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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 servers are down
by Cheryl's iPhone 6 Plus on 2020/07/13 19:04
Can’t get the document read to me b/c the servers are down. I really like this feature. It’s raining today so that might explain why the Microsoft Servers are down. Can’t save my work either. I sent it over to Pages for now. Otherwise I’m really liking the new features.
Use it a lot
by reddog24200 on 2020/07/13 14:38
I use word on my iPad to transcribe talks daily. Very convenient.
“Bug fixes” is an insult!!!!!!!!!
by RobertValenzuela on 2020/07/13 09:04
When you see “”Bug fixes” and nothing else, it is a red flag! It is an insult! No explanation to a possible foul up involving vulnerabilities, security flaws and exposing us to hackers. “Bug fixes” has become typical signature of a$$h0les that have something to hide all the while we give detailed feedback and get insulted! TOTAL A$$h0l€$!!!
Almost As Powerful As the Desktop Version
by Hajster on 2020/07/12 19:23
I really love Word on the iPad. I can do almost everything I would normally do on the desktop, except portably and with the easy multitasking of the iPad. With its integration of cloud storage, my iPad becomes an extension of my desktop computer, where I can work on the same documents interchangeably, regardless of which device I’m on.
Melidori
by melidori on 2020/07/12 17:32
Melidori
Works fine but not for large documents
by TriFamily5 on 2020/07/12 17:08
For a free app, it’s great. You can find most whatever you need for basic word processing. However, there is one big problem. I am now working with a 900 page document. There is no quick way to move through the document, and every time I open the app or work on a different document in-between, I have to swipe through many pages to get to where I left off. I have not found a search function specifically within the free Microsoft Word. Microsoft has done nothing to improve the navigation, from what I have read in looking for a solution. But for short documents, it does what you need.
The new app is pretty garbage
by D-Mac2012 on 2020/07/12 15:53
It feels like an eighth grader designed a website. It doesn’t feel like a native app.
Idk man
by ilovehorsesforlifeeee on 2020/07/12 15:34
I mean like there’s nothin else to use so I guess this is fine
Sasses
by thatoneguywithglasses🥧 on 2020/07/12 02:11
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Awful
by Gammon lover on 2020/07/11 21:08
Word closes the file I’m working on and re-opens every time I switch to another app and come back. Make using Word very frustrating. I switched to Pages. It’s more reliable and less frustrating.
DO NOT GET
by bigchicken2020remastered on 2020/07/11 17:47
I got this app thinking that it would be fun to write stories on my iPad, but I was wrong. It kept asking me to enter a stupid code!!!😡😡😡😡😡😡😡So I highly recommend NOT.
Limited
by rewrite your rules on 2020/07/11 16:48
I would like access to all editing features. Otherwise, the app. is not bad.
Not working on iPhone
by bross422 on 2020/07/10 21:04
Works great on my iPad. used to be able to get my word docs done out and about in my iPhone when on breaks or whatever and now it won't work at all. Loads, says I am in edit mode and the I try and write and noting, freazes up. The only reason I bought this was for this very purpose. To get writing done when I am not at home at my desk. It's kind of makes it nearly useless to me. Bummed
don’t even bother❤️
by Cookienella on 2020/07/10 19:32
why won’t it let me paste something?????? this is utterly ridiculous. the fact that a modern app doesn’t have the ability to let you paste something is idiotic. i have searched countless guides on the internet and nothing. ridiculous.
Why your services are not free??????
by Sayfhala on 2020/07/10 19:23
Why your services are not free??????
No Dark Mode???
by 321Write on 2020/07/10 04:08
It is frustrating that Microsoft has not enables dark mode for Word.
cannot save files
by MHY6 on 2020/07/09 17:46
I keep trying to save my work and it gives me error “Office can’t save this file right now. Please try again later.” Please fix this. New work I do gets lost because of the bug!
Best website and app
by javier😀 on 2020/07/09 15:41
I love it's also very helpful
Very bad experience on ipad !
by farhanzb on 2020/07/09 07:55
You have to pay if you want to use anything in this app, so I prefer another app!
Write and LOVE
by nelsa234 on 2020/07/09 00:30
OMG I can just write and write and I LOVE it
Word is great !
by capt Andy R on 2020/07/08 20:36
This facilitates writing
Word Review
by n9n3r_ on 2020/07/08 18:32
I like Microsoft Word as it has been around for decades with much improvement within the application itself. I find that the Word app on the iPad Pro 2020 2nd Gen isn’t fully functioning at times. The application needs much work. The application crashes a few times throughout the day only on my apple device. This app needs to be fixed to be fully operational on apple products without bugs.
Better
by fourA's on 2020/07/08 18:31
Appears to be better
subscriptions don’t work
by DR1138 on 2020/07/08 16:02
After using the app for years, and after confirming my subscription is current, the app keeps signing me out and then asking me to sign up for a free trial or sign in with another account.
The Best Business or Pleasure App
by Trailblazinlace on 2020/07/08 14:26
Absolutely thankful iPhone & word have an app to keep working on the go when creating letters or notices for your career!
Buggy and Unreliable
by Brian Tee on 2020/07/08 03:40
This version of Word is plagued with bugs. For example, when using the iPad’s Magic Keyboard, attempting to highlight a single word or group of words causes the software to act erratically to the point where it is virtually impossible to highlight the text without first closing the file and re-opening the app. This is app is definitely not ready for prime time.
Trash
by mumu kev on 2020/07/07 22:30
Just trash
Hi
by fdfhjfgFOLLOW on 2020/07/07 21:19
Hi
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by oudchyghvhtttt on 2020/07/07 12:16
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Contractor
by bubbajosh2 on 2020/07/06 16:30
Fixbill hours money management he schedule
Tibet Font is not working
by 59TJ on 2020/07/06 10:40
Tibetan font is not working at all. If you can resolve the issue, that will be highly appreciated
Excellent
by Sem4subs on 2020/07/06 00:47
Five stars!
WORST APP
by hurrayforweather on 2020/07/04 17:28
I HATE IT IT DOSNT EVEN WORK UGH
Trackpad Support Is Needed ASAP!
by batsai on 2020/07/04 16:01
UPDATE As of July 3rd, 2020, there is STILL NO TRACKPAD SUPPORT. We are going on three months now where Microsoft refuses to update their apps to support trackpads- it is infuriatingly buggy. Often, trackpad input is either not recognized or requires multiple clicks, if it gets recognized at all! Almost every other app has stepped up, and I will update from 1 star when this glaring omission is fixed. ____________________________________ This version of Word, although less powerful than for Mac or PC is much more pleasant to use, in my opinion. Word for Mac is just an ugly, slow and unintuitive app. However, we have had trackpad support in iPadOS since March 24th! Why haven’t you added this to the Office apps for Mac? Trackpad support is non-existent, and taps/clicks often fail to register at all! Please add trackpad support ASAP- it have been over two months, and those of us who use iPads as writing and productivity tools needed this MONTHS ago. Thank you.
Long time friend
by Tjones222 on 2020/07/04 04:33
WORD has been my long time friend.
Crashes when i try to do anything after logging in
by Morganaurora on 2020/07/03 23:12
Including signing up for subscription l you’d think they’d ant my money.
Garbage
by Brando1359 on 2020/07/03 20:17
I have used word on pc for years. This app is bad I mean for what you pay to what you get is straight garbage would not tell anyone to download don’t waste the space on you device or you money!!!
Best software UI I’ve ever used!
by HeathDelair1234 on 2020/07/03 16:13
I’d say this app has helped me in so many ways! It has helped me in the times that I needed to write my book and/or review it. As goes for anything else, it has been a reliable source to get my work done. These would include, “Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.” It has also helped in management and scheduling during moments when I need to. Other than that, I’d say Office365 (Microsoft365) would be a recommend app for those who like to work.
Editing documents
by ioffei on 2020/07/03 14:24
Cannot edit documents.
Lifesaver
by gollita93 on 2020/07/03 00:36
I love this app to update my resume when I don’t have a computer available.
What is wrong with this app???
by VitoTheGuido on 2020/07/02 22:57
What ever I do I can’t close the split screen! Who thought this split screen between to documents on an iPad was a good idea!!!
support
by CJ_Havefun on 2020/07/02 14:12
works beautiful, need full support on iPad Magic Keyboard though.
Word review
by JJPMom on 2020/07/02 13:27
I’m not stupid, but Word is not easy to use!
Extensiones y PÚA
by lissymele on 2020/07/02 13:27
Saludos Desde que comenzó la pandemia he intentado de solicitar mis extensiones y no recibía respuesta. Luego nos informaron que aún no estaban disponible. Más adelante se comunicó una empleada del Departamento del Trabajo para saber mi inquietud de mi email que envié y vio mi caso la cual me confirmó que cualificaba para las extensiones y el PUA que lo solicitara. Lo solicité de inmediato y al día de hoy 2 de julio de 2020 no he recibido respuesta alguna. Sometí la forma para la extensiones y tampoco he recibido respuesta. Esto es una situación bien desesperadamente y frustrante para mi porque no he recibido ningún ingreso y a su vez no consigo un empleo. Le agradecería que por favor se comuniquen conmigo a la mayor brevedad posible. Gracias Carmen Melendez Soto 581-55-4532 787-398-8655
Word review
by Ms Wadz on 2020/07/02 07:42
Microsoft office word on my iPhone is a life saver. I can work as I go
Too hard to log in via the IPhone
by Bitsey 68 on 2020/07/01 21:33
So often a hassle on the phone. Usually give up and go to the PC
Word
by sonia tina on 2020/07/01 20:01
Word is a document. Katie Jordan is typing.
Word
by E ñrentas on 2020/07/01 14:23
Perfect tool!
Some bugs when using iPad Magic Keyboard
by Jus d'Orange on 2020/07/01 11:53
There are some bugs with the program when using it with the iPad Magic Keyboard. The keyboard portion works fine. It’s the trackpad input that Word needs to improve on. There are times when using the trackpad to select a command or doing an option-click that the app doesn’t register the input.
No envelope option
by Angeliqfaces1 on 2020/07/01 10:27
You have everything but an option to make envelopes. It’s terrible.
Best mobile app by far
by BenWonderer on 2020/07/01 06:54
Good
This is great
by David Gathright on 2020/06/30 18:37
This word on the phone is amazing. Everything that i saved on my pc is here on the iPhone
No trackpad support
by CappyPJ on 2020/06/30 18:22
There is no trackpad support - the cursor does not transform into a text selector. It’s been over 8 months since iPadOS was released with mouse and keyboard support. Why isn’t Word functional yet?
Assessibility
by Pennywaymaker on 2020/06/30 13:58
This was my first time using word on a small device (IPad). It was very easy to use this tool to do the same things I did on my laptop or desktop. If there was something I couldn’t figure out the search bar was a very handy tool.
Excellent
by yenniha on 2020/06/30 04:18
Good to using
Review
by Shourtoyiu on 2020/06/29 18:33
Great product
Easy and efficient
by Fast braiin.com on 2020/06/29 12:01
Able to dictate on the go, transfer to my files with ease for later printing or publishing. Can print from mobile app!
EXCELENT APP!!!
by the tireless student on 2020/06/29 10:38
EXCELLENT APP IM VERY SATISFIED!!!👍🏽
Useful
by geojotow on 2020/06/29 00:23
Great product
so so bad.
by unholygrl69 on 2020/06/28 17:26
constantly glitching. constantly deleting my files. not user-friendly or intuitive in any way whatsoever.
What?!?
by Kitty Cat🐱Meeeooooooww! on 2020/06/28 15:25
So... I wanted a way to write on my iPad. So i thought, i should get something like Docs or..... M Word! ❌Bad idea. i couldn’t change my font or text size, and worst of all.... I COULDN’T EVEN WRITE!!!!! I don’t know if it was a glitch, but it was a bad experience. please fix this. 😕
Dark mode needed
by AndrewCLeonard on 2020/06/28 05:12
Much prefer to Pages for ease of use and Google because of privacy. However, no way to have black background while working. It’s EXTREMELY bright at night.
Hi
by so10x on 2020/06/27 23:27
Good
Student account stopped working, can’t login, and microsoft customer support is terrible.
by striderpsv on 2020/06/27 22:16
My password stopped working for some reason, but I can’t retrieve it because I need to contact my IT department at school... Great! First off, other than using my University email, my University has absolutely nothing to do with the microsoft accounts. I’m simply just using my school email. Secondly, because of COVID-19 , my tech department isn’t around very much. So, now I’m stuck without word because no one can help. Thanks Microsloft. Great job making it impossible for students to retrieve their account and/or change passwords. Also, great job really sticking it to the user with this subscription garbage.
Makes work easy
by Justbought on 2020/06/27 07:51
Have used Word for years, both on my IPad and laptop. It allows me to be more productive and produce professional documents. Recommended.
I just love Word.
by Best Selling Novel Hopefully? on 2020/06/27 04:54
I’m a twelve year old girl. I am currently working on my first novel, and Word is fantastic. I can access it from my phone, laptop, and anywhere else I can get internet. It has so many amazing features that make the book seem more fun, like changing the font slightly to make something pop out at you so you take the time to notice something is weird, and you remember that line. It is also so very easy to switch to italic, and in writing novels I do that a lot. It’s so much more simple than a lot of other apps, yet complex enough to have great features. Five star rating, great job Word.
Word app on my phone is amazing!
by ldb143 on 2020/06/26 21:09
I’m so glad Office 365 offers software on your phone! It has made life so easy!
Not like the PC version
by MRScabiya on 2020/06/26 17:59
I am using an ipad, if I didn’t need Word for work I wouldn’t be paying for this app monthly.
Won’t load properly
by cafezfordayssss on 2020/06/26 17:29
When I open a shared document with word it only shows a previous version and won’t update to the new changes that someone else made to the document.
