1.    27 Jan 2017 #1
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    Windows 10 and free Excel editing not working


    Hi I've bought an 8" tablet with Windows 10 because I read an article saying Excel mobile allows free editing if the tablet size is smaller than 10.1". However when I try to create a new document it says I have to buy an Office365 subscription. Am I doing something wrong?
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  2.    27 Jan 2017 #2
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    Can you provide that article or a link to it? Editing is not the same as creating so there may be nothing wrong, just doesn't work as desired. Over a year ago my 8" tablet came with a 1-year subscription to Office 365 but I preferred the free LibreOffice rather than renewing a subscription-based program.
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  3.    27 Jan 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by ma701ss View Post
    Hi I've bought an 8" tablet with Windows 10 because I read an article saying Excel mobile allows free editing if the tablet size is smaller than 10.1". However when I try to create a new document it says I have to buy an Office365 subscription. Am I doing something wrong?
    Yeah - this is a longstanding issue. Although website says it applies to Windows, it does not work in many cases. Apparently vendor of tablet has to ensure Windows identifies tablet as a small form device (I always though this was BS personally).

    I have had same issue on 2 tablets and never resolved it - in simple terms it just does not work.
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  4.    27 Jan 2017 #4
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    There are free Viewers for Microsoft Office products but they don't allow editing.
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  5.    28 Jan 2017 #5
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    ma701ss; However when I try to create a new document it says I have to buy an Office365 subscription. Am I doing something wrong?

    There is a free Office suite you can use and save work to OneDrive, if you have it enabled. Go here and try a test doc - Access Denied
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