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    Hi If this has been discussed previously, I apologize ahead of time for repeating. When I receive a word document in an email on my iPad, is there something out there that will open it? I am willing to pay for an app if it is good. Recommendations, suggestions? Thanks!:ipad-front:
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    Ipad tip's

    No need to paid (or maybe a beer to me) .... mail read document in {DOT} doc or DOCX

    so ne worry la

    but for edit you should have Pages (9,99 $)
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    You should be able to tap on the doc attachment in the mail message to view it.

    As IpadOne said you will need to get Pages to edit it.

    I highly recommend you check out the Guided Tours on Apples site. They will show you how to use the Appple Apps.
    Apple - iPad - Guided Tours
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    That's just it, it won't open, it says 'mail cannot open this attachment'. I will read guided tour, thanks
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    What is the extension on the file you are trying to open? I just tried to open a .doc (word file) that was attached to a mail message and it opened fine.
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    its a doc file. Strange huh? From what I have read it should open.
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    maybe the file himself is corrupted .... i can't see any reason

    try to open it in a PC or better a mac
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    Sounds like there may be a problem with the file being corrupted...I'd have that person resend or try opening it on another device. The native Mail client on the iPad should open with no problem.
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    It's really strange but you guys were right, it was the file. I was able to open it on my pc but still not on my ipad. This morning I received another word doc and it opened fine. It was something with that one document, the ipad did not like.

    I was looking at the Pages tutorial, it looks like it'd be a handy thing to have. Has anyone tried it? Is it as east as it looks? Thank you all for your help
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    Klehan , welcome to ask we will enjoy to reply (if we can)

    i have use several years word, but from almost 3 years i use pages (even i have word in my Mac) i really prefer it ... but it also depend on you're taste and usage ...
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    I've been using it as well, like a previous poster mentioned it does take some getting used to, specially if you come from the Word world...in my case I've been using it mostly via the wireless keyboard from apple, but have also used it with on-screen and it's pretty simple to use.
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    OK a document is received by mail or opened on line - can it be saved? If so, how?
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    If you open the document in Pages, it is automatically saved in the app's documents "folder". Any changes you make from then on are saved as well. If you want to retrieve the document for use elsewhere, you can export it as a Word document in an email or retrieve it in iTunes on your computer when you are synching.
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    Saving Documents

    I was surfing on Safari and came upon a book in PDF. I had no problem opening it, but I wanted to save it. Is that possible?
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    I use Office at Work, have pages on my iPad and my IMac. Like Pages better
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    There are many iPad Apps that claim to be compatible with MS files (Word, Powerpoint, Excel). What they mean is that the App will open the file if it has the right extension name, but NONE of them are compatible with the formatting and mess up the most elementary formatting. The only one that does it perfectly is OnLive Desktop because it actually uses the latest Microsoft software (I don't know how they deal with the license problem!), but since the software lives on the Onlive server you have to be connected to the internet and you have to have your files on the Onlive server too -- so it's not much use to me, but it may be for you.

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