Recomendation for Word app for i pad3

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    Hi, I am new to ipads, 1 week and a bit slow on the take up, aged 64
    Need advise on best app for creating word type doc.
    Main use will be to create newsletters in word doc, then attach doc to e mail to our 40 friends who enjoy our weekly newsletters while we are overseas travelling. This was easy when taking a lap top with us, but as we get older, its too big and heavy.
    We want to be able to insert photos from photo section on i pad into typed newsletter
    Thanks for your help
    Pete
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    You can try EverNote, Page, Document to Go, to mention a few and see if your criteria is satisfied.
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    You should take a look at CloudOn - gives you Microsoft Word on your Pad - works for me and also allows for work between PC and Pad
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    if you like cloudbased processing, you can try Onlive Desktop. This one will really make you feel at home and provide the pc desktop-like environment with office 2010 suite and pdf reader, etc for your use. You need to have a cloud account though for your files.
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    Thanks for info and feedback, have tried a couple of these options.
    Forgot to say that I want to be able to load photos on to documents and change their position and sizes all without having internet connection. (cant use cloud) We are often in places without wifi connection for 2 or 3 days and usually write up up newsletters each night and insert photos as we go.
    Thanks again
    Pete
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    Pages , works really well with photos , you can add pics quickly , text wraps perfectly, the photo can be moved resized and cropped.
    You can email the finished product in PDF.
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    Thanks again, Pages works great, very easy to use, love it
    One question
    If I send email of completed pages with typed words and also photos inserted as a word doc, the format gets lost, this is not an issues if I send it as a PDF. Am I doing someting wrong on missing something using word doc.???
    Thanks
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    There is often formatting changes from Apple to pc , PDF was introduced to bridge the gap between different systems, and is the most common and accepted format, I alway recommend to people to send all documents , quotes and newsletters in PDF, also less likely to have Font and layout issues.
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    Apart from Cloudon, whichis not available in India, Are there any free alternatived to create office files?
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    How about Documents Free (Mobile Office Suite). I've never used it though but someone did recommend it.
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    wildsdi, why not create a separate apple account, and get your free stuff from there? Do you really need so much options ? Or just to create a .doc file? You can try google docs

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