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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.
This has been a great app; problems with Box
by Mousesci on 2019/06/25 00:05
I use word on my ipad all the time and can most things that I can do on my iMac (except for interface with bibliography software). It is a very useful app. I am having a major struggle with opening documents that I am storing in Box. I literally have to delete and redownload the app every time I open up a PowerPoint or Word document. In the past I could simply relogin to box from the Word or PowerPoint app and I could access my box files. Now the only recourse is to delete and redownload the app. Please fix!
Word—a valuable tool!
by Birdy, on 2019/06/24 20:14
“Word” allows me to organize the thoughts I have in a writing format-an expression of my feelings. Helen
I like it
by Annmicaely on 2019/06/24 13:48
I think it’s really good because I can travel with it because it’s on the phone
Love IT
by Eharp231 on 2019/06/24 09:08
Omg it is LITERALLY THE BEST
NO CAP LOCKS INDICATOR
by GOLDMANSAKKS on 2019/06/24 06:13
The Microsoft word app for iOS is very good and allows me to do my school work on the go. However, I feel it will be beneficial to users if there was a way the app could notify you if your caps lock is on or off. This will save time as people will not need to type first to know if the caps lock is on or not.
Nickel and diming...
by DyreLogan on 2019/06/24 01:43
Microsoft has become the epitome of nickel and diming. I bought Office 2019 and when I sign in to this app using my Office 2019 sign in information it tells me I cannot save or edit unless I buy yet another service from them, Office 365. Forget that whatever you paid for Office 2019, which I can sign into just fine on PC, you cannot use this app, which is the same app that comes with Office 2019, unless you shell out more of your life savings, now yearly. So essentially, Microsoft wants to nickel and dime me and make me pay for Office twice! Forget that. Deleted.
Bit of a joke on the tablet
by Rjturbo on 2019/06/23 20:18
As of June 2019, Word is not full featured. We can’t use own templates, clunky to use, kind of slow on an IPAD that is lightning fast elsewhere. I wish Apple made a word program that would generate doc and docx. Word and microsoft make me appreciate the sleekness of Apple.
Review
by Drag ones on 2019/06/23 16:33
Always my fav!
Overwrites saves
by KyunnieChoi on 2019/06/23 15:51
I’ve had two large documents overwritten in the last two days because the app auto opens and auto saves the last document you opened. Which means that if you worked on the document elsewhere and then even accidentally opened this app, it would open the wrong version and then immediately save over all your new work. This glitch has cost me hours of work, prompting me to cancel my subscription and remove all Microsoft office programs from all of my devices.
小屏幕也无法编辑了
by 孤煙 on 2019/06/23 14:45
如题
* CEO
by Mr.Man II on 2019/06/23 11:33
* Couldn’t be better...
Nice to have on a tablet
by DelJay on 2019/06/23 07:43
Before having Word on my tablet, I used my laptop. It was a pain because I had to wait for it to boot up and then wait for all the updates. Now with Word on my tablet, I can easily compose and update documents. It makes life so much easier.
Great product
by victorious 05 on 2019/06/22 20:58
This app let’s me be productive when I’m on the go I don’t have to lug around a laptop I have easy access via I pad or Phone. It’s worth every dime spent.
Microsoft word
by Djhfudi on 2019/06/22 20:15
this is Dylan Moore, I want to give thanks for saving my documents to my awesome Onedrive.
No Adobe Files ?
by Ineedabass on 2019/06/22 13:21
When I try to add “place” , my Acrobat files are grayed our. confused
Love Microsoft Word!
by MeetStacee on 2019/06/22 11:59
This is a MUST have app for my business and life! Highly recommend for anyone who is a business owner or a student. Being mobile does not have to get in the way of being productive and efficient thanks to Microsoft!🤝👏🏽👏🏽
Big problem
by Ambitious.Me on 2019/06/22 05:31
It is wonderful to have MS.Word in Ipad but i can’t share any of my file by email. The only option is share within Outlook but it’s not Fair.
EL DISEÑO
by EL-CAMPEON on 2019/06/21 13:48
Tiene un diseño simple y práctico que se acomoda para todas las necesidades
Needs a help date
by Charlen_21 on 2019/06/20 19:32
I would like to customize my skin on my app.There still some bugs in this app that needs to be work out for the newest smartphones . I also would like to have a reference tab add that format the reference in AP style for my college paper. All other office products need to updated to the today world of technology!!!
Works VERY poorly with Apple Pencil
by linddsaayyy110 on 2019/06/20 17:54
I’m a student and I often import (word) documents and write on them with my Apple Pencil. It freezes, won’t erase, and randomly moves my words. Other than that, it’s fine. But it just doesn’t work well for my needs.
Missing just one thing
by Kyheem on 2019/06/20 14:54
I would give it five stars if I can place watermarks on the background of my work
why do i have to sign in to use this app
by dudeletmehaveanickname on 2019/06/20 03:27
there should be a way to use this without having to sign in to microsoft
References
by milak36 on 2019/06/20 02:08
There is no way to write a paper in APA style without being able to add references....
bugs
by Ravinrev on 2019/06/19 21:00
Just writing this review is irritating. It won’t recognize my keyboard, which is an Apple keyboard on an iPad. When I try to save a document to Box it fails to do it most of the time. After I delete Word and reinstall it it will save for a little while. Then it’s the same process over again.
App needs work
by Jay had a nexus on 2019/06/19 18:05
App needs work. Not worth the money they ask for it
Good app
by ،-rass on 2019/06/19 05:52
Good app.
Still not a desktop substitute
by Creteron on 2019/06/19 02:34
I’m waiting for full desktop functionality, including task integration, especially with the touted rollout of the Do-it app. I want full functionality to schedule meetings with the scheduling assistant, the ability to forward contacts and meetings, so much more!
Spell check not working
by DiStaten on 2019/06/18 20:37
Since the June 11, 2019 update, my spell check is not working!
Disappointing
by Adanabee on 2019/06/17 21:38
I have an iPad and use Google Drive for work. I’m frustrated because this Word app does not link with the Google Drive cloud service, though it’s linked to several others. I have a PC desktop where I can do a lot of formatting, but I am unable to communicate with anything on the PC’s Word (when saved to/opened from the Google Drive) to/from my iPad; I can neither open nor save to the Google Drive from my iPad using this app and it’s an enormous disappointment. Other than that, it’s OK. Formatting is still nerve-wracking and it doesn’t appear to have the functionality within the toolbars.
To complicated
by juno fish on 2019/06/17 20:06
Very nice program but didn’t get the paid version s the free one and just to complicated
The word is good!
by Green Rising on 2019/06/17 16:55
Yes it does take a little bit of time before you can get used to it and learn the controls but surprisingly this game is amazing! I like to put all of my diaries from this app and they soon turn out pretty well. Because when I first started the game I was very confused about everything but now the game is amazing and I’m definitely going to be continue playing it soon <33333
Wish list
by LaVerne Chisum on 2019/06/17 15:08
Would be nice to have a book format so that I could work on my project from my monile
Does not work at all.
by SomethingBeAvailable on 2019/06/16 22:28
There is no data recovery for auto save? Also, it closes your documents by itself without saving them, so you might as well be playing Russian roulette with any assignments you have. Technical Support was no help they just have you check if your stupid useless auto save is on and if you can find your file in the one drive.
Don’t get it.
by tjs1245 on 2019/06/16 20:03
Worst app ever
Quite bad with iPads
by raj nepal on 2019/06/15 18:20
Having lots of problems
Awesome
by lespaul8559 on 2019/06/14 19:40
Microsoft word make life so easy, creating documents for business purposes.
Default view changed
by L.A.Rankin on 2019/06/14 15:19
This update is horrible fo the visually impaired. Or anyone who needs reading glasses. The default view is unreadable. Then when I change it to mobile, it reverts back every time I cut and paste. And it no longer recognized bullets that were cut and pasted from an original. So you removed that.
I love this app
by Engagement ring on 2019/06/14 14:52
Nice word processor
Nice
by alannasser on 2019/06/14 13:36
Nice
Microsoft Rating
by Jenna (DJ) on 2019/06/13 23:33
I do think that Microsoft is a great write app, but I don’t think that you should have to sign in because that just takes people’s time. And in Microsoft word on computer does not make you sign or create an account. When ever I type in my phone number I then get to where you have to type in your email and every single time I hit the “NEXT” it always says that this is already an account used with this email. I guess what I’m trying to say is that Microsoft word on the iPad is a waste of your time.
Opinion
by Jeremiah Roman on 2019/06/13 20:52
App is really dope. Don’t change anything. But in the title, please let us put “:” in the title.
Lacks ability as a basic text editor ...
by macinsetex on 2019/06/13 20:51
Head over to OneDrive, within the App. Does not see, and cannot open Text Documents Huh? Wut? Sure has a “Purdy” face, but lacks basic talent.
