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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.
Word for I pad is very difficult
by Riley100098765 on 2021/05/07 23:20
I have used for many years Word for I pad is the same but very very different How to delete a file? How to get a new doc into the correct file How to assure files/ docs can be found in your computer file
Unacceptable.
by Khadrimx on 2021/05/07 04:53
I love Word. I do, don’t get me wrong. But when I’m working on a project for over 2 days, have auto saved turned on, have even manually saved several times, and somehow, Word reverts to a save I had 24 hours prior and loses fifteen pages of work? I’m furious. This is unacceptable! I will NEVER use this program on my ipad again. Never. I read up on it and this has been an issue this program has had for years- and it is just unacceptable to not have it fixed. Between that and how much it lags/hangs and the lack of features for the Ipad? Not worth the stress.
Getting stuck
by Ronclj321 on 2021/05/06 22:14
I can’t open my documents without them getting stuck or Word just freezing all together.
Hard To Type
by Truepadsfan on 2021/05/06 20:48
Having trouble typing on notebook. The keyboard doesn’t appear.
Yes
by xvqtt on 2021/05/06 17:24
Very nice game
Simple & Easy
by lcrlv on 2021/05/06 13:29
Easy & Simple
Enjoyed but need some improvement
by Hammad Farooqui on 2021/05/06 08:09
Make it more fun and luxurious to use on tablets and phones
Extreme typing lag
by SuperCFII on 2021/05/06 05:00
I have a brand new IPad Air 4 and there is a significant delay in typing that hinders my ability to work effectively. It needs to be addressed immediately. I have read posts dating back to 2015 dealing with the same problem.
Not letting me access my notes
by Visco girl😋 on 2021/05/05 19:27
Every time I try to edit one of my notes I took on my computer it would tell me to sign in when I am clearly signed in.
Functionality is just not there
by bbowe86 on 2021/05/05 17:40
It is nice that you can use word on the iPad, but it is unfortunate that you do not have the save menu options that you have with a laptop.
Great app!
by Minecrafter9163 on 2021/05/05 17:18
I use this on my iPhone 5c and it is sorta complicated but other than that it's a great app!
I want to love it but the lag
by Ambertail on 2021/05/05 14:49
I personally love most of the features, I write all my college work on this program and it gets the job done. BUT please they need to fix the lag. About a page into any document the whole program lags and becomes nearly unresponsive until I save the document and restart the app. Though the drawing feature is great with my pencil and it makes studying lovely.
Still a young app
by Navy Chief (E9) on 2021/05/04 18:44
Doesn’t have all the bells and whistles the it older brother has on windows 10, but it’s great on my iPhone Pro Max. It allows me to send attachments in IOS 14.5. Otherwise all the pictures I would send would be embedded into the email. I like sending attachment files, jpeg, etc. it my favorite email app as of today.
Hi do I file my document?
by treeman44 on 2021/05/04 18:12
One of the problem’s with the new version of WORD is that I can’t find the button to File a word file like s as unfinished email. Please integrate WORD into the Windows software better.
Not easy on iPhone
by Roarasoras on 2021/05/03 22:06
I have written word doc resume on iPhone snd I do not know how to upload Not user friendly
Really, Really Dislike Word for Apple
by CLHMinnesota on 2021/05/03 20:52
I could actually say I hate Word on the Apple. Sometimes my files are accessible, sometimes they’re not. Sometimes I can get right in, other times I have to wait for the program to stop bouncing from screen to screen, or shut down completely, cross my fingers and say a prayer it will work once rebooted. It use to work fine until an upgrade about a year ago. If I didn’t have so many files and an unlimited amount of time to switch, I would definitely be looking for another WP. This one is the pits!!!
Works fine
by thearss1 on 2021/05/03 15:59
Works fine but it's not in the share options so it's a pain to work efficiently. I hate that my company forces me to use buggy iPhone for work.
This application has helped me with my school work.
by xXxPOWERxXx1 on 2021/05/03 14:05
I usually do not write reviews but this app deserves the highest rating I can give. The ability to start a document on any of my devices (PC, phone, tablet) has made my life so much better. The dictation is accurate and speeds my typing speed. My papers are auto saved to One Drive. Incredible and helpful app. Thank you.
iOS integration
by Filter-less on 2021/05/03 10:50
The Word app and the OneDrive app consistently have errors that I am not signed it, not connected or otherwise cannot save a document. The integration with iOS is broken and it is not a sustainable expectation that I continually delete the app and then restore it to get the Microsoft applications to work on an iPad. Likely moving to Pages.
Why?
by Jajsjdjddjjdjnfnfjfjfkfkff on 2021/05/03 10:26
This app lags constantly, confusing me when I’m typing and slowing me down. Not only that, but it doesn’t allow me to save my drafts, despite me being logged in on my school account. This wastes so much of my time. I’m so disappointed
Problems
by Jack son of AB on 2021/05/03 02:33
I work at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. I receive and send emails from Outlook and I often use Word documents as attachments. My iPhone 11 pro works fine normally. However, I cannot see my Word documents when I want to attach them to an email. Also I have a signature that does not work with my Outlook program on my iPhone. My signature worked fine last week, but it no longer works. Also I get a link that says get Outlook for iOS put the link doesn't work. This link is where my signature should be.
My preferred document-maker
by Appleyann on 2021/05/02 22:49
I have used WORD for years and preferred it over all other document-makers.
Great app
by shhh r on 2021/05/02 20:45
So far I am happy with this app, unfortunately I am a new bestie
Worthless
by klr. on 2021/05/02 18:18
App won’t work won’t give me a keyboard
Read
by Big Dawg Massey on 2021/05/02 01:23
On the Lock Screen I always put mark as read and then when I unlock my phone it still shows that it’s unread. It’s annoying pressing that then going to see it didn’t read the email. Something so simple.
Microsoft Office is the WORST
by JIUJITSUPHYSICIAN on 2021/05/02 01:23
Totally un-user friendly. Not compatible with other platforms. Clunky, outdated and overpriced.
Grammar
by one Rod Rocket on 2021/05/01 19:37
Grammer correction performs like AI artificial intelligence. Amazing and appreciated.
The Only Way to Fly
by Ercoupe Boy on 2021/05/01 14:07
Back in the mid nineties during a short stint at a large law firm I realized that the future required that I learn to draft my own legal documents and pleadings. From that day forward I never looked back. Word is simply the finest document tool in existence. I am (mostly) retired from the active practice of law, and I only scratched the surface of Word’s functionality while in active practice. Now I write stories and essays and have come to appreciate the independence I achieved by that initial hunting and pecking.
Microsoft word
by stillsobossy on 2021/05/01 13:32
This app has saved my life. I’m in school for my bachelor's and I love how I can still do my homework on the go. Not having to carry my laptop everywhere and use my cellphone is life-changing thank you Microsoft.❤️
Wow
by noof noob baby on 2021/05/01 10:23
Wow
Word
by Elly Belle on 2021/04/30 01:57
Works well
Word for iPhone
by Caimitense on 2021/04/29 23:33
Word for iPhone is good but 1) There should be a manual to explain all its features, for example how to open a folder and how to save documents in it. 2) Allow to write documents in Spanish and eventually other popular languages. I give it a 3 on a scale of 1 to 5. Yet, at $6.99 per month, forget it! Why should I have to pay $83.88 plus Tax for it when I already bought the Word License for my MAC?
29 April 2021 - Frustrated College Student
by Mendozachris on 2021/04/29 20:15
This app is infuriating. I have been using it for about a year now, as it comes with my college classes as a free subscription. I have tried to use this with my iPad since I travel a lot and my laptop is sometimes too large to carry around (it’s a gaming laptop). First, the app is missing some key features that the regular desktop app has which make writing papers more difficult. I write daily discussion posts which do not require much formatting. But, when I need to write a full paper, I struggle to get the formatting correct. To compound my frustration, I have to reset the font, font size, spacing, and like formatting EVERY SINGLE TIME. If there is a way to auto-set these settings I have not found it. Which brings me to my next complaint, there is not systematic way to reach settings or edit settings. Lastly, I do not understand what is wrong with this app but it freezes and glitches EVERY 30 mins to an hour. I will be in the middle of writing a a discussion or paper and it will just stop working. Lag. And then not work until I close out the app and re-open the document that I was working on. It is INFURIATING….. Not sure why, I suspect that Microsoft doesn’t want the app to work properly to compete with apple, but this app needs work. The only reason I use this app is the integration of OneDrive and my university…
Won’t even let me type
by bootyscratcher! on 2021/04/29 18:42
I can’t even type on here. I need to make a resume for a job interview and it’s not letting me do it. Desktop is so much better
Options for editing
by Mryeahidk on 2021/04/29 12:44
I just think by now Microsoft word would of had all the same features for editing on an iPad/iPhone that you find on the desktop version.
Solve
by snsndnsg on 2021/04/29 03:47
Thats easy to use microsoft word in phone but some feature like page oriented ..add equation it doesnt appear
Glitches and freezes on iPad Air
by JhoJhoDancer on 2021/04/29 03:39
I have the latest iPad Air and I got word so that way I can type and use my tablet for school work. Well I can never complete a full assignment without it freezing and continuously closing out on me. It’s really inconvenient and frustrating because I cannot complete my assignments without glitches...
The Best APP Ever!!!!
by blondies73 on 2021/04/29 03:22
This app has been a delight to use. It downloaded with no problems. I love using it everyday at work and at home. I have created resumes, invitations, flyers, and all my papers for school. Thank you Microsoft for creating such a user friendly app for me!
Makes work harder
by Coremega69 on 2021/04/29 01:31
Using word on this ipad makes me regret buying it for school....
Top of the line as always… “Read Aloud” feature specifically helpful!
by ChayimG on 2021/04/28 23:22
I’ve been using Word since the beginning! And I mean since THE beginning, since it was in competition with Bank Street Writer, for those who are old enough to remember that! And Word has always been top of the line, unmatched and unbeaten ! The newest feature which I don’t know how I lived without is, “Read Aloud,” which lets you test your syntax by hearing your work! How did I ever get along without it?!
Office Essentials
by pmuzu on 2021/04/28 17:00
Microsoft Office
Cannot insert fill out box
by esmemkelly on 2021/04/28 15:20
This is a no go. My husband paid for the family package, and today I wanted to make a fill out form. And guess what, you cannot insert a check box. You can add a box but it is not the fill out box that you can check neither fill out your name.
Can’t sign in
by mattf1206 on 2021/04/28 14:54
The app won’t let me sign in just spins and says connecting for 15 mins before it times out.
I NEED AN INSERT SYMBOL BUTTON
by Emily ontiveros on 2021/04/27 23:18
I am a student trying to use my iPad to take math notes on word. And I am having a huge problem with the fact there is no insert symbol option as we use it frequently in my stats class. If the developers could hear my plea PLEAAAAASSEEE add the insert symbol option in a new update thank you...
Cofkrbii
by jyjuuy on 2021/04/27 21:37
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IPad version terribly disappointing and frustrating
by maiway on 2021/04/27 20:23
The app used to work fairly well, and I was able to synch my documents between iPad and Mac desktop using the Files app. Now my files are constantly highjacked by Word’s OnDrive storage system, which I do not want or need, but cannot remove from the iPad Word app. I end up with multiple versions of critical work documents, which is unacceptable. Many common commands are missing from the upper nav menu, and do not appear when searched for in the field offered for finding additional commands. Quirky things happen when trying to work with tables in Word, including a small ghost image of the doc that covers part of the work area. I am unable to insert photos into my Word docs despite following all the steps to give the right permissions, making the app useless for many docs I need to create. The photos appear for selection, but selecting them does not populate the document. Deleting and reinstalling Word on the iPad does not solve any of my issues. I am furious that I’m paying for this service, and cannot reliably use my iPad as my work laptop because the software is so unreliable.
Serious Glitches
by Umbrella1o1 on 2021/04/27 19:23
The app is great when its actually working. Once you are down to like page 2 or 3 the app starts seriously bugging out and types maybe 10 words a second and its not user error, I type around 80 words a minutes. Which then slows me down tremendously with how much work I can actually get done. Once this is fixed I feel I can bring the rating up to 5 star, but until then, 2 star for the amount of time wasted working on an app that I have to use for schooling and work.
Nice
by BOTS :/ on 2021/04/27 19:00
It’s good for sending home work
Important and obvious features mysteriously left out
by Frustrated Man 2099 on 2021/04/27 16:56
There is no option to view documents by page. You can only view it in one long series and scroll up or down. I can’t believe they would leave out a feature this important and obvious!
Crashing nightmare
by Ngh4 on 2021/04/27 03:09
The app has to automatically reset everything and reopen the document or straight up crashes after you return to the app when it was minimized.
Awesome 😎
by Mamabush9 on 2021/04/26 16:30
Its not like it is on the pc but it's good for me so yeah you should try it I think you will like it
Microsoft word
by In the end ZZ girl on 2021/04/26 13:18
I absolutely love this app it helps me with so many things yeah.
I’ve a monthly subscription, but it says, “To edit and save, please sign in with a subscription”
by Mahi Med on 2021/04/26 07:26
I have a monthly subscription, but whenever I open a document it says, “To edit and save, please sign in with a subscription”
HOURS OF WORK LOST
by Mandy loves Josh <3 on 2021/04/26 05:05
I’ve been writing a paper for one of my college classes on Word for iPad, which still doesn’t have all the features I need, and Word did NOT auto save like it was set to do. I ended up losing 2 hours worth of writing for a paper that was due soon...but that’s not all. I redid the parts I lost, and began to MANUALLY save the document every minute or so. EVEN AFTER MANUALLY SAVING THE DOCUMENT it still did not save and I lost another 2 hours worth of writing!!! My assignment is now past due, and I’m still trying to retype what I lost. Do not use Word for iPad if you want to lose your hard work!!!
CashCOW
by praiseworshipre on 2021/04/26 03:59
The most recent Microsoft update wiped deleted ten years of important documents and records. Also, syncing or being able to access documents between devices is no longer possible.