Love it!
by Whoever wrote this reveiw on 2020/06/26 13:51
This app is really good and I love it! I can write down anything I want in fun fonts. Thank you so much for making this app. Thanks, Whoever wrote this review
Useless without 360 subscription except as a viewer
by LFdeG on 2020/06/26 11:04
They seem to have fixed the connectivity issues I complained about before. As of one of the last updates MS decided to force you to get an office 360 subscription to save changes, since I can view word files in Dropbox and will never subscribe to 360 (instead of using desktop apps) I will delete this app to save space. Microsoft seems to have it out for loyal users. They remove historically supported keystroke commands, updates make their products less useful in order to better extract money from their customers. If you can find an alternative- use it, Microsoft considers you a revenue stream to be manipulated and exploited - not a customer who is entitled to usable products that function well.
Dosn’t work??
by 12345678IWillPunchYouInTheFace on 2020/06/25 22:07
I’m not sure why but the app won’t let me wright or edit anything. I used to use it all the time then one day it just stopped. I can open a file but it says to sign in if I want to edit it and when I sign in it says I’m good but then nothing changes. I’ve tried closing the app and restarting, I’ve uninstalled the app and reinstalled, I’ve even created a new account and paid for the subscription, but to no avail. It does not let me wright anything, I’m using an iPhone 8, and I used to use it on an iPhone 5. It is simply useless now.
Didn’t get the app but...
by im bored so im writing this 😕 on 2020/06/25 16:23
Other Microsoft products are traditionally good. I didn’t get the app but I’m bored so I’m typing this review. 😐
Unusable on iPad Pro 11inch
by AB_Preach on 2020/06/25 14:56
Trying to complete work on this is horrible. It’s slow, lacks basic functions, and does not have apple keyboard support. Microsoft seems to be intentionally slow with these updates. Cancelled my subscription.
Word
by kwtheroo on 2020/06/25 13:46
So nice 💞
Lost 10 years of data!!!!
by blocks other games on 2020/06/25 06:06
Word would not open and directed me to go to App Store and reinstall. I had to delete it first to reinstall. I’ve had this for over 10 years and LOST ALL MY FILES!!!!
Unusable
by deh135 on 2020/06/25 00:00
I honestly don’t see how this app has so many positive reviews. It is a good word processor but the “open document” function is insanely horrible. Like most people, I work with Directory‘s that have multiple documents in them. If I can’t see the most recent document the open documents function is of no use. All this money and Microsoft can’t figure this out… Pathetic and lazy.
Not working properly
by Cardo P on 2020/06/24 22:59
It was working I was able to make a resume but now it does not let me type. I can’t even edit the resume that I made. I can’t delete any words or type please fix.
i love it
by Mr-hamod on 2020/06/24 20:05
Nice to work
Lost Everything
by Angry Angry Amp on 2020/06/24 17:32
Auto Save didn’t save any of my work despite saying it saved periodically. I lost hours of work when Word crashed.
Convienant
by JBJTiger on 2020/06/24 16:54
The ALP is very handy for me as I can carry and edit my books and documents in my pocket!
Amazing
by eniac78 on 2020/06/24 13:27
Can work on documents with all the features I know and they are stored in the cloud so can access from anywhere.
Microsoft Word
by MaMa1057 on 2020/06/24 01:39
This app is very user friendly.
Microsoft word
by sages review on 2020/06/23 20:34
This app is great for business plans I spent 8 pages on my business plan
Great Program
by Marksailsfast on 2020/06/23 14:08
Great program
I LOVE MICROSOFT
by neopapasin15 on 2020/06/23 04:38
This app really help me in my school works
Worst
by Kdkskdkdkdkdkdkd on 2020/06/23 03:39
Worst app I have ever used, didn’t do the simple things it was supposed to didn’t even let me write text. Terrible, get google docs instead
Can’t use this now
by Lifesaver67226 on 2020/06/23 02:48
I was suddenly locked out of using this app and am now being told I have no subscription even though my subscription is paid. I cannot type or access my documents! Please fix this bug ASAP!
Microsoft Word continues to be tried, tested, and true
by Survant of Jesus Christ on 2020/06/23 02:17
Just tried, true, and tested working tool continues to meet my needs very well.
Make Word on iPad Pro the same as Windows 10 version
by Dr. Robot [001] on 2020/06/22 05:46
I know how hard it is to build these things, but this is just awful. Why are the Office apps so neutered on iPad OS? This platform has so much potential, but apps like this just ruin it. Is this done on purpose? I love Windows 10 and how Office is implemented there, why can we not have the same experience here? There is no reason. I have a 15 year old IBM ThinkPad X41 that runs Windows 10 1709 with Word and all the other Office apps flawlessly… beautifully compared to what ever MS is putting out here on iPadOS. It’s really just such a shame. Kind of makes me just want to switch to a Windows based 2 in 1… is that the plan Microsoft? Where are more than half of the features that are available on the desktop? Don’t you have some unified code base? That’s the only reason I can image these versions being so vastly separate. Make it one!!! Step up your game Microsoft. Please. You’re doing such a great job on your own platforms, but here… having no Office apps would be better than this.
Enjoying
by OOL5 on 2020/06/21 15:27
Enjoy the sheer ease of word despite early unease with navigation
Lying about Price.
by Madelyn W. on 2020/06/21 05:55
It’s not free. Trust me. You can’t edit anything without q subscription.
Half of my documents disappeared, and I can’t open anything anymore
by krÿš on 2020/06/20 22:06
I’ve been using Word for a while, but lately my documents have been disappearing, and I can’t get them back no matter what. Also, the other documents (that haven’t disappeared), I can’t open, even though I made it. Don’t recommend Word, the Docs app is better.
How about some updates that are actually useful.
by NPW10 on 2020/06/20 21:47
It would be awesome if Microsoft pushed through updates that actually integrated iPadOS updates.
Word is part off my everyday life!
by Liza.R on 2020/06/20 17:36
One of my favorite tool to write and create art. I use on my phone, iPad, computer.... it’s really amazing!
Crashes Almost Instantly
by macktruck44 on 2020/06/20 17:32
If I try to view any document for more than 10 seconds, it crashes. I’ve tried clearing all documents. I’ve tried deleting and re-installing the app. iOS is up to date and iPad itself is only 1.5 years old. Nothing works. Word crashes within 10 seconds every single time. Thus, since I cannot even use the app, it truly deserves 1 star.
Bien
by davidrojas96 on 2020/06/20 16:59
Bien
Fix the bugs.
by Kmebz on 2020/06/20 14:40
I use this app on my iPad Pro for school. There are multiple annoying bugs that I figured would have been fixed by now. After years of using the app, there are multiple things that get annoying. When you want to highlight something, no matter what color, it highlights in blue. It works fine on my phone, but not on my iPad... After about a half hour or less of typing a paper, the buttons on the top of the page, such as bold, italics, underline, etc., start changing their symbols randomly to the symbols of different buttons. They still work, but for example, I have no idea where the button to indent the line is after all of the buttons change over and over after every key that I press. Why Microsoft? Fix it. Like I said, it has been years this has not been fixed. It works better on my iPhone than on my iPad Pro. That does not make sense. Also, if you care enough to still be reading, one last thing. When I open a document that I received in an email in outlook, it opens the document in word. I need to remember to make a copy of it immediately before typing on it because I have made the mistake at least twice to just be typing away for hours (obviously with the auto save on) and then finish the paper or whatever I am working on. Then press the back arrow, expecting it to take me to my list of documents saved on word, instead takes me back to outlook and I am unable to open the paper that I was just typing. This one glitch has cost me many many hours of time. It would be nice if you fixed that so it would ACTUALLY auto save. Please finally pay attention to your iPad Pro app. I know there are not a lot of people with iPad Pros, but you should still update it every once in a while.
Word
by x72z23b on 2020/06/20 12:14
My iPad will not let me print from Word without a subscription which renders Word useless.
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!
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.
Love data losses that Microsoft can do nothing about? Then this app is for you!
by My Official Review on 2020/01/30 05:14
I’m writing this review as a warning. I had about 10 Word documents saved on my phone. I do use this app from time to time whenever I feel like adding something to a document. But tonight, everything changed. I come back to the app so I can edit a document. However, when I tapped on it, an error message appeared saying, “Sorry, this document is stored on an unsupported server location.” Good thing I had a copy of the document... right? Nope! Every single one of my dox had the same error. I can no longer access these files from anywhere. All of my stuff is gone now. Forever. This has never happened to me or anyone I know before, but it has been an issue in the past. I looked up this issue, and found a few forum posts about this exact issue. And guess what Microsoft’s response was? Give up. There’s nothing they can do to help you if this happens. Just like that, you’re back to zero. If this didn’t happen, I absolutely would give this app maybe a 4-star rating. But since this happened, I don’t think I can trust Microsoft with my data anymore. NONE of this is my fault. I don’t know what to do with the app at this point, because I still might use it for future projects, but I’m terrified that this will happen again.
Use with Caution-Random Crashes Cause Data Lisa
by squidney17 on 2020/05/10 16:25
I have been using Microsoft word on pc, mac, and iPad for several years and mostly had a good experience. Until recently with the iPad app, which I use almost everyday. The app will randomly crash and delete hours worth of progress I had made on a document. It freezes, sits, and then force closes and when I reopen, my hard work is gone. I auto save to Dropbox, and after experiencing this crash issue multiple times, I periodically go in and out of documents to make sure they are saving, as well as check the menu bar to see that it says “changes are automatically saved to Dropbox.” Which it always does, even during that hour of work that didn’t save after the crash! Why is it telling me it’s saving when it’s really not? I don’t believe this a Dropbox issue, because word itself is crashing. Last time it crashed when I was exiting the document (doing my insane self-checking because I’m so paranoid about this problem). Just froze, and I knew that it was too late. There’s nothing more devastating. I’ve troubleshooted this problem, but no progress yet. I’m considering another word processor app at this point, but that would be inconvenient because no one else has Dropbox integration. Fix your app, please. This is ridiculous.
Laggy and frustfrating.
by one of a student on 2019/02/21 03:01
This app is laggy and wonky as hell. It have a great concept but it is still just a great concept. The lagging is real. You can even see when you try to scroll the pages, it is janky and irritating. Typing is lagged, sometimes a few words behind. ‘Drawing’ is a nice feature but the writings moved a bit after you remove the pencil, so it became really not precise. If I’m writing with my pencil, it shift either to the right or left a bit from where I jot down, making a very not smooth, irritating writing experience. The eraser is even worse. You can erase a word and then the next one won’t, and it brings forward the keyboard instead. The only fix I could do was when that happened, I turn on drawing with fingers and erases with my finger instead. So annoying. If you want to move your writing, it won’t select more than one object at a time, which means you have to move letters by letters, unlike onenote which you could lasso a bunch of stuff. It’s just so annoying. If you’re wondering why I didn’t use onenote, I do use onenote. It’s just this one class that give options of lecture notes in docs format, and we have a bunch of definitions and calculations in a single lecture note, so I typed when it were definitions, and write when doing calculations.
Track Changes Nightmare
by writer in dire straits on 2019/03/11 01:20
I have been using this app on my iPad since it became available and have had minor issues here and there that were easy to overlook, but this one is making my work life miserable as I am very dependent on this feature. About 6 weeks ago it started losing the option of seeing All Markup in balloons if the app was open for very long, if I navigated away from it, or if I closed it and reopened it later. The only way to regain this option is to delete and reinstall each time I need to edit a document ... and since writing and editing are what I do for a living, this is untenable, but I don’t have a better option at the moment. Even with this glitch Word is still, unfortunately, the best way to create, edit, and share documents with others who are on other types of devices and platforms. I really wish Pages were more compatible with PCs and had a more user-friendly tracking function. Forget about Google Docs. I don’t have one good thing to say about it. I have asked both Microsoft and Apple for help. Apple can’t do anything because it’s not on their end. Microsoft is clueless and really didn’t seem interested in trying to help find a solution.
The most important feature won’t work on the Mac!
by Totally Confused... on 2018/10/30 17:29
I’ve been using Microsoft software since 1987. When I switched to Mac, it was only because I could get a subscription to Office 365 and continue to use Word. Imagine my surprise to discover - after hours on the phone with Apple Support and Microsoft Support - the auto-save function will ONLY work if you use One Drive. I didn’t move over to Mac to use Microsoft storage. I want everything in iCloud because it makes sense to have one unified storage location. Yes, I can still hit file/save every ten minutes - but I shouldn’t have to deal with that distraction because I paid to get an app that would work on my computer. The inconvenience of this demand is making me consider moving over to all of the apple products. Pages isn’t that different from Word - in a lot of ways, it’s even better. So, here’s my official request, Microsoft. If you’re going to make people pay for your product, you don’t get to insist how they use it. Open that feature so we can save to the iCloud! If you have to demand that we use a product like One Drive, you’re admitting that it’s just not good enough to attract Mac users on its own merits. Fix this please!
File location/Search/Properties issue
by MD922 on 2019/10/03 17:45
For the most part, I love Microsoft Word. However if I don’t remember where I put a file and I haven’t used it for a while it won’t show up in my recent and I have the hardest time trying to find it. It would be nice if you could search through all the locations that you have saved in the locations spot instead of going to each one separately to find your missing file. Once I found my file, which I did not find through Microsoft word (I had to go to my files on my iPhone where I found the file quickly since it was in the cloud from my Mac desktop), I was unable to open it up. HOWEVER, I cannot find anywhere under file properties or anywhere else where I can find where it is located, it should be in the file properties section, also it would be really handy if they allowed you to click from there to change the location of where you keep your file.
