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The trusted Word app lets you create, edit, view, and share your files with others quickly and easily. Send, view and edit Office docs attached to emails from your phone with this powerful word processing app from Microsoft. With Word, your office moves with you. Whether you’re a blogger, writer, journalist, columnist, student, or a project manager working on documentation, Word is as handy as you want it to be. Make impactful text documents, scripts, blogs, write-ups, or resumes. Customize your document, letter, resume, or notes your way with robust tools that enable you to accomplish your best writing with the best format options and templates. Get the complete Microsoft Office experience when you sign in with your Microsoft 365 subscription. Create and edit documents, collaborate and share with ease when you download Microsoft Word today. Create Documents • Jump-start your projects, assignments, letters, blogs, scripts, notes, write-ups, or resume with beautifully designed modern templates. • Use rich formatting and layout options to note down your ideas and express them in writing. • Document formats and layouts stay pristine and look great on any device. Read, Write, & Edit Documents • Reading view lets you read lengthy docs, letters, scripts, and more on your device with ease. • Use familiar writing and editing tools as you’d find on a desktop word processor. Collaborate Anywhere • Share thoughts by commenting in docs right next to the text you’re discussing. • Everyone can collaborate and stay on top of changes to the text, layout, and formatting. • As you and your team make changes, you can revert to view earlier drafts with improved version history in Word. Simplified Sharing • Share files with a few taps to quickly invite others to edit or view your documents. • Easily manage permissions and see who’s working in a document. • Copy the content of your Word files directly into the body of an email message with its format intact or attach your docs to an email and make sharing easier. Download Microsoft Word now and get the best way to create, share and edit documents from your iPhone or iPad. To create or edit documents, sign in with a free Microsoft account on devices with a screen size smaller than 10.1 inches. Unlock the full Microsoft Office experience with a qualifying Microsoft 365 subscription for your phone, tablet, PC, and Mac. Monthly Microsoft 365 subscriptions purchased from the app will be charged to your App Store account and will automatically renew within 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period unless auto-renewal is disabled beforehand. You can manage your subscriptions in your App Store account settings. This app is provided by either Microsoft or a third-party app publisher and is subject to a separate privacy statement and terms and conditions. Data provided through the use of this store and this app may be accessible to Microsoft or the third-party app publisher, as applicable, and transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States or any other country where Microsoft or the app publisher and their affiliates or service providers maintain facilities. Please refer to the Microsoft Software License Terms for Microsoft 365. See “License Agreement” link under Information. By installing the app, you agree to these terms and conditions.
The best way to start writing
by Candygirl2123 on 2021/01/14 13:49
I think this is one of the best apps I ever saw. It will be so helpful to people in many ways. Specially for writers, this is an ideal application. I love it
Actually better than the desktop program
by cgordo1 on 2021/01/14 11:05
It is a lot better than the desktop program . It doesn’t have any of the unneeded garbage that is associated with it .
Worst version of Word EVER
by Very very poor design on 2021/01/14 00:43
Having used word for 40 year this is almost unusable. NOT RECOMMENDED. USELESS
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by مماسك on 2021/01/13 18:55
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Love the app
by ththin on 2021/01/13 18:00
Good app for school
This was made in China
by mdmdjdd on 2021/01/12 23:32
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Still broken after update
by gcorvin on 2021/01/12 21:44
No longer correctly syncs changes to word docs in DropBox. Only workaround is to reset word app in setting after each use. Please fix!
Word
by xxbiscuitsss on 2021/01/12 20:27
I find word to be really helpful because it helps me get organized for school because I can make files for all my classes and save other files into my class file
Problems
by Barb PD on 2021/01/12 20:09
I have had a lot of difficulty using Word on my IPad. I find it very difficult to adjust the margins, highlight sections for deleting, and cut and paste, all very basic functions. Also, there is often a delay between what I type on the keyboard and when it appears on the screen. It is a huge hassle using this product and I resent the fact that I have to pay for it.
EVIL APP!!!
by deh135 on 2021/01/12 19:44
This is an absolutely evil application. It tries to get you to delete all your documents on dropbox or other places and trick you into putting them on one drive. Also it cannot sort by date in the open files function. I mean this is basic when does 95 functionality. It is completely disgusting and this application is unusable.
Nice app
by Gakabe on 2021/01/12 17:25
Nice app
Good
by Mr_Sterence on 2021/01/12 17:09
I’m writing this review while procrastinating doing my English essay
Smooth Transition Between iPad to PC
by Unimatrix002 on 2021/01/12 15:49
I’ve been using Word for iPad, iPhone, and my Dell laptop for a couple of months and experienced a very smooth transition from one device to another. One problem I had was that fancy fonts I was using on my PC didn’t carry over to my iPad (I’ve got to download those fonts I think; I haven’t done that yet). For most of my typing, I prefer Courier and simple fonts anyway, so it’s not a problem. A few times there were too many differences between devices (I probably left my file open on a different device) and the app asked me which version of the document to use; it worked just like Word’s manuscript comparison function where it highlights the differences between the two files (which is much better than Scrivener—I’ve lost several version of my manuscripts in Scrivener when it couldn’t resolve differences between a file on my laptop and on another device). This app doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that my Word for PC offers, but it has enough. I’m happy with it.
接收速度慢
by Stevensz36 on 2021/01/12 14:52
有新的邮件进来时,能够第一件事情听到声音,但是打开新的邮件去很慢,需要一段时间刷新。 如果邮件中有附件,打开附件非常慢。
Just started using it and “eh”
by Ipad that's a laptop on 2021/01/12 01:30
This is lacking functionality when it shouldn’t be. Why isn’t a full spellcheck available for this version. This is going to make reviewing 10 plus pages a nightmare. Also, I shouldn’t have to type in center text in the light bulb thing; there should be a button. This is definitely a drawback of having an IPAD. This is my laptop like it is for so many other people.
Word on Mobile
by KANDIJR on 2021/01/11 18:15
Works great in conjunction with storing on One Drive.
Love it
by coinbase love on 2021/01/11 05:21
This app is sweetttt....
Now requires a Microsoft 360 account
by Lilmissknoitall on 2021/01/11 01:55
I downloaded it because I wanted to be able to view and edit work on my IPad. Recently it seems like I can’t access my files on my iPad without logging into 360. I don’t want to log into 360 because it keeps forcibly syncing to my computer. It is quite annoying and makes it difficult to use.
Doesn’t work like what we used to buy in a box
by Marsmen 3 on 2021/01/10 19:20
That new style having to pay for internet download Vs owning a hard copy seems to be missing elements. I can’t tell you in this review, I just know that when I’m using it, more than every once in a while I’m cursing its lack of something, or something I was used to is not there! I know “you can’t put the jeanie back in the bottle!” Maybe someday they’ll pull it together!
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by soypoderosasoyunserdeluz on 2021/01/10 15:53
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Write Good
by Stumbling Forward on 2021/01/10 10:29
Word has always allowed me to express myself, ideas of hope and ideas to enlighten others, ideas to smooth out rough patches. Thankful for Word, an excellent source to thrive from. Theresa J. Brown
Where is Dictate for iPad
by Massage13 on 2021/01/10 00:05
Where is dictate for iPad .....my iPhone and laptop have it but my iPad does not! This is very disappointing!
DOES NOT WORK WITH IPHONE
by hwifivrb on 2021/01/09 23:18
I downloaded it and CANNOT get it to where I can actually type anything. I can’t change any setting nothing.
Read aloud
by Wathahancock on 2021/01/09 13:16
I love this feature. It allows me to have feedback.
Great
by andrewpoco2222222 on 2021/01/08 17:51
Downloaded for work. Does all what I need it to do to receive and send files.
This app is great.
by (Ô.Ô) on 2021/01/08 15:32
This app is great because. it has all sorts of fun things there.to explore .all I have to say is that you guys . are doing great and that I love this app so. Much!!!. hope you guys do well . By
Pay to use free app
by amkerekgyarto on 2021/01/08 15:13
Why do I need a 365 subscription to use this app when I can use it on my iPhone without a subscription? That’s definitely a rip off.
Learning the use of the application
by BFH55 on 2021/01/08 13:45
This is my biggest struggle, learning to use the app to get the fill advanced of it. It does offer great templates, I like that it saves documents automatically.
I love this app
by SHREYAS......LOL on 2021/01/08 09:30
I like this app but it doesn’t allow me to add some thinggggggggss :(
Unusable when I need it the most
by Pocketfrogger101 on 2021/01/08 06:29
I have always used Word for as long as I can remember to write essays for school, create a resume for a job, or just to write random notes when needed. But right now I am so frustrated with Word. I have a brand new IPad and even paid for the high end keyboard so I could do my work for school. I downloaded this app because I thought it would work great for my many homework assignments and study guides I had to get done. But all it has done is frustrate me and make me want to throw the thing across the room! It has many great features (when logged in) and should be capable of handling my typing skills, but for some reason it can’t? The lag on this app is CRAZY bad. I can’t get anything done on bigger files where I have more than 15 pages and over 3,000 words...which is not even a lot?? The app is unusable, if I can’t type at the pace I need to with 3,000 words in my document then this app is a bust. Another great thing about the app is that even when you have the “Auto-Save” on, it likes to not save all of your work and make you start all over again! Even better when it crashes! I’ve seen these issues on forums that have come up from all the way back when the app launched. Come on Microsoft, I expected better.
Get out of my life
by NoNeverAgain2323 on 2021/01/07 23:14
I have been working on a file I emailed myself all day long. So I could work on my nifty new little iPad. I click on the stupid left arrow on the top screen and when I try to go back to my file. Everything is gone. Everything is gone. And I cannot recreate it. Get out of here. Get out of town. Get out of this world. Get out of my life. I wasn’t prompted to save anything. Of course I should have saved it. I didn’t think I was leaving the document. Get out of yourself. Get out of everything. Get out of here. Forever. Goodbye.
Supports mouse now.
by wingatepharm on 2021/01/07 22:34
Works well.
The biggest crap ever
by DumbBut on 2021/01/07 21:26
Ok listen, I love this app, or did anyway. It now makes you PAY FOR A SUBSCRIPTION in order to even edit a file. I can’t afford a monthly subscription, and I was using this to work on collage work. So now I am screwed. Thinking about getting it. Instead use google docs.
muy bueno, funciona a la perfeccion
by Lmpu on 2021/01/07 16:13
recomendado
Great app, would be great if we could stay logged in through all devices
by MerPinator on 2021/01/06 18:16
I love this app! As a physician I take copious notes and use multiple devices to facilitate my studying and note taking needs. Word and office 365 play a huge role in allowing me to articulate my thoughts (and organize my neuroticism) to the fullest. I enjoy that I can access my notes from my MacBook to my iPhone. Itd be fantastic if we can stay logged in without having to sign in all the time.
Outstanding
by NickZ1070 on 2021/01/06 05:15
One of the best word processors out there, thanks!
Far behind open source variants, hope it can catch up
by swabs045 on 2021/01/06 04:57
No basic controls, no straightforward way to center text or to add spacing between lines or paragraphs. Stick to the free applications like from open suite, WPS Office, Polaris Office, Apple’s pages, google docs, Just Write which do a FAR better job at typing, reviewing and editing your word documents. And you don’t have to worry about a subscription! You will get better use of these other apps with your iPad. Thank you for reading.
Glitchy
by Tooth30 on 2021/01/06 04:49
Very glitchy on the iPad. I expect more from a company like Microsoft.
Word;
by Bee1950 on 2021/01/05 20:50
I have always loved this letter writing site best but have not used it for a long time. Starting to write letters again so will be using it again now, I hope. Microsoft is the best.
Words with Friends
by bswdeuce on 2021/01/05 17:34
Love the game but hate the ads
Unreliable and glitchy
by dxpeditikn on 2021/01/05 05:16
If you are hoping for a seamless transition between desktop and iPad, your expectations are already too high. This requires a subscription to use it in its entirety, but this should not come to any surprise. The formatting options are definitely limited, in comparison to the full desktop version. There is also an unreliable auto save feature, as twice, I have typed multi-page documents, which did not save, even when I manually saved. Unfortunately, there is no way, to my knowledge, to recover my work. Most of the time, when it does not auto save, it will start running very slowly, so I manually save, then initiate IT 101 (close and restart), which usually resolves the problem. Most of the time, it will load the completed document, but the two times it did not, it was pretty frustrating. If it was not this unreliable and glitchy, I would rate it higher.
Convenience
by oliverfelixrojas on 2021/01/04 20:40
It’s hard to beat the convenience of having Word application software readily available on a cell phone.
Fonts don’t work
by McRevKev on 2021/01/04 18:06
I have used MS Word since my first IBM XT Green Screen Computer back in grad school. I have been a faithful user and was a dedicated windows user for years. I now use the Apple family of products. I use MS Word on my iMac and an iPad when I travel for presentations. After creating a PowerPoint preserntation on my iMac, I then access it using Dropbox on my iPad to use with a projector. Using MS provided themes, I used MS fonts. The fonts are not available on the iPad version, even after using all of the gyrations suggested for loading custom fonts on the iPad. I have even stood on my head and typed with my left hand trying to use all of the different methods I have researched to make this work. Bottom line I have found, since iOS updated to v. 14 (I have 14.2), the problems seems to have been attributed to a needed update for MS365. This dates back months and MS has not made the fix. I am not an isolated problem - from what I’ve read, this is common. Get it together, MS. Make it work.