Font not sticking
by juvezavala on 2019/06/13 02:41
This is probably the fastest way to get developer attention so I’ll write it here instead of in some forum that recommends reboots and, disk cleanups and sfc /scannow of some sort, LOL. Anyway, my issue is this. I run a Select All on a document and then go up to the font and size selection, make my choice but then when going back to the text/content of the document I find that the font did not on some sort of invisible character at the end of each row. I can visually see the font change but when moving the cursor to the end of a row I see that the font name above changes to ‘Arial’ even though every thing else in the document is properly displaying as ‘Calibri’.
Increíble
by gio.(gomy) on 2019/06/12 23:15
Una app imprescindible para estudiantes o profesionales, que no bede de faltar en ningún iPhone,iPad ,mac
If you want to be an author, choose word!
by theanimalwhisperer😻 on 2019/06/12 13:43
It is SUPER helpful, and has different activities like different fonts, sizes, you can highlight and underline text. It has all the tools a great author would want! So I very much recommend this app, which little or old you are. It is just so amazing! P.S. You don’t need WiFi, so if you are going on a trip and still want to write, but there is no WiFi, you can still do it! 😍 I love this app!
Microsoft
by yuhson on 2019/06/12 12:49
I think some consideration should be given to Microsoft faithfuls who may not be able to buy the full package...at least just for office
Disappointing at best
by Phi Beta Sigma on 2019/06/12 11:29
As an individual who uses Microsoft word for it success ability features for visually impaired very frustrating to find out that the invert colors does not work even after but purchasing a subscription. Word used to be a friend of those with visual impairments now it’s become a hindrance it best
Used to be good
by thisappissupertrash on 2019/06/11 22:58
Who is really going to pay a subscription to save files?? Pages it is......
Stressful
by Ms. NatyV on 2019/06/11 18:36
I can’t even access to my account, something is wrong with this app.
Locked
by Knight1124 on 2019/06/11 14:42
Why can I not lock this app with a passcode or fingerprint witch is a really nice feature, but you can lock OneDrive but none of the other apps like word or excel or PowerPoint. So all the files you saved to the one drive app can be opened on any of those with out a passcode. Would be nice to lock the app also.
Love it!!!
by NatashaA2320 on 2019/06/11 02:40
Just as easy to navigate on the phone as it is on the computer. Options to save/send are great! Amazing for students like me on the go.
Mmm... coffee!
by #5932 on 2019/06/10 19:55
I’m sorry you lost me after coffee
I liked it better when documents didn’t close on their own
by Aili F on 2019/06/10 18:05
I use this program on my phone to write longer documents. Until last fall I could keep a document open and edit it throughout the day. Now they just close on their own. I like most of the features of this app and it’s my go-to for writing.
Yeet
by AM989 on 2019/06/10 03:48
This app is epic like sans undertale
EASY
by The Chucker on 2019/06/10 03:01
Very easy to understand and use.
Love it!
by strongkr on 2019/06/10 01:29
I really enjoy how I can express my imagination on this app. I write stories on it and print them out (no, they're not published. I'm a kid). I've also never had any bugs or issues with the app. Keep up the great work!
Comes in clutch
by Skullshooter379 on 2019/06/09 18:06
Awesome
Crashes on launch
by Ravbug on 2019/06/09 18:04
This app (and all of the other Microsoft office apps) crashes on launch. I’ve tested this on many different devices, tablets and phones, and get the same result. All of them are running iOS 12. This app is basically nonfunctional. Unless of course, seeing the launch screen for a couple seconds is your thing. Microsoft, please fix your apps.
Amazing
by cctvtvtgy on 2019/06/09 17:20
You guys are amazing word peoples ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Used to work on the iPhone
by Momwithtwo on 2019/06/09 16:11
But it won't even open now. Immediately crashes before even loading.
Doesn’t open
by The cascades on 2019/06/09 13:23
iPhone Xs iOS 12.3.1 As soon as Word opens it closes, happens on all the iPhones and iPads in the household (3 iPhones 2 iPads) what gives Microsoft? Might add this also is happening with Excel though OneDrive works just not Word and Excel.
Does not work with my Office 365 subscription on iPad
by Electroscribe_2_14 on 2019/06/09 12:56
Wrote an important work document on my iPad. When I opened my iMac at work, could not retrieve it with my Office 365 login and password. Wanted a separate Outlook.com login and password. This is total frustration. Also cannot use my iPad cover keyboard to type this review. Guess your Word for iPad is a dysfunctional sham to force us to switch to a Surface.
It's okay I guess
by S2201 on 2019/06/09 07:09
The app's cool and all, like you can work with it to get things done but not in the best way possible? Like there are features you can utilize when using a pc or laptop (take page designs and border layouts for example) that are unavailable in the phone version. Other than that it's all nice. A personal problem i have is that I'm not able to download it anymore. I have an iPhone 4s (pretty old lol) and the app is (obviously) no longer compatible. I used to be able to download older versions but not anymore.
Love it
by portraiteer on 2019/06/09 03:03
Love it
Why is MS snooping on your work?
by Major News on 2019/06/08 14:26
The latest update says the Office programs can provide recommendations based on your activity and what others around you are doing. 🔍 That suggests MS’s watching and analyzing your private and confidential matters. No thanks.
Work in progress and getting so much better!
by Not "outta time" on 2019/06/08 13:34
“I have been using this for almost a year and I have seen tremendous improvements being made! For me, there are a few cross platform issues....” I wrote that last year. Since then, MS Word/O365 made tremendous improvements with cross platform, multi-device usage! Honestly, it’s pretty FANTASTIC. I gave four stars at the idea that was not yet working as intended. It is now working reliably as I had hoped two-plus years ago!
What’s the point?
by Aznfire2004 on 2019/06/08 03:50
What is the point of having the draw option in Word for handwritten notes if there’s no way to convert the handwriting to text? I like the ability to hand write notes, but the point of using the Word app is being able to share the final document in text format. Very frustrating.
It just works!
by johnomyers on 2019/06/07 23:36
It does all I hoped and more. MS managed to retain an impressive amount of the features from the desktop version in this app and still keep it intuitive. Same goes for excel. Thank you.
Fasten your seatbelt.
by Jesus' Servent on 2019/06/07 22:28
This app has done nothing but CRASH as of late. At this moment in time, the app won’t even load. It would just crash to home screen. I had to uninstall and reload. Lost everything. I had important docs in it. Now, I have to use my computer and resend everything and download from my OneDrive. It was working like a champ. Not really sure what happened. These docs were very important work related forms such as general information forms, policies and procedures manuals, standard operating procedures and the like for my company and for employees. It was handy to have on demand. I do not need to be carrying a laptop around. If it is a bug, please squash it. I depend on this app. Sure, I can use iOS applications. But I have been using Windows and it has been working. Why change?
Why pay for a crucial feature?
by MacToirneach on 2019/06/07 15:46
I’ve got few complaints for anything except this one thing that really irks the hell out of me. Word’s track changes is VITAL for me in writing my book, and speaking as aspiring author, I absolutely HATE not being able to use it. I can’t see comments about edits or any spelling/grammar changes. I don’t have any other complaint, and I demand to have track changes for free.
App won’t load
by uselessSABOTAGE on 2019/06/07 11:58
App doesn’t load. Running iOS 12.3.1 on an iPhone XS Max.
Crashed
by Guery78 on 2019/06/07 09:54
This app keep crashing after update. Do you have a patch of fix yet?
Nightmare
by paulasfernocastlewlwedrorf on 2019/06/07 05:45
I have been using this app since 2016 on my iPad, but recently I broke my iPad and I change to another one and since I have change of device I DON’T KNOW WHY IN THE WORLD it says I can only use the app if I pay, I don’t understand why know that I change of device ITS TELLING ME TO PAY FOR USING THE APP!! This has been really interfering on my classes because I mostly only use word and I don’t have another device
Word at your fingertips!
by deVeraWang on 2019/06/07 03:44
I love that I can work on the go!
Horrible scrolling just like desktop app
by Antony iTunes on 2019/06/07 00:58
They will never listen. The scrolling is so bad with pictures or large files that the application is useless. I write them constantly and they do not change. Word 2011 does not glitch on scrolling but this one does. Hmmmm. Faster computers more fancy phones and this app can’t even work.
App crashes when launched
by JMAlexander on 2019/06/06 19:56
App has been unable to run on XS Max for a couple months now. Despite keeping the app up to date and phone as well. The other office apps function fine
Great app
by SteveList on 2019/06/06 17:53
Works perfectly in an iPhone X.
Endless Crashing
by TrekkieTravis on 2019/06/06 15:18
The app won’t even start on my IPhone XA Max. I’ve hard closed it, rebooted the phone, deleted and redownloded. I see a split second of the Word logo follow by a crash back to the Home Screen. Looks like it’s time to entirely divest from Microsoft’s ecosystem...