Best there is - not without it’s problems
by Kirbyeous on 2020/03/29 21:32
The word app on iPad is, no doubt, the best way to write documents on the iPad. I have experimented with many other platforms, and the word app is simply the closest we’re gonna get to a computer-like experience on the iPad. It does have it’s limitations, however. There are a couple features that this app needs to encorporate to become more like the desktop version. But overall, I am happy with it. With the new mouse/trackpad compatibility that’s come to iPad’s through the 13.4 update, the iPad has taken one big leap forward in becoming an independent productivity tool. HOWEVER, the devlopers of productivity apps need to update their apps to encorporate the beautiful new mouse/trackpad updates! The quicker the better! The first writing apps that can encorporate that will easily be the new hype. At the moment, this app functions no different with a mouse :(.
Great for collaborating across devices
by Leo Steveyeo on 2018/01/16 11:26
I have devices I use at home, at work, and volunteer places where I do not necessarily own all devices. I usually use a USB drive but, remembering where I keep that small USB drive is much burdensome. Many times, I could not locate my USB drive. Using OneDrive and having 5 users access is a convenience, the price, over $100 a year is a little high, thou. I litterally have access to more than 5 devices. Now, when my Phone becomes more than a phone, I really like to see Word to be more easy to edit text using iPhone. I tried editing text on a document using my iPhone, I was able to edit it. However, when I open it on a PC, the line that I typed in using my iPhone has a different format than other text in the same document. Selecting text, and editing tables or that with shapes are not very much easy on iPhone which might have a lot to do with iPhone structure. But, I really want to see improvement on this area which Microsoft could possibly eliminate barriers and add more user friendly features for Word on iPhone.
Very Unreliable, Does Not Save
by Alexzanderw on 2019/11/20 23:17
This app is an attempt to be what Word is on a computer. There is limited functionality, buggy interaction, and the save feature is terrible. I am a grad student who relies on Word for all my papers. Today, my second paper was erased by Microsoft Word and One Note. I had the auto save feature enabled and track changes enabled (because Word deleted my work before). I went to save my work manually (because I knew the auto save doesn’t work all the time), and it was grey. I could not turn auto save off, and it was not saving even though I had a stable internet connection in the library I always work from. So I saved a copy of the file to my device and it showed it save to my ipad. I restarted my application thinking all was fine, only to find none of my work saved, and that copy I made disappeared! I also found in trying to recover the files that there is no recover functionality and there hasn’t been since at least 2018 when another user reported the same problem. I lost almost 3 hours of work. DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS APP! Stick to a computer until the developers get serious about the things we are serious about.
About halfway there
by k-ledge on 2019/03/06 14:31
I use this app everyday and for the most part - it works if you’re doing basic documents. However, when working with bullets and numbering, sometimes it chokes if a custom spacing/tabbing has been setup using the desktop version of Word. If you create a graph such as a hierarchy in the desktop version, it will display in the iOS version but it cannot be modified - not even on the iPad Pro - which is what I use. It should cache your last document you worked on locally so that you don’t have to reload it when you return. This is important for iOS because of how you have to app switch. The funny thing is that before loading the app, I was able to access the more full featured web version of Word in Safari on iOS and it worked for the most part. Which led me to believe that there is still a lot of potential for the iOS version. For tables, there should be a button on the table to add more columns or rows - Apple’s Pages does that really well and saves the extra touches and strokes. A touch interface is just different than a mouse interface. I think if the product manager was forced to use the iOS version for a month they might make some changes to add features in a way that makes sense for a true touch environment even if it’s slightly different than the desktop version. More and more people are making a touch interface their primary device which means that fewer compromises will need to be made.
Frustrating. I use when I have to.
by srd606284 on 2019/01/28 15:19
I have to have Word. The work and general environment makes it the standard. So, I use it. This app is okay for simpler stuff. It includes the most used features. The frustration is with faults in the app. First, the auto save seems to work with OneDrive, but not the others. I feel I am being herded toward Microsoft. It makes me hate OneDrive. Second, if I am creating a document in Word, but switch off to a different app, coming back to Word means I wait while my document downloads from the cloud again. Every. Single. Time. When I tried to get around this by saving the doc to the iPad, I found a bug. I created a doc, saved it to the iPad. Then I created another doc, saved it to the iPad also. While working with the second doc, if I switched to another app and then come back to Word, it reloads the first document! So, right now, if I am creating a simple document, I will use another app and just save as docx. If it’s a complex doc that someone else created, I have to use Word. And using an app only because I have to.... well that should tell you something.
New version not as good as the previous one
by terrilee_nc on 2018/09/09 04:32
Verdict: if you want to/need to use Office across your devices, get this. If not, use Pages or Google Docs. They will both allow you to open & edit Word docs & Save docs as Word. Though it’s really handy to have Office products on my phone so I can edit files without having to go to my laptop, I’m not keen on the latest version of Word for iOS. It’s just clunkier to use. It took me quite a bit of poking around just to find the editing control menus. And when I copy & paste text into a new document, it only pastes the text, not any original formatting. I don’t see any paste options such as there are in Word for windows. Example: I have an email with text formatted as a table. Previously, if I copied & pasted into a new doc, it pasted as a table. Now, it just pastes the text with generic font & no formatting except paragraph breaks. I completely lose the table. It seems this app has gotten more bare-bones rather than feature-full. It’s good enough, but if I have an Office subscription, I expect a little more.
This is NOT free. False advertising!
by Serene Chaos on 2019/03/16 23:12
What is the purpose of allowing people to download this app “free” but preventing them from even being able to type in a document. I get a message telling me I can edit and save with an Office 365 subscription. I have never needed all the advanced features because i just use the app once a month or so for personal notes and to print things that are too complex printing from the internet without all the advertisements and webpage junk too. Like a simple recipe. I’ll copy the text and insert a picture of it. That is all I do with this and have used it for free for years, but suddenly i can’t even create a new plain document because I have to pay for a subscription??? These tactics are why I no longer use most of Microsoft products or operating systems anymore. We even got rid of paying for Xbox because of their intrusion and unrealistic pricing. Nice job Microsoft. Your efforts to make people pay are backfiring. I “might” have considered paying sometime in the future if I needed the more advanced features, out of loyalty for how helpful it had been so far. That’s what I do with other apps. Not this one. Never again.
Missing Functions, Extreme Data Loss
by Shaggerelli1980 on 2020/04/06 01:50
I write reports for my work that are legally sensitive, and for this reason, I cannot store them in “the cloud” because, in reality, “the cloud” is just someone else’s computer. As it turns out, my need for privacy is just too much for this MS Word app. It works fine if you save all of your documents to OneDrive where Gates, China, and God and everyone can view them. However, if you try to save anything locally, it’ll hang up and not save them. You’ll have to force quit the app and when it reopens, your data will be gone. This is so mind boggling stupid that it makes this app completely useless to me. Thanks for the curryware, Microsoft. Lastly, this app is not Word — at least not the Word that you’d use on MacOS or Windows. It is a scaled down version that is missing critical features, such as formatting functions. On a number of occasions, I’ve had to save the document and move it to a PC just to fix a table in one of my work’s report templates. For some reason, it displays correctly in Word on a PC, but looks like complete garbage in Word on the iPad. So there you go! Windows Word is not compatible with iPadOS Word! Go figure!
Subscription issues, issues, issues...
by RidingTheWavesAsTheyCome on 2019/12/26 22:22
While the apps work as described (unintuitive) the subscription keeps being the greatest challenge. Mostly when I try to log in it doesn’t work due to “suspicious activity” What, me logging in is suspicious? Now I wanted to share the family subscription with my son...Again, suspicious activity. So I was asked to recover the account!?!? Recover from What? I filled out the online form multiple times and always got denied. Than I went to the help center that is managed by a bot. Trying to get a human on the line was impossible as it asked me eventually every time to log in to my account...What?! Are you kidding me? That’s my problem, you don’t let me back in!!! Than found a phone number searching online, from there it took more than an hour after speaking to several people to finally get the “right” rep. His advice: Go fill out the online form again and everything will be fine...😳😫😂😖Yep, Microsoft at its best... right?! Let’s see if I ever get back in. This way I probably can never get out of their subscription...Even while I am not able to use the apps...Great, Customer first...
Verification Bugs makes this IMPOSSIBLE to use!!
by Tim Lim on 2019/01/10 17:47
I’m a huge advocate for Microsoft Office. I think the programs are amazing and powerful, and definitely my preferred software for word processing and data entry. However the mobile version of Microsoft Word has been IMPOSSIBLE! Every time I try to use it, it says my account needs to be verified, and when I verify, the emails with codes don’t get sent, so I have to wait lengthy periods of time, and if or when I get those codes, my account gets suspended! I’m currently taking a class, and want to take notes via Word, but constantly I have to use other word processing programs because I CANT SIGN IN!!!! How is this something that hasn’t been fixed or hasn’t been addressed? It’s something that happens ALL the time, and I can’t reliably use Microsoft Office at all! If this isn’t fixed, I’ll have to start using other programs that are actually reliable. Again, I love the program itself, but because of this weird verification business, it has prevented me from reliably using this program on my iPad. Please address this, or you will lose many people who like to use this program.
Not fully functional
by :-sammy g-: on 2017/11/26 20:50
You can’t use this app without a subscription to office 365, but then it only gives you the functionality of Pages. You can’t edit paragraph styles or save templates. So you pay for the service and get the abilities of a free app. So might as well just use pages. There is one really frustrating thing from pages that made me try this out though. Outlining. Pages doesn’t recognize what you’ve done before like Microsoft. - at least in the ipad apps. So if you need to go past 1. , A., a. You’re stuck. The ruler and tabs in Pages are also garbage, so if you need to do a quick professional outline, get this for a day. But if Ipad is your sole computer - just use something else. Major corporations like Microsoft and Adobe switching to subscription only payment systems is bad for consumers. They have an industry standard hold on the market and therefore can do whatever they want. Luckily smaller companies are popping up - also Apple’s free products, but the lack of customizability is terrible on the iPad in general. Still feels like monopoly to me.
You have to buy 365!
by C9Nightingale on 2019/06/01 16:25
This program was supposed to help me when I traveled. I write on my PC but travel occasionally. If I have a project open on my PC and want to finish and submit it within my timeline I transfer it to my IPad and go. I had been writing in note or on pages but the styles got messed up and I whined to my spouse. “Try Word for IPad”. Ok, so I got it. Miserable first day experience and then my spouse said “Buy a month of 365. See if that helps.” Eureka! Now the reason it isn’t a “5” is because there is still a learning curve. You have to push all the buttons and figure out where things are. ?Intuitive? Nah, I didn’t think so but I’m a PC lover. The IPad is light weight and slips in my purse. My laptop is not. I had a surface—The best of both worlds—-but that’s another story. My advice: If you’re upset with word for IPad, buy a month of 365. See you in the skies!
Talent sales rep at Microsoft
by Coach Hillberry on 2018/03/20 00:55
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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.
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.
I wish it worked better on the iPad 12.9 (vs. 3)
by Doc1008 on 2019/06/05 15:14
I like Microsoft word OK. It really does struggle often times and it’s not easy to use. However my primary problem here is that when trying to use Microsoft Word to interact with documents on my iPad it’s very slow, frequently quits and I’m having to use multiple steps to get the same job done. About to have to switch to Apple‘s software program. Soley because Microsoft word doesn’t interact with the iPad very well. I wish it was better. Microsoft team if you’re listening boy it would be helpful if you can get this working on the iPad. I run a medical clinic and need to use iPads in interactions with patient during healing sessions. because the iPad works so well with other things it is a good tool. Trying to use Microsoft Word within this environment is not possible. I wish that Microsoft team could try to make this work better on the iPad for us professionals.
Worth of Word
by coosawattee1 on 2018/10/18 01:05
I have worked with Word since it first came out.... many years go. It has grown and developed as new needs have come along. I Have tried a few others but the bottom line is that I NEED. WORD. It does what I need and I need what it does. I was at a real disadvantage when the iPad would not use it... I was about to give up on Apple and go back to total Microsoft. Since the new versions come together on the cloud to offer ability to use documents and speed sheets across the big Divide, I can use documents at home that were created at work... etc. you know what I mean or you would not have made them compatible. Actually I find myself using iPad more and more... to the point that it is not just an aid, but is quickly becoming my main tool. Keep up the good work.
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.
Glad I signed up for Office 365
by Josh1222 on 2018/01/31 02:06
I’m reviewing this as a paid app and not a free one because, for my use case, the features I need require an Office 365 subscription (which is fair - I don’t expect developers to provide pro-level functionality for free). If I were reviewing this as a free app, I would rate it 5 stars. Maybe more, actually. It’s a really good app. I'm an attorney and I mark up documents for a living, and I rely on a lot of advanced “Reviewing” features of Microsoft Word on the desktop. Many of these features are reproduced perfectly in this app. I store my iMac's files on OneDrive, which this app can access natively. It works very, very well. Some features do remain missing, however. Styles support does not appear to be complete, or at least there does not seem to be a way to edit Styles on the iPad (although if I edit a Style on the iMac the Style will immediately update on the iPad, so there’s that). Sometimes I rely on Remote Desktop just to make changes to Styles and certain other formatting items - obviously this is a clunky workaround. There also is no functionality for “comparing” one file with another. I’m giving this 4 stars because I’m pleased with it and Microsoft Word remains critical to my daily workflow. There’s definitely room for improvement, though, especially for a “pro” app that I’m paying annually for.
Mostly happy
by Trautfolk on 2019/04/24 17:17
For the most part, Word for iPad has been fantastic. Granted, it is not as robust as the desktop version, but one would expect that to be the case. I do have a problem. Normally when I start a document, it remains the open document whenever I return to program, my last document edited remains the opened document. At some point that changed. I have a document that is 2 months old now reopening, and it is causing me problems. Last night I took minutes for a meeting, only to have those lost. I cannot find them anywhere. They are not in my recent documents, not auto saved, just gone. A two hour meeting with copious notes now missing. I had planned to come back to finish my notes and did not save them. What a mistake. It is disappointing that the program changed, and I am now struggling to come up with a document that no longer exists!
