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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by RAC, Oct 17, 2010.

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    What is the best option for viewing Excel files on the iPad? I am using QuickOffice at the moment but it doesn't seem to recalculate cell formulae.
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    I believe that with the latest updates, iWork Numbers now reads the writes Excel files.
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    Thanks, if I read correctly, Numbers only exports to Excel at the moment. I would like to open an existing Excel workbook and have it recalculate on the iPad.
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    No Numbers can import and export Excel files right now. and it's great :)
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    Thanks to both of you, I will give it a try.
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    Does Numbers support Dropbox yet?
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    Not that I can see. I already use DropBox but it not available for selection in Numbers. I set up a trial MobileMe account. Even though it is supposed to free, I was charged 2 x $1.10 and I can't seem to log in to it. Hence I can't verify whether Excel import is possible.

    It does look like Numbers supports all the Excel functions in my Excel spreadsheet.
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    I use "Documents to Go" for Excel spreadsheets on my iPad and it works well. I keep the document in Dropbox and can access it from within the iPad/Docs2Go.

    I have several cells that have formulas and, so far, they update. They are simple add/subtract formulas, but that's all I need.

    After I am done with the file, I can save it and select "Yes" to have the file sync back to Dropbox.

    So far, so good - for me ... YMMV.

    Marilyn
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    I have not used drop box, but have used docs to go to sync directly to my work pc. So far it works great. I use numbers to open my excel files.
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    I finally figured out that I can get the spreadsheet into Dropbox and push it from there to Numbers. My spreadsheet works fine after I do that.

    Think different!
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    Have you found a way to go from Numbers to Dropbox?
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    No, but you can email Numbers spreadsheets as Excel files. Go to My Spreadsheets and you will see an outbox icon at the bottom of the screen.

    I must say that the lack of access to a file system (not to mention the lack of an SD card slot) is a glaring omission from the iPad. Once again "Think different":).

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