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  1. mikedk64
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    hello ..
    it is possible to get microsoft office on your ipad?

    So Word and Exel?


    and if it is not possible, can you get other programs similar to it and can talk with office?








     
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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


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    I love Office2 HD. I've had it for over a year and have seen regular upgrades, great support and can recommend it highly (as I have to friends). I love its integration with Dropbox but would like syncing for doc and xls changes. They tell me this is planned so then it will be everything I need. I also have Pages but did not buy Numbers as there is no organization, no Dropbox integration. I looked at a number of others in the beginning and since. There are some other very good ones but I haven't found a reason to switch, so I can only tell you that it functions very well for me. Adding Goodreader with it makes a great production duo.

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    Yes, most definitely. Rather, after a fashion. No, in other words or yes, if you are willing to sacrifice something. Or possible if Microsoft creates an iPad version which will be just like Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for the most part and with a limited number of features. Office is not available on your iPad, but you can use a remote desktop program to connect to your PC or Mac. Or use one of those services (something Citrix comes to mind or I am wrong about the name) that gives you access to a web version of Office applications. I tried one and it was not a good idea because I like to work when there is no WiFi.

    The solution is Pages, Keynote and Numbers. Or not, if you use one of the other Office-Like applications. They are limited in what you can do, but all you really need in most cases. I find Pages to be a great word processor.

    Perhaps you can tell us what features you are looking for?
     

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