iWork vs Office

Discussion in 'iWork Forum' started by iforsakenu, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. iforsakenu

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    I think he was referring to the fact that 15$ for Docs to go is half the price if you bought the iWork suite in full. Which is true. Being the don't bundle them.
     
  2. tdmsu

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    You're right, iWork is $30. I have not used docs to go, so I cannot compare them.
    My purpose was just to say that iWork is worth the price for me.
     
  3. Rog

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    Our prayers may have been answered.

    Microsoft office365 works on the ipad.

    Haven't tried it yet.
     
  4. iforsakenu

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    Really it's on the app store?
     
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    No it's a web site.

    Sent from my huge iPod touch via IPF.
     
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    No I am afraid 365 does not work on the iPad. I have tried it. You can create a word document yes. You can open it yes. But you can't select the text area for input. The iPad on screen keyboard does not appear because the iPad does not recognise it as a text area.

    On top of this, the 365 word app seems to be a much cut down version.
     
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    BTW I have tried both the beta and release versions. Same issue on both.
     
  9. iforsakenu

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    Office 365 is a paid service... I'm looking for a native iPad app
     
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    You mentioned you use a MBP earlier. The most compatible/flexible solution you could have would be a combination of the iWorks app on both the iPad and the MBP combined with iWorks.com (beta), and later, iCloud.

    Edit: Never mind about iWork.com. While it's a interesting sharing setup, the integration with Pages is one way, out. To get documents back you have to visit the site in Safari, download, and Open In Pages. I hadn't really played with it before, and did not realize that it was this limited.

    Anything you create on the iPad will easily port back to the MBP. Most stuff you create on the MBP will port back to the iPad. The MBP version of iWorks also does a much better job of converting to and from MS Office formats.

    Not the cheapest solution, but very good.

    Also not cheap, but good, is to get MS Office on you MBP, and use Docs2Go or QuickOffice. This would be the choice if you needed maximum compatibility with MS Office. You'll sacrifice some flexibility on the iPad side for more compatibility with imported documents. Combine it with DropBox for easy transfers of documents.
     
    #30 twerppoet, Jun 30, 2011
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