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Microsoft Word
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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 Office 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 Office 365 subscription for your phone, tablet, PC, and Mac. Monthly Office 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 Office. See “License Agreement” link under Information. By installing the app, you agree to these terms and conditions.
Yay
by hebdudndnhf on 2019/12/13 01:24
I can at all work it I can’t see what I write it won’t work
Changes
by Ksdan on 2019/12/12 23:49
I love being able to have word at my fingertips but ever since the update took place I can no longer see the size of my inserts such as the measurements of my photos and text boxes. I have to log on to my actual laptop to see measurements 😒
Let’s me say the NWORD
by Nathan N1gg@ on 2019/12/12 18:29
Yes
Poor service on my laptop,
by ser67039 on 2019/12/12 18:17
I have to keep signing in to Microsoft, very frustrating
Menu Bar Gone
by DrKate aka The Rock Doctor on 2019/12/12 16:29
12/12/19: iPhone 6S+ running iOS 12.4.1 The text and formatting menu bar is gone rendering the app useless. Worse, it appears to have crashed while underlining was on. I can’t believe I’ll have to pull out my laptop. :/ Hard reset after app update didn’t fix it. Maybe it’s an iOS thing. I’m always very cautious about iOS updates, especially on an older phone. Still, Word should be fully functional on my hardware & software.
The best
by Iightningfire-ch on 2019/12/12 16:13
The best app for word
Limited functionality
by nickname.com/nickname on 2019/12/12 16:10
I paste a picture from the buffer...
Word is cool
by Fan1111111 on 2019/12/12 15:48
word is cool!
Terrible app on iPad
by KaityDew on 2019/12/12 00:34
Can not open up a new, blank page to work on, could not find anything that had a heading “FILE”, no templates, trying to save is thoroughly confusing and in several places. Do not bother trying it. Waste of time and effort.
Most feature rich mobile document app
by Ben W S on 2019/12/11 12:46
Like the desktop version of Word, the Word app is the most feature rich document/text app. Sharing and collaborating is simple. A must have companion to the desktop app if you compose and edit word documents.
Formatting options gone
by Spooleon on 2019/12/11 06:05
After the update, my formatting options are gone from the bar below my text. Please fix. Update 12/11/19 Even after the new update, the toolbar above the keyboard is still blank and unusable, and stays on the screen until I close the document and then reopen. Please fix.
Functioning speed
by Gardening Garners on 2019/12/11 05:37
The sharing speed and sometimes the actual interface of the word processor is slow. Google docs works so much more smoothly and quickly.
Amazing
by stargirl101$$$ on 2019/12/11 05:07
It get all of my assignments done
Resume and cover letters templates DO NOT WORK
by ftcibbufyd on 2019/12/10 22:25
The name and the resume template and the name and salutation in the cover letter template are deleted when a docx file is exported in the app to pdf. Please fix ASAP as I need this function because I’m unemployed. Thanks.
Really bad
by Jdug457 on 2019/12/10 17:20
It’s almost as if the developers try to make this app not work properly. I’m not sure how you can develop and release an app with this many bugs that also has such an awful user experience.
Bug fixes, signature of idiots
by RobertValenzuela on 2019/12/10 09:34
We give feedback and all we get is an unprofessional Bug fixes in return. Unfair!
Microsoft Word or Office
by Thomasatwells on 2019/12/10 01:22
I can use Microsoft on my lap top and iPhone 11R, but can not use it on my new iPad. What gives?
App Crashed
by Tigerlily90 on 2019/12/10 00:53
The app completely crashed and when I reopened it, all my work were gone. Everything that was saved disappeared and it shows that the last time it was saved was when I first made the document. Is there any way to retrieve my work.
Tool Bar Disappearing
by YnnamDuff on 2019/12/10 00:05
It wasn’t doing this until recently, but after typing at sometimes the tool bar will disappear. This forces me to either leave the document or close the application completely. This greatly annoying and frustrating, as it was not doing this a month ago. Even with the update about 23 hours from now, 7:04 ET, it has not been fixed. I’m sure other users have experienced this as well. Please fix this.
will be using Apple Pages from now on
by SIPUEDO on 2019/12/09 23:37
How come Microsoft Word asks me for my login information every single time I open the app? It doesn’t allow me to edit until I login, then the login process with my university’s email account (which supposedly allows me to use Word for free) doesn’t work... Apple Pages not Google Docs charge me to be able to work on my papers, so I am switching now. bye
Good but keeps bugging
by Mango f on 2019/12/09 23:35
App works great when it is not bugging out. But when it does, it very frustrating. PLEASE FIX ISSUE
Edit toolbar doesn’t work
by Haptics on 2019/12/09 23:01
The ‘edit’ toolbar above the keyboard only works when you start to type WITHOUT scrolling down, but if you scroll down and THEN begin to type, it disappears and will only become usable if you reload the document. I was hoping the ‘bug fixes’ update would solve it, but it hasn’t. Really annoying to deal with
Bad app
by MASETHEBOSS on 2019/12/09 19:16
Do not download it is really bad
Useless
by geekyrips on 2019/12/09 13:37
Whats the point of ms word ir you cant edit or save your documents without subscribing?
WHAAAAAAAAAATTTT????
by Renesmee Prime on 2019/12/09 13:25
Stop slowing down every time I freaking use you! It’s ridiculous! WHY CAN’T I FREAKING UPDATE YOU IDIOT??? UPDATE!!!
Editing disappears
by Sonia1113 on 2019/12/08 07:45
Why does the bar to edit disappear ?
Absolutely love it
by BJLnstl on 2019/12/08 05:43
Love it on my iPad
Thankful
by Dalty Dog on 2019/12/07 15:52
I do love Word on my phone, however I do wish the space justification and taps were better.
Pretty much love it, but...
by Hvry on 2019/12/07 15:30
It has inspired me to finally begin ita travel journal
Opinion
by Author Annette on 2019/12/07 14:40
I have a terrible time with word,! Right now I cannot edit my manuscripts. I loved windows 7, but since then I hate to even open my computer. I would be better off to write with a pen and paper and pay someone to format it and type it! Pain in the butt! The Accidental Author, Annette Bergman
Love Word, but hate this new update, or whatever is causing my sudden problems
by Em.Son on 2019/12/07 01:46
Don’t know what’s going on with the ability to use mobile view the last few days on my iPad mini. Mobile view turns into a narrow column on the right side of my screen, and it’s useless. Print view causes the letters to be too small. I use Word a lot. I auto sync between my laptop, phone and iPad. I need to be able to use Word with iPad. I cannot find any settings to fix this issue. Frustrating.
Seriously hampered without ability to use 2 docs at once
by FrustratedLawyer on 2019/12/06 22:41
I find most of the features generally usable for Word for iPad, but the inability to have 2 Word documents open at one time, side by side, makes this app useless as a productivity app. For most “pro” workflows, multiple documents are often needed, and the workaround of using another app (such as Pages) is cumbersome at best. This is a basic feature that should now fully available in what should be a maturing app offering from Microsoft.
Review
by #moviecreater on 2019/12/06 14:24
Word is really helpful.
Needs tabs
by phyllisirene on 2019/12/06 03:24
I do formal typesetting so Tabs would be great.
Good but crappy
by jijijjinuihuyhuuy on 2019/12/06 00:17
The app is not even functioning right and it’s not letting me type words on not one of the files so I can’t even get my work done.
File Management is Abysmal
by Drum876 on 2019/12/05 22:10
Microsoft Word on MacOS and Widows is great. It’s easy to work with, has really useful tools and is well designed. On iOS Word and the other Microsoft productivity suite apps are a dumpster fire. The Word app shows blank pages when scrolling through documents randomly and, today, lost part of a final paper I’m working on due to issues with file management. DO NOT USE WORD ON iOS if you host your documents on Google Drive. Word can’t handle syncing files with Google Drive consistently.
Estaba trabajando en mi iPad
by manantiales en el desierto on 2019/12/05 21:36
Haciendo un trabajo muy importante Trate por todo los medios para que me mandaran un código Por mi correo por mi teléfono Hasta este momento lo sigo esperando Les recomiendo page ese no faya muy buen servicio
Drop
by Stergosteve on 2019/12/05 21:11
When ever I go to use this app it shuts down
Word update
by drgib12 on 2019/12/05 11:22
I love the app, but there are a few new bugs: 1) The “tool bar” tends to disappear. 2) An error message, “something went wrong.” 3) Cannot download to server. 4) Someone else is using the document ... but I am the only one with access. 5) Save a copy. 6) Discard changes. Please fix especially 1 and 2. It is very annoying because it interrupts my writings ... I am writing my second book and it is hard to maintain focus when any of the errors above do appear. Thank you so much for your help, D. Rudolph Gibson
Verry hard use app
by hainguyenus on 2019/12/05 06:42
Verry hard use app
Glitching
by aurelia11111 on 2019/12/05 02:22
When I’m working on a page the edit tool bar above the keyboard on my iPhone 8plus disappears randomly. I have to exit to whole app completely multiple times until it appears again.
