your company thought that was a good idea? Final problem I have. People who go to school, like me, usually need to do their work at home, and they don’t have money for a computer, nonetheless for an office subscription. Gosh dang it man, just, at least let us type. That’s all I ask. -ComosGaming
Great, but just one thing
by Cameron Sc on 2019/11/04 18:34
This is a great app to work on essays and all other sorts of documents. However, there’s only one thing I’m not fond of: the docs don’t automatically save. When you tap the back arrow for the first time after creating a doc, it gives you the options of either Save or Delete. If you accidentally hit the delete button, that’s it, your doc is gone. I’ve had that happen to me a few times. To me it’s not good because if I had written a long paper with many pages, and then tried to save it, you could accidentally press that delete button and all your hard work and progress will be lost. Of course you got to pay attention to what you’re doing. But still I think an extra warning tab like “Are you sure you want to delete this doc?” should be added, or just have the docs saved automatically.
Could be better,,,
by Chickenlover27 on 2020/06/14 06:34
While the mobile version of Word is helpful for on the go typing, it lacks many of the aspects that make regular Word good. For example, every ten minutes, the app shuts down. This would just be irritating, but in addition to the crash, the app deletes everything I typed in the two minutes before the crash. There is no way to recover this lost work, and I just have to retype everything. Every time I edit something, the Word app gives me an error, saying someone else has edited the document, and I need to review these changes. No one else is editing the document. Just me. the alert is very irritating and does not go away, even after I have ‘resolved the changes.’ Final complaint... The spellcheck is horrendous in mobile Word. The iconic red line will appear under words like “and” and “the” when they are spelled correctly. It will autocorrect these words to “these” and “arm” but not correct actual misspellings of larger words. Overall, I wish the mobility and accessibility of mobile Word outweighed the negative aspects. Unfortunately, this is not the case, and I have had to deal with frustrating issues that make the experience less than ideal. I wish the functionality of regular Word would transfer to mobile Word. I think the app could be really useful if the technological issues were resolved.
Worth of Word
by coosawattee1 on 2018/10/18 01:05
I have worked with Word since it first came out.... many years go. It has grown and developed as new needs have come along. I Have tried a few others but the bottom line is that I NEED. WORD. It does what I need and I need what it does. I was at a real disadvantage when the iPad would not use it... I was about to give up on Apple and go back to total Microsoft. Since the new versions come together on the cloud to offer ability to use documents and speed sheets across the big Divide, I can use documents at home that were created at work... etc. you know what I mean or you would not have made them compatible. Actually I find myself using iPad more and more... to the point that it is not just an aid, but is quickly becoming my main tool. Keep up the good work.
Great for mobile writing!
by DoctorMika95 on 2019/12/23 20:42
As a writer and student, I don’t have the time to be freely typing away in creative writing all the time on my computer, so I often find myself writing on this app as opposed to the computer version. I won’t lie, the computer is still better than an app, but the app is much more convenient and comes fairly close to working like the computer version. However I did notice one thing. With the latest update, the option to italicize, bold, or underline words as you type are just gone, replaced with blank spaces where those options used to be. So perhaps that can be corrected in the next update? It’s a minor thing but time and efficiency is the reason I use the app, so to lose either one is a disappointment.
Great app but there is one concern I have
by brendenn3 on 2017/12/08 21:47
It’s a great app, however I do have some concerns, and one being that there is no method of proofing on this app. On pc versions, there is an option to set specific requirements for your text, and these options automatically catch errors (or what you’ve set the options to look for), but for the mobile app version, there is no such option available. I prefer to type my papers on iPad, because it’s much easier to carry around, and I use my iPad for literally everything, but I often find myself having to send a copy to my email to open it up on my pc (just to proofread and edit the document). This is annoying. Other than that, I love the app! I mean yes, the save option bugs out at times, but I save everything into my iCloud drop box anyways, so it doesn’t really hurt me.
Undo/Redo button, Font size and insert table bug
by Someoneneedstofixthisasap on 2018/09/17 02:35
I typically use this for my college assignments and work. But now its completely useless and I’m very upset. The font size bug on my iPhone goes haywire. I can’t adjust the font size at all in the way I want it. It either blows up the whole screen or goes to a size 2pt. If I’m lucky to get it to Twitch* to the size I need the document doesn’t readjust itself as it usually would when you adjust the font size from 12 pages back to 2 pages. The insert table bug is another factor cause once you add or delete that part of your table you can’t edit it. The undo/redo button bug makes all these other bugs add up together a complete nightmare to use Word as a whole which in all has defeated me and I’ve given up on doing my task. I’m quite frustrated and don’t see why this is an issue when I’ve used this app no problem in the past as my go to and now I literally can’t use it.
Word on the iPhone is cumbersome and ...
by Zafarrano Wolffe on 2020/01/15 22:24
First, at no fault of MS Word, the iPhone keyboard is a cruel trickster, one that was created in computer-primitive times and never updated. That said, Word vía the iPhone is cumbersome. It often takes forever to load and the screen often freezes. Editing — professional editing — is difficult because the tools aren’t responsive. Or cooperative. And, working with OneDrive is near impossible because it — OneDrive — doesn’t allow iPhone editing, thus you are required to copy your ms and past it in Word to edit, and then recopy so as to paste in back in OneDrive. IMO, it appears that MS should incorporate professional writers and editors into its Word planning sessions because Wors, whether on the iPhone or laptop, is administrative heavy and not designed for writers, editors or journalists. I think they should devise a Word version for such specific use, especially since so many of us use iPhones for creating, editing and sending copy — and photographs.
Microsoft Word...
by SwordInTheLight on 2018/04/13 00:19
Okay... so I guess I should start by saying that Word is one of my favorite word processors. HOWEVER, I only use it for school assignments (currently) because... well... See, I am an author, and I publish Kindle books. I want to be able to publish them right from my iPad. (The Pages format isn’t supported in KDP.) And guess what this version of Word doesn’t have? Bookmarks. I need bookmarks to create a Table of Contents. It’s on the computer version of Word... why not anywhere else? Pages for iPad has that feature. On my computer Pages doesn’t have it (because it can’t update to the latest software blah blah blah...) but Word does! Are you kidding??? Once iPad Word gets a Table of Contents and Bookmarks feature, I MIGHT switch over to Word from Pages. So please Microsoft, add this! Otherwise, the app is fine and I haven’t experienced any other problems.
Will not save my work
by buckgavin on 2018/04/12 19:08
The app worked perfectly for a short while (1 month). I was using it for homework assignments and saving them but it all of a sudden stopped saving my work.. so I deleted a few assignments that I had saved for finals study review ( thinking that I may have too much saved) and it still wouldn’t save. So then next issue was it signed me out of my account and wouldn’t accept my password so I attempted to change my password and it says I can’t use a password I’ve already used.. so I had to start another account with a different email and it still will not save my work.. this app went from, for me, revolutionary to not very useful at all.. this app was so handy! I really hope they fix these issues soon but this has been going on for weeks now but I’m going to keep checking it to see if things will save and if they do I’ll give it 5 stars.
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The trusted Word app lets you create, edit, view, and share your files with others quickly and easily. Send, view and edit Office docs attached to emails from your phone with this powerful word processing app from Microsoft. With Word, your office moves with you. Whether you’re a blogger, writer, journalist, columnist, student, or a project manager working on documentation, Word is as handy as you want it to be. Make impactful text documents, scripts, blogs, write-ups, or resumes. Customize your document, letter, resume, or notes your way with robust tools that enable you to accomplish your best writing with the best format options and templates. Get the complete Microsoft Office experience when you sign in with your Microsoft 365 subscription. Create and edit documents, collaborate and share with ease when you download Microsoft Word today. Create Documents • Jump-start your projects, assignments, letters, blogs, scripts, notes, write-ups, or resume with beautifully designed modern templates. • Use rich formatting and layout options to note down your ideas and express them in writing. • Document formats and layouts stay pristine and look great on any device. Read, Write, & Edit Documents • Reading view lets you read lengthy docs, letters, scripts, and more on your device with ease. • Use familiar writing and editing tools as you’d find on a desktop word processor. Collaborate Anywhere • Share thoughts by commenting in docs right next to the text you’re discussing. • Everyone can collaborate and stay on top of changes to the text, layout, and formatting. • As you and your team make changes, you can revert to view earlier drafts with improved version history in Word. Simplified Sharing • Share files with a few taps to quickly invite others to edit or view your documents. • Easily manage permissions and see who’s working in a document. • Copy the content of your Word files directly into the body of an email message with its format intact or attach your docs to an email and make sharing easier. Download Microsoft Word now and get the best way to create, share and edit documents from your iPhone or iPad. To create or edit documents, sign in with a free Microsoft account on devices with a screen size smaller than 10.1 inches. Unlock the full Microsoft Office experience with a qualifying Microsoft 365 subscription for your phone, tablet, PC, and Mac. Monthly Microsoft 365 subscriptions purchased from the app will be charged to your App Store account and will automatically renew within 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period unless auto-renewal is disabled beforehand. You can manage your subscriptions in your App Store account settings. This app is provided by either Microsoft or a third-party app publisher and is subject to a separate privacy statement and terms and conditions. Data provided through the use of this store and this app may be accessible to Microsoft or the third-party app publisher, as applicable, and transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States or any other country where Microsoft or the app publisher and their affiliates or service providers maintain facilities. Please refer to the Microsoft Software License Terms for Microsoft 365. See “License Agreement” link under Information. By installing the app, you agree to these terms and conditions.