It good but annoying
by Stars Karma on 2021/01/04 16:56
I mostly use it for school but some things of corse are annoying not because I don’t know how to use it but somethings that I wish were there which now that I am typing it out it’s more of thing I would like to be there that I can’t see or get.
Reimbursement
by krboat on 2021/01/04 14:21
I called several times about the reimbursement last year about my life insurance and was told that I can claim the reimbursement. I send the forms 2 times and I'm enclosed another form. Please return about my claim as soon as possible
Crappy on phone
by bl_boonk on 2021/01/04 06:27
Clunky
Typing becomes sluggish and unresponsive
by DwayneDipley on 2021/01/03 18:48
On the iPad Pro 2020, after about 1 hr of continuous use, the cursor and typing in a Word document becomes less responsive and sluggish. The only way to fix it, is to close and restart the program.
Templates
by jakehopon on 2021/01/03 14:47
I am a huge fan of windows word but it will not let me download templates and as made me have to write in paper not OK with her fix it please
Great!!
by Azteking702 on 2021/01/03 08:44
Great for what you need
Love it!
by Toy blast Muzik on 2021/01/03 04:51
It’s easier than the computer!!
A couple words about Word
by Werner Klaus on 2021/01/02 20:38
I like the fact that when you close a Word document it automatically saves your work. I have st many a document in the past failing to hit save before closing. I also like the selection of fonts. Lastly, I think it’s a big improvement to have the documents organized by recents and searchable by title. Both extremely helpful.
Beautiful app
by row1966 on 2021/01/02 20:11
I love it
unusable
by ChristianBunch on 2021/01/02 12:07
I can’t even get past the activation of my account before it crashes.
I HAVE TO PAY TO EDIT ON IPAD!?
by buckwheat02 on 2021/01/01 21:14
This is bull crap. Why can I edit on ANY OTHER DEVICE but I have to pay to use my iPad. The iPad itself is expensive enough now I gotta pay more to use it. Very poor marketing on your guys end. Very disappointed. One star
Word
by vistagal on 2021/01/01 17:04
Used this often once but not sure how it works now.
Excelencia
by oladipti on 2020/12/30 21:16
Muy bueno
Trouble using it on my phone
by friskycheese on 2020/12/30 04:23
Receiving an error message that the document is restricted on my phone
Word 365
by Jonape51 on 2020/12/30 02:53
I have not been able to access Word 365.
Amberlee Sheehan
by ggonzalez98@,cps.edu on 2020/12/29 23:47
Hi Amiga
Word for ipadOS is getting worse with every update
by NorwoodG on 2020/12/29 15:01
Word's updates on iOS/ipadOS are getting progressively *worse* and are very, very, very buggy. It is not even funny anymore. I find myself spending most of my time wrangling with the program than actually typing text. Simple things like - clicking to place the mouse - italicizing/boldfacing/underlining a phrase take 5-10 seconds to happen, or do not happen. Even plain typing can become an issue if you have the app open for 10-15 minutes straight: all of a sudden it freezes and refuses to let you type. The only cure at that point is to kill the program and restart. And in the latest update, Review does not work correctly anymore. For example deleted phrases will still appear in the text (!) when you ask for a "No Markup" version. Microsoft seems more interested in releasing frequent "updates" than releasing a piece of software that fulfills its primary goal of letting people compose text. It is so bad at this point that I find it much faster to compose everything in Pages and then export to Word in order to share with my colleagues.
Didn’t know my new font profile as pages app!
by Aa.shabani on 2020/12/29 11:37
I’ve installed my new font profile but my word app couldn't know them. My older iPad did already.
Page View Changes
by Wolfgang2us on 2020/12/28 23:26
I typed a document on desktop version of MS Word, ensuring that the pages are lined correctly with titles... but if I try to open in the iOS version of Word each page is different; pages end and start differently... Its like any formatting is lost... but if I go back to desktop its all fine... why get the iOS if your files are going to look different than the original?
Excellent
by Whateverworksxzd on 2020/12/28 14:23
Excellent tool -Voice to text.
Deletions and faulty updates
by Jerk2011 on 2020/12/27 18:33
Since the new real season of the word update I have had two documents contents totally erased. I’m sick of the lack of communication, or assistance that Microsoft has provided. From what I’m getting my major assignments that have had hours spent on them that are now erased are gone, and too bad so sad. If this continues to happen Microsoft will be losing a very hefty user.
The Best
by Rodente' on 2020/12/27 15:57
Word is the most powerful and versatile of all weird processing apps. It's use is virtually universal. You can use and access documents on Word on any device. It is #1 in its class.
Fantastic
by Sun-Hero on 2020/12/27 01:46
Good
no longer syncing with dropbox
by Babba Gamma on 2020/12/26 18:07
All the office apps no longer sync correctly with dropbox. This makes them much less useful to me as all my docs are stored on dropbox and I often switch between working on my ipad and my mac.
Downhill
by Turquoise4252 on 2020/12/26 06:22
I originally downloaded this app because it was free, and I needed a free space to write in. Fast forward two years, and Word is refusing to let me edit any of my documents unless I buy a subscription. Pretty sure anybody would find two years of work suddenly becoming inaccessible annoying. Congratulations, you’re as greedy as the rest!
Okay
by Janette1592 on 2020/12/26 06:04
I would like the last save arrow to stop disappearing on my documents. If that didn't keep happening, I'd give four stars.
Quality App For Normal Word Processing
by W B 78 on 2020/12/26 05:36
Great app for performing word processing functions on the go. State of the art.
Lack of advantages
by samaiad on 2020/12/26 01:37
It is not allowed to upload from my emails
Eeeeeh
by Lilly101008 on 2020/12/25 19:46
So i downloaded word bc i needed it for school. It was great but ONE teeny problem, THE ACCOUNTS! I would lose my account when i just logged on i don’t recommend if you like keeping your account.
Random crashing to screen
by DeadWolfman on 2020/12/25 14:54
From time to time the app crashes at random in the middle of my writing forcing me to start back from the beginning or at certain points.
Great app
by Libanio79 on 2020/12/24 18:32
Awesome app
Gets suddenly laggy
by writer999007 on 2020/12/24 09:29
I keep having to close and open the app and sometimes reinstall it altogether to get it to work. What happens is all of a sudden it becomes super laggy. Often when I’m writing urgently. Especially on my iPad. It’s terrible. Otherwise I love the features and the app. So it’s frustrating. Without the fatal flaw I’d give it 5 stars.
Tool
by Outomatic on 2020/12/24 05:09
Great tool to use on a daily basis to write notes to compose summaries and to write task. I like to write my sermons and prepare myself for speech is using this tool
Needs a bug fixed
by natedawgj on 2020/12/24 03:46
I love MS Word for mobile and use it daily for writing. However, there’s a bug in the script. Somehow, there’s a delay between typing and what appears on the screen once the app has been running for a while. I thought maybe the delay came between a cloud backup and the mobile application. I shut down WiFi, cellular and turned on airplane mode - still the problem persists. The pause between commands to action causes a whole slew of cascading problems and the effectiveness of the app at performing its primary function is severely degraded. Please fix it!!
Word
by aaravdho on 2020/12/24 02:32
So easy and handy!
A Godsend
by Seattle Owns The World on 2020/12/24 01:35
My laptop with word broke down and I needed to get the work done the same evening. Library PCs not an option, they are closed due to covid, found this app and did all my work on time!
The best the best the best
by aius-loc on 2020/12/23 23:14
I love the app so much. It’s very easy to work with. Long life to Microsoft!
Great app!
by gamer. godddd on 2020/12/23 12:21
Word god...
Disappointing
by WillWord on 2020/12/23 03:00
The program has become increasingly annoying, unhelpful. Whatever changes you’ve made have made it unreliable to use for writing.
HORRIBLE ON IPAD
by Woo Shin on 2020/12/23 02:48
Particularly the note taking aspect of this app. The color options is useful but I wish they would leave more spaces to keep colors in a permanent place rather than me having to go back in the color wheel every time I need a different color they offer. Handwritten Note taking on this app is so frustrating. Further review after using this app: (I knocked it down from a 2 star to 1 star.) I STILL HATE THIS USING THIS ON MY IPAD. It lags way too much and can’t handle simple typing directions!!! Typing and writing notes lag SO MUCH! DO BETTER MICROSOFT!!!!
Microsoft Word
by Wilsonmm99 on 2020/12/22 20:58
A highly versatile app!!! A must have!!!
I use it for all of my writing
by 08Shark on 2020/12/22 16:36
I have written toe books using Microsoft Word and my daughter uses it for school as well. The best money I spend in my opinion. I would recommend it to anyone.
User-friendly!
by Happy counter! on 2020/12/22 06:19
Software, that is user-friendly, produces productive work! Thank you Microsoft!!!😁
This is good
by FunnyGummyMoney on 2020/12/22 02:33
This is good
WORD
by bigred2553777 on 2020/12/21 10:28
This program is so friendly, it’s all that I use. This word program deserve *************** 15 Stars
A little bit frustrated
by ribnersensei on 2020/12/21 02:51
I am trying to figure out how to draw/write with the Apple Pencil. Also leaving a window in Word was not obvious to me. My wife who has had a tablet for a while was able to help me. Maybe I just have no patience.
Review of Microsoft Word
by Gbandomah on 2020/12/20 18:20
Microsoft Word is terrific and assists users to accurately write their instruments.
Excelente app.
by jcv@ on 2020/12/19 23:04
Buena app
Great
by 'Smokey. on 2020/12/19 22:48
Greart
Subscription to edit...
by 🦄🦉🦅🦊🐻🕸🐚 on 2020/12/19 16:36
Why do I have to pay $6.99 a month to edit when 2 years ago I didn't have to and I could actually use the app instead of it being used for getting things done. It is stupid.
Update Please
by Ovogains on 2020/12/19 01:33
This App needs a update I cant tell you the amount of times I’ve gotten things deleted or the app starts to bug out and crash while writing papers.
Keep Progressing!
by Spiritman 7 on 2020/12/18 19:02
Let’s add two more stars to the five stars!
Really upset and disappointed
by Gummysavage on 2020/12/18 00:19
I had it weeks and couldn’t even use it because every time I got in the app to finish a paper on my phone I could never type, no keyboard would show up scvs all the typing features such as font, font size, bold, and italics were all faded. So I was never able to finish a paper off my phone which was the whole purpose of getting the app. Even when I went to the help section of the app and put it the problem “no keyboard” there were no results that could help me. Overall I was just upset and disappointed because I couldn’t figure out the issue and I’m not sure if it’s because I’m on my iPhone but this needs to be fixed
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by dbvjdbalvhahvos on 2020/12/17 20:08
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A Word About Word
by Oma My Oma on 2020/12/17 15:08
Word is the greatest, most useful office tool for communication if you pay for it. The free version gives you only a taste and leaves you frustrated not having the full power of all its capabilities.
Need assistance!
by NanaPurpleLady on 2020/12/17 11:26
Not happy with Microsoft right now. I have tried to contact customer service about my account. I have a account and after trying to add a new iPad I was constantly told no account with my email was found. But on my older devices it worked fine. Could someone explain what is going on? Yesterday I finally started a second account with a 30 day free trial. Hopefully I can get everything suited soon. Thank you for your help.
It’s Word, man.
by Random Satisfied Customer on 2020/08/22 03:50
Great app. Business and academic apps like this are sometimes harder to navigate on iPads or smart devices because you can’t see all the icons like you would on a laptop screen, and the layout is a little different, but it still does mostly everything you’d need for work or school. There are certain things that you can’t do unless you pay and upgrade to premium, like getting unlimited text colors, but that’s pretty much what you get with every app these days. The app still lets you be cheap and get away with making word documents without premium if you don’t want all the bells and whistles included, and it’s still functional, so I don’t personally mind not having premium. You can get by without it if you don’t want to spend the extra money-shoutout to all the broke college students out there and all the kids whose parents won’t let them upgrade- but if you’re willing/have the means to pay, hats off to ya. All in all, it serves its purpose and does what it’s supposed to, it’s not glitchy, and it’s pretty easy to use. I like it. So, that’s my two cents in the subject. Try it out, see what you think, and you can always delete it I guess. :)
Review of Microsoft word
by Norcal Reservoir Dog on 2019/04/07 17:48
Well I use Microsoft word at work, the mobile version is vastly inferior. If it were free, I probably couldn’t complain. But, if you want to get the capability of redlining documents and other important work-related actions, you have to purchase the subscription. This is where the trouble begins. Microsoft support is terrible. Several times a year the program won’t work and tells me I need a subscription. I’ve spent hours on the phone with Microsoft since I first purchased this program. There’s some sort of company disconnect between their accounting department and mobile services. This needs to be fixed. Regarding the applications performance, at best it’s OK. It tends to be slow, saving a document while you were working on it is not as straightforward as it should be, and if you want to dictate, you better proofread twice. Many of the desired editing features are not available in this mobile application. Formatting is next to impossible and many many other features are not available. While I don’t think you can expect 100% duplication, iPad cost more than most PCs, have ample memory, and should be capable of handling all of the commands necessary to do a competent job of preparing a word document. And you should not have to have an external keyboard with your iPad to perform the tasks. Bottom line, The program is livable, but not particularly likable.
