Office Mobile

Microsoft Office Mobile FAQ

  • Yes it is. You don't need to download or install anything else. To start using it, on Start, flick left to the App list, and then tap Office Office icon. You can start working on your Microsoft Office documents in the Office Hub.


    If you think you'll use Office Mobile a lot, pin it to Start. To learn more, see Pin things to Start.

    • Microsoft Word Mobile
    • Microsoft Excel Mobile
    • Microsoft PowerPoint Mobile
    • Microsoft OneNote Mobile
    • Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Mobile
  • Office Mobile application Supported file types

    Word Mobile

    .doc, .docx, .dot, .dotx, .dotm, .docm .txt, .rtf

    Excel Mobile

    .xls, .xlsx, .xlt, .xltx, .xlsm, .xltm

    PowerPoint Mobile

    .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .ppsx, .pptm, .ppsm

    OneNote Mobile


  • No. Applications in Office Mobile are made for your phone and have a smaller set of features than those in Microsoft Office 2010.

    1. On Start, flick left to the App list, and then tap Office Office icon.

    2. Flick to Locations, tap Phone, and then tap and hold the document that you want to delete.

    3. Tap Delete.

    4. Tap Delete in the Confirm delete? message box, or press the Back button to cancel.

  • Yes. After you get the Office documents onto your computer (either using email, OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive), or Microsoft SharePoint), you can pick up where you left off and edit them on your computer using Microsoft Office 2010 or Microsoft Office Web Apps in your web browser.

    From your phone, you can save your documents to OneDrive. If your organization uses Microsoft SharePoint, you can open and edit documents on your phone from the SharePoint site, and then save your changes back to the site. For more info, see Sync documents with OneDrive or Use Microsoft SharePoint Workspace Mobile.

  • Yes, here's how:

    1. Tap the protected document.

    2. In the Need credentials message box, tap Yes to use the user name and password from the specified email account.

      The document will open in the appropriate Office Mobile application after your credentials are verified.

  • You might not be able to edit a Microsoft Office document on your phone depending on what's in it or how it was last saved. Here are some of the more common things that make a document read-only on your phone.

    The file is:

    • Saved as an older type of Microsoft Office document, such as a Microsoft Word 97-2003 document (.doc), Microsoft Excel 97-2003 workbook (.xls), or Microsoft PowerPoint 97-2003 presentation (.ppt).
    • Digitally signed.
    • Marked as final.
    • Protected using rights management.
    • Protected with a password.
    • Protected with restricted editing rights.

    Microsoft Word documents are read-only if they have:

    • Track changes enabled.
    • Frames.
    • Custom markup (customxml, sdt tags, or smart tags).
    • XML where the XML tags have unsupported values.

    Microsoft Excel workbooks are read-only if they have:

    • Formulas that aren't supported on the phone.
    • Scenarios.
    • Data validation in one or more cells.
    • Array formulas.
    • Data tables.
    • Slicers.
    • Macros enabled.
    • Large column or row widths.
    • Formulas that contan links or references to other workbooks.
    • Formulas with structured references.
    • Formulas that contain references, content, or formatting beyond cell IV16384.
    • Longer formulas, such as a formula that is longer than 512 characters or has more than 30 arguments in it.
    • Shared workbooks with tracked changes.
    • Workbooks with dialog sheets.
    • XML markup that isn't formed correctly.
    • OLE objects or ActiveX controls.

    For Microsoft OneNote notebooks:

    • You can't edit a page from a notebook that was sent as an email attachment.
    • A notebook that is shared on OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) or on a Microsoft SharePoint site and marked as read-only.
    • A page that only contains content that's not supported in Microsoft OneNote Mobile, such as ink drawings, shapes, or unsupported images.
    • A notebook that has a corrupted page.

    For Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, you can only make certain types of edits on your phone. Some examples include editing text in a text box, changing the order of slides, or hiding slides. For more information about editing a PowerPoint presentation on your phone, see Using Microsoft PowerPoint Mobile 2010.

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