Not the best
by Fatima21 on 2019/12/04 23:04
Need to have service in order for it to function properly. I don’t recommend using it to get actual work done.
Hide keyboard gone
by Moosenbratsmommy on 2019/12/04 22:39
The key to hide the keyboard has disappeared. It works on my iPad but not on my iPhone which is what I usually type on. I write books and love the ease of the app at my fingertips but I need to remove the keyboard while editing! Otherwise it’d be five stars!
Ok
by blobfushman52 on 2019/12/04 21:55
Word
Annoying flaws aren’t being fixed.
by ccole93 on 2019/12/04 17:58
First of all, I can’t use auto save because it tells me there’s someone else adding to my document and I have to constantly correct the “error.” It comes up as a conflict that just doesn’t exist. I’ve tried everything to fix this including contacting Microsoft to no avail. Now the buttons across the top are all corrupted and have been for the past three updates. Sometimes the bar that lets me italicize and bold, etc just doesn’t appear, and is also corrupted. Pinning documents also frequently doesn’t work and they’ll randomly disappear. Wouldn’t care if I wasn’t paying for an Office subscription but I am and this is a simple app. It should be better.
This app is terrible
by muhihhi on 2019/12/04 17:37
I hate witting I hate it
Version 2.10
by spayne9932 on 2019/12/04 13:38
After this update the “hide keyboard “ function is not working as it should-it’s not active initially and you have to do some gyrations before it activates
OJN
by OrloNew on 2019/12/04 12:52
Wish more features where free or cheaper but overall good app.
Loses your documents
by JJ Rumpf on 2019/12/04 05:55
It says “auto saved to iPad” after I filled out an entire document. It was nowhere to be found
Really glitchy and practically unusable
by Gigigighijlolj on 2019/12/04 01:26
It worked fine before but the latest update has rendered this useless with nonsense scrolling and spastic maneuvering. Too difficult to zoom and find a spot
This is Amazing!
by Shmancypants on 2019/12/04 01:11
I love having word one my iPad, it’s amazing!
annoying
by laynebrahms on 2019/12/03 23:46
im constantly getting logged out of my account and also constantly have to reopen my works because word just closes them on me. if my school didnt pay for office and i didnt have to use, i would definitely not be using it.
Eh
by GODS GIRL 2019 on 2019/12/03 18:27
It’s a ok but I only got it to translate our teachers emails. IT DOES NOT WORK WELL THROUGH EMAIL!!
Works Well
by Khall102 on 2019/12/03 16:53
I mainly use my iPad Pro for everything so this app works well for what I need to do when it comes to writing documents. For just note taking, I use other app but for long writing, I use Word. I do use Pages as well, but find that Word is more widely used and used at the office. The other Office apps work just as good, I use Excel plenty since I am an Accountant and use for work. I also use it to do my home budgeting.
Cyberneticist
by Wissenscaftler on 2019/12/03 09:10
It the best editor software
Yes but
by ScrabbleKet on 2019/12/03 02:41
Loads too slowly
Useful
by Jokeress1277 on 2019/12/02 23:27
I always use Word when I have to write a paper, or take notes. It’s my go-to app.
For those who know.
by EdEdits on 2019/12/02 20:38
Believe in the squares. They don’t know how to do anything else but work.
The best
by YaBoiTitan on 2019/12/02 20:14
With dark mode support, this went from good to great. I loved this on my surface but ran into a number of problems with that device and switched to an iPad. So to see my favorite app working even better was a huge relief. I have hundreds of pages on OneNote and it works perfectly, dare I say better with Apple Pencil support and the Pro motion display. Microsoft continues to be a team player and make their software just work on whatever device you decide to work from, done like software professionals shoul. Looking at you GOOGLE.
It’s awesome
by 2realforeal on 2019/12/02 18:55
I
Works across all platforms
by mrshop on 2019/12/02 16:47
I love being able to add notes, and access all my study notes, personal motivations, shopping lists, and misc info across all platforms. I work on my laptop and a can later access notes on my phone. Love it.
Very impressed
by SkyHawk1081 on 2019/12/02 12:29
I can’t believe this app automatically linked with the files on my laptop. It’s user friendly enough that I am able to edit and write on a very large paper I’ve been working on with ease. This makes writing the paper much quicker and easier. I am very impressed.
Doesn’t work
by Cpatbhsh on 2019/12/02 11:34
Bad
This Was One of the best experience ever
by Im Mr CEO on 2019/12/02 04:48
Thanks
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by Chopkxng on 2019/12/02 04:02
It’s great
AutoSave is BS
by Mib2129 on 2019/12/01 17:02
Autosoave doesn’t work until you save and name a file manually. I worked on a document for hours, was going to save it then saw the first thing in the dropdown menu is ‘Autosave On’ so I didn’t bother saving it. Turns out it means nothing. I feel like this app was designed as a cruel joke on people so they lose at least the first document they work on.
I cant save my text
by mmmmmajababkddl on 2019/12/01 09:12
After update I can’t save my writing
College President
by Coolhanlucious on 2019/12/01 01:02
I have become truly disappointed with Word lately. Used to be my trusted word processor for my iPAD. Now the program gets stuck, home icons do not function, and I cannot save or send without having to shutdown and lose material I worked hard developing. And, when it does work, there are delays in underlining, italics, holding, and coloring text. I am truly frustrated by these issues.
Problemas técnicos
by RhodeLee on 2019/11/30 17:21
Todo funciona bien con mi Word, es que a veces tengo un documento abierto y de la nada me aparece el documento más pequeño (sobre el otro documento), como si fuera una especie de foto en la esquina izquierda y es muy molesto porque no me deja editar. Me gustaría poder enseñarle a alguien la foto de mi problema, pero no sé cómo hacerlo. Ya fui a Soporte Técnico y no me sirvió de nada, me gustaría recibir ayuda en vivo, ¿qué puedo hacer?
Good app.
by Bletherblaka on 2019/11/30 11:02
I like it but it is a bit confusing at first.
Good office app overall, really stupid bugs though
by Keggman12 on 2019/11/30 00:27
I have been using word for some college papers on my iPad and discovered to my annoyance that the spell check dictionary is screwed up or has major bugs. I thinks the words “delivery”, “works” and “compliant” are misspelled with no suggestions. Also, “their” is also incorrectly being flagged as misspelled. I created a new doc from scratch and have the same issues.
GREAT
by Judikittyalda on 2019/11/29 08:06
I enjoy word for letters Lists Monthly statements Very worth the small fee a month.
Review for word
by nothing queen13313 on 2019/11/28 17:14
Really nice quillity
Buena aplicación
by Henrybz on 2019/11/28 16:07
Excelente
Great app...but it won't print anything
by mlokren on 2019/11/27 21:32
It used to print, but now it doesn't. I also have Pages on my iPad Air 2, and it prints just fine...as does the Mail app. It's just the MS Word app that no longer prints. It goes through the steps like it's going to print, but nothing ever gets sent to the printer (wireless printer; Canon PIXMA). It used to work fine!! Fix the printing issue in the next update and I'll give it five stars. For now, not being able to print the documents I create on my iPad is interfering with productivity. I'll be using Pages in the meantime. UPDATE 11/27/2019: Only a handful of Office Compatible fonts are now available. There's no option to add more, either. Numerous glitches in the tool bar. One of the most annoying is that the "font color" icon is randomly replaced by other icons from the tool bar. What is going on with this app? I expect better from Microsoft.
I love word for desktop
by who808 on 2019/11/27 16:54
This app is a nightmare to use on the iPad or the iPhone. You tap where you want to place the cursor and nothing happens. You have to tap like 10 times
Word: to live by.
by KLP/KPGee9 on 2019/11/27 16:42
Who knew that the programs I learned in highschool (1984-86) would one day be the basis to which every important document you would ever be needing or find you needed for dealings in personal, business and even our overall everyday lives. Doesn't matter what you need to write, be it a contract, cover letter/resume packet, or just a note excusing your child from school for the day... you'll find it's easiest to do when you've got Microsoft's application for "Word" downloaded to your PC or smartphone (!) I love that it's compatible to most smartphones in use today (yes, even Apple phones allow "Word" as a dwnld'd App so if you're standing in line at the movies you can be working on: the supporting docs for that work presentation, literally editing a cover letter to fit the job you can submit right from your phone then really be able to relax and enjoy the movie or what if inspiration hits while you're grocery shopping? Ever hesitate to finalize an order for those invitations because you didn't feel satisfied with it's design? With Word you can be ready when inspiration hits, snap a pic or copy-n-paste a "doodle" then use it to edit the invitations & finalize your print order. You could make life easier and just dwnld + use all the Microsoft Applications available in the App store. Using Word to create a document (either from scratch or by using one of the many templates Word offers) right from your phone allows you the freedom to be "on the go" yet productive. Having the ability to create, upload, & print the completed document from your home's device not only puts you in the running for but just might get you the award for: "multitasker of the year!"! Word is to simple a name when trying to describe all the program has to offer but I guess when something has been working so well for years, why change it. Microsoft's Word isn't the final say...if you're using it, your's is. LoL (I'll take my %{age} for the logo via a link to my Outlook mailbox, lol!) TTFN KLP out✌🏼🙏🏼🧿
Good
by keky2 on 2019/11/27 11:57
I like
Doesn’t Autosave, slow loading, and not enough functions.
by MarvinJG on 2019/11/27 05:28
It seems they try to make this app as bad as they can, because it is made for Apple. People purchase the service for this app might as well actually try to improved on the iPad Pro.