Lagging all the way
by DissappointedByMicrosoft on 2021/04/25 19:40
It’s a shame how Microsoft can’t mange the bugs and the continuous lagging their IPad configured app undergoes . I have to shut down the app every hour or so in order to get back to work smoothly. Two stars are granted for the app’s friendliness (to a certain limit) and that Office is widely spread. I wouldn’t hesitate to switch to an alternative app if I found it convenient.
Lags on iPad
by jenniferrrr70 on 2021/04/25 17:58
I’ve noticed that this app lags a lot after writing half a page. I have the 2020 iPad Pro, and I’ve checked between various apps, so I know this is not a device issue, but an app issue. It’s really frustrating that it lags a lot, and makes for writing essays on the Microsoft Word app really difficult. I think there are still some bugs that need to be fixed, and would love to see an update to the app in terms of less lag and better performance.
I prefer Word to Pages
by last time or i am done on 2021/04/25 17:26
I am use to word, and perhaps that is why I prefer it. There are a few features that I have missed with the old Word that I wish I still had.
I hate Word!
by mamagib64 on 2021/04/25 12:22
I pay a fee every month to use this program. I have nothing but trouble with it. Customer service is non-existent. It took 2 months for them to answer my inquiry, then the answer they gave was irrelevant. I sent it again 3 months ago and have heard nothing. I transcribe for a side hustle, so I’m stuck using this lousy program. Oh, how I wish I could get my client to switch to Pages!
I don’t know
by kiabli on 2021/04/25 06:34
I don’t know if it’s my phone or the app but whenever I want to type something on the doc, the keyboard won’t show up. I exited out of the app and went to notes. I did appear on notes but not on this app Idk why
Neutered for all but basic users
by ouhgeuirhueagrtwe on 2021/04/24 22:53
I cannot believe Apple isn’t pressuring MS to release the FULLY FEATURED versions of their apps considering they’re trying to make the vastly expensive iPad Pro a computer (which at its price, it should have been from the beginning)
The wrist writing tool. Don’t use it
by new writersdvwevef on 2021/04/24 17:57
Is a shame that a big company with so many features , makes is so difficult to just write. So confusing and have to do many steps to even move from page to page, plus you have to pay $6.99. Waste of money I rather use FREE google docs..
I like
by AudreyPerez on 2021/04/24 14:01
No review
Meow
by عتابه عتابه on 2021/04/24 13:17
Meow
Best app for schoolwork
by GOLDEN89000 on 2021/04/24 09:56
I use this all the time for my school assignments and it is the perfect app for that. That’s all have a great day :)
Tablet friendly
by josecq3 on 2021/04/24 01:54
I enjoy the words app and have a easy time using the app with all mobile devices. Great app
Office 365
by Moose733 on 2021/04/24 01:45
Office 365, an application that contains the products we have used for decades and have learned to love. For documents on the go via an iPad tablet you can’t beat this. Kudos to Microsoft and keep it coming!
Rye,wheat bread
by Clayspinner on 2021/04/23 13:32
hristina Thu Tran 70% hydration In KitchenAid bowl, add and mix well: 617 g water 90 g avocado oil (or other vegetable oil) 42 g honey 2 eggs, beaten with a fork Then sift dry ingredients and mix into KA bowl: 150 g Hodgson Mill Whole Grain Rye flour 250 g King Arthur Whole Wheat flour 600 g Sunrise Mill Heritage White flour (milled from Turkey Red wheat) 54 g King Arthur special dry milk for bread 10 g SAF yeast Mix with dough hook until just incorporated, then make a well on top of dough and add the following: 1 tablespoon of water 20 g salt Let rest for 20 minutes. Knead with KA dough hook for 10 minutes at lowest speed. Use plastic dough scraper to turn dough into a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap. Let rise until at least doubled – about an hour. Use plastic dough scraper to turn dough onto lightly floured counter. Divide into two equal quantities – use scale. Form into loaves and place in well-greased bread pans, cover pans with plastic wrap. Set the oven to 375 F. Let rise until bread has risen to one inch above the rim of the pans – 45 minutes to an hour. Bake at 375 degrees – after 30 minutes, measure temperature in the middle of the loaves – bake until the temperature reaches 200 F in the center of the loaf – about 35 minutes. Remove from pans and let cool on a wire rack.
MS Office forever
by kokoe72 on 2021/04/23 13:23
MS Office is essential foe all student and business. Long live MSOffice
Simply wonderful !
by fearca on 2021/04/23 11:41
I love the ease in which I can get right into using, and looking up files I need to retrieve in a hurry. Thank you. Good job!
Word
by Perolito2 on 2021/04/23 00:31
Excelente herramienta
My Favorite Part
by Block1411 on 2021/04/22 19:38
My favorite part is how Word randomly freezes on a 2020 iPad Pro and you have to close out the document and reopen it. This feature keeps me humble during my timed exams, and really requires me to work hard! But wait there’s more! When it does freeze and you reopen the document, random segments of handwritten text are automatically deleted, and I get to test my memory on what notes I wrote, this feature really helps me study! All jokes aside, this has been happening for months and I’m finally fed up with it. Going to do my research on a better application than this. Anything that doesn’t automatically delete my work would be great. Also while venting my frustration on losing and entire lab assignment, Word for Mac is horrible too. Thanks!
Classic ribbon
by mmllwwll on 2021/04/22 19:31
Cannot find or access it on my new iPad Pro with downloaded $100 installation. Want the classic ribbon! For what I paid this is a watered down cheap Office.
Why premium?
by JakeFC15 on 2021/04/22 13:20
Why make the free version awful in order to sell a service that used to be free? I can’t even paste anything into the document, or save a file because I don’t have premium. I just wanted to edit my resume using my phone, but now I can’t because Microsoft Word wants to make me pay for premium. I would just get rid of word and never use it again, but I’m forced to use it for school. Please allow me to paste and save documents in the free version, I shouldn’t have to pay for a writing space that has always been free, but suddenly got greedy.
I looooooove it!
by qmost72703 on 2021/04/22 12:31
Thanks for letting me accept Microsoft word.
I don’t have a Microsoft 365 subscription
by gc712TA on 2021/04/21 17:05
I wish there wasn’t anything like a Microsoft 365 subscription so I can use Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for free. I would have given this app and PowerPoint and Excel a 5-star rate if there was no subscription needed.
Wouldn’t recommend for long term usage
by UberSuckz on 2021/04/21 15:17
I downloaded Microsoft word last year and everything was going great until I discovered that there are few glitches that come with using this app. The main glitch is that after a certain amount of time your documents will no longer be able to open even if you update the app, and the only way you would be able to view the document is by downloading another Microsoft app. There is still a possibility that the app still won’t work. So with that being said I will no longer be using Microsoft and I suggest you don’t either unless you only need files for a short period of time. Mind you the files that I need are for school.
Why can’t I edit or change my organizational chart?
by qtodd7 on 2021/04/21 08:15
I’m currently writing a business plan and I’ve noticed that I can’t edit anything in regards to my organizational chart, why is this?
Bare minimum Word features
by ForgottenGold on 2021/04/20 20:41
Microsoft is laughing at all the iOS users. This version of Word is so inferior to real Word it’s shameful. I’m paying yearly to have this same as everyone else and yet I can’t add internal links, can’t have a TOC, and I can’t even use Scribble, something my *free * apps integrated. Seriously, up the game, Microsoft. This is barely sufficient for me to keep using this. You have my business, for now, but a glowing review you definitely won’t get.... Doing the bare minimum is not terms for glowing praise.
Good
by velvet6106 on 2021/04/20 20:19
Good product
Annoying
by buttrobber on 2021/04/20 19:55
I made the mistake of setting up two factor authentication on my account thinking that it would only require it when logging in from an unfamiliar device and now I can’t open a single app a single time on any of my devices without having to have my second email open for the stupid code. So irritating.
Purchasing software once and done!
by no name 0034 on 2021/04/20 19:38
Word is a typical Microsoft product that is too expensive for what it is. I don’t agree with companies like Microsoft that make you buy a subscription. I think you should be able to purchase software only one time instead of purchasing a monthly or yearly subscription.
Carlie Gintoli- Ms. Great Britain
by Carlie Bass Gintoli on 2021/04/20 18:11
Wonderful app very convenient and easy to use on my iPhone And IPad . I have really enjoyed using this app! thank you. Carlie Gintoli- Ms. Great Britain
It’s a good product.
by Rdjini on 2021/04/20 15:43
Very convenient.
Great app
by ygtfesx on 2021/04/20 02:55
Whenever I do word processing Word is my go-to app! Simply the best!
Great
by Ludicrous4sure on 2021/04/20 02:15
Best tool for writing and drafting projects for school or work.
Appreciation
by guwop_fool on 2021/04/20 02:00
It’s a great app.
Typing lag
by Annejournal on 2021/04/20 01:20
The typing starts to lag really badly if you’re using it on the iPad when the document gets to be longer than a couple of pages. Better off using the pages app if on an ipad
Bad
by mariamshukry on 2021/04/19 22:42
So bad
Missing Features
by skifasteatass on 2021/04/19 20:16
Too many features are inaccessible on the IPad version.
Giving options to navigate
by shari518 on 2021/04/19 18:34
I have a variety of resumes for different jobs due to my experience. However if I am trying to attach the resume I need I can not access it from my email. I am restricted to the same resume and it’s frustrating bc I have to send a separate email instead of following the thread. I love word when it works but the accessibility to other files are terrible.
Great
by texans 12345 on 2021/04/19 17:34
Good words
Not fully Compatible with Apple Pencil
by 海绵超人11 on 2021/04/19 16:24
Can’t use scribble mode in word doc
Feedback requests
by Me73721729373 on 2021/04/19 15:12
There are few things more annoying than being asked for feedback the moment you open an ap. Especially of you’re in a hurry, the couple extra clicks to make it go away are frustrating.
Yesss
by Chivito97 on 2021/04/19 13:57
Muy buena app
Stop. Selecting. ENTIRE. WORDS. I want the cursor.
by Paul Macintosh on 2021/04/19 05:04
If you do not fix this problem, I will lose my mind. It&#39;s a WORD PROCESSING program that should allow me to correct a word with a CURSOR, NOT SELECT the entire WORD. I like this program, but this one flaw is enough to drive MOST USERS into a HOMICIDAL RAGE. FIX IT!!!!!!!!!!
Slow As A Snail Before Reinstall
by ScottPowersCEO on 2021/04/19 03:27
I’ve used Microsoft products for years, including Word. I’m an author and I use it to draft my books. Three days ago I got the iPad Pro and it’s great. Today, I started using Word and, at first, it was fine but then for no known reason it slowed down to a snail’s pace. I mean it all but stopped. After sitting and watching it painfully type out words letter by letter, I restarted my iPad hoping that would help, but it didn’t. Even though I only installed it three days ago, I decided to delete it and reinstall. So far the performance has improved dramatically.
This stinks
by S kciN on 2021/04/18 23:41
Why both me with this
Really complicated
by Jlucio88 on 2021/04/18 20:58
Google is better to be honest
It’s Word, man.
by Random Satisfied Customer on 2020/08/22 03:50
Great app. Business and academic apps like this are sometimes harder to navigate on iPads or smart devices because you can’t see all the icons like you would on a laptop screen, and the layout is a little different, but it still does mostly everything you’d need for work or school. There are certain things that you can’t do unless you pay and upgrade to premium, like getting unlimited text colors, but that’s pretty much what you get with every app these days. The app still lets you be cheap and get away with making word documents without premium if you don’t want all the bells and whistles included, and it’s still functional, so I don’t personally mind not having premium. You can get by without it if you don’t want to spend the extra money-shoutout to all the broke college students out there and all the kids whose parents won’t let them upgrade- but if you’re willing/have the means to pay, hats off to ya. All in all, it serves its purpose and does what it’s supposed to, it’s not glitchy, and it’s pretty easy to use. I like it. So, that’s my two cents in the subject. Try it out, see what you think, and you can always delete it I guess. :)
Review of Microsoft word
by Norcal Reservoir Dog on 2019/04/07 17:48
Well I use Microsoft word at work, the mobile version is vastly inferior. If it were free, I probably couldn’t complain. But, if you want to get the capability of redlining documents and other important work-related actions, you have to purchase the subscription. This is where the trouble begins. Microsoft support is terrible. Several times a year the program won’t work and tells me I need a subscription. I’ve spent hours on the phone with Microsoft since I first purchased this program. There’s some sort of company disconnect between their accounting department and mobile services. This needs to be fixed. Regarding the applications performance, at best it’s OK. It tends to be slow, saving a document while you were working on it is not as straightforward as it should be, and if you want to dictate, you better proofread twice. Many of the desired editing features are not available in this mobile application. Formatting is next to impossible and many many other features are not available. While I don’t think you can expect 100% duplication, iPad cost more than most PCs, have ample memory, and should be capable of handling all of the commands necessary to do a competent job of preparing a word document. And you should not have to have an external keyboard with your iPad to perform the tasks. Bottom line, The program is livable, but not particularly likable.
Love/Hate relationship with Word on iPad
by rkr9knight on 2020/06/18 01:59
I’ve used Word for years, and I am really good at it and take advantage of the really cool features that other word processor programs lack. The desktop version of Word is amazing!! However, Word on the iPad is mediocre! For instance, I utilize fields and cross reference data between different parts of a document, which is a huge time saver for me. Unfortunately, I’m unable to take advantage of this feature on my iPad, which means, that I must work on a laptop or desktop computer to really get the benefits of using Word in this day and age. Also, I really don’t like the automatic saving feature because I frequently use templates that I do not want to overwrite while working and the automatic saving feature makes this impossible. Please fix this! I wish there was a way to select, in the settings, a “discontinue automatic saving” option. If Google Docs had these features, I would likely make a permanent switch to that program because I appreciate working seamlessly with others. Also, as one who works in schools, I see that high school students have been trained in Google Docs and they aren’t familiar with using Word. I see a need to get with the times and I’m not seeing Word advance it’s features; however, as long as the above options are only available on Word, I will be sticking with them. Please, make these crucial features available on the app version of Word as well!
