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iPad and using MS word (or similar)?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by JaimeR, Sep 3, 2011.

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    Hi all,

    I am new to the iPad scene and was wondering if/how I can use ms word on my iPad? I would like to create a new doc for work while traveling so I therefore need to be able open and use in a Microsoft environment once back at work.

    For another option, a different web browser could work as I am able to login in to work via a remote desktop but safari doesn't support this process. Also, is icloud another option?

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Jaime
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    I use Documents To Go ans save most of my documents on Dropbox. There, i can access the document on my ipad, iphone and pc.

    Sent from my iPad using...my iPad
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    as far as the web browser, check out Atomic Web Browser

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    Thank you, much appreciated. Will try those.
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    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

    Another comparison was undertaken here....

    http://www.ipadforums.net/iwork-forum/36629-office-app-comparison.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

    Apple - Support - iOS Apps - Welcome


    Tim
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    +1 to what Tim advised

    I use pages on my Mac at work as well as on iPad. It translates to/from Word files with ease.

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