Can’t open two side by side on an iPad
by Babbie63 on 2019/06/06 13:57
iPad now has the option of opening 2 apps side by side. None of the Microsoft apps allow this. Get with it Microsoft.
App won't open (FIXED)
by Fitztacular on 2019/06/06 01:18
Upon open, app shows its loading screen and but within a second, it closes automatically. Haven't been able to resolve this thus far. FIXED: Uninstall the app and re-download it. Log in with whatever email is related to your MS products and you’re good. I wish MS would give you an idea as to what’s going on though when the app is crashing.
Thank you:)
by Abeloncuba on 2019/06/05 21:20
Great ,clean , and free
???
by jamac127 on 2019/06/05 19:10
I can’t get this app to stay open. It shows up on the dock, but when I click it, it immediately disappears. What am I missing?
Trouble opening the app
by Ll ss gg on 2019/06/05 18:16
Doesn’t open, i click it and closes immediately.
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.
Writing and Creative Work is a Long Process
by texacani on 2019/06/05 15:12
I cannot be more pleased, than to be able to share my creative work across platforms and devices as I write and create. This kind of activity is a long process; and it is wonderful to be able to grab, or open, any device and pick up where I left off, or to add notes for later consideration.
Business office use with Apple iPad
by RaptorZiggy on 2019/06/05 12:11
It’s a very easy product to use I’m still working on connecting it to my email but it’s really easy to have things sent to me from my work computer to my iPad and then I can just use dictation to do all my notes I’m using XL spreadsheet another one that’s really great with this it’s very nice and portable I know the window not Apple but it really is nice with Apple combined with it
It’s great it’s free. It’s Microsoft Word
by Mark History Channel on 2019/06/05 10:41
I like the go anywhere get the information. Is it perfect? well almost, maybe some addition tweaks to the reading mode, maybe choice of font size. This feature may already be there. I like it more than competitors. But the competition have their points. Quip is cool for example. Microsoft when you need the format and features
Amazing!
by BadAssGovermentLunarMoon on 2019/06/05 06:15
It’s awesome! Carry your documents everywhere, I’m an author so I need that ability. I 100% approve that you should get this app, though it takes time to load, (just a bit) it’s worth the wait.
Love this app but lately...
by LivyLou:D on 2019/06/05 04:52
I just bought a new phone and my app will crash before it even launches. Can’t use it at all.
What a great tool
by valashae on 2019/06/05 04:08
I’m so pleased thanks
Not worth paying for
by MrGreer23 on 2019/06/05 03:49
This app used to be free with access to all its options. Now they charge subscription fees but the app IS NOT WORTH PAYING FOR... If something goes wrong don’t expect to speak with someone right away. I’m seeking other options vs Word document
Won’t even open
by Returner23015 on 2019/06/05 02:13
Trying to open documents on my phone and the app just closes.
Updated version no longer opens on iPhone
by Lord Awesome! on 2019/06/05 01:33
Updated version no longer opens on iPhone.
Love it but...
by Mostlyuseipadforschool on 2019/06/05 00:16
Love the Word application but it does suffer from the issue of not being able to handle two documents at once. I understand the new iPadOS will be able to do this but I’m almost done with college. I will probably not subscribe to Word after I’m done with College as Pages seems to fit the bill just fine.
Pro
by belenchygirl on 2019/06/04 23:09
Meke you own work look like a pro.
Doesn’t Anyone Use Styles on iPad Pro?
by JhollJr on 2019/06/04 20:50
I have had a subscription to Office 365 personal for a few years now and appreciate the Microsoft is trying to make Word a decent word processor on the iPad Pro. But I like to edit Styles and also use the “Paint Style” all the time on my MacBook Pro. Neither of the features appear to be supported with Word of iPad. I would also be able to creat Tables of Contents, add References, and make citation lists. I can’t do any of those things with Word for iPad.
Closes as soon as I try to open it in iPhone XS Max
by Kalawend on 2019/06/04 17:49
As the title says.
Microsoft word
by frojaye on 2019/06/04 17:29
Easy to use program
I love Word.
by Amanda just on 2019/06/04 14:31
I love using word. I have started using word since I was 5 years old and it has helped me create amazing documents that I love working with and creating short stories and novels.
Write great copy from your tablet, simply by speaking!
by Debra Cleary on 2018/06/04 07:46
I am sitting here on my couch, looking out the window on a beautiful summer afternoon. I am speaking these words into my tablet. I’m not even typing! This is the most fun I’ve ever had, ok well, maybe not ‘ever’. I have downloaded the Microsoft Word app, and have signed into my account. Since I have an arm injury it’s been difficult for me to type. Going on like this though, I can really get into storytelling mode. I think I could write really fast like this. Maybe I could even write a book in a short time. To be honest, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to do this. So I took it for test drive, and it worked! You deserve the unlimited freedom of this technology that can set you free too. No more writers block. No more tired fingers. No more arm cramps. The creative juices are flowing so fast I can’t even hold them back! I just want to share this with the world! I want you to have this freedom too! All you’ll need to get started is to download the Microsoft Word app on your tablet and sign in to your Microsoft account.
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.
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.
Word not reliable and too complicated
by Aryeh@ on 2018/02/08 16:57
I bought the emote Office 365 suite. After I installed it on my PC and iPhone, Word began to suffer From many bugs. I cannot open Word docs I create in the iPhone app and store in One Cloud. More disturbing perhaps, is that when I downloaded Office 365 to my PC it deleted my essential main calendar, which I can now see onky on my IPhone. Microsoft support tells me to trouble shoot with Apple and Apple tells me to troubleshoot with Microsoft Office. This is absurd. Additionally, I have spent at least 72 hours of my life trouble shooting with Apple for the most part and recently Microsoft. I will not so this anymore. If your new refrigerator breaks (and is under warranty, the mfr sends a REPAlR technician to your home or office. If the two largest companies in the US [world] want me to do their work, they must pay me. It is time for the Federal govt and the states to regulate these tech behemoths as public utilities. calendar shared between wiped out my iCloud calendar from Outlook as well.
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.
Talent sales rep at Microsoft
by Coach Hillberry on 2018/03/20 00:55
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Glad I signed up for Office 365
by Josh1222 on 2018/01/31 02:06
I’m reviewing this as a paid app and not a free one because, for my use case, the features I need require an Office 365 subscription (which is fair - I don’t expect developers to provide pro-level functionality for free). If I were reviewing this as a free app, I would rate it 5 stars. Maybe more, actually. It’s a really good app. I'm an attorney and I mark up documents for a living, and I rely on a lot of advanced “Reviewing” features of Microsoft Word on the desktop. Many of these features are reproduced perfectly in this app. I store my iMac's files on OneDrive, which this app can access natively. It works very, very well. Some features do remain missing, however. Styles support does not appear to be complete, or at least there does not seem to be a way to edit Styles on the iPad (although if I edit a Style on the iMac the Style will immediately update on the iPad, so there’s that). Sometimes I rely on Remote Desktop just to make changes to Styles and certain other formatting items - obviously this is a clunky workaround. There also is no functionality for “comparing” one file with another. I’m giving this 4 stars because I’m pleased with it and Microsoft Word remains critical to my daily workflow. There’s definitely room for improvement, though, especially for a “pro” app that I’m paying annually for.
Mostly happy
by Trautfolk on 2019/04/24 17:17
For the most part, Word for iPad has been fantastic. Granted, it is not as robust as the desktop version, but one would expect that to be the case. I do have a problem. Normally when I start a document, it remains the open document whenever I return to program, my last document edited remains the opened document. At some point that changed. I have a document that is 2 months old now reopening, and it is causing me problems. Last night I took minutes for a meeting, only to have those lost. I cannot find them anywhere. They are not in my recent documents, not auto saved, just gone. A two hour meeting with copious notes now missing. I had planned to come back to finish my notes and did not save them. What a mistake. It is disappointing that the program changed, and I am now struggling to come up with a document that no longer exists!
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.
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.
Custom Default Template
by CBoulter on 2017/10/11 21:36
Okay. So this needs to be addressed, as my iPad Pro is my computer that I use. I pay for 365, so there is no reason for Microsoft to make using Apple devices inconvenient. Why why why is it not possible to create your own templates or layouts? Every time I write a new paper, which is very frequent, I’m forced to adjust the settings to look as I want them. This is extremely frustrating, and there is now way to edit their default templates and layouts. I read on a forum that it was “by design” and the only purposeful design choice I can think of is so that they design it to be inconvenient. Next, why is it that sometimes words will always be marked as spelled incorrectly when they are not? This happens every once in in awhile and the only way to fix it is to start the paper over when it happens. Or just deal with there being dotted red lines all over the paper. Fix these things and it’ll be perfect.