Keeps crashing
by Boo This App Stinks! on 2020/09/23 00:02
Okay, at first this app was great and all, but now it just starts crashing whenever I use it. Each time I edit any document on this app, it crashes and sometimes I lose my progress. It also takes forever to finish work due to those problems. At this point, I’m not sure whether to keep using this app or not. I may just edit my documents in another app.
Edith
by gabbymorgan on 2020/09/22 18:30
Why can’t I Edith my document ?
¡Word es súper!
by tonicaca on 2020/09/22 18:07
¡Continúen así!
Feature comparable, mostly but consistent problems app switching
by strangebirds on 2020/09/22 13:02
It's Word, it mostly is feature comparable to the desktop version which is only annoying when you need the feature that is not present. When switching apps, like to Safari for research, and back on the iPad, Word consistently loses the ability to place the cursor - both with touch and an attached keyboard. Closing the document and reopening fixes it, but this is highly aggravating when trying to write away from a computer. Microsoft - there is a bug in your text engine that needs to be addressed. (Also, no feedback in app?) Problem has persisted across MANY updates on multiple devices and OS versions. Word is the only writing app where I see this behavior. Without this problem, a 4 star - the missing features from desktop prevent a five star (and the legacy quirks that echo back to decisions made when it was on Windows 95).
Magic keyboard
by Datbatmandoe on 2020/09/22 04:22
Not sure why but sometimes with magic keyboard word just starts lagging.
Well functioning
by beckils on 2020/09/22 04:03
Word has taken every opportunity to Improve and is now a great app.
Fonts Are Gone
by Err0xx on 2020/09/21 22:02
Word has not been updated with new Font API for iOS 14. All fonts installed other than default iOS fonts are not visible. Microsoft needs to updated Word Font API to work with iOS 14. Until this is done, this app is useless to me. Apple’s Pages typing app sees all installed fonts as it should- Looks like that is what I will now use.
Scam
by 4Shattered on 2020/09/21 21:01
They won’t let you do anything until you pay for a subscription. You can’t even type anything.
Osorio
by globo rojo on 2020/09/21 19:58
Megusta100%
Great app...but it freezes/glitches with iOS 14
by mlokren on 2020/09/21 16:55
I am using a 2017 second generation iPad Pro 12.9" tablet that has never had an issue with MS Word beyond a couple of glitches (printing, mainly) that Microsoft fixed in updates to the app. With the update to iOS 14, however, the app starts slowing down after a period of time, causing erratic typing in a "stop-go" action that is incredibly frustrating. The app bogs down so much that I have to exit the document and close the app. Once I reopen the app...it works fine until it starts slowing down again. Please fix this, Microsoft.
Word
by mini pigs on 2020/09/21 15:20
I like word but sometimes it is slow 😔
Highly disappointed in the changes to the 365 Suite of Products
by Kis*MyAss on 2020/09/21 14:06
The Microsoft Suite of Products have turned into a pain in the rear to utilize. Initial loading times are ridiculous because of surveillance data collection and cloud services. (I will note that I am 100% against the surveillance practices utilized by Microsoft and targeted advertising.) In addition, the file management systems are cumbersome. I find myself using this suite less and less because of these practices. I don’t these produtcs to be user friendly anymore.
Latest version of iOS Word
by Pixelwizard on 2020/09/21 10:51
I recently updated word to the latest version to be compatible with iOS 14. There is a problem selecting the cursor and moving it around the document while using an iPhone 8+ and attempting to interact with the word document. This did not used to be a problem in earlier versions of Microsoft word while using it on an iPhone 8+ When I touch the screen of my iPhone to set the cursor it should do so but it doesn’t. It’s not working as fluid as it did previously. It needs to be fixed
365 Word is incomparable!!
by Yodi007 on 2020/09/21 05:02
The best!
My person is man
by The amazing Person-Man on 2020/09/20 21:39
It’s good because this is a review
Install custom font
by irnote3 on 2020/09/20 20:19
The app doesn’t show my installed custom font after update the system to iOS 14 you need to fix this please
Requires Purchase to Edit
by vijeenroshpw on 2020/09/20 19:33
This requires Microsoft 365 Account to edit any document.
Same word. Same problem
by HUTCH18 on 2020/09/20 17:38
A lot of people use word because its very standard. But I run into the same problem when I use it. Every update there’s a problem with the format. Everything that I had on page 2, is now partly on page 1. And what I had on part 3, is partly on page 2, and so forth, throughout all 200+pages of my document. Try to call for support and reach someone who barely speaks English. I tell them what happens, and they say “so is it because you changed something in your document”? Yes, when I closed my document yesterday, it was formatted correctly. Then after I updated the app today, and opened it up and it was wrong, it must have been when I did it in the middle of the night. I will be switching to Apples pages. Thanks for the people who work really hard to make this work, it really is a great effort for the most part. But it’s just not fun doing this when the issue happens on my MacBook and my iPad. What’s the point of setting something up to be exactly how you want it, if a simple update changes everything? It’s nonsense.
Changed and Deleted Everything
by Sleep Boyo on 2020/09/20 08:01
I was writing an essay which took more than 2 days, and when I came back it had changed everything from MLA format to no headers or spacing! When I had exited out of the tab that contained my final essay which took days of research, the essay itself was gone. I had made completely sure it saved and the autosaved function was on, but this system did not save it whatsoever. They need to make sure I get my work back and fix the problem
Cloudy Nightmare - Loses Files
by Bespectacled Ape on 2020/09/20 04:47
It really derves zero stars until they quit trying to force you to save to the cloud. I absolutely do not want to for many reasons, and now I am getting messages that I can't open files because they are in an "unsupported location" when I have kept stuff on my iPad for months. Autosave is gone. There's no sync between internal memory and cloud, so how are you supposed to be sure which file you used last? This is nutso.
Keyboard won’t appear
by PianistProdigy on 2020/09/20 02:35
The keyboard won’t appear when tap the screen to type. It just say “Select All” when I tap the screen but the keyboard won’t come up, not sure if it’s the app or my phone :/
9.9/10
by hunterthealfawolf on 2020/09/20 01:30
An amazing mobile version of word, with an easy sign up/in. The only problem is, it is hard to transfer one word on mobile to one word on computer.
Word
by Nananana789 on 2020/09/20 00:36
Love this app and use it a lot!
Senior in New York
by ship shoes on 2020/09/19 21:45
That is a great software for writing my memory . Thanks from my heart.
App restarted while working on doc, completely lost!
by SorelyDisappointeduser on 2020/09/19 21:34
The app literally does not let you save and states that it “auto-saves” as you make changes to your document. This did little good when the app crashed and my document was completely wiped out, and none of my “saved” changes remained. I have to do go back through hours of work thanks to this false claim. Thanks a lot!
Similar to past systems
by NathRK on 2020/09/19 21:12
Make it as the past experience.
Surprisingly Excellent!
by iBoolGuyW16 on 2020/09/19 13:47
I don’t really do much work on Office applications, like nothing on the daily, but occasionally I need them. When first I got Office on my phone I always tried to avoid using the apps just because I felt I’d be handicapped. That was until I actually tried Excel, and holy poop! It was surprisingly really good when it comes to how productively/effectively you can use it! They (almost) designed EVERYTHING from the ground up to work with touch. Everything works super well and is super intuitive. No crazy 4-finger-gestures or anything like that, they’re perfect!
Me gusta
by nallelytaaaaaa on 2020/09/18 07:12
Esta muy bien que haya también para móvil ;b
Useless for iPhone
by Rock'n roll cowgirl on 2020/09/18 04:38
This app is completely useless for iPhones. You can’t add words to you documents or edit hardly at all; it’s overall very pointless to have an app that you can’t do anything on. The main reason I downloaded Word for iPhone was so that I could edit my documents on the go, when I don’t have the time and space for my laptop, but need to finish an essay to send in to my classes; but apparently Microsoft thinks it’s a better idea to make you pay to be able to do such things—as if we all don’t already pay enough for everything else in life as is.
Helpful but not as useful
by Tay3perks on 2020/09/18 03:46
I love Microsoft word and always have. At this time I couldn’t afford a new computer so I converted my Ipad for all my needs. The Version is helpful with my papers and submitting my work. But sadly not very user friendly. Along with not a lot of options to organize/change layout/ or even change names on a folder. Checked out their help pages more than I should but still no solutions. If you can get passed the lack of creative movement, and cave to being slightly unorganized its still a sold 4 star app.
Best app ever
by peanutreiley on 2020/09/17 21:13
Like it👧🏽
This is the worst
by 🍾🍾🍾🍻🍻🍻🍼🍼 on 2020/09/17 18:43
It freezes all the time
Sign in and credentials is a pain
by DrTSK on 2020/09/17 18:34
Horrible security, I can use some apps not all, I have to reset my login numerous times to get to use app
Programmer
by Bobmain on 2020/09/17 17:01
Need better programming for letters, have seen instances when multiple same letters are added to a game in progress, such as 3 0’s, etc.
sharing documents
by therealkylie on 2020/09/17 13:26
when i try to share a document that i made on word, it won’t let me send it to anyone.