The editing experience is terrible
by Ki2rin on 2019/10/20 11:51
In most times, the prompt jumps to the very first line after a few second later whenever I touch the middle of the screen to edit a docx file. This is very annoying since my file is of 98 pages. Then I should pull down the scroll bar to the bottom of the document. This happens very often, especially when in Mobile view. The second thing is about the page loading steps or speed. By moving down the scroll bar the pages are loaded incrementally. But it has too many steps to the bottom page. Scrolling down the bar to the bottom of the screen loads pages a little. I couldn’t find a good way to jump to the bottom page at once. And this happens in Mobile view. The third frustrating thing is the reaction speed is not just slow, it’s really slow. When I type a character, say A, that appears in the screen after about 0.3~0.5s. This issue also has something to do with Mobile view, I think. The fourth is about moving the cursor with a long-touch. This not only related to Word but to all the other Office 365 applications I guess. This app adopting the obsolete way shows a convex glass that zoom-in around the cursor when I long-touch the screen. Apple changed the way it moves the cursor since iOS 13 if I’m right. I’m not gonna explain it in detail here but the new way is much elegant and gives seamless experience in editing the text.
Smooth Transition Between iPad to PC
by Unimatrix002 on 2021/01/12 15:49
I’ve been using Word for iPad, iPhone, and my Dell laptop for a couple of months and experienced a very smooth transition from one device to another. One problem I had was that fancy fonts I was using on my PC didn’t carry over to my iPad (I’ve got to download those fonts I think; I haven’t done that yet). For most of my typing, I prefer Courier and simple fonts anyway, so it’s not a problem. A few times there were too many differences between devices (I probably left my file open on a different device) and the app asked me which version of the document to use; it worked just like Word’s manuscript comparison function where it highlights the differences between the two files (which is much better than Scrivener—I’ve lost several version of my manuscripts in Scrivener when it couldn’t resolve differences between a file on my laptop and on another device). This app doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that my Word for PC offers, but it has enough. I’m happy with it.
Love data losses that Microsoft can do nothing about? Then this app is for you!
by My Official Review on 2020/01/30 05:14
I’m writing this review as a warning. I had about 10 Word documents saved on my phone. I do use this app from time to time whenever I feel like adding something to a document. But tonight, everything changed. I come back to the app so I can edit a document. However, when I tapped on it, an error message appeared saying, “Sorry, this document is stored on an unsupported server location.” Good thing I had a copy of the document... right? Nope! Every single one of my dox had the same error. I can no longer access these files from anywhere. All of my stuff is gone now. Forever. This has never happened to me or anyone I know before, but it has been an issue in the past. I looked up this issue, and found a few forum posts about this exact issue. And guess what Microsoft’s response was? Give up. There’s nothing they can do to help you if this happens. Just like that, you’re back to zero. If this didn’t happen, I absolutely would give this app maybe a 4-star rating. But since this happened, I don’t think I can trust Microsoft with my data anymore. NONE of this is my fault. I don’t know what to do with the app at this point, because I still might use it for future projects, but I’m terrified that this will happen again.
Use with Caution-Random Crashes Cause Data Lisa
by squidney17 on 2020/05/10 16:25
I have been using Microsoft word on pc, mac, and iPad for several years and mostly had a good experience. Until recently with the iPad app, which I use almost everyday. The app will randomly crash and delete hours worth of progress I had made on a document. It freezes, sits, and then force closes and when I reopen, my hard work is gone. I auto save to Dropbox, and after experiencing this crash issue multiple times, I periodically go in and out of documents to make sure they are saving, as well as check the menu bar to see that it says “changes are automatically saved to Dropbox.” Which it always does, even during that hour of work that didn’t save after the crash! Why is it telling me it’s saving when it’s really not? I don’t believe this a Dropbox issue, because word itself is crashing. Last time it crashed when I was exiting the document (doing my insane self-checking because I’m so paranoid about this problem). Just froze, and I knew that it was too late. There’s nothing more devastating. I’ve troubleshooted this problem, but no progress yet. I’m considering another word processor app at this point, but that would be inconvenient because no one else has Dropbox integration. Fix your app, please. This is ridiculous.
Unusable when I need it the most
by Pocketfrogger101 on 2021/01/08 06:29
I have always used Word for as long as I can remember to write essays for school, create a resume for a job, or just to write random notes when needed. But right now I am so frustrated with Word. I have a brand new IPad and even paid for the high end keyboard so I could do my work for school. I downloaded this app because I thought it would work great for my many homework assignments and study guides I had to get done. But all it has done is frustrate me and make me want to throw the thing across the room! It has many great features (when logged in) and should be capable of handling my typing skills, but for some reason it can’t? The lag on this app is CRAZY bad. I can’t get anything done on bigger files where I have more than 15 pages and over 3,000 words...which is not even a lot?? The app is unusable, if I can’t type at the pace I need to with 3,000 words in my document then this app is a bust. Another great thing about the app is that even when you have the “Auto-Save” on, it likes to not save all of your work and make you start all over again! Even better when it crashes! I’ve seen these issues on forums that have come up from all the way back when the app launched. Come on Microsoft, I expected better.
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.
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!
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 &amp; edit Word docs &amp; 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 &amp; 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 &amp; pasted into a new doc, it pasted as a table. Now, it just pastes the text with generic font &amp; 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.
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.
File location/Search/Properties issue
by MD922 on 2019/10/03 17:45
For the most part, I love Microsoft Word. However if I don’t remember where I put a file and I haven’t used it for a while it won’t show up in my recent and I have the hardest time trying to find it. It would be nice if you could search through all the locations that you have saved in the locations spot instead of going to each one separately to find your missing file. Once I found my file, which I did not find through Microsoft word (I had to go to my files on my iPhone where I found the file quickly since it was in the cloud from my Mac desktop), I was unable to open it up. HOWEVER, I cannot find anywhere under file properties or anywhere else where I can find where it is located, it should be in the file properties section, also it would be really handy if they allowed you to click from there to change the location of where you keep your file.
The most important feature won’t work on the Mac!
by Totally Confused... on 2018/10/30 17:29
I’ve been using Microsoft software since 1987. When I switched to Mac, it was only because I could get a subscription to Office 365 and continue to use Word. Imagine my surprise to discover - after hours on the phone with Apple Support and Microsoft Support - the auto-save function will ONLY work if you use One Drive. I didn’t move over to Mac to use Microsoft storage. I want everything in iCloud because it makes sense to have one unified storage location. Yes, I can still hit file/save every ten minutes - but I shouldn’t have to deal with that distraction because I paid to get an app that would work on my computer. The inconvenience of this demand is making me consider moving over to all of the apple products. Pages isn’t that different from Word - in a lot of ways, it’s even better. So, here’s my official request, Microsoft. If you’re going to make people pay for your product, you don’t get to insist how they use it. Open that feature so we can save to the iCloud! If you have to demand that we use a product like One Drive, you’re admitting that it’s just not good enough to attract Mac users on its own merits. Fix this please!
Best there is - not without it’s problems
by Kirbyeous on 2020/03/29 21:32
The word app on iPad is, no doubt, the best way to write documents on the iPad. I have experimented with many other platforms, and the word app is simply the closest we’re gonna get to a computer-like experience on the iPad. It does have it’s limitations, however. There are a couple features that this app needs to encorporate to become more like the desktop version. But overall, I am happy with it. With the new mouse/trackpad compatibility that’s come to iPad’s through the 13.4 update, the iPad has taken one big leap forward in becoming an independent productivity tool. HOWEVER, the devlopers of productivity apps need to update their apps to encorporate the beautiful new mouse/trackpad updates! The quicker the better! The first writing apps that can encorporate that will easily be the new hype. At the moment, this app functions no different with a mouse :(.
Word is, Word isn't
by Ryan C. on 2020/09/11 00:26
Not only have more recent versions of Word been completely re-organized so as to infuriate long time users like myself (and said changes made in a unintuitive, messy way), it&#39;s also introduced a strange new bugs in the process. Bugs that often can&#39;t be fixed with a simple undo command. This criticism holds true in varying degrees to all three versions I&#39;ve used: the iOS app version, the Mac desktop version and rhe PC desktop version. The only reason I can give this the stars I do is that it remains necessary to use if, like me, you&#39;re working on documents that have to be shunted between some of the aforementioned platforms. If all you need is a iOS note taking app, though, Notability might be better. And if you just require desktop word processing software, one of the other freebie options like Open Office might be a better option for that. Alt-MS Words like Open Office were always buggier, back when, but all bets are off now since Microsoft has decided to put so little work/thought into their reworking of what seemed previously to be their only well-designed program.
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.
This is NOT free. False advertising!
by Serene Chaos on 2019/03/16 23:12
What is the purpose of allowing people to download this app “free” but preventing them from even being able to type in a document. I get a message telling me I can edit and save with an Office 365 subscription. I have never needed all the advanced features because i just use the app once a month or so for personal notes and to print things that are too complex printing from the internet without all the advertisements and webpage junk too. Like a simple recipe. I’ll copy the text and insert a picture of it. That is all I do with this and have used it for free for years, but suddenly i can’t even create a new plain document because I have to pay for a subscription??? These tactics are why I no longer use most of Microsoft products or operating systems anymore. We even got rid of paying for Xbox because of their intrusion and unrealistic pricing. Nice job Microsoft. Your efforts to make people pay are backfiring. I “might” have considered paying sometime in the future if I needed the more advanced features, out of loyalty for how helpful it had been so far. That’s what I do with other apps. Not this one. Never again.
About halfway there
by k-ledge on 2019/03/06 14:31
I use this app everyday and for the most part - it works if you’re doing basic documents. However, when working with bullets and numbering, sometimes it chokes if a custom spacing/tabbing has been setup using the desktop version of Word. If you create a graph such as a hierarchy in the desktop version, it will display in the iOS version but it cannot be modified - not even on the iPad Pro - which is what I use. It should cache your last document you worked on locally so that you don’t have to reload it when you return. This is important for iOS because of how you have to app switch. The funny thing is that before loading the app, I was able to access the more full featured web version of Word in Safari on iOS and it worked for the most part. Which led me to believe that there is still a lot of potential for the iOS version. For tables, there should be a button on the table to add more columns or rows - Apple’s Pages does that really well and saves the extra touches and strokes. A touch interface is just different than a mouse interface. I think if the product manager was forced to use the iOS version for a month they might make some changes to add features in a way that makes sense for a true touch environment even if it’s slightly different than the desktop version. More and more people are making a touch interface their primary device which means that fewer compromises will need to be made.
Very Unreliable, Does Not Save
by Alexzanderw on 2019/11/20 23:17
This app is an attempt to be what Word is on a computer. There is limited functionality, buggy interaction, and the save feature is terrible. I am a grad student who relies on Word for all my papers. Today, my second paper was erased by Microsoft Word and One Note. I had the auto save feature enabled and track changes enabled (because Word deleted my work before). I went to save my work manually (because I knew the auto save doesn’t work all the time), and it was grey. I could not turn auto save off, and it was not saving even though I had a stable internet connection in the library I always work from. So I saved a copy of the file to my device and it showed it save to my ipad. I restarted my application thinking all was fine, only to find none of my work saved, and that copy I made disappeared! I also found in trying to recover the files that there is no recover functionality and there hasn’t been since at least 2018 when another user reported the same problem. I lost almost 3 hours of work. DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS APP! Stick to a computer until the developers get serious about the things we are serious about.
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.
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...
Computer vs mobile vs tablet
by giovanni ermu on 2021/02/13 17:13
Hello, I’d like word in computer, you create a document, and you print it, I mean the basic. On mobile..nope. It’s like paint but blue themed. I mean there can be a lot of improvements and fixes. Also the app crashed my tablet like 3 times before even finishing the download. Ok other then that, I honestly didn’t like it. For a document it’s good you got the basics. But it isn’t enough like... ok maybe on my phone it might be bad and all that but i mean meh. But on the tablet (seeing the pictures in the App Store) it’s good I mean the same for computer but a little bit laggy and bugs and crashes. There can be a LOOT of différents if you could just work on it better. Ok. As an app. I can say meh. Not bad. Just less settings in the mob and tabs. But other then that crashes. Fix these and make the layout better :) also the app takes a lot to download and a lot to start it up. Make this a generator instead of a non deleting paper for like ever. Thanks for reading
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!
The best!
by organoionic on 2021/04/04 16:23
I’ve been using Word for many years and every of those years it never stop getting better and better. The one issue I found yesterday was that I needed an app to save the work I was doing. And when I tried “save as” I see a message “don’t worry I saved it for you!?” Where!? Is it in this new app? Name saved under? I suppose I need to pay to have the privilege to do as I want? To save a file where I want? Yes the program is improved but to use the program one must reach into the wallet to use what was once so convenient and FREE! Yes, I still have you a 5 stars because Word is a fantastic program and made me look great when I turned in midterm papers in college! Great job but 85% of the time is best to keep something whole than to piece it just to make a few dollars more. The best example I can give is to remember what happened to Word Perfect!
Verification Bugs makes this IMPOSSIBLE to use!!
by Tim Lim on 2019/01/10 17:47
I’m a huge advocate for Microsoft Office. I think the programs are amazing and powerful, and definitely my preferred software for word processing and data entry. However the mobile version of Microsoft Word has been IMPOSSIBLE! Every time I try to use it, it says my account needs to be verified, and when I verify, the emails with codes don’t get sent, so I have to wait lengthy periods of time, and if or when I get those codes, my account gets suspended! I’m currently taking a class, and want to take notes via Word, but constantly I have to use other word processing programs because I CANT SIGN IN!!!! How is this something that hasn’t been fixed or hasn’t been addressed? It’s something that happens ALL the time, and I can’t reliably use Microsoft Office at all! If this isn’t fixed, I’ll have to start using other programs that are actually reliable. Again, I love the program itself, but because of this weird verification business, it has prevented me from reliably using this program on my iPad. Please address this, or you will lose many people who like to use this program.