Unusable without a paid 360 account
by Thailand-Amulets on 2019/03/24 12:58
Who needs it with libre office, and open office? Why pay for something when there are better things for free, Especially not eternal subscriptions that never end, leaving you having paid 50 times the price of what the software would have cost as a one time purchase. On iOS and OS X, we have pages and on Microsoft we also have word pad as well as for both systems we can use open office libre office and about 10 other open source alternatives all of which are at least as good as Microsoft Word PowerPoint and Excel if not better. In iOS, we have pages, numbers, keynote, and so on. With Google, we have the Google slides Google Docs spreadsheet and other office applications, All for free where is immense storage space and no cost at all. The age of the corporate products cloud computing based subscription service is coming to an end, because people are getting fed up with it and I have finally realized it is a scam, And that there are many cheaper, and even free and better, alternative approaches
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Getting worse
by Mark Stoneman on 2019/04/18 18:44
When I switch between Mac and iPad, I lose track changes. Apparently they are implemented differently on this platform and are unstable when I make the move. Since I use this mainly for tracking changes at work, I am beginning to wonder what the point is. Previous review follows: Getting better One improvement lately is the ability to insert footnotes or endnotes into the same document. The biggest improvement is the ability to click note reference numbers to move between the body of a text and endnotes. On the downside, this version crashes on my 9.4" iPad Pro more often than it should. (I'm working with files of some 8,000 to 1,000 words with maybe 100 endnotes, but no fancy formatting. This version also frequently forgets what I just did, making reliance on the undo function riskier than it should be. On my wish list: - extras on the keyboard like cursor and tab keys; - the ability to hide the menu up top as needed; - text flow feature like on iPhone; and - match style with find/replace. Finally, changing the proofing language of a file does not change the language of the comments. That's a problem on the Mac too, but at least there I can change the language by individual comment. (This matters for those of us who work with authors in other countries with other default settings.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quite possibly the worst word processor available
by LouisPiper on 2019/04/19 22:25
This is a far cry from Word on Mac or Windows. Any keyboard shortcuts outside of copy/paste or bold/italic/underline are absent - writing a chem lab (which is all word processing with tables of data) is an absolute nightmare. Tap a character, tap options, tap subscript, type character, tap options, tap subscript, type character - 7 actions to add a subscript. Combine that with the fact that Word is the only app on my 12.9” 2018 iPad Pro that decides to rapidly flee memory the second I go anywhere else (like to reference a photo that I’m writing about). I’m not even going to talk about how absolutely horrible the Apple Pencil is with this app. I would love nothing more than to stop using this app and do everything in Notability. I’d rather write the papers in Notes than use this. But everything requires .docx so here we are. If you can avoid this app, please do.
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.
Very loyal and pleased with all Microsoft Apps
by Beez kneez 😉 on 2018/09/23 07:04
I am a writer and recently there is a hard competition for programs like Scrivener and Scapple. The only reason that I can see is because the layout allows users to view and select chapters on the left of the screen, while on the right is a database to look things up online. Scapple basically allows users to hand right ideas and such to incorporate them into their works. ALL OF THESE OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN WORD! It’s really quite silly. If you’ve used the Office programs as much as I-and know each inside and out-then no one needs to purchase these Literature & Latte programs. I for one am sticking with Word, thank you very much!
Great application
by Erotic Talk Radio on 2018/11/19 15:54
I use word all the time, so to be able to send myself the document so I can work on it from my phone, iPad, or computer is great! I did take away one star because I feel like since it is an actual word application, whatever station you work from, it should be able to be pulled from there once you open the word application. But it doesn’t. You have to email your work to yourself, and then open it in word to work on it. That is fine. Just a little work, but it would be super convenient if that was a possibility. If you create an account and log into your account, then all devices should have that information in word. Other then that, it is a great and reliable application.
NOT Free
by mrsnake2 on 2019/04/10 06:46
The app looked really promising but won’t let you use it without a subscription. The iPhone is already really difficult to store files on, and Dropbox is all I can use to move files on and off this thing. I understand that software developers need to make money like the rest of the world but don’t advertise that the app is free if there’s catches. The description is misleading. It just says “unlock the full experience” with a subscription. And I’m sitting here thinking...”naw, I don’t need the FULL experience. Just wanna type a bit to pass the time!” But to save ANY work to Dropbox I have to pay for it despite that it’s free on any PC version of the software. What am I supposed to do with it otherwise? Type up phone-only notes? Mate, if I wanted to type up notes to keep on the phone I’d just use notepad. It is the current year; we sync our docs when we’re done editing them on the go!
Messy
by Angry-zzz on 2019/04/11 02:47
This is a big problem for students like me, the “open” section is very disorganized. Everything is just scattered, and to go to a folder, and then to a folder’s folder, etc., just to try and find the document that you open like 5 minutes ago! And then you don’t! That’s the next problem, the syncing is absolutely HORRIBLE. I can’t see my most recent documents because there isn’t! This is the sloppiest work I’ve seen from Microsoft, it’s like everywhere you look, it’s 5 times more complicated than in the computer version. And I’ve just started using this app, but I’ve seen the other reviews that say that the app also has, broken saving, it’s not user friendly, and very glitchy. A total ripoff and waste of your phone’s storage. And don’t get me started on the load times, you have to download it to your phone or whatever, but like, downloading... WHAT IS THIS THE 1990’S?!?!?!
Deleted all work, wouldn’t Undo
by Word is Garbage on 2018/07/14 19:24
There must be some function that requires you to save the work before you can undo anything - I tried to change the font, accidentally deleted my document, apparently it wasn’t autosaving (Don’t know how or why?), and there was no undo function to go back. Ruined my day, hours of work lost. Won’t use this garbage program anymore. There is no reason I should have expected that the undo function comes with an expectation of a certain kind of saving, when this program, while used on a computer, is able to undo and create a history of the word document without having to tell me what I need to do to create the functionality. I have to be a god damned programmer or something to be comfortable using Word, apparently. Garbage for the iPad. I’ll start using Google Docs now. At least I won’t have to worry that hours of work will be wasted.
Missing templates & features
by FaereWolf on 2017/10/14 18:54
I have to use this for school, and I use the mobile version, which in a lot of ways I really like. But there are features missing that I have used before, so less control over what I’m doing which is a shame. (Like creating citations for the work that will then just insert and be in the format I’ve chosen, as I can use all the help I can get in that area. Also, footnotes aren’t easy either.) Also there are barely any templates, which is also upsetting because I need very specific things for my classes, and it would be extremely helpful for me if I had a much wider range of templates. I did find some on the Microsoft website, but they don’t work properly, so that’s a bust. Hoping these things will be addressed in an update.
Lost all my work, no auto save!
by Nonesuch2434 on 2019/01/28 14:14
I read the marketing “create with confidence” tagline and like a fool believed it. After installing Word for iPad, I used it to make important edits to a document or an international project charter, putting in nearly 2 hours of changes trying to meet a deadline. I thought the iPad version and cloud storage would help me do that. In the end, it caused me to lose all my work and miss the deadline. When I opened the document it reverted to the original unedited version, discarding every change I had made! I showed up on a Skype conference with people on two continents waiting for my delivery and had to explain that I lost all my work. They couldn’t believe it, nor could I! How do I cancel this stinking Office 365 subscription and get a refund? I will never ever use it again. Maybe fine for grade school students, but not for professionals whose career and reputation depend upon it.
Completely unusable for editing after the latest update
by Keriflur on 2019/01/04 17:35
After the latest update, I can’t put edits in balloons or see comments attached to bits of text. This makes Word completely unusable for my purposes - revising novels. I can’t believe MS has broken this app so badly. Update: It’s been over three weeks since this update that broke the edit functionality. Three times, level 3 support was supposed to call me to discuss the issue - the haven’t. Each time my ticket was closed without anyone speaking to me. I found out in round 2 that a bug report hadn’t even been created and I still don’t know if there’s one now. Their twitter account messages me every once in while to ask if the issue is resolved, and when I tell them it’s not, they go silent. I estimate I’ve spent about seven hours on the phone with them and I’m still not even sure the engineers are aware there’s an issue.
This is a terribly constructed app
by Lakerfan1981 on 2018/07/25 04:49
First, so many standard features are only available on the paid version, and even then the app lacks normal functionality. Second, the app is riddled with bugs. I spent a couple of days using the app to type up some important notes, only to have it glitch and erase everything. I looked for a copy of the document but, to my horror, i discovered that it was not auto-saved even though that feature was turned on. It was impossible for me to recover my work and I was quite literally devastated. Live and learn. I will never use any these office apps again, especially Word. I suggest you upload the standard software on your laptop or desktop PC instead of trying to use these Microsoft apps on a Mac or an iPad. Certain documents are just too important to rely on questionable apps.