Love/Hate relationship with Word on iPad
by rkr9knight on 2020/06/18 01:59
I’ve used Word for years, and I am really good at it and take advantage of the really cool features that other word processor programs lack. The desktop version of Word is amazing!! However, Word on the iPad is mediocre! For instance, I utilize fields and cross reference data between different parts of a document, which is a huge time saver for me. Unfortunately, I’m unable to take advantage of this feature on my iPad, which means, that I must work on a laptop or desktop computer to really get the benefits of using Word in this day and age. Also, I really don’t like the automatic saving feature because I frequently use templates that I do not want to overwrite while working and the automatic saving feature makes this impossible. Please fix this! I wish there was a way to select, in the settings, a “discontinue automatic saving” option. If Google Docs had these features, I would likely make a permanent switch to that program because I appreciate working seamlessly with others. Also, as one who works in schools, I see that high school students have been trained in Google Docs and they aren’t familiar with using Word. I see a need to get with the times and I’m not seeing Word advance it’s features; however, as long as the above options are only available on Word, I will be sticking with them. Please, make these crucial features available on the app version of Word as well!
The editing experience is terrible
by Ki2rin on 2019/10/20 11:51
In most times, the prompt jumps to the very first line after a few second later whenever I touch the middle of the screen to edit a docx file. This is very annoying since my file is of 98 pages. Then I should pull down the scroll bar to the bottom of the document. This happens very often, especially when in Mobile view. The second thing is about the page loading steps or speed. By moving down the scroll bar the pages are loaded incrementally. But it has too many steps to the bottom page. Scrolling down the bar to the bottom of the screen loads pages a little. I couldn’t find a good way to jump to the bottom page at once. And this happens in Mobile view. The third frustrating thing is the reaction speed is not just slow, it’s really slow. When I type a character, say A, that appears in the screen after about 0.3~0.5s. This issue also has something to do with Mobile view, I think. The fourth is about moving the cursor with a long-touch. This not only related to Word but to all the other Office 365 applications I guess. This app adopting the obsolete way shows a convex glass that zoom-in around the cursor when I long-touch the screen. Apple changed the way it moves the cursor since iOS 13 if I’m right. I’m not gonna explain it in detail here but the new way is much elegant and gives seamless experience in editing the text.
Smooth Transition Between iPad to PC
by Unimatrix002 on 2021/01/12 15:49
I’ve been using Word for iPad, iPhone, and my Dell laptop for a couple of months and experienced a very smooth transition from one device to another. One problem I had was that fancy fonts I was using on my PC didn’t carry over to my iPad (I’ve got to download those fonts I think; I haven’t done that yet). For most of my typing, I prefer Courier and simple fonts anyway, so it’s not a problem. A few times there were too many differences between devices (I probably left my file open on a different device) and the app asked me which version of the document to use; it worked just like Word’s manuscript comparison function where it highlights the differences between the two files (which is much better than Scrivener—I’ve lost several version of my manuscripts in Scrivener when it couldn’t resolve differences between a file on my laptop and on another device). This app doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that my Word for PC offers, but it has enough. I’m happy with it.
Love data losses that Microsoft can do nothing about? Then this app is for you!
by My Official Review on 2020/01/30 05:14
I’m writing this review as a warning. I had about 10 Word documents saved on my phone. I do use this app from time to time whenever I feel like adding something to a document. But tonight, everything changed. I come back to the app so I can edit a document. However, when I tapped on it, an error message appeared saying, “Sorry, this document is stored on an unsupported server location.” Good thing I had a copy of the document... right? Nope! Every single one of my dox had the same error. I can no longer access these files from anywhere. All of my stuff is gone now. Forever. This has never happened to me or anyone I know before, but it has been an issue in the past. I looked up this issue, and found a few forum posts about this exact issue. And guess what Microsoft’s response was? Give up. There’s nothing they can do to help you if this happens. Just like that, you’re back to zero. If this didn’t happen, I absolutely would give this app maybe a 4-star rating. But since this happened, I don’t think I can trust Microsoft with my data anymore. NONE of this is my fault. I don’t know what to do with the app at this point, because I still might use it for future projects, but I’m terrified that this will happen again.
Use with Caution-Random Crashes Cause Data Lisa
by squidney17 on 2020/05/10 16:25
I have been using Microsoft word on pc, mac, and iPad for several years and mostly had a good experience. Until recently with the iPad app, which I use almost everyday. The app will randomly crash and delete hours worth of progress I had made on a document. It freezes, sits, and then force closes and when I reopen, my hard work is gone. I auto save to Dropbox, and after experiencing this crash issue multiple times, I periodically go in and out of documents to make sure they are saving, as well as check the menu bar to see that it says “changes are automatically saved to Dropbox.” Which it always does, even during that hour of work that didn’t save after the crash! Why is it telling me it’s saving when it’s really not? I don’t believe this a Dropbox issue, because word itself is crashing. Last time it crashed when I was exiting the document (doing my insane self-checking because I’m so paranoid about this problem). Just froze, and I knew that it was too late. There’s nothing more devastating. I’ve troubleshooted this problem, but no progress yet. I’m considering another word processor app at this point, but that would be inconvenient because no one else has Dropbox integration. Fix your app, please. This is ridiculous.
Laggy and frustfrating.
by one of a student on 2019/02/21 03:01
This app is laggy and wonky as hell. It have a great concept but it is still just a great concept. The lagging is real. You can even see when you try to scroll the pages, it is janky and irritating. Typing is lagged, sometimes a few words behind. ‘Drawing’ is a nice feature but the writings moved a bit after you remove the pencil, so it became really not precise. If I’m writing with my pencil, it shift either to the right or left a bit from where I jot down, making a very not smooth, irritating writing experience. The eraser is even worse. You can erase a word and then the next one won’t, and it brings forward the keyboard instead. The only fix I could do was when that happened, I turn on drawing with fingers and erases with my finger instead. So annoying. If you want to move your writing, it won’t select more than one object at a time, which means you have to move letters by letters, unlike onenote which you could lasso a bunch of stuff. It’s just so annoying. If you’re wondering why I didn’t use onenote, I do use onenote. It’s just this one class that give options of lecture notes in docs format, and we have a bunch of definitions and calculations in a single lecture note, so I typed when it were definitions, and write when doing calculations.
Unusable when I need it the most
by Pocketfrogger101 on 2021/01/08 06:29
I have always used Word for as long as I can remember to write essays for school, create a resume for a job, or just to write random notes when needed. But right now I am so frustrated with Word. I have a brand new IPad and even paid for the high end keyboard so I could do my work for school. I downloaded this app because I thought it would work great for my many homework assignments and study guides I had to get done. But all it has done is frustrate me and make me want to throw the thing across the room! It has many great features (when logged in) and should be capable of handling my typing skills, but for some reason it can’t? The lag on this app is CRAZY bad. I can’t get anything done on bigger files where I have more than 15 pages and over 3,000 words...which is not even a lot?? The app is unusable, if I can’t type at the pace I need to with 3,000 words in my document then this app is a bust. Another great thing about the app is that even when you have the “Auto-Save” on, it likes to not save all of your work and make you start all over again! Even better when it crashes! I’ve seen these issues on forums that have come up from all the way back when the app launched. Come on Microsoft, I expected better.
Why I hate, hate, Word.
by Strat/Gibson/Kramer on 2019/10/29 16:42
Word. In a single word to describe it, terrible. Or this word, frustrating, or this word aggravating, or another word, crashes, how about freezes. I could go on and on about it, but my main complaint is it try’s to be to helpful and that’s where it gets itself into trouble. Originally if you had a mid-spelled word it would hi light it and offer suggestions. Now when it’s highlighted it takes you to other prompts before bringing you to where you wanted to be in the first place. Next it randomly capitalizes words in the middle of sentences and occasionally will do it when it begins the next line. I hate if I’ve written a 300 page manuscript, gone back to say page 164 to change something, saving it to that page, close it, when I reopen it later I’m back at page one. It may not seem like much, but when you’re writing 5 hours plus at a time, it becomes maddening. The worst insult? I pay for this misery!
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.
File location/Search/Properties issue
by MD922 on 2019/10/03 17:45
For the most part, I love Microsoft Word. However if I don’t remember where I put a file and I haven’t used it for a while it won’t show up in my recent and I have the hardest time trying to find it. It would be nice if you could search through all the locations that you have saved in the locations spot instead of going to each one separately to find your missing file. Once I found my file, which I did not find through Microsoft word (I had to go to my files on my iPhone where I found the file quickly since it was in the cloud from my Mac desktop), I was unable to open it up. HOWEVER, I cannot find anywhere under file properties or anywhere else where I can find where it is located, it should be in the file properties section, also it would be really handy if they allowed you to click from there to change the location of where you keep your file.
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!
Best there is - not without it’s problems
by Kirbyeous on 2020/03/29 21:32
The word app on iPad is, no doubt, the best way to write documents on the iPad. I have experimented with many other platforms, and the word app is simply the closest we’re gonna get to a computer-like experience on the iPad. It does have it’s limitations, however. There are a couple features that this app needs to encorporate to become more like the desktop version. But overall, I am happy with it. With the new mouse/trackpad compatibility that’s come to iPad’s through the 13.4 update, the iPad has taken one big leap forward in becoming an independent productivity tool. HOWEVER, the devlopers of productivity apps need to update their apps to encorporate the beautiful new mouse/trackpad updates! The quicker the better! The first writing apps that can encorporate that will easily be the new hype. At the moment, this app functions no different with a mouse :(.
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.
Very Unreliable, Does Not Save
by Alexzanderw on 2019/11/20 23:17
This app is an attempt to be what Word is on a computer. There is limited functionality, buggy interaction, and the save feature is terrible. I am a grad student who relies on Word for all my papers. Today, my second paper was erased by Microsoft Word and One Note. I had the auto save feature enabled and track changes enabled (because Word deleted my work before). I went to save my work manually (because I knew the auto save doesn’t work all the time), and it was grey. I could not turn auto save off, and it was not saving even though I had a stable internet connection in the library I always work from. So I saved a copy of the file to my device and it showed it save to my ipad. I restarted my application thinking all was fine, only to find none of my work saved, and that copy I made disappeared! I also found in trying to recover the files that there is no recover functionality and there hasn’t been since at least 2018 when another user reported the same problem. I lost almost 3 hours of work. DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS APP! Stick to a computer until the developers get serious about the things we are serious about.
Word is, Word isn't
by Ryan C. on 2020/09/11 00:26
Not only have more recent versions of Word been completely re-organized so as to infuriate long time users like myself (and said changes made in a unintuitive, messy way), it's also introduced a strange new bugs in the process. Bugs that often can't be fixed with a simple undo command. This criticism holds true in varying degrees to all three versions I've used: the iOS app version, the Mac desktop version and rhe PC desktop version. The only reason I can give this the stars I do is that it remains necessary to use if, like me, you're working on documents that have to be shunted between some of the aforementioned platforms. If all you need is a iOS note taking app, though, Notability might be better. And if you just require desktop word processing software, one of the other freebie options like Open Office might be a better option for that. Alt-MS Words like Open Office were always buggier, back when, but all bets are off now since Microsoft has decided to put so little work/thought into their reworking of what seemed previously to be their only well-designed program.
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.
Missing Functions, Extreme Data Loss
by Shaggerelli1980 on 2020/04/06 01:50
I write reports for my work that are legally sensitive, and for this reason, I cannot store them in “the cloud” because, in reality, “the cloud” is just someone else’s computer. As it turns out, my need for privacy is just too much for this MS Word app. It works fine if you save all of your documents to OneDrive where Gates, China, and God and everyone can view them. However, if you try to save anything locally, it’ll hang up and not save them. You’ll have to force quit the app and when it reopens, your data will be gone. This is so mind boggling stupid that it makes this app completely useless to me. Thanks for the curryware, Microsoft. Lastly, this app is not Word — at least not the Word that you’d use on MacOS or Windows. It is a scaled down version that is missing critical features, such as formatting functions. On a number of occasions, I’ve had to save the document and move it to a PC just to fix a table in one of my work’s report templates. For some reason, it displays correctly in Word on a PC, but looks like complete garbage in Word on the iPad. So there you go! Windows Word is not compatible with iPadOS Word! Go figure!
Subscription issues, issues, issues...
by RidingTheWavesAsTheyCome on 2019/12/26 22:22
While the apps work as described (unintuitive) the subscription keeps being the greatest challenge. Mostly when I try to log in it doesn’t work due to “suspicious activity” What, me logging in is suspicious? Now I wanted to share the family subscription with my son...Again, suspicious activity. So I was asked to recover the account!?!? Recover from What? I filled out the online form multiple times and always got denied. Than I went to the help center that is managed by a bot. Trying to get a human on the line was impossible as it asked me eventually every time to log in to my account...What?! Are you kidding me? That’s my problem, you don’t let me back in!!! Than found a phone number searching online, from there it took more than an hour after speaking to several people to finally get the “right” rep. His advice: Go fill out the online form again and everything will be fine...😳😫😂😖Yep, Microsoft at its best... right?! Let’s see if I ever get back in. This way I probably can never get out of their subscription...Even while I am not able to use the apps...Great, Customer first...
