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Old Jan 5, 2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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Best word processor for iPad?

Hi,

Pretty much every document I create has the following features which seem to be lacking in any of the word processing apps (including Pages) in the iPad app store:

- Outline numbering and headers e.g. 1. Heading 1, 1.1. Sub Heading 1
- Table of contents
- Table of figures
- Table of tables
- Figures captions
- Tables captions
- Insert > Reference (for heading, table or figure)

Does anyone know of any apps that would provide these features?

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Old Jan 5, 2012, 10:43 AM   #2
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Hi,

Pretty much every document I create has the following features which seem to be lacking in any of the word processing apps (including Pages) in the iPad app store:

- Outline numbering and headers e.g. 1. Heading 1, 1.1. Sub Heading 1
- Table of contents
- Table of figures
- Table of tables
- Figures captions
- Tables captions
- Insert > Reference (for heading, table or figure)

Does anyone know of any apps that would provide these features?

Thanks
This is why I often start a document in Pages on my Mac and transfer it to my iPad. I do a lot of APA style writing, but I do use my iPad to populate the "meat" of the document.

BTW, I created an APA template, but I have not tried to use it natively on my iPad. I usually populate all titles, headers, ToC's, and references either before I start writing, or after when I do my final editing on my Mac.
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I have to agree with Hammie. Pages for iPad is the best word processor for the iPad that I have ever used (come to think of it, it's the best Word Processor I have used for any system). I use it for my Macbook Pro, iPad and iPhone. It's awesome!
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Old Jan 14, 2012, 07:29 PM   #4
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Old Jan 14, 2012, 08:04 PM   #5
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Hi,

Pretty much every document I create has the following features which seem to be lacking in any of the word processing apps (including Pages) in the iPad app
I've not had a chance to try this yet, but you might want to try OnLive's offering:
http://www.macrumors.com/2012/01/09/...ffice-for-ipad

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Old Jan 15, 2012, 10:16 AM   #6
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+1 for OnLive. I have tried it, and it's nice. It is a virtual Windows machine, so you have the full experience.

I also like CloudOn. It does not require the server connection that OnLive does, but it does require your documents be stored in your Dropbox folder.
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 03:46 AM   #8
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Pages all the way. It's fast, it's clean, and it just works, in comparison to Word for mac, which is a memory hog, and it is not as stable.
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 08:01 AM   #9
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Pages all the way. It's fast, it's clean, and it just works, in comparison to Word for mac, which is a memory hog, and it is not as stable.
Getting my first iPad soon (when iPad 3 is released). Does the iPad have a built in app/program that can view and or edit "Microsoft Word" documents or is there a paid app for this?
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Getting my first iPad soon (when iPad 3 is released). Does the iPad have a built in app/program that can view and or edit "Microsoft Word" documents or is there a paid app for this?
Yes, I have always been able to view Microsoft Word files on the device without any extra programs.
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Yes, I have always been able to view Microsoft Word files on the device without any extra programs.
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