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Spreadsheet & Word Processing

Discussion in 'iPad 4 Forum' started by TimmiAndi, Aug 17, 2013.

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    Just tried to download Excel spreadsheet for 1st time but can't open it.

    Do I need separate programs to use Excel and Word, if so, which one is best?

    TimmiAndi
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    Hi TimmiAndi - welcome to the forum! :) Quoted below are the specs from Apple for the file formats that can be opened by the iPad as mail attachments - Word & Excel files are included, so if you are sent these files as attacments to an email, then the iPad should be able to at least open them for viewing - now if you want to open these files in an app for editing, then that is a different matter, i.e. you will need specific programs, such as those in iWork (Pages & Numbers)​ for that purpose - I'll stop there and please respond for further advise - Dave

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    To add to what giradman says (another way to try to open the file): if you have received an Excel file as an attachment and it won't open when you tap it, press and hold the file. A pop-up should appear (the "Open In" window). One of the options is "Quick View." Pressing that should make the Excel file open in your Mail app.

    You won't be able to edit it, but at least you can view it.

    Marilyn
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    Thanks, I brought Pages and am trying to get to grips with it after using MS for 20 years - how do I change the name of an existing document.
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    In the documents "library" view....

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    ... Tap on the document name to open the document name edit box.

    HTH

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