Not fully functional
by :-sammy g-: on 2017/11/26 20:50
You can’t use this app without a subscription to office 365, but then it only gives you the functionality of Pages. You can’t edit paragraph styles or save templates. So you pay for the service and get the abilities of a free app. So might as well just use pages. There is one really frustrating thing from pages that made me try this out though. Outlining. Pages doesn’t recognize what you’ve done before like Microsoft. - at least in the ipad apps. So if you need to go past 1. , A., a. You’re stuck. The ruler and tabs in Pages are also garbage, so if you need to do a quick professional outline, get this for a day. But if Ipad is your sole computer - just use something else. Major corporations like Microsoft and Adobe switching to subscription only payment systems is bad for consumers. They have an industry standard hold on the market and therefore can do whatever they want. Luckily smaller companies are popping up - also Apple’s free products, but the lack of customizability is terrible on the iPad in general. Still feels like monopoly to me.
You have to buy 365!
by C9Nightingale on 2019/06/01 16:25
This program was supposed to help me when I traveled. I write on my PC but travel occasionally. If I have a project open on my PC and want to finish and submit it within my timeline I transfer it to my IPad and go. I had been writing in note or on pages but the styles got messed up and I whined to my spouse. “Try Word for IPad”. Ok, so I got it. Miserable first day experience and then my spouse said “Buy a month of 365. See if that helps.” Eureka! Now the reason it isn’t a “5” is because there is still a learning curve. You have to push all the buttons and figure out where things are. ?Intuitive? Nah, I didn’t think so but I’m a PC lover. The IPad is light weight and slips in my purse. My laptop is not. I had a surface—The best of both worlds—-but that’s another story. My advice: If you’re upset with word for IPad, buy a month of 365. See you in the skies!
Talent sales rep at Microsoft
by Coach Hillberry on 2018/03/20 00:55
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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.
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.
Want to add an image? You’re SOL!
by CinnamonFeet on 2019/11/15 05:09
You might think you’re adding a perfectly normal image to the document. Sure, it’s a little glitchy and hard to move images around, and god forbid you want to move an image to another page, but it functions. Sort of. You’ll find, though, that once you save your document and view it through anywhere but the Word app, half of the images are suddenly sideways, a few are upside down, and two of them have managed to migrate above the title of your document. The first two of those issues are likely due to the fact that the rotate image feature isn’t functional, but the second one? No idea. Besides all that, the app is incredibly glitchy and likes to do strange things when you accidentally tap the screen. The layout is weird and the UI is broken. I guess it functions fine for just text and basic formatting, but Google Docs is superior in just about every way. Just make all your documents there and convert them to Word format afterwards. It’ll save you a lot of headaches.
Missing Reference Tab!!
by Drumgrl66 on 2019/10/04 17:11
The Reference Tab is probably one of the most used items in a college student’s academic career. Most college students are using tablets and cloud versions of Word. I would really appreciate if you added the Reference Tab onto this version. It is difficult to carry around a heavy laptop or to be inconvenienced to have to resort going to the library computers just to use the Reference Tab on the desktop versions. As I am currently writing my senior thesis, this feature is ever more needed more now than ever in my life! I love the program, but you only get 3 stars because it is a severe inconvenience to have to resort to my computer every time I have to cite a source on my papers that I am working on. Please think about adding the Reference Tab into this version, it would be very helpful!
it is too expensive
by unsatisfied djdjdnjd on 2020/09/29 15:16
I was trying really hard to make my essay on computer for my math class (as the teacher told me to) and since i’m doing online she couldn’t help. I asked my mom and we tried, and tried yesterday and we still couldn’t. We were gonna try free trial for a month but we had to put in our credit card and my computer is on kids mode (i’m a kid) and last time i bought something on that computer it took all day. So, I went to the web browser option and it worked! It let me type, and also copy & paste things. The bad thing was that I NEEDED to use a worksheet given by the teacher which you could only open on word the app, not the web browser. For some reason it wouldn’t let me copy it to bring on to the web browser. Guess why? Because I had to BUY it just so I could copy and paste it (ridiculous). So i tried the same on my iPad and it did the exact same thing. I’ve been trying to do this for 7 days (even on the weekend). Because of that stupid feature i have 8 overdue activities. That’s why I’m rating it a 1 star.
Same word. Same problem
by HUTCH18 on 2020/09/20 17:38
A lot of people use word because its very standard. But I run into the same problem when I use it. Every update there’s a problem with the format. Everything that I had on page 2, is now partly on page 1. And what I had on part 3, is partly on page 2, and so forth, throughout all 200+pages of my document. Try to call for support and reach someone who barely speaks English. I tell them what happens, and they say “so is it because you changed something in your document”? Yes, when I closed my document yesterday, it was formatted correctly. Then after I updated the app today, and opened it up and it was wrong, it must have been when I did it in the middle of the night. I will be switching to Apples pages. Thanks for the people who work really hard to make this work, it really is a great effort for the most part. But it’s just not fun doing this when the issue happens on my MacBook and my iPad. What’s the point of setting something up to be exactly how you want it, if a simple update changes everything? It’s nonsense.
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.
Only Good Because Everyone Else Uses It
by Smitticus 27 on 2020/07/28 22:58
This version stinks! It *could* be incredible, thanks to some of the super-useful benefits of the iPad Pro—high quality touch screen, fast user interface, Apple Pencil, etc. There are only a few real problems that I’ve experienced with Word. Unfortunately, those are deal-breakers! Nearly every time I try to do “Review” mode (adding/editing comments; tracked changes; etc.), the app simply crashes. I have to restart the app and go to the last auto save (which fortunately is usually less than one minute of work). This sounds like a minor “first-world problem”...however, if you think about the app crashing 9 out of every 10 times you try to edit or add a comment—you essentially can’t use Word at all for document markup. At. All. Considering that collaborating with others and marking up each others’ documents is most of what I need Word for, I am really in a bad place until Microsoft fixes these bugs. Because of this I would NOT use Word—ever—except that Microsoft benefits from “Network Effects”. That’s the idea that the value of a product corresponds with the number of users. The fact that everyone I work with uses .doc and .docx, and those formats don’t currently open properly on other word processors, leaves me hamstrung to work with this app and its crashing every 2-3 minutes when “Review” mode is on.
Great! But one suggestion...
by Angel Estairess on 2020/04/14 13:17
Microsoft Word comes in handy on the iPhone and most features work well. One flaw it does have and the reason it’s only 4 star is the grammar and spelling features have some flaws with not recognizing certain words and sentence structures. Of course I’d always recommend double checking yourself first before blaming the program but there have been times in my college writing where I’ve had to ‘okay’ some grammatical highlights and add words to the dictionary. One suggestion I do have for the developers though would be to add a color search feature! When I write I will sometimes highlight or change the color of my font. Usually this helps me find particular places but now that I’m writing books it takes longer to find the right area and I find myself wishing I could color search and then navigate between colored sections more easily.
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!
Glad I signed up for Office 365
by Josh1222 on 2018/01/31 02:06
I’m reviewing this as a paid app and not a free one because, for my use case, the features I need require an Office 365 subscription (which is fair - I don’t expect developers to provide pro-level functionality for free). If I were reviewing this as a free app, I would rate it 5 stars. Maybe more, actually. It’s a really good app. I'm an attorney and I mark up documents for a living, and I rely on a lot of advanced “Reviewing” features of Microsoft Word on the desktop. Many of these features are reproduced perfectly in this app. I store my iMac's files on OneDrive, which this app can access natively. It works very, very well. Some features do remain missing, however. Styles support does not appear to be complete, or at least there does not seem to be a way to edit Styles on the iPad (although if I edit a Style on the iMac the Style will immediately update on the iPad, so there’s that). Sometimes I rely on Remote Desktop just to make changes to Styles and certain other formatting items - obviously this is a clunky workaround. There also is no functionality for “comparing” one file with another. I’m giving this 4 stars because I’m pleased with it and Microsoft Word remains critical to my daily workflow. There’s definitely room for improvement, though, especially for a “pro” app that I’m paying annually for.
Word search problem
by Visions of His coming on 2019/09/22 21:04
(1) Word search starts searching like crazy before you end typing the word/text you want to search for. It will continue even when you try to stop it. You go crazy too by clicking <cancel>, but it will continue until whatever, then, it suddenly stop its search and goes back to the document. Here, you must start all over again with the same frustration. (2) The solution is to use other text writing tool for writing exactly what you want, then past in the word/text search. (3) The difference between this ap and others is that you can copy something from outside sources and past it into your document. You will be able to find the text you already copied into it when you use the way I described for text searching. There are other apps that do not recognize texts you pasted into them from web pages or books. But I am thankful for the work you’ve done.
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
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.
Your joking.
by ComosGaming on 2019/12/15 18:12
I get it. From my understanding, you want people to pay money for a better usage on the apps office 365 is connected to, as well as making it easier in general. Problem 1. Some idiot thought it was a fantastic idea to do this, and not put the actual app on iPhone. Problem 2. The word on my account, as reference, will not let me type unless I save it to my cloud, which I need an office subscription to do. Thus, I can’t actually do anything. Problem 3. Some features on the computer version of word don’t appear on the phone version of word or the tablet version of word. What members of your company thought that was a good idea? Final problem I have. People who go to school, like me, usually need to do their work at home, and they don’t have money for a computer, nonetheless for an office subscription. Gosh dang it man, just, at least let us type. That’s all I ask. -ComosGaming
Great, but just one thing
by Cameron Sc on 2019/11/04 18:34
This is a great app to work on essays and all other sorts of documents. However, there’s only one thing I’m not fond of: the docs don’t automatically save. When you tap the back arrow for the first time after creating a doc, it gives you the options of either Save or Delete. If you accidentally hit the delete button, that’s it, your doc is gone. I’ve had that happen to me a few times. To me it’s not good because if I had written a long paper with many pages, and then tried to save it, you could accidentally press that delete button and all your hard work and progress will be lost. Of course you got to pay attention to what you’re doing. But still I think an extra warning tab like “Are you sure you want to delete this doc?” should be added, or just have the docs saved automatically.
Could be better,,,
by Chickenlover27 on 2020/06/14 06:34
While the mobile version of Word is helpful for on the go typing, it lacks many of the aspects that make regular Word good. For example, every ten minutes, the app shuts down. This would just be irritating, but in addition to the crash, the app deletes everything I typed in the two minutes before the crash. There is no way to recover this lost work, and I just have to retype everything. Every time I edit something, the Word app gives me an error, saying someone else has edited the document, and I need to review these changes. No one else is editing the document. Just me. the alert is very irritating and does not go away, even after I have ‘resolved the changes.’ Final complaint... The spellcheck is horrendous in mobile Word. The iconic red line will appear under words like “and” and “the” when they are spelled correctly. It will autocorrect these words to “these” and “arm” but not correct actual misspellings of larger words. Overall, I wish the mobility and accessibility of mobile Word outweighed the negative aspects. Unfortunately, this is not the case, and I have had to deal with frustrating issues that make the experience less than ideal. I wish the functionality of regular Word would transfer to mobile Word. I think the app could be really useful if the technological issues were resolved.
Worth of Word
by coosawattee1 on 2018/10/18 01:05
I have worked with Word since it first came out.... many years go. It has grown and developed as new needs have come along. I Have tried a few others but the bottom line is that I NEED. WORD. It does what I need and I need what it does. I was at a real disadvantage when the iPad would not use it... I was about to give up on Apple and go back to total Microsoft. Since the new versions come together on the cloud to offer ability to use documents and speed sheets across the big Divide, I can use documents at home that were created at work... etc. you know what I mean or you would not have made them compatible. Actually I find myself using iPad more and more... to the point that it is not just an aid, but is quickly becoming my main tool. Keep up the good work.
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.
Word on the iPhone is cumbersome and ...
by Zafarrano Wolffe on 2020/01/15 22:24
First, at no fault of MS Word, the iPhone keyboard is a cruel trickster, one that was created in computer-primitive times and never updated. That said, Word vía the iPhone is cumbersome. It often takes forever to load and the screen often freezes. Editing — professional editing — is difficult because the tools aren’t responsive. Or cooperative. And, working with OneDrive is near impossible because it — OneDrive — doesn’t allow iPhone editing, thus you are required to copy your ms and past it in Word to edit, and then recopy so as to paste in back in OneDrive. IMO, it appears that MS should incorporate professional writers and editors into its Word planning sessions because Wors, whether on the iPhone or laptop, is administrative heavy and not designed for writers, editors or journalists. I think they should devise a Word version for such specific use, especially since so many of us use iPhones for creating, editing and sending copy — and photographs.
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.
