Microsoft introduced Office for iPad only last week, and now it has already reached 12 million downloads, the company proudly announced via Twitter.

However, given that the new apps support viewing but not editing for free (you need a paid subscription to Office 365 to do that), it isn’t clear how many of these 12 million users have forked out money to do more on the apps.

The milestone is still an indicator of how many people are interested in Office for iPad though, and could eventually lead to more people taking up paying subscriptions in the future.

ReadOffice for iPad first look: Echoing the desktop with a touch-based twist

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