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Take a closer look at Microsoft's Office for Android Tablet apps (pictures)

These new apps promise full-feature editing on your Android tablet, but you need a subscription to get the best out of them.

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Microsoft Office

Microsoft finally brings Office to Android with new Word, Excel and Powerpoint apps that are well-designed and pack plenty of features.

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Word

The Word app lets you edit text documents, adding photos, tables and other visual extras.

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Excel

Excel lets you analyze and filter data, build charts and run formulas.

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Powerpoint

Powerpoint comes with many templates and themes for professional-looking slideshows.

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Simple layout

All three apps have the same easy to use layout. There's a menu of recent documents at the left and a menu of templates on the right.

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Select and edit

Using the touch interface you can tap anywhere to edit what you need. The controls feel very fluid and responsive.

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Plenty of tools

All of the tools you'd want from Office are here, such as animated transitions in Powerpoint.

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Presentation mode

In Powerpoint, you can view a full-screen presentation and draw on it with the Ink tools.

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Share

You can share any file to your cloud storage, email it to a collaborator, save to it Evernote, or even add it to Google Drive.

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Print

Using Microsoft's processing service and Google Cloud Print, you can print any file from the apps.

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Office 365 gets you more

With an Office 365 paid subscription, which starts around $6 per month, you get access to a few extra features, like tracking changes.

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