1. Thalakar's Avatar
    Any thoughts they seem good used on my PRIV not going to do much except basics.

    Any other options to recommend or just install this?

    Thanks!
    07-04-17 07:16 AM
  2. conite's Avatar
    If you've got the subscription anyway, go ahead and use them. I do, and they work well.

    Otherwise you can always stick with Google Docs.
    07-04-17 07:44 AM
  3. Thalakar's Avatar
    What are the restrictions w/o the subscription?
    07-04-17 08:13 AM
  4. conite's Avatar
    What are the restrictions w/o the subscription?
    I'm not sure, but I think they may be read-only.
    07-04-17 08:17 AM
  5. blueyestm's Avatar
    Their normal apps. Not read-only.
    07-04-17 11:46 AM
  6. anon(10250369)'s Avatar
    You do need a subscription from Microsoft (i.e. Office 365) to make full use of the apps. For instance, if you have an account for your home or office, the same account allows you full access to the mobile versions of the apps. If you don't have a subscription (or fail to login into the app while connected to WiFi), you should be able to read, but not edit or save, documents.
    07-04-17 11:49 AM
  7. 1122334455667788's Avatar
    You do need a subscription from Microsoft (i.e. Office 365) to make full use of the apps.
    Why do you think this?

    I thought Office was completely free for phones. A bit of searching seems to confirm that: https://m.androidcentral.com/microso...android-phones
    07-04-17 01:19 PM
  8. conite's Avatar
    Why do you think this?

    I thought Office was completely free for phones. A bit of searching seems to confirm that: https://m.androidcentral.com/microso...android-phones
    That's the MS Office app from 2014. Nothing to do with it.

    You need a subscription.
    07-04-17 01:20 PM
  9. xristfer's Avatar
    yes, you need an Office 365 subscription that allows you to set up Microsoft Suite on a PC/Mac, a tablet and mobile.
    As Conite says, Google docs works just fine as a substitute.
    07-04-17 01:28 PM
  10. Bla1ze's Avatar
    BlackBerry KEYone is the best phone for using Office 365 on the go

    According to Jez over at Windows Central, KEYone is the best device for using Office 365 on mobile.
    07-04-17 01:34 PM
  11. 1122334455667788's Avatar
    I've finally found the official answer from Microsoft.

    According to https://forums.crackberry.com/e?link...token=S09nJATs :
    "Core editing is free for consumers on devices with screen sizes smaller than 10.1"."

    The next question is, what features are not considered "core"?
    This varies by app.
    For Word, it is: "Track and review changes
    Change page orientation
    Insert page and section breaks
    Highlight table cells with custom color shading
    Enable columns in page layout
    Customize headers and footers for different pages
    Apply more colors for formatting
    Add or remove chart elements
    Use IRM-protected file support"
    https://forums.crackberry.com/e?link...token=yGoe7RhT
    anon(10250369) likes this.
    07-04-17 01:35 PM
  12. 1122334455667788's Avatar
    Altogether, it looks like Word is a fine choice for many people, even without a subscription.

    I don't know how it compares to Google Drive, but I think it's worth trying out. Don't just dismiss it thinking you can't do any editing without paying.
    07-04-17 01:40 PM
  13. anon(10250369)'s Avatar
    I've finally found the official answer from Microsoft.

    According to https://forums.crackberry.com/e?link...token=YYoe8Gyi :
    "Core editing is free for consumers on devices with screen sizes smaller than 10.1"."

    The next question is, what features are not considered "core"?
    This varies by app.
    For Word, it is: "Track and review changes
    Change page orientation
    Insert page and section breaks
    Highlight table cells with custom color shading
    Enable columns in page layout
    Customize headers and footers for different pages
    Apply more colors for formatting
    Add or remove chart elements
    Use IRM-protected file support"
    https://forums.crackberry.com/e?link...token=DY6Yw3FD
    Yes, this post sort of describes the situation. Technically, perhaps, you don't need a subscription, but you probably don't want to use the apps without one. https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/2...ets-it-depends
    07-04-17 01:50 PM
  14. VeryBumpy's Avatar
    OneNote I use alot and works well so far.

    I'm also using OWA to connect to my work email account and that works well also.
    07-05-17 10:34 AM
  15. tnewton3's Avatar
    I've got a subscription I could activate on my device but if I'm going to work in the MS Office suite I will bust out my laptop and turn on my Hotspot. Like having the ability to do it from my device but find the laptop is quicker and easier to get what I need done.
    07-05-17 10:39 AM

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