Mobile Phones With Excel Word Functions

by James T Wood Google
Take your Excel and Word documents in your pocket with mobile office apps.

Take your Excel and Word documents in your pocket with mobile office apps.

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Using your mobile phone to access Microsoft Office Excel and Word documents requires a smartphone on which you can install separate applications, or apps. Depending on the operating system of your smartphone, you can choose to use Microsoft Office Mobile, Documents to Go, Quickoffice or Google Documents to view and edit Word and Excel documents on your phone.

Office Mobile

Microsoft offers its Microsoft Office applications in a mobile platform on the Windows Phone 7 operating system. To get native Excel and Word functionality within the Microsoft application system, you need to have a Windows Phone smartphone running Office Mobile from Microsoft.

Quickoffice

The Quickoffice app is compatible with the Symbian phone operating system made by Nokia, the iOS phone operating system made by Apple for its iPhone line, the BlackBerry system made by Research in Motion for its BlackBerry handsets, the Android software from Google and the Palm/HP WebOS operating system. Quickoffice allows you to view and edit Excel, Word and other Microsoft Office files on your phone.

Documents to Go

Dataviz created the Documents to Go app to provide mobile access to documents, starting on the personal digital assistants and moving to the mobile phone market. Documents to Go is available for BlackBerry, PalmOS, Windows Mobile, iOS and Android operating systems. It allows you view and edit Excel and Word files on your mobile device.

Google Docs

Google has created a Web-based document-editing platform called Google Docs that can be accessed from any mobile phone with an Internet data connection. Word and Excel files transferred into Google Docs are converted to the Google format before becoming available online. Currently only users of the Google Android operating system (2.2 or later) can edit documents online.

About the Author

James T Wood is a teacher, blogger and author. Since 2009 he has published two books and numerous articles, both online and in print. His work experience has spanned the computer world, from sales and support to training and repair. He is also an accomplished public speaker and PowerPoint presenter.

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