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*** Word is ready for iPad Pro and looks amazing on the 12.9-inch screen. Read Word documents on iPad Pro for free. To create and edit docs, you need a qualifying Office 365 subscription. Try it for free for 30 days. ***
The real Microsoft Word app designed for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
Now Word documents look better than ever on your tablet and phone. When you edit or create documents, you can be confident they will look exactly how you want across PC, Mac, tablet and phone. Word has the familiar Office look and feel along with an intuitive touch experience, so you’ll be up and running in no time.
On iPhone, iPad Air, and iPad mini, the core Word experience, including viewing, creating, and editing documents, is free. Or unlock the full Word experience with a qualifying Office 365 subscription. On iPad Pro, you need Office 365 to create and edit documents.

WORD DOCUMENTS LOOK BEAUTIFUL
•Images, tables, charts, SmartArt, footnotes, equations are all there, nicely formatted.
•On your phone, choose between the real document layout or an easy-to-read layout.
•View email attachments and access Word documents from OneDrive, Dropbox, iCloud, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint.
•Print Word documents to an AirPrint printer, with or without markup.

CREATE AND EDIT WITH CONFIDENCE
•When you edit a document, your content and formatting are maintained across all your devices – PC, Mac, tablet and phone.
•Express your ideas exactly the way you want, with rich formatting including fonts, pictures, tables, charts, textboxes, shapes, footnotes, page layout and more.
•Track changes, add comments and work simultaneously with others on the same document.
•Get tasks done faster, with multitasking. Run Word for iPad side by side with other apps (requires iOS 9).


REQUIREMENTS

iPad Pro: To create or edit documents, you need a qualifying Office 365 subscription* , which also gives you access to the full Office experience.

iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch: To create or edit documents, sign in with a free Microsoft account. To unlock the full Office experience and to access and save documents in OneDrive for Business or on SharePoint, you need a qualifying Office 365 subscription* .

*To make an in-app purchase of an Office 365 Home or Personal subscription, open the app. In the document picker screen, tap Upgrade. Subscriptions begin at from $6.99 a month in the US, and can vary by region. With an Office 365 subscription, you get access to all features in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, and you can install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote on PCs or Macs.

Office 365 subscriptions purchased from the app will be charged to your iTunes account and will automatically renew within 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period, unless auto-renewal is disabled beforehand. To manage your subscriptions or to disable auto-renewal, after purchase, go to your iTunes account settings. A subscription cannot be cancelled during the active subscription period.

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What's New in Version 2.2.1

Thank you for using Word.

We regularly release updates to the app, which include great new features, as well as improvements for speed and reliability.

Did you know that with an Office 365 subscription, you can unlock the full power of Office across all of your devices? Find special offers in the app.

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Customer Reviews

Excellent, but marred by activation and UX issues

I've been using Word and the rest of the Office app suite since initial release, and on my iPad Pro with a keyboard, they largely work great and look great. I love the ability to edit from iPad, iPhone and desktop, and sync it all easily via OneDrive and my Office 365 subscription.

The problem is, Word and the rest of the Office apps have an interface that's almost too Spartan. It's often difficult to discover how to do certain things, or even understand if it's possible to do them from the app (vs. having to load a document on the desktop).

But worse still is how painful the activation experience is. I am constantly having to activate the apps against my Office 365 subscription, since the apps — Word, Excel and OneNote being the ones I use most often — spontaneously and randomly forget the activation multiple times each week. Usually, it's at the worst possible time (when I have no or limited Internet access). Surely the app can check to see when my subscription renews, and STAY ACTIVATED until that date without pestering me constantly? Apparently not. This really needs attention and improvement.

Very nice but why does it forget activation?

As an Apple professional and CLE instructor, I switched from the corresponding Apple apps (Pages, Numbers and Keynote) to be more aligned with what my clients and students are using professionally. I must say, the whole Office 365 experience is very good and I have adapted over quite well. Still, the Apple apps being free are a better bargain and iCloud storage is cheap where Office 365 is a required pay service for iPad Pro 12.9", it's still not a bad investment.

The only issue I have had with Word, as well as all the 365 apps is that it CONSTANTLY forgets my activation and I have to re-activate at the very least a few times a week. This is very annoying! MS needs to fix this without a doubt. Also, OneNote is great in many ways but lacks some basics that literally every other Notes app has. Printing? Seriously, you cannot print directly from a note? The workaround from MS is to email a copy to yourself and THEN print the attachment! This is a huge thing that really, really needs to be implemented.

Keeps getting better

I wish there was a way of scoring this app with a 4.75. A rating of 5 stars means there is no room for improvement...and there always is.

I use Office 2016 on my laptop and Office on my iPhone and iPad. I must say, just the ability to bounce back and forth with OneDrive is a miracle in itself.

While I realize there's a limit to what can be done using an iPad, I look forward to better font capabilities in the future. I'd love easier ways to embed and display fonts...set on the desktop...on my iPad.

PDF - I realize there are ways to convert a Word docx to PDF on the iPad now. However, I'd LOVE to duplicate the desktop functionality of performing a "save as" to create a corresponding PDF. I simply love this feature in the desktop version of Office. It's even better than printing to a PDF and Microsofts version of a PDF is clean, dependable and fast. No 3rd party watermarks, hidden metadata, etc., and things like hyperlinks perform correctly and look as intended.

Keep getting Microsoft. I remain a fan!

Microsoft Word
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.2.1
  • Size: 336 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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