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Try the Office app on iPad

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Hi, Office Insiders! My name is Sameer Gupta and I’m a Program Manager on the Office team. I’m happy to announce the new Microsoft Office app that you love on your iPhone is now available for the iPad.

Office app on iPad

We’re combining the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps you know into a single, iPadOS-optimized app. Plus, you’ll see additional tools to keep you more productive than ever. For example, you’ll be able to quickly create and sign PDFs, and transform pictures into documents. 

Office app on iPad.


How to Download the app

Ready to start? Please follow the instructions on https://aka.ms/iOSInsiderOffice.

Note: There are a limited number of seats available for the TestFlight release.

Key Features to try

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint combined in one app:

  • Create, edit, and work together on Office documents with others in real-time.
  • Use templates to easily get started with your resume, budget, presentations, and other documents.
  • Easily store, access and search for Word, Excel, PowerPoint files stored in your personal cloud storage, on your device, or across your organization (if using a work account).

Unique ways that make document creation easier:

  • Snap a picture of a document and turn it into an editable Word file with the press of a button.
  • Transform a picture of a table into an Excel spreadsheet so you can work with the data.
  • Design a PowerPoint presentation by simply selecting the pictures you want to use from your device.
  • Create automatically enhanced digital images of whiteboards and documents with Microsoft Lens features.

Transform your physical world into digital with built-in Actions:

  • Instantly create PDFs from photos or Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.
  • Easily transfer files between your phone and computer.
  • Sign PDFs using your finger or Apple Pencil.
  • Quickly jot down ideas and notes with Sticky Notes.
  • Scan QR codes to open links.

Office app on ipad

Known issues

  • There are no content type filters on the home screen.
  • No support for using two instances of Office app side-by-side.
  • There is no support for Office Add-ins (Agaves).

Tips and tricks

Use a mouse or trackpad with your iPad.


  • iPad with iPadOS 13 or later.


We typically release features over some time to ensure that things are working smoothly. This is true for Insiders as well. We highlight features that you may not have because they’re slowly releasing to larger numbers of Insiders. Sometimes we remove elements to further improve them based on your feedback. Though this is rare, we also reserve the option to pull a feature entirely out of the product, even if you, as Insiders, have had the opportunity to try them.


If you have any feedback or suggestions, tap Settings > Help & Feedback, and then tap Tell Us What You Like, or Tell Us What Can Be Better. 

Learn what other information you should include in your feedback to ensure  it is actionable and reaches the right people. We’re excited to hear from you!   

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