Ipad pro 9.7 no free Office apps?

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  1. drummberoy7816 macrumors newbie

    drummberoy7816

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    So I just bought a ipad 9.7 pro over the 10.5 recently because A) it was cheap at Micro Center ($320 refurb) and B) I thought it still has support for free Microsoft office apps since it's smaller than 10.1 inches.. however, when I downloaded the Office apps, it wanted me to sign in and when I didn't, it seems like I only got read-only capabilities which is not consistent with what I read about full access with 9.7 pro. Is full access under 10.1 inch no longer true?
     
  2. onepoint macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried logging in with a free Microsoft account?
     
  3. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 68000

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    Last I heard, the screen size limitation for a required subscription is 10.1" or better. However, the "free" use is limited to viewing and basic editing only.
     
  4. drummberoy7816 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah, I haven't tried to log in with a free account. I'll try that tonight and report back. Thanks.
     
  5. The_Interloper macrumors regular

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    iPad Pro models of all sizes require an Office 365 account for editing.

    Hover over the (!) next to 'iPad Pro' near the top of this page:

    "A qualifying Office 365 subscription is required to create and edit documents in Word, Excel and PowerPoint on the iPad Pro"
     
  6. LovingTeddy macrumors 68000

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    I tried. I can get free for my 9.7 iPad. Note this is not iPad Pro 9.7
     
  7. sracer macrumors G3

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    That is not quite accurate. Microsoft has been quite sloppy with their wording of their O365 subscription documentation. Only tablets larger than 10.1 require a subscription. Because all iPad pros currently being sold by Apple are over that size, Microsoft now claims all "pros" require a subscription. A family member has a 9.7 pro, doesn't have an O365 subscription, and has full access to MS Office for ipad.
     
  8. Loge macrumors 68030

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    Yes, the editing is still working on my 9.7 iPad Pro.
     
  9. The_Interloper macrumors regular

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    That's good news - like you said, pretty sloppy wording.
     
  10. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 68000

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    Microsoft is not very good with communication. Seems implementation is another issue going on here. I wonder what makes it so inconsistent? Perhaps OneDrive use also comes into play, since they probably encourage you to store your documents there?
     
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Are you grandfathered in? I still have the MS Office suite since my first iPad and it has always moved to my later iPads including the 10.5 Pro and never paid a penny for it. I use Word and Excel all the time.
     
  12. slooksterPSV macrumors 68040

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    Pages is free. Though you probably want Microsoft office. It’s only $10/mo for a sub :)
     
  13. drummberoy7816 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    False alarm guys! It worked after I logged in with my free Microsoft account! Phew, now I’m glad I got the 9.7 instead of the 10.5 :)
     

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