Capitalization.
by Wilie Dong. on 2020/09/17 13:11
Files App
U failed us
by PePeppa pigg on 2020/09/16 16:49
Dam
Great app but few small problems
by Blazing Heart on 2020/09/16 16:45
I love using word for my school and I use it on my iPad. However, I came across a few bugs. I can’t seem to move any of my files, and whenever I try, it says “This file can not be moved, please try again later” and it can get a bit frustrating. I also can’t share the file anywhere which means the documents are stuck onto my device for the most part. I don’t know if it’s a user error, but I hope these bugs will be fixed in the future.
Fix no keyboard bug!
by dailytrain on 2020/09/16 14:20
With the new update there is no way to access the keyboard to edit type etc., making the app useless! And no way to get help with this
WORST APP EVER
by gchjjcfhfjydhjdf on 2020/09/16 00:45
IM A MOBILE USER AND YOU CANT TYPE I HATE THIS APP U UGLY BRAT
Why is it so hard to find the design menu???
by rd1941 on 2020/09/15 19:30
Very frustrated.
senior
by holc1951 on 2020/09/15 11:49
excellent tool
Defectuoso
by Dpg54 on 2020/09/15 03:50
Es muy difícil poder usarlo y por otra parte no es compatible con el formato de word original lo que dificulta en gran manera su uso
MA
by Chele'A on 2020/09/14 22:45
Easy to compose letters-outstanding app.
Locks up
by Heytony on 2020/09/14 16:18
Latest app update causes the app to lockup and none responsive even after closing the app and restarting become unresponsive, tried a phone restart and a few touches on the app locks up again.
Fix your App
by xJCHCx on 2020/09/14 13:58
Please Fix your app. I keep getting unwanted emails from porn girls—somehow they figured how how to use your app. And I can’t unsubscribe.
Good
by Joshu-san on 2020/09/14 08:26
I enjoy this app for doing minor corrections during this COVID crisis. This is a good tool for also proofreading and teleworking from home.
Really?
by Ilovefatcats567 on 2020/09/14 04:20
If y’all really want to sell an app, then don’t make a person pay or sign in for literally everything. What even is a Microsoft account? I just want to write, not spend an hour figuring out how to set up an account. Pages is much better, like I can’t even literally VEIW recent documents. I have to “sign in.” Can you make an app where I can actually WRITE? Using word on a computer is so much easier.
Missing files
by kazcabbage_cam on 2020/09/14 03:08
I have files saved for school that are all in the same folder but not all show up when I need to upload them to canvas. This is an enormous issue. They are there, I can open them in word but they don’t show up when I need to upload them.
Word app
by AngieNSW on 2020/09/13 21:30
Very professional and easy to use. Great way to write using an IPad.
Just say no
by Patrice Annette on 2020/09/13 10:47
If your not using this because you have to, just use iPad pages or google docs. Way to expensive for non business work
More features required
by hulalao89 on 2020/09/12 07:15
its too basic...there is so much space improvement. Should include more desktop version features like paragraph and line spacing .
I love Word
by hope4yourcrappyap on 2020/09/12 02:44
Word has been with me since forever and they have evolved impeccably with the times . Way to go Word!
Very good mobile app
by Elizabethmp30 on 2020/09/11 23:04
This app helps me stay on track with my colllege essays so easily. I love that I can add it to my files and submit it all from my phone!
Not working on the iPad
by patty24*# on 2020/09/11 17:31
Not working in iPad 😢
Word up!!!
by searssssssss on 2020/09/11 14:39
Whether it’s for class or one of LULACs lightings for dreamers “Word is where it’s at”. Keep it up while I figure out how to convert this file!
ممتاز
by dalya al-qahtani on 2020/09/11 13:03
رائع
App
by Enajmi on 2020/09/11 12:32
Very handy app , makes word fun
I Pad
by angry rebooter on 2020/09/11 02:32
Word is usually fine, but the I Pad makes it impossible. This device was a gift but there is a reason I never use it. It is horribly set up in terms of navigation. I HATE IT!
Word is, Word isn't
by Ryan C. on 2020/09/11 00:26
Not only have more recent versions of Word been completely re-organized so as to infuriate long time users like myself (and said changes made in a unintuitive, messy way), it's also introduced a strange new bugs in the process. Bugs that often can't be fixed with a simple undo command. This criticism holds true in varying degrees to all three versions I've used: the iOS app version, the Mac desktop version and rhe PC desktop version. The only reason I can give this the stars I do is that it remains necessary to use if, like me, you're working on documents that have to be shunted between some of the aforementioned platforms. If all you need is a iOS note taking app, though, Notability might be better. And if you just require desktop word processing software, one of the other freebie options like Open Office might be a better option for that. Alt-MS Words like Open Office were always buggier, back when, but all bets are off now since Microsoft has decided to put so little work/thought into their reworking of what seemed previously to be their only well-designed program.
Very convenient,
by Rina Tompkins on 2020/09/10 14:56
Very convenient, I can log in anywhere and have my documents ready to go.
Read only mode
by missyab11 on 2020/09/09 21:17
This needs to go. It has no purpose.
Microsoft for iPad
by i dont review games .com on 2020/09/09 21:05
Unlike the desktop version, Microsoft Word for iPad is literally awful. It crashes, the buttons disable, and several of the features easily usable on the desktop version are frustratingly difficult in this version.
KEEPS CRASHING
by Omar El-Zuhry on 2020/09/09 18:44
I purchased a subscription because I am working on the go and I wanted to use the iPad app because its easier to work with a 4G iPad than it is with a hotspot and and a laptop. This is ridiculous. I do 30 seconds worth of edit actions and the app completely freezes and crashes. I keep losing my work. FIX THIS!
Best Document App
by pseudo_negative on 2020/09/09 15:45
Microsoft Word Mobile App is excellent for document production of any sort.
App is crashing constantly
by teelgee on 2020/09/09 15:45
The last few weeks Word has been crashing every time I use it on my iPad. I haven’t seen an update for a while - is there a fix in the works?
Privet Security
by Double Mocha drinker on 2020/09/09 07:52
Great tool box
Review
by GSO WX on 2020/09/08 18:57
It’s decent
No two-page view option is beyond stupid
by Ninose on 2020/09/08 11:36
I like MS Word and I’m prepared to give it a much higher star review the day Microsoft adds this crucial feature to its iPad version - the two page view option. Why on Earth wasn’t this feature there from the start? There’s certainly more than enough room to accommodate that viewing option and the fact that it was omitted is stupid beyond belief. Get your act together Microsoft, and add this feature now!
HORRIBLE
by lilly_lewis on 2020/09/08 05:12
I ABSOLUTELY DESPISE WORD AND I WOULD GIVE THIS ZERO STARS IF I COULD! THIS IS PROBABLY THE WORST WEBSITE EVER CREATED! GOOGLE DOCS IS SO MUCH EASIER TO USE... IF A WEBSITE IS SO COMPLICATED THAT PEOPLE HAVE TO TAKE CLASSES ON IT TO LEARN HOW TO USE IT THEN MAYBE SOMETHING IS WRONG! WE SHOULD GET RID OF WORDS AND USE ONLY GOOGLE DOCS!
Comprehensive and Versatile
by P01iph0nic_Dr3amz on 2020/09/08 00:30
Office 365 does everything I need, and 𝙈𝙐𝘾𝙃 more. I use it for my work and for personal tasks.
Thank You
by Dameforthewin on 2020/09/07 22:58
Love it!! Been getting lots of work done with the app!! It’s been so many years & still works like a charm!
Word
by Shaught11 on 2020/09/07 21:23
So I love writing stories. That is why I got word! The only problem is that I only have an iPad. So when I try writing something it won’t let me. This might be because I didn’t sign in but it won’t let me write so in my opinion I think that is the whole idea to get word so it is all a waste. But I definitely recommend this if you are on a computer! Thank you for reading this! 😊
Malfunction
by Mikecausa0 on 2020/09/07 15:40
When I type any word on the blank document, it shows nothing! Fix it as soon as possible!
Mobile version lacking
by squaltch on 2020/09/06 17:39
Unless I’m mistaken, the iPad version lacks some basic features such as selecting text with the new trackpad functionality. I hope this gets fixed soon!
Translation
by saltoma on 2020/09/05 19:03
This is a new revised translation of widely read novel by the late Sudanese writer taken Salih, Season of Migration to the North.
Stupid but works
by Coffee/Test/Sleep/Repeat on 2020/09/04 23:27
My school offers desktop office 365 to students. Since it is on my laptop so I downloaded the mobile version of word on my iPad so that I don’t have to bring my laptop into school with me. And while it is nice to edit documents and fill out worksheets using the Apple Pencil in word, it is incredibly frustrating to do more intense work. I would not recommend this app for typing papers on or creating important documents as the number of functions you have available to you are limited. I can take notes on it but not in the same way I can on my laptop. The only way I would suggest this app is if you have the full version of word on another device. And Microsoft Office if you ever read this please enable all the functions in the app that are present in the desktop version.
Lifesaver
by FunniFace3 on 2020/09/04 20:34
I had no idea the app existed, my computer (old) couldn’t download Windows 10– had a project due- prayed, tried the App Store in desperation & there it was! I’m shouting!! I’m so HAPPY!!! THXsoMUCH.
