how to save a word document from e-mail attacment to ipad

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    I have a word document that i received as a attachment in a e-mail and want to save it to the ipad. Is this possible and if so how do you do it??:confused:
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    GoodReader?
    Once installed...goto your mail attachment hold finger on attachment then a window will popup asking to "open in" choose goodreader then once opened you should be able to save it.
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    Yep, GoodReader is great for this, and lots of other things too. It will deal with photo attachments as well. A great app. Must have I think :)

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    thanks!
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    There is no direct saving from within the Mail app. You'll have to open the attachment by opening another app - which you can then use to save the document. Note that the document will only be saved in the app you choose - it won't be accessible to any other app...

    So, to save:

    Press and hold the attachment. You should get an "Open In" dialogue box. If you have an app that'll read that Word file (e.g. Goodreader, DocumentsToGo, etc.), you'll be offered a chance to open that Word file in that particular app.

    Now, in my experience, opening the file in Goodreader means that file is automatically stored in Goodreader (as in, you could delete the e-mail and Goodreader will still have the file for later access). This is NOT the same for DocumentsToGo - for that, you would have to use "save as" within Docs2Go to save it to the iPad.

    I've only talked about 2 office programs - there are many. However, the easiest to use (IMNSHO) is Goodreader, mainly because of it's auto-save feature.

    Of course, and as always - YMMV.

    Marilyn

    P.S. Wow! Everyone types so much faster than I!
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    Are there any goof "free" apps for doing this??
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    I can't think of a free one, but GoodReader is worth the money..:)

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    There is a program that most all iPad users have called GoodReader. It's the 'Swiss Army Knife' for the iPad and it can store files all together and in folders - or however you want them - and can transfer files to and from your PC using either WiFi or USB without the need for iTunes. It's built in web-browser can download files too, something that Safari doesn't offer - except for PDF format. From within GoodReader you can open those files in any app that supports that type of file. Having said that, though, when a compatible app does open that file it makes a local copy that it works on, so the original copy in GoodReader is left untouched. If you want to store the modified file in GoodReader you have to transfer it back there by some means.

    GoodReader can also attach several files to an email and then send them using the iPad's native Mail app - something you can't do from within Mail itself. It also gives you the opportunity to annotate PDF files and save the resulting file so that it can be read on a PC or Mac.


    One of our members carried out a survey of Office apps for his company; you can see his conclusions in this thread...

    http://www.ipadforums.net/new-member-introductions-site-assistance/22431-hi-all.html

    The Apple iWorks Office suite for the iPad has a set of useful Help pages that show their capabilities here...

    Pages is Word compatible and can read .doc and .docx files and save in .doc and .pdf

    Keynote is PowerPoint compatible and can read .ppt and .pptx files and save in .ppt and .pdf

    Numbers is Excel compatible and can read .xls and .xlsx files and save in .xls and .pdf

    http://help.apple.com/iwork/1.3/mobile/interface/index.html#tan724868a9

    Tim
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    Sorry Tim, typing whilst you were....again! :)

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    I mean "good apps".
    Thanks
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    None of the free apps are good or likely to satisfy you. But GoodReader is very reasonably priced.

    Tim

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