Microsoft and Windows 10
by Ezmonie77 on 2019/11/27 02:02
I am locked out of my Microsoft accounts and all of my Microsoft Software, Research and XBox, etc. I have to much work and important information about aiding others through the Microsoft communities also,
Mobile version is iffy
by anonymous booksor on 2019/11/26 23:01
I type up most of my documents on Word on my computer, but on occasion I have to use my phone. This is a pain. Most of my documents have a specific formatting in which certain parts of the toolbar need to be accessible. However, there is no way for them to be and my work takes much longer. Additionally, the app is full of bugs. The toolbar disappears, the screen glitches, the cursor freezes... it’s just extremely unpleasant. If there were a way to customize the toolbar, it would be more convenient, but at this point I’m considering choosing a different program altogether.
Just a question
by Brock625 on 2019/11/26 18:31
Showing “want to open ...” and running but do not open, I cancel and nothing, so I need to close and open again, sometimes I need to do the same twice. What to do?
Desync and not saving
by Modish ions use du on 2019/11/26 11:58
Didn’t auto save; does not sync with multiple device or collab parter; been working on this 2 page paper for 9hr straight now.
The best for story’s
by grOMG13 on 2019/11/26 04:19
If you get this app you will be able to right story’s and show your amazing imagination and you can do over 100 story’s and publish Them. So that is why you should get this app
Nice!
by joso minnielan on 2019/11/25 19:59
Microsoft word is a five star but I don’t like that it has some jams sometimes.but rather than that it’s a really good app! 🥴
NOT RELATED :3 (Before downloading app) ((TROLL))
by 5 💛 on 2019/11/25 19:41
Tʜɪs ɪs ᴀ ɢɪʀʟ ʙᴀsᴇᴅ ᴏғғ ᴏғ ʜᴇʀ 𝒮𝓉ℴ 𝓇𝓎. ---> Sʜᴇ ᴡᴀs ᴀ ɴᴏʀᴍᴀʟ ɢɪʀʟ.Sʜᴇ ʜᴀᴅ ᴀ ʙᴏʏғʀɪᴇɴᴅ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴛᴡᴏ ʙᴇsᴛɪᴇs.Oɴᴇ ᴅᴀʏ sʜᴇ ᴡᴀs ᴛᴀᴋɪɴɢ ᴀ ᴡᴀʟᴋ ᴀɴᴅ sᴀᴡ ʜᴇʀ ʙᴏʏғʀɪᴇɴᴅ ᴋɪssɪɴɢ ʜᴇᴛ ʙᴇsᴛɪᴇ. ᴀ ʏᴇᴀʀ ʟᴀᴛᴇʀ, ʜᴇ ʙᴇɢɢᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ɢᴇᴛ ʙᴀᴄᴋ ᴡɪᴛʜ ʜᴇʀ.
Bugs
by Prodismo on 2019/11/25 16:53
It opens on the last project I finished even if I started a new project, it asks for log-in credentials when I’m logged in and it won’t sync my files to both my phone and iPad making it an issue to work on projects wherever and whenever I want - I have to save individual files to both devices and update saves accordingly.
Constant glitches
by Seachris21 on 2019/11/25 05:14
I use to like Word but now I experience constant glitches with the app. First of all, I find it very displeasing that they do not have a function wherein you can retrieve unsaved documents. Once, I was trying to safe a document on Onedrive but it automatically crashed when I tried. I could not retrieve the document afterwards. This is INEXCUSABLE and I feel that they should really do something to rectify this issue. If they add this function, then I will give it four stars. But as for right now, it remains a two-star app.
Not wonderful yet
by Scotts822 on 2019/11/24 13:11
This app works for most of my needs. However, as a grad student that frequently writes research papers, the inability to create references on the iPad is maddening. Every paper for school I have to write on my laptop because Word doesn’t have the built in references tab like the desktop version does. If this in particular is fixed, I will definitely reevaluate. Everything else that I’ve tried to do seemingly works well and integration with the files app is great.
Words
by bjujfg on 2019/11/24 04:56
Good
iPhone word
by Cindy.16 on 2019/11/24 03:31
I am having trouble saving documents on word after editing them. Some documents don’t open.
Annoying
by ahussain07 on 2019/11/23 16:34
Annoying
Great to use
by Global Warming2 on 2019/11/23 16:15
Excellent App
Can’t have multiple windows
by mightiestowl on 2019/11/23 15:45
I downloaded this on the iPad Pro to use for school, and it works for the most part besides not being able to have multiple windows open of different documents at once. There are many times I need this function and it isn’t available, so I have to resort to closing the document (which takes forever) and opening the other one to copy and paste whatever I needed.
Something is wrong in the latest update
by In need of UPC adding on 2019/11/23 05:32
When I try to use the Apple Pencil our touch on an iPad Pro the cursor in word is all over the place and it goes somewhere entirely different from where you’ve touched. The keyboard also stops working. This doesn’t happen in any other app.
I Love This Program!!
by Ms. Dog Woman on 2019/11/23 04:01
Incredibly easy to use, and just a great site in general.
Bug fixes or bug creation
by Zenzen1997 on 2019/11/22 22:55
What the heck has happened with the new update? I now have more troubles than I did before. The highlight function now is wonky and says something is not highlighted when it is. It did not do this before. Randomly it will not let me change line spacing unless I change it one paragraph at a time. I cannot change it by selecting the whole document. It is beyond frustrating. I also get some weird ghost image of the file in the top left corner which blocks my limited view.
برنامج الوورد
by بوالضرائب on 2019/11/22 22:00
برنامج رائع ومفيد...بصراحة على جهاز الـiPad يغني عن استخدام الكمبيوتر 👍🏻
Buena app
by lolero3454 on 2019/11/22 15:33
Es muy bueno y lo recomendó a las personas que no tienen computadora y si tienen y o se le descarga lo puede usar
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.
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.
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.
Slow, glitchy, and weird comment feature
by Hooksnbooks on 2019/09/29 19:24
As a book editor, I use Word for work, and I love that I can use my Microsoft account to toggle between my computer and device, making editing on the go super easy. Except for the fact that the app is super slow and glitchy, especially when it comes to the comment feature. The comments in the app used to appear exactly as they do on a desktop, in little bubbles. If I wanted a new comment, I’d just create a new bubble. Then for whatever random reason they changed the formatting of the comments so that they appear in a list on the side of the document. Every time you start a new comment, the app opens the entire collection of comments in the document, and if you have a lot of them (which, as an editor, i always do), it takes a minute to open every single one. Worse, the list COVERS the text, so you keep having to open and close the comments. And sometimes, for no reason whatsoever, the program stops allowing you to comment. I spend more time trying to get the app to work than I do editing. I don’t understand why they can’t make the app function exactly as the desktop program. If there was another way to edit on the go, I’d abandon Microsoft altogether.
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.
Great, but has a few glaring and stupid issues
by mrpandaa on 2018/04/13 19:23
I love most things about this app, like that it formats smartly (most of the time) and coordinates with other Office apps well, and is generally very easy to use. However, I have seen so far two glaringly stupid issues with it that aren’t even hard to fix. One, I can’t draw a straight line. What the heck is the point of a line function if I can’t make a straight line? Please make this feature actually useful. Two, in a recent update some rocket scientist thought it’d be great to make the page scroll itself back up to the top every time you were idle for more than a few seconds. Spoiler alert: I don’t want my POV to be moved off of where I’m working. Duh. Maybe I sound a little harsh, but I feel no remorse telling someone their idea is stupid if it’s really this stupid, and it is. Three seconds of thought could tell someone that these changes were a bad idea, but they happened anyway. Please un-happen them so I can work effectively using what’s otherwise a nearly perfect word processor.
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!
Talent sales rep at Microsoft
by Coach Hillberry on 2018/03/20 00:55
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please fix bugs
by Seth Wilson on 2019/10/08 03:15
After I updated the system to iPadOS 13.1, I found a few bugs which can be annoying when I’m working on my documents. 1. Scrolling with a wireless mouse can lead to temporary blank on other pages which can only be solved by sliding with my finger. 2. There are two cursors and sometimes neither of them could be moved by a Bluetooth keyboard. The solution is the same which needs a tap on the screen so the cursor can be redirected. 3. The bold font looks way much heavier on iPad than displayed on Windows 10. 4. It would be great if the keyboard shortcuts on Windows were also available on iPad. It is troublesome when switching from different devices and I have to adjust to iOS keyboard shortcuts. To select a single word can be easily done by pressing shift+ctrl+arrow buttons. However, it requires pressing shift and quite a few taps on arrow buttons at the same time to do the exactly the same thing on iPad. Please enable Windows keyboard shortcuts and other apps like WPS have already done that.