Love the application
by coding novice on 2020/09/04 08:40
Awesome
Fix the subscription service
by ThePhullNelson on 2020/09/03 16:13
I get charged for a subscription every month. Every time I try to use the app I’m told I need a subscription to use the features I need. Apple and MS tech support just pointy fingers at each other when I try to get help. Worthless.
Dificultades
by Alennbi on 2020/09/02 19:44
Encuentro MUY difícil entender Word tanto en mi iPad como en mi teléfono android. Es demasiado diferente que Word para PC, No puedo hacer cosas básicas. Es muy frustrante.
Worse than expected
by an undergraduated now on 2020/09/02 16:06
So laggy that i hardly type!! It took me 2 hrs for finishing 1 page. I was so frustrated and helpless as I didn’t want to close and do all that again. Not to mention how to manage space between sentences and more. It lose some useful functions but that’s okay for me though. Please consider fixing it. I’ve been used word since elementary school and don’t want to change to other software🥺
Church Business
by Gauaiabgsi on 2020/09/02 15:47
I really appreciate being able to use this app for making my agendas & writing my reports for church business. Thank you!
Garbage
by phantom eclipce on 2020/09/01 22:34
It soooooo bad
Paola
by nicole150605 on 2020/09/01 19:44
Me encanta
Limited word processing app
by daniel6397 on 2020/09/01 12:43
This app is ridiculously developed for this platform. Can’t add images without first converting them to acceptable formats. Have to save in photos. Opens in side view format all the time, having two windows every time.
Extreme fristration
by choukokoko on 2020/08/31 22:55
Do not use the auto-save function; turn it off immediately and save your work manually or large pieces of your document will be deleted randomly. There are so many scenes I wrote that are now lost - almost two hundred pages total now, that I can’t get back.
Need improve:
by QueenQing on 2020/08/31 21:15
Hi microsoft team, For the ipad version, please consider the compatibility of mouse&track pad to the tap gesture. Sometimes the mouse works for ipad, but most of the time, the mouse tap is not responsive in word.
Microsoft 365
by suzikoenig on 2020/08/31 20:42
I have Word for iPad. Imagine my surprise when I tried to copy a file today only to discover that I now to buy Microsoft 365. Extortion when I use it once per month. $6.99 for one use!
Hate it
by student304 on 2020/08/31 17:44
It is hard to use and even more difficult to move a document from one device to another when logged into the same account because it did not show up. I am a student, I need east and efficient this is definitely not it.
Missing key features you expect from MS Word
by Experienced and Disappointed on 2020/08/31 17:35
I'm having to use Word on iPad temporarily, and the lack of layout options, proper borders, etc., severely impacts my productivity. Something as simple as the Before and After spacing for paragraphs is missing, which is a feature that I've had to use in almost every document created in Word, as it is needed for neat and proper formatting. Word for iPad is incredibly disappointing, and the alternatives like Pages and Google Docs are also severely lacking in necessary features, making it needlessly difficult to properly format documents on the iPad. When I turned to Word for my work, it was meant to destroy these inferior programs, not join them. Bring balance to the workload, not leave it in darkness.
No.
by MMS1254 on 2020/08/31 17:30
I love this app, but one annoying thing is that that when you throw something in the trash and exit the app and go back in, it opens to the thing you just put in the trash, as a way of making sure you really want it in the trash. The problem is that you have no way of knowing this, therefore you can easily go out of the file and find that it didn’t save. That means no fifth star.
Worst app ever.
by Emmyrichu on 2020/08/31 00:40
THIS IS HORRIBLE. it’s not letting me log in 🤬🤬 your app sister snapped me LITERALLY. at school this app was so good but at home? OH SISTER DO NOT GET ME STARTED. this app did the woah but in reverse
Review of Word for iPad and iPhone
by Andrae841 on 2020/08/30 19:52
App doesn’t work at all on mobile. I’ve literally tried signing in to edit my documents and it never lets me in. I keep getting errors . Nothing works on it at all unless I’m on a computer.
Garbage
by Eternalwarriorx on 2020/08/30 19:49
Why do I HAVE to make an account to use the app I 100% DO NOT recommend
One problem
by Peg 1936 on 2020/08/29 19:01
I love this game and play every day. A big problem for me is that it tends to freeze up when the rest of the functions on my Ipad are fine. I have to turn off and then restart the Ipad to resume playing.
Subscription ended without warning
by LDS14LDS on 2020/08/29 13:35
Have had subscription since 2012 and all of a sudden my subscription and my work are done Sent request yesterday for a call. Still waiting I have a lot of work on one drive and am very disappointed especially since it’s really not that very user friendly. My other issue is that publisher is not a part of program for Mac user but the price is still the same. Would love to get all my files back. Wish company would contact!!!
It good
by PineappleWeirdo on 2020/08/28 19:03
It good
Error
by lululust on 2020/08/28 14:05
I love the app, but I’ve been experiencing an annoying error message that I need to resolve an issue because another author made changes. I’m the only one with access, and only on this device at the time so the changes are mine. When I click this, it sometimes pasted what I’ve already typed again so I have to fix it.
It’s Word, man.
by Random Satisfied Customer on 2020/08/22 03:50
Great app. Business and academic apps like this are sometimes harder to navigate on iPads or smart devices because you can’t see all the icons like you would on a laptop screen, and the layout is a little different, but it still does mostly everything you’d need for work or school. There are certain things that you can’t do unless you pay and upgrade to premium, like getting unlimited text colors, but that’s pretty much what you get with every app these days. The app still lets you be cheap and get away with making word documents without premium if you don’t want all the bells and whistles included, and it’s still functional, so I don’t personally mind not having premium. You can get by without it if you don’t want to spend the extra money-shoutout to all the broke college students out there and all the kids whose parents won’t let them upgrade- but if you’re willing/have the means to pay, hats off to ya. All in all, it serves its purpose and does what it’s supposed to, it’s not glitchy, and it’s pretty easy to use. I like it. So, that’s my two cents in the subject. Try it out, see what you think, and you can always delete it I guess. :)
Review of Microsoft word
by Norcal Reservoir Dog on 2019/04/07 17:48
Well I use Microsoft word at work, the mobile version is vastly inferior. If it were free, I probably couldn’t complain. But, if you want to get the capability of redlining documents and other important work-related actions, you have to purchase the subscription. This is where the trouble begins. Microsoft support is terrible. Several times a year the program won’t work and tells me I need a subscription. I’ve spent hours on the phone with Microsoft since I first purchased this program. There’s some sort of company disconnect between their accounting department and mobile services. This needs to be fixed. Regarding the applications performance, at best it’s OK. It tends to be slow, saving a document while you were working on it is not as straightforward as it should be, and if you want to dictate, you better proofread twice. Many of the desired editing features are not available in this mobile application. Formatting is next to impossible and many many other features are not available. While I don’t think you can expect 100% duplication, iPad cost more than most PCs, have ample memory, and should be capable of handling all of the commands necessary to do a competent job of preparing a word document. And you should not have to have an external keyboard with your iPad to perform the tasks. Bottom line, The program is livable, but not particularly likable.
Love/Hate relationship with Word on iPad
by rkr9knight on 2020/06/18 01:59
I’ve used Word for years, and I am really good at it and take advantage of the really cool features that other word processor programs lack. The desktop version of Word is amazing!! However, Word on the iPad is mediocre! For instance, I utilize fields and cross reference data between different parts of a document, which is a huge time saver for me. Unfortunately, I’m unable to take advantage of this feature on my iPad, which means, that I must work on a laptop or desktop computer to really get the benefits of using Word in this day and age. Also, I really don’t like the automatic saving feature because I frequently use templates that I do not want to overwrite while working and the automatic saving feature makes this impossible. Please fix this! I wish there was a way to select, in the settings, a “discontinue automatic saving” option. If Google Docs had these features, I would likely make a permanent switch to that program because I appreciate working seamlessly with others. Also, as one who works in schools, I see that high school students have been trained in Google Docs and they aren’t familiar with using Word. I see a need to get with the times and I’m not seeing Word advance it’s features; however, as long as the above options are only available on Word, I will be sticking with them. Please, make these crucial features available on the app version of Word as well!
The editing experience is terrible
by Ki2rin on 2019/10/20 11:51
In most times, the prompt jumps to the very first line after a few second later whenever I touch the middle of the screen to edit a docx file. This is very annoying since my file is of 98 pages. Then I should pull down the scroll bar to the bottom of the document. This happens very often, especially when in Mobile view. The second thing is about the page loading steps or speed. By moving down the scroll bar the pages are loaded incrementally. But it has too many steps to the bottom page. Scrolling down the bar to the bottom of the screen loads pages a little. I couldn’t find a good way to jump to the bottom page at once. And this happens in Mobile view. The third frustrating thing is the reaction speed is not just slow, it’s really slow. When I type a character, say A, that appears in the screen after about 0.3~0.5s. This issue also has something to do with Mobile view, I think. The fourth is about moving the cursor with a long-touch. This not only related to Word but to all the other Office 365 applications I guess. This app adopting the obsolete way shows a convex glass that zoom-in around the cursor when I long-touch the screen. Apple changed the way it moves the cursor since iOS 13 if I’m right. I’m not gonna explain it in detail here but the new way is much elegant and gives seamless experience in editing the text.