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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.
This has been a great app; problems with Box
by Mousesci on 2019/06/25 00:05
I use word on my ipad all the time and can most things that I can do on my iMac (except for interface with bibliography software). It is a very useful app. I am having a major struggle with opening documents that I am storing in Box. I literally have to delete and redownload the app every time I open up a PowerPoint or Word document. In the past I could simply relogin to box from the Word or PowerPoint app and I could access my box files. Now the only recourse is to delete and redownload the app. Please fix!
Word—a valuable tool!
by Birdy, on 2019/06/24 20:14
“Word” allows me to organize the thoughts I have in a writing format-an expression of my feelings. Helen
I like it
by Annmicaely on 2019/06/24 13:48
I think it’s really good because I can travel with it because it’s on the phone
Love IT
by Eharp231 on 2019/06/24 09:08
Omg it is LITERALLY THE BEST
NO CAP LOCKS INDICATOR
by GOLDMANSAKKS on 2019/06/24 06:13
The Microsoft word app for iOS is very good and allows me to do my school work on the go. However, I feel it will be beneficial to users if there was a way the app could notify you if your caps lock is on or off. This will save time as people will not need to type first to know if the caps lock is on or not.
Nickel and diming...
by DyreLogan on 2019/06/24 01:43
Microsoft has become the epitome of nickel and diming. I bought Office 2019 and when I sign in to this app using my Office 2019 sign in information it tells me I cannot save or edit unless I buy yet another service from them, Office 365. Forget that whatever you paid for Office 2019, which I can sign into just fine on PC, you cannot use this app, which is the same app that comes with Office 2019, unless you shell out more of your life savings, now yearly. So essentially, Microsoft wants to nickel and dime me and make me pay for Office twice! Forget that. Deleted.
Bit of a joke on the tablet
by Rjturbo on 2019/06/23 20:18
As of June 2019, Word is not full featured. We can’t use own templates, clunky to use, kind of slow on an IPAD that is lightning fast elsewhere. I wish Apple made a word program that would generate doc and docx. Word and microsoft make me appreciate the sleekness of Apple.
Review
by Drag ones on 2019/06/23 16:33
Always my fav!
Overwrites saves
by KyunnieChoi on 2019/06/23 15:51
I’ve had two large documents overwritten in the last two days because the app auto opens and auto saves the last document you opened. Which means that if you worked on the document elsewhere and then even accidentally opened this app, it would open the wrong version and then immediately save over all your new work. This glitch has cost me hours of work, prompting me to cancel my subscription and remove all Microsoft office programs from all of my devices.
小屏幕也无法编辑了
by 孤煙 on 2019/06/23 14:45
如题
* CEO
by Mr.Man II on 2019/06/23 11:33
* Couldn’t be better...
Nice to have on a tablet
by DelJay on 2019/06/23 07:43
Before having Word on my tablet, I used my laptop. It was a pain because I had to wait for it to boot up and then wait for all the updates. Now with Word on my tablet, I can easily compose and update documents. It makes life so much easier.
Great product
by victorious 05 on 2019/06/22 20:58
This app let’s me be productive when I’m on the go I don’t have to lug around a laptop I have easy access via I pad or Phone. It’s worth every dime spent.
Microsoft word
by Djhfudi on 2019/06/22 20:15
this is Dylan Moore, I want to give thanks for saving my documents to my awesome Onedrive.
No Adobe Files ?
by Ineedabass on 2019/06/22 13:21
When I try to add “place” , my Acrobat files are grayed our. confused
Love Microsoft Word!
by MeetStacee on 2019/06/22 11:59
This is a MUST have app for my business and life! Highly recommend for anyone who is a business owner or a student. Being mobile does not have to get in the way of being productive and efficient thanks to Microsoft!🤝👏🏽👏🏽
Big problem
by Ambitious.Me on 2019/06/22 05:31
It is wonderful to have MS.Word in Ipad but i can’t share any of my file by email. The only option is share within Outlook but it’s not Fair.
EL DISEÑO
by EL-CAMPEON on 2019/06/21 13:48
Tiene un diseño simple y práctico que se acomoda para todas las necesidades
Needs a help date
by Charlen_21 on 2019/06/20 19:32
I would like to customize my skin on my app.There still some bugs in this app that needs to be work out for the newest smartphones . I also would like to have a reference tab add that format the reference in AP style for my college paper. All other office products need to updated to the today world of technology!!!
Works VERY poorly with Apple Pencil
by linddsaayyy110 on 2019/06/20 17:54
I’m a student and I often import (word) documents and write on them with my Apple Pencil. It freezes, won’t erase, and randomly moves my words. Other than that, it’s fine. But it just doesn’t work well for my needs.
Missing just one thing
by Kyheem on 2019/06/20 14:54
I would give it five stars if I can place watermarks on the background of my work
why do i have to sign in to use this app
by dudeletmehaveanickname on 2019/06/20 03:27
there should be a way to use this without having to sign in to microsoft
References
by milak36 on 2019/06/20 02:08
There is no way to write a paper in APA style without being able to add references....
bugs
by Ravinrev on 2019/06/19 21:00
Just writing this review is irritating. It won’t recognize my keyboard, which is an Apple keyboard on an iPad. When I try to save a document to Box it fails to do it most of the time. After I delete Word and reinstall it it will save for a little while. Then it’s the same process over again.
App needs work
by Jay had a nexus on 2019/06/19 18:05
App needs work. Not worth the money they ask for it
Good app
by ،-rass on 2019/06/19 05:52
Good app.
Still not a desktop substitute
by Creteron on 2019/06/19 02:34
I’m waiting for full desktop functionality, including task integration, especially with the touted rollout of the Do-it app. I want full functionality to schedule meetings with the scheduling assistant, the ability to forward contacts and meetings, so much more!
Spell check not working
by DiStaten on 2019/06/18 20:37
Since the June 11, 2019 update, my spell check is not working!
Disappointing
by Adanabee on 2019/06/17 21:38
I have an iPad and use Google Drive for work. I’m frustrated because this Word app does not link with the Google Drive cloud service, though it’s linked to several others. I have a PC desktop where I can do a lot of formatting, but I am unable to communicate with anything on the PC’s Word (when saved to/opened from the Google Drive) to/from my iPad; I can neither open nor save to the Google Drive from my iPad using this app and it’s an enormous disappointment. Other than that, it’s OK. Formatting is still nerve-wracking and it doesn’t appear to have the functionality within the toolbars.
To complicated
by juno fish on 2019/06/17 20:06
Very nice program but didn’t get the paid version s the free one and just to complicated
The word is good!
by Green Rising on 2019/06/17 16:55
Yes it does take a little bit of time before you can get used to it and learn the controls but surprisingly this game is amazing! I like to put all of my diaries from this app and they soon turn out pretty well. Because when I first started the game I was very confused about everything but now the game is amazing and I’m definitely going to be continue playing it soon <33333
Wish list
by LaVerne Chisum on 2019/06/17 15:08
Would be nice to have a book format so that I could work on my project from my monile
Does not work at all.
by SomethingBeAvailable on 2019/06/16 22:28
There is no data recovery for auto save? Also, it closes your documents by itself without saving them, so you might as well be playing Russian roulette with any assignments you have. Technical Support was no help they just have you check if your stupid useless auto save is on and if you can find your file in the one drive.
Don’t get it.
by tjs1245 on 2019/06/16 20:03
Worst app ever
Quite bad with iPads
by raj nepal on 2019/06/15 18:20
Having lots of problems
Awesome
by lespaul8559 on 2019/06/14 19:40
Microsoft word make life so easy, creating documents for business purposes.
Default view changed
by L.A.Rankin on 2019/06/14 15:19
This update is horrible fo the visually impaired. Or anyone who needs reading glasses. The default view is unreadable. Then when I change it to mobile, it reverts back every time I cut and paste. And it no longer recognized bullets that were cut and pasted from an original. So you removed that.
I love this app
by Engagement ring on 2019/06/14 14:52
Nice word processor
Nice
by alannasser on 2019/06/14 13:36
Nice
Microsoft Rating
by Jenna (DJ) on 2019/06/13 23:33
I do think that Microsoft is a great write app, but I don’t think that you should have to sign in because that just takes people’s time. And in Microsoft word on computer does not make you sign or create an account. When ever I type in my phone number I then get to where you have to type in your email and every single time I hit the “NEXT” it always says that this is already an account used with this email. I guess what I’m trying to say is that Microsoft word on the iPad is a waste of your time.
Opinion
by Jeremiah Roman on 2019/06/13 20:52
App is really dope. Don’t change anything. But in the title, please let us put “:” in the title.
Lacks ability as a basic text editor ...
by macinsetex on 2019/06/13 20:51
Head over to OneDrive, within the App. Does not see, and cannot open Text Documents Huh? Wut? Sure has a “Purdy” face, but lacks basic talent.
