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Download & Set Up Free Word For Android

Saturday, July 4th, 2015 by | Filed Under: Android, MS Office Help, MS Word

The Android phone version of Microsoft Word is finally available in the Google Play Store.  Previously users needed to download Microsoft Office Mobile, which featured Word, Excel and PowerPoint combined in one app. It was a good app, but I think this new, updated version is just a little better.

Instead of one Office app, you’ll have the choice to download Word, Excel and PowerPoint separately. All of these apps are free – though there are some features that you can only access if you have an Office 365 subscription.

You’ll be able to open, create and edit Word Documents with this app. Let’s take a look at how to get it. On you Android phone tap the icon for the Google Play Store. It should look like a little shopping bag.


When it opens, search for Microsoft Word.


Tap on Word and you can read about the app and watch a video. If you’d like to install it, just tap install.


You’ll need to have plenty of space on your phone. Word takes up 209 MB. I had to uninstall my previous installation of Office Mobile and move a couple of apps to my SD card to get it to fit. I’d only install this with my phone on a WiFi connection. It’s a large file and it takes a long time to download.


You’ll then have to sign in to or create a Microsoft account.


Word will then look for any OneDrive files that you’ve used recently in Word on your PC or other mobile devices.


You’ll also have the option to sync to a Dropbox cloud account if you have one.


Now Office should be ready to go.


Tomorrow in part 2 of this series, we’ll take a tour of your new Office App.

~ Cynthia

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2 Responses to “Download & Set Up Free Word For Android”

  1. […] In Part 1 of this article, I showed you how to download and install the new Microsoft Word App for A… Today, we’ll start exploring the app. (Note: this app is free to use even if you don’t have an Office 365 subscription, however there are some features that you can only use if you have a subscription. I did this demonstration on my phone and I have the subscription, so you might not be able to access all of the same features.) […]

  2. […] In part 1 and part 2 of this series, I introduced you to the new Microsoft Word App for Android phones and gave you a brief tour. If you haven’t read those tips yet, you’ll want to check them out first. Now let’s look at how to create a document and the options you have for styles and fonts. […]

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