Why I hate, hate, Word.
by Strat/Gibson/Kramer on 2019/10/29 16:42
Word. In a single word to describe it, terrible. Or this word, frustrating, or this word aggravating, or another word, crashes, how about freezes. I could go on and on about it, but my main complaint is it try’s to be to helpful and that’s where it gets itself into trouble. Originally if you had a mid-spelled word it would hi light it and offer suggestions. Now when it’s highlighted it takes you to other prompts before bringing you to where you wanted to be in the first place. Next it randomly capitalizes words in the middle of sentences and occasionally will do it when it begins the next line. I hate if I’ve written a 300 page manuscript, gone back to say page 164 to change something, saving it to that page, close it, when I reopen it later I’m back at page one. It may not seem like much, but when you’re writing 5 hours plus at a time, it becomes maddening. The worst insult? I pay for this misery!
Love data losses that Microsoft can do nothing about? Then this app is for you!
by My Official Review on 2020/01/30 05:14
I’m writing this review as a warning. I had about 10 Word documents saved on my phone. I do use this app from time to time whenever I feel like adding something to a document. But tonight, everything changed. I come back to the app so I can edit a document. However, when I tapped on it, an error message appeared saying, “Sorry, this document is stored on an unsupported server location.” Good thing I had a copy of the document... right? Nope! Every single one of my dox had the same error. I can no longer access these files from anywhere. All of my stuff is gone now. Forever. This has never happened to me or anyone I know before, but it has been an issue in the past. I looked up this issue, and found a few forum posts about this exact issue. And guess what Microsoft’s response was? Give up. There’s nothing they can do to help you if this happens. Just like that, you’re back to zero. If this didn’t happen, I absolutely would give this app maybe a 4-star rating. But since this happened, I don’t think I can trust Microsoft with my data anymore. NONE of this is my fault. I don’t know what to do with the app at this point, because I still might use it for future projects, but I’m terrified that this will happen again.
Use with Caution-Random Crashes Cause Data Lisa
by squidney17 on 2020/05/10 16:25
I have been using Microsoft word on pc, mac, and iPad for several years and mostly had a good experience. Until recently with the iPad app, which I use almost everyday. The app will randomly crash and delete hours worth of progress I had made on a document. It freezes, sits, and then force closes and when I reopen, my hard work is gone. I auto save to Dropbox, and after experiencing this crash issue multiple times, I periodically go in and out of documents to make sure they are saving, as well as check the menu bar to see that it says “changes are automatically saved to Dropbox.” Which it always does, even during that hour of work that didn’t save after the crash! Why is it telling me it’s saving when it’s really not? I don’t believe this a Dropbox issue, because word itself is crashing. Last time it crashed when I was exiting the document (doing my insane self-checking because I’m so paranoid about this problem). Just froze, and I knew that it was too late. There’s nothing more devastating. I’ve troubleshooted this problem, but no progress yet. I’m considering another word processor app at this point, but that would be inconvenient because no one else has Dropbox integration. Fix your app, please. This is ridiculous.
Laggy and frustfrating.
by one of a student on 2019/02/21 03:01
This app is laggy and wonky as hell. It have a great concept but it is still just a great concept. The lagging is real. You can even see when you try to scroll the pages, it is janky and irritating. Typing is lagged, sometimes a few words behind. ‘Drawing’ is a nice feature but the writings moved a bit after you remove the pencil, so it became really not precise. If I’m writing with my pencil, it shift either to the right or left a bit from where I jot down, making a very not smooth, irritating writing experience. The eraser is even worse. You can erase a word and then the next one won’t, and it brings forward the keyboard instead. The only fix I could do was when that happened, I turn on drawing with fingers and erases with my finger instead. So annoying. If you want to move your writing, it won’t select more than one object at a time, which means you have to move letters by letters, unlike onenote which you could lasso a bunch of stuff. It’s just so annoying. If you’re wondering why I didn’t use onenote, I do use onenote. It’s just this one class that give options of lecture notes in docs format, and we have a bunch of definitions and calculations in a single lecture note, so I typed when it were definitions, and write when doing calculations.
Track Changes Nightmare
by writer in dire straits on 2019/03/11 01:20
I have been using this app on my iPad since it became available and have had minor issues here and there that were easy to overlook, but this one is making my work life miserable as I am very dependent on this feature. About 6 weeks ago it started losing the option of seeing All Markup in balloons if the app was open for very long, if I navigated away from it, or if I closed it and reopened it later. The only way to regain this option is to delete and reinstall each time I need to edit a document ... and since writing and editing are what I do for a living, this is untenable, but I don’t have a better option at the moment. Even with this glitch Word is still, unfortunately, the best way to create, edit, and share documents with others who are on other types of devices and platforms. I really wish Pages were more compatible with PCs and had a more user-friendly tracking function. Forget about Google Docs. I don’t have one good thing to say about it. I have asked both Microsoft and Apple for help. Apple can’t do anything because it’s not on their end. Microsoft is clueless and really didn’t seem interested in trying to help find a solution.
The most important feature won’t work on the Mac!
by Totally Confused... on 2018/10/30 17:29
I’ve been using Microsoft software since 1987. When I switched to Mac, it was only because I could get a subscription to Office 365 and continue to use Word. Imagine my surprise to discover - after hours on the phone with Apple Support and Microsoft Support - the auto-save function will ONLY work if you use One Drive. I didn’t move over to Mac to use Microsoft storage. I want everything in iCloud because it makes sense to have one unified storage location. Yes, I can still hit file/save every ten minutes - but I shouldn’t have to deal with that distraction because I paid to get an app that would work on my computer. The inconvenience of this demand is making me consider moving over to all of the apple products. Pages isn’t that different from Word - in a lot of ways, it’s even better. So, here’s my official request, Microsoft. If you’re going to make people pay for your product, you don’t get to insist how they use it. Open that feature so we can save to the iCloud! If you have to demand that we use a product like One Drive, you’re admitting that it’s just not good enough to attract Mac users on its own merits. Fix this please!
File location/Search/Properties issue
by MD922 on 2019/10/03 17:45
For the most part, I love Microsoft Word. However if I don’t remember where I put a file and I haven’t used it for a while it won’t show up in my recent and I have the hardest time trying to find it. It would be nice if you could search through all the locations that you have saved in the locations spot instead of going to each one separately to find your missing file. Once I found my file, which I did not find through Microsoft word (I had to go to my files on my iPhone where I found the file quickly since it was in the cloud from my Mac desktop), I was unable to open it up. HOWEVER, I cannot find anywhere under file properties or anywhere else where I can find where it is located, it should be in the file properties section, also it would be really handy if they allowed you to click from there to change the location of where you keep your file.
Best there is - not without it’s problems
by Kirbyeous on 2020/03/29 21:32
The word app on iPad is, no doubt, the best way to write documents on the iPad. I have experimented with many other platforms, and the word app is simply the closest we’re gonna get to a computer-like experience on the iPad. It does have it’s limitations, however. There are a couple features that this app needs to encorporate to become more like the desktop version. But overall, I am happy with it. With the new mouse/trackpad compatibility that’s come to iPad’s through the 13.4 update, the iPad has taken one big leap forward in becoming an independent productivity tool. HOWEVER, the devlopers of productivity apps need to update their apps to encorporate the beautiful new mouse/trackpad updates! The quicker the better! The first writing apps that can encorporate that will easily be the new hype. At the moment, this app functions no different with a mouse :(.
Great for collaborating across devices
by Leo Steveyeo on 2018/01/16 11:26
I have devices I use at home, at work, and volunteer places where I do not necessarily own all devices. I usually use a USB drive but, remembering where I keep that small USB drive is much burdensome. Many times, I could not locate my USB drive. Using OneDrive and having 5 users access is a convenience, the price, over $100 a year is a little high, thou. I litterally have access to more than 5 devices. Now, when my Phone becomes more than a phone, I really like to see Word to be more easy to edit text using iPhone. I tried editing text on a document using my iPhone, I was able to edit it. However, when I open it on a PC, the line that I typed in using my iPhone has a different format than other text in the same document. Selecting text, and editing tables or that with shapes are not very much easy on iPhone which might have a lot to do with iPhone structure. But, I really want to see improvement on this area which Microsoft could possibly eliminate barriers and add more user friendly features for Word on iPhone.
Very Unreliable, Does Not Save
by Alexzanderw on 2019/11/20 23:17
This app is an attempt to be what Word is on a computer. There is limited functionality, buggy interaction, and the save feature is terrible. I am a grad student who relies on Word for all my papers. Today, my second paper was erased by Microsoft Word and One Note. I had the auto save feature enabled and track changes enabled (because Word deleted my work before). I went to save my work manually (because I knew the auto save doesn’t work all the time), and it was grey. I could not turn auto save off, and it was not saving even though I had a stable internet connection in the library I always work from. So I saved a copy of the file to my device and it showed it save to my ipad. I restarted my application thinking all was fine, only to find none of my work saved, and that copy I made disappeared! I also found in trying to recover the files that there is no recover functionality and there hasn’t been since at least 2018 when another user reported the same problem. I lost almost 3 hours of work. DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS APP! Stick to a computer until the developers get serious about the things we are serious about.
