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What you can and can't do with free mobile Office apps

Juan Carlos Perez | Nov. 7, 2014
The free version of Office for iOS and Android should be good enough for a lot of people, but power users may still need an Office 365 subscription. Here's what lies behind the paywall.

Free users also can't accept nor reject changes made to a document as part of the track changes function, which also remains off limits to them when creating a document from scratch. In documents created by subscribers using track changes, free users do get access to the other features, such as seeing the changes log, making edits and adding comments.

Excel
The free Excel app users can't customize pivot tables, such as changing their style or layout, but they can interact with these tables by pivoting the data and refreshing the underlying spreadsheet.

PowerPoint
The free PowerPoint app lacks presenter view, which gives presenters a series of tools to assist them when giving their slide presentation in front of their audience.

 

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