Welcome to Microsoft Office for iPad

Word for iPad®, Excel for iPad, and PowerPoint for iPad have the robust capabilities and familiar look and feel of Office, while offering a fantastic touch experience built from the ground up for iPad. With the free versions of the apps, you can read your Word documents, use your Excel data and present with PowerPoint. Your documents will look as good as they do on your PC and Mac®, and better than ever on your iPad. With an Office 365 subscription, you can edit and create new documents with the iPad. When you edit a document, you can be sure that content and formatting will be maintained across Office on PC, Mac and tablet.

Everything you already love. And a lot more.

Office documents look better than ever on iPad.

They look as good as they do on your PC or Mac. In Word, images, tables, SmartArt, footnotes, equations are all there, perfectly formatted. Formulas, charts, sparklines, conditional formatting, and filters in Excel help you make better decisions. PowerPoint presentations pack a punch with transitions, animations, speaker notes and much more. When presenting, you can even use a built-in laser pointer, pens and highlighters to get your point across.

A familiar Office experience designed for iPad.

What makes these apps unique is that they strike just the right balance between being unmistakably Office and being designed for the iPad. If you use Office on a PC or Mac, the iPad apps feel very familiar, so there is nothing new to learn and you'll be up and running in minutes. At the same time, these apps were created from the ground up for iPad. The large touch areas on the Ribbon and in overlay menus make it simple to create, edit and format documents using only touch. No keyboard or mouse required.

Free with Office 365 subscription

With the free versions of the apps, you can read your Word documents, use Excel data and present with PowerPoint. Your documents will look as good as they do on your PC and Mac, and better than ever on your iPad. With an Office 365 subscription, you can edit and create new documents with the iPad. An Office 365 subscription not only gets you the complete Office apps for iPad, but also always-up-to-date versions of Office for PC and Mac.

How do you get Office 365 for iPad?

  1. In the App Store on your iPad, find Microsoft Word for iPad. Tap the free button and install the app.
  2. Once Word is installed, open it. Swipe through the three intro screens to the sign-in screen.
  3. Sign in with a Microsoft account or Office 365 account:
    In the Sign In screen, enter your email address. If you have an Office 365 account, use the email address associated with that account. Otherwise, use a Microsoft account, for example the email address you use for Outlook.com, Xbox, or OneDrive.
    In the Sign In screen, enter your password, then click Sign In.
  4. Choose to Start using Word now, or to download the other Office apps (Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote). Once you have signed into one app, you don't need to sign into the other apps again.