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.
Word search problem
by Visions of His coming on 2019/09/22 21:04
(1) Word search starts searching like crazy before you end typing the word/text you want to search for. It will continue even when you try to stop it. You go crazy too by clicking <cancel>, but it will continue until whatever, then, it suddenly stop its search and goes back to the document. Here, you must start all over again with the same frustration. (2) The solution is to use other text writing tool for writing exactly what you want, then past in the word/text search. (3) The difference between this ap and others is that you can copy something from outside sources and past it into your document. You will be able to find the text you already copied into it when you use the way I described for text searching. There are other apps that do not recognize texts you pasted into them from web pages or books. But I am thankful for the work you’ve done.
Not Fully Functional, Even with Office 365 Supscription
by Oh30 on 2018/02/13 02:17
This is a very basic app for limited use of creating Word documents. No grammar check. No easy way to format page or paragraph. Saving these documents has by far been my biggest problem. No matter what I use: iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive or the actual iPad, it takes too long for the document to save correctly. You can tell when there is no actual time stamp on the document. I notice this once I am ready to upload the document as an attachment to email, within an online class forum, to a job application or any other institution that may require me to upload or attach the document. Always says there’s not data in the file and therefore cannot be attached. Hours later, it magically saves and becomes a real document with data. This is with a strong internet connection be it using cellular data from the device or wi-fi, it doesn’t matter, it is always a pain. I thought I would be able to do more but this app is so basic, I may as well just use Google docs.
Custom Default Template
by CBoulter on 2017/10/11 21:36
Okay. So this needs to be addressed, as my iPad Pro is my computer that I use. I pay for 365, so there is no reason for Microsoft to make using Apple devices inconvenient. Why why why is it not possible to create your own templates or layouts? Every time I write a new paper, which is very frequent, I’m forced to adjust the settings to look as I want them. This is extremely frustrating, and there is now way to edit their default templates and layouts. I read on a forum that it was “by design” and the only purposeful design choice I can think of is so that they design it to be inconvenient. Next, why is it that sometimes words will always be marked as spelled incorrectly when they are not? This happens every once in in awhile and the only way to fix it is to start the paper over when it happens. Or just deal with there being dotted red lines all over the paper. Fix these things and it’ll be perfect.
Unusable without a paid 360 account
by Thailand-Amulets on 2019/03/24 12:58
Who needs it with libre office, and open office? Why pay for something when there are better things for free, Especially not eternal subscriptions that never end, leaving you having paid 50 times the price of what the software would have cost as a one time purchase. On iOS and OS X, we have pages and on Microsoft we also have word pad as well as for both systems we can use open office libre office and about 10 other open source alternatives all of which are at least as good as Microsoft Word PowerPoint and Excel if not better. In iOS, we have pages, numbers, keynote, and so on. With Google, we have the Google slides Google Docs spreadsheet and other office applications, All for free where is immense storage space and no cost at all. The age of the corporate products cloud computing based subscription service is coming to an end, because people are getting fed up with it and I have finally realized it is a scam, And that there are many cheaper, and even free and better, alternative approaches
Your joking.
by ComosGaming on 2019/12/15 18:12
I get it. From my understanding, you want people to pay money for a better usage on the apps office 365 is connected to, as well as making it easier in general. Problem 1. Some idiot thought it was a fantastic idea to do this, and not put the actual app on iPhone. Problem 2. The word on my account, as reference, will not let me type unless I save it to my cloud, which I need an office subscription to do. Thus, I can’t actually do anything. Problem 3. Some features on the computer version of word don’t appear on the phone version of word or the tablet version of word. What members of your company thought that was a good idea? Final problem I have. People who go to school, like me, usually need to do their work at home, and they don’t have money for a computer, nonetheless for an office subscription. Gosh dang it man, just, at least let us type. That’s all I ask. -ComosGaming
Great, but just one thing
by Cameron Sc on 2019/11/04 18:34
This is a great app to work on essays and all other sorts of documents. However, there’s only one thing I’m not fond of: the docs don’t automatically save. When you tap the back arrow for the first time after creating a doc, it gives you the options of either Save or Delete. If you accidentally hit the delete button, that’s it, your doc is gone. I’ve had that happen to me a few times. To me it’s not good because if I had written a long paper with many pages, and then tried to save it, you could accidentally press that delete button and all your hard work and progress will be lost. Of course you got to pay attention to what you’re doing. But still I think an extra warning tab like “Are you sure you want to delete this doc?” should be added, or just have the docs saved automatically.
Could be better,,,
by Chickenlover27 on 2020/06/14 06:34
While the mobile version of Word is helpful for on the go typing, it lacks many of the aspects that make regular Word good. For example, every ten minutes, the app shuts down. This would just be irritating, but in addition to the crash, the app deletes everything I typed in the two minutes before the crash. There is no way to recover this lost work, and I just have to retype everything. Every time I edit something, the Word app gives me an error, saying someone else has edited the document, and I need to review these changes. No one else is editing the document. Just me. the alert is very irritating and does not go away, even after I have ‘resolved the changes.’ Final complaint... The spellcheck is horrendous in mobile Word. The iconic red line will appear under words like “and” and “the” when they are spelled correctly. It will autocorrect these words to “these” and “arm” but not correct actual misspellings of larger words. Overall, I wish the mobility and accessibility of mobile Word outweighed the negative aspects. Unfortunately, this is not the case, and I have had to deal with frustrating issues that make the experience less than ideal. I wish the functionality of regular Word would transfer to mobile Word. I think the app could be really useful if the technological issues were resolved.
Great for mobile writing!
by DoctorMika95 on 2019/12/23 20:42
As a writer and student, I don’t have the time to be freely typing away in creative writing all the time on my computer, so I often find myself writing on this app as opposed to the computer version. I won’t lie, the computer is still better than an app, but the app is much more convenient and comes fairly close to working like the computer version. However I did notice one thing. With the latest update, the option to italicize, bold, or underline words as you type are just gone, replaced with blank spaces where those options used to be. So perhaps that can be corrected in the next update? It’s a minor thing but time and efficiency is the reason I use the app, so to lose either one is a disappointment.
Great app but there is one concern I have
by brendenn3 on 2017/12/08 21:47
It’s a great app, however I do have some concerns, and one being that there is no method of proofing on this app. On pc versions, there is an option to set specific requirements for your text, and these options automatically catch errors (or what you’ve set the options to look for), but for the mobile app version, there is no such option available. I prefer to type my papers on iPad, because it’s much easier to carry around, and I use my iPad for literally everything, but I often find myself having to send a copy to my email to open it up on my pc (just to proofread and edit the document). This is annoying. Other than that, I love the app! I mean yes, the save option bugs out at times, but I save everything into my iCloud drop box anyways, so it doesn’t really hurt me.
Undo/Redo button, Font size and insert table bug
by Someoneneedstofixthisasap on 2018/09/17 02:35
I typically use this for my college assignments and work. But now its completely useless and I’m very upset. The font size bug on my iPhone goes haywire. I can’t adjust the font size at all in the way I want it. It either blows up the whole screen or goes to a size 2pt. If I’m lucky to get it to Twitch* to the size I need the document doesn’t readjust itself as it usually would when you adjust the font size from 12 pages back to 2 pages. The insert table bug is another factor cause once you add or delete that part of your table you can’t edit it. The undo/redo button bug makes all these other bugs add up together a complete nightmare to use Word as a whole which in all has defeated me and I’ve given up on doing my task. I’m quite frustrated and don’t see why this is an issue when I’ve used this app no problem in the past as my go to and now I literally can’t use it.
Word on the iPhone is cumbersome and ...
by Zafarrano Wolffe on 2020/01/15 22:24
First, at no fault of MS Word, the iPhone keyboard is a cruel trickster, one that was created in computer-primitive times and never updated. That said, Word vía the iPhone is cumbersome. It often takes forever to load and the screen often freezes. Editing — professional editing — is difficult because the tools aren’t responsive. Or cooperative. And, working with OneDrive is near impossible because it — OneDrive — doesn’t allow iPhone editing, thus you are required to copy your ms and past it in Word to edit, and then recopy so as to paste in back in OneDrive. IMO, it appears that MS should incorporate professional writers and editors into its Word planning sessions because Wors, whether on the iPhone or laptop, is administrative heavy and not designed for writers, editors or journalists. I think they should devise a Word version for such specific use, especially since so many of us use iPhones for creating, editing and sending copy — and photographs.
Microsoft Word...
by SwordInTheLight on 2018/04/13 00:19
Okay... so I guess I should start by saying that Word is one of my favorite word processors. HOWEVER, I only use it for school assignments (currently) because... well... See, I am an author, and I publish Kindle books. I want to be able to publish them right from my iPad. (The Pages format isn’t supported in KDP.) And guess what this version of Word doesn’t have? Bookmarks. I need bookmarks to create a Table of Contents. It’s on the computer version of Word... why not anywhere else? Pages for iPad has that feature. On my computer Pages doesn’t have it (because it can’t update to the latest software blah blah blah...) but Word does! Are you kidding??? Once iPad Word gets a Table of Contents and Bookmarks feature, I MIGHT switch over to Word from Pages. So please Microsoft, add this! Otherwise, the app is fine and I haven’t experienced any other problems.
Will not save my work
by buckgavin on 2018/04/12 19:08
The app worked perfectly for a short while (1 month). I was using it for homework assignments and saving them but it all of a sudden stopped saving my work.. so I deleted a few assignments that I had saved for finals study review ( thinking that I may have too much saved) and it still wouldn’t save. So then next issue was it signed me out of my account and wouldn’t accept my password so I attempted to change my password and it says I can’t use a password I’ve already used.. so I had to start another account with a different email and it still will not save my work.. this app went from, for me, revolutionary to not very useful at all.. this app was so handy! I really hope they fix these issues soon but this has been going on for weeks now but I’m going to keep checking it to see if things will save and if they do I’ll give it 5 stars.
Great, But Has Some Stand Out Issues
by OxenAlexFree88 on 2019/02/08 00:08
This app is great and works well enough. I love it. I have it on my iPad, iPhone, and computer. I would of got it on my Apple Watch ⌚️ but couldn’t. So far I’ve had at least one issue and two concerns: Around the third or fifth time I’ve entered the app, none of my documents were there, and it wouldn’t let me type ANYTHING! And my concerns: I’ve gone through every setting on screen in the area you work on documents, and I can’t seem to find clip art. In my old version, I had it, but now it’s not. Fix, or help me. My second concern, the app is slow. I’ve clicked a spot or button several times and nothing happens. Also sometimes I’d be typing and when I’d look, nothing, but as soon s a reach and click the delete or exit button, it shows up. Help or fix.
fix the bugs, please
by kaylieward on 2018/09/21 19:11
I am a college student that uses this app to take notes in class with my Apple Pencil and this is just awful. It has a bug with its eraser where it will lock on the pen you are using making a mess of your notes (imagine writing with a real pencil but instead of erasing with your eraser you are scribbling in dark black all over your paper) or you can’t move the page when you are using the eraser tool, the eraser will keep trying to open the keyboard and the eraser will take control and erase most of what you had written. Also, the screen will just jump in the middle of a sentence you are writing to another page again making a mess of your notes. And some general misgivings is the time it takes to switch documents, and opening this app will sometimes will make part of the screen gray or black that you can’t make go away. If I didn’t need this for my school, I would find a new note taking app. please, for my sanity, fix the bugs.
Current Version Is Nearly Unusable for Me
by Andrewbp677 on 2017/11/21 22:44
Yeah, it’s that bad. What seem like relatively benign bugs take on outsized importance when they don’t get fixed for months, and they are crippling on an app as essential as Word. For example: Copy and paste? Can’t do it anymore (at least on an iPad Pro). That seems like essential functionality for a word processor, but apparently that’s not high up on Microsoft’s to do list for bug fixes. Another example: a bit harder to describe, but I have to try anyway. I have all sorts of problems with opening documents from the iOS Files app. I often can’t edit them at all, and instead have to open Word and go through the document picker. When I am able to work on a document, I can’t do things like italicize the font, or add a footnote. The app becomes mostly unresponsive (though I can still scroll and type). So yeah, what I’m basically saying is that it’s so buggy now, you can’t actually process words. It’s terrible. Pls fix this crucial app.
Download size
by BestAppsUser on 2018/08/13 20:35
I will no longer use Wifi - the artificial limits on download are about to make me delete your LARGE App. I have a case at Apple and of course they blame you and the carrier - the support agent agrees it is “Stupid”. I wonder why it’s okay to stream Gigs of a baseball game or a movie but downloading an app that is Broken is a NO NO. MS NOT that differentiating these days. Same for other MS apps. I like Outlook but LookOUT to be gone too. And since I own the company that buys 365 and Azure gone is a BIG gone. Tick. Tick, tick. I’m sure that you are now aware I can let other users know all is well in a few days or so, therefore rating will go to a deserved location. As my I always say, “ when it doesn’t make sense it is about the Cents. Let’s use some common sense, and worry less about the small cents. Ready set GO! - drdave
I really want to like this app
by In need of UPC adding on 2020/02/18 01:12
I own two surface pros, a surface, and I’m subscribed to office, so I’m a heavy Word user. I carry my iPad Pro to class because it’s light weight and I use a specific iOS app for taking notes in some of my classes. As a university student, I write many papers. OneDrive allows me to access them from anywhere, but using Word on my iPad Pro is incredibly frustrating! The app freezes and crashes much too often. So much so that I can’t use it! Before, when I tried to use the Apple Pencil or touch the cursor in Word would go all over the place and and activate somewhere entirely different from where you’ve touched on the screen. The keyboard also randomly stopped working. These things don’t happen in other apps. Every update seems to fix one thing while adding new problems. I’m really hoping MS gets this straightened out as this is having a significant impact on my workflow.
