Galaxy Tab S2 - How can I open Microsoft® documents on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2?

Last Update date : 2016.02.09

Microsoft® Documents


You can view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, and OneNote® documents using the suite of Microsoft applications preinstalled on your device.

Open Microsoft Applications


1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Icon_Apps_8_3.pngMicrosoft Apps icon_microsoft1.png.

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2. Touch the Office application you want to use.

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3. If you already have an Office account, touch Sign in. Touch Create an account if you need to create an account. Follow the steps on the screen to set up the account on your device.

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4. Touch the Start using Excel button, or touch Upgrade now to learn about upgrading to Office 365™ subscription.

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5. Start using Office application to create documents.

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Create a New Document


Note: Steps may vary depending on the Microsoft application you are using.

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Icon_Apps_8_3.png > Microsoft Apps icon_microsoft1.png.

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2. Touch the Office application you want to use. For this example, we'll create a new Excel Icon_Excel.png spreadsheet.

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3. Touch one of the templates on the right side of the screen. 

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4. Create or edit excel document.  When you are ready to save your work, touch Save Icon_MSApps_Save.png.

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5. Touch the storage location and folder where you want to save the document. Save to your OneDrive® account or This device. Touch icon_add.png Add a place to set up another cloud storage account and save the document in it.

Note: Saving to your device means the document will only be accessible on the device. 

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Open a Microsoft Document


To open a Microsoft document you have saved either on your device or to OneDrive or another cloud storage service, follow the steps below.

Open from Device or Cloud Storage

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Icon_Apps_8_3.pngMicrosoft Apps icon_microsoft1.png.

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2. Touch the Office application you want to use. For this example, we'll create a new ExcelIcon_Excel.png spreadsheet.

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3. Touch Open other workbooks.

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4. Touch the storage location of the document you want to open, and then touch the document to open it.

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Open from Email

1. Touch the document attachment in the email.

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2. Touch PREVIEW to view the document in the corresponding Microsoft application, or touch SAVE to save the document to your device.

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Note: To access saved attachments, from the Home screen, touch Apps Icon_Apps_8_3.png > My Files icon_folder_1.png > Device storage icon_devicestorage.png > Download icon_myfiles.png.

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