Chapter 1. Understanding Office 365

Welcome to Office for iPad! In the world of work and productivity software, Microsoft Office has become, for better or worse, the standard by which other productivity software must be judged. That’s not to say that other word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation programs can’t hold their own in comparison with Microsoft Office. Apple’s own iWork suite (consisting of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote), for example, has much to recommend it and offers Microsoft Office compatibility as well.

Still, a large segment of the business market relies on Microsoft Office and expects it to be available on every hardware platform. That’s one reason why the introduction, in early 2014, of the main Microsoft Office apps for ...

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