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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by sceadugenga, Jan 19, 2013.

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    I'd like to put files like Word Docs on the iPad, not to work on them but just to have them to refer to at meetings.
    I suppose the easiest way would be to Dropbox them but what would I open them in?
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    The latest version of Pages should open word documents. I use GoodReader for all documents I want to store on my iPad. It is great because it reads PDF documents as well as Word etc. You can also create folders and organize documents as well in GoodReader.
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    Many thanks, I'll try them both.
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    If it's only for reference, and if you've got the option on your workstation, print them as PDF. You'll be able to view them in a large variety of apps, including iBooks, Adobe Acrobat Reader, GoodReader, and PFD Expert (starting simple and moving up in ability and expense).
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    Another possibility is SkyDrive, if you only want to show them. If you already have a Windows/Outlook/Microsoft account, you could use it. You just need to install the app on your iPad.
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    I have found this a great way to stash items for "read only" reference materials. I put excel spreadsheets, word docs, pdf's etc into the Skydrive folder on my pc which shoots it up to the free 7gb cloud storage. I then access this Sky Drive cloud storage via the Sky Drive app on my ipad3. Handy for when want to reference something when out and about away from pc. Hoping the occasional rumors of a ms office app for iPad come true too.

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