Why it would be neat to have Microsoft Office on the iPad

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by iDan, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. MacMama

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    i'm using Cloudon and so far it's the closest to having MS Office loaded that's available. I use Excel quite a bit for home and work and Word and Powerpoint for school. Word does not double space per most professor's requirements.
    BEWARE! Although the developer boasts autosave, it does not. You must manually use what they call the Autosave
    bars in the top left corner of the app and do it often. Otherwise you can receive the dreaded "there seems to have
    been a connection glitch" message and all that is saved of your doc is the title. I'm sure they will fix these things
    soon.
     
  2. kifty

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    Hi guys, download onlive desktop from the us app store. Ie use your us iTunes acc. ( I'm in sunny Wales). It's great and gives you a windows 7 desktop and 2 gb worth of storage via u cloud
     
  3. Gtatler

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    Just a shame that it is impossible to upload documents from your PC. But I agree, it is great.
     
  4. rich123

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    Actually, you can via "files.online.com"
     
  5. Gtatler

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    Ah yes. Further investigation reveals when creating an account (using a PC) there IS a facility to upload. Apologies to the developers. So my only gripe is that I can't edit/create files locally. Still I can't have everything.
     
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    Thanks iDan for thoughts on the potential advent of Office on the iPad. I'll follow this thread with interest. It would be in Apple's interests to provide the facility to millions of people on iPad. Potential iPad sales would be enormous, and Microsoft can showcase this tried and true suite.
    I can't see Tablets gaining a lot of ground on iPad in the medium term.

    Willey:)
     
  7. Rockbottom

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    Not sure about online but Cloudon upload from Dropbox, maybe other places as well.

    Sent from my iPad2 3G 32 gig (not JB'ed) / using iPF
     
  8. Rockbottom

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    EDIT I meant Onlive, not online

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    I use Docs to Go. I have used it since the Palm Pilot days. I have a "My Docs to Go" folder on my PC that I save my Office docs to and they sync to my Apps on my IPAD and IPHONE. The only drawback is that you have to manually synch the files with the PC version open. I just put the PC version in my Startup folder and leave it open and minimized. You can download a lite demo free version from Itunes if you want to try it out. I used to pay $29 for the Palm version.
     
  10. Gtatler

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    Reliably informed Microsoft submitting Office to Apple app store so should be available soon.
     

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