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Old Jan 4, 2013, 02:54 AM   #1
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best MS Office App?

Hi,

been looking around for an app that I can use to edit/create MS Office files and would like to ask if anyone has any recommendations before I take the plunge and spend cash on something that turns out to be rubbish!!

I'd like to be able to sync with dropbox so I can share documents between devices but other than that I don't need any special functionality that I can think of

a couple of ones I've found

Quick office Pro (13.99)
Documents to Go (11.99)
Documents 2 Unlimited (2.99)
Smart Office 2 (6.99)
Office 2 HD (5.49)

thanks for your help

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Old Jan 4, 2013, 06:01 AM   #2
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What about iWork (pages/numbers)?
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 06:07 AM   #3
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Pages/Numbers

Seems to work the easiest. Can open documents out of Dropbox into it, and send them right back after editing.

Of the third party ones, I would look hard at QuickOffice. Google bought them, and seems to be pushing it for better Google Drive integration. Even though Google Drive itself has document and spreadsheet editing already.
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Polaris Office is doing a good job; it also run in limits with complex files in EXCEL or PPT but did well in our internal company comparison.

I hardly ever need to convert PPT into PDF for reading on iPad. Also sheets with many formular get done well.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 09:26 AM   #5
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I found cloudon to fit my needs and it is free!
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 10:32 AM   #6
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thanks all, I know 'best' is a subjective thing as we all have our favourites, but I have some ideas for things to look at. They are generally a lot of cash though and I don't want to regret spending the money and then having to spend more to get an alternative that actually works
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 03:31 PM   #7
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thanks all, I know 'best' is a subjective thing as we all have our favourites, but I have some ideas for things to look at. They are generally a lot of cash though and I don't want to regret spending the money and then having to spend more to get an alternative that actually works
Smart Office 2 probably isn't the best - but it does go free from time to time if you're patient enough.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 06:39 AM   #8
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Documents To Go for best MS office compatibility out the lot (expect for CloudOn, though this is a cloud solution).
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 07:09 AM   #9
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cloud on is excellent...apart from needing to be online...why can't you simply just create a document locally????

however, the solution I've found is to open an email I sent myself with a blank spreadsheet in it and then edit it...don't need to be connected then
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 11:31 AM   #10
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I just purchased an iPad, and would like to purchase an MS Office compatible app for it. Is there one the will allow me to import and use templates I have created in Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac?
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