Microsoft Word Preview

Create and edit MS Word docs on Android devices


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  • Category Writing & Notes
  • Program license Free
  • Version 16.0.7731.1000
  • Size 67 MB
  • Works under: Android
  • Program available in English
  • Content rating Everyone
  • Package name
  • Program by Microsoft Corporation
    One Microsoft Way

Microsoft Word Preview is the official Microsoft Word app for Android - it's the same editor you know and love, but designed to do more on mobile hardware.

If you want to be able to read, edit, and collaborate Word documents on your phone and tablet, you’ll want this app. Other than the ability to share and work on documents and spreadsheets, you also get access to thousands of modern templates, too!

This app offers just about everything you need, but there are some drawbacks like poor column support, some templates aren’t free and you’ll be limited by your mobile device hardware.

Other than that, Microsoft Word Preview also offers a window into some advanced features that you won’t be able to get on your computer. Check out some quick pros and cons down below.


  • Everything You Love About Word in Your Pocket It offers everything you already love about Word, but it’s designed to work well on limited mobile devices.
  • View, Edit, and Share Files in Real Time Save to cloud with SkyDrive, edit your files and share with a couple swipes of your finger.
  • Discuss and Collaborate Right in the Same Document! The latest version of Microsoft Word Preview lets you annotate and chat right inside the document like you can in Google Docs.


  • It’s Not as Good as the Real Thing It’s important to note that this probably won’t replace your PC version of Office, but it will let you do more with your mobile device.
  • You Have to Be Signed In You’ll need to be signed in with your free Microsoft account for this to work.

• Use SVG images in Word: Insert and edit scalable vector graphic (SVG) images in your document to create sharp, well-designed content. No expert software required.

Potentially dangerous permissions

  • GET_ACCOUNTS: Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.
  • READ_CONTACTS: Allows an application to read the user's contacts data.
  • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage.
  • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to external storage.

Other permissions

  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
  • ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • GET_PACKAGE_SIZE: Allows an application to find out the space used by any package.
  • INSTALL_SHORTCUT: Allows an application to install a shortcut in Launcher.
  • INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
  • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. If you don't request this permission, you will not receive the broadcast at that time. Though holding this permission does not have any security implications, it can have a negative impact on the user experience by increasing the amount of time it takes the system to start and allowing applications to have themselves running without the user being aware of them. As such, you must explicitly declare your use of this facility to make that visible to the user.
  • SET_ALARM: Allows an application to broadcast an Intent to set an alarm for the user.
  • WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
  • android.permission.AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS
  • android.permission.MANAGE_ACCOUNTS
  • android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS
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