Save, send and print files

We are no longer making Quickoffice available for download. To work with Microsoft® Office files, install the newest versions of the DocsSheets, and Slides apps from Google Play on your Android phone or tablet, or the Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps from the App Store for your iPhone or iPad. Learn more about editing Office files in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

You can save & send files directly from Quickoffice. To print files, you may need to install an additional application.

Save Files with Quickoffice

Saving files with Quickoffice works differently depending on what kind of device you have.

iPads and iPhones

First, touch Close. A menu will appear with choices: Don't Save, Save, Save As... & Cancel:

  • Don't Save will close the file without saving any changes.
  • Save will close the file and save your changes. If this is a new file, you will be asked to choose a location and name for the file.
  • Save As... will create a copy of the file with your changes. You will be asked to choose a location and name for the file.
  • Save Back will close the file and save your changes back to the application that you opened the file from.
  • Cancel will cancel the save, close the menu and return you to your document.
Android tablets and phones

Save your progress and close the file

Touch back until a menu appears with the options Discard changes, Save, Save as... & Cancel.

  • Discard changes will close the file without saving any changes.
  • Save will close the file and save your changes. If this is a new file, you will be asked to choose a location and name for the file.
  • Save As... will create a copy of the file with your changes. You will be asked to choose a location and name for the file.
  • Cancel will cancel the save, close the menu and return you to your file.

Save your work, but keep the file open 

Touch menu, then touch the file menu icon. You'll see the options: Open, New, Save, Save As & Share.

  • Open will take you to the Quickoffice file manager where you can open a new file. If you're using an Android Phone, you'll be prompted to save and close your current file before opening a new file.
  • New will load a new blank file. If you're using an Android Phone, you'll be prompted to save and close your current file before creating a new file.
  • Save will save your current changes. If this is a new file, you will be asked to choose a location and name for the file.
  • Save As... will create a copy of the file with your changes. You will be asked to choose a location and name for the file. The new file that includes your changes will remain open. 
  • Share will launch a dialog window that allows you to send the file via email, upload it to a cloud application, or open it in any other application on your device that can handle this kind of file. You will be prompted to save the file, and the file will be open when you return to Quickoffice.

Email files

Quickoffice works with your device’s default email client to send email. Select the files you wish to email, then drag to (tablets) or touch (phones) the envelope shaped email icon to launch your device’s mail application.

Print files

You can print files from your phone or tablet on most WiFi printers. Quickoffice works with AirPrint printers on iOS devices to print files and does not have a built-in print function for Android except with Quickoffice version 6.2.4. If you’re not using an AirPrint printer, or are using Quickoffice on Android that is not updated to version 6.2.4, you can still print files that you’ve edited with Quickoffice.

iPads and iPhones

Use AirPrint

Touch the printer icon and then touch print.

  • Touch Select Printer to choose which AirPrint printer you'd like to print to
  • Touch Range to select which pages to print
  • Touch -+ to choose the number of copies to print

Use a Printer that doesn't support Air Print

To print from an iOS device on a WiFi printer that doesn’t support Airprint, you’ll need to install a separate printing application. Most WiFi printer manufacturers have a free application available in iTunes. You can also use a third party printing application if you typically print to many different brands of printers.

  1. Open the file that you'd like to print in Quickoffice
  2. Touch Open In icon and select your printer application to open the file for printing. 

If you need help setting up your printer application, contact the printer application developer directly.

Android tablets and phones

Print with Quickoffice version 6.2.4 and above

To print with Quickoffice version 6.2.4 and above on an Android device, you can touch on the overflow menu in the top right corner of your screen while viewing a file and select Print. Select the printer you would like to use, along with the number of copies and other relevant details, and touch Print again.

If your file is stored locally on your phone or tablet, you can quickly print by touching the grey i button next to the file name in the file manager and touching the print icon that appears in the menu. You can then follow the same steps as above to finish printing.

When you print using Quickoffice version 6.2.4 and above, Quickoffice sends a copy of your document to Google to prepare it for printing. Google doesn't store or keep a copy of any document prepared for printing, or associate the document with you in any way.

Print with a Quickoffice app not updated to version 6.2.4

To print from Quickoffice with a version older than 6.2.4 on an Android device , you’ll need a separate printing application installed. Most WiFi printer manufacturers have a free app available in Google Play. You can also use a third party printing application if you typically print to many different brands of printers.

If your file is stored on your device, use the printer application to navigate to the file and print. Check the print application's user guide for detailed instructions.

If your file is stored in a cloud storage account, use the cloud storage provider's application to open the file in the printer application. If you need assistance setting up and using your printing application, contact the printer application developer.

Troubleshoot Issues with Printing
  • Verify that the printer is turned on and is connected to the same WiFi network (there may be multiple networks available in a work setting).
  • Some WiFi printers require that you enable WiFi printing, usually through the printer's Setup menu. 
  • Verify that your WiFi network allows traffic between your mobile device and printer

Additional Resources
Having trouble finding an icon or button in Quickoffice? View our Quickoffice icon chart.

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