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How to edit XLS docs on iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by reggieroo, Feb 25, 2013.

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    I have some XLS docs that I need to work on, how do I do this on iPad? I read that I could use an app called documents 2 but when I try to open them I can read but not edit. I accessed them from my email attachments. I need to edit them & email them afterwards.

    Edit: just checked the app again that I downloaded & excel docs are preview only.

    Any free apps or a way I can edit docs?

    Best regards

    Paul
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2013
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    Hi Paul - there are a variety of office apps/suites that can be used to import & edit Excel spreadsheets - several excellent threads already exist in the forum if you care to do a search.

    For myself, I use Numbers (part of Apple's iWork suite) - not free ($10 @ the App Store) - Excel files can be imported easily and saved in several formats. Check HERE for a detailed description of this app; also, scroll down to see a table that compares compatibility features between Numbers & Excel - the iPad app certainly does not have depth of features & functionality of Excel, so the table will help to determine if Numbers is right for you - good luck in your selection(s) - :)
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    Thank you very much.
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    So with numbers I can open a simple XLS doc, edit & then email on to recipient? Will there be any loss of format at all, or will it stay the same as it was when emailed to me first time?
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    Hi again Paul - what you asked above can be done on the iPad w/ Numbers; however, as I mentioned before the features & functions of the iPad app are more limited - checkout THIS LINK for more detailed discussion on handling Excel files on the iPad (quoted below is from that discussion) - there are also plenty of other google hits to explore. Good luck in your choice - :)

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    Ok done some more google searching etc & was ready to purchase an app to do the job once I figured out which on would be most suitable & came across this. http://site.cloudon.com/ipad_static/

    It suits me perfect as I had not long set up Google docs so I was able to use that to store my docs :)

    Oh did I also mention it was free :)
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2013

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