One of the first issues that you may run into when you purchase an Amazon Kindle Fire e-book reader is how to set up a new document or spreadsheet using the included Quickoffice app. Here is how you do it.
Quickoffice is an Android app that comes pre-installed on the Amazon Kindle Fire. Quickoffice is Microsoft Office compatible, which means that the formats are compatible with Word and Excel. Quickoffice is also the tool that you use to view Word docs or Excel spreadsheets when they arrive as attachments to e-mails.
The problem with the basic version of Quickoffice is that you cannot create new documents or spreadsheets; it is only used to view them–yet there is no information on the screen that tells you that. The app does bug you to do an optional upgrade, but doesn’t tell you why the upgrade is necessary. I spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out how to create a new document until I discovered that you have to buy the upgrade to Quickoffice Pro if you want to create files.
Fortunately, this is an inexpensive app that only currently costs $14.99. When you receive the purchase receipt from Amazon via e-mail you will also receive a link that allows you to download the Quickoffice Guide in PDF format.
Having the ability to create or modify documents and spreadsheets while on the road is very useful, especially if you are a business traveler. The $14.99 is pretty painless and well worth it.