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Microsoft Office for iOS review

Microsoft Office All in one Premium version cost you 10$ per Month and 100$ for One year Subscription, so Before paying a 100$ let's see what can you do with this app and How useful is this app.


Review

With the Microsot Office You can create new documents in Word and Excel, but not in PowerPoint, which comes only with viewing and editing capabilities. But this software isn't ideal for writing a novel or even a formal business letter.
In Word, there are basic templates for agendas, outlines and reports, in addition to a blank page.
For new documents created with the app, there is only one font, and there are just three colors of type and highlighting available. You can make text bigger or smaller, but you can't choose the specific point size. You can make text bold, italicized or underlined. But you can't add photos or graphics.
For documents that you create elsewhere and edit with the app, the fonts in that document carry over to the app, and you can continue to use them.
One of the most notable omissions is spell check. The software suggests words as you type, much the way smartphones do when you're typing a text message, but you don't get those familiar red and green lines that Office users have come to rely on to flag possible spelling and grammatical errors. And there's no option to check your spelling when you're done, which would make me a little nervous when sending something directly to my boss.
Like Word, the iPhone version of Excel is also simplified. It has just three templates geared towards budgets, schedules and mileage tracking for business expenses. The tiny screen of iPhone can make it tough to manage spreadsheets, especially complicated ones, but the software lets you zoom in individual cells, making it easy to enter and edit their content.
You can also use your data to create basic illustrations such as bar graphs and pie charts.
The software's real strength is in its ability to make quick changes, not help you type a dissertation. When I opened up a copy of my resume in Word, it looked pretty much the way it was supposed to. The font was the same. The document was still easy to read, even though text in each paragraph took up more lines because fewer words can fit on each line given the screen's smaller width. I was easily able to make a few quick changes.
With both Word and Excel, the trouble came when I tried to view more complicated documents with elements such as photos and graphics. A sample party invitation I created with a Word template on my laptop came across distorted on my phone. The photo didn't fill out the space allotted to it, some of the text changed color and a few of the graphical elements disappeared.
When it tried to make changes and save the file, the app told me that I couldn't because the template wasn't compatible. Microsoft says that while the app is designed to mesh with the desktop version as well as possible, a few of the properties of desktop files don't transfer to the phone version.
Meanwhile, I opened a sample stock portfolio created with Excel on a laptop. On the iPhone, the pie charts are intact, but some of the text explaining them was missing.
Basic spreadsheets arrived with all of their data, and I was able to easily view and make changes to a PowerPoint presentation. You can't create PowerPoint slides with the app, but you can change their order or hide some of them.
If you're an iPhone user and already subscribe to Office 365, downloading this software is a no-brainer, as long as you keep expectations for its use realistic. How much do you really want to type on an iPhone anyway?
But if you don't already have Office 365, it's not a huge incentive to spend $100 a year that you might not otherwise. Google's QuickOffice and Apple apps such as Pages and Numbers, combined with storage services such as Dropbox and iCloud, can provide many of the same benefits at a fraction of the price.
About Microsoft's Office mobile for iPhone
The app comes with pared-down versions of Microsoft's Word, Excel and PowerPoint software.
It is free to download from Apple's app store, beginning in the U.S. on Friday, with other countries to follow in the coming days. You then add your Office 365 subscription information to activate the app. The subscription costs $100 a year or $10 a month and allows use of Office on up to five Mac and Windows computers and up to five iPhones.
The app works on the iPhone 4, 4S and 5 and the iPod Touch model that came out last year. It requires version 6.1 or later of the iOS operating system. It can be installed on iPads with that operating system, but it isn't optimized for the tablet's larger screen.
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