iMac, iPad and iWork.

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    Hallo all

    I'm planning on getting an iMac to replace my old Windows PC. I currently use Microsoft Office but am happy to switch totally to Apple's offerings. I was wondering just how compatible the iPad programmes, especially Pages and Numbers, are between the two devices. For example if I was to edit a spreadsheet via Dropbox, on my iPad would this happen seamlessly or are they slightly different.

    Also is there and equivalent to the Office database, Access?

    Thanks
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    Pages, Keynote and Numbers are stripped down versions of their iWorks counterparts and offer about 90% compatability with their Microsoft counterparts. There are other offerings too and a Forum member did a review of them for his company and he gives us that in this thread


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

    In addition, Pages, Numbers and Keynote have a series of Help pages that you can see their capabilities....


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

    I've found that all exported documents are 100% compatible but they will struggle with complex formatted imported documents. There are some notable omissions from them too, but there are workarounds for most of the deficiencies.

    Tim
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    Thanks for the help Tim. That sounds good I just want to be able to edit a document on both devices without to many problems.

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