Best word processor for iPad?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Dolphinesian, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Dolphinesian macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. Hammie macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  3. svredhead2008 macrumors newbie

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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!
     
  4. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Pages. Fully featured and supported by Apple.
     
  5. RodThePlod macrumors 6502a

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  6. AlliFlowers Contributor

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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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  8. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  9. curtisinoc macrumors 6502

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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?
     
  10. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, I have always been able to view Microsoft Word files on the device without any extra programs.
     
  11. curtisinoc macrumors 6502

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    Thanks
     

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