As an Office 365 subscriber, you regularly get new and improved features.

Want to get a quick overview of the features that are available in Word across all of the mobile platforms and devices? Take a look at the tables below. Also, check out the Featured updates section to find out which capabilities have be added most recently.

Featured updates

Below are a few of the great features and capabilities that are now available in Word on mobile platforms. Also check out the links to additional content to help you take advantage of these improvements and additions.

Ink Annotations

iPad and Mobile

Use your finger or pen (iPad Pro only) to write and draw, and use the tools on the new Draw tab to highlight content of particular interest.

Learn more about drawing and annotating in Word for iPad.

Send as PDF

Android

Save a copy of a document as a PDF and share it without leaving the confines of your document from the Share pane.

More Storage options

Android, iOS and Mobile

Already storing your documents in the cloud? You'll be happy to know that we're supporting saving not only to OneDrive and SharePoint, but also to Dropbox and Box.

Discover More Office apps

iOS

Ready to be more productive? You can now find out what new Office apps are available right from Word and quickly install them on your device.

Easier File Finding

iOS

Know you worked on a document last week but can't recall where you saved it? Use Spotlight to quickly find recently opened documents. (iOS 9 required) 

Tell Me

Mobile

Simply type what you want to do in the app using your own words, and then Tell Me will guide through the process as well as offer additional resources.

Learn more about doing things quickly with Tell Me

NOTE: These capabilities are also reflected in the tables below.

Bi-directional text features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word for Android

Word for iOS

Word Mobile

Support for right-to-left languages (RTL)

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Editing features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word for Android

Word for iOS

Word Mobile

Displaying comments

Adding, deleting, and changing comments

Adding and viewing threaded comments

Tracking changes

Finding & replacing

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Elements features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word for Android

Word for iOS

Word Mobile

Creating tables

Inserting pictures

Adding shapes

Adding text boxes

Adding hyperlinks

Making lists

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Embedded objects, chart data, and SmartArt features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word for Android

Word for iOS

Word Mobile

Viewing

Formatting (limited)

Adding & updating

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File viewing features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word for Android

Word for iOS

Word Mobile

Zoom level saved

View modes available

2

1

2

Split & multiple windows

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Help features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word for Android

Word for iOS

Word Mobile

Tell Me

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Inking features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word for Android

Word for iOS

Word Mobile

Draw or Pens tab

● *

● *

Ink to Shape

● *

● *

Instant Ink

● *

● *

* Available on tablets only

Proofing features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word for Android

Word for iOS

Word Mobile

Checking spelling

Checking grammar

Showing word count

Smart Lookup

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Print features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word for Android

Word for iOS

Word Mobile

Printing documents

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Reference features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word for Android

Word for iOS

Word Mobile

Viewing footnotes

Adding and updating footnotes and endnotes

Footnotes

Viewing citations

Adding and updating citations

Viewing captions

Adding and updating captions

Opening Table of Contents

Adding and updating Table of Contents

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Saving features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word for Android

Word for iOS

Word Mobile

Saving to OneDrive

Saving to Dropbox

Saving to Box

Saving to SharePoint

Saving online

Posting to blog

Document Inspector

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Sharing features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word for Android

Word for iOS

Word Mobile

Inviting people to view or edit a document

Sending a document as a PDF

Sending a document as an attachment

Sending a link to a document saved on OneDrive

Real-time co-authoring

Comparing and restoring or merging revisions

Sharing as a link or email

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Style features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word for Android

Word for iOS

Word Mobile

Applying existing styles

Paste format

Paste format

Paste format

Viewing

Adding

Customizing

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