Very good, but there’s a glitch
by caortlong on 2018/07/23 16:56
Excellent application. Use it everyday for my reports. But, there’s a nagging glitch which I have tried to solve to no avail. This has to do with the “Print Layout” vs the “Mobile View” settings. I like working using the Print Layout option but many times it does not display the document correctly. Actually, what you see many times is a horrible, chaotic representation of the document (under Print Layout option). I then switch to Mobile View option and I get a good representation to continue working on the document. But when I work using this option and then print the document, what comes out is not exactly what I was viewing when using the Mobile View option. That’s what I like to use the Print Layout option, so I know exactly how the document is going to look. But this Print Layout option is not working; it almost never works. Looks like a pretty bad bug to me.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Not really sure. #Usury ☹️
by Blameless1 on 2017/11/01 08:20
I love the Word App BUT what’s up with renting the Service. If you don’t buy a subscription you’re locked out of simple features like landscape. I believe a better way is to allow us to either buy features a la carte or sell the app altogether for one set price. Years of renting this app could become an exuberant expense; having paid into this App many times over in comparison to its worth or original value. And even if the argument is “you’re renting storage space...” that can be done on a yearly subscription like cloud space with iPhone users. Seems to be no reason for the over charging. Hopefully this will change or another app comes and replaces this app. #USURY #UNFAIR
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.
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.
fix the bugs, please
by kaylieward on 2018/09/21 19:11
I am a college student that uses this app to take notes in class with my Apple Pencil and this is just awful. It has a bug with its eraser where it will lock on the pen you are using making a mess of your notes (imagine writing with a real pencil but instead of erasing with your eraser you are scribbling in dark black all over your paper) or you can’t move the page when you are using the eraser tool, the eraser will keep trying to open the keyboard and the eraser will take control and erase most of what you had written. Also, the screen will just jump in the middle of a sentence you are writing to another page again making a mess of your notes. And some general misgivings is the time it takes to switch documents, and opening this app will sometimes will make part of the screen gray or black that you can’t make go away. If I didn’t need this for my school, I would find a new note taking app. please, for my sanity, fix the bugs.
Current Version Is Nearly Unusable for Me
by Andrewbp677 on 2017/11/21 22:44
Yeah, it’s that bad. What seem like relatively benign bugs take on outsized importance when they don’t get fixed for months, and they are crippling on an app as essential as Word. For example: Copy and paste? Can’t do it anymore (at least on an iPad Pro). That seems like essential functionality for a word processor, but apparently that’s not high up on Microsoft’s to do list for bug fixes. Another example: a bit harder to describe, but I have to try anyway. I have all sorts of problems with opening documents from the iOS Files app. I often can’t edit them at all, and instead have to open Word and go through the document picker. When I am able to work on a document, I can’t do things like italicize the font, or add a footnote. The app becomes mostly unresponsive (though I can still scroll and type). So yeah, what I’m basically saying is that it’s so buggy now, you can’t actually process words. It’s terrible. Pls fix this crucial app.
Great, But Has Some Stand Out Issues
by OxenAlexFree88 on 2019/02/08 00:08
This app is great and works well enough. I love it. I have it on my iPad, iPhone, and computer. I would of got it on my Apple Watch ⌚️ but couldn’t. So far I’ve had at least one issue and two concerns: Around the third or fifth time I’ve entered the app, none of my documents were there, and it wouldn’t let me type ANYTHING! And my concerns: I’ve gone through every setting on screen in the area you work on documents, and I can’t seem to find clip art. In my old version, I had it, but now it’s not. Fix, or help me. My second concern, the app is slow. I’ve clicked a spot or button several times and nothing happens. Also sometimes I’d be typing and when I’d look, nothing, but as soon s a reach and click the delete or exit button, it shows up. Help or fix.
Download size
by BestAppsUser on 2018/08/13 20:35
I will no longer use Wifi - the artificial limits on download are about to make me delete your LARGE App. I have a case at Apple and of course they blame you and the carrier - the support agent agrees it is “Stupid”. I wonder why it’s okay to stream Gigs of a baseball game or a movie but downloading an app that is Broken is a NO NO. MS NOT that differentiating these days. Same for other MS apps. I like Outlook but LookOUT to be gone too. And since I own the company that buys 365 and Azure gone is a BIG gone. Tick. Tick, tick. I’m sure that you are now aware I can let other users know all is well in a few days or so, therefore rating will go to a deserved location. As my I always say, “ when it doesn’t make sense it is about the Cents. Let’s use some common sense, and worry less about the small cents. Ready set GO! - drdave
Not worth downloading.
by xptvlizx on 2019/05/13 19:56
I’m so unhappy with this app. Whenever I open it, it instantly opens random documents I don’t want to open and will not close them so I have to wait for them to load fully (takes minutes) in order for me to even close them. Editing documents is a PAIN, and the zoom function, numbering functions are all buggy and do not work properly. Zooming will make the screen move constantly so I can’t see what I am typing, when you set up numbering 1. 2. 3. It will automatically do this, but not allow you to space between the lines without creating a number. I use this app because I am a college student who’s very busy, I need this to work on my phone but I’ll be deleting it after this quarter is done. I’ll just go to the library and use their computers to do my work since it seems that Microsoft is incapable of developing an app that can function properly.
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!
Great but buggy
by Gabriel B's mom on 2018/07/15 18:06
Although I am happy with this app overall, like other reviewers have mentioned, there are ongoing bugs that never get fixed, and that drives me mad! The one I encounter the most - “Can’t save. Your changes conflict with changes made by someone else.” This one bewilders me as there is NO ONE else using my account or working on my documents but ME. So why this happens out of the blue is a mystery to me. Sometimes the message just goes away on its own, my changes are saved, and all is fine, but other times it literally will not save anything (and I work on very long manuscripts on this app) and I have to make yet another copy of my document to get the message to stop and for changes to be saved. If they would fix this and other persistent bugs mentioned by others, this would be a perfect app in my book.
Auto save cannot be permanently disabled
by Ahenry11 on 2019/08/06 11:32
One star because, unless I am totally missing the option, and I have searched online and throughout the mobile app (excel included) there is no way to permanently disable the auto save feature. While this might be a good feature for some users, the ability to NOT have it forced on all users would be best. There are many times I might start editing a document and ten minutes in decide I don’t like the direction I am taking with my writing and want to go back and start back over where I was with my last INTENTIONAL save. Thanks Microsoft, because if this I unknowingly lost a needed version of a school research paper because of the auto save function. I should not have to manually toggle it off EVERY time I open a document and I should also not have to save a back up copy every time I want to work on a document to avoid the results of this crazy forced feature.
Will Try to Strong-Arm You into Subscribing
by DOZILLA on 2019/04/17 02:30
Latest version will not let you edit or save unless you “subscribe” meaning pay $6 a month. I have no grievance against this, but I wanted the option to pay a one-time fee for the app (i.e. buy it once and don’t pay again until the next big update). After an online chat with a Microsoft rep who told me I could do this, paying for 365, having the download go wrong, and two more online chats...I learned that I could not do this. The App is subscription only. :-p My money was refunded. Word for Mac was my go-to word processing program on my laptop and I liked having it on my iPad. No longer. I am sick and tired of subscription services. Especially one that essentially wants me to pay “infinitum” to read any documents I create on my iPad! There are plenty of far better word processing apps I can outright buy—and have, and will. Good-bye Word. And good-bye Microsoft. You’ll get no more $$$ from me.
It’s getting worse.
by Playing blind on 2018/10/18 13:49
It seems Word isn’t able to keep up with these recent IOS updates. There are frequent times when I’m using word, and in the middle of a sentence the app will become unresponsive. And when I mean unresponsive, I mean dead as a doornail, and I have to exit out, often restart the app, or even restart my iPad in order to get it to work. Other writing applications do not have this problem, and keep in mind this only became a problem in recent updates. While it sometimes happens with other apps, they’re nothing compared to the barely-functional phases this one goes through. This used to a fantastic app with fantastic functionality, but all the options in the world don’t matter when you can barely write a sentence.
Recent update Document bug
by Bvd1022 on 2019/10/19 12:14
Hi, I am a professional writer and have used Microsoft Word my whole career to write my material. I really enjoy the app because it allows me to write material often in a more comfortable way than sitting behind my desk. In a recent update however, I noticed that blank documents open with a number now at the top of the screen. Example Document (46). I do not save blank documents and when I open a blank page it should read Document (1) every time because like I said, I don’t save blank documents. Perhaps developers cam fix this issue via a software update? Otherwise, this is an extremely useful app and a major time saver. Thanks for your time.
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!
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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 Office 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 Office 365 subscription for your phone, tablet, PC, and Mac. Monthly Office 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 Office. See “License Agreement” link under Information. By installing the app, you agree to these terms and conditions.
