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Using ipad as computer

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by harrystephens, Oct 11, 2011.

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    harrystephens iPF Novice

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    Am getting my mums ipad and she is getting the new one and i kind of wanted to use it as a desktop computer. Is it worth it? Does it have all the programs to do powerpoints abd word and edit vidoes and all that?
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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


    Tim
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    yes. it will. but as Tim say, go check things out.

    video isn't the best thing to edit on an ipod though compared to using a laptop.
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    What can a 10 year old student do with a laptop that he wouldn't be able to do with a bluetooth keyboard and a wireless printer?

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