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The trusted Word app lets you create, edit, view, and share your files with others quickly and easily. Send, view and edit Office docs attached to emails from your phone with this powerful word processing app from Microsoft. With Word, your office moves with you. Whether you’re a blogger, writer, journalist, columnist, student, or a project manager working on documentation, Word is as handy as you want it to be. Make impactful text documents, scripts, blogs, write-ups, or resumes. Customize your document, letter, resume, or notes your way with robust tools that enable you to accomplish your best writing with the best format options and templates. Get the complete Microsoft Office experience when you sign in with your Microsoft 365 subscription. Create and edit documents, collaborate and share with ease when you download Microsoft Word today. Create Documents • Jump-start your projects, assignments, letters, blogs, scripts, notes, write-ups, or resume with beautifully designed modern templates. • Use rich formatting and layout options to note down your ideas and express them in writing. • Document formats and layouts stay pristine and look great on any device. Read, Write, & Edit Documents • Reading view lets you read lengthy docs, letters, scripts, and more on your device with ease. • Use familiar writing and editing tools as you’d find on a desktop word processor. Collaborate Anywhere • Share thoughts by commenting in docs right next to the text you’re discussing. • Everyone can collaborate and stay on top of changes to the text, layout, and formatting. • As you and your team make changes, you can revert to view earlier drafts with improved version history in Word. Simplified Sharing • Share files with a few taps to quickly invite others to edit or view your documents. • Easily manage permissions and see who’s working in a document. • Copy the content of your Word files directly into the body of an email message with its format intact or attach your docs to an email and make sharing easier. Download Microsoft Word now and get the best way to create, share and edit documents from your iPhone or iPad. To create or edit documents, sign in with a free Microsoft account on devices with a screen size smaller than 10.1 inches. Unlock the full Microsoft Office experience with a qualifying Microsoft 365 subscription for your phone, tablet, PC, and Mac. Monthly Microsoft 365 subscriptions purchased from the app will be charged to your App Store account and will automatically renew within 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period unless auto-renewal is disabled beforehand. You can manage your subscriptions in your App Store account settings. This app is provided by either Microsoft or a third-party app publisher and is subject to a separate privacy statement and terms and conditions. Data provided through the use of this store and this app may be accessible to Microsoft or the third-party app publisher, as applicable, and transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States or any other country where Microsoft or the app publisher and their affiliates or service providers maintain facilities. Please refer to the Microsoft Software License Terms for Microsoft 365. See “License Agreement” link under Information. By installing the app, you agree to these terms and conditions.
The best way to start writing
by Candygirl2123 on 2021/01/14 13:49
I think this is one of the best apps I ever saw. It will be so helpful to people in many ways. Specially for writers, this is an ideal application. I love it
Actually better than the desktop program
by cgordo1 on 2021/01/14 11:05
It is a lot better than the desktop program . It doesn’t have any of the unneeded garbage that is associated with it .
Worst version of Word EVER
by Very very poor design on 2021/01/14 00:43
Having used word for 40 year this is almost unusable. NOT RECOMMENDED. USELESS
فروش ماسک 5لایه واقعی 3بعدی در رنگهای مختلف(3لايه ملت بلون )
by مماسك on 2021/01/13 18:55
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Love the app
by ththin on 2021/01/13 18:00
Good app for school
This was made in China
by mdmdjdd on 2021/01/12 23:32
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Still broken after update
by gcorvin on 2021/01/12 21:44
No longer correctly syncs changes to word docs in DropBox. Only workaround is to reset word app in setting after each use. Please fix!
Word
by xxbiscuitsss on 2021/01/12 20:27
I find word to be really helpful because it helps me get organized for school because I can make files for all my classes and save other files into my class file
Problems
by Barb PD on 2021/01/12 20:09
I have had a lot of difficulty using Word on my IPad. I find it very difficult to adjust the margins, highlight sections for deleting, and cut and paste, all very basic functions. Also, there is often a delay between what I type on the keyboard and when it appears on the screen. It is a huge hassle using this product and I resent the fact that I have to pay for it.
EVIL APP!!!
by deh135 on 2021/01/12 19:44
This is an absolutely evil application. It tries to get you to delete all your documents on dropbox or other places and trick you into putting them on one drive. Also it cannot sort by date in the open files function. I mean this is basic when does 95 functionality. It is completely disgusting and this application is unusable.
Nice app
by Gakabe on 2021/01/12 17:25
Nice app
Good
by Mr_Sterence on 2021/01/12 17:09
I’m writing this review while procrastinating doing my English essay
Smooth Transition Between iPad to PC
by Unimatrix002 on 2021/01/12 15:49
I’ve been using Word for iPad, iPhone, and my Dell laptop for a couple of months and experienced a very smooth transition from one device to another. One problem I had was that fancy fonts I was using on my PC didn’t carry over to my iPad (I’ve got to download those fonts I think; I haven’t done that yet). For most of my typing, I prefer Courier and simple fonts anyway, so it’s not a problem. A few times there were too many differences between devices (I probably left my file open on a different device) and the app asked me which version of the document to use; it worked just like Word’s manuscript comparison function where it highlights the differences between the two files (which is much better than Scrivener—I’ve lost several version of my manuscripts in Scrivener when it couldn’t resolve differences between a file on my laptop and on another device). This app doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that my Word for PC offers, but it has enough. I’m happy with it.
接收速度慢
by Stevensz36 on 2021/01/12 14:52
有新的邮件进来时,能够第一件事情听到声音,但是打开新的邮件去很慢,需要一段时间刷新。 如果邮件中有附件,打开附件非常慢。
Just started using it and “eh”
by Ipad that's a laptop on 2021/01/12 01:30
This is lacking functionality when it shouldn’t be. Why isn’t a full spellcheck available for this version. This is going to make reviewing 10 plus pages a nightmare. Also, I shouldn’t have to type in center text in the light bulb thing; there should be a button. This is definitely a drawback of having an IPAD. This is my laptop like it is for so many other people.
Word on Mobile
by KANDIJR on 2021/01/11 18:15
Works great in conjunction with storing on One Drive.
Love it
by coinbase love on 2021/01/11 05:21
This app is sweetttt....
Now requires a Microsoft 360 account
by Lilmissknoitall on 2021/01/11 01:55
I downloaded it because I wanted to be able to view and edit work on my IPad. Recently it seems like I can’t access my files on my iPad without logging into 360. I don’t want to log into 360 because it keeps forcibly syncing to my computer. It is quite annoying and makes it difficult to use.
Doesn’t work like what we used to buy in a box
by Marsmen 3 on 2021/01/10 19:20
That new style having to pay for internet download Vs owning a hard copy seems to be missing elements. I can’t tell you in this review, I just know that when I’m using it, more than every once in a while I’m cursing its lack of something, or something I was used to is not there! I know “you can’t put the jeanie back in the bottle!” Maybe someday they’ll pull it together!
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by soypoderosasoyunserdeluz on 2021/01/10 15:53
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Write Good
by Stumbling Forward on 2021/01/10 10:29
Word has always allowed me to express myself, ideas of hope and ideas to enlighten others, ideas to smooth out rough patches. Thankful for Word, an excellent source to thrive from. Theresa J. Brown
Where is Dictate for iPad
by Massage13 on 2021/01/10 00:05
Where is dictate for iPad .....my iPhone and laptop have it but my iPad does not! This is very disappointing!
DOES NOT WORK WITH IPHONE
by hwifivrb on 2021/01/09 23:18
I downloaded it and CANNOT get it to where I can actually type anything. I can’t change any setting nothing.
Read aloud
by Wathahancock on 2021/01/09 13:16
I love this feature. It allows me to have feedback.
Great
by andrewpoco2222222 on 2021/01/08 17:51
Downloaded for work. Does all what I need it to do to receive and send files.
This app is great.
by (Ô.Ô) on 2021/01/08 15:32
This app is great because. it has all sorts of fun things there.to explore .all I have to say is that you guys . are doing great and that I love this app so. Much!!!. hope you guys do well . By
Pay to use free app
by amkerekgyarto on 2021/01/08 15:13
Why do I need a 365 subscription to use this app when I can use it on my iPhone without a subscription? That’s definitely a rip off.
Learning the use of the application
by BFH55 on 2021/01/08 13:45
This is my biggest struggle, learning to use the app to get the fill advanced of it. It does offer great templates, I like that it saves documents automatically.
I love this app
by SHREYAS......LOL on 2021/01/08 09:30
I like this app but it doesn’t allow me to add some thinggggggggss :(
Unusable when I need it the most
by Pocketfrogger101 on 2021/01/08 06:29
I have always used Word for as long as I can remember to write essays for school, create a resume for a job, or just to write random notes when needed. But right now I am so frustrated with Word. I have a brand new IPad and even paid for the high end keyboard so I could do my work for school. I downloaded this app because I thought it would work great for my many homework assignments and study guides I had to get done. But all it has done is frustrate me and make me want to throw the thing across the room! It has many great features (when logged in) and should be capable of handling my typing skills, but for some reason it can’t? The lag on this app is CRAZY bad. I can’t get anything done on bigger files where I have more than 15 pages and over 3,000 words...which is not even a lot?? The app is unusable, if I can’t type at the pace I need to with 3,000 words in my document then this app is a bust. Another great thing about the app is that even when you have the “Auto-Save” on, it likes to not save all of your work and make you start all over again! Even better when it crashes! I’ve seen these issues on forums that have come up from all the way back when the app launched. Come on Microsoft, I expected better.
Get out of my life
by NoNeverAgain2323 on 2021/01/07 23:14
I have been working on a file I emailed myself all day long. So I could work on my nifty new little iPad. I click on the stupid left arrow on the top screen and when I try to go back to my file. Everything is gone. Everything is gone. And I cannot recreate it. Get out of here. Get out of town. Get out of this world. Get out of my life. I wasn’t prompted to save anything. Of course I should have saved it. I didn’t think I was leaving the document. Get out of yourself. Get out of everything. Get out of here. Forever. Goodbye.
Supports mouse now.
by wingatepharm on 2021/01/07 22:34
Works well.
The biggest crap ever
by DumbBut on 2021/01/07 21:26
Ok listen, I love this app, or did anyway. It now makes you PAY FOR A SUBSCRIPTION in order to even edit a file. I can’t afford a monthly subscription, and I was using this to work on collage work. So now I am screwed. Thinking about getting it. Instead use google docs.
muy bueno, funciona a la perfeccion
by Lmpu on 2021/01/07 16:13
recomendado
Great app, would be great if we could stay logged in through all devices
by MerPinator on 2021/01/06 18:16
I love this app! As a physician I take copious notes and use multiple devices to facilitate my studying and note taking needs. Word and office 365 play a huge role in allowing me to articulate my thoughts (and organize my neuroticism) to the fullest. I enjoy that I can access my notes from my MacBook to my iPhone. Itd be fantastic if we can stay logged in without having to sign in all the time.
Outstanding
by NickZ1070 on 2021/01/06 05:15
One of the best word processors out there, thanks!
Far behind open source variants, hope it can catch up
by swabs045 on 2021/01/06 04:57
No basic controls, no straightforward way to center text or to add spacing between lines or paragraphs. Stick to the free applications like from open suite, WPS Office, Polaris Office, Apple’s pages, google docs, Just Write which do a FAR better job at typing, reviewing and editing your word documents. And you don’t have to worry about a subscription! You will get better use of these other apps with your iPad. Thank you for reading.
Glitchy
by Tooth30 on 2021/01/06 04:49
Very glitchy on the iPad. I expect more from a company like Microsoft.
Word;
by Bee1950 on 2021/01/05 20:50
I have always loved this letter writing site best but have not used it for a long time. Starting to write letters again so will be using it again now, I hope. Microsoft is the best.
Words with Friends
by bswdeuce on 2021/01/05 17:34
Love the game but hate the ads
Unreliable and glitchy
by dxpeditikn on 2021/01/05 05:16
If you are hoping for a seamless transition between desktop and iPad, your expectations are already too high. This requires a subscription to use it in its entirety, but this should not come to any surprise. The formatting options are definitely limited, in comparison to the full desktop version. There is also an unreliable auto save feature, as twice, I have typed multi-page documents, which did not save, even when I manually saved. Unfortunately, there is no way, to my knowledge, to recover my work. Most of the time, when it does not auto save, it will start running very slowly, so I manually save, then initiate IT 101 (close and restart), which usually resolves the problem. Most of the time, it will load the completed document, but the two times it did not, it was pretty frustrating. If it was not this unreliable and glitchy, I would rate it higher.
Convenience
by oliverfelixrojas on 2021/01/04 20:40
It’s hard to beat the convenience of having Word application software readily available on a cell phone.
Fonts don’t work
by McRevKev on 2021/01/04 18:06
I have used MS Word since my first IBM XT Green Screen Computer back in grad school. I have been a faithful user and was a dedicated windows user for years. I now use the Apple family of products. I use MS Word on my iMac and an iPad when I travel for presentations. After creating a PowerPoint preserntation on my iMac, I then access it using Dropbox on my iPad to use with a projector. Using MS provided themes, I used MS fonts. The fonts are not available on the iPad version, even after using all of the gyrations suggested for loading custom fonts on the iPad. I have even stood on my head and typed with my left hand trying to use all of the different methods I have researched to make this work. Bottom line I have found, since iOS updated to v. 14 (I have 14.2), the problems seems to have been attributed to a needed update for MS365. This dates back months and MS has not made the fix. I am not an isolated problem - from what I’ve read, this is common. Get it together, MS. Make it work.
