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Edit or create documents from just about anywhere using the Word mobile app on your mobile device.

Install Word on your mobile device

  1. Go to the download site for your device:

    • To install Word on a Windows device, go to the Windows Store.

    • To install Word on an Android device, go to the Play Store.

    • To install Word on an iPhone or iPad, go to the App Store.

  2. Search for the Word mobile app.

  3. Tap Microsoft Word or Word mobile.

  4. Tap Install, Get or Download.

Open the Word mobile app for the first time

  1. On your device, tap the Word app.

  2. Sign in with the account you use with Office 365.

Be productive on the go

  • Create and save your documents on your device or in OneDrive.

  • Edit and format text, even using Styles. Tap the ribbon to see all of your options.

  • Word saves changes you make automatically so you don't have to worry about losing your work.

  • Share files with your coworkers by sending a link or attachment.

  • Open attached documents from your email and edit or comment on documents directly in the Word mobile app.

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Just because you’re not in front of your computer doesn’t mean you can’t get things done in Word.

Wherever you are, reach for your iPhone, iPad, Android, or Windows device, and use the Word app to work with documents.

To get started, go to the App Store, Google Play, or the Microsoft Store and download the Word app to your phone or tablet.

Here you see Word on my Android tablet. If you’re using a different device, the icons will look a little different but you can do many of the same things.

For specifics, search at Support.Office.com for your device, like “Word for iPhone,” “Word for Android tablet,” and so on.

The first time you open the Word app, sign in with the account you use for Office 365. To use Word’s basic editing features on devices smaller than 10.1 inches, you don’t need an Office 365 subscription. However, with my Office 365 for Business subscription, I can use Word on a tablet and I get the full set of features on my phone.

Now I’m ready whenever inspiration strikes.

I can flesh out a great idea on the spot without waiting to get back to my computer.

Start a new document and create it in OneDrive.

Select Blank document and I’m off and running.

To format text, I show the ribbon and select Home.

Here’s a heading. I select Styles and then Heading 1.

To make sure I can easily find this document later, I’m giving it a descriptive name. Select File, Save, and then Rename this file.

I change the name here.

Or, to save the file to a different location, select Save As.

As I work, Word saves changes automatically.

When I’m ready for others on the team to chime in, I share the document with them by tapping Share.

For many of us, our phones transform what used to be downtime into productive time. If an important document comes in after I’ve left the office, I can take a quick look on my phone.

Open the attachment in the email.

Make some changes.

Format some text.

Add a note to a coworker.

Like before, I don’t need to worry about saving changes. Word does that automatically.

So you see that wherever I am, I can use the Word app on almost any mobile device to quickly capture ideas and get going on documents.

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