Hi from Sandhurst, UK
Hi. I recently bought an iPad for no good reason except that I like trying new technology.
It joins desktop, laptop, HTC Desire HD, Kindle etc as my extending communication suite:confused:
Main reason I got it was that The Daily Telegraph give a free download of the paper, including crossword, to subscribers.
It turns out to be a great device - I now have the family tree installed to join Facebook, twitter,etc.
joined the Forum because I would like to be able to handle Excel 2010 files and Google pointed me here. (maybe word too)
Good to hear from you. You’ll find a whole bunch of iPad enthusiasts in this Forum who are only too willing to help other iPad owners and to hear of their experiences. Don’t be afraid to post any questions you may have or use the ‘Search’ button near the top of the Forum web page. I usually find I discover one new interesting and useful piece of information about my iPad every day - and often not even what I was looking for!!
Hope to hear from you soon with your thoughts about the iPad.
Have fun and enjoy your iPad
One of our members carried out a survey of Office apps for his company; you can see his conclusions in this thread...
Another comparison was undertaken here....
The Apple iWorks Office suite for the iPad has a set of useful Help pages that show their capabilities here...
Pages is Word compatible and can read .doc and .docx files and save in .doc and .pdf
Keynote is PowerPoint compatible and can read .ppt and .pptx files and save in .ppt and .pdf
Numbers is Excel compatible and can read .xls and .xlsx files and save in .xls and .pdf
Apple - Support - iOS Apps - Welcome
If you don’t already have it you can download a copy of the iPad manual for free.
Apple - Support - Manuals
Please read the rules too!!
Thanks, TIM. It seems that none of them quite do even all the basics:(
Ah well, no doubt :)
Useful study though.
No - they're definitely 'stripped down' versions of their desktop counterparts. There are workarounds for some of the issues - but, for sure, there are some insuperable problems.....:(
Originally Posted by hallsworthb