It good but annoying
by Stars Karma on 2021/01/04 16:56
I mostly use it for school but some things of corse are annoying not because I don’t know how to use it but somethings that I wish were there which now that I am typing it out it’s more of thing I would like to be there that I can’t see or get.
Reimbursement
by krboat on 2021/01/04 14:21
I called several times about the reimbursement last year about my life insurance and was told that I can claim the reimbursement. I send the forms 2 times and I'm enclosed another form. Please return about my claim as soon as possible
Crappy on phone
by bl_boonk on 2021/01/04 06:27
Clunky
Typing becomes sluggish and unresponsive
by DwayneDipley on 2021/01/03 18:48
On the iPad Pro 2020, after about 1 hr of continuous use, the cursor and typing in a Word document becomes less responsive and sluggish. The only way to fix it, is to close and restart the program.
Templates
by jakehopon on 2021/01/03 14:47
I am a huge fan of windows word but it will not let me download templates and as made me have to write in paper not OK with her fix it please
Great!!
by Azteking702 on 2021/01/03 08:44
Great for what you need
Love it!
by Toy blast Muzik on 2021/01/03 04:51
It’s easier than the computer!!
A couple words about Word
by Werner Klaus on 2021/01/02 20:38
I like the fact that when you close a Word document it automatically saves your work. I have st many a document in the past failing to hit save before closing. I also like the selection of fonts. Lastly, I think it’s a big improvement to have the documents organized by recents and searchable by title. Both extremely helpful.
Beautiful app
by row1966 on 2021/01/02 20:11
I love it
unusable
by ChristianBunch on 2021/01/02 12:07
I can’t even get past the activation of my account before it crashes.
I HAVE TO PAY TO EDIT ON IPAD!?
by buckwheat02 on 2021/01/01 21:14
This is bull crap. Why can I edit on ANY OTHER DEVICE but I have to pay to use my iPad. The iPad itself is expensive enough now I gotta pay more to use it. Very poor marketing on your guys end. Very disappointed. One star
Word
by vistagal on 2021/01/01 17:04
Used this often once but not sure how it works now.
Excelencia
by oladipti on 2020/12/30 21:16
Muy bueno
Trouble using it on my phone
by friskycheese on 2020/12/30 04:23
Receiving an error message that the document is restricted on my phone
Word 365
by Jonape51 on 2020/12/30 02:53
I have not been able to access Word 365.
Amberlee Sheehan
by ggonzalez98@,cps.edu on 2020/12/29 23:47
Hi Amiga
Word for ipadOS is getting worse with every update
by NorwoodG on 2020/12/29 15:01
Word's updates on iOS/ipadOS are getting progressively *worse* and are very, very, very buggy. It is not even funny anymore. I find myself spending most of my time wrangling with the program than actually typing text. Simple things like - clicking to place the mouse - italicizing/boldfacing/underlining a phrase take 5-10 seconds to happen, or do not happen. Even plain typing can become an issue if you have the app open for 10-15 minutes straight: all of a sudden it freezes and refuses to let you type. The only cure at that point is to kill the program and restart. And in the latest update, Review does not work correctly anymore. For example deleted phrases will still appear in the text (!) when you ask for a "No Markup" version. Microsoft seems more interested in releasing frequent "updates" than releasing a piece of software that fulfills its primary goal of letting people compose text. It is so bad at this point that I find it much faster to compose everything in Pages and then export to Word in order to share with my colleagues.
Didn’t know my new font profile as pages app!
by Aa.shabani on 2020/12/29 11:37
I’ve installed my new font profile but my word app couldn't know them. My older iPad did already.
Page View Changes
by Wolfgang2us on 2020/12/28 23:26
I typed a document on desktop version of MS Word, ensuring that the pages are lined correctly with titles... but if I try to open in the iOS version of Word each page is different; pages end and start differently... Its like any formatting is lost... but if I go back to desktop its all fine... why get the iOS if your files are going to look different than the original?
Excellent
by Whateverworksxzd on 2020/12/28 14:23
Excellent tool -Voice to text.
Deletions and faulty updates
by Jerk2011 on 2020/12/27 18:33
Since the new real season of the word update I have had two documents contents totally erased. I’m sick of the lack of communication, or assistance that Microsoft has provided. From what I’m getting my major assignments that have had hours spent on them that are now erased are gone, and too bad so sad. If this continues to happen Microsoft will be losing a very hefty user.
The Best
by Rodente' on 2020/12/27 15:57
Word is the most powerful and versatile of all weird processing apps. It's use is virtually universal. You can use and access documents on Word on any device. It is #1 in its class.
Fantastic
by Sun-Hero on 2020/12/27 01:46
Good
no longer syncing with dropbox
by Babba Gamma on 2020/12/26 18:07
All the office apps no longer sync correctly with dropbox. This makes them much less useful to me as all my docs are stored on dropbox and I often switch between working on my ipad and my mac.
Downhill
by Turquoise4252 on 2020/12/26 06:22
I originally downloaded this app because it was free, and I needed a free space to write in. Fast forward two years, and Word is refusing to let me edit any of my documents unless I buy a subscription. Pretty sure anybody would find two years of work suddenly becoming inaccessible annoying. Congratulations, you’re as greedy as the rest!
Okay
by Janette1592 on 2020/12/26 06:04
I would like the last save arrow to stop disappearing on my documents. If that didn't keep happening, I'd give four stars.
Quality App For Normal Word Processing
by W B 78 on 2020/12/26 05:36
Great app for performing word processing functions on the go. State of the art.
Lack of advantages
by samaiad on 2020/12/26 01:37
It is not allowed to upload from my emails
Eeeeeh
by Lilly101008 on 2020/12/25 19:46
So i downloaded word bc i needed it for school. It was great but ONE teeny problem, THE ACCOUNTS! I would lose my account when i just logged on i don’t recommend if you like keeping your account.
Random crashing to screen
by DeadWolfman on 2020/12/25 14:54
From time to time the app crashes at random in the middle of my writing forcing me to start back from the beginning or at certain points.
Great app
by Libanio79 on 2020/12/24 18:32
Awesome app
Gets suddenly laggy
by writer999007 on 2020/12/24 09:29
I keep having to close and open the app and sometimes reinstall it altogether to get it to work. What happens is all of a sudden it becomes super laggy. Often when I’m writing urgently. Especially on my iPad. It’s terrible. Otherwise I love the features and the app. So it’s frustrating. Without the fatal flaw I’d give it 5 stars.
Tool
by Outomatic on 2020/12/24 05:09
Great tool to use on a daily basis to write notes to compose summaries and to write task. I like to write my sermons and prepare myself for speech is using this tool
Needs a bug fixed
by natedawgj on 2020/12/24 03:46
I love MS Word for mobile and use it daily for writing. However, there’s a bug in the script. Somehow, there’s a delay between typing and what appears on the screen once the app has been running for a while. I thought maybe the delay came between a cloud backup and the mobile application. I shut down WiFi, cellular and turned on airplane mode - still the problem persists. The pause between commands to action causes a whole slew of cascading problems and the effectiveness of the app at performing its primary function is severely degraded. Please fix it!!
Word
by aaravdho on 2020/12/24 02:32
So easy and handy!
A Godsend
by Seattle Owns The World on 2020/12/24 01:35
My laptop with word broke down and I needed to get the work done the same evening. Library PCs not an option, they are closed due to covid, found this app and did all my work on time!
The best the best the best
by aius-loc on 2020/12/23 23:14
I love the app so much. It’s very easy to work with. Long life to Microsoft!
Great app!
by gamer. godddd on 2020/12/23 12:21
Word god...
Disappointing
by WillWord on 2020/12/23 03:00
The program has become increasingly annoying, unhelpful. Whatever changes you’ve made have made it unreliable to use for writing.
HORRIBLE ON IPAD
by Woo Shin on 2020/12/23 02:48
Particularly the note taking aspect of this app. The color options is useful but I wish they would leave more spaces to keep colors in a permanent place rather than me having to go back in the color wheel every time I need a different color they offer. Handwritten Note taking on this app is so frustrating. Further review after using this app: (I knocked it down from a 2 star to 1 star.) I STILL HATE THIS USING THIS ON MY IPAD. It lags way too much and can’t handle simple typing directions!!! Typing and writing notes lag SO MUCH! DO BETTER MICROSOFT!!!!
Microsoft Word
by Wilsonmm99 on 2020/12/22 20:58
A highly versatile app!!! A must have!!!
I use it for all of my writing
by 08Shark on 2020/12/22 16:36
I have written toe books using Microsoft Word and my daughter uses it for school as well. The best money I spend in my opinion. I would recommend it to anyone.
User-friendly!
by Happy counter! on 2020/12/22 06:19
Software, that is user-friendly, produces productive work! Thank you Microsoft!!!😁
This is good
by FunnyGummyMoney on 2020/12/22 02:33
This is good
WORD
by bigred2553777 on 2020/12/21 10:28
This program is so friendly, it’s all that I use. This word program deserve *************** 15 Stars
A little bit frustrated
by ribnersensei on 2020/12/21 02:51
I am trying to figure out how to draw/write with the Apple Pencil. Also leaving a window in Word was not obvious to me. My wife who has had a tablet for a while was able to help me. Maybe I just have no patience.
Review of Microsoft Word
by Gbandomah on 2020/12/20 18:20
Microsoft Word is terrific and assists users to accurately write their instruments.
Excelente app.
by jcv@ on 2020/12/19 23:04
Buena app
Great
by 'Smokey. on 2020/12/19 22:48
Greart
Subscription to edit...
by 🦄🦉🦅🦊🐻🕸🐚 on 2020/12/19 16:36
Why do I have to pay $6.99 a month to edit when 2 years ago I didn't have to and I could actually use the app instead of it being used for getting things done. It is stupid.
Update Please
by Ovogains on 2020/12/19 01:33
This App needs a update I cant tell you the amount of times I’ve gotten things deleted or the app starts to bug out and crash while writing papers.
Keep Progressing!
by Spiritman 7 on 2020/12/18 19:02
Let’s add two more stars to the five stars!
Really upset and disappointed
by Gummysavage on 2020/12/18 00:19
I had it weeks and couldn’t even use it because every time I got in the app to finish a paper on my phone I could never type, no keyboard would show up scvs all the typing features such as font, font size, bold, and italics were all faded. So I was never able to finish a paper off my phone which was the whole purpose of getting the app. Even when I went to the help section of the app and put it the problem “no keyboard” there were no results that could help me. Overall I was just upset and disappointed because I couldn’t figure out the issue and I’m not sure if it’s because I’m on my iPhone but this needs to be fixed
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by dbvjdbalvhahvos on 2020/12/17 20:08
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A Word About Word
by Oma My Oma on 2020/12/17 15:08
Word is the greatest, most useful office tool for communication if you pay for it. The free version gives you only a taste and leaves you frustrated not having the full power of all its capabilities.
Need assistance!
by NanaPurpleLady on 2020/12/17 11:26
Not happy with Microsoft right now. I have tried to contact customer service about my account. I have a account and after trying to add a new iPad I was constantly told no account with my email was found. But on my older devices it worked fine. Could someone explain what is going on? Yesterday I finally started a second account with a 30 day free trial. Hopefully I can get everything suited soon. Thank you for your help.
It’s Word, man.
by Random Satisfied Customer on 2020/08/22 03:50
Great app. Business and academic apps like this are sometimes harder to navigate on iPads or smart devices because you can’t see all the icons like you would on a laptop screen, and the layout is a little different, but it still does mostly everything you’d need for work or school. There are certain things that you can’t do unless you pay and upgrade to premium, like getting unlimited text colors, but that’s pretty much what you get with every app these days. The app still lets you be cheap and get away with making word documents without premium if you don’t want all the bells and whistles included, and it’s still functional, so I don’t personally mind not having premium. You can get by without it if you don’t want to spend the extra money-shoutout to all the broke college students out there and all the kids whose parents won’t let them upgrade- but if you’re willing/have the means to pay, hats off to ya. All in all, it serves its purpose and does what it’s supposed to, it’s not glitchy, and it’s pretty easy to use. I like it. So, that’s my two cents in the subject. Try it out, see what you think, and you can always delete it I guess. :)
Review of Microsoft word
by Norcal Reservoir Dog on 2019/04/07 17:48
Well I use Microsoft word at work, the mobile version is vastly inferior. If it were free, I probably couldn’t complain. But, if you want to get the capability of redlining documents and other important work-related actions, you have to purchase the subscription. This is where the trouble begins. Microsoft support is terrible. Several times a year the program won’t work and tells me I need a subscription. I’ve spent hours on the phone with Microsoft since I first purchased this program. There’s some sort of company disconnect between their accounting department and mobile services. This needs to be fixed. Regarding the applications performance, at best it’s OK. It tends to be slow, saving a document while you were working on it is not as straightforward as it should be, and if you want to dictate, you better proofread twice. Many of the desired editing features are not available in this mobile application. Formatting is next to impossible and many many other features are not available. While I don’t think you can expect 100% duplication, iPad cost more than most PCs, have ample memory, and should be capable of handling all of the commands necessary to do a competent job of preparing a word document. And you should not have to have an external keyboard with your iPad to perform the tasks. Bottom line, The program is livable, but not particularly likable.
