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  1. Joshua Jackson's Avatar
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    So, I tap the Office tile and then Office 365.
    It says that I need to set up my Office 365 account.
    I tap the set up button and it gives me choices of Outlook, Hotmail, etc...
    I try and use my e-mail accounts, but it says that I already have an account set up for that (which is true).
    Why doesn't it just go ahead and use it?
    It doesn't give me an option of creating a new Office 365 account, either.
    How am I supposed to start using it?
    I can open the sample documents, but I can't create something new.
    If I click the folder icon (it says new), it asks me for a SharePoint site (the icon doesn't say "new SharePoint site", so it's kind of un-intuitive).
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    Is no one else having problems with this?
    Am I doing something wrong?
    I was using the Office 365 preview on my Windows 8 computer, using my Microsoft account (the same one that I'm using on my phone).
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    I believe if you set up your phone with your outlook 365 account, you don't need to add it again.
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    I'm not sure if this is an outlook 365 account.
    It's my Microsoft account.
    I don't have an account on outlook.com, if that's what you're referring to.
    I'm assuming that I shouldn't have to create something new just to use it.
    JJ
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    Joshua, If I'm reading your issue correctly it is my understanding that "Office 365" is a paid service and different type of account than "Hotmail, Live, Outlook and Xbox" services. I have an "Office 365" account and its login info is different than my "MS live" accounts.
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    Hmmm...
    Yes, Office 365 is a subscription service.
    If they are charging for it on phone, though, that's lame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua Jackson View Post
    Hmmm...
    Yes, Office 365 is a subscription service.
    If they are charging for it on phone, though, that's lame.
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    The free equivalent that us normal consumers get is called SkyDrive. SharePoint and Office 365 are tailored towards business users.

    "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'."
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    Ok...
    I may have just realized something.
    I was thinking that office 365 was the office on the phone but I don't think it is.
    I think its just an option, like phone or SkyDrive.
    I realized that you can swipe over and there is a plus that you can use to create new word or excel files.
    It doesn't seem that you can create a PowerPoint file though.
    I was thinking office 365 was how you open word or excel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua Jackson View Post
    Ok...
    I may have just realized something.
    I was thinking that office 365 was the office on the phone but I don't think it is.
    I think its just an option, like phone or SkyDrive.
    I realized that you can swipe over and there is a plus that you can use to create new word or excel files.
    It doesn't seem that you can create a PowerPoint file though.
    I was thinking office 365 was how you open word or excel.
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    Haha. Rookie mistake ;) Anyhow yes, you are right, Office is free and built into the phone. And no, you can't create PowerPoint documents but AFAIK you CAN edit them.

    "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'."
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    Hehehe...
    Where is Access?
    Frankly, it's about the only office program that I use and I use it quit frequently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua Jackson View Post
    Hehehe...
    Where is Access?
    Frankly, it's about the only office program that I use and I use it quit frequently.
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    You've got Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. That is what you get on WP.

    "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'."

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