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Ratings and Reviews
Not user friendly
Finding where all of the settings for MLA format (line spacing, header, page break, etc.) is not only not obvious, the icons all look pretty similar, and there are no words to indicate what they are (when hovering over or otherwise). There’s no way to change preferred font and font size to default. Since the update it no longer closes out of Word and brings up an old (random) document (not the document you were just working on) and not saving your current work when you go switch tabs and go to use the internet or books, or literally any other app. I’m pleased by this fact, but I am now also extremely paranoid and save my documents like I’m extremely paranoid. I dislike that when I command S, there’s sometimes no indication it has saved, and other times the screen sort of blips and I can tell. This leads me to going in and manually saving and now I have Document, Document copy, Document copy copy, Document copy copy copy, etc... times a million. It won’t let me save a new copy over an old copy. It asks if I wish to replace that Document, and when I click yes, it tells me I can’t... utterly useless. I’m considering using Google Docs, and maybe OpenOffice, I used to really like OpenOffice... both of those are FREE and I’m questioning why the hell I’m paying for Word when it has so many issues and things I dislike. I think at the end of this semester I’m going to try OpenOffice again. Sigh... it’s NOT the Word I grew up with! Quite disappointing.
Review of Microsoft word
Well I use Microsoft word at work, the mobile version is vastly inferior. If it were free, I probably couldn’t complain. But, if you want to get the capability of redlining documents and other important work-related actions, you have to purchase the subscription. This is where the trouble begins. Microsoft support is terrible. Several times a year the program won’t work and tells me I need a subscription. I’ve spent hours on the phone with Microsoft since I first purchased this program. There’s some sort of company disconnect between their accounting department and mobile services. This needs to be fixed.
Regarding the applications performance, at best it’s OK. It tends to be slow, saving a document while you were working on it is not as straightforward as it should be, and if you want to dictate, you better proofread twice. Many of the desired editing features are not available in this mobile application. Formatting is next to impossible and many many other features are not available. While I don’t think you can expect 100% duplication, iPad cost more than most PCs, have ample memory, and should be capable of handling all of the commands necessary to do a competent job of preparing a word document. And you should not have to have an external keyboard with your iPad to perform the tasks. Bottom line, The program is livable, but not particularly likable.
Laggy and frustfrating.
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.
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- Rated 4+
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