Yay
by hebdudndnhf on 2019/12/13 01:24
I can at all work it I can’t see what I write it won’t work
Changes
by Ksdan on 2019/12/12 23:49
I love being able to have word at my fingertips but ever since the update took place I can no longer see the size of my inserts such as the measurements of my photos and text boxes. I have to log on to my actual laptop to see measurements 😒
Let’s me say the NWORD
by Nathan N1gg@ on 2019/12/12 18:29
Yes
Poor service on my laptop,
by ser67039 on 2019/12/12 18:17
I have to keep signing in to Microsoft, very frustrating
Menu Bar Gone
by DrKate aka The Rock Doctor on 2019/12/12 16:29
12/12/19: iPhone 6S+ running iOS 12.4.1 The text and formatting menu bar is gone rendering the app useless. Worse, it appears to have crashed while underlining was on. I can’t believe I’ll have to pull out my laptop. :/ Hard reset after app update didn’t fix it. Maybe it’s an iOS thing. I’m always very cautious about iOS updates, especially on an older phone. Still, Word should be fully functional on my hardware & software.
The best
by Iightningfire-ch on 2019/12/12 16:13
The best app for word
Limited functionality
by nickname.com/nickname on 2019/12/12 16:10
I paste a picture from the buffer...
Word is cool
by Fan1111111 on 2019/12/12 15:48
word is cool!
Terrible app on iPad
by KaityDew on 2019/12/12 00:34
Can not open up a new, blank page to work on, could not find anything that had a heading “FILE”, no templates, trying to save is thoroughly confusing and in several places. Do not bother trying it. Waste of time and effort.
Most feature rich mobile document app
by Ben W S on 2019/12/11 12:46
Like the desktop version of Word, the Word app is the most feature rich document/text app. Sharing and collaborating is simple. A must have companion to the desktop app if you compose and edit word documents.
Formatting options gone
by Spooleon on 2019/12/11 06:05
After the update, my formatting options are gone from the bar below my text. Please fix. Update 12/11/19 Even after the new update, the toolbar above the keyboard is still blank and unusable, and stays on the screen until I close the document and then reopen. Please fix.
Functioning speed
by Gardening Garners on 2019/12/11 05:37
The sharing speed and sometimes the actual interface of the word processor is slow. Google docs works so much more smoothly and quickly.
Amazing
by stargirl101$$$ on 2019/12/11 05:07
It get all of my assignments done
Resume and cover letters templates DO NOT WORK
by ftcibbufyd on 2019/12/10 22:25
The name and the resume template and the name and salutation in the cover letter template are deleted when a docx file is exported in the app to pdf. Please fix ASAP as I need this function because I’m unemployed. Thanks.
Really bad
by Jdug457 on 2019/12/10 17:20
It’s almost as if the developers try to make this app not work properly. I’m not sure how you can develop and release an app with this many bugs that also has such an awful user experience.
Bug fixes, signature of idiots
by RobertValenzuela on 2019/12/10 09:34
We give feedback and all we get is an unprofessional Bug fixes in return. Unfair!
Microsoft Word or Office
by Thomasatwells on 2019/12/10 01:22
I can use Microsoft on my lap top and iPhone 11R, but can not use it on my new iPad. What gives?
App Crashed
by Tigerlily90 on 2019/12/10 00:53
The app completely crashed and when I reopened it, all my work were gone. Everything that was saved disappeared and it shows that the last time it was saved was when I first made the document. Is there any way to retrieve my work.
Tool Bar Disappearing
by YnnamDuff on 2019/12/10 00:05
It wasn’t doing this until recently, but after typing at sometimes the tool bar will disappear. This forces me to either leave the document or close the application completely. This greatly annoying and frustrating, as it was not doing this a month ago. Even with the update about 23 hours from now, 7:04 ET, it has not been fixed. I’m sure other users have experienced this as well. Please fix this.
will be using Apple Pages from now on
by SIPUEDO on 2019/12/09 23:37
How come Microsoft Word asks me for my login information every single time I open the app? It doesn’t allow me to edit until I login, then the login process with my university’s email account (which supposedly allows me to use Word for free) doesn’t work... Apple Pages not Google Docs charge me to be able to work on my papers, so I am switching now. bye
Good but keeps bugging
by Mango f on 2019/12/09 23:35
App works great when it is not bugging out. But when it does, it very frustrating. PLEASE FIX ISSUE
Edit toolbar doesn’t work
by Haptics on 2019/12/09 23:01
The ‘edit’ toolbar above the keyboard only works when you start to type WITHOUT scrolling down, but if you scroll down and THEN begin to type, it disappears and will only become usable if you reload the document. I was hoping the ‘bug fixes’ update would solve it, but it hasn’t. Really annoying to deal with
Bad app
by MASETHEBOSS on 2019/12/09 19:16
Do not download it is really bad
Useless
by geekyrips on 2019/12/09 13:37
Whats the point of ms word ir you cant edit or save your documents without subscribing?
WHAAAAAAAAAATTTT????
by Renesmee Prime on 2019/12/09 13:25
Stop slowing down every time I freaking use you! It’s ridiculous! WHY CAN’T I FREAKING UPDATE YOU IDIOT??? UPDATE!!!
Editing disappears
by Sonia1113 on 2019/12/08 07:45
Why does the bar to edit disappear ?
Absolutely love it
by BJLnstl on 2019/12/08 05:43
Love it on my iPad
Thankful
by Dalty Dog on 2019/12/07 15:52
I do love Word on my phone, however I do wish the space justification and taps were better.
Pretty much love it, but...
by Hvry on 2019/12/07 15:30
It has inspired me to finally begin ita travel journal
Opinion
by Author Annette on 2019/12/07 14:40
I have a terrible time with word,! Right now I cannot edit my manuscripts. I loved windows 7, but since then I hate to even open my computer. I would be better off to write with a pen and paper and pay someone to format it and type it! Pain in the butt! The Accidental Author, Annette Bergman
Love Word, but hate this new update, or whatever is causing my sudden problems
by Em.Son on 2019/12/07 01:46
Don’t know what’s going on with the ability to use mobile view the last few days on my iPad mini. Mobile view turns into a narrow column on the right side of my screen, and it’s useless. Print view causes the letters to be too small. I use Word a lot. I auto sync between my laptop, phone and iPad. I need to be able to use Word with iPad. I cannot find any settings to fix this issue. Frustrating.
Seriously hampered without ability to use 2 docs at once
by FrustratedLawyer on 2019/12/06 22:41
I find most of the features generally usable for Word for iPad, but the inability to have 2 Word documents open at one time, side by side, makes this app useless as a productivity app. For most “pro” workflows, multiple documents are often needed, and the workaround of using another app (such as Pages) is cumbersome at best. This is a basic feature that should now fully available in what should be a maturing app offering from Microsoft.
Review
by #moviecreater on 2019/12/06 14:24
Word is really helpful.
Needs tabs
by phyllisirene on 2019/12/06 03:24
I do formal typesetting so Tabs would be great.
Good but crappy
by jijijjinuihuyhuuy on 2019/12/06 00:17
The app is not even functioning right and it’s not letting me type words on not one of the files so I can’t even get my work done.
File Management is Abysmal
by Drum876 on 2019/12/05 22:10
Microsoft Word on MacOS and Widows is great. It’s easy to work with, has really useful tools and is well designed. On iOS Word and the other Microsoft productivity suite apps are a dumpster fire. The Word app shows blank pages when scrolling through documents randomly and, today, lost part of a final paper I’m working on due to issues with file management. DO NOT USE WORD ON iOS if you host your documents on Google Drive. Word can’t handle syncing files with Google Drive consistently.
Estaba trabajando en mi iPad
by manantiales en el desierto on 2019/12/05 21:36
Haciendo un trabajo muy importante Trate por todo los medios para que me mandaran un código Por mi correo por mi teléfono Hasta este momento lo sigo esperando Les recomiendo page ese no faya muy buen servicio
Drop
by Stergosteve on 2019/12/05 21:11
When ever I go to use this app it shuts down
Word update
by drgib12 on 2019/12/05 11:22
I love the app, but there are a few new bugs: 1) The “tool bar” tends to disappear. 2) An error message, “something went wrong.” 3) Cannot download to server. 4) Someone else is using the document ... but I am the only one with access. 5) Save a copy. 6) Discard changes. Please fix especially 1 and 2. It is very annoying because it interrupts my writings ... I am writing my second book and it is hard to maintain focus when any of the errors above do appear. Thank you so much for your help, D. Rudolph Gibson
Verry hard use app
by hainguyenus on 2019/12/05 06:42
Verry hard use app
Glitching
by aurelia11111 on 2019/12/05 02:22
When I’m working on a page the edit tool bar above the keyboard on my iPhone 8plus disappears randomly. I have to exit to whole app completely multiple times until it appears again.
Not the best
by Fatima21 on 2019/12/04 23:04
Need to have service in order for it to function properly. I don’t recommend using it to get actual work done.
Hide keyboard gone
by Moosenbratsmommy on 2019/12/04 22:39
The key to hide the keyboard has disappeared. It works on my iPad but not on my iPhone which is what I usually type on. I write books and love the ease of the app at my fingertips but I need to remove the keyboard while editing! Otherwise it’d be five stars!