Love/Hate relationship with Word on iPad
by rkr9knight on 2020/06/18 01:59
I’ve used Word for years, and I am really good at it and take advantage of the really cool features that other word processor programs lack. The desktop version of Word is amazing!! However, Word on the iPad is mediocre! For instance, I utilize fields and cross reference data between different parts of a document, which is a huge time saver for me. Unfortunately, I’m unable to take advantage of this feature on my iPad, which means, that I must work on a laptop or desktop computer to really get the benefits of using Word in this day and age. Also, I really don’t like the automatic saving feature because I frequently use templates that I do not want to overwrite while working and the automatic saving feature makes this impossible. Please fix this! I wish there was a way to select, in the settings, a “discontinue automatic saving” option. If Google Docs had these features, I would likely make a permanent switch to that program because I appreciate working seamlessly with others. Also, as one who works in schools, I see that high school students have been trained in Google Docs and they aren’t familiar with using Word. I see a need to get with the times and I’m not seeing Word advance it’s features; however, as long as the above options are only available on Word, I will be sticking with them. Please, make these crucial features available on the app version of Word as well!
The editing experience is terrible
by Ki2rin on 2019/10/20 11:51
In most times, the prompt jumps to the very first line after a few second later whenever I touch the middle of the screen to edit a docx file. This is very annoying since my file is of 98 pages. Then I should pull down the scroll bar to the bottom of the document. This happens very often, especially when in Mobile view. The second thing is about the page loading steps or speed. By moving down the scroll bar the pages are loaded incrementally. But it has too many steps to the bottom page. Scrolling down the bar to the bottom of the screen loads pages a little. I couldn’t find a good way to jump to the bottom page at once. And this happens in Mobile view. The third frustrating thing is the reaction speed is not just slow, it’s really slow. When I type a character, say A, that appears in the screen after about 0.3~0.5s. This issue also has something to do with Mobile view, I think. The fourth is about moving the cursor with a long-touch. This not only related to Word but to all the other Office 365 applications I guess. This app adopting the obsolete way shows a convex glass that zoom-in around the cursor when I long-touch the screen. Apple changed the way it moves the cursor since iOS 13 if I’m right. I’m not gonna explain it in detail here but the new way is much elegant and gives seamless experience in editing the text.
Smooth Transition Between iPad to PC
by Unimatrix002 on 2021/01/12 15:49
I’ve been using Word for iPad, iPhone, and my Dell laptop for a couple of months and experienced a very smooth transition from one device to another. One problem I had was that fancy fonts I was using on my PC didn’t carry over to my iPad (I’ve got to download those fonts I think; I haven’t done that yet). For most of my typing, I prefer Courier and simple fonts anyway, so it’s not a problem. A few times there were too many differences between devices (I probably left my file open on a different device) and the app asked me which version of the document to use; it worked just like Word’s manuscript comparison function where it highlights the differences between the two files (which is much better than Scrivener—I’ve lost several version of my manuscripts in Scrivener when it couldn’t resolve differences between a file on my laptop and on another device). This app doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that my Word for PC offers, but it has enough. I’m happy with it.
Love data losses that Microsoft can do nothing about? Then this app is for you!
by My Official Review on 2020/01/30 05:14
I’m writing this review as a warning. I had about 10 Word documents saved on my phone. I do use this app from time to time whenever I feel like adding something to a document. But tonight, everything changed. I come back to the app so I can edit a document. However, when I tapped on it, an error message appeared saying, “Sorry, this document is stored on an unsupported server location.” Good thing I had a copy of the document... right? Nope! Every single one of my dox had the same error. I can no longer access these files from anywhere. All of my stuff is gone now. Forever. This has never happened to me or anyone I know before, but it has been an issue in the past. I looked up this issue, and found a few forum posts about this exact issue. And guess what Microsoft’s response was? Give up. There’s nothing they can do to help you if this happens. Just like that, you’re back to zero. If this didn’t happen, I absolutely would give this app maybe a 4-star rating. But since this happened, I don’t think I can trust Microsoft with my data anymore. NONE of this is my fault. I don’t know what to do with the app at this point, because I still might use it for future projects, but I’m terrified that this will happen again.
Use with Caution-Random Crashes Cause Data Lisa
by squidney17 on 2020/05/10 16:25
I have been using Microsoft word on pc, mac, and iPad for several years and mostly had a good experience. Until recently with the iPad app, which I use almost everyday. The app will randomly crash and delete hours worth of progress I had made on a document. It freezes, sits, and then force closes and when I reopen, my hard work is gone. I auto save to Dropbox, and after experiencing this crash issue multiple times, I periodically go in and out of documents to make sure they are saving, as well as check the menu bar to see that it says “changes are automatically saved to Dropbox.” Which it always does, even during that hour of work that didn’t save after the crash! Why is it telling me it’s saving when it’s really not? I don’t believe this a Dropbox issue, because word itself is crashing. Last time it crashed when I was exiting the document (doing my insane self-checking because I’m so paranoid about this problem). Just froze, and I knew that it was too late. There’s nothing more devastating. I’ve troubleshooted this problem, but no progress yet. I’m considering another word processor app at this point, but that would be inconvenient because no one else has Dropbox integration. Fix your app, please. This is ridiculous.
Laggy and frustfrating.
by one of a student on 2019/02/21 03:01
This app is laggy and wonky as hell. It have a great concept but it is still just a great concept. The lagging is real. You can even see when you try to scroll the pages, it is janky and irritating. Typing is lagged, sometimes a few words behind. ‘Drawing’ is a nice feature but the writings moved a bit after you remove the pencil, so it became really not precise. If I’m writing with my pencil, it shift either to the right or left a bit from where I jot down, making a very not smooth, irritating writing experience. The eraser is even worse. You can erase a word and then the next one won’t, and it brings forward the keyboard instead. The only fix I could do was when that happened, I turn on drawing with fingers and erases with my finger instead. So annoying. If you want to move your writing, it won’t select more than one object at a time, which means you have to move letters by letters, unlike onenote which you could lasso a bunch of stuff. It’s just so annoying. If you’re wondering why I didn’t use onenote, I do use onenote. It’s just this one class that give options of lecture notes in docs format, and we have a bunch of definitions and calculations in a single lecture note, so I typed when it were definitions, and write when doing calculations.
Unusable when I need it the most
by Pocketfrogger101 on 2021/01/08 06:29
I have always used Word for as long as I can remember to write essays for school, create a resume for a job, or just to write random notes when needed. But right now I am so frustrated with Word. I have a brand new IPad and even paid for the high end keyboard so I could do my work for school. I downloaded this app because I thought it would work great for my many homework assignments and study guides I had to get done. But all it has done is frustrate me and make me want to throw the thing across the room! It has many great features (when logged in) and should be capable of handling my typing skills, but for some reason it can’t? The lag on this app is CRAZY bad. I can’t get anything done on bigger files where I have more than 15 pages and over 3,000 words...which is not even a lot?? The app is unusable, if I can’t type at the pace I need to with 3,000 words in my document then this app is a bust. Another great thing about the app is that even when you have the “Auto-Save” on, it likes to not save all of your work and make you start all over again! Even better when it crashes! I’ve seen these issues on forums that have come up from all the way back when the app launched. Come on Microsoft, I expected better.
Why I hate, hate, Word.
by Strat/Gibson/Kramer on 2019/10/29 16:42
Word. In a single word to describe it, terrible. Or this word, frustrating, or this word aggravating, or another word, crashes, how about freezes. I could go on and on about it, but my main complaint is it try’s to be to helpful and that’s where it gets itself into trouble. Originally if you had a mid-spelled word it would hi light it and offer suggestions. Now when it’s highlighted it takes you to other prompts before bringing you to where you wanted to be in the first place. Next it randomly capitalizes words in the middle of sentences and occasionally will do it when it begins the next line. I hate if I’ve written a 300 page manuscript, gone back to say page 164 to change something, saving it to that page, close it, when I reopen it later I’m back at page one. It may not seem like much, but when you’re writing 5 hours plus at a time, it becomes maddening. The worst insult? I pay for this misery!
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.
File location/Search/Properties issue
by MD922 on 2019/10/03 17:45
For the most part, I love Microsoft Word. However if I don’t remember where I put a file and I haven’t used it for a while it won’t show up in my recent and I have the hardest time trying to find it. It would be nice if you could search through all the locations that you have saved in the locations spot instead of going to each one separately to find your missing file. Once I found my file, which I did not find through Microsoft word (I had to go to my files on my iPhone where I found the file quickly since it was in the cloud from my Mac desktop), I was unable to open it up. HOWEVER, I cannot find anywhere under file properties or anywhere else where I can find where it is located, it should be in the file properties section, also it would be really handy if they allowed you to click from there to change the location of where you keep your file.
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!
Best there is - not without it’s problems
by Kirbyeous on 2020/03/29 21:32
The word app on iPad is, no doubt, the best way to write documents on the iPad. I have experimented with many other platforms, and the word app is simply the closest we’re gonna get to a computer-like experience on the iPad. It does have it’s limitations, however. There are a couple features that this app needs to encorporate to become more like the desktop version. But overall, I am happy with it. With the new mouse/trackpad compatibility that’s come to iPad’s through the 13.4 update, the iPad has taken one big leap forward in becoming an independent productivity tool. HOWEVER, the devlopers of productivity apps need to update their apps to encorporate the beautiful new mouse/trackpad updates! The quicker the better! The first writing apps that can encorporate that will easily be the new hype. At the moment, this app functions no different with a mouse :(.
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.
Very Unreliable, Does Not Save
by Alexzanderw on 2019/11/20 23:17
This app is an attempt to be what Word is on a computer. There is limited functionality, buggy interaction, and the save feature is terrible. I am a grad student who relies on Word for all my papers. Today, my second paper was erased by Microsoft Word and One Note. I had the auto save feature enabled and track changes enabled (because Word deleted my work before). I went to save my work manually (because I knew the auto save doesn’t work all the time), and it was grey. I could not turn auto save off, and it was not saving even though I had a stable internet connection in the library I always work from. So I saved a copy of the file to my device and it showed it save to my ipad. I restarted my application thinking all was fine, only to find none of my work saved, and that copy I made disappeared! I also found in trying to recover the files that there is no recover functionality and there hasn’t been since at least 2018 when another user reported the same problem. I lost almost 3 hours of work. DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS APP! Stick to a computer until the developers get serious about the things we are serious about.
Word is, Word isn't
by Ryan C. on 2020/09/11 00:26
Not only have more recent versions of Word been completely re-organized so as to infuriate long time users like myself (and said changes made in a unintuitive, messy way), it's also introduced a strange new bugs in the process. Bugs that often can't be fixed with a simple undo command. This criticism holds true in varying degrees to all three versions I've used: the iOS app version, the Mac desktop version and rhe PC desktop version. The only reason I can give this the stars I do is that it remains necessary to use if, like me, you're working on documents that have to be shunted between some of the aforementioned platforms. If all you need is a iOS note taking app, though, Notability might be better. And if you just require desktop word processing software, one of the other freebie options like Open Office might be a better option for that. Alt-MS Words like Open Office were always buggier, back when, but all bets are off now since Microsoft has decided to put so little work/thought into their reworking of what seemed previously to be their only well-designed program.
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.
Missing Functions, Extreme Data Loss
by Shaggerelli1980 on 2020/04/06 01:50
I write reports for my work that are legally sensitive, and for this reason, I cannot store them in “the cloud” because, in reality, “the cloud” is just someone else’s computer. As it turns out, my need for privacy is just too much for this MS Word app. It works fine if you save all of your documents to OneDrive where Gates, China, and God and everyone can view them. However, if you try to save anything locally, it’ll hang up and not save them. You’ll have to force quit the app and when it reopens, your data will be gone. This is so mind boggling stupid that it makes this app completely useless to me. Thanks for the curryware, Microsoft. Lastly, this app is not Word — at least not the Word that you’d use on MacOS or Windows. It is a scaled down version that is missing critical features, such as formatting functions. On a number of occasions, I’ve had to save the document and move it to a PC just to fix a table in one of my work’s report templates. For some reason, it displays correctly in Word on a PC, but looks like complete garbage in Word on the iPad. So there you go! Windows Word is not compatible with iPadOS Word! Go figure!
