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crashnburn
Feb 20, 2013, 04:38 AM
Which app has Accurate Rendering of Microsoft Word Documents with correct Fonts on iPad?

I have tons of Word Documents (.doc and .docx) and PDFs shared from my Windows 7 folders via DropBox/ Google Drive.

I am open to and might look into SkyDrive/ Sugar Sync and/ or other Storage Clouds as well.

I've used the native Cloud Apps on iPad and also use GoodReader etc. to review them on my iPad many times.

I'd like to have it VIEWED/ RENDERED as accurately as possible with given fonts.

With PDFs mostly the fonts are embedded so they are shown accurately. With Word documents it doesn't seem like that's happening.

Now on Windows, we have tons of Fonts inside the System..\Fonts.. TTFs, OTFs, Windows, Office etc

Is there some way to have more accurate rendering on my iPad?
- Some App that supports or has some extra support for fonts
- Automatic or Manual download of fonts?
- Hacking and adding fonts from Windows (copying them) to the iPad (Jailbroken)
- Bulk Embedding of fonts into the Word files before they sync to the Cloud space (DropBox/ Google Drive)

I'd be happy to have accurate rendering on the iPad with any app per se.

BONUS: If the App also provides Annotating, Highlighting / Editing abilities.



rhett7660
Feb 20, 2013, 08:34 AM
Which app has Accurate Rendering of Microsoft Word Documents with correct Fonts on iPad?

I have tons of Word Documents (.doc and .docx) and PDFs shared from my Windows 7 folders via DropBox/ Google Drive.

I am open to and might look into SkyDrive/ Sugar Sync and/ or other Storage Clouds as well.

I've used the native Cloud Apps on iPad and also use GoodReader etc. to review them on my iPad many times.

I'd like to have it VIEWED/ RENDERED as accurately as possible with given fonts.

With PDFs mostly the fonts are embedded so they are shown accurately. With Word documents it doesn't seem like that's happening.

Now on Windows, we have tons of Fonts inside the System..\Fonts.. TTFs, OTFs, Windows, Office etc

Is there some way to have more accurate rendering on my iPad?
- Some App that supports or has some extra support for fonts
- Automatic or Manual download of fonts?
- Hacking and adding fonts from Windows (copying them) to the iPad (Jailbroken)
- Bulk Embedding of fonts into the Word files before they sync to the Cloud space (DropBox/ Google Drive)

I'd be happy to have accurate rendering on the iPad with any app per se.

BONUS: If the App also provides Annotating, Highlighting / Editing abilities.

Regarding fonts, I think you already said it best your self, the fonts are not embedded thus, if the machine doesn't have the font on the machine it will use one that is close.

If the document is sticking to the basic fonts you should be ok, it is when you get to the ones that are not common is when you start running into trouble.

If you are using a font that is not a common one, make sure to go under the options section in Word, go under the save tab and look for the embed fonts button and make sure it is checked (don't know if you can do this on the Mac version or not). This should enable you to see the fonts that you want to see on any machine you open up the file on.

Then try and see if it renders correctly on the iPad.

Have you tried DocsToGo for editing, tracking changes and making comments?

crashnburn
Mar 3, 2013, 02:50 PM
I did the EMBED fonts thing on a DOC and DOCX and opened it on various Apps on the iPad and the visual render is still very broken and cumbersome.

Any thoughts/ experiments by people on the better DOC/ DOCX visual rendering on iOS?

rhett7660
Mar 6, 2013, 10:28 AM
I did the EMBED fonts thing on a DOC and DOCX and opened it on various Apps on the iPad and the visual render is still very broken and cumbersome.

Any thoughts/ experiments by people on the better DOC/ DOCX visual rendering on iOS?


I know you mentioned various apps, can you let us know what you tried? Did you try DocToGo?