Font not sticking
by juvezavala on 2019/06/13 02:41
This is probably the fastest way to get developer attention so I’ll write it here instead of in some forum that recommends reboots and, disk cleanups and sfc /scannow of some sort, LOL. Anyway, my issue is this. I run a Select All on a document and then go up to the font and size selection, make my choice but then when going back to the text/content of the document I find that the font did not on some sort of invisible character at the end of each row. I can visually see the font change but when moving the cursor to the end of a row I see that the font name above changes to ‘Arial’ even though every thing else in the document is properly displaying as ‘Calibri’.
Increíble
by gio.(gomy) on 2019/06/12 23:15
Una app imprescindible para estudiantes o profesionales, que no bede de faltar en ningún iPhone,iPad ,mac
If you want to be an author, choose word!
by theanimalwhisperer😻 on 2019/06/12 13:43
It is SUPER helpful, and has different activities like different fonts, sizes, you can highlight and underline text. It has all the tools a great author would want! So I very much recommend this app, which little or old you are. It is just so amazing! P.S. You don’t need WiFi, so if you are going on a trip and still want to write, but there is no WiFi, you can still do it! 😍 I love this app!
Microsoft
by yuhson on 2019/06/12 12:49
I think some consideration should be given to Microsoft faithfuls who may not be able to buy the full package...at least just for office
Disappointing at best
by Phi Beta Sigma on 2019/06/12 11:29
As an individual who uses Microsoft word for it success ability features for visually impaired very frustrating to find out that the invert colors does not work even after but purchasing a subscription. Word used to be a friend of those with visual impairments now it’s become a hindrance it best
Used to be good
by thisappissupertrash on 2019/06/11 22:58
Who is really going to pay a subscription to save files?? Pages it is......
Stressful
by Ms. NatyV on 2019/06/11 18:36
I can’t even access to my account, something is wrong with this app.
Locked
by Knight1124 on 2019/06/11 14:42
Why can I not lock this app with a passcode or fingerprint witch is a really nice feature, but you can lock OneDrive but none of the other apps like word or excel or PowerPoint. So all the files you saved to the one drive app can be opened on any of those with out a passcode. Would be nice to lock the app also.
Love it!!!
by NatashaA2320 on 2019/06/11 02:40
Just as easy to navigate on the phone as it is on the computer. Options to save/send are great! Amazing for students like me on the go.
Mmm... coffee!
by #5932 on 2019/06/10 19:55
I’m sorry you lost me after coffee
I liked it better when documents didn’t close on their own
by Aili F on 2019/06/10 18:05
I use this program on my phone to write longer documents. Until last fall I could keep a document open and edit it throughout the day. Now they just close on their own. I like most of the features of this app and it’s my go-to for writing.
Yeet
by AM989 on 2019/06/10 03:48
This app is epic like sans undertale
EASY
by The Chucker on 2019/06/10 03:01
Very easy to understand and use.
Love it!
by strongkr on 2019/06/10 01:29
I really enjoy how I can express my imagination on this app. I write stories on it and print them out (no, they're not published. I'm a kid). I've also never had any bugs or issues with the app. Keep up the great work!
Comes in clutch
by Skullshooter379 on 2019/06/09 18:06
Awesome
Crashes on launch
by Ravbug on 2019/06/09 18:04
This app (and all of the other Microsoft office apps) crashes on launch. I’ve tested this on many different devices, tablets and phones, and get the same result. All of them are running iOS 12. This app is basically nonfunctional. Unless of course, seeing the launch screen for a couple seconds is your thing. Microsoft, please fix your apps.
Amazing
by cctvtvtgy on 2019/06/09 17:20
You guys are amazing word peoples ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Used to work on the iPhone
by Momwithtwo on 2019/06/09 16:11
But it won't even open now. Immediately crashes before even loading.
Doesn’t open
by The cascades on 2019/06/09 13:23
iPhone Xs iOS 12.3.1 As soon as Word opens it closes, happens on all the iPhones and iPads in the household (3 iPhones 2 iPads) what gives Microsoft? Might add this also is happening with Excel though OneDrive works just not Word and Excel.
Does not work with my Office 365 subscription on iPad
by Electroscribe_2_14 on 2019/06/09 12:56
Wrote an important work document on my iPad. When I opened my iMac at work, could not retrieve it with my Office 365 login and password. Wanted a separate Outlook.com login and password. This is total frustration. Also cannot use my iPad cover keyboard to type this review. Guess your Word for iPad is a dysfunctional sham to force us to switch to a Surface.
It's okay I guess
by S2201 on 2019/06/09 07:09
The app's cool and all, like you can work with it to get things done but not in the best way possible? Like there are features you can utilize when using a pc or laptop (take page designs and border layouts for example) that are unavailable in the phone version. Other than that it's all nice. A personal problem i have is that I'm not able to download it anymore. I have an iPhone 4s (pretty old lol) and the app is (obviously) no longer compatible. I used to be able to download older versions but not anymore.
Love it
by portraiteer on 2019/06/09 03:03
Love it
Why is MS snooping on your work?
by Major News on 2019/06/08 14:26
The latest update says the Office programs can provide recommendations based on your activity and what others around you are doing. 🔍 That suggests MS’s watching and analyzing your private and confidential matters. No thanks.
Work in progress and getting so much better!
by Not "outta time" on 2019/06/08 13:34
“I have been using this for almost a year and I have seen tremendous improvements being made! For me, there are a few cross platform issues....” I wrote that last year. Since then, MS Word/O365 made tremendous improvements with cross platform, multi-device usage! Honestly, it’s pretty FANTASTIC. I gave four stars at the idea that was not yet working as intended. It is now working reliably as I had hoped two-plus years ago!
What’s the point?
by Aznfire2004 on 2019/06/08 03:50
What is the point of having the draw option in Word for handwritten notes if there’s no way to convert the handwriting to text? I like the ability to hand write notes, but the point of using the Word app is being able to share the final document in text format. Very frustrating.
It just works!
by johnomyers on 2019/06/07 23:36
It does all I hoped and more. MS managed to retain an impressive amount of the features from the desktop version in this app and still keep it intuitive. Same goes for excel. Thank you.
Fasten your seatbelt.
by Jesus' Servent on 2019/06/07 22:28
This app has done nothing but CRASH as of late. At this moment in time, the app won’t even load. It would just crash to home screen. I had to uninstall and reload. Lost everything. I had important docs in it. Now, I have to use my computer and resend everything and download from my OneDrive. It was working like a champ. Not really sure what happened. These docs were very important work related forms such as general information forms, policies and procedures manuals, standard operating procedures and the like for my company and for employees. It was handy to have on demand. I do not need to be carrying a laptop around. If it is a bug, please squash it. I depend on this app. Sure, I can use iOS applications. But I have been using Windows and it has been working. Why change?
Why pay for a crucial feature?
by MacToirneach on 2019/06/07 15:46
I’ve got few complaints for anything except this one thing that really irks the hell out of me. Word’s track changes is VITAL for me in writing my book, and speaking as aspiring author, I absolutely HATE not being able to use it. I can’t see comments about edits or any spelling/grammar changes. I don’t have any other complaint, and I demand to have track changes for free.
App won’t load
by uselessSABOTAGE on 2019/06/07 11:58
App doesn’t load. Running iOS 12.3.1 on an iPhone XS Max.
Crashed
by Guery78 on 2019/06/07 09:54
This app keep crashing after update. Do you have a patch of fix yet?
Nightmare
by paulasfernocastlewlwedrorf on 2019/06/07 05:45
I have been using this app since 2016 on my iPad, but recently I broke my iPad and I change to another one and since I have change of device I DON’T KNOW WHY IN THE WORLD it says I can only use the app if I pay, I don’t understand why know that I change of device ITS TELLING ME TO PAY FOR USING THE APP!! This has been really interfering on my classes because I mostly only use word and I don’t have another device
Word at your fingertips!
by deVeraWang on 2019/06/07 03:44
I love that I can work on the go!
Horrible scrolling just like desktop app
by Antony iTunes on 2019/06/07 00:58
They will never listen. The scrolling is so bad with pictures or large files that the application is useless. I write them constantly and they do not change. Word 2011 does not glitch on scrolling but this one does. Hmmmm. Faster computers more fancy phones and this app can’t even work.
App crashes when launched
by JMAlexander on 2019/06/06 19:56
App has been unable to run on XS Max for a couple months now. Despite keeping the app up to date and phone as well. The other office apps function fine
Great app
by SteveList on 2019/06/06 17:53
Works perfectly in an iPhone X.
Endless Crashing
by TrekkieTravis on 2019/06/06 15:18
The app won’t even start on my IPhone XA Max. I’ve hard closed it, rebooted the phone, deleted and redownloded. I see a split second of the Word logo follow by a crash back to the Home Screen. Looks like it’s time to entirely divest from Microsoft’s ecosystem...
