Can Office Mobile for iPad be used without an Office 365 subscription?

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I would like to get Microsoft Office Mobile for iPad, but I don’t want to pay $100 a year for an Office 365 subscription. Can Office Mobile for iPad be used without Office 365, or is that the only option?

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jimlynch
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As I understand it, you need to be a subscriber.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/office-mobile-for-office-365/id541164041...

"Please note: An Office 365 subscription is required to use this app.

Microsoft Office Mobile is the official Office companion optimized for your iPhone. You can access, view and edit your Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint documents from virtually anywhere. Documents look like the originals, thanks to support for charts, animations, SmartArt graphics and shapes. When you make quick edits or add comments to a document, the formatting and content remain intact."

rcook12
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I think you have to be subscribed to Office to use it, although from some of the reviews I’ve read, you aren’t going to miss that much if you skip it. Really, how much fun is it going to be to draft documents or edit spreadsheets on an iPad or iPhone.

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