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New Member - Handling MS Word, Apple TV, Air Print

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by gcutuly, Jun 28, 2012.

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    Hi,

    Biggest disappointment :( was not the iPad, but the inability to view MS Word documents without Pages or other apps capable of viewing/editting -.docx type documents. I have so many of these and colleagues send them as well. Initially, I tried FileApp then fileAppPro. they are reliant in the iOS5 'Reader' and therefore cannot 'load' docx files. So, I guess I'll go to Pages.

    Apple TV is in our future so I be looking for posts on this. Ditto for Air Print.

    Glad to be a member.

    gene
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    Welcome to the forums, we're glad to have you here!

    I have to say, I think your expectations were a little unrealistic if you expected to purchase an Apple product and it could come with the ability to read and edit Microsoft Office documents out of the box without the use of any other app! ;)

    Can I suggest you look into 2 things.... 1) Cloud On. It's a cloud based MS Office suite which is currently FREE. It relies on a good internet connection, but is very effective. 2) DocumentsToGo - My personal favourite tool for working with Office files locally on the iPad. It's by no means perfect, but it does the job I need it to. There are other Office compatible apps too... those are just my picks!
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    Hello and welcome Gene!
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

    iPad 2 3G 64gb
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    Thanks much. I was not aware of CloudOn or DocumentsToGo. Currently evaluating (disclosure: I bought it for $9 I think) FileAppPro. Will check your pick(s) out.

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