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Navigating between the various menus and functions in OfficeSuite is done in several ways, the main one being through the Navigation menu accessed from the icon at the top left of the screen, both on phones and tablets (the main functions available in the Navigation menu are detailed below). Another way to quickly access some of the main options is at the bottom of the screen, there you'll find quick-access buttons to our proprietary MobiDrive, Home, as well as the Chats feature. Lastly, the Create icon at the bottom right side of the page opens an animated speed dial, allowing you to swiftly create or scan documents.

The Navigation menu can be accessed from anywhere in OfficeSuite, and contains the following options:

Sign in allows you to access OfficeSuite using a Facebook, Google, Apple ID or custom email account. Signing in currently allows you to sync app settings and recent file lists (for cloud accounts only) between all of your devices.
Upgrade to Premium will redirect you to a screen where you can purchase a Premium license or start a free trial. This option will not be visible to users who already have Premium.
Activate with key allows you to activate OfficeSuite Premium using a pre-purchased activation key.
MobiDrive is OfficeSuite's built-in cloud storage service, which allows you to access your files wherever you have OfficeSuite installed.
Create document allows you to create a wide range of document types from both blank and preloaded templates:
 
Scan to PDF opens Quick PDF Scanner, which lets you easily digitize any paper document as a PDF using your devices' camera. For help on using Quick PDF Scanner, tap on the Help icon from within the Quick PDF Scanner main menu.
Scan to Word opens Quick PDF Scanner, which lets you easily digitize any paper document as a Word document using your devices' camera. For help on using Quick PDF Scanner, tap on the Help icon from within the Quick PDF Scanner main menu.
Scan to Excel opens Quick PDF Scanner, which lets you easily digitize any paper document as a Spreadsheet using your devices' camera. For help on using Quick PDF Scanner, tap on the Help icon from within the Quick PDF Scanner main menu.
Convert to PDF allows you to select any compatible document through the Open document interface, and instantly convert it to a PDF file at a specified location.
Fill and sign opens any compatible PDF file for quick signature and certification operations (where applicable).
You can create new Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files either as a blank document from their respective Blank icons, or by selecting from the wide range of included templates. The color-coded More buttons will reveal additional templates for each file type.
Open allows you to access documents from wide range of local and remote locations:
 
Internal storage allows you to open files located on your Android device. The Contextual menu next to each file or folder lets you add it to your favorites for quick access, or perform more advanced operations using the File Commander file manager.
MobiDrive provides access to OfficeSuite's built-in cloud storage service, where you can access your files wherever you have OfficeSuite installed.
Add a cloud account lets you add an unlimited number of cloud storage accounts accessible by OfficeSuite. Added cloud accounts will display as separate entries in the Open interface. Currently supported Clouds include:
Box
Dropbox
Google Drive
OneDrive
 
FTP allows OfficeSuite to connect to a File Transfer Protocol server, and access or edit the contained files and folders directly. To add a server, tap on Add in the upper right. You can then specify the server address and connection settings, among others. (Note that you must have appropriate access rights in order to modify FTP server contents.)
Local network lets you add network locations that are on the same wireless network as your Android device. This includes Windows/Linux file shares, NAS devices, DLNA-capable devices, and more. The Scan button will display a list of visible network locations, while Add allows you to specify a custom network location.
Downloads provides quick access to your default Android download directory.
Messages is where you'll find information on the latest OfficeSuite updates, offers, shared files, and much more.
Help and Feedback provides essential help and support information on OfficeSuite:
 
  • Customer support – Directly connects you to the MobiSystems support department.
  • Help – Opens this help documentation.
  • Rate on Google Play – Takes you to the official Google Play page, where you can rate and leave feedback on OfficeSuite.
  • Invite friends – Share OfficeSuite with your friends and coworkers.
  • Join our beta testing group – Allows you to access versions of OfficeSuite. Please note that beta versions of OfficeSuite are still in development, and could have potentially serious bugs and issues.
  • About – Displays the software version, as well as open source libraries used, the MobiSystems privacy policy, and license agreements.
Settings provides personalization options for OfficeSuite:
 
