Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > iPad Apps

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Aug 9, 2010, 04:32 PM   #1
Greg M
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
OfficeČ HD formatting problem

I'm looking for something that will let me store and read documents on my ipad. I bought this app because of the file storage and organizational abilities that it has. Those work great. I like how I can organize my files in folders and sub-folders which makes then much easier to find then in iBooks. It also allows me to read my PDFs very well, at least the smaller ones. I'll still use iBooks for the larger ones.

This app is suppose to be able to read doc and docx files. It can but it gets the formatting of those docs all messed up and doesn't even display the whole file! I've got a lot of 4 and 5 page docs that this program shows the 1st 2 pages, not formatted properly, and that's it. These docs have simple text with some italics, underline, and bold. They do have some footnotes.

Does anyone know a fix for this besides converting all my docs to PDFs?

Or is there another app that gives the same organizational options along with displaying documents properly?

What a waste of $8. This is the major flaw in the app store. There's no recourse for non-functioning apps.
Greg M is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 10, 2010, 09:54 AM   #2
Diane B
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Western NC foothills
Maybe goodreader

I actually use Goodreader primarily for pdfs but it also handles docs. I have Office2HD and like it but don't have any long docs to view/store. Goodreader is cheap, easy to use, has folders for easy management, renaming, export, email, etc

For Office HD, why don't you contact the developer with your issues. He may be unaware, have a fix for you and be able to fix in upgrade. I've found most developers to be very responsive.
Diane B is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 10, 2010, 11:33 AM   #3
Greg M
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
I have contacted him and he wants me to email him one of the docs which I'm going to. I found a free app fileapp that does what I want and does it quite well. I have to use a program on my MBP to transfer the files but that's not a big deal.
Greg M is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 10, 2010, 02:51 PM   #4
ashVID
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Goodreader is the way to go, fantastic app and only $1. Office2HD is the cheapest functioning office app, all are flawed in some way. I use it to create Word and Excel docs but I use Goodreader to do all my viewing. You can now open the same file in both programs, email, upload to various cloud services, etc. If you are dealing with anything complex, Pages may be the best solution for rendering true doc and docx files. It has it's own issues though.



ash =o)
ashVID is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 11, 2010, 06:38 PM   #5
bluethunder505
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
I also had a bad experience with their product. Emailed developer (2 times) and never heard anything back!
bluethunder505 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > iPad Apps

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Microsoft Launches Office 365 Subscriptions Alongside Office 2013, But Macs Still Stuck on Office 2011 MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 302 Apr 15, 2014 05:15 PM
Need Office now, but it's Office 2011 and Office 2014 is coming in March... msallin Mac Applications and Mac App Store 3 Jan 9, 2014 11:27 PM
Small Office Network Problem 8281 Buying Tips and Advice 11 Oct 31, 2013 04:27 PM
Problem with cutting and pasting in office. MacNewb-e Mac Applications and Mac App Store 4 Sep 5, 2013 12:23 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:25 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC