Ipad2 and word processing

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by abiparker85, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. abiparker85

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    Hi all, I'm Abi,

    I've just purchased an ipad2. From what I understand you cannot get Microsoft word on them. I would like to be able to write documents and essays on it for Uni. Is there any way I can get a word processor on it? I've heard of pages and the reviews don't seem too good. Any help would be wonderful :). Xxxx
     
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    Pages, while not in the same league as PC and Mac base programs, is adequate. For $10 it represent outstanding value for money. It is (more or less) file compatible with Word.

    If you are prepared to wait, Word is supposedly heading for the app store.

    I would recommend Pages, if you don't need all the bells and whistles of a PC based product.
     
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    Thank you! Will I be able to write documents?!
     
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    Yes, and you can save them in .doc or .pdf format. If you have an iPhone, one purchase gets you a good deal as you get Pages on your phone as well as your iPad, and the two will automatically sync.
     
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    Wow that's brilliant. Thank you! :) xx
     
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    Also, probably a rather silly question, but if I have a mac, and have iWork's, will I be able to sinc with iPad and use it? Xxxxx
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum! :)

    As already stated, Pages is part of the Apple suite iWork (also Numbers & Keynote) - I have all three on my iPad 2 and each works well in that format - if your document writing needs are basic then the Apple app should fulfill your needs nicely. If interested in other options, take a look at this THREAD.

    NOW, typing on the iPad's on-screen keyboard is fine for short entries but if you plan to type documents w/ many pages, then if not already done I would suggest obtaining a BT (Bluetooth) keyboard; I have the one by Apple but there are many choices - check in the 'Accessory' forum for some ideas. Good luck w/ your choice(s)!
     
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    Pages for me is more than enough. Very easy to use ,and works great.Recommend it 100%
     

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