App get worse with time.
by I hate this version on 2018/05/28 15:45
UPDATE: Switched to using Pages. I don’t have any of the issues. You chased off a decades-long user. Known bugs don’t get fixed. I’m tired of never being able to see font colors, the weird way it fills in only certain words with only the end letter while I’m typing so I’ll end up with “anotherr” “whichh” “believee” and so on. I’ve had it with it stubbornly and randomly deciding Is In and It need to be capitalized in the middle of the sentence. I want to be able to copy/paste/cut/change the font size/color/highlight if I navigate away from Word or something else takes over the screen for a moment (such as a phone call). Screw this app, screw the developers. It’s gotten steadily worse since the update allowing us to turn off drawing with the Apple Pencil. I’m shopping around for other apps: meanwhile, Pages is miles ahead in terms of doing what I need a word processor to do. I hope the app team is always right on the edge of a sneeze that just won’t come, with a pebble in all of their shoes they can’t get out but can always feel. I’m taking 30 years of loyalty elsewhere.
I wish it worked better on the iPad 12.9 (vs. 3)
by Doc1008 on 2019/06/05 15:14
I like Microsoft word OK. It really does struggle often times and it’s not easy to use. However my primary problem here is that when trying to use Microsoft Word to interact with documents on my iPad it’s very slow, frequently quits and I’m having to use multiple steps to get the same job done. About to have to switch to Apple‘s software program. Soley because Microsoft word doesn’t interact with the iPad very well. I wish it was better. Microsoft team if you’re listening boy it would be helpful if you can get this working on the iPad. I run a medical clinic and need to use iPads in interactions with patient during healing sessions. because the iPad works so well with other things it is a good tool. Trying to use Microsoft Word within this environment is not possible. I wish that Microsoft team could try to make this work better on the iPad for us professionals.
Want to add an image? You’re SOL!
by CinnamonFeet on 2019/11/15 05:09
You might think you’re adding a perfectly normal image to the document. Sure, it’s a little glitchy and hard to move images around, and god forbid you want to move an image to another page, but it functions. Sort of. You’ll find, though, that once you save your document and view it through anywhere but the Word app, half of the images are suddenly sideways, a few are upside down, and two of them have managed to migrate above the title of your document. The first two of those issues are likely due to the fact that the rotate image feature isn’t functional, but the second one? No idea. Besides all that, the app is incredibly glitchy and likes to do strange things when you accidentally tap the screen. The layout is weird and the UI is broken. I guess it functions fine for just text and basic formatting, but Google Docs is superior in just about every way. Just make all your documents there and convert them to Word format afterwards. It’ll save you a lot of headaches.
Talent sales rep at Microsoft
by Coach Hillberry on 2018/03/20 00:55
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Super annoying on mobile
by josh1350 on 2021/01/22 02:25
Not everyone has a computer that they can work on or take with them and thus tablets are their saving grace as they are cheaper and more portable. Many things are wrong with this version and are extremely annoying occurrences that honestly shouldn’t exist. For starters, the fact that you can’t select text without the keyboard popping up and blocking half of your screen is extremely annoying. You can’t scroll when something is selected without deselecting it. The time between selecting text and the menu containing “copy, paste, select all, etc.” is extremely slow and I have an iPad Pro that can 3D model so I know it’s not processing speed. These are the greatest annoyances among the many and need to be taken a look at.
it is too expensive
by unsatisfied djdjdnjd on 2020/09/29 15:16
I was trying really hard to make my essay on computer for my math class (as the teacher told me to) and since i’m doing online she couldn’t help. I asked my mom and we tried, and tried yesterday and we still couldn’t. We were gonna try free trial for a month but we had to put in our credit card and my computer is on kids mode (i’m a kid) and last time i bought something on that computer it took all day. So, I went to the web browser option and it worked! It let me type, and also copy &amp; paste things. The bad thing was that I NEEDED to use a worksheet given by the teacher which you could only open on word the app, not the web browser. For some reason it wouldn’t let me copy it to bring on to the web browser. Guess why? Because I had to BUY it just so I could copy and paste it (ridiculous). So i tried the same on my iPad and it did the exact same thing. I’ve been trying to do this for 7 days (even on the weekend). Because of that stupid feature i have 8 overdue activities. That’s why I’m rating it a 1 star.
Same word. Same problem
by HUTCH18 on 2020/09/20 17:38
A lot of people use word because its very standard. But I run into the same problem when I use it. Every update there’s a problem with the format. Everything that I had on page 2, is now partly on page 1. And what I had on part 3, is partly on page 2, and so forth, throughout all 200+pages of my document. Try to call for support and reach someone who barely speaks English. I tell them what happens, and they say “so is it because you changed something in your document”? Yes, when I closed my document yesterday, it was formatted correctly. Then after I updated the app today, and opened it up and it was wrong, it must have been when I did it in the middle of the night. I will be switching to Apples pages. Thanks for the people who work really hard to make this work, it really is a great effort for the most part. But it’s just not fun doing this when the issue happens on my MacBook and my iPad. What’s the point of setting something up to be exactly how you want it, if a simple update changes everything? It’s nonsense.
Not Fully Functional, Even with Office 365 Supscription
by Oh30 on 2018/02/13 02:17
This is a very basic app for limited use of creating Word documents. No grammar check. No easy way to format page or paragraph. Saving these documents has by far been my biggest problem. No matter what I use: iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive or the actual iPad, it takes too long for the document to save correctly. You can tell when there is no actual time stamp on the document. I notice this once I am ready to upload the document as an attachment to email, within an online class forum, to a job application or any other institution that may require me to upload or attach the document. Always says there’s not data in the file and therefore cannot be attached. Hours later, it magically saves and becomes a real document with data. This is with a strong internet connection be it using cellular data from the device or wi-fi, it doesn’t matter, it is always a pain. I thought I would be able to do more but this app is so basic, I may as well just use Google docs.
Only Good Because Everyone Else Uses It
by Smitticus 27 on 2020/07/28 22:58
This version stinks! It *could* be incredible, thanks to some of the super-useful benefits of the iPad Pro—high quality touch screen, fast user interface, Apple Pencil, etc. There are only a few real problems that I’ve experienced with Word. Unfortunately, those are deal-breakers! Nearly every time I try to do “Review” mode (adding/editing comments; tracked changes; etc.), the app simply crashes. I have to restart the app and go to the last auto save (which fortunately is usually less than one minute of work). This sounds like a minor “first-world problem”...however, if you think about the app crashing 9 out of every 10 times you try to edit or add a comment—you essentially can’t use Word at all for document markup. At. All. Considering that collaborating with others and marking up each others’ documents is most of what I need Word for, I am really in a bad place until Microsoft fixes these bugs. Because of this I would NOT use Word—ever—except that Microsoft benefits from “Network Effects”. That’s the idea that the value of a product corresponds with the number of users. The fact that everyone I work with uses .doc and .docx, and those formats don’t currently open properly on other word processors, leaves me hamstrung to work with this app and its crashing every 2-3 minutes when “Review” mode is on.
Great! But one suggestion...
by Angel Estairess on 2020/04/14 13:17
Microsoft Word comes in handy on the iPhone and most features work well. One flaw it does have and the reason it’s only 4 star is the grammar and spelling features have some flaws with not recognizing certain words and sentence structures. Of course I’d always recommend double checking yourself first before blaming the program but there have been times in my college writing where I’ve had to ‘okay’ some grammatical highlights and add words to the dictionary. One suggestion I do have for the developers though would be to add a color search feature! When I write I will sometimes highlight or change the color of my font. Usually this helps me find particular places but now that I’m writing books it takes longer to find the right area and I find myself wishing I could color search and then navigate between colored sections more easily.
Mostly happy
by Trautfolk on 2019/04/24 17:17
For the most part, Word for iPad has been fantastic. Granted, it is not as robust as the desktop version, but one would expect that to be the case. I do have a problem. Normally when I start a document, it remains the open document whenever I return to program, my last document edited remains the opened document. At some point that changed. I have a document that is 2 months old now reopening, and it is causing me problems. Last night I took minutes for a meeting, only to have those lost. I cannot find them anywhere. They are not in my recent documents, not auto saved, just gone. A two hour meeting with copious notes now missing. I had planned to come back to finish my notes and did not save them. What a mistake. It is disappointing that the program changed, and I am now struggling to come up with a document that no longer exists!
Glad I signed up for Office 365
by Josh1222 on 2018/01/31 02:06
I’m reviewing this as a paid app and not a free one because, for my use case, the features I need require an Office 365 subscription (which is fair - I don’t expect developers to provide pro-level functionality for free). If I were reviewing this as a free app, I would rate it 5 stars. Maybe more, actually. It’s a really good app. I&#39;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&#39;s files on OneDrive, which this app can access natively. It works very, very well. Some features do remain missing, however. Styles support does not appear to be complete, or at least there does not seem to be a way to edit Styles on the iPad (although if I edit a Style on the iMac the Style will immediately update on the iPad, so there’s that). Sometimes I rely on Remote Desktop just to make changes to Styles and certain other formatting items - obviously this is a clunky workaround. There also is no functionality for “comparing” one file with another. I’m giving this 4 stars because I’m pleased with it and Microsoft Word remains critical to my daily workflow. There’s definitely room for improvement, though, especially for a “pro” app that I’m paying annually for.
Word search problem
by Visions of His coming on 2019/09/22 21:04
(1) Word search starts searching like crazy before you end typing the word/text you want to search for. It will continue even when you try to stop it. You go crazy too by clicking &lt;cancel&gt;, but it will continue until whatever, then, it suddenly stop its search and goes back to the document. Here, you must start all over again with the same frustration. (2) The solution is to use other text writing tool for writing exactly what you want, then past in the word/text search. (3) The difference between this ap and others is that you can copy something from outside sources and past it into your document. You will be able to find the text you already copied into it when you use the way I described for text searching. There are other apps that do not recognize texts you pasted into them from web pages or books. But I am thankful for the work you’ve done.
Unusable without a paid 360 account
by Thailand-Amulets on 2019/03/24 12:58
Who needs it with libre office, and open office? Why pay for something when there are better things for free, Especially not eternal subscriptions that never end, leaving you having paid 50 times the price of what the software would have cost as a one time purchase. On iOS and OS X, we have pages and on Microsoft we also have word pad as well as for both systems we can use open office libre office and about 10 other open source alternatives all of which are at least as good as Microsoft Word PowerPoint and Excel if not better. In iOS, we have pages, numbers, keynote, and so on. With Google, we have the Google slides Google Docs spreadsheet and other office applications, All for free where is immense storage space and no cost at all. The age of the corporate products cloud computing based subscription service is coming to an end, because people are getting fed up with it and I have finally realized it is a scam, And that there are many cheaper, and even free and better, alternative approaches
Needs Paragraph Formatting Tool in Desktop Version
by trueJpru on 2019/02/05 15:56
This Word app omits the nifty paragraph formatting tool that’s in the desktop version. Not having this tool makes it difficult/impossible to edit the spacing and tab alignment formats in the document, which I need to do all the time when using Word. This is incredibly frustrating because I know that I would get a lot of use out of this app for work on my large screen iPad Pro, but for some reason Microsoft and many other developers don’t date take the iPad very seriously as the legit stand alone computing device it is, and have some strange philosophy that real work is done only on a Laptop or Desktop and only allow you to gaze on your documents on iPad with frustration of being able to make any meaningful use of time editing them by omitting the critical tools needed for such editing. I really hope Microsoft wastes little time equipping their iPad Office Suite of apps (or at least Word) with the same exact tools and level of function and use those programs have on Desktop/Laptop interfaces.
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.
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.
Missing Reference Tab!!
by Drumgrl66 on 2019/10/04 17:11
The Reference Tab is probably one of the most used items in a college student’s academic career. Most college students are using tablets and cloud versions of Word. I would really appreciate if you added the Reference Tab onto this version. It is difficult to carry around a heavy laptop or to be inconvenienced to have to resort going to the library computers just to use the Reference Tab on the desktop versions. As I am currently writing my senior thesis, this feature is ever more needed more now than ever in my life! I love the program, but you only get 3 stars because it is a severe inconvenience to have to resort to my computer every time I have to cite a source on my papers that I am working on. Please think about adding the Reference Tab into this version, it would be very helpful!
Could be better,,,
by Chickenlover27 on 2020/06/14 06:34
While the mobile version of Word is helpful for on the go typing, it lacks many of the aspects that make regular Word good. For example, every ten minutes, the app shuts down. This would just be irritating, but in addition to the crash, the app deletes everything I typed in the two minutes before the crash. There is no way to recover this lost work, and I just have to retype everything. Every time I edit something, the Word app gives me an error, saying someone else has edited the document, and I need to review these changes. No one else is editing the document. Just me. the alert is very irritating and does not go away, even after I have ‘resolved the changes.’ Final complaint... The spellcheck is horrendous in mobile Word. The iconic red line will appear under words like “and” and “the” when they are spelled correctly. It will autocorrect these words to “these” and “arm” but not correct actual misspellings of larger words. Overall, I wish the mobility and accessibility of mobile Word outweighed the negative aspects. Unfortunately, this is not the case, and I have had to deal with frustrating issues that make the experience less than ideal. I wish the functionality of regular Word would transfer to mobile Word. I think the app could be really useful if the technological issues were resolved.
Worth of Word
by coosawattee1 on 2018/10/18 01:05
I have worked with Word since it first came out.... many years go. It has grown and developed as new needs have come along. I Have tried a few others but the bottom line is that I NEED. WORD. It does what I need and I need what it does. I was at a real disadvantage when the iPad would not use it... I was about to give up on Apple and go back to total Microsoft. Since the new versions come together on the cloud to offer ability to use documents and speed sheets across the big Divide, I can use documents at home that were created at work... etc. you know what I mean or you would not have made them compatible. Actually I find myself using iPad more and more... to the point that it is not just an aid, but is quickly becoming my main tool. Keep up the good work.
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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.
