Tablets in general are driven by the Android operating system. Microsoft Word was not developed for that platform. The Thrive Tablet (10-inch) does include Quickoffice® (Trial version) which allows you to read Office documents and PDF files. On Google Play (http://play.google.com
) you can upgrade to the FULL VERSION for Android, called Quickoffice Pro HD. This program allows you to CREATE, EDIT, & SHARE, Microsoft® Office files on your tablet!