Apps that annotate word documents

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  1. UNCMo96

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    I often get meeting agendas in word form. Are there apps that let you annotate on the word doc OR convert word to pdf on the ipad?
     
  2. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    Apple's iWorks Office suite app 'Pages' can read Word documents and can convert them to PDF. The iPad's 'Swiss Army Knife' app, GoodReader, can annotate PDFs. It's also a great file manager and allows you to organise your files in folders, like on a regular PC.

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    Just to follow up on this... What's the best app for annotating word doc's? I've heard Pages / iWorks, but have found that others recommend Documents 2 Go. I'm mainly interested in annotating word doc's w/ my stylus on my iPad. Any suggestions about the best app to get? Thanks!
     
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    iAnnotate and PDF Expert are popular and capable.
     
  5. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    There's no app that can annotate Word documents directly, as far as I know. All the apps that work, can only annotate PDF documents. So you'd need to convert the Word document to PDF, for example, using Pages and then use iAnnotate or GoodReader to annotate the PDF.

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  6. DM51

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    Can Pages convert a doc to PDF?!
     
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    I think so. I think I do that in Pages....
     
  8. owsc2010

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    Yes, when you export a doc (email or itunes), you can choose to export in pdf format.

    iAnnotate can also convert doc into pdf, but you need to enable experimental features in advance setting first.
     
  9. DM51

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    I never thought to try email... So I just ran a test by emailing a file to myself in PDF format. It works!

    I've learned something - many thanks !! :D
     
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    Thanks. They sd make something for WORD files

    Thanks for this clear response to the question. I've been trying to figure how to get goodreader to do this directly for 40 minutes. :thumbs:
     

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