Word for I pad is very difficult
by Riley100098765 on 2021/05/07 23:20
I have used for many years Word for I pad is the same but very very different How to delete a file? How to get a new doc into the correct file How to assure files/ docs can be found in your computer file
Unacceptable.
by Khadrimx on 2021/05/07 04:53
I love Word. I do, don’t get me wrong. But when I’m working on a project for over 2 days, have auto saved turned on, have even manually saved several times, and somehow, Word reverts to a save I had 24 hours prior and loses fifteen pages of work? I’m furious. This is unacceptable! I will NEVER use this program on my ipad again. Never. I read up on it and this has been an issue this program has had for years- and it is just unacceptable to not have it fixed. Between that and how much it lags/hangs and the lack of features for the Ipad? Not worth the stress.
Getting stuck
by Ronclj321 on 2021/05/06 22:14
I can’t open my documents without them getting stuck or Word just freezing all together.
Hard To Type
by Truepadsfan on 2021/05/06 20:48
Having trouble typing on notebook. The keyboard doesn’t appear.
Yes
by xvqtt on 2021/05/06 17:24
Very nice game
Simple & Easy
by lcrlv on 2021/05/06 13:29
Easy &amp; Simple
Enjoyed but need some improvement
by Hammad Farooqui on 2021/05/06 08:09
Make it more fun and luxurious to use on tablets and phones
Extreme typing lag
by SuperCFII on 2021/05/06 05:00
I have a brand new IPad Air 4 and there is a significant delay in typing that hinders my ability to work effectively. It needs to be addressed immediately. I have read posts dating back to 2015 dealing with the same problem.
Not letting me access my notes
by Visco girl😋 on 2021/05/05 19:27
Every time I try to edit one of my notes I took on my computer it would tell me to sign in when I am clearly signed in.
Functionality is just not there
by bbowe86 on 2021/05/05 17:40
It is nice that you can use word on the iPad, but it is unfortunate that you do not have the save menu options that you have with a laptop.
Great app!
by Minecrafter9163 on 2021/05/05 17:18
I use this on my iPhone 5c and it is sorta complicated but other than that it&#39;s a great app!
I want to love it but the lag
by Ambertail on 2021/05/05 14:49
I personally love most of the features, I write all my college work on this program and it gets the job done. BUT please they need to fix the lag. About a page into any document the whole program lags and becomes nearly unresponsive until I save the document and restart the app. Though the drawing feature is great with my pencil and it makes studying lovely.
Still a young app
by Navy Chief (E9) on 2021/05/04 18:44
Doesn’t have all the bells and whistles the it older brother has on windows 10, but it’s great on my iPhone Pro Max. It allows me to send attachments in IOS 14.5. Otherwise all the pictures I would send would be embedded into the email. I like sending attachment files, jpeg, etc. it my favorite email app as of today.
Hi do I file my document?
by treeman44 on 2021/05/04 18:12
One of the problem’s with the new version of WORD is that I can’t find the button to File a word file like s as unfinished email. Please integrate WORD into the Windows software better.
Not easy on iPhone
by Roarasoras on 2021/05/03 22:06
I have written word doc resume on iPhone snd I do not know how to upload Not user friendly
Really, Really Dislike Word for Apple
by CLHMinnesota on 2021/05/03 20:52
I could actually say I hate Word on the Apple. Sometimes my files are accessible, sometimes they’re not. Sometimes I can get right in, other times I have to wait for the program to stop bouncing from screen to screen, or shut down completely, cross my fingers and say a prayer it will work once rebooted. It use to work fine until an upgrade about a year ago. If I didn’t have so many files and an unlimited amount of time to switch, I would definitely be looking for another WP. This one is the pits!!!
Works fine
by thearss1 on 2021/05/03 15:59
Works fine but it&#39;s not in the share options so it&#39;s a pain to work efficiently. I hate that my company forces me to use buggy iPhone for work.
This application has helped me with my school work.
by xXxPOWERxXx1 on 2021/05/03 14:05
I usually do not write reviews but this app deserves the highest rating I can give. The ability to start a document on any of my devices (PC, phone, tablet) has made my life so much better. The dictation is accurate and speeds my typing speed. My papers are auto saved to One Drive. Incredible and helpful app. Thank you.
iOS integration
by Filter-less on 2021/05/03 10:50
The Word app and the OneDrive app consistently have errors that I am not signed it, not connected or otherwise cannot save a document. The integration with iOS is broken and it is not a sustainable expectation that I continually delete the app and then restore it to get the Microsoft applications to work on an iPad. Likely moving to Pages.
Why?
by Jajsjdjddjjdjnfnfjfjfkfkff on 2021/05/03 10:26
This app lags constantly, confusing me when I’m typing and slowing me down. Not only that, but it doesn’t allow me to save my drafts, despite me being logged in on my school account. This wastes so much of my time. I’m so disappointed
Problems
by Jack son of AB on 2021/05/03 02:33
I work at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. I receive and send emails from Outlook and I often use Word documents as attachments. My iPhone 11 pro works fine normally. However, I cannot see my Word documents when I want to attach them to an email. Also I have a signature that does not work with my Outlook program on my iPhone. My signature worked fine last week, but it no longer works. Also I get a link that says get Outlook for iOS put the link doesn&#39;t work. This link is where my signature should be.
My preferred document-maker
by Appleyann on 2021/05/02 22:49
I have used WORD for years and preferred it over all other document-makers.
Great app
by shhh r on 2021/05/02 20:45
So far I am happy with this app, unfortunately I am a new bestie
Worthless
by klr. on 2021/05/02 18:18
App won’t work won’t give me a keyboard
Read
by Big Dawg Massey on 2021/05/02 01:23
On the Lock Screen I always put mark as read and then when I unlock my phone it still shows that it’s unread. It’s annoying pressing that then going to see it didn’t read the email. Something so simple.
Microsoft Office is the WORST
by JIUJITSUPHYSICIAN on 2021/05/02 01:23
Totally un-user friendly. Not compatible with other platforms. Clunky, outdated and overpriced.
Grammar
by one Rod Rocket on 2021/05/01 19:37
Grammer correction performs like AI artificial intelligence. Amazing and appreciated.
The Only Way to Fly
by Ercoupe Boy on 2021/05/01 14:07
Back in the mid nineties during a short stint at a large law firm I realized that the future required that I learn to draft my own legal documents and pleadings. From that day forward I never looked back. Word is simply the finest document tool in existence. I am (mostly) retired from the active practice of law, and I only scratched the surface of Word’s functionality while in active practice. Now I write stories and essays and have come to appreciate the independence I achieved by that initial hunting and pecking.
Microsoft word
by stillsobossy on 2021/05/01 13:32
This app has saved my life. I’m in school for my bachelor&#39;s and I love how I can still do my homework on the go. Not having to carry my laptop everywhere and use my cellphone is life-changing thank you Microsoft.❤️
Wow
by noof noob baby on 2021/05/01 10:23
Wow
Word
by Elly Belle on 2021/04/30 01:57
Works well
Word for iPhone
by Caimitense on 2021/04/29 23:33
Word for iPhone is good but 1) There should be a manual to explain all its features, for example how to open a folder and how to save documents in it. 2) Allow to write documents in Spanish and eventually other popular languages. I give it a 3 on a scale of 1 to 5. Yet, at $6.99 per month, forget it! Why should I have to pay $83.88 plus Tax for it when I already bought the Word License for my MAC?
29 April 2021 - Frustrated College Student
by Mendozachris on 2021/04/29 20:15
This app is infuriating. I have been using it for about a year now, as it comes with my college classes as a free subscription. I have tried to use this with my iPad since I travel a lot and my laptop is sometimes too large to carry around (it’s a gaming laptop). First, the app is missing some key features that the regular desktop app has which make writing papers more difficult. I write daily discussion posts which do not require much formatting. But, when I need to write a full paper, I struggle to get the formatting correct. To compound my frustration, I have to reset the font, font size, spacing, and like formatting EVERY SINGLE TIME. If there is a way to auto-set these settings I have not found it. Which brings me to my next complaint, there is not systematic way to reach settings or edit settings. Lastly, I do not understand what is wrong with this app but it freezes and glitches EVERY 30 mins to an hour. I will be in the middle of writing a a discussion or paper and it will just stop working. Lag. And then not work until I close out the app and re-open the document that I was working on. It is INFURIATING….. Not sure why, I suspect that Microsoft doesn’t want the app to work properly to compete with apple, but this app needs work. The only reason I use this app is the integration of OneDrive and my university…
Won’t even let me type
by bootyscratcher! on 2021/04/29 18:42
I can’t even type on here. I need to make a resume for a job interview and it’s not letting me do it. Desktop is so much better
Options for editing
by Mryeahidk on 2021/04/29 12:44
I just think by now Microsoft word would of had all the same features for editing on an iPad/iPhone that you find on the desktop version.
Solve
by snsndnsg on 2021/04/29 03:47
Thats easy to use microsoft word in phone but some feature like page oriented ..add equation it doesnt appear
Glitches and freezes on iPad Air
by JhoJhoDancer on 2021/04/29 03:39
I have the latest iPad Air and I got word so that way I can type and use my tablet for school work. Well I can never complete a full assignment without it freezing and continuously closing out on me. It’s really inconvenient and frustrating because I cannot complete my assignments without glitches...
The Best APP Ever!!!!
by blondies73 on 2021/04/29 03:22
This app has been a delight to use. It downloaded with no problems. I love using it everyday at work and at home. I have created resumes, invitations, flyers, and all my papers for school. Thank you Microsoft for creating such a user friendly app for me!
Makes work harder
by Coremega69 on 2021/04/29 01:31
Using word on this ipad makes me regret buying it for school....
Top of the line as always… “Read Aloud” feature specifically helpful!
by ChayimG on 2021/04/28 23:22
I’ve been using Word since the beginning! And I mean since THE beginning, since it was in competition with Bank Street Writer, for those who are old enough to remember that! And Word has always been top of the line, unmatched and unbeaten ! The newest feature which I don’t know how I lived without is, “Read Aloud,” which lets you test your syntax by hearing your work! How did I ever get along without it?!
Office Essentials
by pmuzu on 2021/04/28 17:00
Microsoft Office
Cannot insert fill out box
by esmemkelly on 2021/04/28 15:20
This is a no go. My husband paid for the family package, and today I wanted to make a fill out form. And guess what, you cannot insert a check box. You can add a box but it is not the fill out box that you can check neither fill out your name.
Can’t sign in
by mattf1206 on 2021/04/28 14:54
The app won’t let me sign in just spins and says connecting for 15 mins before it times out.
I NEED AN INSERT SYMBOL BUTTON
by Emily ontiveros on 2021/04/27 23:18
I am a student trying to use my iPad to take math notes on word. And I am having a huge problem with the fact there is no insert symbol option as we use it frequently in my stats class. If the developers could hear my plea PLEAAAAASSEEE add the insert symbol option in a new update thank you...
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by jyjuuy on 2021/04/27 21:37
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IPad version terribly disappointing and frustrating
by maiway on 2021/04/27 20:23
The app used to work fairly well, and I was able to synch my documents between iPad and Mac desktop using the Files app. Now my files are constantly highjacked by Word’s OnDrive storage system, which I do not want or need, but cannot remove from the iPad Word app. I end up with multiple versions of critical work documents, which is unacceptable. Many common commands are missing from the upper nav menu, and do not appear when searched for in the field offered for finding additional commands. Quirky things happen when trying to work with tables in Word, including a small ghost image of the doc that covers part of the work area. I am unable to insert photos into my Word docs despite following all the steps to give the right permissions, making the app useless for many docs I need to create. The photos appear for selection, but selecting them does not populate the document. Deleting and reinstalling Word on the iPad does not solve any of my issues. I am furious that I’m paying for this service, and cannot reliably use my iPad as my work laptop because the software is so unreliable.
Serious Glitches
by Umbrella1o1 on 2021/04/27 19:23
The app is great when its actually working. Once you are down to like page 2 or 3 the app starts seriously bugging out and types maybe 10 words a second and its not user error, I type around 80 words a minutes. Which then slows me down tremendously with how much work I can actually get done. Once this is fixed I feel I can bring the rating up to 5 star, but until then, 2 star for the amount of time wasted working on an app that I have to use for schooling and work.
Nice
by BOTS :/ on 2021/04/27 19:00
It’s good for sending home work
Important and obvious features mysteriously left out
by Frustrated Man 2099 on 2021/04/27 16:56
There is no option to view documents by page. You can only view it in one long series and scroll up or down. I can’t believe they would leave out a feature this important and obvious!
Crashing nightmare
by Ngh4 on 2021/04/27 03:09
The app has to automatically reset everything and reopen the document or straight up crashes after you return to the app when it was minimized.
Awesome 😎
by Mamabush9 on 2021/04/26 16:30
Its not like it is on the pc but it&#39;s good for me so yeah you should try it I think you will like it
Microsoft word
by In the end ZZ girl on 2021/04/26 13:18
I absolutely love this app it helps me with so many things yeah.
I’ve a monthly subscription, but it says, “To edit and save, please sign in with a subscription”
by Mahi Med on 2021/04/26 07:26
I have a monthly subscription, but whenever I open a document it says, “To edit and save, please sign in with a subscription”
HOURS OF WORK LOST
by Mandy loves Josh <3 on 2021/04/26 05:05
I’ve been writing a paper for one of my college classes on Word for iPad, which still doesn’t have all the features I need, and Word did NOT auto save like it was set to do. I ended up losing 2 hours worth of writing for a paper that was due soon...but that’s not all. I redid the parts I lost, and began to MANUALLY save the document every minute or so. EVEN AFTER MANUALLY SAVING THE DOCUMENT it still did not save and I lost another 2 hours worth of writing!!! My assignment is now past due, and I’m still trying to retype what I lost. Do not use Word for iPad if you want to lose your hard work!!!
CashCOW
by praiseworshipre on 2021/04/26 03:59
The most recent Microsoft update wiped deleted ten years of important documents and records. Also, syncing or being able to access documents between devices is no longer possible.