  • My documents folder – Here you can change the location of the My documents folder in the Open menu.
  • Theme – Change the theme for a different visual experience while using OfficeSuite.
  • Register to download files – Allows OfficeSuite to automatically open compatible files. When disabled, your browser will do this instead.
  • Join Presentation – Allows you to join a PowerPoint presentation that is being cast from another Android device running OfficeSuite. To connect, simply enter in the code that is displayed on the casting device. Presentations can be cast from the Presentation Editor.
  • Integrate with File Commander – Provides you with an enhanced file picker and advanced search options.
  • External fonts folder – Specifies the directory from which you can add custom fonts into OfficeSuite (OfficeSuite Premium only).
  • Scan for external fonts – Refreshes the external fonts folder for new or updated fonts (OfficeSuite Premium only).
  • Spell check settings – Opens the settings menu of OfficeSuite's integrated spellchecker. The first option there is Use contacts (available for Android 6 and higher) which lets the spellchecker use entries from your contacts, Spelling tools allows you to select dictionaries to download and install locally, while Edit user dictionary is where you can manage personal entries to the spellchecker's dictionary. Lastly, Spellcheck in background will underline misspelled words while you work.
  • Proofing options – Provides a number of toggles to automatically format and proof check your document. Options include to Correct TWo INitial CApitals, Capitalize the first letter of sentences, Detect hyperlinks, as well as to create Automatic bulleted lists and Automatic numbered lists.
  • Dictionary lookup – List dictionaries for word lookup.
  • Author name – Customizes the author name and initial used when Track Changes is enabled.
  • Push notifications – Toggles whether or not to display notifications in the Android notification bar.
  • Push notifications sound – Toggles whether or not push notifications will also play a sound.
  • Quick access notification panel – Toggles whether or not to display the Quick access notification panel in the device's Notification drawer (available for Android 5 and higher).
  • Redeem Code – Use a code to unlock OfficeSuite Premium and take advantage of the full feature set of OfficeSuite.
  • Auto check for updates – Will verify that you're running the latest version of OfficeSuite.
  • Updates – Checks whether you're running the latest version of OfficeSuite.
Last sync displays when your settings were last synced with OfficeSuite Now. Tap to sync manually.

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General

  • 50GB cloud storage on MobiDrive.
  • Print your documents, spreadsheets, presentations and PDFs without a watermark.
  • Convert and open iWork Pages, Keynote and Number files.
  • Open ODF formats (odt, ods, odp).
  • Protect your files with passwords.
  • Save Word, Excel and PowerPoint files as PDFs.
  • Check spelling in 40+ languages.
  • Insert camera images and pictures from the web.
  • Ad-free experience.

PDF

  • Convert PDFs to Word, Excel and ePub.
  • Annotate, sign & certify PDF files
  • Work with fillable PDF forms.
  • Protect your PDFs with passwords

Documents

  • Track Changes & Comments.
  • Spelling & Autocorrect.
  • Custom fonts.
  • Protect formatting with Format Painter.
  • Camera scan and save to Word.
  • Password protection to open documents.

Slides

  • Create and edit transitions.
  • More than 20 additional themes.
  • Set up animations
  • Presenter Mode
  • Convert to PDF

Sheets

  • Password protect individual sheets.
  • Create and edit custom charts.
  • Define names in spreadsheets.
  • Insert custom filters.
  • Sort, group and filter cells
  • Import and export tables

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1. Open OfficeSuite.

2. Tap the file menu.



3. Tap Share.




4. Choose between sharing options.

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1. Open OfficeSuite on your device.


2. Select the file menu you want to add to Favourites.




3. Click Add to favorites.








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Once you have added some of your files to the Favorites section, you will be able to see them on your OfficeSuite home screen.

1. Open OfficeSuite.


2. Select the menu of the file you want to remove from Favorites.





3. Click Remove from list.



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The Format Painter in OfficeSuite apps lets you copy the formatting from a given content (text; shape; picture; text box; placeholder) and apply it to another.

1. Open your OfficeSuite file.

2. Double-tap in the file or tap the edit icon to activate the tabs dropdown. Select Home tab.

             


3. Make a selection (of a supported source - text; shape; picture; text box; placeholder).

             


4. Tap Copy Format.




5. Select the content you want to paste the copied format to. Tap Paste Format.





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You can replace the standard “Straight quotes” with improved “Smart quotes” to better customize your content. Smart quotes can automatically detect when an opening or a closing quote should be inserted. In OfficeSuite, the Smart quotes option is active by default. To toggle between Smart and Straight quotes:

1. Open OfficeSuite.
2. Click on the app's Main menu.




3. Tap Settings.




4. Tap Proofing options.




5. Toggle “Smart quotes” to activate or deactivate the option.

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After you have inserted shapes in your OfficeSuite document, you can easily move them.

1. Open your document.

2. Single-tap on the shape you want to move to activate the adjusting points.




3. Tap and hold the shape, then drag and drop it to the preferred position in the document.
You can also resize the shape by dragging the adjusting points.





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When you delete OfficeSuite files stored in MobiDrive, you can restore them from the designated MobiDrive Bin.

Remember that when you wish to delete files to free space, you have to delete them from the MobiDrive Bin as well.

 

Delete files in MobiDrive.

Restore deleted files in MobiDrive.

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