Can’t open two side by side on an iPad
by Babbie63 on 2019/06/06 13:57
iPad now has the option of opening 2 apps side by side. None of the Microsoft apps allow this. Get with it Microsoft.
App won't open (FIXED)
by Fitztacular on 2019/06/06 01:18
Upon open, app shows its loading screen and but within a second, it closes automatically. Haven't been able to resolve this thus far. FIXED: Uninstall the app and re-download it. Log in with whatever email is related to your MS products and you’re good. I wish MS would give you an idea as to what’s going on though when the app is crashing.
Thank you:)
by Abeloncuba on 2019/06/05 21:20
Great ,clean , and free
???
by jamac127 on 2019/06/05 19:10
I can’t get this app to stay open. It shows up on the dock, but when I click it, it immediately disappears. What am I missing?
Trouble opening the app
by Ll ss gg on 2019/06/05 18:16
Doesn’t open, i click it and closes immediately.
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.
Writing and Creative Work is a Long Process
by texacani on 2019/06/05 15:12
I cannot be more pleased, than to be able to share my creative work across platforms and devices as I write and create. This kind of activity is a long process; and it is wonderful to be able to grab, or open, any device and pick up where I left off, or to add notes for later consideration.
Business office use with Apple iPad
by RaptorZiggy on 2019/06/05 12:11
It’s a very easy product to use I’m still working on connecting it to my email but it’s really easy to have things sent to me from my work computer to my iPad and then I can just use dictation to do all my notes I’m using XL spreadsheet another one that’s really great with this it’s very nice and portable I know the window not Apple but it really is nice with Apple combined with it
It’s great it’s free. It’s Microsoft Word
by Mark History Channel on 2019/06/05 10:41
I like the go anywhere get the information. Is it perfect? well almost, maybe some addition tweaks to the reading mode, maybe choice of font size. This feature may already be there. I like it more than competitors. But the competition have their points. Quip is cool for example. Microsoft when you need the format and features
Amazing!
by BadAssGovermentLunarMoon on 2019/06/05 06:15
It’s awesome! Carry your documents everywhere, I’m an author so I need that ability. I 100% approve that you should get this app, though it takes time to load, (just a bit) it’s worth the wait.
Love this app but lately...
by LivyLou:D on 2019/06/05 04:52
I just bought a new phone and my app will crash before it even launches. Can’t use it at all.
What a great tool
by valashae on 2019/06/05 04:08
I’m so pleased thanks
Not worth paying for
by MrGreer23 on 2019/06/05 03:49
This app used to be free with access to all its options. Now they charge subscription fees but the app IS NOT WORTH PAYING FOR... If something goes wrong don’t expect to speak with someone right away. I’m seeking other options vs Word document
Won’t even open
by Returner23015 on 2019/06/05 02:13
Trying to open documents on my phone and the app just closes.
Updated version no longer opens on iPhone
by Lord Awesome! on 2019/06/05 01:33
Updated version no longer opens on iPhone.
Love it but...
by Mostlyuseipadforschool on 2019/06/05 00:16
Love the Word application but it does suffer from the issue of not being able to handle two documents at once. I understand the new iPadOS will be able to do this but I’m almost done with college. I will probably not subscribe to Word after I’m done with College as Pages seems to fit the bill just fine.
Pro
by belenchygirl on 2019/06/04 23:09
Meke you own work look like a pro.
Doesn’t Anyone Use Styles on iPad Pro?
by JhollJr on 2019/06/04 20:50
I have had a subscription to Office 365 personal for a few years now and appreciate the Microsoft is trying to make Word a decent word processor on the iPad Pro. But I like to edit Styles and also use the “Paint Style” all the time on my MacBook Pro. Neither of the features appear to be supported with Word of iPad. I would also be able to creat Tables of Contents, add References, and make citation lists. I can’t do any of those things with Word for iPad.
Closes as soon as I try to open it in iPhone XS Max
by Kalawend on 2019/06/04 17:49
As the title says.
Microsoft word
by frojaye on 2019/06/04 17:29
Easy to use program
I love Word.
by Amanda just on 2019/06/04 14:31
I love using word. I have started using word since I was 5 years old and it has helped me create amazing documents that I love working with and creating short stories and novels.
Write great copy from your tablet, simply by speaking!
by Debra Cleary on 2018/06/04 07:46
I am sitting here on my couch, looking out the window on a beautiful summer afternoon. I am speaking these words into my tablet. I’m not even typing! This is the most fun I’ve ever had, ok well, maybe not ‘ever’. I have downloaded the Microsoft Word app, and have signed into my account. Since I have an arm injury it’s been difficult for me to type. Going on like this though, I can really get into storytelling mode. I think I could write really fast like this. Maybe I could even write a book in a short time. To be honest, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to do this. So I took it for test drive, and it worked! You deserve the unlimited freedom of this technology that can set you free too. No more writers block. No more tired fingers. No more arm cramps. The creative juices are flowing so fast I can’t even hold them back! I just want to share this with the world! I want you to have this freedom too! All you’ll need to get started is to download the Microsoft Word app on your tablet and sign in to your Microsoft account.
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.
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.
Word not reliable and too complicated
by Aryeh@ on 2018/02/08 16:57
I bought the emote Office 365 suite. After I installed it on my PC and iPhone, Word began to suffer From many bugs. I cannot open Word docs I create in the iPhone app and store in One Cloud. More disturbing perhaps, is that when I downloaded Office 365 to my PC it deleted my essential main calendar, which I can now see onky on my IPhone. Microsoft support tells me to trouble shoot with Apple and Apple tells me to troubleshoot with Microsoft Office. This is absurd. Additionally, I have spent at least 72 hours of my life trouble shooting with Apple for the most part and recently Microsoft. I will not so this anymore. If your new refrigerator breaks (and is under warranty, the mfr sends a REPAlR technician to your home or office. If the two largest companies in the US [world] want me to do their work, they must pay me. It is time for the Federal govt and the states to regulate these tech behemoths as public utilities. calendar shared between wiped out my iCloud calendar from Outlook as well.
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.
Talent sales rep at Microsoft
by Coach Hillberry on 2018/03/20 00:55
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Glad I signed up for Office 365
by Josh1222 on 2018/01/31 02:06
I’m reviewing this as a paid app and not a free one because, for my use case, the features I need require an Office 365 subscription (which is fair - I don’t expect developers to provide pro-level functionality for free). If I were reviewing this as a free app, I would rate it 5 stars. Maybe more, actually. It’s a really good app. I'm an attorney and I mark up documents for a living, and I rely on a lot of advanced “Reviewing” features of Microsoft Word on the desktop. Many of these features are reproduced perfectly in this app. I store my iMac's files on OneDrive, which this app can access natively. It works very, very well. Some features do remain missing, however. Styles support does not appear to be complete, or at least there does not seem to be a way to edit Styles on the iPad (although if I edit a Style on the iMac the Style will immediately update on the iPad, so there’s that). Sometimes I rely on Remote Desktop just to make changes to Styles and certain other formatting items - obviously this is a clunky workaround. There also is no functionality for “comparing” one file with another. I’m giving this 4 stars because I’m pleased with it and Microsoft Word remains critical to my daily workflow. There’s definitely room for improvement, though, especially for a “pro” app that I’m paying annually for.
Mostly happy
by Trautfolk on 2019/04/24 17:17
For the most part, Word for iPad has been fantastic. Granted, it is not as robust as the desktop version, but one would expect that to be the case. I do have a problem. Normally when I start a document, it remains the open document whenever I return to program, my last document edited remains the opened document. At some point that changed. I have a document that is 2 months old now reopening, and it is causing me problems. Last night I took minutes for a meeting, only to have those lost. I cannot find them anywhere. They are not in my recent documents, not auto saved, just gone. A two hour meeting with copious notes now missing. I had planned to come back to finish my notes and did not save them. What a mistake. It is disappointing that the program changed, and I am now struggling to come up with a document that no longer exists!
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.
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.
Custom Default Template
by CBoulter on 2017/10/11 21:36
Okay. So this needs to be addressed, as my iPad Pro is my computer that I use. I pay for 365, so there is no reason for Microsoft to make using Apple devices inconvenient. Why why why is it not possible to create your own templates or layouts? Every time I write a new paper, which is very frequent, I’m forced to adjust the settings to look as I want them. This is extremely frustrating, and there is now way to edit their default templates and layouts. I read on a forum that it was “by design” and the only purposeful design choice I can think of is so that they design it to be inconvenient. Next, why is it that sometimes words will always be marked as spelled incorrectly when they are not? This happens every once in in awhile and the only way to fix it is to start the paper over when it happens. Or just deal with there being dotted red lines all over the paper. Fix these things and it’ll be perfect.
