Quickoffice

quickofficeQuickoffice: Apple / Android

Quickoffice is Google’s app that allows you to create and edit Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets and presentations on your mobile device. Once you sign in with your Google Account, work can be saved in Google Drive.

Quickoffice looks different on Apple and Android devices, so we’ll separate our instructions.

Getting started with Apple devices

  1. Download and open the app and you’ll be prompted to sign in with your Google account, so do so.
  2. You’ll then be led to the homepage where you’ll see some example documents. These are good documents to look through because they show how to create each of the documents in this app.
  3. On the left-hand side of the screen you’ll see My iPad and your name. Your name is items in your Google Drive account, so click on that to see all your items and to be able to edit them in this app.
  4. You’ll also want to make sure you have selected your Google Drive account if you want items you create in this app to stay in this app. So before you click the + button on the bottom of the page to make a new document, make sure to select your Google Drive account.

Here are some screenshots to get you started.

When you enter Quickoffice you’ll enter your Google account to access and save items to Google Drive. You’ll then be brought to the app homepage and here is a screenshot showing what all the icons mean (click to make it larger):

Quickoffice home buttons

When you want to make a new document with the app, make sure to either select iPad or your name (your Google Drive account) on the left-hand side of the page. You need to select where the document you will create will be stored. Then you click on the document + button on the bottom of the screen. Here is a screenshot showing this (click to make it larger):

quickoffice new doc

When you open a new document, you want to use the icons at the top of the screen to navigate through using it. Here’s an example of this with a PowerPoint document (click to make it larger):

Quickoffice PPT

Word and Excel documents look different than PowerPoint, so explore them on your own and write about them in your Thing 6 blog post.

For more information on using Quickoffice on an Apple device, watch this video – Quickoffice iPad App Tutorial:

Getting started with Android devices

  1. On Android devices, Quickoffice may just be on your device without you even having to download it. If you need to download it, click the link above, but otherwise find Quickoffice in your apps and open it.
  2. You will then see a very basic screen where you can choose to open files from places like your Google Drive account, or you can choose to create a new Word, Excel, or PowerPoint Presentation.

Here are some screenshots to get you started.

When you enter the screen, you can find files from your Google Drive account by clicking on Open File. Otherwise, you can create a new account by clicking on either Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. Here is a screenshot showing this (click to make it larger):

Quickoffice android home icons

When you open a document you want to use the icons at the top of the page to edit and save it. Here is a screenshot showing what this looks like for spreadsheets (click to make it larger):

quickoffice android excel icons

It looks different for Word and PowerPoint document, so explore those on your own and write about them in your Thing 6 blog post.

After you choose to save your item, it will want to know where you want to save it to, which will most likely be your Google Drive account. Here is a screenshot showing you the saving options (click to make it larger):

quickoffice android save

Dive in and try Quickoffice and write a blog post about it for Thing 6.

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