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arnieterm
Nov 20, 2008, 08:44 AM
Hi
I want to view as well as edit [if possible] the Microsoft Word/Excel files on Iphone. Can any one let me know about these:
1] How to view these word and excel files?
2] How can we edit these files like in Microsoft Office?

Thanks



jnic
Nov 20, 2008, 10:40 AM
Hate to break it to you but the Word document spec is over 200 pages long and has taken large teams of people (OpenOffice et al) years to re-implement.

http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/B/E/0BE8BDD7-E5E8-422A-ABFD-4342ED7AD886/Word97-2007BinaryFileFormat(doc)Specification.pdf

Good luck.

wizard
Nov 20, 2008, 02:27 PM
You can VIEW some excel and word files from the Mail app. To the best of my knowledg you can not edit them.

So the question becomes is their an API available to open such for viewing? I don't know as I've never looked. You best bet is to try the documentation.


Dave

arnieterm
Nov 21, 2008, 06:06 AM
then it seems to me that we have to create a custom control by subclassing UIView that allows for adding/removing text fields/images along with formatting options
Right??
Even If I create such a control that allows for a simple document to be created then still one problem remains how can I save it? Specifying the extension .doc to it may not make it a word document.
Right?
I am asking all these as I have to look for an optio of creating a word processor for Iphone