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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 servers are down
by Cheryl's iPhone 6 Plus on 2020/07/13 19:04
Can’t get the document read to me b/c the servers are down. I really like this feature. It’s raining today so that might explain why the Microsoft Servers are down. Can’t save my work either. I sent it over to Pages for now. Otherwise I’m really liking the new features.
Use it a lot
by reddog24200 on 2020/07/13 14:38
I use word on my iPad to transcribe talks daily. Very convenient.
“Bug fixes” is an insult!!!!!!!!!
by RobertValenzuela on 2020/07/13 09:04
When you see “”Bug fixes” and nothing else, it is a red flag! It is an insult! No explanation to a possible foul up involving vulnerabilities, security flaws and exposing us to hackers. “Bug fixes” has become typical signature of a$$h0les that have something to hide all the while we give detailed feedback and get insulted! TOTAL A$$h0l€$!!!
Almost As Powerful As the Desktop Version
by Hajster on 2020/07/12 19:23
I really love Word on the iPad. I can do almost everything I would normally do on the desktop, except portably and with the easy multitasking of the iPad. With its integration of cloud storage, my iPad becomes an extension of my desktop computer, where I can work on the same documents interchangeably, regardless of which device I’m on.
Melidori
by melidori on 2020/07/12 17:32
Melidori
Works fine but not for large documents
by TriFamily5 on 2020/07/12 17:08
For a free app, it’s great. You can find most whatever you need for basic word processing. However, there is one big problem. I am now working with a 900 page document. There is no quick way to move through the document, and every time I open the app or work on a different document in-between, I have to swipe through many pages to get to where I left off. I have not found a search function specifically within the free Microsoft Word. Microsoft has done nothing to improve the navigation, from what I have read in looking for a solution. But for short documents, it does what you need.
The new app is pretty garbage
by D-Mac2012 on 2020/07/12 15:53
It feels like an eighth grader designed a website. It doesn’t feel like a native app.
Idk man
by ilovehorsesforlifeeee on 2020/07/12 15:34
I mean like there’s nothin else to use so I guess this is fine
Sasses
by thatoneguywithglasses🥧 on 2020/07/12 02:11
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Awful
by Gammon lover on 2020/07/11 21:08
Word closes the file I’m working on and re-opens every time I switch to another app and come back. Make using Word very frustrating. I switched to Pages. It’s more reliable and less frustrating.
DO NOT GET
by bigchicken2020remastered on 2020/07/11 17:47
I got this app thinking that it would be fun to write stories on my iPad, but I was wrong. It kept asking me to enter a stupid code!!!😡😡😡😡😡😡😡So I highly recommend NOT.
Limited
by rewrite your rules on 2020/07/11 16:48
I would like access to all editing features. Otherwise, the app. is not bad.
Not working on iPhone
by bross422 on 2020/07/10 21:04
Works great on my iPad. used to be able to get my word docs done out and about in my iPhone when on breaks or whatever and now it won't work at all. Loads, says I am in edit mode and the I try and write and noting, freazes up. The only reason I bought this was for this very purpose. To get writing done when I am not at home at my desk. It's kind of makes it nearly useless to me. Bummed
don’t even bother❤️
by Cookienella on 2020/07/10 19:32
why won’t it let me paste something?????? this is utterly ridiculous. the fact that a modern app doesn’t have the ability to let you paste something is idiotic. i have searched countless guides on the internet and nothing. ridiculous.
Why your services are not free??????
by Sayfhala on 2020/07/10 19:23
Why your services are not free??????
No Dark Mode???
by 321Write on 2020/07/10 04:08
It is frustrating that Microsoft has not enables dark mode for Word.
cannot save files
by MHY6 on 2020/07/09 17:46
I keep trying to save my work and it gives me error “Office can’t save this file right now. Please try again later.” Please fix this. New work I do gets lost because of the bug!
Best website and app
by javier😀 on 2020/07/09 15:41
I love it's also very helpful
Very bad experience on ipad !
by farhanzb on 2020/07/09 07:55
You have to pay if you want to use anything in this app, so I prefer another app!
Write and LOVE
by nelsa234 on 2020/07/09 00:30
OMG I can just write and write and I LOVE it
Word is great !
by capt Andy R on 2020/07/08 20:36
This facilitates writing
Word Review
by n9n3r_ on 2020/07/08 18:32
I like Microsoft Word as it has been around for decades with much improvement within the application itself. I find that the Word app on the iPad Pro 2020 2nd Gen isn’t fully functioning at times. The application needs much work. The application crashes a few times throughout the day only on my apple device. This app needs to be fixed to be fully operational on apple products without bugs.
Better
by fourA's on 2020/07/08 18:31
Appears to be better
subscriptions don’t work
by DR1138 on 2020/07/08 16:02
After using the app for years, and after confirming my subscription is current, the app keeps signing me out and then asking me to sign up for a free trial or sign in with another account.
The Best Business or Pleasure App
by Trailblazinlace on 2020/07/08 14:26
Absolutely thankful iPhone & word have an app to keep working on the go when creating letters or notices for your career!
Buggy and Unreliable
by Brian Tee on 2020/07/08 03:40
This version of Word is plagued with bugs. For example, when using the iPad’s Magic Keyboard, attempting to highlight a single word or group of words causes the software to act erratically to the point where it is virtually impossible to highlight the text without first closing the file and re-opening the app. This is app is definitely not ready for prime time.
Trash
by mumu kev on 2020/07/07 22:30
Just trash
Hi
by fdfhjfgFOLLOW on 2020/07/07 21:19
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by oudchyghvhtttt on 2020/07/07 12:16
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Contractor
by bubbajosh2 on 2020/07/06 16:30
Fixbill hours money management he schedule
Tibet Font is not working
by 59TJ on 2020/07/06 10:40
Tibetan font is not working at all. If you can resolve the issue, that will be highly appreciated
Excellent
by Sem4subs on 2020/07/06 00:47
Five stars!
WORST APP
by hurrayforweather on 2020/07/04 17:28
I HATE IT IT DOSNT EVEN WORK UGH
Trackpad Support Is Needed ASAP!
by batsai on 2020/07/04 16:01
UPDATE As of July 3rd, 2020, there is STILL NO TRACKPAD SUPPORT. We are going on three months now where Microsoft refuses to update their apps to support trackpads- it is infuriatingly buggy. Often, trackpad input is either not recognized or requires multiple clicks, if it gets recognized at all! Almost every other app has stepped up, and I will update from 1 star when this glaring omission is fixed. ____________________________________ This version of Word, although less powerful than for Mac or PC is much more pleasant to use, in my opinion. Word for Mac is just an ugly, slow and unintuitive app. However, we have had trackpad support in iPadOS since March 24th! Why haven’t you added this to the Office apps for Mac? Trackpad support is non-existent, and taps/clicks often fail to register at all! Please add trackpad support ASAP- it have been over two months, and those of us who use iPads as writing and productivity tools needed this MONTHS ago. Thank you.
Long time friend
by Tjones222 on 2020/07/04 04:33
WORD has been my long time friend.
Crashes when i try to do anything after logging in
by Morganaurora on 2020/07/03 23:12
Including signing up for subscription l you’d think they’d ant my money.
Garbage
by Brando1359 on 2020/07/03 20:17
I have used word on pc for years. This app is bad I mean for what you pay to what you get is straight garbage would not tell anyone to download don’t waste the space on you device or you money!!!
Best software UI I’ve ever used!
by HeathDelair1234 on 2020/07/03 16:13
I’d say this app has helped me in so many ways! It has helped me in the times that I needed to write my book and/or review it. As goes for anything else, it has been a reliable source to get my work done. These would include, “Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.” It has also helped in management and scheduling during moments when I need to. Other than that, I’d say Office365 (Microsoft365) would be a recommend app for those who like to work.
Editing documents
by ioffei on 2020/07/03 14:24
Cannot edit documents.
Lifesaver
by gollita93 on 2020/07/03 00:36
I love this app to update my resume when I don’t have a computer available.
What is wrong with this app???
by VitoTheGuido on 2020/07/02 22:57
What ever I do I can’t close the split screen! Who thought this split screen between to documents on an iPad was a good idea!!!
support
by CJ_Havefun on 2020/07/02 14:12
works beautiful, need full support on iPad Magic Keyboard though.
Word review
by JJPMom on 2020/07/02 13:27
I’m not stupid, but Word is not easy to use!
Extensiones y PÚA
by lissymele on 2020/07/02 13:27
Saludos Desde que comenzó la pandemia he intentado de solicitar mis extensiones y no recibía respuesta. Luego nos informaron que aún no estaban disponible. Más adelante se comunicó una empleada del Departamento del Trabajo para saber mi inquietud de mi email que envié y vio mi caso la cual me confirmó que cualificaba para las extensiones y el PUA que lo solicitara. Lo solicité de inmediato y al día de hoy 2 de julio de 2020 no he recibido respuesta alguna. Sometí la forma para la extensiones y tampoco he recibido respuesta. Esto es una situación bien desesperadamente y frustrante para mi porque no he recibido ningún ingreso y a su vez no consigo un empleo. Le agradecería que por favor se comuniquen conmigo a la mayor brevedad posible. Gracias Carmen Melendez Soto 581-55-4532 787-398-8655
Word review
by Ms Wadz on 2020/07/02 07:42
Microsoft office word on my iPhone is a life saver. I can work as I go
Too hard to log in via the IPhone
by Bitsey 68 on 2020/07/01 21:33
So often a hassle on the phone. Usually give up and go to the PC
Word
by sonia tina on 2020/07/01 20:01
Word is a document. Katie Jordan is typing.
Word
by E ñrentas on 2020/07/01 14:23
Perfect tool!
Some bugs when using iPad Magic Keyboard
by Jus d'Orange on 2020/07/01 11:53
There are some bugs with the program when using it with the iPad Magic Keyboard. The keyboard portion works fine. It’s the trackpad input that Word needs to improve on. There are times when using the trackpad to select a command or doing an option-click that the app doesn’t register the input.
No envelope option
by Angeliqfaces1 on 2020/07/01 10:27
You have everything but an option to make envelopes. It’s terrible.
Best mobile app by far
by BenWonderer on 2020/07/01 06:54
Good
This is great
by David Gathright on 2020/06/30 18:37
This word on the phone is amazing. Everything that i saved on my pc is here on the iPhone
No trackpad support
by CappyPJ on 2020/06/30 18:22
There is no trackpad support - the cursor does not transform into a text selector. It’s been over 8 months since iPadOS was released with mouse and keyboard support. Why isn’t Word functional yet?
Assessibility
by Pennywaymaker on 2020/06/30 13:58
This was my first time using word on a small device (IPad). It was very easy to use this tool to do the same things I did on my laptop or desktop. If there was something I couldn’t figure out the search bar was a very handy tool.
Excellent
by yenniha on 2020/06/30 04:18
Good to using
Review
by Shourtoyiu on 2020/06/29 18:33
Great product
Easy and efficient
by Fast braiin.com on 2020/06/29 12:01
Able to dictate on the go, transfer to my files with ease for later printing or publishing. Can print from mobile app!
EXCELENT APP!!!
by the tireless student on 2020/06/29 10:38
EXCELLENT APP IM VERY SATISFIED!!!👍🏽
Useful
by geojotow on 2020/06/29 00:23
Great product
so so bad.
by unholygrl69 on 2020/06/28 17:26
constantly glitching. constantly deleting my files. not user-friendly or intuitive in any way whatsoever.
What?!?
by Kitty Cat🐱Meeeooooooww! on 2020/06/28 15:25
So... I wanted a way to write on my iPad. So i thought, i should get something like Docs or..... M Word! ❌Bad idea. i couldn’t change my font or text size, and worst of all.... I COULDN’T EVEN WRITE!!!!! I don’t know if it was a glitch, but it was a bad experience. please fix this. 😕
Dark mode needed
by AndrewCLeonard on 2020/06/28 05:12
Much prefer to Pages for ease of use and Google because of privacy. However, no way to have black background while working. It’s EXTREMELY bright at night.
Hi
by so10x on 2020/06/27 23:27
Good
Student account stopped working, can’t login, and microsoft customer support is terrible.
by striderpsv on 2020/06/27 22:16
My password stopped working for some reason, but I can’t retrieve it because I need to contact my IT department at school... Great! First off, other than using my University email, my University has absolutely nothing to do with the microsoft accounts. I’m simply just using my school email. Secondly, because of COVID-19 , my tech department isn’t around very much. So, now I’m stuck without word because no one can help. Thanks Microsloft. Great job making it impossible for students to retrieve their account and/or change passwords. Also, great job really sticking it to the user with this subscription garbage.
Makes work easy
by Justbought on 2020/06/27 07:51
Have used Word for years, both on my IPad and laptop. It allows me to be more productive and produce professional documents. Recommended.
I just love Word.
by Best Selling Novel Hopefully? on 2020/06/27 04:54
I’m a twelve year old girl. I am currently working on my first novel, and Word is fantastic. I can access it from my phone, laptop, and anywhere else I can get internet. It has so many amazing features that make the book seem more fun, like changing the font slightly to make something pop out at you so you take the time to notice something is weird, and you remember that line. It is also so very easy to switch to italic, and in writing novels I do that a lot. It’s so much more simple than a lot of other apps, yet complex enough to have great features. Five star rating, great job Word.
Word app on my phone is amazing!
by ldb143 on 2020/06/26 21:09
I’m so glad Office 365 offers software on your phone! It has made life so easy!
Not like the PC version
by MRScabiya on 2020/06/26 17:59
I am using an ipad, if I didn’t need Word for work I wouldn’t be paying for this app monthly.
Won’t load properly
by cafezfordayssss on 2020/06/26 17:29
When I open a shared document with word it only shows a previous version and won’t update to the new changes that someone else made to the document.
