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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Jjj651, Jul 27, 2010.
I've got Dropbox and I like it a lot, but I don't see any way to access it using Pages. :-/
Yeah, I was finding that out, too. I could have sworn I had used it for that but must be mistaken.
I found out why I couldn't access my Pages documents on iWork.com on my iPad, as noted above: Java was disabled in my iPad Safari. When I enabled it, I was able to download my documents directly into Pages on my iPad. So I don't have to use email to get docs to and from Pages--I can just use iWork.com. I'm happy about that.
The best thing about iPad apps is that they're so cheap that you can get them all for less than the price of one app on a pc or Mac.
I went for Pages first and then DocsToGo.
Good point. I'm working toward making my iPad my primary computer for most of my work and $10 for something like this does seem cheap!
(Office 2007 cost me, like, what, $120 or so, so this IS cheap.)
I've been using Quickoffice for about two months and almost entirely for word processing. I often have problems with autosave failing after the second or third successful attempt. Other than that, it works pretty well.
Keep in mind that you will have formatting issues when passing a doc between the iPad and a PC. This can be a real problem if you need to use a template. The lack of a word-count tool also is a major drawback for the type of work I do. The font selection also is limited.
The integration with Dropbox is a helpful feature.
And Amazon recently had the iWorks suite for Mac on sale for $34.95....almost bought it until I remembered my laptop is Win 7. Guess that would've been sufficient incentive to buy an iMac!
Getting from Dropbox to Pages is easy: you just use the "open in pages" option. Saving your your edits or new docs back to Dropbox is not functional.
FWIW - Good Reader allows limited editing of existing MS Word docs and does integrate fully with Dropbox.
If college level writing requires footnotes, that's an important detail to verify with Pages for Ipad.
An attorney at the link below has an excellent treatment on Ipad word processing options.
Word Processors on iPad for Lawyers: MS Word Compatibility Shootout | Tablet Legal
Actually, I don't think that's true. I just tried it. Apparently Dropbox works with Documents to Go and QuickOffice, but Pages is not on the list of compatible word processors--at least as far as i can see.