Unusable without a paid 360 account
by Thailand-Amulets on 2019/03/24 12:58
Who needs it with libre office, and open office? Why pay for something when there are better things for free, Especially not eternal subscriptions that never end, leaving you having paid 50 times the price of what the software would have cost as a one time purchase. On iOS and OS X, we have pages and on Microsoft we also have word pad as well as for both systems we can use open office libre office and about 10 other open source alternatives all of which are at least as good as Microsoft Word PowerPoint and Excel if not better. In iOS, we have pages, numbers, keynote, and so on. With Google, we have the Google slides Google Docs spreadsheet and other office applications, All for free where is immense storage space and no cost at all. The age of the corporate products cloud computing based subscription service is coming to an end, because people are getting fed up with it and I have finally realized it is a scam, And that there are many cheaper, and even free and better, alternative approaches
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Getting worse
by Mark Stoneman on 2019/04/18 18:44
When I switch between Mac and iPad, I lose track changes. Apparently they are implemented differently on this platform and are unstable when I make the move. Since I use this mainly for tracking changes at work, I am beginning to wonder what the point is. Previous review follows: Getting better One improvement lately is the ability to insert footnotes or endnotes into the same document. The biggest improvement is the ability to click note reference numbers to move between the body of a text and endnotes. On the downside, this version crashes on my 9.4" iPad Pro more often than it should. (I'm working with files of some 8,000 to 1,000 words with maybe 100 endnotes, but no fancy formatting. This version also frequently forgets what I just did, making reliance on the undo function riskier than it should be. On my wish list: - extras on the keyboard like cursor and tab keys; - the ability to hide the menu up top as needed; - text flow feature like on iPhone; and - match style with find/replace. Finally, changing the proofing language of a file does not change the language of the comments. That's a problem on the Mac too, but at least there I can change the language by individual comment. (This matters for those of us who work with authors in other countries with other default settings.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quite possibly the worst word processor available
by LouisPiper on 2019/04/19 22:25
This is a far cry from Word on Mac or Windows. Any keyboard shortcuts outside of copy/paste or bold/italic/underline are absent - writing a chem lab (which is all word processing with tables of data) is an absolute nightmare. Tap a character, tap options, tap subscript, type character, tap options, tap subscript, type character - 7 actions to add a subscript. Combine that with the fact that Word is the only app on my 12.9” 2018 iPad Pro that decides to rapidly flee memory the second I go anywhere else (like to reference a photo that I’m writing about). I’m not even going to talk about how absolutely horrible the Apple Pencil is with this app. I would love nothing more than to stop using this app and do everything in Notability. I’d rather write the papers in Notes than use this. But everything requires .docx so here we are. If you can avoid this app, please do.
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.
Very loyal and pleased with all Microsoft Apps
by Beez kneez 😉 on 2018/09/23 07:04
I am a writer and recently there is a hard competition for programs like Scrivener and Scapple. The only reason that I can see is because the layout allows users to view and select chapters on the left of the screen, while on the right is a database to look things up online. Scapple basically allows users to hand right ideas and such to incorporate them into their works. ALL OF THESE OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN WORD! It’s really quite silly. If you’ve used the Office programs as much as I-and know each inside and out-then no one needs to purchase these Literature & Latte programs. I for one am sticking with Word, thank you very much!
Great application
by Erotic Talk Radio on 2018/11/19 15:54
I use word all the time, so to be able to send myself the document so I can work on it from my phone, iPad, or computer is great! I did take away one star because I feel like since it is an actual word application, whatever station you work from, it should be able to be pulled from there once you open the word application. But it doesn’t. You have to email your work to yourself, and then open it in word to work on it. That is fine. Just a little work, but it would be super convenient if that was a possibility. If you create an account and log into your account, then all devices should have that information in word. Other then that, it is a great and reliable application.
NOT Free
by mrsnake2 on 2019/04/10 06:46
The app looked really promising but won’t let you use it without a subscription. The iPhone is already really difficult to store files on, and Dropbox is all I can use to move files on and off this thing. I understand that software developers need to make money like the rest of the world but don’t advertise that the app is free if there’s catches. The description is misleading. It just says “unlock the full experience” with a subscription. And I’m sitting here thinking...”naw, I don’t need the FULL experience. Just wanna type a bit to pass the time!” But to save ANY work to Dropbox I have to pay for it despite that it’s free on any PC version of the software. What am I supposed to do with it otherwise? Type up phone-only notes? Mate, if I wanted to type up notes to keep on the phone I’d just use notepad. It is the current year; we sync our docs when we’re done editing them on the go!
Messy
by Angry-zzz on 2019/04/11 02:47
This is a big problem for students like me, the “open” section is very disorganized. Everything is just scattered, and to go to a folder, and then to a folder’s folder, etc., just to try and find the document that you open like 5 minutes ago! And then you don’t! That’s the next problem, the syncing is absolutely HORRIBLE. I can’t see my most recent documents because there isn’t! This is the sloppiest work I’ve seen from Microsoft, it’s like everywhere you look, it’s 5 times more complicated than in the computer version. And I’ve just started using this app, but I’ve seen the other reviews that say that the app also has, broken saving, it’s not user friendly, and very glitchy. A total ripoff and waste of your phone’s storage. And don’t get me started on the load times, you have to download it to your phone or whatever, but like, downloading... WHAT IS THIS THE 1990’S?!?!?!
Deleted all work, wouldn’t Undo
by Word is Garbage on 2018/07/14 19:24
There must be some function that requires you to save the work before you can undo anything - I tried to change the font, accidentally deleted my document, apparently it wasn’t autosaving (Don’t know how or why?), and there was no undo function to go back. Ruined my day, hours of work lost. Won’t use this garbage program anymore. There is no reason I should have expected that the undo function comes with an expectation of a certain kind of saving, when this program, while used on a computer, is able to undo and create a history of the word document without having to tell me what I need to do to create the functionality. I have to be a god damned programmer or something to be comfortable using Word, apparently. Garbage for the iPad. I’ll start using Google Docs now. At least I won’t have to worry that hours of work will be wasted.
Missing templates & features
by FaereWolf on 2017/10/14 18:54
I have to use this for school, and I use the mobile version, which in a lot of ways I really like. But there are features missing that I have used before, so less control over what I’m doing which is a shame. (Like creating citations for the work that will then just insert and be in the format I’ve chosen, as I can use all the help I can get in that area. Also, footnotes aren’t easy either.) Also there are barely any templates, which is also upsetting because I need very specific things for my classes, and it would be extremely helpful for me if I had a much wider range of templates. I did find some on the Microsoft website, but they don’t work properly, so that’s a bust. Hoping these things will be addressed in an update.
Lost all my work, no auto save!
by Nonesuch2434 on 2019/01/28 14:14
I read the marketing “create with confidence” tagline and like a fool believed it. After installing Word for iPad, I used it to make important edits to a document or an international project charter, putting in nearly 2 hours of changes trying to meet a deadline. I thought the iPad version and cloud storage would help me do that. In the end, it caused me to lose all my work and miss the deadline. When I opened the document it reverted to the original unedited version, discarding every change I had made! I showed up on a Skype conference with people on two continents waiting for my delivery and had to explain that I lost all my work. They couldn’t believe it, nor could I! How do I cancel this stinking Office 365 subscription and get a refund? I will never ever use it again. Maybe fine for grade school students, but not for professionals whose career and reputation depend upon it.
Completely unusable for editing after the latest update
by Keriflur on 2019/01/04 17:35
After the latest update, I can’t put edits in balloons or see comments attached to bits of text. This makes Word completely unusable for my purposes - revising novels. I can’t believe MS has broken this app so badly. Update: It’s been over three weeks since this update that broke the edit functionality. Three times, level 3 support was supposed to call me to discuss the issue - the haven’t. Each time my ticket was closed without anyone speaking to me. I found out in round 2 that a bug report hadn’t even been created and I still don’t know if there’s one now. Their twitter account messages me every once in while to ask if the issue is resolved, and when I tell them it’s not, they go silent. I estimate I’ve spent about seven hours on the phone with them and I’m still not even sure the engineers are aware there’s an issue.
This is a terribly constructed app
by Lakerfan1981 on 2018/07/25 04:49
First, so many standard features are only available on the paid version, and even then the app lacks normal functionality. Second, the app is riddled with bugs. I spent a couple of days using the app to type up some important notes, only to have it glitch and erase everything. I looked for a copy of the document but, to my horror, i discovered that it was not auto-saved even though that feature was turned on. It was impossible for me to recover my work and I was quite literally devastated. Live and learn. I will never use any these office apps again, especially Word. I suggest you upload the standard software on your laptop or desktop PC instead of trying to use these Microsoft apps on a Mac or an iPad. Certain documents are just too important to rely on questionable apps.
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