Free app that can read Microsoft documents?

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  1. hk90

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    Hi all, do any of u guys have any recommendations which app to download that enables me to read and edit Microsoft documents on iPad?

    Greatly appreciate your help!
     
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    You can use either Quickoffice or Office HD2. Both works better, especially with the spreadsheet. Hope it will be useful for you.
     
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    I have some positive experience with Olive Office. :)
     
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    Now that's a new one...at least for me. I've not heard of olive office.
     
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    iPad app designed for viewing Microsoft document, free one. :) And OpenOffice format aswell.
     
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    Nice to know that! Thank you, Little one! :)
     
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    Always glad to help!
     
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    You can use "Documents Free (Mobile Office Suite) By Savy Soda"
     
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    This is great guys...I can going to keep this post and share with other members as they come along!!!

    Thank you and keep it coming! :)
     
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    Maybe just lazy (true)! I found "CloudOn" meets my needs in both Word & Excel.
     
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    A lot of members speak of Cloudon...is that an app to gain remote access to your desktop?
     
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    Yes it interfaces with Dropbox in my configuration. Found it very useful.
     
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    No, it's virtual desktop. You run the apps on the provider's server, not your computer.
     
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    I'm not really sure about the printing, to be honest.

    There is a fairly complete set of controls (for layout an processing), but I do very little printing these days. The last time I did any in Aperture I was mostly making contact sheets, and those came out a bit weird (probably because I was mixing aspect ratios). The few full sheets I did were ok, but it took a bit of fiddling. That, and my printer is/was a cheap all-in-one, so the results were OK, but nothing I'd sell.

    Here is a screen shot of the Print dialog from Aperture. You can create more Custom settings to tweak things the way you want.

    AperturePrintDialog.jpg

    A photography blogger that I kind of follow has recently chosen to switch to Lightroom 4. You should probably at least take a look at it before deciding on a better photo editing app. It is certainly comparable.

    His reasoning, however, is mostly a snit over the fact that Apple has not (significantly) updated the Mac Pro line recently (two years I think). He's jumping ship because Apple obviously doesn't care about professional users anymore (according to him).

    Me, I say it's too early to tell. Apple has been focused on growing it's iOS market. Now that it is looking pretty good, there have been several indications that they are shifting their attention back to the computer line. If they are going to update the Mac Pro they will likely go for the win, and that will take something more than bigger chips and hard drives.

    Tim Cook replied to an email complaining about the lack of Mac Pro updates. While saying nothing specific (remember they are doubling down on secrecy ;) ), he hinted that there is something coming, probably this winter or early next year.


    According to what I'm reading you can upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion, as long as you're hardware is compatible and you've got the most recent Snow Leopard updates.

    FAQ: Apple reveals more about OS X Mountain Lion - Computerworld
     
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    Thanks, Twerppoet for the explanation...in order to use Cloudon, you have to have wifi access for it to run?
     

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