Microsoft Office for iPad is not free - Creating requires Office 365 subscription

Wes Miller about the new Microsoft Office for iPad:

@getwired: Read and present are free. Create requires Office 365.

No thanks I'll stick with Apples iWork suite and Google Drive then. They are at least free… I almost never use office documents after work though, I use Markdown.



Access documents from virtually anywhere:

  • Cloud – With your phone, you can access Office documents stored on OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint.
  • Recent Documents – Office Mobile is cloud-connected. The documents you’ve recently viewed on your computer are readily available on your phone in the recent documents panel.
  • Email Attachments – You can view and edit Office documents attached to email messages.*

Office documents look stunning:

  • Great-Looking Documents - Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents look great on your phone, thanks to support for charts, animations, SmartArt Graphics, and shapes.
  • Optimized for phone - Word, Excel and PowerPoint are optimized for the small screen of your phone.
  • Resume Reading - When opening a Word document from OneDrive or OneDrive for Business on your phone, it automatically resumes at the place where you left off reading, even if you last viewed the document on your PC or tablet.
  • Presentation Views - The Slide Navigator view in PowerPoint lets you browse slides faster, while speaker notes help you practice your presentation.

Make quick edits and share*:

  • Edit - You can make quick edits to Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.
  • Documents Remain Intact - Formatting and content remain intact when you edit Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents on your phone.
  • Edit While Offline - Your device doesn’t have to be continuously connected to the network to work on an Office document stored online. You can view and edit recently used documents even while you’re offline. Your changes will be saved online when your device reconnects to the network or to Wi-Fi.
  • Create – You can create new Word and Excel documents on your phone.
  • Comments - You can review comments made in Word and Excel documents on your phone and add your own comments.
  • Share - When you’re done with your edits or comments, simply send the document in email or save it to OneDrive or SharePoint.