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Bobby1964Bobby1964 Posts: 6Member New User
Hi, I'm trying to convince my wife that for what she does on a laptop using her Office 365,  the same could be done on my new Acer Spin 11 (CP311-1HN-C3E3, 2018 model) by downloading Office Online onto my Chromebook and signing into her Microsoft licence account.

I'm no expert, but I do realise that not all functions will be the same as what she currently gets on her laptop, but surely it can't be that different ?

Can anyone share their experience using Office on their Chromebook and is it usable ?

Thanks


FAQ & Answers

  • Jack22Jack22 Posts: 2,032ACE Pathfinder
    @Bobby1964

    Microsoft offers a Microsoft Office 365 application that is available for purchase in the Google web store. If you do not want to purchase the Office 365 subscription, you can use the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides applications to create or edit Microsoft Office files. Use the instructions below to edit Microsoft Office files on your Acer Chromebook.

    1. Click the Launcher  icon in the lower left corner.
    2. Choose the program you want to use to edit your files.
      • Docs - Create, edit and save Microsoft Word documents.
      • Sheets -  Create, edit and save Microsoft Excel documents.
      • Slides -  Create, edit and save Microsoft PowerPoint documents.
    3. Locate and double-click on the file you want to open.
    4. Edit and Save your file
    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question!
  • Rudy21Rudy21 Posts: 1,363ACE Pioneer
    edited February 19
    Bobby1964 said:
    Hi, I'm trying to convince my wife that for what she does on a laptop using her Office 365,  the same could be done on my new Acer Spin 11 (CP311-1HN-C3E3, 2018 model) by downloading Office Online onto my Chromebook and signing into her Microsoft licence account.

    I'm no expert, but I do realise that not all functions will be the same as what she currently gets on her laptop, but surely it can't be that different ?

    Can anyone share their experience using Office on their Chromebook and is it usable ?

    Thanks


    Yes, regardless windows Operating system and Chrome Operating system Office online features would still be the same.. its just that in windows computers office files can be edited offline but not in chromebook.

    Adding to this most of the latest acer chrome devices are compatible with playstore apps. So, if your device has this feature you can follow this link to use android office application. 
    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question
    Hit 'Like' if you find the answer helpful!  :)  :)
  • XdxDXdxD Posts: 953Member Seasoned Specialist
    Many features of O365 are not available in online versions of Office apps. For instance, 3D models, Icons, Design Ideas, etc.
    Trying to do my best here - Your happy Predator owner =)!
  • IvorTollahIvorTollah Posts: 22Member

    Tinkerer

    You won't be able to "download" Office 365 on to the Chromebook unless you are talking about using the Android apps in the Google Play store.

    The browser version of the office 365 app suite (https://office.live.com) is a good stopgap if you just need to do some basic work but I found you rapidly run into limitations - particularly in something like Excel which has a lot of the more advanced functions and features missing.

    Depending on what your wife does in Office it could be a very good solution, otherwise I think the Google Docs apps are at least equal if not superior to the Office 365 versions, it comes down to personal preference I suppose.
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