Ok
by blobfushman52 on 2019/12/04 21:55
Word
Annoying flaws aren’t being fixed.
by ccole93 on 2019/12/04 17:58
First of all, I can’t use auto save because it tells me there’s someone else adding to my document and I have to constantly correct the “error.” It comes up as a conflict that just doesn’t exist. I’ve tried everything to fix this including contacting Microsoft to no avail. Now the buttons across the top are all corrupted and have been for the past three updates. Sometimes the bar that lets me italicize and bold, etc just doesn’t appear, and is also corrupted. Pinning documents also frequently doesn’t work and they’ll randomly disappear. Wouldn’t care if I wasn’t paying for an Office subscription but I am and this is a simple app. It should be better.
This app is terrible
by muhihhi on 2019/12/04 17:37
I hate witting I hate it
Version 2.10
by spayne9932 on 2019/12/04 13:38
After this update the “hide keyboard “ function is not working as it should-it’s not active initially and you have to do some gyrations before it activates
OJN
by OrloNew on 2019/12/04 12:52
Wish more features where free or cheaper but overall good app.
Loses your documents
by JJ Rumpf on 2019/12/04 05:55
It says “auto saved to iPad” after I filled out an entire document. It was nowhere to be found
Really glitchy and practically unusable
by Gigigighijlolj on 2019/12/04 01:26
It worked fine before but the latest update has rendered this useless with nonsense scrolling and spastic maneuvering. Too difficult to zoom and find a spot
This is Amazing!
by Shmancypants on 2019/12/04 01:11
I love having word one my iPad, it’s amazing!
annoying
by laynebrahms on 2019/12/03 23:46
im constantly getting logged out of my account and also constantly have to reopen my works because word just closes them on me. if my school didnt pay for office and i didnt have to use, i would definitely not be using it.
Eh
by GODS GIRL 2019 on 2019/12/03 18:27
It’s a ok but I only got it to translate our teachers emails. IT DOES NOT WORK WELL THROUGH EMAIL!!
Works Well
by Khall102 on 2019/12/03 16:53
I mainly use my iPad Pro for everything so this app works well for what I need to do when it comes to writing documents. For just note taking, I use other app but for long writing, I use Word. I do use Pages as well, but find that Word is more widely used and used at the office. The other Office apps work just as good, I use Excel plenty since I am an Accountant and use for work. I also use it to do my home budgeting.
Cyberneticist
by Wissenscaftler on 2019/12/03 09:10
It the best editor software
Yes but
by ScrabbleKet on 2019/12/03 02:41
Loads too slowly
Useful
by Jokeress1277 on 2019/12/02 23:27
I always use Word when I have to write a paper, or take notes. It’s my go-to app.
For those who know.
by EdEdits on 2019/12/02 20:38
Believe in the squares. They don’t know how to do anything else but work.
The best
by YaBoiTitan on 2019/12/02 20:14
With dark mode support, this went from good to great. I loved this on my surface but ran into a number of problems with that device and switched to an iPad. So to see my favorite app working even better was a huge relief. I have hundreds of pages on OneNote and it works perfectly, dare I say better with Apple Pencil support and the Pro motion display. Microsoft continues to be a team player and make their software just work on whatever device you decide to work from, done like software professionals shoul. Looking at you GOOGLE.
It’s awesome
by 2realforeal on 2019/12/02 18:55
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Works across all platforms
by mrshop on 2019/12/02 16:47
I love being able to add notes, and access all my study notes, personal motivations, shopping lists, and misc info across all platforms. I work on my laptop and a can later access notes on my phone. Love it.
Very impressed
by SkyHawk1081 on 2019/12/02 12:29
I can’t believe this app automatically linked with the files on my laptop. It’s user friendly enough that I am able to edit and write on a very large paper I’ve been working on with ease. This makes writing the paper much quicker and easier. I am very impressed.
Doesn’t work
by Cpatbhsh on 2019/12/02 11:34
Bad
This Was One of the best experience ever
by Im Mr CEO on 2019/12/02 04:48
Thanks
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by Chopkxng on 2019/12/02 04:02
It’s great
AutoSave is BS
by Mib2129 on 2019/12/01 17:02
Autosoave doesn’t work until you save and name a file manually. I worked on a document for hours, was going to save it then saw the first thing in the dropdown menu is ‘Autosave On’ so I didn’t bother saving it. Turns out it means nothing. I feel like this app was designed as a cruel joke on people so they lose at least the first document they work on.
I cant save my text
by mmmmmajababkddl on 2019/12/01 09:12
After update I can’t save my writing
College President
by Coolhanlucious on 2019/12/01 01:02
I have become truly disappointed with Word lately. Used to be my trusted word processor for my iPAD. Now the program gets stuck, home icons do not function, and I cannot save or send without having to shutdown and lose material I worked hard developing. And, when it does work, there are delays in underlining, italics, holding, and coloring text. I am truly frustrated by these issues.
Problemas técnicos
by RhodeLee on 2019/11/30 17:21
Todo funciona bien con mi Word, es que a veces tengo un documento abierto y de la nada me aparece el documento más pequeño (sobre el otro documento), como si fuera una especie de foto en la esquina izquierda y es muy molesto porque no me deja editar. Me gustaría poder enseñarle a alguien la foto de mi problema, pero no sé cómo hacerlo. Ya fui a Soporte Técnico y no me sirvió de nada, me gustaría recibir ayuda en vivo, ¿qué puedo hacer?
Good app.
by Bletherblaka on 2019/11/30 11:02
I like it but it is a bit confusing at first.
Good office app overall, really stupid bugs though
by Keggman12 on 2019/11/30 00:27
I have been using word for some college papers on my iPad and discovered to my annoyance that the spell check dictionary is screwed up or has major bugs. I thinks the words “delivery”, “works” and “compliant” are misspelled with no suggestions. Also, “their” is also incorrectly being flagged as misspelled. I created a new doc from scratch and have the same issues.
GREAT
by Judikittyalda on 2019/11/29 08:06
I enjoy word for letters Lists Monthly statements Very worth the small fee a month.
Review for word
by nothing queen13313 on 2019/11/28 17:14
Really nice quillity
Buena aplicación
by Henrybz on 2019/11/28 16:07
Excelente
Great app...but it won't print anything
by mlokren on 2019/11/27 21:32
It used to print, but now it doesn't. I also have Pages on my iPad Air 2, and it prints just fine...as does the Mail app. It's just the MS Word app that no longer prints. It goes through the steps like it's going to print, but nothing ever gets sent to the printer (wireless printer; Canon PIXMA). It used to work fine!! Fix the printing issue in the next update and I'll give it five stars. For now, not being able to print the documents I create on my iPad is interfering with productivity. I'll be using Pages in the meantime. UPDATE 11/27/2019: Only a handful of Office Compatible fonts are now available. There's no option to add more, either. Numerous glitches in the tool bar. One of the most annoying is that the "font color" icon is randomly replaced by other icons from the tool bar. What is going on with this app? I expect better from Microsoft.
I love word for desktop
by who808 on 2019/11/27 16:54
This app is a nightmare to use on the iPad or the iPhone. You tap where you want to place the cursor and nothing happens. You have to tap like 10 times
Word: to live by.
by KLP/KPGee9 on 2019/11/27 16:42
Who knew that the programs I learned in highschool (1984-86) would one day be the basis to which every important document you would ever be needing or find you needed for dealings in personal, business and even our overall everyday lives. Doesn't matter what you need to write, be it a contract, cover letter/resume packet, or just a note excusing your child from school for the day... you'll find it's easiest to do when you've got Microsoft's application for "Word" downloaded to your PC or smartphone (!) I love that it's compatible to most smartphones in use today (yes, even Apple phones allow "Word" as a dwnld'd App so if you're standing in line at the movies you can be working on: the supporting docs for that work presentation, literally editing a cover letter to fit the job you can submit right from your phone then really be able to relax and enjoy the movie or what if inspiration hits while you're grocery shopping? Ever hesitate to finalize an order for those invitations because you didn't feel satisfied with it's design? With Word you can be ready when inspiration hits, snap a pic or copy-n-paste a "doodle" then use it to edit the invitations & finalize your print order. You could make life easier and just dwnld + use all the Microsoft Applications available in the App store. Using Word to create a document (either from scratch or by using one of the many templates Word offers) right from your phone allows you the freedom to be "on the go" yet productive. Having the ability to create, upload, & print the completed document from your home's device not only puts you in the running for but just might get you the award for: "multitasker of the year!"! Word is to simple a name when trying to describe all the program has to offer but I guess when something has been working so well for years, why change it. Microsoft's Word isn't the final say...if you're using it, your's is. LoL (I'll take my %{age} for the logo via a link to my Outlook mailbox, lol!) TTFN KLP out✌🏼🙏🏼🧿
Good
by keky2 on 2019/11/27 11:57
I like
Doesn’t Autosave, slow loading, and not enough functions.
by MarvinJG on 2019/11/27 05:28
It seems they try to make this app as bad as they can, because it is made for Apple. People purchase the service for this app might as well actually try to improved on the iPad Pro.
