There will inevitably come a time when you will need to produce a document, regardless of where you work or learn, or what you do on a daily basis. That may be a formal letter, a university thesis, or even a more formal birthday party invitation.
Microsoft Word is a terrific tool for all your document needs because it is one of the top word processors on the market. Let’s have a look at how you may get started with it on your Android device:
How To Start Using Microsoft Word For Android
NOTE: The new Microsoft Word app for Android, which replaces the old Microsoft Office Mobile, is used in this lesson. Consider upgrading if you’re still using an older version.
Following our previous guide, you can download and install Microsoft Word on your Android device in a few simple steps. After you’ve finished with it, open Microsoft Word. On the home screen, tap the All apps icon, which looks like a grid of dots.
To open the app, look for the Word icon and tap it.
When you first start the program, you’ll have to wait a few moments for the initial setup screen to appear. It should only take a couple of minutes.
When everything is finished, you’ll get a screen similar to this one. To use the app, scroll to the right twice.
You can now log in using your Microsoft Account, create a new one, or use Word without a Microsoft Account. It’s important to know that without an account, you won’t be able to modify or save documents, so tap Sign in. This article explains what a Microsoft Account (previously known as Windows Live ID) is and how to create one if you don’t already have one.
Now tap on the text field and type in your Microsoft Account’s email address or phone number, then tap Next to continue.
You’ll be directed to the sign-in page for your Microsoft Account. In the Password field, type your password and then tap Sign in.
Word will now establish a connection with your Microsoft Account, which should take no more than a minute.
After that, tap Start using Word to access your documents.
You’ll be able to add your Dropbox account here and access files saved there. To continue, tap Not now because this isn’t the point of this instruction.
It’s worth noting that once you’ve entered your Microsoft account credentials, the list of your OneDrive files, as well as any documents located on your device, will instantly load.
How To Create A New Document On Microsoft Word For Android
You can create a new document once you’ve completed all of the preliminary stages. To start a new Word document, tap New.
A list of templates will be shown to you here. If you prefer a preformatted document, you can select any of these, or just tap Blank document to start with the default, blank one.
Finally, you have the freedom to express yourself! Similar to Microsoft Word for Windows, you may type and format text here.
How To Save A Document On Microsoft Word For Android
When you’re through modifying the document, tap the floppy disk-shaped Save icon.
You can name your document at the bottom of the following screen. Simply type a name in the bottom field.
You can pick where to save your work if you stay on this screen. You can save to your OneDrive account or the device you’re using Word on by default. For the time being, tap This device.
The folders will appear on your smartphone. We’ve decided to save it to the Documents folder, but you can save it to any other folder you like.
Lastly, save your Word document by tapping the Save icon in the bottom right corner.
If you wish to save your new document to OneDrive, press on OneDrive then press the Save icon and name your document.
After that, select a folder from the ones on your OneDrive and press on it.
Lastly, choose Save to save your document.
You won’t have to go through the entire setup process the next time you open Word: you’ll be presented with all of your documents from OneDrive and the current device, and all you have to do is press New to start a new document.
There are a few steps to setting up Microsoft Word on Android for the first time, but they only have to be done once. You’ll need a Microsoft Account to get the most out of the app, but creating one is a simple procedure.
Once you’ve completed the initial setup and have a Microsoft Account, creating and saving a new Word document is straightforward, regardless of where you save it. To learn more about Microsoft Office for Android, check out our series of tutorials. Of course, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!