Appropriate app for doing what I want to accomplish

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    Although I have been using an iMac now for over a year and loving it, I'm a new iPad user and am still feeling my way around it. But I have a question. My main purpose for buying the iPad was to use it as a portable music book. I have hundreds of songs written out in MS word doc's and simply want to export them to my ipad for viewing. Nothing fancy, I just want to be able to read the songs from my iPad rather than lugging around a large 3-ring binder. What is the best app available for doing this?

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    There are a lot of apps that lets you view files content, including Word documents. Look for FileApp, or GoodReader. Any apps that can transform your iPad as a USB storage will do the trick.

    If you want a more formatted presentation, then Pages would be the way to go, but it will cost you 9.99$.

    The way I would do what you want to achieve is using Dropbox. This way, you can sync a folder on a PC, with all your devices including the iPad and have the documents always available and up to date. Box is another one, but you have to manually upload the content to their cloud.

    In the end, you just need an app to store the documents, as the iPad is able to display Word documents natively (sometimes loosing on the format...)

    VicoPad addict!
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
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    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
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