Hello all: I work with my new iPad while traveling, connected via wifi or cell
modem. I have PCs and use MS Office, Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Also Adobe PDF. I use both iTunes as well as FTP and USB/flash key apps to move files about.
I would like to get just ONE suite, rather than deal with several.
All my Office files are from Office 2007.
Of the several Office Suite apps that claim to be capable of viewing and editing MS office
files, all seem to have mixed/faulty tools for import or export of files to other apps
or to other devices: incapable of the file transfer or loss of format and other
The top choices: (I am open to others)
Apple's iWork Suite: Pages/Numbers/Keynote
Documents to Go
Quickoffice Pro HD
My usage and file properties for each type of file:
Excel: Edit and read spreadsheets with just summation or add/sub/mult formulas, no macros, but some have charts.
Word: Edit and read simple docs without fancy formatting or complex images. Example: Do a text edit and insert a signature image.
PPT: Take an existing PPT, move or drop slides. Most have a lot of images, and can be 50..100 slides and sizes to 30 Megs.
I need to easily move files in and out of the app, e.g. from/to email attachment or via FTP using iPad FTP apps. Most files will be on USB or flash cards or sent via email
I do not want to waste time or $, any reviews or user experiences with these apps will be appreciated.
PS: As a 30 yr MS/Windows user, with no MACs, only iPad3 and iPhone, I am most uncomfortable with the Apple closed system's attempt to prevent you from having the freedom to move, access and manipulate your own files. Any app that makes the file management process it easier or more transparent has my vote.