Doing work with an iPad

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  1. JFN

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    This is the main reason for investing in an iPad, yesterday I recived an email with an attachment that i had to respoond to, being that my Mini Mac took this opportunity to die, I had to resort to the iPad, I downloaded an attachment to a email, opened the document made the cahnges with openoffice and resent the document in another email, this was a basic task, but now I see it can be done. I would be interested hearing other stories.
     
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  2. Chancellor

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    Do you need to get quick office or does the iPad have the ability to open/edit office files by itself? I know they have other office apps you can buy, I'm just wondering if iOS has a primitive version pre installed?
     
  3. itsalexaye

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    It doesn't come with any office apps, but you can purchase Apple's iWork apps. Or use other ones like quickoffice. Personally I like Pages, Keynote and Numbers because of iCloud.
     
  4. theorioles33

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    iOS can open many documents natively. To edit though, you must have a 3rd party app.

    With the right app, theres almost nothing you cant do on the iPad.
     
  5. JFN

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    I use open office as it seems to be the best app that will work with Word. I have tried others but I didn't care for them.
     
  6. eye-Fone

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    I searched the app store for "Open Office" and couldn't find anything. Specifically, to which app are you referring?



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  7. JFN

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    OPS, quickoffice pro.
     
  8. Chancellor

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    I would love if I found an OpenOffice.org app lol, use that on my MBP.
     
  9. Ms Cola

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    Try Documents to Go. It works really good on both the iPad & iPhone, and sync with the computer.


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  10. JFN

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  11. eye-Fone

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    From what I've heard, "Documents to Go" isn't fully compatible with the iPad 3. :-(



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  12. theorioles33

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    Actually it was just updated for the new iPad and iOS 5.1 on the 27th.
     
  13. eye-Fone

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    Thanks! Does "Documents to Go" support DropBox, or any other cloud storage?



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  14. Target

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    Yes it does. In addition, it does box.net and google docs. I think there are a couple more.


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  15. eye-Fone

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    Excellent! One more question...

    What's the difference between their USD$9.99 (Office Suite) version and their USD$16.99 (Premium) version?



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  16. theorioles33

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    That I cant answer. I do have the premium version though. Got it when it was on sale a while back.
     
  17. Ms Cola

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    The same for me.


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  18. Target

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    I don't remember either. But you can check it out at DataViz.com.


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  19. JFN

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    Ok,I'll try it again and report back.
     
  20. eye-Fone

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    Found my answer here.



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