Lightweight Microsoft Office available on iPhone

Lightweight Microsoft Office available on iPhone

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Fairfax, UNITED STATES: Sales staff stock displays shortly before the official release of the new Microsoft windows operating system called "Vista" and "Office 2007" late 29 January 2007 at the MicroCenter computer store in Fairfax, Virginia. Microsoft has heralded its long-awaited and oft-delayed Vista as its most sophisticated, secure and intuitive operating system since Windows was first rolled out to challenge Apple's Macintosh software in 1985. The store was reopening to sell "Vista" at midnight, 30 January 2007. AFP PHOTO/PAUL J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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Posted on June 14, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 14 at 9:36 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Microsoft's Office package is coming to the iPhone. It will offer the ability to read and edit text documents, spreadsheets and slide presentations at the doctor's office or at a soccer game.

   The company isn't making an iPad version, though, nor is it offering the app on Android devices.

   Microsoft Corp. is trying to make its $100-a-year Office subscription more compelling, without removing an advantage that tablet computers running Microsoft's Windows system now have -- the ability to run popular Office programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

   Office Mobile for iPhone is available free starting Friday, but an Office 365 subscription is required to use it. It won't be sold separately.

   Microsoft says the app is meant for lightweight editing, not complex calculations or heavy graphical work.
 

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