Lagging all the way
by DissappointedByMicrosoft on 2021/04/25 19:40
It’s a shame how Microsoft can’t mange the bugs and the continuous lagging their IPad configured app undergoes . I have to shut down the app every hour or so in order to get back to work smoothly. Two stars are granted for the app’s friendliness (to a certain limit) and that Office is widely spread. I wouldn’t hesitate to switch to an alternative app if I found it convenient.
Lags on iPad
by jenniferrrr70 on 2021/04/25 17:58
I’ve noticed that this app lags a lot after writing half a page. I have the 2020 iPad Pro, and I’ve checked between various apps, so I know this is not a device issue, but an app issue. It’s really frustrating that it lags a lot, and makes for writing essays on the Microsoft Word app really difficult. I think there are still some bugs that need to be fixed, and would love to see an update to the app in terms of less lag and better performance.
I prefer Word to Pages
by last time or i am done on 2021/04/25 17:26
I am use to word, and perhaps that is why I prefer it. There are a few features that I have missed with the old Word that I wish I still had.
I hate Word!
by mamagib64 on 2021/04/25 12:22
I pay a fee every month to use this program. I have nothing but trouble with it. Customer service is non-existent. It took 2 months for them to answer my inquiry, then the answer they gave was irrelevant. I sent it again 3 months ago and have heard nothing. I transcribe for a side hustle, so I’m stuck using this lousy program. Oh, how I wish I could get my client to switch to Pages!
I don’t know
by kiabli on 2021/04/25 06:34
I don’t know if it’s my phone or the app but whenever I want to type something on the doc, the keyboard won’t show up. I exited out of the app and went to notes. I did appear on notes but not on this app Idk why
Neutered for all but basic users
by ouhgeuirhueagrtwe on 2021/04/24 22:53
I cannot believe Apple isn’t pressuring MS to release the FULLY FEATURED versions of their apps considering they’re trying to make the vastly expensive iPad Pro a computer (which at its price, it should have been from the beginning)
The wrist writing tool. Don’t use it
by new writersdvwevef on 2021/04/24 17:57
Is a shame that a big company with so many features , makes is so difficult to just write. So confusing and have to do many steps to even move from page to page, plus you have to pay $6.99. Waste of money I rather use FREE google docs..
I like
by AudreyPerez on 2021/04/24 14:01
No review
Meow
by عتابه عتابه on 2021/04/24 13:17
Meow
Best app for schoolwork
by GOLDEN89000 on 2021/04/24 09:56
I use this all the time for my school assignments and it is the perfect app for that. That’s all have a great day :)
Tablet friendly
by josecq3 on 2021/04/24 01:54
I enjoy the words app and have a easy time using the app with all mobile devices. Great app
Office 365
by Moose733 on 2021/04/24 01:45
Office 365, an application that contains the products we have used for decades and have learned to love. For documents on the go via an iPad tablet you can’t beat this. Kudos to Microsoft and keep it coming!
Rye,wheat bread
by Clayspinner on 2021/04/23 13:32
hristina Thu Tran 70% hydration In KitchenAid bowl, add and mix well: 617 g water 90 g avocado oil (or other vegetable oil) 42 g honey 2 eggs, beaten with a fork Then sift dry ingredients and mix into KA bowl: 150 g Hodgson Mill Whole Grain Rye flour 250 g King Arthur Whole Wheat flour 600 g Sunrise Mill Heritage White flour (milled from Turkey Red wheat) 54 g King Arthur special dry milk for bread 10 g SAF yeast Mix with dough hook until just incorporated, then make a well on top of dough and add the following: 1 tablespoon of water 20 g salt Let rest for 20 minutes. Knead with KA dough hook for 10 minutes at lowest speed. Use plastic dough scraper to turn dough into a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap. Let rise until at least doubled – about an hour. Use plastic dough scraper to turn dough onto lightly floured counter. Divide into two equal quantities – use scale. Form into loaves and place in well-greased bread pans, cover pans with plastic wrap. Set the oven to 375 F. Let rise until bread has risen to one inch above the rim of the pans – 45 minutes to an hour. Bake at 375 degrees – after 30 minutes, measure temperature in the middle of the loaves – bake until the temperature reaches 200 F in the center of the loaf – about 35 minutes. Remove from pans and let cool on a wire rack.
MS Office forever
by kokoe72 on 2021/04/23 13:23
MS Office is essential foe all student and business. Long live MSOffice
Simply wonderful !
by fearca on 2021/04/23 11:41
I love the ease in which I can get right into using, and looking up files I need to retrieve in a hurry. Thank you. Good job!
Word
by Perolito2 on 2021/04/23 00:31
Excelente herramienta
My Favorite Part
by Block1411 on 2021/04/22 19:38
My favorite part is how Word randomly freezes on a 2020 iPad Pro and you have to close out the document and reopen it. This feature keeps me humble during my timed exams, and really requires me to work hard! But wait there’s more! When it does freeze and you reopen the document, random segments of handwritten text are automatically deleted, and I get to test my memory on what notes I wrote, this feature really helps me study! All jokes aside, this has been happening for months and I’m finally fed up with it. Going to do my research on a better application than this. Anything that doesn’t automatically delete my work would be great. Also while venting my frustration on losing and entire lab assignment, Word for Mac is horrible too. Thanks!
Classic ribbon
by mmllwwll on 2021/04/22 19:31
Cannot find or access it on my new iPad Pro with downloaded $100 installation. Want the classic ribbon! For what I paid this is a watered down cheap Office.
Why premium?
by JakeFC15 on 2021/04/22 13:20
Why make the free version awful in order to sell a service that used to be free? I can’t even paste anything into the document, or save a file because I don’t have premium. I just wanted to edit my resume using my phone, but now I can’t because Microsoft Word wants to make me pay for premium. I would just get rid of word and never use it again, but I’m forced to use it for school. Please allow me to paste and save documents in the free version, I shouldn’t have to pay for a writing space that has always been free, but suddenly got greedy.
I looooooove it!
by qmost72703 on 2021/04/22 12:31
Thanks for letting me accept Microsoft word.
I don’t have a Microsoft 365 subscription
by gc712TA on 2021/04/21 17:05
I wish there wasn’t anything like a Microsoft 365 subscription so I can use Word, PowerPoint, and Excel for free. I would have given this app and PowerPoint and Excel a 5-star rate if there was no subscription needed.
Wouldn’t recommend for long term usage
by UberSuckz on 2021/04/21 15:17
I downloaded Microsoft word last year and everything was going great until I discovered that there are few glitches that come with using this app. The main glitch is that after a certain amount of time your documents will no longer be able to open even if you update the app, and the only way you would be able to view the document is by downloading another Microsoft app. There is still a possibility that the app still won’t work. So with that being said I will no longer be using Microsoft and I suggest you don’t either unless you only need files for a short period of time. Mind you the files that I need are for school.
Why can’t I edit or change my organizational chart?
by qtodd7 on 2021/04/21 08:15
I’m currently writing a business plan and I’ve noticed that I can’t edit anything in regards to my organizational chart, why is this?
Bare minimum Word features
by ForgottenGold on 2021/04/20 20:41
Microsoft is laughing at all the iOS users. This version of Word is so inferior to real Word it’s shameful. I’m paying yearly to have this same as everyone else and yet I can’t add internal links, can’t have a TOC, and I can’t even use Scribble, something my *free * apps integrated. Seriously, up the game, Microsoft. This is barely sufficient for me to keep using this. You have my business, for now, but a glowing review you definitely won’t get.... Doing the bare minimum is not terms for glowing praise.
Good
by velvet6106 on 2021/04/20 20:19
Good product
Annoying
by buttrobber on 2021/04/20 19:55
I made the mistake of setting up two factor authentication on my account thinking that it would only require it when logging in from an unfamiliar device and now I can’t open a single app a single time on any of my devices without having to have my second email open for the stupid code. So irritating.
Purchasing software once and done!
by no name 0034 on 2021/04/20 19:38
Word is a typical Microsoft product that is too expensive for what it is. I don’t agree with companies like Microsoft that make you buy a subscription. I think you should be able to purchase software only one time instead of purchasing a monthly or yearly subscription.
Carlie Gintoli- Ms. Great Britain
by Carlie Bass Gintoli on 2021/04/20 18:11
Wonderful app very convenient and easy to use on my iPhone And IPad . I have really enjoyed using this app! thank you. Carlie Gintoli- Ms. Great Britain
It’s a good product.
by Rdjini on 2021/04/20 15:43
Very convenient.
Great app
by ygtfesx on 2021/04/20 02:55
Whenever I do word processing Word is my go-to app! Simply the best!
Great
by Ludicrous4sure on 2021/04/20 02:15
Best tool for writing and drafting projects for school or work.
Appreciation
by guwop_fool on 2021/04/20 02:00
It’s a great app.
Typing lag
by Annejournal on 2021/04/20 01:20
The typing starts to lag really badly if you’re using it on the iPad when the document gets to be longer than a couple of pages. Better off using the pages app if on an ipad
Bad
by mariamshukry on 2021/04/19 22:42
So bad
Missing Features
by skifasteatass on 2021/04/19 20:16
Too many features are inaccessible on the IPad version.
Giving options to navigate
by shari518 on 2021/04/19 18:34
I have a variety of resumes for different jobs due to my experience. However if I am trying to attach the resume I need I can not access it from my email. I am restricted to the same resume and it’s frustrating bc I have to send a separate email instead of following the thread. I love word when it works but the accessibility to other files are terrible.
Great
by texans 12345 on 2021/04/19 17:34
Good words
Not fully Compatible with Apple Pencil
by 海绵超人11 on 2021/04/19 16:24
Can’t use scribble mode in word doc
Feedback requests
by Me73721729373 on 2021/04/19 15:12
There are few things more annoying than being asked for feedback the moment you open an ap. Especially of you’re in a hurry, the couple extra clicks to make it go away are frustrating.
Yesss
by Chivito97 on 2021/04/19 13:57
Muy buena app
Stop. Selecting. ENTIRE. WORDS. I want the cursor.
by Paul Macintosh on 2021/04/19 05:04
If you do not fix this problem, I will lose my mind. It&#39;s a WORD PROCESSING program that should allow me to correct a word with a CURSOR, NOT SELECT the entire WORD. I like this program, but this one flaw is enough to drive MOST USERS into a HOMICIDAL RAGE. FIX IT!!!!!!!!!!
Slow As A Snail Before Reinstall
by ScottPowersCEO on 2021/04/19 03:27
I’ve used Microsoft products for years, including Word. I’m an author and I use it to draft my books. Three days ago I got the iPad Pro and it’s great. Today, I started using Word and, at first, it was fine but then for no known reason it slowed down to a snail’s pace. I mean it all but stopped. After sitting and watching it painfully type out words letter by letter, I restarted my iPad hoping that would help, but it didn’t. Even though I only installed it three days ago, I decided to delete it and reinstall. So far the performance has improved dramatically.
This stinks
by S kciN on 2021/04/18 23:41
Why both me with this
Really complicated
by Jlucio88 on 2021/04/18 20:58
Google is better to be honest
It’s Word, man.
by Random Satisfied Customer on 2020/08/22 03:50
Great app. Business and academic apps like this are sometimes harder to navigate on iPads or smart devices because you can’t see all the icons like you would on a laptop screen, and the layout is a little different, but it still does mostly everything you’d need for work or school. There are certain things that you can’t do unless you pay and upgrade to premium, like getting unlimited text colors, but that’s pretty much what you get with every app these days. The app still lets you be cheap and get away with making word documents without premium if you don’t want all the bells and whistles included, and it’s still functional, so I don’t personally mind not having premium. You can get by without it if you don’t want to spend the extra money-shoutout to all the broke college students out there and all the kids whose parents won’t let them upgrade- but if you’re willing/have the means to pay, hats off to ya. All in all, it serves its purpose and does what it’s supposed to, it’s not glitchy, and it’s pretty easy to use. I like it. So, that’s my two cents in the subject. Try it out, see what you think, and you can always delete it I guess. :)
Review of Microsoft word
by Norcal Reservoir Dog on 2019/04/07 17:48
Well I use Microsoft word at work, the mobile version is vastly inferior. If it were free, I probably couldn’t complain. But, if you want to get the capability of redlining documents and other important work-related actions, you have to purchase the subscription. This is where the trouble begins. Microsoft support is terrible. Several times a year the program won’t work and tells me I need a subscription. I’ve spent hours on the phone with Microsoft since I first purchased this program. There’s some sort of company disconnect between their accounting department and mobile services. This needs to be fixed. Regarding the applications performance, at best it’s OK. It tends to be slow, saving a document while you were working on it is not as straightforward as it should be, and if you want to dictate, you better proofread twice. Many of the desired editing features are not available in this mobile application. Formatting is next to impossible and many many other features are not available. While I don’t think you can expect 100% duplication, iPad cost more than most PCs, have ample memory, and should be capable of handling all of the commands necessary to do a competent job of preparing a word document. And you should not have to have an external keyboard with your iPad to perform the tasks. Bottom line, The program is livable, but not particularly likable.
Love/Hate relationship with Word on iPad
by rkr9knight on 2020/06/18 01:59
I’ve used Word for years, and I am really good at it and take advantage of the really cool features that other word processor programs lack. The desktop version of Word is amazing!! However, Word on the iPad is mediocre! For instance, I utilize fields and cross reference data between different parts of a document, which is a huge time saver for me. Unfortunately, I’m unable to take advantage of this feature on my iPad, which means, that I must work on a laptop or desktop computer to really get the benefits of using Word in this day and age. Also, I really don’t like the automatic saving feature because I frequently use templates that I do not want to overwrite while working and the automatic saving feature makes this impossible. Please fix this! I wish there was a way to select, in the settings, a “discontinue automatic saving” option. If Google Docs had these features, I would likely make a permanent switch to that program because I appreciate working seamlessly with others. Also, as one who works in schools, I see that high school students have been trained in Google Docs and they aren’t familiar with using Word. I see a need to get with the times and I’m not seeing Word advance it’s features; however, as long as the above options are only available on Word, I will be sticking with them. Please, make these crucial features available on the app version of Word as well!