About halfway there
by k-ledge on 2019/03/06 14:31
I use this app everyday and for the most part - it works if you’re doing basic documents. However, when working with bullets and numbering, sometimes it chokes if a custom spacing/tabbing has been setup using the desktop version of Word. If you create a graph such as a hierarchy in the desktop version, it will display in the iOS version but it cannot be modified - not even on the iPad Pro - which is what I use. It should cache your last document you worked on locally so that you don’t have to reload it when you return. This is important for iOS because of how you have to app switch. The funny thing is that before loading the app, I was able to access the more full featured web version of Word in Safari on iOS and it worked for the most part. Which led me to believe that there is still a lot of potential for the iOS version. For tables, there should be a button on the table to add more columns or rows - Apple’s Pages does that really well and saves the extra touches and strokes. A touch interface is just different than a mouse interface. I think if the product manager was forced to use the iOS version for a month they might make some changes to add features in a way that makes sense for a true touch environment even if it’s slightly different than the desktop version. More and more people are making a touch interface their primary device which means that fewer compromises will need to be made.
Frustrating. I use when I have to.
by srd606284 on 2019/01/28 15:19
I have to have Word. The work and general environment makes it the standard. So, I use it. This app is okay for simpler stuff. It includes the most used features. The frustration is with faults in the app. First, the auto save seems to work with OneDrive, but not the others. I feel I am being herded toward Microsoft. It makes me hate OneDrive. Second, if I am creating a document in Word, but switch off to a different app, coming back to Word means I wait while my document downloads from the cloud again. Every. Single. Time. When I tried to get around this by saving the doc to the iPad, I found a bug. I created a doc, saved it to the iPad. Then I created another doc, saved it to the iPad also. While working with the second doc, if I switched to another app and then come back to Word, it reloads the first document! So, right now, if I am creating a simple document, I will use another app and just save as docx. If it’s a complex doc that someone else created, I have to use Word. And using an app only because I have to.... well that should tell you something.
New version not as good as the previous one
by terrilee_nc on 2018/09/09 04:32
Verdict: if you want to/need to use Office across your devices, get this. If not, use Pages or Google Docs. They will both allow you to open & edit Word docs & Save docs as Word. Though it’s really handy to have Office products on my phone so I can edit files without having to go to my laptop, I’m not keen on the latest version of Word for iOS. It’s just clunkier to use. It took me quite a bit of poking around just to find the editing control menus. And when I copy & paste text into a new document, it only pastes the text, not any original formatting. I don’t see any paste options such as there are in Word for windows. Example: I have an email with text formatted as a table. Previously, if I copied & pasted into a new doc, it pasted as a table. Now, it just pastes the text with generic font & no formatting except paragraph breaks. I completely lose the table. It seems this app has gotten more bare-bones rather than feature-full. It’s good enough, but if I have an Office subscription, I expect a little more.
This is NOT free. False advertising!
by Serene Chaos on 2019/03/16 23:12
What is the purpose of allowing people to download this app “free” but preventing them from even being able to type in a document. I get a message telling me I can edit and save with an Office 365 subscription. I have never needed all the advanced features because i just use the app once a month or so for personal notes and to print things that are too complex printing from the internet without all the advertisements and webpage junk too. Like a simple recipe. I’ll copy the text and insert a picture of it. That is all I do with this and have used it for free for years, but suddenly i can’t even create a new plain document because I have to pay for a subscription??? These tactics are why I no longer use most of Microsoft products or operating systems anymore. We even got rid of paying for Xbox because of their intrusion and unrealistic pricing. Nice job Microsoft. Your efforts to make people pay are backfiring. I “might” have considered paying sometime in the future if I needed the more advanced features, out of loyalty for how helpful it had been so far. That’s what I do with other apps. Not this one. Never again.
Word is, Word isn't
by Ryan C. on 2020/09/11 00:26
Not only have more recent versions of Word been completely re-organized so as to infuriate long time users like myself (and said changes made in a unintuitive, messy way), it's also introduced a strange new bugs in the process. Bugs that often can't be fixed with a simple undo command. This criticism holds true in varying degrees to all three versions I've used: the iOS app version, the Mac desktop version and rhe PC desktop version. The only reason I can give this the stars I do is that it remains necessary to use if, like me, you're working on documents that have to be shunted between some of the aforementioned platforms. If all you need is a iOS note taking app, though, Notability might be better. And if you just require desktop word processing software, one of the other freebie options like Open Office might be a better option for that. Alt-MS Words like Open Office were always buggier, back when, but all bets are off now since Microsoft has decided to put so little work/thought into their reworking of what seemed previously to be their only well-designed program.
Missing Functions, Extreme Data Loss
by Shaggerelli1980 on 2020/04/06 01:50
I write reports for my work that are legally sensitive, and for this reason, I cannot store them in “the cloud” because, in reality, “the cloud” is just someone else’s computer. As it turns out, my need for privacy is just too much for this MS Word app. It works fine if you save all of your documents to OneDrive where Gates, China, and God and everyone can view them. However, if you try to save anything locally, it’ll hang up and not save them. You’ll have to force quit the app and when it reopens, your data will be gone. This is so mind boggling stupid that it makes this app completely useless to me. Thanks for the curryware, Microsoft. Lastly, this app is not Word — at least not the Word that you’d use on MacOS or Windows. It is a scaled down version that is missing critical features, such as formatting functions. On a number of occasions, I’ve had to save the document and move it to a PC just to fix a table in one of my work’s report templates. For some reason, it displays correctly in Word on a PC, but looks like complete garbage in Word on the iPad. So there you go! Windows Word is not compatible with iPadOS Word! Go figure!
Subscription issues, issues, issues...
by RidingTheWavesAsTheyCome on 2019/12/26 22:22
While the apps work as described (unintuitive) the subscription keeps being the greatest challenge. Mostly when I try to log in it doesn’t work due to “suspicious activity” What, me logging in is suspicious? Now I wanted to share the family subscription with my son...Again, suspicious activity. So I was asked to recover the account!?!? Recover from What? I filled out the online form multiple times and always got denied. Than I went to the help center that is managed by a bot. Trying to get a human on the line was impossible as it asked me eventually every time to log in to my account...What?! Are you kidding me? That’s my problem, you don’t let me back in!!! Than found a phone number searching online, from there it took more than an hour after speaking to several people to finally get the “right” rep. His advice: Go fill out the online form again and everything will be fine...😳😫😂😖Yep, Microsoft at its best... right?! Let’s see if I ever get back in. This way I probably can never get out of their subscription...Even while I am not able to use the apps...Great, Customer first...
Verification Bugs makes this IMPOSSIBLE to use!!
by Tim Lim on 2019/01/10 17:47
I’m a huge advocate for Microsoft Office. I think the programs are amazing and powerful, and definitely my preferred software for word processing and data entry. However the mobile version of Microsoft Word has been IMPOSSIBLE! Every time I try to use it, it says my account needs to be verified, and when I verify, the emails with codes don’t get sent, so I have to wait lengthy periods of time, and if or when I get those codes, my account gets suspended! I’m currently taking a class, and want to take notes via Word, but constantly I have to use other word processing programs because I CANT SIGN IN!!!! How is this something that hasn’t been fixed or hasn’t been addressed? It’s something that happens ALL the time, and I can’t reliably use Microsoft Office at all! If this isn’t fixed, I’ll have to start using other programs that are actually reliable. Again, I love the program itself, but because of this weird verification business, it has prevented me from reliably using this program on my iPad. Please address this, or you will lose many people who like to use this program.
Not fully functional
by :-sammy g-: on 2017/11/26 20:50
You can’t use this app without a subscription to office 365, but then it only gives you the functionality of Pages. You can’t edit paragraph styles or save templates. So you pay for the service and get the abilities of a free app. So might as well just use pages. There is one really frustrating thing from pages that made me try this out though. Outlining. Pages doesn’t recognize what you’ve done before like Microsoft. - at least in the ipad apps. So if you need to go past 1. , A., a. You’re stuck. The ruler and tabs in Pages are also garbage, so if you need to do a quick professional outline, get this for a day. But if Ipad is your sole computer - just use something else. Major corporations like Microsoft and Adobe switching to subscription only payment systems is bad for consumers. They have an industry standard hold on the market and therefore can do whatever they want. Luckily smaller companies are popping up - also Apple’s free products, but the lack of customizability is terrible on the iPad in general. Still feels like monopoly to me.
You have to buy 365!
by C9Nightingale on 2019/06/01 16:25
This program was supposed to help me when I traveled. I write on my PC but travel occasionally. If I have a project open on my PC and want to finish and submit it within my timeline I transfer it to my IPad and go. I had been writing in note or on pages but the styles got messed up and I whined to my spouse. “Try Word for IPad”. Ok, so I got it. Miserable first day experience and then my spouse said “Buy a month of 365. See if that helps.” Eureka! Now the reason it isn’t a “5” is because there is still a learning curve. You have to push all the buttons and figure out where things are. ?Intuitive? Nah, I didn’t think so but I’m a PC lover. The IPad is light weight and slips in my purse. My laptop is not. I had a surface—The best of both worlds—-but that’s another story. My advice: If you’re upset with word for IPad, buy a month of 365. See you in the skies!
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by Coach Hillberry on 2018/03/20 00:55
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Want to add an image? You’re SOL!
by CinnamonFeet on 2019/11/15 05:09
You might think you’re adding a perfectly normal image to the document. Sure, it’s a little glitchy and hard to move images around, and god forbid you want to move an image to another page, but it functions. Sort of. You’ll find, though, that once you save your document and view it through anywhere but the Word app, half of the images are suddenly sideways, a few are upside down, and two of them have managed to migrate above the title of your document. The first two of those issues are likely due to the fact that the rotate image feature isn’t functional, but the second one? No idea. Besides all that, the app is incredibly glitchy and likes to do strange things when you accidentally tap the screen. The layout is weird and the UI is broken. I guess it functions fine for just text and basic formatting, but Google Docs is superior in just about every way. Just make all your documents there and convert them to Word format afterwards. It’ll save you a lot of headaches.
