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chris

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Will MS Office for Mac OS X be supported by the iPhone?
Not yet. According to Apple, there will be no 3rd party apps or development on the iPhone. Will this change? Quite possibly and you can bet Office will be a popular request among iPhone owners. If Apple is serious about making the iPhone an enterprise capable smartphone, adding Office will be a priority.

-Chris
 
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txukski

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Viewing MS Documents

Not yet. According to Apple, there will be no 3rd party apps or development on the iPhone. Will this change? Quite possibly and you can bet Office will be a popular request among iPhone owners. If Apple is serious about making the iPhone an enterprise capable smartphone, adding Office will be a priority.


-Chris

If third party apps will not be initially supported for iPhone could MS Office documents be converted to PDFs and viewed by Preview on the iPhone?
 
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chris

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If third party apps will not be initially supported for iPhone could MS Office documents be converted to PDFs and viewed by Preview on the iPhone?
Yes, PDF's are supported on the iPhone. I'm not sure if Preview is included, but Apple did confirmed PDF support.
 

joe

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It's an interesting idea, and it will be interesting to see if Apple does this. It would seem more likely to see iWork (Pages, Keynote) on it. We will have to wait and see.
Yeah, definitely. Maybe in the way of a Viewer that can read .doc files, like TextEdit can. I'd be surprised if the iPhone doesn't eventually have this ability.

Now if we convert a .doc to .pdf, will there be a way to sync it over to the iPhone? Or would we have to upload it to a web server and view it with Safari, or mail it to ourselves to view it in Mail? That would be fun. :mad:
 
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Yar

Hehe yeah especially with those super long files and a slow computer...

It'll be lots of fun hehe


Nah Apple will probably make some kind of connector when they realize that they could make money off of it. ;)
 

Bootlessjam

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How would it be done?

The iPhone doesn't have any sort of file system explorer so you wouldn't be able to just copy word files onto and read them. It would need a complete extra program and would need to sync your word documents.

Unless it acts like "notes" do on iPods now, where you can put the files in a special folder in the iPhone and read them like that.
 

xiliu

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PDF converter

Yes, PDF's are supported on the iPhone. I'm not sure if Preview is included, but Apple did confirmed PDF support.
iPhone cannot view pdfs when they are sent as an attachment by Outlook in Rich Text format or HTML, only in plain text format. However, many people use RTF so most of the pdfs are transferred as Winmail.dat files. Is there a converter for iPhone so that we may see the pdf attachment?