The editing experience is terrible
by Ki2rin on 2019/10/20 11:51
In most times, the prompt jumps to the very first line after a few second later whenever I touch the middle of the screen to edit a docx file. This is very annoying since my file is of 98 pages. Then I should pull down the scroll bar to the bottom of the document. This happens very often, especially when in Mobile view. The second thing is about the page loading steps or speed. By moving down the scroll bar the pages are loaded incrementally. But it has too many steps to the bottom page. Scrolling down the bar to the bottom of the screen loads pages a little. I couldn’t find a good way to jump to the bottom page at once. And this happens in Mobile view. The third frustrating thing is the reaction speed is not just slow, it’s really slow. When I type a character, say A, that appears in the screen after about 0.3~0.5s. This issue also has something to do with Mobile view, I think. The fourth is about moving the cursor with a long-touch. This not only related to Word but to all the other Office 365 applications I guess. This app adopting the obsolete way shows a convex glass that zoom-in around the cursor when I long-touch the screen. Apple changed the way it moves the cursor since iOS 13 if I’m right. I’m not gonna explain it in detail here but the new way is much elegant and gives seamless experience in editing the text.
Smooth Transition Between iPad to PC
by Unimatrix002 on 2021/01/12 15:49
I’ve been using Word for iPad, iPhone, and my Dell laptop for a couple of months and experienced a very smooth transition from one device to another. One problem I had was that fancy fonts I was using on my PC didn’t carry over to my iPad (I’ve got to download those fonts I think; I haven’t done that yet). For most of my typing, I prefer Courier and simple fonts anyway, so it’s not a problem. A few times there were too many differences between devices (I probably left my file open on a different device) and the app asked me which version of the document to use; it worked just like Word’s manuscript comparison function where it highlights the differences between the two files (which is much better than Scrivener—I’ve lost several version of my manuscripts in Scrivener when it couldn’t resolve differences between a file on my laptop and on another device). This app doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that my Word for PC offers, but it has enough. I’m happy with it.
Love data losses that Microsoft can do nothing about? Then this app is for you!
by My Official Review on 2020/01/30 05:14
I’m writing this review as a warning. I had about 10 Word documents saved on my phone. I do use this app from time to time whenever I feel like adding something to a document. But tonight, everything changed. I come back to the app so I can edit a document. However, when I tapped on it, an error message appeared saying, “Sorry, this document is stored on an unsupported server location.” Good thing I had a copy of the document... right? Nope! Every single one of my dox had the same error. I can no longer access these files from anywhere. All of my stuff is gone now. Forever. This has never happened to me or anyone I know before, but it has been an issue in the past. I looked up this issue, and found a few forum posts about this exact issue. And guess what Microsoft’s response was? Give up. There’s nothing they can do to help you if this happens. Just like that, you’re back to zero. If this didn’t happen, I absolutely would give this app maybe a 4-star rating. But since this happened, I don’t think I can trust Microsoft with my data anymore. NONE of this is my fault. I don’t know what to do with the app at this point, because I still might use it for future projects, but I’m terrified that this will happen again.
Use with Caution-Random Crashes Cause Data Lisa
by squidney17 on 2020/05/10 16:25
I have been using Microsoft word on pc, mac, and iPad for several years and mostly had a good experience. Until recently with the iPad app, which I use almost everyday. The app will randomly crash and delete hours worth of progress I had made on a document. It freezes, sits, and then force closes and when I reopen, my hard work is gone. I auto save to Dropbox, and after experiencing this crash issue multiple times, I periodically go in and out of documents to make sure they are saving, as well as check the menu bar to see that it says “changes are automatically saved to Dropbox.” Which it always does, even during that hour of work that didn’t save after the crash! Why is it telling me it’s saving when it’s really not? I don’t believe this a Dropbox issue, because word itself is crashing. Last time it crashed when I was exiting the document (doing my insane self-checking because I’m so paranoid about this problem). Just froze, and I knew that it was too late. There’s nothing more devastating. I’ve troubleshooted this problem, but no progress yet. I’m considering another word processor app at this point, but that would be inconvenient because no one else has Dropbox integration. Fix your app, please. This is ridiculous.
Unusable when I need it the most
by Pocketfrogger101 on 2021/01/08 06:29
I have always used Word for as long as I can remember to write essays for school, create a resume for a job, or just to write random notes when needed. But right now I am so frustrated with Word. I have a brand new IPad and even paid for the high end keyboard so I could do my work for school. I downloaded this app because I thought it would work great for my many homework assignments and study guides I had to get done. But all it has done is frustrate me and make me want to throw the thing across the room! It has many great features (when logged in) and should be capable of handling my typing skills, but for some reason it can’t? The lag on this app is CRAZY bad. I can’t get anything done on bigger files where I have more than 15 pages and over 3,000 words...which is not even a lot?? The app is unusable, if I can’t type at the pace I need to with 3,000 words in my document then this app is a bust. Another great thing about the app is that even when you have the “Auto-Save” on, it likes to not save all of your work and make you start all over again! Even better when it crashes! I’ve seen these issues on forums that have come up from all the way back when the app launched. Come on Microsoft, I expected better.
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.
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!
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 &amp; edit Word docs &amp; 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 &amp; 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 &amp; pasted into a new doc, it pasted as a table. Now, it just pastes the text with generic font &amp; 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.
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.
File location/Search/Properties issue
by MD922 on 2019/10/03 17:45
For the most part, I love Microsoft Word. However if I don’t remember where I put a file and I haven’t used it for a while it won’t show up in my recent and I have the hardest time trying to find it. It would be nice if you could search through all the locations that you have saved in the locations spot instead of going to each one separately to find your missing file. Once I found my file, which I did not find through Microsoft word (I had to go to my files on my iPhone where I found the file quickly since it was in the cloud from my Mac desktop), I was unable to open it up. HOWEVER, I cannot find anywhere under file properties or anywhere else where I can find where it is located, it should be in the file properties section, also it would be really handy if they allowed you to click from there to change the location of where you keep your file.
The most important feature won’t work on the Mac!
by Totally Confused... on 2018/10/30 17:29
I’ve been using Microsoft software since 1987. When I switched to Mac, it was only because I could get a subscription to Office 365 and continue to use Word. Imagine my surprise to discover - after hours on the phone with Apple Support and Microsoft Support - the auto-save function will ONLY work if you use One Drive. I didn’t move over to Mac to use Microsoft storage. I want everything in iCloud because it makes sense to have one unified storage location. Yes, I can still hit file/save every ten minutes - but I shouldn’t have to deal with that distraction because I paid to get an app that would work on my computer. The inconvenience of this demand is making me consider moving over to all of the apple products. Pages isn’t that different from Word - in a lot of ways, it’s even better. So, here’s my official request, Microsoft. If you’re going to make people pay for your product, you don’t get to insist how they use it. Open that feature so we can save to the iCloud! If you have to demand that we use a product like One Drive, you’re admitting that it’s just not good enough to attract Mac users on its own merits. Fix this please!
Best there is - not without it’s problems
by Kirbyeous on 2020/03/29 21:32
The word app on iPad is, no doubt, the best way to write documents on the iPad. I have experimented with many other platforms, and the word app is simply the closest we’re gonna get to a computer-like experience on the iPad. It does have it’s limitations, however. There are a couple features that this app needs to encorporate to become more like the desktop version. But overall, I am happy with it. With the new mouse/trackpad compatibility that’s come to iPad’s through the 13.4 update, the iPad has taken one big leap forward in becoming an independent productivity tool. HOWEVER, the devlopers of productivity apps need to update their apps to encorporate the beautiful new mouse/trackpad updates! The quicker the better! The first writing apps that can encorporate that will easily be the new hype. At the moment, this app functions no different with a mouse :(.
Word is, Word isn't
by Ryan C. on 2020/09/11 00:26
Not only have more recent versions of Word been completely re-organized so as to infuriate long time users like myself (and said changes made in a unintuitive, messy way), it&#39;s also introduced a strange new bugs in the process. Bugs that often can&#39;t be fixed with a simple undo command. This criticism holds true in varying degrees to all three versions I&#39;ve used: the iOS app version, the Mac desktop version and rhe PC desktop version. The only reason I can give this the stars I do is that it remains necessary to use if, like me, you&#39;re working on documents that have to be shunted between some of the aforementioned platforms. If all you need is a iOS note taking app, though, Notability might be better. And if you just require desktop word processing software, one of the other freebie options like Open Office might be a better option for that. Alt-MS Words like Open Office were always buggier, back when, but all bets are off now since Microsoft has decided to put so little work/thought into their reworking of what seemed previously to be their only well-designed program.
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.
This is NOT free. False advertising!
by Serene Chaos on 2019/03/16 23:12
What is the purpose of allowing people to download this app “free” but preventing them from even being able to type in a document. I get a message telling me I can edit and save with an Office 365 subscription. I have never needed all the advanced features because i just use the app once a month or so for personal notes and to print things that are too complex printing from the internet without all the advertisements and webpage junk too. Like a simple recipe. I’ll copy the text and insert a picture of it. That is all I do with this and have used it for free for years, but suddenly i can’t even create a new plain document because I have to pay for a subscription??? These tactics are why I no longer use most of Microsoft products or operating systems anymore. We even got rid of paying for Xbox because of their intrusion and unrealistic pricing. Nice job Microsoft. Your efforts to make people pay are backfiring. I “might” have considered paying sometime in the future if I needed the more advanced features, out of loyalty for how helpful it had been so far. That’s what I do with other apps. Not this one. Never again.
About halfway there
by k-ledge on 2019/03/06 14:31
I use this app everyday and for the most part - it works if you’re doing basic documents. However, when working with bullets and numbering, sometimes it chokes if a custom spacing/tabbing has been setup using the desktop version of Word. If you create a graph such as a hierarchy in the desktop version, it will display in the iOS version but it cannot be modified - not even on the iPad Pro - which is what I use. It should cache your last document you worked on locally so that you don’t have to reload it when you return. This is important for iOS because of how you have to app switch. The funny thing is that before loading the app, I was able to access the more full featured web version of Word in Safari on iOS and it worked for the most part. Which led me to believe that there is still a lot of potential for the iOS version. For tables, there should be a button on the table to add more columns or rows - Apple’s Pages does that really well and saves the extra touches and strokes. A touch interface is just different than a mouse interface. I think if the product manager was forced to use the iOS version for a month they might make some changes to add features in a way that makes sense for a true touch environment even if it’s slightly different than the desktop version. More and more people are making a touch interface their primary device which means that fewer compromises will need to be made.
Very Unreliable, Does Not Save
by Alexzanderw on 2019/11/20 23:17
This app is an attempt to be what Word is on a computer. There is limited functionality, buggy interaction, and the save feature is terrible. I am a grad student who relies on Word for all my papers. Today, my second paper was erased by Microsoft Word and One Note. I had the auto save feature enabled and track changes enabled (because Word deleted my work before). I went to save my work manually (because I knew the auto save doesn’t work all the time), and it was grey. I could not turn auto save off, and it was not saving even though I had a stable internet connection in the library I always work from. So I saved a copy of the file to my device and it showed it save to my ipad. I restarted my application thinking all was fine, only to find none of my work saved, and that copy I made disappeared! I also found in trying to recover the files that there is no recover functionality and there hasn’t been since at least 2018 when another user reported the same problem. I lost almost 3 hours of work. DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS APP! Stick to a computer until the developers get serious about the things we are serious about.
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.
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...
Computer vs mobile vs tablet
by giovanni ermu on 2021/02/13 17:13
Hello, I’d like word in computer, you create a document, and you print it, I mean the basic. On mobile..nope. It’s like paint but blue themed. I mean there can be a lot of improvements and fixes. Also the app crashed my tablet like 3 times before even finishing the download. Ok other then that, I honestly didn’t like it. For a document it’s good you got the basics. But it isn’t enough like... ok maybe on my phone it might be bad and all that but i mean meh. But on the tablet (seeing the pictures in the App Store) it’s good I mean the same for computer but a little bit laggy and bugs and crashes. There can be a LOOT of différents if you could just work on it better. Ok. As an app. I can say meh. Not bad. Just less settings in the mob and tabs. But other then that crashes. Fix these and make the layout better :) also the app takes a lot to download and a lot to start it up. Make this a generator instead of a non deleting paper for like ever. Thanks for reading
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!
The best!
by organoionic on 2021/04/04 16:23
I’ve been using Word for many years and every of those years it never stop getting better and better. The one issue I found yesterday was that I needed an app to save the work I was doing. And when I tried “save as” I see a message “don’t worry I saved it for you!?” Where!? Is it in this new app? Name saved under? I suppose I need to pay to have the privilege to do as I want? To save a file where I want? Yes the program is improved but to use the program one must reach into the wallet to use what was once so convenient and FREE! Yes, I still have you a 5 stars because Word is a fantastic program and made me look great when I turned in midterm papers in college! Great job but 85% of the time is best to keep something whole than to piece it just to make a few dollars more. The best example I can give is to remember what happened to Word Perfect!
Verification Bugs makes this IMPOSSIBLE to use!!
by Tim Lim on 2019/01/10 17:47
I’m a huge advocate for Microsoft Office. I think the programs are amazing and powerful, and definitely my preferred software for word processing and data entry. However the mobile version of Microsoft Word has been IMPOSSIBLE! Every time I try to use it, it says my account needs to be verified, and when I verify, the emails with codes don’t get sent, so I have to wait lengthy periods of time, and if or when I get those codes, my account gets suspended! I’m currently taking a class, and want to take notes via Word, but constantly I have to use other word processing programs because I CANT SIGN IN!!!! How is this something that hasn’t been fixed or hasn’t been addressed? It’s something that happens ALL the time, and I can’t reliably use Microsoft Office at all! If this isn’t fixed, I’ll have to start using other programs that are actually reliable. Again, I love the program itself, but because of this weird verification business, it has prevented me from reliably using this program on my iPad. Please address this, or you will lose many people who like to use this program.
