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Opening Microsoft Documents on Your Galaxy Tab A (SM-P550, SM-T550, and SM-T350)

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

Opening Microsoft Apps

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps > Microsoft Apps.   

    Samsung From the Home screen, touch Apps > Microsoft Apps
  2. Touch the Office app you want to use. For this example, touch Excel.   

    Samsung Choose Office App
  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.

    Samsung Touch Sign In or Create an Account
  4. Touch the start button, or touch Upgrade now to learn about upgrading to an Office 365 subscription.   

    Samsung Touch the start button, or touch Upgrade now to learn about upgrading to an Office 365 subscription
  5. Start using Office app to create documents.   

    Samsung Start using Office app to create documents

Create a New Document

Steps may vary depending on the Microsoft app you are using.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps > Microsoft Apps.   

    Samsung From the Home screen, touch Apps > Microsoft Apps
  2. Touch the Office app you want to use. For this example, we'll create a new Excel spreadsheet.   

    Samsung Touch the Office App to Use
  3. Touch one of the templates on the right side of the screen.    

    Samsung Touch one of the templates on the right side of the screen
  4. Create or edit excel document. When you are ready to save your work, touch File.   

    Samsung Create or edit excel document. When you are ready to save your work, touch File
  5. Touch Save As. Touch the storage location and folder where you want to save the document. Save to your OneDrive account or This device. Touch Add a place to set up another cloud storage account and save the document in it.   

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

    Samsung Touch Save As or Touch Add a Place

Open a Microsoft Document

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

Open from Device or Cloud Storage

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps > Microsoft Apps.   

    Samsung From the Home screen, touch Apps > Microsoft Apps
  2. Touch the Office app you want to use. For this example, we are opening an Excel spreadsheet.

    Samsung Touch the Office App to Use
  3. Touch Open other workbooks.   

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

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

Open from Email

  1. Touch the document attachment in the email to open the document.   

    Samsung Touch the document attachment in the email to open the document
  2. Touch SAVE to save the document to your device.   

    Samsung Touch SAVE

    To access saved attachments, from the Home screen, touch Apps > My Files > Device storage > Download.

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