Microsoft and Windows 10
by Ezmonie77 on 2019/11/27 02:02
I am locked out of my Microsoft accounts and all of my Microsoft Software, Research and XBox, etc. I have to much work and important information about aiding others through the Microsoft communities also,
Mobile version is iffy
by anonymous booksor on 2019/11/26 23:01
I type up most of my documents on Word on my computer, but on occasion I have to use my phone. This is a pain. Most of my documents have a specific formatting in which certain parts of the toolbar need to be accessible. However, there is no way for them to be and my work takes much longer. Additionally, the app is full of bugs. The toolbar disappears, the screen glitches, the cursor freezes... it’s just extremely unpleasant. If there were a way to customize the toolbar, it would be more convenient, but at this point I’m considering choosing a different program altogether.
Just a question
by Brock625 on 2019/11/26 18:31
Showing “want to open ...” and running but do not open, I cancel and nothing, so I need to close and open again, sometimes I need to do the same twice. What to do?
Desync and not saving
by Modish ions use du on 2019/11/26 11:58
Didn’t auto save; does not sync with multiple device or collab parter; been working on this 2 page paper for 9hr straight now.
The best for story’s
by grOMG13 on 2019/11/26 04:19
If you get this app you will be able to right story’s and show your amazing imagination and you can do over 100 story’s and publish Them. So that is why you should get this app
Nice!
by joso minnielan on 2019/11/25 19:59
Microsoft word is a five star but I don’t like that it has some jams sometimes.but rather than that it’s a really good app! 🥴
NOT RELATED :3 (Before downloading app) ((TROLL))
by 5 💛 on 2019/11/25 19:41
Tʜɪs ɪs ᴀ ɢɪʀʟ ʙᴀsᴇᴅ ᴏғғ ᴏғ ʜᴇʀ 𝒮𝓉ℴ 𝓇𝓎. ---> Sʜᴇ ᴡᴀs ᴀ ɴᴏʀᴍᴀʟ ɢɪʀʟ.Sʜᴇ ʜᴀᴅ ᴀ ʙᴏʏғʀɪᴇɴᴅ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴛᴡᴏ ʙᴇsᴛɪᴇs.Oɴᴇ ᴅᴀʏ sʜᴇ ᴡᴀs ᴛᴀᴋɪɴɢ ᴀ ᴡᴀʟᴋ ᴀɴᴅ sᴀᴡ ʜᴇʀ ʙᴏʏғʀɪᴇɴᴅ ᴋɪssɪɴɢ ʜᴇᴛ ʙᴇsᴛɪᴇ. ᴀ ʏᴇᴀʀ ʟᴀᴛᴇʀ, ʜᴇ ʙᴇɢɢᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ɢᴇᴛ ʙᴀᴄᴋ ᴡɪᴛʜ ʜᴇʀ.
Bugs
by Prodismo on 2019/11/25 16:53
It opens on the last project I finished even if I started a new project, it asks for log-in credentials when I’m logged in and it won’t sync my files to both my phone and iPad making it an issue to work on projects wherever and whenever I want - I have to save individual files to both devices and update saves accordingly.
Constant glitches
by Seachris21 on 2019/11/25 05:14
I use to like Word but now I experience constant glitches with the app. First of all, I find it very displeasing that they do not have a function wherein you can retrieve unsaved documents. Once, I was trying to safe a document on Onedrive but it automatically crashed when I tried. I could not retrieve the document afterwards. This is INEXCUSABLE and I feel that they should really do something to rectify this issue. If they add this function, then I will give it four stars. But as for right now, it remains a two-star app.
Not wonderful yet
by Scotts822 on 2019/11/24 13:11
This app works for most of my needs. However, as a grad student that frequently writes research papers, the inability to create references on the iPad is maddening. Every paper for school I have to write on my laptop because Word doesn’t have the built in references tab like the desktop version does. If this in particular is fixed, I will definitely reevaluate. Everything else that I’ve tried to do seemingly works well and integration with the files app is great.
Words
by bjujfg on 2019/11/24 04:56
Good
iPhone word
by Cindy.16 on 2019/11/24 03:31
I am having trouble saving documents on word after editing them. Some documents don’t open.
Annoying
by ahussain07 on 2019/11/23 16:34
Annoying
Great to use
by Global Warming2 on 2019/11/23 16:15
Excellent App
Can’t have multiple windows
by mightiestowl on 2019/11/23 15:45
I downloaded this on the iPad Pro to use for school, and it works for the most part besides not being able to have multiple windows open of different documents at once. There are many times I need this function and it isn’t available, so I have to resort to closing the document (which takes forever) and opening the other one to copy and paste whatever I needed.
Something is wrong in the latest update
by In need of UPC adding on 2019/11/23 05:32
When I try to use the Apple Pencil our touch on an iPad Pro the cursor in word is all over the place and it goes somewhere entirely different from where you’ve touched. The keyboard also stops working. This doesn’t happen in any other app.
I Love This Program!!
by Ms. Dog Woman on 2019/11/23 04:01
Incredibly easy to use, and just a great site in general.
Bug fixes or bug creation
by Zenzen1997 on 2019/11/22 22:55
What the heck has happened with the new update? I now have more troubles than I did before. The highlight function now is wonky and says something is not highlighted when it is. It did not do this before. Randomly it will not let me change line spacing unless I change it one paragraph at a time. I cannot change it by selecting the whole document. It is beyond frustrating. I also get some weird ghost image of the file in the top left corner which blocks my limited view.
برنامج الوورد
by بوالضرائب on 2019/11/22 22:00
برنامج رائع ومفيد...بصراحة على جهاز الـiPad يغني عن استخدام الكمبيوتر 👍🏻
Buena app
by lolero3454 on 2019/11/22 15:33
Es muy bueno y lo recomendó a las personas que no tienen computadora y si tienen y o se le descarga lo puede usar
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.
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.
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.
Slow, glitchy, and weird comment feature
by Hooksnbooks on 2019/09/29 19:24
As a book editor, I use Word for work, and I love that I can use my Microsoft account to toggle between my computer and device, making editing on the go super easy. Except for the fact that the app is super slow and glitchy, especially when it comes to the comment feature. The comments in the app used to appear exactly as they do on a desktop, in little bubbles. If I wanted a new comment, I’d just create a new bubble. Then for whatever random reason they changed the formatting of the comments so that they appear in a list on the side of the document. Every time you start a new comment, the app opens the entire collection of comments in the document, and if you have a lot of them (which, as an editor, i always do), it takes a minute to open every single one. Worse, the list COVERS the text, so you keep having to open and close the comments. And sometimes, for no reason whatsoever, the program stops allowing you to comment. I spend more time trying to get the app to work than I do editing. I don’t understand why they can’t make the app function exactly as the desktop program. If there was another way to edit on the go, I’d abandon Microsoft altogether.
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.
Great, but has a few glaring and stupid issues
by mrpandaa on 2018/04/13 19:23
I love most things about this app, like that it formats smartly (most of the time) and coordinates with other Office apps well, and is generally very easy to use. However, I have seen so far two glaringly stupid issues with it that aren’t even hard to fix. One, I can’t draw a straight line. What the heck is the point of a line function if I can’t make a straight line? Please make this feature actually useful. Two, in a recent update some rocket scientist thought it’d be great to make the page scroll itself back up to the top every time you were idle for more than a few seconds. Spoiler alert: I don’t want my POV to be moved off of where I’m working. Duh. Maybe I sound a little harsh, but I feel no remorse telling someone their idea is stupid if it’s really this stupid, and it is. Three seconds of thought could tell someone that these changes were a bad idea, but they happened anyway. Please un-happen them so I can work effectively using what’s otherwise a nearly perfect word processor.
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!
Talent sales rep at Microsoft
by Coach Hillberry on 2018/03/20 00:55
Thanks for being great to the community Age 54 with B.S. with in service training for undeclared Maters plus levels with in service teacher training in two school districts Being former dyslexia learner whom overcame learning struggles used your technology similar to IBM writing assistant your program had spell checker and very much helped me become great learner whom became great physical education teacher in 39th largest school system at the time Thanks to all whom developed great programs for all. Additional thanks to all whom built educational programs for teachers Today all students can have individual education plan IEPS for all students (we are all unique) how many United States President in United States 45 hence Establishing computer behavioral objective Method of instruction Time schedule for lesson Equipment Follow up process Justification This is generally the theme For my profession PE Field plan Gym plan Rules of activities How to play Skills to be learned Intrusive motivation Extrusive motivation Time for instruction Task outline analysis Safety Court, grass, gym, equipment Rewards for sportsmanship, skills, personal best and teamwork and others Alternate activities if weather Multi cultural inclusion and understanding plans Special education plans Gifted. Special needs Opening and closing procedures Guest teacher Thanks for greatness
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please fix bugs
by Seth Wilson on 2019/10/08 03:15
After I updated the system to iPadOS 13.1, I found a few bugs which can be annoying when I’m working on my documents. 1. Scrolling with a wireless mouse can lead to temporary blank on other pages which can only be solved by sliding with my finger. 2. There are two cursors and sometimes neither of them could be moved by a Bluetooth keyboard. The solution is the same which needs a tap on the screen so the cursor can be redirected. 3. The bold font looks way much heavier on iPad than displayed on Windows 10. 4. It would be great if the keyboard shortcuts on Windows were also available on iPad. It is troublesome when switching from different devices and I have to adjust to iOS keyboard shortcuts. To select a single word can be easily done by pressing shift+ctrl+arrow buttons. However, it requires pressing shift and quite a few taps on arrow buttons at the same time to do the exactly the same thing on iPad. Please enable Windows keyboard shortcuts and other apps like WPS have already done that.