App get worse with time.
by I hate this version on 2018/05/28 15:45
UPDATE: Switched to using Pages. I don’t have any of the issues. You chased off a decades-long user. Known bugs don’t get fixed. I’m tired of never being able to see font colors, the weird way it fills in only certain words with only the end letter while I’m typing so I’ll end up with “anotherr” “whichh” “believee” and so on. I’ve had it with it stubbornly and randomly deciding Is In and It need to be capitalized in the middle of the sentence. I want to be able to copy/paste/cut/change the font size/color/highlight if I navigate away from Word or something else takes over the screen for a moment (such as a phone call). Screw this app, screw the developers. It’s gotten steadily worse since the update allowing us to turn off drawing with the Apple Pencil. I’m shopping around for other apps: meanwhile, Pages is miles ahead in terms of doing what I need a word processor to do. I hope the app team is always right on the edge of a sneeze that just won’t come, with a pebble in all of their shoes they can’t get out but can always feel. I’m taking 30 years of loyalty elsewhere.
I wish it worked better on the iPad 12.9 (vs. 3)
by Doc1008 on 2019/06/05 15:14
I like Microsoft word OK. It really does struggle often times and it’s not easy to use. However my primary problem here is that when trying to use Microsoft Word to interact with documents on my iPad it’s very slow, frequently quits and I’m having to use multiple steps to get the same job done. About to have to switch to Apple‘s software program. Soley because Microsoft word doesn’t interact with the iPad very well. I wish it was better. Microsoft team if you’re listening boy it would be helpful if you can get this working on the iPad. I run a medical clinic and need to use iPads in interactions with patient during healing sessions. because the iPad works so well with other things it is a good tool. Trying to use Microsoft Word within this environment is not possible. I wish that Microsoft team could try to make this work better on the iPad for us professionals.
Want to add an image? You’re SOL!
by CinnamonFeet on 2019/11/15 05:09
You might think you’re adding a perfectly normal image to the document. Sure, it’s a little glitchy and hard to move images around, and god forbid you want to move an image to another page, but it functions. Sort of. You’ll find, though, that once you save your document and view it through anywhere but the Word app, half of the images are suddenly sideways, a few are upside down, and two of them have managed to migrate above the title of your document. The first two of those issues are likely due to the fact that the rotate image feature isn’t functional, but the second one? No idea. Besides all that, the app is incredibly glitchy and likes to do strange things when you accidentally tap the screen. The layout is weird and the UI is broken. I guess it functions fine for just text and basic formatting, but Google Docs is superior in just about every way. Just make all your documents there and convert them to Word format afterwards. It’ll save you a lot of headaches.
Talent sales rep at Microsoft
by Coach Hillberry on 2018/03/20 00:55
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Super annoying on mobile
by josh1350 on 2021/01/22 02:25
Not everyone has a computer that they can work on or take with them and thus tablets are their saving grace as they are cheaper and more portable. Many things are wrong with this version and are extremely annoying occurrences that honestly shouldn’t exist. For starters, the fact that you can’t select text without the keyboard popping up and blocking half of your screen is extremely annoying. You can’t scroll when something is selected without deselecting it. The time between selecting text and the menu containing “copy, paste, select all, etc.” is extremely slow and I have an iPad Pro that can 3D model so I know it’s not processing speed. These are the greatest annoyances among the many and need to be taken a look at.
it is too expensive
by unsatisfied djdjdnjd on 2020/09/29 15:16
I was trying really hard to make my essay on computer for my math class (as the teacher told me to) and since i’m doing online she couldn’t help. I asked my mom and we tried, and tried yesterday and we still couldn’t. We were gonna try free trial for a month but we had to put in our credit card and my computer is on kids mode (i’m a kid) and last time i bought something on that computer it took all day. So, I went to the web browser option and it worked! It let me type, and also copy &amp; paste things. The bad thing was that I NEEDED to use a worksheet given by the teacher which you could only open on word the app, not the web browser. For some reason it wouldn’t let me copy it to bring on to the web browser. Guess why? Because I had to BUY it just so I could copy and paste it (ridiculous). So i tried the same on my iPad and it did the exact same thing. I’ve been trying to do this for 7 days (even on the weekend). Because of that stupid feature i have 8 overdue activities. That’s why I’m rating it a 1 star.
Same word. Same problem
by HUTCH18 on 2020/09/20 17:38
A lot of people use word because its very standard. But I run into the same problem when I use it. Every update there’s a problem with the format. Everything that I had on page 2, is now partly on page 1. And what I had on part 3, is partly on page 2, and so forth, throughout all 200+pages of my document. Try to call for support and reach someone who barely speaks English. I tell them what happens, and they say “so is it because you changed something in your document”? Yes, when I closed my document yesterday, it was formatted correctly. Then after I updated the app today, and opened it up and it was wrong, it must have been when I did it in the middle of the night. I will be switching to Apples pages. Thanks for the people who work really hard to make this work, it really is a great effort for the most part. But it’s just not fun doing this when the issue happens on my MacBook and my iPad. What’s the point of setting something up to be exactly how you want it, if a simple update changes everything? It’s nonsense.
Not Fully Functional, Even with Office 365 Supscription
by Oh30 on 2018/02/13 02:17
This is a very basic app for limited use of creating Word documents. No grammar check. No easy way to format page or paragraph. Saving these documents has by far been my biggest problem. No matter what I use: iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive or the actual iPad, it takes too long for the document to save correctly. You can tell when there is no actual time stamp on the document. I notice this once I am ready to upload the document as an attachment to email, within an online class forum, to a job application or any other institution that may require me to upload or attach the document. Always says there’s not data in the file and therefore cannot be attached. Hours later, it magically saves and becomes a real document with data. This is with a strong internet connection be it using cellular data from the device or wi-fi, it doesn’t matter, it is always a pain. I thought I would be able to do more but this app is so basic, I may as well just use Google docs.
Only Good Because Everyone Else Uses It
by Smitticus 27 on 2020/07/28 22:58
This version stinks! It *could* be incredible, thanks to some of the super-useful benefits of the iPad Pro—high quality touch screen, fast user interface, Apple Pencil, etc. There are only a few real problems that I’ve experienced with Word. Unfortunately, those are deal-breakers! Nearly every time I try to do “Review” mode (adding/editing comments; tracked changes; etc.), the app simply crashes. I have to restart the app and go to the last auto save (which fortunately is usually less than one minute of work). This sounds like a minor “first-world problem”...however, if you think about the app crashing 9 out of every 10 times you try to edit or add a comment—you essentially can’t use Word at all for document markup. At. All. Considering that collaborating with others and marking up each others’ documents is most of what I need Word for, I am really in a bad place until Microsoft fixes these bugs. Because of this I would NOT use Word—ever—except that Microsoft benefits from “Network Effects”. That’s the idea that the value of a product corresponds with the number of users. The fact that everyone I work with uses .doc and .docx, and those formats don’t currently open properly on other word processors, leaves me hamstrung to work with this app and its crashing every 2-3 minutes when “Review” mode is on.
Great! But one suggestion...
by Angel Estairess on 2020/04/14 13:17
Microsoft Word comes in handy on the iPhone and most features work well. One flaw it does have and the reason it’s only 4 star is the grammar and spelling features have some flaws with not recognizing certain words and sentence structures. Of course I’d always recommend double checking yourself first before blaming the program but there have been times in my college writing where I’ve had to ‘okay’ some grammatical highlights and add words to the dictionary. One suggestion I do have for the developers though would be to add a color search feature! When I write I will sometimes highlight or change the color of my font. Usually this helps me find particular places but now that I’m writing books it takes longer to find the right area and I find myself wishing I could color search and then navigate between colored sections more easily.
Mostly happy
by Trautfolk on 2019/04/24 17:17
For the most part, Word for iPad has been fantastic. Granted, it is not as robust as the desktop version, but one would expect that to be the case. I do have a problem. Normally when I start a document, it remains the open document whenever I return to program, my last document edited remains the opened document. At some point that changed. I have a document that is 2 months old now reopening, and it is causing me problems. Last night I took minutes for a meeting, only to have those lost. I cannot find them anywhere. They are not in my recent documents, not auto saved, just gone. A two hour meeting with copious notes now missing. I had planned to come back to finish my notes and did not save them. What a mistake. It is disappointing that the program changed, and I am now struggling to come up with a document that no longer exists!
Glad I signed up for Office 365
by Josh1222 on 2018/01/31 02:06
I’m reviewing this as a paid app and not a free one because, for my use case, the features I need require an Office 365 subscription (which is fair - I don’t expect developers to provide pro-level functionality for free). If I were reviewing this as a free app, I would rate it 5 stars. Maybe more, actually. It’s a really good app. I&#39;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&#39;s files on OneDrive, which this app can access natively. It works very, very well. Some features do remain missing, however. Styles support does not appear to be complete, or at least there does not seem to be a way to edit Styles on the iPad (although if I edit a Style on the iMac the Style will immediately update on the iPad, so there’s that). Sometimes I rely on Remote Desktop just to make changes to Styles and certain other formatting items - obviously this is a clunky workaround. There also is no functionality for “comparing” one file with another. I’m giving this 4 stars because I’m pleased with it and Microsoft Word remains critical to my daily workflow. There’s definitely room for improvement, though, especially for a “pro” app that I’m paying annually for.
Word search problem
by Visions of His coming on 2019/09/22 21:04
(1) Word search starts searching like crazy before you end typing the word/text you want to search for. It will continue even when you try to stop it. You go crazy too by clicking &lt;cancel&gt;, but it will continue until whatever, then, it suddenly stop its search and goes back to the document. Here, you must start all over again with the same frustration. (2) The solution is to use other text writing tool for writing exactly what you want, then past in the word/text search. (3) The difference between this ap and others is that you can copy something from outside sources and past it into your document. You will be able to find the text you already copied into it when you use the way I described for text searching. There are other apps that do not recognize texts you pasted into them from web pages or books. But I am thankful for the work you’ve done.
Unusable without a paid 360 account
by Thailand-Amulets on 2019/03/24 12:58
Who needs it with libre office, and open office? Why pay for something when there are better things for free, Especially not eternal subscriptions that never end, leaving you having paid 50 times the price of what the software would have cost as a one time purchase. On iOS and OS X, we have pages and on Microsoft we also have word pad as well as for both systems we can use open office libre office and about 10 other open source alternatives all of which are at least as good as Microsoft Word PowerPoint and Excel if not better. In iOS, we have pages, numbers, keynote, and so on. With Google, we have the Google slides Google Docs spreadsheet and other office applications, All for free where is immense storage space and no cost at all. The age of the corporate products cloud computing based subscription service is coming to an end, because people are getting fed up with it and I have finally realized it is a scam, And that there are many cheaper, and even free and better, alternative approaches
Needs Paragraph Formatting Tool in Desktop Version
by trueJpru on 2019/02/05 15:56
This Word app omits the nifty paragraph formatting tool that’s in the desktop version. Not having this tool makes it difficult/impossible to edit the spacing and tab alignment formats in the document, which I need to do all the time when using Word. This is incredibly frustrating because I know that I would get a lot of use out of this app for work on my large screen iPad Pro, but for some reason Microsoft and many other developers don’t date take the iPad very seriously as the legit stand alone computing device it is, and have some strange philosophy that real work is done only on a Laptop or Desktop and only allow you to gaze on your documents on iPad with frustration of being able to make any meaningful use of time editing them by omitting the critical tools needed for such editing. I really hope Microsoft wastes little time equipping their iPad Office Suite of apps (or at least Word) with the same exact tools and level of function and use those programs have on Desktop/Laptop interfaces.
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.
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.
Missing Reference Tab!!
by Drumgrl66 on 2019/10/04 17:11
The Reference Tab is probably one of the most used items in a college student’s academic career. Most college students are using tablets and cloud versions of Word. I would really appreciate if you added the Reference Tab onto this version. It is difficult to carry around a heavy laptop or to be inconvenienced to have to resort going to the library computers just to use the Reference Tab on the desktop versions. As I am currently writing my senior thesis, this feature is ever more needed more now than ever in my life! I love the program, but you only get 3 stars because it is a severe inconvenience to have to resort to my computer every time I have to cite a source on my papers that I am working on. Please think about adding the Reference Tab into this version, it would be very helpful!
Could be better,,,
by Chickenlover27 on 2020/06/14 06:34
While the mobile version of Word is helpful for on the go typing, it lacks many of the aspects that make regular Word good. For example, every ten minutes, the app shuts down. This would just be irritating, but in addition to the crash, the app deletes everything I typed in the two minutes before the crash. There is no way to recover this lost work, and I just have to retype everything. Every time I edit something, the Word app gives me an error, saying someone else has edited the document, and I need to review these changes. No one else is editing the document. Just me. the alert is very irritating and does not go away, even after I have ‘resolved the changes.’ Final complaint... The spellcheck is horrendous in mobile Word. The iconic red line will appear under words like “and” and “the” when they are spelled correctly. It will autocorrect these words to “these” and “arm” but not correct actual misspellings of larger words. Overall, I wish the mobility and accessibility of mobile Word outweighed the negative aspects. Unfortunately, this is not the case, and I have had to deal with frustrating issues that make the experience less than ideal. I wish the functionality of regular Word would transfer to mobile Word. I think the app could be really useful if the technological issues were resolved.
Worth of Word
by coosawattee1 on 2018/10/18 01:05
I have worked with Word since it first came out.... many years go. It has grown and developed as new needs have come along. I Have tried a few others but the bottom line is that I NEED. WORD. It does what I need and I need what it does. I was at a real disadvantage when the iPad would not use it... I was about to give up on Apple and go back to total Microsoft. Since the new versions come together on the cloud to offer ability to use documents and speed sheets across the big Divide, I can use documents at home that were created at work... etc. you know what I mean or you would not have made them compatible. Actually I find myself using iPad more and more... to the point that it is not just an aid, but is quickly becoming my main tool. Keep up the good work.
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