Love it!
by Whoever wrote this reveiw on 2020/06/26 13:51
This app is really good and I love it! I can write down anything I want in fun fonts. Thank you so much for making this app. Thanks, Whoever wrote this review
Useless without 360 subscription except as a viewer
by LFdeG on 2020/06/26 11:04
They seem to have fixed the connectivity issues I complained about before. As of one of the last updates MS decided to force you to get an office 360 subscription to save changes, since I can view word files in Dropbox and will never subscribe to 360 (instead of using desktop apps) I will delete this app to save space. Microsoft seems to have it out for loyal users. They remove historically supported keystroke commands, updates make their products less useful in order to better extract money from their customers. If you can find an alternative- use it, Microsoft considers you a revenue stream to be manipulated and exploited - not a customer who is entitled to usable products that function well.
Dosn’t work??
by 12345678IWillPunchYouInTheFace on 2020/06/25 22:07
I’m not sure why but the app won’t let me wright or edit anything. I used to use it all the time then one day it just stopped. I can open a file but it says to sign in if I want to edit it and when I sign in it says I’m good but then nothing changes. I’ve tried closing the app and restarting, I’ve uninstalled the app and reinstalled, I’ve even created a new account and paid for the subscription, but to no avail. It does not let me wright anything, I’m using an iPhone 8, and I used to use it on an iPhone 5. It is simply useless now.
Didn’t get the app but...
by im bored so im writing this 😕 on 2020/06/25 16:23
Other Microsoft products are traditionally good. I didn’t get the app but I’m bored so I’m typing this review. 😐
Unusable on iPad Pro 11inch
by AB_Preach on 2020/06/25 14:56
Trying to complete work on this is horrible. It’s slow, lacks basic functions, and does not have apple keyboard support. Microsoft seems to be intentionally slow with these updates. Cancelled my subscription.
Word
by kwtheroo on 2020/06/25 13:46
So nice 💞
Lost 10 years of data!!!!
by blocks other games on 2020/06/25 06:06
Word would not open and directed me to go to App Store and reinstall. I had to delete it first to reinstall. I’ve had this for over 10 years and LOST ALL MY FILES!!!!
Unusable
by deh135 on 2020/06/25 00:00
I honestly don’t see how this app has so many positive reviews. It is a good word processor but the “open document” function is insanely horrible. Like most people, I work with Directory‘s that have multiple documents in them. If I can’t see the most recent document the open documents function is of no use. All this money and Microsoft can’t figure this out… Pathetic and lazy.
Not working properly
by Cardo P on 2020/06/24 22:59
It was working I was able to make a resume but now it does not let me type. I can’t even edit the resume that I made. I can’t delete any words or type please fix.
i love it
by Mr-hamod on 2020/06/24 20:05
Nice to work
Lost Everything
by Angry Angry Amp on 2020/06/24 17:32
Auto Save didn’t save any of my work despite saying it saved periodically. I lost hours of work when Word crashed.
Convienant
by JBJTiger on 2020/06/24 16:54
The ALP is very handy for me as I can carry and edit my books and documents in my pocket!
Amazing
by eniac78 on 2020/06/24 13:27
Can work on documents with all the features I know and they are stored in the cloud so can access from anywhere.
Microsoft Word
by MaMa1057 on 2020/06/24 01:39
This app is very user friendly.
Microsoft word
by sages review on 2020/06/23 20:34
This app is great for business plans I spent 8 pages on my business plan
Great Program
by Marksailsfast on 2020/06/23 14:08
Great program
I LOVE MICROSOFT
by neopapasin15 on 2020/06/23 04:38
This app really help me in my school works
Worst
by Kdkskdkdkdkdkdkd on 2020/06/23 03:39
Worst app I have ever used, didn’t do the simple things it was supposed to didn’t even let me write text. Terrible, get google docs instead
Can’t use this now
by Lifesaver67226 on 2020/06/23 02:48
I was suddenly locked out of using this app and am now being told I have no subscription even though my subscription is paid. I cannot type or access my documents! Please fix this bug ASAP!
Microsoft Word continues to be tried, tested, and true
by Survant of Jesus Christ on 2020/06/23 02:17
Just tried, true, and tested working tool continues to meet my needs very well.
Make Word on iPad Pro the same as Windows 10 version
by Dr. Robot [001] on 2020/06/22 05:46
I know how hard it is to build these things, but this is just awful. Why are the Office apps so neutered on iPad OS? This platform has so much potential, but apps like this just ruin it. Is this done on purpose? I love Windows 10 and how Office is implemented there, why can we not have the same experience here? There is no reason. I have a 15 year old IBM ThinkPad X41 that runs Windows 10 1709 with Word and all the other Office apps flawlessly… beautifully compared to what ever MS is putting out here on iPadOS. It’s really just such a shame. Kind of makes me just want to switch to a Windows based 2 in 1… is that the plan Microsoft? Where are more than half of the features that are available on the desktop? Don’t you have some unified code base? That’s the only reason I can image these versions being so vastly separate. Make it one!!! Step up your game Microsoft. Please. You’re doing such a great job on your own platforms, but here… having no Office apps would be better than this.
Enjoying
by OOL5 on 2020/06/21 15:27
Enjoy the sheer ease of word despite early unease with navigation
Lying about Price.
by Madelyn W. on 2020/06/21 05:55
It’s not free. Trust me. You can’t edit anything without q subscription.
Half of my documents disappeared, and I can’t open anything anymore
by krÿš on 2020/06/20 22:06
I’ve been using Word for a while, but lately my documents have been disappearing, and I can’t get them back no matter what. Also, the other documents (that haven’t disappeared), I can’t open, even though I made it. Don’t recommend Word, the Docs app is better.
How about some updates that are actually useful.
by NPW10 on 2020/06/20 21:47
It would be awesome if Microsoft pushed through updates that actually integrated iPadOS updates.
Word is part off my everyday life!
by Liza.R on 2020/06/20 17:36
One of my favorite tool to write and create art. I use on my phone, iPad, computer.... it’s really amazing!
Crashes Almost Instantly
by macktruck44 on 2020/06/20 17:32
If I try to view any document for more than 10 seconds, it crashes. I’ve tried clearing all documents. I’ve tried deleting and re-installing the app. iOS is up to date and iPad itself is only 1.5 years old. Nothing works. Word crashes within 10 seconds every single time. Thus, since I cannot even use the app, it truly deserves 1 star.
Bien
by davidrojas96 on 2020/06/20 16:59
Bien
Fix the bugs.
by Kmebz on 2020/06/20 14:40
I use this app on my iPad Pro for school. There are multiple annoying bugs that I figured would have been fixed by now. After years of using the app, there are multiple things that get annoying. When you want to highlight something, no matter what color, it highlights in blue. It works fine on my phone, but not on my iPad... After about a half hour or less of typing a paper, the buttons on the top of the page, such as bold, italics, underline, etc., start changing their symbols randomly to the symbols of different buttons. They still work, but for example, I have no idea where the button to indent the line is after all of the buttons change over and over after every key that I press. Why Microsoft? Fix it. Like I said, it has been years this has not been fixed. It works better on my iPhone than on my iPad Pro. That does not make sense. Also, if you care enough to still be reading, one last thing. When I open a document that I received in an email in outlook, it opens the document in word. I need to remember to make a copy of it immediately before typing on it because I have made the mistake at least twice to just be typing away for hours (obviously with the auto save on) and then finish the paper or whatever I am working on. Then press the back arrow, expecting it to take me to my list of documents saved on word, instead takes me back to outlook and I am unable to open the paper that I was just typing. This one glitch has cost me many many hours of time. It would be nice if you fixed that so it would ACTUALLY auto save. Please finally pay attention to your iPad Pro app. I know there are not a lot of people with iPad Pros, but you should still update it every once in a while.
Word
by x72z23b on 2020/06/20 12:14
My iPad will not let me print from Word without a subscription which renders Word useless.
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!
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.
Love data losses that Microsoft can do nothing about? Then this app is for you!
by My Official Review on 2020/01/30 05:14
I’m writing this review as a warning. I had about 10 Word documents saved on my phone. I do use this app from time to time whenever I feel like adding something to a document. But tonight, everything changed. I come back to the app so I can edit a document. However, when I tapped on it, an error message appeared saying, “Sorry, this document is stored on an unsupported server location.” Good thing I had a copy of the document... right? Nope! Every single one of my dox had the same error. I can no longer access these files from anywhere. All of my stuff is gone now. Forever. This has never happened to me or anyone I know before, but it has been an issue in the past. I looked up this issue, and found a few forum posts about this exact issue. And guess what Microsoft’s response was? Give up. There’s nothing they can do to help you if this happens. Just like that, you’re back to zero. If this didn’t happen, I absolutely would give this app maybe a 4-star rating. But since this happened, I don’t think I can trust Microsoft with my data anymore. NONE of this is my fault. I don’t know what to do with the app at this point, because I still might use it for future projects, but I’m terrified that this will happen again.
Use with Caution-Random Crashes Cause Data Lisa
by squidney17 on 2020/05/10 16:25
I have been using Microsoft word on pc, mac, and iPad for several years and mostly had a good experience. Until recently with the iPad app, which I use almost everyday. The app will randomly crash and delete hours worth of progress I had made on a document. It freezes, sits, and then force closes and when I reopen, my hard work is gone. I auto save to Dropbox, and after experiencing this crash issue multiple times, I periodically go in and out of documents to make sure they are saving, as well as check the menu bar to see that it says “changes are automatically saved to Dropbox.” Which it always does, even during that hour of work that didn’t save after the crash! Why is it telling me it’s saving when it’s really not? I don’t believe this a Dropbox issue, because word itself is crashing. Last time it crashed when I was exiting the document (doing my insane self-checking because I’m so paranoid about this problem). Just froze, and I knew that it was too late. There’s nothing more devastating. I’ve troubleshooted this problem, but no progress yet. I’m considering another word processor app at this point, but that would be inconvenient because no one else has Dropbox integration. Fix your app, please. This is ridiculous.
Laggy and frustfrating.
by one of a student on 2019/02/21 03:01
This app is laggy and wonky as hell. It have a great concept but it is still just a great concept. The lagging is real. You can even see when you try to scroll the pages, it is janky and irritating. Typing is lagged, sometimes a few words behind. ‘Drawing’ is a nice feature but the writings moved a bit after you remove the pencil, so it became really not precise. If I’m writing with my pencil, it shift either to the right or left a bit from where I jot down, making a very not smooth, irritating writing experience. The eraser is even worse. You can erase a word and then the next one won’t, and it brings forward the keyboard instead. The only fix I could do was when that happened, I turn on drawing with fingers and erases with my finger instead. So annoying. If you want to move your writing, it won’t select more than one object at a time, which means you have to move letters by letters, unlike onenote which you could lasso a bunch of stuff. It’s just so annoying. If you’re wondering why I didn’t use onenote, I do use onenote. It’s just this one class that give options of lecture notes in docs format, and we have a bunch of definitions and calculations in a single lecture note, so I typed when it were definitions, and write when doing calculations.
Track Changes Nightmare
by writer in dire straits on 2019/03/11 01:20
I have been using this app on my iPad since it became available and have had minor issues here and there that were easy to overlook, but this one is making my work life miserable as I am very dependent on this feature. About 6 weeks ago it started losing the option of seeing All Markup in balloons if the app was open for very long, if I navigated away from it, or if I closed it and reopened it later. The only way to regain this option is to delete and reinstall each time I need to edit a document ... and since writing and editing are what I do for a living, this is untenable, but I don’t have a better option at the moment. Even with this glitch Word is still, unfortunately, the best way to create, edit, and share documents with others who are on other types of devices and platforms. I really wish Pages were more compatible with PCs and had a more user-friendly tracking function. Forget about Google Docs. I don’t have one good thing to say about it. I have asked both Microsoft and Apple for help. Apple can’t do anything because it’s not on their end. Microsoft is clueless and really didn’t seem interested in trying to help find a solution.
The most important feature won’t work on the Mac!
by Totally Confused... on 2018/10/30 17:29
I’ve been using Microsoft software since 1987. When I switched to Mac, it was only because I could get a subscription to Office 365 and continue to use Word. Imagine my surprise to discover - after hours on the phone with Apple Support and Microsoft Support - the auto-save function will ONLY work if you use One Drive. I didn’t move over to Mac to use Microsoft storage. I want everything in iCloud because it makes sense to have one unified storage location. Yes, I can still hit file/save every ten minutes - but I shouldn’t have to deal with that distraction because I paid to get an app that would work on my computer. The inconvenience of this demand is making me consider moving over to all of the apple products. Pages isn’t that different from Word - in a lot of ways, it’s even better. So, here’s my official request, Microsoft. If you’re going to make people pay for your product, you don’t get to insist how they use it. Open that feature so we can save to the iCloud! If you have to demand that we use a product like One Drive, you’re admitting that it’s just not good enough to attract Mac users on its own merits. Fix this please!
File location/Search/Properties issue
by MD922 on 2019/10/03 17:45
For the most part, I love Microsoft Word. However if I don’t remember where I put a file and I haven’t used it for a while it won’t show up in my recent and I have the hardest time trying to find it. It would be nice if you could search through all the locations that you have saved in the locations spot instead of going to each one separately to find your missing file. Once I found my file, which I did not find through Microsoft word (I had to go to my files on my iPhone where I found the file quickly since it was in the cloud from my Mac desktop), I was unable to open it up. HOWEVER, I cannot find anywhere under file properties or anywhere else where I can find where it is located, it should be in the file properties section, also it would be really handy if they allowed you to click from there to change the location of where you keep your file.
