How to get Microsoft Word,Excel, PowerPoint files on iPhone

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dc5itr888

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Hi, I have heard that the iPhone has the ability to view Microsoft Excel, Word, And PowerPoint files. However, I have no idea how to upload it onto my iPhone nor do I kno where to view it. Can anyone help me? I searched but all I found was that the iPhone had the ability to do this and a big argument why microsoft doesn't like Apple. Also I have a unlocked iPhone so if I need a 3rd party app I can install it. Thanks
 

Kabeyun

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iPhone can natively read these documents if you're sent an e-mail with an attachment. Unfortunately there is no separate application to view them, let alone edit them.

There, however, are a host of web apps to look through. Some, like in.solit.us, store your docs on a web disk and allow you access to them from your iPhone or other mobile device.

Apple has announced there will be a software dev kit (i.e. native iPhone apps) but that won't be released until February. Naturally, apps won't come until substantially after that.

-K
 

OJsakila

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my word and excel files show fine. All you gotta do is email them to yourself. Of course you won't be able to edit them. You can do this with a vanilla phone. To edit you will have to follow the previous posters suggestions...
 

dc5itr888

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hi, i just sent them to myself and opened up my yahoo account through the mail button on the iPhone. i see the email and the attachment but how do i open the attachment itself?
 

bsharp

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my word and excel files show fine. All you gotta do is email them to yourself. Of course you won't be able to edit them. You can do this with a vanilla phone. To edit you will have to follow the previous posters suggestions...
Make sure that you use the proper extensions (.doc, .xls, etc.), or (in my experience) you won't be able to view them.
 

dc5itr888

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yah their extension is ppt which is what im trying to view a powerpoint file...i sent them to myself and i open up the mail key and i see it there except i see the file and .ppt at the end of my file and what do i do? do i tap the icon itself or something else cause when i tap the icon of the file it just zooms in and does nothing
 

bsharp

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To my knowledge, the iPhone only currently reads Word and Excel documents. I don't think PowerPoint is supported. I tried it, and it wouldn't open the PowerPoint file.
For a Word file, the iPhone actually has an arrow that you can tap, opening the document in another window.
 
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Hi, I have heard that the iPhone has the ability to view Microsoft Excel, Word, And PowerPoint files. However, I have no idea how to upload it onto my iPhone nor do I kno where to view it. Can anyone help me? I searched but all I found was that the iPhone had the ability to do this and a big argument why microsoft doesn't like Apple. Also I have a unlocked iPhone so if I need a 3rd party app I can install it. Thanks

Hi

There is a feature called "Glide", it acts like a OS+Browser ... This Glide creates a layer over any host Os and then acts like a browser (Even in the iPhone)...for furthur clarification check this link
http://opensource.sys-con.com/node/428897

Check the following video links too... might be helpful.

http://content.glidesociety.com/viewer.aspx?id=1b7c6d53-e900-4094-9bcb-0f2e59143dc8
http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid452319854/bctid1782569573
 
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sjohnson2

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Hey everyone,
I don't have my iPhone yet, but that's my complete Christmas list.
I can't wait.
Just reading through the thread & realized I had no real idea of what they are capable of. Excel documents. This is even going to be better than I thought. There is no edit capabilities though hey? You just wait though, it won't be long.
Thanks for the links you provided shashidhar.shenoy50.
I'm sure I'll be needing them in about 15 days or so.
Cheers & Merry Christmas.
 

foffsyum

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Here is the easiest way to view powerpoint, word, excel, pdf, etc.. in the iPhone natively..
First, install "Docs" software from cydia in your iPhone
Then, install "DiskAid" in your pc or mac
Transfer the file u wanna view via DiskAid to your iPhone
Finally, view the desired document through "Docs" app on your iPhone
Enjoy guys....!
 

BrownGem

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FileAid, in the app store, works with DiskAid. FileAid is currently free. It will let you view all MS Office documents. No jailbreak necessary.
 

ivantwilliams

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BrownGem, you've earned your name! Thanks for sharing about FileAid and DiskAid, it's exactly what I've wanted...

Now I can have all my 200+ documents on my iPhone with me at all times ;)
 

AeroCare

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I noticed that if you do a search for FileAid on the 'net some websites show it as $4.99 and then it directs you to iTunes App Store for the download. Save the $4.99 and go to the store directly and it's a free app but DO IT NOW because it said it's free for a limited time. I also found DiskAid free on the 'net.

I'll try them now and see if they work for me. I need to be able to make changes in the excel document and currently use Documents to Go on my TREO 680. If it doesn't work for me I'll try the other ones mentioned in other forum threads.



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jimbo74

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I use Netportal www.stratospherix.com. It allows me to browse files on my network computers from the iPhone (like Windows Explorer / Mac Finder) and copy them to the iPhone. It also works over 3G, so I can also get to files on my NAS at home when I'm out and about.
 
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Goodreader is a great and inexpesive solution although the 2012 App Store version goes for $4.99. DocumentsToGo for iOS works excellent but is a more expensive solution if you want to edit Word, Excel or Powerpoint documents on the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s.