App get worse with time.
by I hate this version on 2018/05/28 15:45
UPDATE: Switched to using Pages. I don’t have any of the issues. You chased off a decades-long user. Known bugs don’t get fixed. I’m tired of never being able to see font colors, the weird way it fills in only certain words with only the end letter while I’m typing so I’ll end up with “anotherr” “whichh” “believee” and so on. I’ve had it with it stubbornly and randomly deciding Is In and It need to be capitalized in the middle of the sentence. I want to be able to copy/paste/cut/change the font size/color/highlight if I navigate away from Word or something else takes over the screen for a moment (such as a phone call). Screw this app, screw the developers. It’s gotten steadily worse since the update allowing us to turn off drawing with the Apple Pencil. I’m shopping around for other apps: meanwhile, Pages is miles ahead in terms of doing what I need a word processor to do. I hope the app team is always right on the edge of a sneeze that just won’t come, with a pebble in all of their shoes they can’t get out but can always feel. I’m taking 30 years of loyalty elsewhere.
I wish it worked better on the iPad 12.9 (vs. 3)
by Doc1008 on 2019/06/05 15:14
I like Microsoft word OK. It really does struggle often times and it’s not easy to use. However my primary problem here is that when trying to use Microsoft Word to interact with documents on my iPad it’s very slow, frequently quits and I’m having to use multiple steps to get the same job done. About to have to switch to Apple‘s software program. Soley because Microsoft word doesn’t interact with the iPad very well. I wish it was better. Microsoft team if you’re listening boy it would be helpful if you can get this working on the iPad. I run a medical clinic and need to use iPads in interactions with patient during healing sessions. because the iPad works so well with other things it is a good tool. Trying to use Microsoft Word within this environment is not possible. I wish that Microsoft team could try to make this work better on the iPad for us professionals.
Missing Reference Tab!!
by Drumgrl66 on 2019/10/04 17:11
The Reference Tab is probably one of the most used items in a college student’s academic career. Most college students are using tablets and cloud versions of Word. I would really appreciate if you added the Reference Tab onto this version. It is difficult to carry around a heavy laptop or to be inconvenienced to have to resort going to the library computers just to use the Reference Tab on the desktop versions. As I am currently writing my senior thesis, this feature is ever more needed more now than ever in my life! I love the program, but you only get 3 stars because it is a severe inconvenience to have to resort to my computer every time I have to cite a source on my papers that I am working on. Please think about adding the Reference Tab into this version, it would be very helpful!
Same word. Same problem
by HUTCH18 on 2020/09/20 17:38
A lot of people use word because its very standard. But I run into the same problem when I use it. Every update there’s a problem with the format. Everything that I had on page 2, is now partly on page 1. And what I had on part 3, is partly on page 2, and so forth, throughout all 200+pages of my document. Try to call for support and reach someone who barely speaks English. I tell them what happens, and they say “so is it because you changed something in your document”? Yes, when I closed my document yesterday, it was formatted correctly. Then after I updated the app today, and opened it up and it was wrong, it must have been when I did it in the middle of the night. I will be switching to Apples pages. Thanks for the people who work really hard to make this work, it really is a great effort for the most part. But it’s just not fun doing this when the issue happens on my MacBook and my iPad. What’s the point of setting something up to be exactly how you want it, if a simple update changes everything? It’s nonsense.
Great! But one suggestion...
by Angel Estairess on 2020/04/14 13:17
Microsoft Word comes in handy on the iPhone and most features work well. One flaw it does have and the reason it’s only 4 star is the grammar and spelling features have some flaws with not recognizing certain words and sentence structures. Of course I’d always recommend double checking yourself first before blaming the program but there have been times in my college writing where I’ve had to ‘okay’ some grammatical highlights and add words to the dictionary. One suggestion I do have for the developers though would be to add a color search feature! When I write I will sometimes highlight or change the color of my font. Usually this helps me find particular places but now that I’m writing books it takes longer to find the right area and I find myself wishing I could color search and then navigate between colored sections more easily.
Needs Paragraph Formatting Tool in Desktop Version
by trueJpru on 2019/02/05 15:56
This Word app omits the nifty paragraph formatting tool that’s in the desktop version. Not having this tool makes it difficult/impossible to edit the spacing and tab alignment formats in the document, which I need to do all the time when using Word. This is incredibly frustrating because I know that I would get a lot of use out of this app for work on my large screen iPad Pro, but for some reason Microsoft and many other developers don’t date take the iPad very seriously as the legit stand alone computing device it is, and have some strange philosophy that real work is done only on a Laptop or Desktop and only allow you to gaze on your documents on iPad with frustration of being able to make any meaningful use of time editing them by omitting the critical tools needed for such editing. I really hope Microsoft wastes little time equipping their iPad Office Suite of apps (or at least Word) with the same exact tools and level of function and use those programs have on Desktop/Laptop interfaces.
Glad I signed up for Office 365
by Josh1222 on 2018/01/31 02:06
I’m reviewing this as a paid app and not a free one because, for my use case, the features I need require an Office 365 subscription (which is fair - I don’t expect developers to provide pro-level functionality for free). If I were reviewing this as a free app, I would rate it 5 stars. Maybe more, actually. It’s a really good app. I'm an attorney and I mark up documents for a living, and I rely on a lot of advanced “Reviewing” features of Microsoft Word on the desktop. Many of these features are reproduced perfectly in this app. I store my iMac's files on OneDrive, which this app can access natively. It works very, very well. Some features do remain missing, however. Styles support does not appear to be complete, or at least there does not seem to be a way to edit Styles on the iPad (although if I edit a Style on the iMac the Style will immediately update on the iPad, so there’s that). Sometimes I rely on Remote Desktop just to make changes to Styles and certain other formatting items - obviously this is a clunky workaround. There also is no functionality for “comparing” one file with another. I’m giving this 4 stars because I’m pleased with it and Microsoft Word remains critical to my daily workflow. There’s definitely room for improvement, though, especially for a “pro” app that I’m paying annually for.
Mostly happy
by Trautfolk on 2019/04/24 17:17
For the most part, Word for iPad has been fantastic. Granted, it is not as robust as the desktop version, but one would expect that to be the case. I do have a problem. Normally when I start a document, it remains the open document whenever I return to program, my last document edited remains the opened document. At some point that changed. I have a document that is 2 months old now reopening, and it is causing me problems. Last night I took minutes for a meeting, only to have those lost. I cannot find them anywhere. They are not in my recent documents, not auto saved, just gone. A two hour meeting with copious notes now missing. I had planned to come back to finish my notes and did not save them. What a mistake. It is disappointing that the program changed, and I am now struggling to come up with a document that no longer exists!
Word search problem
by Visions of His coming on 2019/09/22 21:04
(1) Word search starts searching like crazy before you end typing the word/text you want to search for. It will continue even when you try to stop it. You go crazy too by clicking <cancel>, but it will continue until whatever, then, it suddenly stop its search and goes back to the document. Here, you must start all over again with the same frustration. (2) The solution is to use other text writing tool for writing exactly what you want, then past in the word/text search. (3) The difference between this ap and others is that you can copy something from outside sources and past it into your document. You will be able to find the text you already copied into it when you use the way I described for text searching. There are other apps that do not recognize texts you pasted into them from web pages or books. But I am thankful for the work you’ve done.
Only Good Because Everyone Else Uses It
by Smitticus 27 on 2020/07/28 22:58
This version stinks! It *could* be incredible, thanks to some of the super-useful benefits of the iPad Pro—high quality touch screen, fast user interface, Apple Pencil, etc. There are only a few real problems that I’ve experienced with Word. Unfortunately, those are deal-breakers! Nearly every time I try to do “Review” mode (adding/editing comments; tracked changes; etc.), the app simply crashes. I have to restart the app and go to the last auto save (which fortunately is usually less than one minute of work). This sounds like a minor “first-world problem”...however, if you think about the app crashing 9 out of every 10 times you try to edit or add a comment—you essentially can’t use Word at all for document markup. At. All. Considering that collaborating with others and marking up each others’ documents is most of what I need Word for, I am really in a bad place until Microsoft fixes these bugs. Because of this I would NOT use Word—ever—except that Microsoft benefits from “Network Effects”. That’s the idea that the value of a product corresponds with the number of users. The fact that everyone I work with uses .doc and .docx, and those formats don’t currently open properly on other word processors, leaves me hamstrung to work with this app and its crashing every 2-3 minutes when “Review” mode is on.
Not Fully Functional, Even with Office 365 Supscription
by Oh30 on 2018/02/13 02:17
This is a very basic app for limited use of creating Word documents. No grammar check. No easy way to format page or paragraph. Saving these documents has by far been my biggest problem. No matter what I use: iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive or the actual iPad, it takes too long for the document to save correctly. You can tell when there is no actual time stamp on the document. I notice this once I am ready to upload the document as an attachment to email, within an online class forum, to a job application or any other institution that may require me to upload or attach the document. Always says there’s not data in the file and therefore cannot be attached. Hours later, it magically saves and becomes a real document with data. This is with a strong internet connection be it using cellular data from the device or wi-fi, it doesn’t matter, it is always a pain. I thought I would be able to do more but this app is so basic, I may as well just use Google docs.
