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  1. Matthew in Fla

    Matthew in Fla iPF Noob

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    Hello All! I'm a long time Microsoft man,recently converted to Apple/Mac. After years I finally left the dark side. I have so much to learn. I run a small business and I'm having a hard time finding apps/programs like (word,excel and pp) that help me run my business. Anyway, I'm here to learn and I offer the same if I can. Cheers!
     
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    Hi Matthew--

    Glad you joined us ~ ~ Welcome to the forum! :)

    Skimonkey ~ ipadforum Moderator | iPhoneforum Moderator
     
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    Hi Matthew.

    If you decide you really need the Microsoft Office apps, your best bet is to get an Office 365 subscription. Once you have that you can install and use all the main products on both your Mac and iPad. The small business package allows five computers and five tablets for about $100 a year.

    The apps for the iPad can be found in the App Store on the iPad, and are free. They are limited to reading documents until you sign into them with an Office 365 account.

    I'm not sure where you get the apps from for the Mac, but I'm sure Microsoft will be happy to point you to them once you're a subscriber.

    If you don't actually need Office (for it's compatibility mostly), but just some good productivity apps, the iWorks suite of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are excellent, and free with your new purchases (if you purchased your devices in the last few months). Just head to the appropriate App Store for your device/computer and check them out.

    Just ask about any other solutions you need, and I'm sure someone will have some ideas for you to try out.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum...
     
  5. Matthew in Fla

    Matthew in Fla iPF Noob

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    I appreciate it All! Thanks to twerppoet. I've downloaded your recommendations. They look great. Looks like you guys and gals have a nice looking forum. I'll see you around

    Thanks again!
     
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    No problem. Glad to help.
     
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    Hi Matthew and welcome to the Forum!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Tutorial for our App
    http://www.ipadforums.net/new-membe...sistance/107524-ipad-forums-app-tutorial.html
    Tutorial on creating posts on the Forum
    http://www.ipadforums.net/new-membe...-creating-posts-starting-new-threads-how.html
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
     

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