Microsoft Office for iPhone now free and no 365 subscription required!

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  1. easy-peasy macrumors regular

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  2. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    First 50 folks to walk into an MS store (tomorrow, Friday, US stores) with an iPad get 365 for a year free too. Worth noting. :)
     
  3. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    Win!

    Had to check this out for myself. Just re dled to my phone, and what do ya know. Office! Insta-Home screen. Thank you, my friend. Sent from my iPhone 5.
     
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Thanks. Now if only it was as good as the old Windows Mobile version.
     
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    Not sure if I get this. I can edit # my iphone with this tiny screen, but cant edit # the ipad cuz it has a bigger screen. Oh that make sense microbros.
     
  6. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    The moneymaker is the iPad here. It actually does make sense. :)
     
  7. RenoG macrumors 65816

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    Business sense but not common sense.:rolleyes:
     
  8. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Business sense often doesn't make common sense lol.

    It doesn't make much sense for them to just GIVE office away to everyone. They want us all to move into their 365 system. They make more money that way. They are basically forcing people to upgrade their office yearly, but not forcing you to get a license for every computer/device you have. I believe there are also steep student discounts.

    Anyway, I will try and pop in before work to get a year free. Unsure how they are handing out that promo. But I got an email about it.
     
  9. metzy25 macrumors 6502a

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    Is this true? Looks like that's what I'll be doing in the morning.
     
  10. bushman4 macrumors 68000

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    Only FREE to read and edit. In order to create a new Excel or Word, document you need an Office 365 subscription. So basically it's almost worthless
     
  11. easy-peasy thread starter macrumors regular

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    You obviously dont know what you are talking about :rolleyes:

    When you open the app it has 4 tabs on the bottom with the third one being "New" which you create new documents with (without a 365 subscription).
     
  12. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yup, you can create documents as well.
     
  14. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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    great if you can create also but that wasn't what was stated in any of the press announcements. I wonder if you can do new but can't save without a 365 subscription
     
  15. easy-peasy thread starter macrumors regular

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    If you create a new document in the app you can save them just fine without a 365 subscription.
     
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  17. metzy25 macrumors 6502a

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  18. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Me too! :)
     
  19. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Me too! :)
     
  20. Serelus macrumors 6502a

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    Can anyone even amagine editing Excel documents on your iPhone?

    Seems like a waste of developer time.
     

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