Microsoft has produced versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote for Android devices. These are built from the ground up for touch gestures so are ideal to create and edit your Office documents from any location, on almost any device. Although optimized for Android, these apps all provide the familiar Office ribbon – so you feel instantly at home:
On your Android device, go to the Google Play Store and search for “microsoft office” to see the available apps
Tap the app you want to install, such as the Microsoft Word app
When the installation process is complete, tap the Word icon on your Home screen to launch the app
An initial screen lets you select one of the templates if you want to create a new document, or lets you open an existing document on your Android device
Tap the Sign In button and enter your Microsoft Account details to access your existing documents on OneDrive
A familiar Backstage screen now appears, where you can choose a location, a folder, and a file to open
A copy of the file downloads to your Android device
The document then opens in the Word app for viewing, or editing with a limited selection of tools
Tap File, then Save, to see any changes to the document get uploaded to OneDrive and applied to the file there
… and it’s as easy as that!
Want to know more?
For the complete guide to Microsoft Office 2016, all in the trusted In Easy Steps style, click here. Whether you’re upgrading to Office 2016 from a previous version or using it for the very first time, Office 2016 in easy steps will guide you through the key features so you’ll be a pro in no time at all!