Microsoft Office unifies Word, Excel and PowerPoint as a single app for iPad users

Coral Murphy Marcos, USA TODAY
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Microsoft combined some of its apps for use on the iPad.
Microsoft combined some of its apps for use on the iPad.

Microsoft Office is available for iPad users in a unified app.

The tech giant combined the Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps into one iPad-optimized app, according to a post on the Microsoft Office blog.

The app announcement follows the launch of a unified Microsoft Office app for iPhone and Android in February. Previously, the Office apps were available individually, and they still arefor iPad and iPhone.

The app is rolling out and should be available to everyone over the coming days. The new app for ‌iPad‌ is free and compatible with iPad Air, ‌iPad‌ and iPad mini users.

iPad users can use the app to take a picture of a document and turn it into a Word file, as well as snap a picture of a table and turn it into an editable Excel spreadsheet. Users can create a PowerPoint presentation from images stored in the device's camera roll.

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iPad users can download the app from Apple's App Store. It requires a Microsoft 365 subscription to use all of the features. Microsoft 365 plans start at $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. Users must have installed iPadOS 13 or later to use the Office app.

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