Custom Default Template
by CBoulter on 2017/10/11 21:36
Okay. So this needs to be addressed, as my iPad Pro is my computer that I use. I pay for 365, so there is no reason for Microsoft to make using Apple devices inconvenient. Why why why is it not possible to create your own templates or layouts? Every time I write a new paper, which is very frequent, I’m forced to adjust the settings to look as I want them. This is extremely frustrating, and there is now way to edit their default templates and layouts. I read on a forum that it was “by design” and the only purposeful design choice I can think of is so that they design it to be inconvenient. Next, why is it that sometimes words will always be marked as spelled incorrectly when they are not? This happens every once in in awhile and the only way to fix it is to start the paper over when it happens. Or just deal with there being dotted red lines all over the paper. Fix these things and it’ll be perfect.
Unusable without a paid 360 account
by Thailand-Amulets on 2019/03/24 12:58
Who needs it with libre office, and open office? Why pay for something when there are better things for free, Especially not eternal subscriptions that never end, leaving you having paid 50 times the price of what the software would have cost as a one time purchase. On iOS and OS X, we have pages and on Microsoft we also have word pad as well as for both systems we can use open office libre office and about 10 other open source alternatives all of which are at least as good as Microsoft Word PowerPoint and Excel if not better. In iOS, we have pages, numbers, keynote, and so on. With Google, we have the Google slides Google Docs spreadsheet and other office applications, All for free where is immense storage space and no cost at all. The age of the corporate products cloud computing based subscription service is coming to an end, because people are getting fed up with it and I have finally realized it is a scam, And that there are many cheaper, and even free and better, alternative approaches
Your joking.
by ComosGaming on 2019/12/15 18:12
I get it. From my understanding, you want people to pay money for a better usage on the apps office 365 is connected to, as well as making it easier in general. Problem 1. Some idiot thought it was a fantastic idea to do this, and not put the actual app on iPhone. Problem 2. The word on my account, as reference, will not let me type unless I save it to my cloud, which I need an office subscription to do. Thus, I can’t actually do anything. Problem 3. Some features on the computer version of word don’t appear on the phone version of word or the tablet version of word. What members of your company thought that was a good idea? Final problem I have. People who go to school, like me, usually need to do their work at home, and they don’t have money for a computer, nonetheless for an office subscription. Gosh dang it man, just, at least let us type. That’s all I ask. -ComosGaming
Great, but just one thing
by Cameron Sc on 2019/11/04 18:34
This is a great app to work on essays and all other sorts of documents. However, there’s only one thing I’m not fond of: the docs don’t automatically save. When you tap the back arrow for the first time after creating a doc, it gives you the options of either Save or Delete. If you accidentally hit the delete button, that’s it, your doc is gone. I’ve had that happen to me a few times. To me it’s not good because if I had written a long paper with many pages, and then tried to save it, you could accidentally press that delete button and all your hard work and progress will be lost. Of course you got to pay attention to what you’re doing. But still I think an extra warning tab like “Are you sure you want to delete this doc?” should be added, or just have the docs saved automatically.
Could be better,,,
by Chickenlover27 on 2020/06/14 06:34
While the mobile version of Word is helpful for on the go typing, it lacks many of the aspects that make regular Word good. For example, every ten minutes, the app shuts down. This would just be irritating, but in addition to the crash, the app deletes everything I typed in the two minutes before the crash. There is no way to recover this lost work, and I just have to retype everything. Every time I edit something, the Word app gives me an error, saying someone else has edited the document, and I need to review these changes. No one else is editing the document. Just me. the alert is very irritating and does not go away, even after I have ‘resolved the changes.’ Final complaint... The spellcheck is horrendous in mobile Word. The iconic red line will appear under words like “and” and “the” when they are spelled correctly. It will autocorrect these words to “these” and “arm” but not correct actual misspellings of larger words. Overall, I wish the mobility and accessibility of mobile Word outweighed the negative aspects. Unfortunately, this is not the case, and I have had to deal with frustrating issues that make the experience less than ideal. I wish the functionality of regular Word would transfer to mobile Word. I think the app could be really useful if the technological issues were resolved.
Worth of Word
by coosawattee1 on 2018/10/18 01:05
I have worked with Word since it first came out.... many years go. It has grown and developed as new needs have come along. I Have tried a few others but the bottom line is that I NEED. WORD. It does what I need and I need what it does. I was at a real disadvantage when the iPad would not use it... I was about to give up on Apple and go back to total Microsoft. Since the new versions come together on the cloud to offer ability to use documents and speed sheets across the big Divide, I can use documents at home that were created at work... etc. you know what I mean or you would not have made them compatible. Actually I find myself using iPad more and more... to the point that it is not just an aid, but is quickly becoming my main tool. Keep up the good work.
Great for mobile writing!
by DoctorMika95 on 2019/12/23 20:42
As a writer and student, I don’t have the time to be freely typing away in creative writing all the time on my computer, so I often find myself writing on this app as opposed to the computer version. I won’t lie, the computer is still better than an app, but the app is much more convenient and comes fairly close to working like the computer version. However I did notice one thing. With the latest update, the option to italicize, bold, or underline words as you type are just gone, replaced with blank spaces where those options used to be. So perhaps that can be corrected in the next update? It’s a minor thing but time and efficiency is the reason I use the app, so to lose either one is a disappointment.
Great app but there is one concern I have
by brendenn3 on 2017/12/08 21:47
It’s a great app, however I do have some concerns, and one being that there is no method of proofing on this app. On pc versions, there is an option to set specific requirements for your text, and these options automatically catch errors (or what you’ve set the options to look for), but for the mobile app version, there is no such option available. I prefer to type my papers on iPad, because it’s much easier to carry around, and I use my iPad for literally everything, but I often find myself having to send a copy to my email to open it up on my pc (just to proofread and edit the document). This is annoying. Other than that, I love the app! I mean yes, the save option bugs out at times, but I save everything into my iCloud drop box anyways, so it doesn’t really hurt me.
Undo/Redo button, Font size and insert table bug
by Someoneneedstofixthisasap on 2018/09/17 02:35
I typically use this for my college assignments and work. But now its completely useless and I’m very upset. The font size bug on my iPhone goes haywire. I can’t adjust the font size at all in the way I want it. It either blows up the whole screen or goes to a size 2pt. If I’m lucky to get it to Twitch* to the size I need the document doesn’t readjust itself as it usually would when you adjust the font size from 12 pages back to 2 pages. The insert table bug is another factor cause once you add or delete that part of your table you can’t edit it. The undo/redo button bug makes all these other bugs add up together a complete nightmare to use Word as a whole which in all has defeated me and I’ve given up on doing my task. I’m quite frustrated and don’t see why this is an issue when I’ve used this app no problem in the past as my go to and now I literally can’t use it.
Word on the iPhone is cumbersome and ...
by Zafarrano Wolffe on 2020/01/15 22:24
First, at no fault of MS Word, the iPhone keyboard is a cruel trickster, one that was created in computer-primitive times and never updated. That said, Word vía the iPhone is cumbersome. It often takes forever to load and the screen often freezes. Editing — professional editing — is difficult because the tools aren’t responsive. Or cooperative. And, working with OneDrive is near impossible because it — OneDrive — doesn’t allow iPhone editing, thus you are required to copy your ms and past it in Word to edit, and then recopy so as to paste in back in OneDrive. IMO, it appears that MS should incorporate professional writers and editors into its Word planning sessions because Wors, whether on the iPhone or laptop, is administrative heavy and not designed for writers, editors or journalists. I think they should devise a Word version for such specific use, especially since so many of us use iPhones for creating, editing and sending copy — and photographs.
Microsoft Word...
by SwordInTheLight on 2018/04/13 00:19
Okay... so I guess I should start by saying that Word is one of my favorite word processors. HOWEVER, I only use it for school assignments (currently) because... well... See, I am an author, and I publish Kindle books. I want to be able to publish them right from my iPad. (The Pages format isn’t supported in KDP.) And guess what this version of Word doesn’t have? Bookmarks. I need bookmarks to create a Table of Contents. It’s on the computer version of Word... why not anywhere else? Pages for iPad has that feature. On my computer Pages doesn’t have it (because it can’t update to the latest software blah blah blah...) but Word does! Are you kidding??? Once iPad Word gets a Table of Contents and Bookmarks feature, I MIGHT switch over to Word from Pages. So please Microsoft, add this! Otherwise, the app is fine and I haven’t experienced any other problems.
Will not save my work
by buckgavin on 2018/04/12 19:08
The app worked perfectly for a short while (1 month). I was using it for homework assignments and saving them but it all of a sudden stopped saving my work.. so I deleted a few assignments that I had saved for finals study review ( thinking that I may have too much saved) and it still wouldn’t save. So then next issue was it signed me out of my account and wouldn’t accept my password so I attempted to change my password and it says I can’t use a password I’ve already used.. so I had to start another account with a different email and it still will not save my work.. this app went from, for me, revolutionary to not very useful at all.. this app was so handy! I really hope they fix these issues soon but this has been going on for weeks now but I’m going to keep checking it to see if things will save and if they do I’ll give it 5 stars.
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