Install and set up Office on an Android

If you have a free Microsoft account or a work or school account with a qualifying Office 365 subscription, you'll have access to the app's extra features.

Set up Office apps for the first time:

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Tap any Office app like Word to launch it.

Enter your email address and tap the arrow.

Enter your Microsoft Account email or Office 365 account

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Enter the Password associated with your email address > tap Sign in.

Note: If you're prompted to create an account, just add a password and then follow the prompts to verify your identity. If already have a Microsoft account, go back and sign in with a different email address.

Enter your password.

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Tap Start using Word to get started with the app.

If you have other Office apps installed on your Android device, your account and OneDrive files will be automatically added.

Tap Start Using.

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To add another account, tap Open (or Open other documents if you're on a tablet) > Add a place.

If you are using OneNote, tap Settings > Accounts.

Tap Open from the app home screen.

Select Add a place

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Choose the cloud service you want to add, such as OneDrive for business or Dropbox.

Choose your cloud service.

Enter your email address and password that you use to sign into that service.

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You're done!

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Need help installing and setting up Office apps on Android?

Tap the service where you want to view your files. For example, to view Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents, tap:

  • Open > OneDrive - Personal where you store personal documents

  • Open > OneDrive - <your business name> where you store your work or school documents

Open a document

You'll see the list of files you saved to OneDrive or OneDrive for Business. The type files you see are specific to the app you opened them in. For example, if you opened the Word app, you'll only see Word documents; if you opened the Excel app, you'll see Excel spreadsheets.

To view any OneNote notebooks you saved to OneDrive or OneDrive for Business, tap + Open Existing.

Note: To use the extra features in the Office apps, you must sign in with the Microsoft account or work or school account associated with your qualifying Office 365 subscription. For a list of qualifying plans, see What you can do in the Office apps on an Android, iOS, or Windows mobile device with an Office 365 plan.

See Also

What's new in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android

How Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote apps work on Android or iOS devices

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