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Initial post: Sep 27, 2012, 2:40:41 AM PDT
jcthaker says:
Does kindle fire hd with 4g connection have microsoft or anything similar. I am looking something for my office and college where it can help me do some home work over power point, word and exel. Thanks in advance

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2012, 2:47:23 AM PDT
Microsoft Office will work on Windows or mac based devices. The Fire is Android based so it will not work on the Fire. There are various alternative apps that have various features. Some will open and allow you to edit Mircosoft Office documents - but usually don't have all the features that Microsoft Office does. You will have to decided (via trial and error) which features you will be using and what works best for you. If you are not using any advanced features, then there are plenty of apps (free or for a cost) that will work.

Posted on Sep 27, 2012, 4:01:54 AM PDT
One thing you could consider would be to put your documents into Google documents - I'm assuming that the Fire will handle goog docs ok, but someone who has a Fire would be able to give a yea or nay on that.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2012, 6:42:29 AM PDT
Beth Sexton says:
jcthaker, Quickoffice Pro is similar to MS Office. It works on the first Fire but I do not know about the others.

Posted on Sep 27, 2012, 6:50:20 AM PDT
kajola says:
OfficeSuite Professional 6 is $0.25 right now!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2012, 6:53:50 AM PDT
Wow! Good deal!

Posted on Sep 27, 2012, 7:16:08 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Open Office which is now Libre Office will be coming to Android soon and of course it is free and open source.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 27, 2012, 7:21:43 AM PDT
jsh1120 says:
Good news.

Posted on Apr 2, 2013, 8:19:50 AM PDT
I've got many articles on MS Office in Publisher on my PC and also want to be able to read/edit them on a tablet so that is my MAIN consideration on which tablet to buy!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2013, 4:01:07 PM PDT
If that's your main consideration then I would recommend the Microsoft Surface Pro.

Posted on Apr 2, 2013, 4:10:37 PM PDT
pjf says:
I agree. I have the surface pro and the Fire 8.9 LTE and for what you want, get the surface pro. It is heavier, and more expensive, but tablet like. You can get the office app for the fire. I have that, but I think the pro will just be better or you.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2013, 5:15:46 PM PDT
A. Dietz says:
Soteria, you can't read Publisher documents on a Kindle Fire at all, you'd need to save them in pdf format first. The recommendations for the Surface Pro are probably your best bet.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2013, 8:39:54 PM PDT
flipoid says:
I have the Surface Pro and love it.

Posted on Apr 3, 2013, 6:19:26 AM PDT
Thanks all. So is Surface Pro a tablet or an app for the Kindle or some other tablet? I believe I can easily make my docs/publisher articles into pdf files if this is something worth seriously considering.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 3, 2013, 10:16:26 AM PDT
A. Dietz says:
It's totally your call. You can't edit a pdf file on your Kindle Fire if that makes a difference.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 3, 2013, 10:21:35 AM PDT
The surface pro is a tablet that can run a Kindle app.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 3, 2013, 12:15:47 PM PDT
pjf says:
The surface pro is more of a tablet shaped touchscreen windows 8 computer, with a foldable keyboard cover. It's pricey, at around $1000 for the 128 GB model, and the cover is another couple of hundred. And you'll have to add the office software, so that's another hundred or so, if you don't have an extra license hanging around. But it will be more functional for you for what you need to do than the Fire. The Surface pro does offer a Kindle App, so you can read your Kindle ebooks on it. I didn't look into the 4G abilities of the surface pro, because I didn't need it for that, so I can't speak to what they are or how affordable they are, but unless you have a plan and a phone that functions as a hot spot, that'd be extra too. You may find a netbook is more affordable, and just as compact (without the tablet features) but the surface pro will do what you want in a tablet form.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 3, 2013, 2:54:49 PM PDT
flipoid says:
No, the cover is not "another couple of hundred." It retails for $119 (some third-party sellers on Amazon are asking outrageous prices for the Touch Cover and especially for the Type Cover), but I got it new here for $79.

There are no 4G abilities on the Surface Pro. It's a wi-fi only tablet.

Posted on Sep 29, 2013, 8:02:14 PM PDT
anne trufant says:
Does the Kindle HDX have power point capacity? And does it have a usb port?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2015, 6:17:12 PM PST
Thanks just what I wanted to find out.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2015, 7:51:27 PM PST
loriltx says:
Maria, you are relying on a post from 2012. I think that answer may no longer be correct. I think I read that there is a Microsoft suite available for the Fire. Check the App Store.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2015, 8:07:19 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 28, 2015, 8:08:28 PM PST
OfficeSuite Professional

I purchased it in 2012. Not sure if there is a newer edition for KF.

Posted on Jan 29, 2015, 3:45:30 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 29, 2015, 3:48:57 PM PST
Peter Craine says:
Microsoft released free Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for Android tablets today, in the Google Play store. I have seen no mention of Kindle Fire versions of these apps.
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