Very good, but there’s a glitch
by caortlong on 2018/07/23 16:56
Excellent application. Use it everyday for my reports. But, there’s a nagging glitch which I have tried to solve to no avail. This has to do with the “Print Layout” vs the “Mobile View” settings. I like working using the Print Layout option but many times it does not display the document correctly. Actually, what you see many times is a horrible, chaotic representation of the document (under Print Layout option). I then switch to Mobile View option and I get a good representation to continue working on the document. But when I work using this option and then print the document, what comes out is not exactly what I was viewing when using the Mobile View option. That’s what I like to use the Print Layout option, so I know exactly how the document is going to look. But this Print Layout option is not working; it almost never works. Looks like a pretty bad bug to me.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
Not really sure. #Usury ☹️
by Blameless1 on 2017/11/01 08:20
I love the Word App BUT what’s up with renting the Service. If you don’t buy a subscription you’re locked out of simple features like landscape. I believe a better way is to allow us to either buy features a la carte or sell the app altogether for one set price. Years of renting this app could become an exuberant expense; having paid into this App many times over in comparison to its worth or original value. And even if the argument is “you’re renting storage space...” that can be done on a yearly subscription like cloud space with iPhone users. Seems to be no reason for the over charging. Hopefully this will change or another app comes and replaces this app. #USURY #UNFAIR
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.
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.
fix the bugs, please
by kaylieward on 2018/09/21 19:11
I am a college student that uses this app to take notes in class with my Apple Pencil and this is just awful. It has a bug with its eraser where it will lock on the pen you are using making a mess of your notes (imagine writing with a real pencil but instead of erasing with your eraser you are scribbling in dark black all over your paper) or you can’t move the page when you are using the eraser tool, the eraser will keep trying to open the keyboard and the eraser will take control and erase most of what you had written. Also, the screen will just jump in the middle of a sentence you are writing to another page again making a mess of your notes. And some general misgivings is the time it takes to switch documents, and opening this app will sometimes will make part of the screen gray or black that you can’t make go away. If I didn’t need this for my school, I would find a new note taking app. please, for my sanity, fix the bugs.
Current Version Is Nearly Unusable for Me
by Andrewbp677 on 2017/11/21 22:44
Yeah, it’s that bad. What seem like relatively benign bugs take on outsized importance when they don’t get fixed for months, and they are crippling on an app as essential as Word. For example: Copy and paste? Can’t do it anymore (at least on an iPad Pro). That seems like essential functionality for a word processor, but apparently that’s not high up on Microsoft’s to do list for bug fixes. Another example: a bit harder to describe, but I have to try anyway. I have all sorts of problems with opening documents from the iOS Files app. I often can’t edit them at all, and instead have to open Word and go through the document picker. When I am able to work on a document, I can’t do things like italicize the font, or add a footnote. The app becomes mostly unresponsive (though I can still scroll and type). So yeah, what I’m basically saying is that it’s so buggy now, you can’t actually process words. It’s terrible. Pls fix this crucial app.
Great, But Has Some Stand Out Issues
by OxenAlexFree88 on 2019/02/08 00:08
This app is great and works well enough. I love it. I have it on my iPad, iPhone, and computer. I would of got it on my Apple Watch ⌚️ but couldn’t. So far I’ve had at least one issue and two concerns: Around the third or fifth time I’ve entered the app, none of my documents were there, and it wouldn’t let me type ANYTHING! And my concerns: I’ve gone through every setting on screen in the area you work on documents, and I can’t seem to find clip art. In my old version, I had it, but now it’s not. Fix, or help me. My second concern, the app is slow. I’ve clicked a spot or button several times and nothing happens. Also sometimes I’d be typing and when I’d look, nothing, but as soon s a reach and click the delete or exit button, it shows up. Help or fix.
Download size
by BestAppsUser on 2018/08/13 20:35
I will no longer use Wifi - the artificial limits on download are about to make me delete your LARGE App. I have a case at Apple and of course they blame you and the carrier - the support agent agrees it is “Stupid”. I wonder why it’s okay to stream Gigs of a baseball game or a movie but downloading an app that is Broken is a NO NO. MS NOT that differentiating these days. Same for other MS apps. I like Outlook but LookOUT to be gone too. And since I own the company that buys 365 and Azure gone is a BIG gone. Tick. Tick, tick. I’m sure that you are now aware I can let other users know all is well in a few days or so, therefore rating will go to a deserved location. As my I always say, “ when it doesn’t make sense it is about the Cents. Let’s use some common sense, and worry less about the small cents. Ready set GO! - drdave
Not worth downloading.
by xptvlizx on 2019/05/13 19:56
I’m so unhappy with this app. Whenever I open it, it instantly opens random documents I don’t want to open and will not close them so I have to wait for them to load fully (takes minutes) in order for me to even close them. Editing documents is a PAIN, and the zoom function, numbering functions are all buggy and do not work properly. Zooming will make the screen move constantly so I can’t see what I am typing, when you set up numbering 1. 2. 3. It will automatically do this, but not allow you to space between the lines without creating a number. I use this app because I am a college student who’s very busy, I need this to work on my phone but I’ll be deleting it after this quarter is done. I’ll just go to the library and use their computers to do my work since it seems that Microsoft is incapable of developing an app that can function properly.
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!
Great but buggy
by Gabriel B's mom on 2018/07/15 18:06
Although I am happy with this app overall, like other reviewers have mentioned, there are ongoing bugs that never get fixed, and that drives me mad! The one I encounter the most - “Can’t save. Your changes conflict with changes made by someone else.” This one bewilders me as there is NO ONE else using my account or working on my documents but ME. So why this happens out of the blue is a mystery to me. Sometimes the message just goes away on its own, my changes are saved, and all is fine, but other times it literally will not save anything (and I work on very long manuscripts on this app) and I have to make yet another copy of my document to get the message to stop and for changes to be saved. If they would fix this and other persistent bugs mentioned by others, this would be a perfect app in my book.
Auto save cannot be permanently disabled
by Ahenry11 on 2019/08/06 11:32
One star because, unless I am totally missing the option, and I have searched online and throughout the mobile app (excel included) there is no way to permanently disable the auto save feature. While this might be a good feature for some users, the ability to NOT have it forced on all users would be best. There are many times I might start editing a document and ten minutes in decide I don’t like the direction I am taking with my writing and want to go back and start back over where I was with my last INTENTIONAL save. Thanks Microsoft, because if this I unknowingly lost a needed version of a school research paper because of the auto save function. I should not have to manually toggle it off EVERY time I open a document and I should also not have to save a back up copy every time I want to work on a document to avoid the results of this crazy forced feature.
Will Try to Strong-Arm You into Subscribing
by DOZILLA on 2019/04/17 02:30
Latest version will not let you edit or save unless you “subscribe” meaning pay $6 a month. I have no grievance against this, but I wanted the option to pay a one-time fee for the app (i.e. buy it once and don’t pay again until the next big update). After an online chat with a Microsoft rep who told me I could do this, paying for 365, having the download go wrong, and two more online chats...I learned that I could not do this. The App is subscription only. :-p My money was refunded. Word for Mac was my go-to word processing program on my laptop and I liked having it on my iPad. No longer. I am sick and tired of subscription services. Especially one that essentially wants me to pay “infinitum” to read any documents I create on my iPad! There are plenty of far better word processing apps I can outright buy—and have, and will. Good-bye Word. And good-bye Microsoft. You’ll get no more $$$ from me.
It’s getting worse.
by Playing blind on 2018/10/18 13:49
It seems Word isn’t able to keep up with these recent IOS updates. There are frequent times when I’m using word, and in the middle of a sentence the app will become unresponsive. And when I mean unresponsive, I mean dead as a doornail, and I have to exit out, often restart the app, or even restart my iPad in order to get it to work. Other writing applications do not have this problem, and keep in mind this only became a problem in recent updates. While it sometimes happens with other apps, they’re nothing compared to the barely-functional phases this one goes through. This used to a fantastic app with fantastic functionality, but all the options in the world don’t matter when you can barely write a sentence.
Recent update Document bug
by Bvd1022 on 2019/10/19 12:14
Hi, I am a professional writer and have used Microsoft Word my whole career to write my material. I really enjoy the app because it allows me to write material often in a more comfortable way than sitting behind my desk. In a recent update however, I noticed that blank documents open with a number now at the top of the screen. Example Document (46). I do not save blank documents and when I open a blank page it should read Document (1) every time because like I said, I don’t save blank documents. Perhaps developers cam fix this issue via a software update? Otherwise, this is an extremely useful app and a major time saver. Thanks for your time.
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!
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