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    Bes iPad Word Processor?

    I'm currently using Pages and it seems to be doing the trick just fine, if only letting itself down in being a little laggy, but are there any more comprehensive alternatives available?

    Naturally, the areas that Pages comes up short are the absence of footnotes, word counts etc and I'm currently having an issue with teaching it not to auto-correct the word "as" to "A's".

    Also, does anyone know whether there's something similar to this [shill link deleted - DM51] case coming out for the iPad 2?
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    Someone in class today said about docs-to-go? But I've never used it... I use pages and it works perfectly for what I need... Anyone use docs-to-go? Worth the price? Better than pages?

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    I use Quick Office Connect HD for iPad. The price was good ($15) and integrates very nicely with online storage services like Dropbox, etc. I spent a lot of time comparing it with others and settled on it for a variety of reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iPad 2
    I'm currently using Pages and it seems to be doing the trick just fine, if only letting itself down in being a little laggy, but are there any more comprehensive alternatives available?

    Naturally, the areas that Pages comes up short are the absence of footnotes, word counts etc and I'm currently having an issue with teaching it not to auto-correct the word "as" to "A's".

    Also, does anyone know whether there's something similar to this bluetooth iPad keyboard case coming out for the iPad 2?
    Yeah it's also annoying if you want to say introductory and then the suggestion from the iPad is introduce. Aaaaaaaaah, why can't they give more suggestions instead of one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by biobunny

    Yeah it's also annoying if you want to say introductory and then the suggestion from the iPad is introduce. Aaaaaaaaah, why can't they give more suggestions instead of one?
    Yeah auto-correction can be a pain in the arse sometimes! Just gotta hit that tiny little cross before it auto-corrects boys! Need too speed up with your iPad typing skills lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russells iPad

    Yeah auto-correction can be a pain in the arse sometimes! Just gotta hit that tiny little cross before it auto-corrects boys! Need too speed up with your iPad typing skills lol

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    Yeah...ditto on that. Sometimes I just gotta say "hell" when I really need to but it comes out "he'll"! FORTUNATELY...the Apple wireless keyboard lets me do just that. For some reason, auto-caps, auto correct, etc doesn't fully work with it. Fine by me. Not much different than me using a keyboard with my PC. I do find the auto-correct useful with the on-screen keyboard...at times, especially in portrait mode and since my fingers are the size of jackhammers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtnmedic

    Yeah...ditto on that. Sometimes I just gotta say "hell" when I really need to but it comes out "he'll"! FORTUNATELY...the Apple wireless keyboard lets me do just that. For some reason, auto-caps, auto correct, etc doesn't fully work with it. Fine by me. Not much different than me using a keyboard with my PC. I do find the auto-correct useful with the on-screen keyboard...at times, especially in portrait mode and since my fingers are the size of jackhammers.

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    Lol! Jackhammers.. But I defiantly think that tiny cross could've been made a tad bigger..

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    My vote goes to Pages

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    I just turn off the auto-correction in Settings >> General >> Keyboard. I find the mistakes it causes more annoying than the ones I make myself.

    You can still spell check in Pages. With a document open go to Settings (under the wrench icon) and make sure Check Spelling is on. Misspelled words will be underlined in red, but not auto-corrected. Tap on them for suggestions.

    It is too bad that the system settings won't allow you to leave Spell Checking on when you turn off Auto-Correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twerppoet
    I just turn off the auto-correction in Settings >> General >> Keyboard. I find the mistakes it causes more annoying than the ones I make myself.

    You can still spell check in Pages. With a document open go to Settings (under the wrench icon) and make sure Check Spelling is on. Misspelled words will be underlined in red, but not auto-corrected. Tap on them for suggestions.

    It is too bad that the system settings won't allow you to leave Spell Checking on when you turn off Auto-Correct.
    I vote for pages, even though I don't have it.
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