Subscription issues, issues, issues...
by RidingTheWavesAsTheyCome on 2019/12/26 22:22
While the apps work as described (unintuitive) the subscription keeps being the greatest challenge. Mostly when I try to log in it doesn’t work due to “suspicious activity” What, me logging in is suspicious? Now I wanted to share the family subscription with my son...Again, suspicious activity. So I was asked to recover the account!?!? Recover from What? I filled out the online form multiple times and always got denied. Than I went to the help center that is managed by a bot. Trying to get a human on the line was impossible as it asked me eventually every time to log in to my account...What?! Are you kidding me? That’s my problem, you don’t let me back in!!! Than found a phone number searching online, from there it took more than an hour after speaking to several people to finally get the “right” rep. His advice: Go fill out the online form again and everything will be fine...😳😫😂😖Yep, Microsoft at its best... right?! Let’s see if I ever get back in. This way I probably can never get out of their subscription...Even while I am not able to use the apps...Great, Customer first...
Not fully functional
by :-sammy g-: on 2017/11/26 20:50
You can’t use this app without a subscription to office 365, but then it only gives you the functionality of Pages. You can’t edit paragraph styles or save templates. So you pay for the service and get the abilities of a free app. So might as well just use pages. There is one really frustrating thing from pages that made me try this out though. Outlining. Pages doesn’t recognize what you’ve done before like Microsoft. - at least in the ipad apps. So if you need to go past 1. , A., a. You’re stuck. The ruler and tabs in Pages are also garbage, so if you need to do a quick professional outline, get this for a day. But if Ipad is your sole computer - just use something else. Major corporations like Microsoft and Adobe switching to subscription only payment systems is bad for consumers. They have an industry standard hold on the market and therefore can do whatever they want. Luckily smaller companies are popping up - also Apple’s free products, but the lack of customizability is terrible on the iPad in general. Still feels like monopoly to me.
You have to buy 365!
by C9Nightingale on 2019/06/01 16:25
This program was supposed to help me when I traveled. I write on my PC but travel occasionally. If I have a project open on my PC and want to finish and submit it within my timeline I transfer it to my IPad and go. I had been writing in note or on pages but the styles got messed up and I whined to my spouse. “Try Word for IPad”. Ok, so I got it. Miserable first day experience and then my spouse said “Buy a month of 365. See if that helps.” Eureka! Now the reason it isn’t a “5” is because there is still a learning curve. You have to push all the buttons and figure out where things are. ?Intuitive? Nah, I didn’t think so but I’m a PC lover. The IPad is light weight and slips in my purse. My laptop is not. I had a surface—The best of both worlds—-but that’s another story. My advice: If you’re upset with word for IPad, buy a month of 365. See you in the skies!
Talent sales rep at Microsoft
by Coach Hillberry on 2018/03/20 00:55
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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.
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.
Want to add an image? You’re SOL!
by CinnamonFeet on 2019/11/15 05:09
You might think you’re adding a perfectly normal image to the document. Sure, it’s a little glitchy and hard to move images around, and god forbid you want to move an image to another page, but it functions. Sort of. You’ll find, though, that once you save your document and view it through anywhere but the Word app, half of the images are suddenly sideways, a few are upside down, and two of them have managed to migrate above the title of your document. The first two of those issues are likely due to the fact that the rotate image feature isn’t functional, but the second one? No idea. Besides all that, the app is incredibly glitchy and likes to do strange things when you accidentally tap the screen. The layout is weird and the UI is broken. I guess it functions fine for just text and basic formatting, but Google Docs is superior in just about every way. Just make all your documents there and convert them to Word format afterwards. It’ll save you a lot of headaches.
Missing Reference Tab!!
by Drumgrl66 on 2019/10/04 17:11
The Reference Tab is probably one of the most used items in a college student’s academic career. Most college students are using tablets and cloud versions of Word. I would really appreciate if you added the Reference Tab onto this version. It is difficult to carry around a heavy laptop or to be inconvenienced to have to resort going to the library computers just to use the Reference Tab on the desktop versions. As I am currently writing my senior thesis, this feature is ever more needed more now than ever in my life! I love the program, but you only get 3 stars because it is a severe inconvenience to have to resort to my computer every time I have to cite a source on my papers that I am working on. Please think about adding the Reference Tab into this version, it would be very helpful!
it is too expensive
by unsatisfied djdjdnjd on 2020/09/29 15:16
I was trying really hard to make my essay on computer for my math class (as the teacher told me to) and since i’m doing online she couldn’t help. I asked my mom and we tried, and tried yesterday and we still couldn’t. We were gonna try free trial for a month but we had to put in our credit card and my computer is on kids mode (i’m a kid) and last time i bought something on that computer it took all day. So, I went to the web browser option and it worked! It let me type, and also copy & paste things. The bad thing was that I NEEDED to use a worksheet given by the teacher which you could only open on word the app, not the web browser. For some reason it wouldn’t let me copy it to bring on to the web browser. Guess why? Because I had to BUY it just so I could copy and paste it (ridiculous). So i tried the same on my iPad and it did the exact same thing. I’ve been trying to do this for 7 days (even on the weekend). Because of that stupid feature i have 8 overdue activities. That’s why I’m rating it a 1 star.
Same word. Same problem
by HUTCH18 on 2020/09/20 17:38
A lot of people use word because its very standard. But I run into the same problem when I use it. Every update there’s a problem with the format. Everything that I had on page 2, is now partly on page 1. And what I had on part 3, is partly on page 2, and so forth, throughout all 200+pages of my document. Try to call for support and reach someone who barely speaks English. I tell them what happens, and they say “so is it because you changed something in your document”? Yes, when I closed my document yesterday, it was formatted correctly. Then after I updated the app today, and opened it up and it was wrong, it must have been when I did it in the middle of the night. I will be switching to Apples pages. Thanks for the people who work really hard to make this work, it really is a great effort for the most part. But it’s just not fun doing this when the issue happens on my MacBook and my iPad. What’s the point of setting something up to be exactly how you want it, if a simple update changes everything? It’s nonsense.
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.
Only Good Because Everyone Else Uses It
by Smitticus 27 on 2020/07/28 22:58
This version stinks! It *could* be incredible, thanks to some of the super-useful benefits of the iPad Pro—high quality touch screen, fast user interface, Apple Pencil, etc. There are only a few real problems that I’ve experienced with Word. Unfortunately, those are deal-breakers! Nearly every time I try to do “Review” mode (adding/editing comments; tracked changes; etc.), the app simply crashes. I have to restart the app and go to the last auto save (which fortunately is usually less than one minute of work). This sounds like a minor “first-world problem”...however, if you think about the app crashing 9 out of every 10 times you try to edit or add a comment—you essentially can’t use Word at all for document markup. At. All. Considering that collaborating with others and marking up each others’ documents is most of what I need Word for, I am really in a bad place until Microsoft fixes these bugs. Because of this I would NOT use Word—ever—except that Microsoft benefits from “Network Effects”. That’s the idea that the value of a product corresponds with the number of users. The fact that everyone I work with uses .doc and .docx, and those formats don’t currently open properly on other word processors, leaves me hamstrung to work with this app and its crashing every 2-3 minutes when “Review” mode is on.
Great! But one suggestion...
by Angel Estairess on 2020/04/14 13:17
Microsoft Word comes in handy on the iPhone and most features work well. One flaw it does have and the reason it’s only 4 star is the grammar and spelling features have some flaws with not recognizing certain words and sentence structures. Of course I’d always recommend double checking yourself first before blaming the program but there have been times in my college writing where I’ve had to ‘okay’ some grammatical highlights and add words to the dictionary. One suggestion I do have for the developers though would be to add a color search feature! When I write I will sometimes highlight or change the color of my font. Usually this helps me find particular places but now that I’m writing books it takes longer to find the right area and I find myself wishing I could color search and then navigate between colored sections more easily.
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!
Glad I signed up for Office 365
by Josh1222 on 2018/01/31 02:06
I’m reviewing this as a paid app and not a free one because, for my use case, the features I need require an Office 365 subscription (which is fair - I don’t expect developers to provide pro-level functionality for free). If I were reviewing this as a free app, I would rate it 5 stars. Maybe more, actually. It’s a really good app. I'm an attorney and I mark up documents for a living, and I rely on a lot of advanced “Reviewing” features of Microsoft Word on the desktop. Many of these features are reproduced perfectly in this app. I store my iMac's files on OneDrive, which this app can access natively. It works very, very well. Some features do remain missing, however. Styles support does not appear to be complete, or at least there does not seem to be a way to edit Styles on the iPad (although if I edit a Style on the iMac the Style will immediately update on the iPad, so there’s that). Sometimes I rely on Remote Desktop just to make changes to Styles and certain other formatting items - obviously this is a clunky workaround. There also is no functionality for “comparing” one file with another. I’m giving this 4 stars because I’m pleased with it and Microsoft Word remains critical to my daily workflow. There’s definitely room for improvement, though, especially for a “pro” app that I’m paying annually for.
Word search problem
by Visions of His coming on 2019/09/22 21:04
(1) Word search starts searching like crazy before you end typing the word/text you want to search for. It will continue even when you try to stop it. You go crazy too by clicking <cancel>, but it will continue until whatever, then, it suddenly stop its search and goes back to the document. Here, you must start all over again with the same frustration. (2) The solution is to use other text writing tool for writing exactly what you want, then past in the word/text search. (3) The difference between this ap and others is that you can copy something from outside sources and past it into your document. You will be able to find the text you already copied into it when you use the way I described for text searching. There are other apps that do not recognize texts you pasted into them from web pages or books. But I am thankful for the work you’ve done.
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
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.
Your joking.
by ComosGaming on 2019/12/15 18:12
I get it. From my understanding, you want people to pay money for a better usage on the apps office 365 is connected to, as well as making it easier in general. Problem 1. Some idiot thought it was a fantastic idea to do this, and not put the actual app on iPhone. Problem 2. The word on my account, as reference, will not let me type unless I save it to my cloud, which I need an office subscription to do. Thus, I can’t actually do anything. Problem 3. Some features on the computer version of word don’t appear on the phone version of word or the tablet version of word. What members of your company thought that was a good idea? Final problem I have. People who go to school, like me, usually need to do their work at home, and they don’t have money for a computer, nonetheless for an office subscription. Gosh dang it man, just, at least let us type. That’s all I ask. -ComosGaming
Great, but just one thing
by Cameron Sc on 2019/11/04 18:34
This is a great app to work on essays and all other sorts of documents. However, there’s only one thing I’m not fond of: the docs don’t automatically save. When you tap the back arrow for the first time after creating a doc, it gives you the options of either Save or Delete. If you accidentally hit the delete button, that’s it, your doc is gone. I’ve had that happen to me a few times. To me it’s not good because if I had written a long paper with many pages, and then tried to save it, you could accidentally press that delete button and all your hard work and progress will be lost. Of course you got to pay attention to what you’re doing. But still I think an extra warning tab like “Are you sure you want to delete this doc?” should be added, or just have the docs saved automatically.
Could be better,,,
by Chickenlover27 on 2020/06/14 06:34
While the mobile version of Word is helpful for on the go typing, it lacks many of the aspects that make regular Word good. For example, every ten minutes, the app shuts down. This would just be irritating, but in addition to the crash, the app deletes everything I typed in the two minutes before the crash. There is no way to recover this lost work, and I just have to retype everything. Every time I edit something, the Word app gives me an error, saying someone else has edited the document, and I need to review these changes. No one else is editing the document. Just me. the alert is very irritating and does not go away, even after I have ‘resolved the changes.’ Final complaint... The spellcheck is horrendous in mobile Word. The iconic red line will appear under words like “and” and “the” when they are spelled correctly. It will autocorrect these words to “these” and “arm” but not correct actual misspellings of larger words. Overall, I wish the mobility and accessibility of mobile Word outweighed the negative aspects. Unfortunately, this is not the case, and I have had to deal with frustrating issues that make the experience less than ideal. I wish the functionality of regular Word would transfer to mobile Word. I think the app could be really useful if the technological issues were resolved.
Worth of Word
by coosawattee1 on 2018/10/18 01:05
I have worked with Word since it first came out.... many years go. It has grown and developed as new needs have come along. I Have tried a few others but the bottom line is that I NEED. WORD. It does what I need and I need what it does. I was at a real disadvantage when the iPad would not use it... I was about to give up on Apple and go back to total Microsoft. Since the new versions come together on the cloud to offer ability to use documents and speed sheets across the big Divide, I can use documents at home that were created at work... etc. you know what I mean or you would not have made them compatible. Actually I find myself using iPad more and more... to the point that it is not just an aid, but is quickly becoming my main tool. Keep up the good work.
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.
Word on the iPhone is cumbersome and ...
by Zafarrano Wolffe on 2020/01/15 22:24
First, at no fault of MS Word, the iPhone keyboard is a cruel trickster, one that was created in computer-primitive times and never updated. That said, Word vía the iPhone is cumbersome. It often takes forever to load and the screen often freezes. Editing — professional editing — is difficult because the tools aren’t responsive. Or cooperative. And, working with OneDrive is near impossible because it — OneDrive — doesn’t allow iPhone editing, thus you are required to copy your ms and past it in Word to edit, and then recopy so as to paste in back in OneDrive. IMO, it appears that MS should incorporate professional writers and editors into its Word planning sessions because Wors, whether on the iPhone or laptop, is administrative heavy and not designed for writers, editors or journalists. I think they should devise a Word version for such specific use, especially since so many of us use iPhones for creating, editing and sending copy — and photographs.
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.
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