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iPhone Tutorial: Create a Word document in Quickoffice

The iPhone’s compatibility with Microsoft’s Office suite has not been its strongest suit. Luckily, Quickoffice is here to help.

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In the world of business, Microsoft Office still reigns supreme as the most widespread word processing and spreadsheet solution.
Practically everybody who uses a computer now encounters either Word documents or Excel files. Being able to access, create, edit and export Office documents on your phone is a huge plus, meaning that you can work with files on the go. It’s not surprising, therefore, that a strong market has sprung up for Office-compatible mobile apps that can read and edit these files.
Quickoffice is one such solution. Available for £6.99 on the App Store, it extends the capabilities of your iPhone to the point where you can create, view, edit and share documents without setting foot in the office. In fact, Quickoffice has such a wide range of functions that we can only scratch the surface in the space allotted here. With this in mind, we’re simply going to demonstrate how to pull off one of the more commonly required tasks when using Word, which is to create and save a new document from scratch, that can then be sent out as an email attachment, or transferred over a Wi-Fi network.

1: Launch Quickoffice
Tap the app’s icon to launch it. At the bottom of the main screen, you’ll find five buttons. Tap the leftmost one to create a new file.

2: Select document type
Tap the button for the type of file you want to create. You can choose between an Excel spreadsheet, a Word document or a plain text file.

3: Get typing
Tap the keyboard button third from left in the toolbar to call up the QWERTY keyboard and type away. When you’re finished, tap the ‘Done’ button.

4: Save me, save me
To save your document, first tap the ‘Back’ button to call up the save options screen. Now tap ‘Save As’ to continue.

5: Select destination
Choose a folder in which to save your file. Tap the folder name, followed by the ‘Choose’ button. To create a new folder, tap the bottom-left button.

6: Name and save
Type a new name for your file and hit ‘Done’ to save your creation. It will now appear in the list of existing documents in the ‘On iPhone’ folder.

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