Best there is - not without it’s problems
by Kirbyeous on 2020/03/29 21:32
The word app on iPad is, no doubt, the best way to write documents on the iPad. I have experimented with many other platforms, and the word app is simply the closest we’re gonna get to a computer-like experience on the iPad. It does have it’s limitations, however. There are a couple features that this app needs to encorporate to become more like the desktop version. But overall, I am happy with it. With the new mouse/trackpad compatibility that’s come to iPad’s through the 13.4 update, the iPad has taken one big leap forward in becoming an independent productivity tool. HOWEVER, the devlopers of productivity apps need to update their apps to encorporate the beautiful new mouse/trackpad updates! The quicker the better! The first writing apps that can encorporate that will easily be the new hype. At the moment, this app functions no different with a mouse :(.
Great for collaborating across devices
by Leo Steveyeo on 2018/01/16 11:26
I have devices I use at home, at work, and volunteer places where I do not necessarily own all devices. I usually use a USB drive but, remembering where I keep that small USB drive is much burdensome. Many times, I could not locate my USB drive. Using OneDrive and having 5 users access is a convenience, the price, over $100 a year is a little high, thou. I litterally have access to more than 5 devices. Now, when my Phone becomes more than a phone, I really like to see Word to be more easy to edit text using iPhone. I tried editing text on a document using my iPhone, I was able to edit it. However, when I open it on a PC, the line that I typed in using my iPhone has a different format than other text in the same document. Selecting text, and editing tables or that with shapes are not very much easy on iPhone which might have a lot to do with iPhone structure. But, I really want to see improvement on this area which Microsoft could possibly eliminate barriers and add more user friendly features for Word on iPhone.
Very Unreliable, Does Not Save
by Alexzanderw on 2019/11/20 23:17
This app is an attempt to be what Word is on a computer. There is limited functionality, buggy interaction, and the save feature is terrible. I am a grad student who relies on Word for all my papers. Today, my second paper was erased by Microsoft Word and One Note. I had the auto save feature enabled and track changes enabled (because Word deleted my work before). I went to save my work manually (because I knew the auto save doesn’t work all the time), and it was grey. I could not turn auto save off, and it was not saving even though I had a stable internet connection in the library I always work from. So I saved a copy of the file to my device and it showed it save to my ipad. I restarted my application thinking all was fine, only to find none of my work saved, and that copy I made disappeared! I also found in trying to recover the files that there is no recover functionality and there hasn’t been since at least 2018 when another user reported the same problem. I lost almost 3 hours of work. DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS APP! Stick to a computer until the developers get serious about the things we are serious about.
About halfway there
by k-ledge on 2019/03/06 14:31
I use this app everyday and for the most part - it works if you’re doing basic documents. However, when working with bullets and numbering, sometimes it chokes if a custom spacing/tabbing has been setup using the desktop version of Word. If you create a graph such as a hierarchy in the desktop version, it will display in the iOS version but it cannot be modified - not even on the iPad Pro - which is what I use. It should cache your last document you worked on locally so that you don’t have to reload it when you return. This is important for iOS because of how you have to app switch. The funny thing is that before loading the app, I was able to access the more full featured web version of Word in Safari on iOS and it worked for the most part. Which led me to believe that there is still a lot of potential for the iOS version. For tables, there should be a button on the table to add more columns or rows - Apple’s Pages does that really well and saves the extra touches and strokes. A touch interface is just different than a mouse interface. I think if the product manager was forced to use the iOS version for a month they might make some changes to add features in a way that makes sense for a true touch environment even if it’s slightly different than the desktop version. More and more people are making a touch interface their primary device which means that fewer compromises will need to be made.
Frustrating. I use when I have to.
by srd606284 on 2019/01/28 15:19
I have to have Word. The work and general environment makes it the standard. So, I use it. This app is okay for simpler stuff. It includes the most used features. The frustration is with faults in the app. First, the auto save seems to work with OneDrive, but not the others. I feel I am being herded toward Microsoft. It makes me hate OneDrive. Second, if I am creating a document in Word, but switch off to a different app, coming back to Word means I wait while my document downloads from the cloud again. Every. Single. Time. When I tried to get around this by saving the doc to the iPad, I found a bug. I created a doc, saved it to the iPad. Then I created another doc, saved it to the iPad also. While working with the second doc, if I switched to another app and then come back to Word, it reloads the first document! So, right now, if I am creating a simple document, I will use another app and just save as docx. If it’s a complex doc that someone else created, I have to use Word. And using an app only because I have to.... well that should tell you something.
New version not as good as the previous one
by terrilee_nc on 2018/09/09 04:32
Verdict: if you want to/need to use Office across your devices, get this. If not, use Pages or Google Docs. They will both allow you to open & edit Word docs & Save docs as Word. Though it’s really handy to have Office products on my phone so I can edit files without having to go to my laptop, I’m not keen on the latest version of Word for iOS. It’s just clunkier to use. It took me quite a bit of poking around just to find the editing control menus. And when I copy & paste text into a new document, it only pastes the text, not any original formatting. I don’t see any paste options such as there are in Word for windows. Example: I have an email with text formatted as a table. Previously, if I copied & pasted into a new doc, it pasted as a table. Now, it just pastes the text with generic font & no formatting except paragraph breaks. I completely lose the table. It seems this app has gotten more bare-bones rather than feature-full. It’s good enough, but if I have an Office subscription, I expect a little more.
This is NOT free. False advertising!
by Serene Chaos on 2019/03/16 23:12
What is the purpose of allowing people to download this app “free” but preventing them from even being able to type in a document. I get a message telling me I can edit and save with an Office 365 subscription. I have never needed all the advanced features because i just use the app once a month or so for personal notes and to print things that are too complex printing from the internet without all the advertisements and webpage junk too. Like a simple recipe. I’ll copy the text and insert a picture of it. That is all I do with this and have used it for free for years, but suddenly i can’t even create a new plain document because I have to pay for a subscription??? These tactics are why I no longer use most of Microsoft products or operating systems anymore. We even got rid of paying for Xbox because of their intrusion and unrealistic pricing. Nice job Microsoft. Your efforts to make people pay are backfiring. I “might” have considered paying sometime in the future if I needed the more advanced features, out of loyalty for how helpful it had been so far. That’s what I do with other apps. Not this one. Never again.
Missing Functions, Extreme Data Loss
by Shaggerelli1980 on 2020/04/06 01:50
I write reports for my work that are legally sensitive, and for this reason, I cannot store them in “the cloud” because, in reality, “the cloud” is just someone else’s computer. As it turns out, my need for privacy is just too much for this MS Word app. It works fine if you save all of your documents to OneDrive where Gates, China, and God and everyone can view them. However, if you try to save anything locally, it’ll hang up and not save them. You’ll have to force quit the app and when it reopens, your data will be gone. This is so mind boggling stupid that it makes this app completely useless to me. Thanks for the curryware, Microsoft. Lastly, this app is not Word — at least not the Word that you’d use on MacOS or Windows. It is a scaled down version that is missing critical features, such as formatting functions. On a number of occasions, I’ve had to save the document and move it to a PC just to fix a table in one of my work’s report templates. For some reason, it displays correctly in Word on a PC, but looks like complete garbage in Word on the iPad. So there you go! Windows Word is not compatible with iPadOS Word! Go figure!
Subscription issues, issues, issues...
by RidingTheWavesAsTheyCome on 2019/12/26 22:22
While the apps work as described (unintuitive) the subscription keeps being the greatest challenge. Mostly when I try to log in it doesn’t work due to “suspicious activity” What, me logging in is suspicious? Now I wanted to share the family subscription with my son...Again, suspicious activity. So I was asked to recover the account!?!? Recover from What? I filled out the online form multiple times and always got denied. Than I went to the help center that is managed by a bot. Trying to get a human on the line was impossible as it asked me eventually every time to log in to my account...What?! Are you kidding me? That’s my problem, you don’t let me back in!!! Than found a phone number searching online, from there it took more than an hour after speaking to several people to finally get the “right” rep. His advice: Go fill out the online form again and everything will be fine...😳😫😂😖Yep, Microsoft at its best... right?! Let’s see if I ever get back in. This way I probably can never get out of their subscription...Even while I am not able to use the apps...Great, Customer first...
Verification Bugs makes this IMPOSSIBLE to use!!
by Tim Lim on 2019/01/10 17:47
I’m a huge advocate for Microsoft Office. I think the programs are amazing and powerful, and definitely my preferred software for word processing and data entry. However the mobile version of Microsoft Word has been IMPOSSIBLE! Every time I try to use it, it says my account needs to be verified, and when I verify, the emails with codes don’t get sent, so I have to wait lengthy periods of time, and if or when I get those codes, my account gets suspended! I’m currently taking a class, and want to take notes via Word, but constantly I have to use other word processing programs because I CANT SIGN IN!!!! How is this something that hasn’t been fixed or hasn’t been addressed? It’s something that happens ALL the time, and I can’t reliably use Microsoft Office at all! If this isn’t fixed, I’ll have to start using other programs that are actually reliable. Again, I love the program itself, but because of this weird verification business, it has prevented me from reliably using this program on my iPad. Please address this, or you will lose many people who like to use this program.
Not fully functional
by :-sammy g-: on 2017/11/26 20:50
You can’t use this app without a subscription to office 365, but then it only gives you the functionality of Pages. You can’t edit paragraph styles or save templates. So you pay for the service and get the abilities of a free app. So might as well just use pages. There is one really frustrating thing from pages that made me try this out though. Outlining. Pages doesn’t recognize what you’ve done before like Microsoft. - at least in the ipad apps. So if you need to go past 1. , A., a. You’re stuck. The ruler and tabs in Pages are also garbage, so if you need to do a quick professional outline, get this for a day. But if Ipad is your sole computer - just use something else. Major corporations like Microsoft and Adobe switching to subscription only payment systems is bad for consumers. They have an industry standard hold on the market and therefore can do whatever they want. Luckily smaller companies are popping up - also Apple’s free products, but the lack of customizability is terrible on the iPad in general. Still feels like monopoly to me.
You have to buy 365!
by C9Nightingale on 2019/06/01 16:25
This program was supposed to help me when I traveled. I write on my PC but travel occasionally. If I have a project open on my PC and want to finish and submit it within my timeline I transfer it to my IPad and go. I had been writing in note or on pages but the styles got messed up and I whined to my spouse. “Try Word for IPad”. Ok, so I got it. Miserable first day experience and then my spouse said “Buy a month of 365. See if that helps.” Eureka! Now the reason it isn’t a “5” is because there is still a learning curve. You have to push all the buttons and figure out where things are. ?Intuitive? Nah, I didn’t think so but I’m a PC lover. The IPad is light weight and slips in my purse. My laptop is not. I had a surface—The best of both worlds—-but that’s another story. My advice: If you’re upset with word for IPad, buy a month of 365. See you in the skies!
Talent sales rep at Microsoft
by Coach Hillberry on 2018/03/20 00:55
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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.
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.
I wish it worked better on the iPad 12.9 (vs. 3)
by Doc1008 on 2019/06/05 15:14
I like Microsoft word OK. It really does struggle often times and it’s not easy to use. However my primary problem here is that when trying to use Microsoft Word to interact with documents on my iPad it’s very slow, frequently quits and I’m having to use multiple steps to get the same job done. About to have to switch to Apple‘s software program. Soley because Microsoft word doesn’t interact with the iPad very well. I wish it was better. Microsoft team if you’re listening boy it would be helpful if you can get this working on the iPad. I run a medical clinic and need to use iPads in interactions with patient during healing sessions. because the iPad works so well with other things it is a good tool. Trying to use Microsoft Word within this environment is not possible. I wish that Microsoft team could try to make this work better on the iPad for us professionals.
Worth of Word
by coosawattee1 on 2018/10/18 01:05
I have worked with Word since it first came out.... many years go. It has grown and developed as new needs have come along. I Have tried a few others but the bottom line is that I NEED. WORD. It does what I need and I need what it does. I was at a real disadvantage when the iPad would not use it... I was about to give up on Apple and go back to total Microsoft. Since the new versions come together on the cloud to offer ability to use documents and speed sheets across the big Divide, I can use documents at home that were created at work... etc. you know what I mean or you would not have made them compatible. Actually I find myself using iPad more and more... to the point that it is not just an aid, but is quickly becoming my main tool. Keep up the good work.
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.
Glad I signed up for Office 365
by Josh1222 on 2018/01/31 02:06
I’m reviewing this as a paid app and not a free one because, for my use case, the features I need require an Office 365 subscription (which is fair - I don’t expect developers to provide pro-level functionality for free). If I were reviewing this as a free app, I would rate it 5 stars. Maybe more, actually. It’s a really good app. I'm an attorney and I mark up documents for a living, and I rely on a lot of advanced “Reviewing” features of Microsoft Word on the desktop. Many of these features are reproduced perfectly in this app. I store my iMac's files on OneDrive, which this app can access natively. It works very, very well. Some features do remain missing, however. Styles support does not appear to be complete, or at least there does not seem to be a way to edit Styles on the iPad (although if I edit a Style on the iMac the Style will immediately update on the iPad, so there’s that). Sometimes I rely on Remote Desktop just to make changes to Styles and certain other formatting items - obviously this is a clunky workaround. There also is no functionality for “comparing” one file with another. I’m giving this 4 stars because I’m pleased with it and Microsoft Word remains critical to my daily workflow. There’s definitely room for improvement, though, especially for a “pro” app that I’m paying annually for.
Mostly happy
by Trautfolk on 2019/04/24 17:17
For the most part, Word for iPad has been fantastic. Granted, it is not as robust as the desktop version, but one would expect that to be the case. I do have a problem. Normally when I start a document, it remains the open document whenever I return to program, my last document edited remains the opened document. At some point that changed. I have a document that is 2 months old now reopening, and it is causing me problems. Last night I took minutes for a meeting, only to have those lost. I cannot find them anywhere. They are not in my recent documents, not auto saved, just gone. A two hour meeting with copious notes now missing. I had planned to come back to finish my notes and did not save them. What a mistake. It is disappointing that the program changed, and I am now struggling to come up with a document that no longer exists!
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.
Word search problem
by Visions of His coming on 2019/09/22 21:04
(1) Word search starts searching like crazy before you end typing the word/text you want to search for. It will continue even when you try to stop it. You go crazy too by clicking <cancel>, but it will continue until whatever, then, it suddenly stop its search and goes back to the document. Here, you must start all over again with the same frustration. (2) The solution is to use other text writing tool for writing exactly what you want, then past in the word/text search. (3) The difference between this ap and others is that you can copy something from outside sources and past it into your document. You will be able to find the text you already copied into it when you use the way I described for text searching. There are other apps that do not recognize texts you pasted into them from web pages or books. But I am thankful for the work you’ve done.
Not Fully Functional, Even with Office 365 Supscription
by Oh30 on 2018/02/13 02:17
This is a very basic app for limited use of creating Word documents. No grammar check. No easy way to format page or paragraph. Saving these documents has by far been my biggest problem. No matter what I use: iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive or the actual iPad, it takes too long for the document to save correctly. You can tell when there is no actual time stamp on the document. I notice this once I am ready to upload the document as an attachment to email, within an online class forum, to a job application or any other institution that may require me to upload or attach the document. Always says there’s not data in the file and therefore cannot be attached. Hours later, it magically saves and becomes a real document with data. This is with a strong internet connection be it using cellular data from the device or wi-fi, it doesn’t matter, it is always a pain. I thought I would be able to do more but this app is so basic, I may as well just use Google docs.
Custom Default Template
by CBoulter on 2017/10/11 21:36
Okay. So this needs to be addressed, as my iPad Pro is my computer that I use. I pay for 365, so there is no reason for Microsoft to make using Apple devices inconvenient. Why why why is it not possible to create your own templates or layouts? Every time I write a new paper, which is very frequent, I’m forced to adjust the settings to look as I want them. This is extremely frustrating, and there is now way to edit their default templates and layouts. I read on a forum that it was “by design” and the only purposeful design choice I can think of is so that they design it to be inconvenient. Next, why is it that sometimes words will always be marked as spelled incorrectly when they are not? This happens every once in in awhile and the only way to fix it is to start the paper over when it happens. Or just deal with there being dotted red lines all over the paper. Fix these things and it’ll be perfect.
Unusable without a paid 360 account
by Thailand-Amulets on 2019/03/24 12:58
Who needs it with libre office, and open office? Why pay for something when there are better things for free, Especially not eternal subscriptions that never end, leaving you having paid 50 times the price of what the software would have cost as a one time purchase. On iOS and OS X, we have pages and on Microsoft we also have word pad as well as for both systems we can use open office libre office and about 10 other open source alternatives all of which are at least as good as Microsoft Word PowerPoint and Excel if not better. In iOS, we have pages, numbers, keynote, and so on. With Google, we have the Google slides Google Docs spreadsheet and other office applications, All for free where is immense storage space and no cost at all. The age of the corporate products cloud computing based subscription service is coming to an end, because people are getting fed up with it and I have finally realized it is a scam, And that there are many cheaper, and even free and better, alternative approaches
Your joking.
by ComosGaming on 2019/12/15 18:12
I get it. From my understanding, you want people to pay money for a better usage on the apps office 365 is connected to, as well as making it easier in general. Problem 1. Some idiot thought it was a fantastic idea to do this, and not put the actual app on iPhone. Problem 2. The word on my account, as reference, will not let me type unless I save it to my cloud, which I need an office subscription to do. Thus, I can’t actually do anything. Problem 3. Some features on the computer version of word don’t appear on the phone version of word or the tablet version of word. What members of your company thought that was a good idea? Final problem I have. People who go to school, like me, usually need to do their work at home, and they don’t have money for a computer, nonetheless for an office subscription. Gosh dang it man, just, at least let us type. That’s all I ask. -ComosGaming
Great, but just one thing
by Cameron Sc on 2019/11/04 18:34
This is a great app to work on essays and all other sorts of documents. However, there’s only one thing I’m not fond of: the docs don’t automatically save. When you tap the back arrow for the first time after creating a doc, it gives you the options of either Save or Delete. If you accidentally hit the delete button, that’s it, your doc is gone. I’ve had that happen to me a few times. To me it’s not good because if I had written a long paper with many pages, and then tried to save it, you could accidentally press that delete button and all your hard work and progress will be lost. Of course you got to pay attention to what you’re doing. But still I think an extra warning tab like “Are you sure you want to delete this doc?” should be added, or just have the docs saved automatically.
Could be better,,,
by Chickenlover27 on 2020/06/14 06:34
While the mobile version of Word is helpful for on the go typing, it lacks many of the aspects that make regular Word good. For example, every ten minutes, the app shuts down. This would just be irritating, but in addition to the crash, the app deletes everything I typed in the two minutes before the crash. There is no way to recover this lost work, and I just have to retype everything. Every time I edit something, the Word app gives me an error, saying someone else has edited the document, and I need to review these changes. No one else is editing the document. Just me. the alert is very irritating and does not go away, even after I have ‘resolved the changes.’ Final complaint... The spellcheck is horrendous in mobile Word. The iconic red line will appear under words like “and” and “the” when they are spelled correctly. It will autocorrect these words to “these” and “arm” but not correct actual misspellings of larger words. Overall, I wish the mobility and accessibility of mobile Word outweighed the negative aspects. Unfortunately, this is not the case, and I have had to deal with frustrating issues that make the experience less than ideal. I wish the functionality of regular Word would transfer to mobile Word. I think the app could be really useful if the technological issues were resolved.
Great for mobile writing!
by DoctorMika95 on 2019/12/23 20:42
As a writer and student, I don’t have the time to be freely typing away in creative writing all the time on my computer, so I often find myself writing on this app as opposed to the computer version. I won’t lie, the computer is still better than an app, but the app is much more convenient and comes fairly close to working like the computer version. However I did notice one thing. With the latest update, the option to italicize, bold, or underline words as you type are just gone, replaced with blank spaces where those options used to be. So perhaps that can be corrected in the next update? It’s a minor thing but time and efficiency is the reason I use the app, so to lose either one is a disappointment.
Great app but there is one concern I have
by brendenn3 on 2017/12/08 21:47
It’s a great app, however I do have some concerns, and one being that there is no method of proofing on this app. On pc versions, there is an option to set specific requirements for your text, and these options automatically catch errors (or what you’ve set the options to look for), but for the mobile app version, there is no such option available. I prefer to type my papers on iPad, because it’s much easier to carry around, and I use my iPad for literally everything, but I often find myself having to send a copy to my email to open it up on my pc (just to proofread and edit the document). This is annoying. Other than that, I love the app! I mean yes, the save option bugs out at times, but I save everything into my iCloud drop box anyways, so it doesn’t really hurt me.
Undo/Redo button, Font size and insert table bug
by Someoneneedstofixthisasap on 2018/09/17 02:35
I typically use this for my college assignments and work. But now its completely useless and I’m very upset. The font size bug on my iPhone goes haywire. I can’t adjust the font size at all in the way I want it. It either blows up the whole screen or goes to a size 2pt. If I’m lucky to get it to Twitch* to the size I need the document doesn’t readjust itself as it usually would when you adjust the font size from 12 pages back to 2 pages. The insert table bug is another factor cause once you add or delete that part of your table you can’t edit it. The undo/redo button bug makes all these other bugs add up together a complete nightmare to use Word as a whole which in all has defeated me and I’ve given up on doing my task. I’m quite frustrated and don’t see why this is an issue when I’ve used this app no problem in the past as my go to and now I literally can’t use it.
Word on the iPhone is cumbersome and ...
by Zafarrano Wolffe on 2020/01/15 22:24
First, at no fault of MS Word, the iPhone keyboard is a cruel trickster, one that was created in computer-primitive times and never updated. That said, Word vía the iPhone is cumbersome. It often takes forever to load and the screen often freezes. Editing — professional editing — is difficult because the tools aren’t responsive. Or cooperative. And, working with OneDrive is near impossible because it — OneDrive — doesn’t allow iPhone editing, thus you are required to copy your ms and past it in Word to edit, and then recopy so as to paste in back in OneDrive. IMO, it appears that MS should incorporate professional writers and editors into its Word planning sessions because Wors, whether on the iPhone or laptop, is administrative heavy and not designed for writers, editors or journalists. I think they should devise a Word version for such specific use, especially since so many of us use iPhones for creating, editing and sending copy — and photographs.
Microsoft Word...
by SwordInTheLight on 2018/04/13 00:19
Okay... so I guess I should start by saying that Word is one of my favorite word processors. HOWEVER, I only use it for school assignments (currently) because... well... See, I am an author, and I publish Kindle books. I want to be able to publish them right from my iPad. (The Pages format isn’t supported in KDP.) And guess what this version of Word doesn’t have? Bookmarks. I need bookmarks to create a Table of Contents. It’s on the computer version of Word... why not anywhere else? Pages for iPad has that feature. On my computer Pages doesn’t have it (because it can’t update to the latest software blah blah blah...) but Word does! Are you kidding??? Once iPad Word gets a Table of Contents and Bookmarks feature, I MIGHT switch over to Word from Pages. So please Microsoft, add this! Otherwise, the app is fine and I haven’t experienced any other problems.
Will not save my work
by buckgavin on 2018/04/12 19:08
The app worked perfectly for a short while (1 month). I was using it for homework assignments and saving them but it all of a sudden stopped saving my work.. so I deleted a few assignments that I had saved for finals study review ( thinking that I may have too much saved) and it still wouldn’t save. So then next issue was it signed me out of my account and wouldn’t accept my password so I attempted to change my password and it says I can’t use a password I’ve already used.. so I had to start another account with a different email and it still will not save my work.. this app went from, for me, revolutionary to not very useful at all.. this app was so handy! I really hope they fix these issues soon but this has been going on for weeks now but I’m going to keep checking it to see if things will save and if they do I’ll give it 5 stars.
Great, But Has Some Stand Out Issues
by OxenAlexFree88 on 2019/02/08 00:08
This app is great and works well enough. I love it. I have it on my iPad, iPhone, and computer. I would of got it on my Apple Watch ⌚️ but couldn’t. So far I’ve had at least one issue and two concerns: Around the third or fifth time I’ve entered the app, none of my documents were there, and it wouldn’t let me type ANYTHING! And my concerns: I’ve gone through every setting on screen in the area you work on documents, and I can’t seem to find clip art. In my old version, I had it, but now it’s not. Fix, or help me. My second concern, the app is slow. I’ve clicked a spot or button several times and nothing happens. Also sometimes I’d be typing and when I’d look, nothing, but as soon s a reach and click the delete or exit button, it shows up. Help or fix.
fix the bugs, please
by kaylieward on 2018/09/21 19:11
I am a college student that uses this app to take notes in class with my Apple Pencil and this is just awful. It has a bug with its eraser where it will lock on the pen you are using making a mess of your notes (imagine writing with a real pencil but instead of erasing with your eraser you are scribbling in dark black all over your paper) or you can’t move the page when you are using the eraser tool, the eraser will keep trying to open the keyboard and the eraser will take control and erase most of what you had written. Also, the screen will just jump in the middle of a sentence you are writing to another page again making a mess of your notes. And some general misgivings is the time it takes to switch documents, and opening this app will sometimes will make part of the screen gray or black that you can’t make go away. If I didn’t need this for my school, I would find a new note taking app. please, for my sanity, fix the bugs.
Current Version Is Nearly Unusable for Me
by Andrewbp677 on 2017/11/21 22:44
Yeah, it’s that bad. What seem like relatively benign bugs take on outsized importance when they don’t get fixed for months, and they are crippling on an app as essential as Word. For example: Copy and paste? Can’t do it anymore (at least on an iPad Pro). That seems like essential functionality for a word processor, but apparently that’s not high up on Microsoft’s to do list for bug fixes. Another example: a bit harder to describe, but I have to try anyway. I have all sorts of problems with opening documents from the iOS Files app. I often can’t edit them at all, and instead have to open Word and go through the document picker. When I am able to work on a document, I can’t do things like italicize the font, or add a footnote. The app becomes mostly unresponsive (though I can still scroll and type). So yeah, what I’m basically saying is that it’s so buggy now, you can’t actually process words. It’s terrible. Pls fix this crucial app.
Download size
by BestAppsUser on 2018/08/13 20:35
I will no longer use Wifi - the artificial limits on download are about to make me delete your LARGE App. I have a case at Apple and of course they blame you and the carrier - the support agent agrees it is “Stupid”. I wonder why it’s okay to stream Gigs of a baseball game or a movie but downloading an app that is Broken is a NO NO. MS NOT that differentiating these days. Same for other MS apps. I like Outlook but LookOUT to be gone too. And since I own the company that buys 365 and Azure gone is a BIG gone. Tick. Tick, tick. I’m sure that you are now aware I can let other users know all is well in a few days or so, therefore rating will go to a deserved location. As my I always say, “ when it doesn’t make sense it is about the Cents. Let’s use some common sense, and worry less about the small cents. Ready set GO! - drdave
I really want to like this app
by In need of UPC adding on 2020/02/18 01:12
I own two surface pros, a surface, and I’m subscribed to office, so I’m a heavy Word user. I carry my iPad Pro to class because it’s light weight and I use a specific iOS app for taking notes in some of my classes. As a university student, I write many papers. OneDrive allows me to access them from anywhere, but using Word on my iPad Pro is incredibly frustrating! The app freezes and crashes much too often. So much so that I can’t use it! Before, when I tried to use the Apple Pencil or touch the cursor in Word would go all over the place and and activate somewhere entirely different from where you’ve touched on the screen. The keyboard also randomly stopped working. These things don’t happen in other apps. Every update seems to fix one thing while adding new problems. I’m really hoping MS gets this straightened out as this is having a significant impact on my workflow.
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