A way to transfer excel doc from company's pc to iPad?

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  1. Tonywong macrumors newbie

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    I just got the new iPad 3(not willingly, I was going for android for more productivity) now I am planning to transform it to a mobile workstation, is there any way I can transfer files from my company's computer (intranet, no wifi, no outbound email, admin restricted) only option to get the files out are USB, is there a way or I should seek an android device to solve my need?
     
  2. Scuba-EMT macrumors regular

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    Sounds like Dropbox is out of bounds, that would be my recommendation. Maybe write it to a sd chip and the use the camera connection kit for the IPad?
     
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    Ummmm, the op said no outbound email...

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    That only works for pictures...

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    Android or jailbreak.
     
  5. Tonywong thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yup bought it and tried it, but it won't read anything except photos. Dropbox is out, my last option might be jailbreak? Hope I can find a better solution:(
     
  6. intofx macrumors regular

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    Goodreader is the best app out there. Transfer files through iTunes via USB cable.
     
  7. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Without wifi you can't get your PC and the iPad on the same network. Through cellular it would have to be an external server, but you said Dropbox is out. So USB is the only way, and Apple doesn't allow access to the file system. So unfortunately jailbreaking is the only alternative if our want to stick with iOS.

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    I doubt he can get iTunes on an admin restricted PC.
     
  8. Bobby.e macrumors 6502

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    OP never said if they have iTunes on the computer. If so an app and iTunes.
     
  9. intofx macrumors regular

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    If the only option is a USB stick then the only option at the moment is to transfer to the stick and go to another computer to transfer to the iPad. Until a jailbreak is out.
     
  10. bill-p, Mar 25, 2012
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    I'm quite amazed at how little MacRumors members know about things like this...

    Here's a solution:

    1) Get this USB flash drive: http://www.hypershop.com/category-s/210.htm
    2) Get its app.

    Now you can use the app to browse files inside that drive, and transfer the Excel documents to some other app to edit spreadsheets like QuickOffice.

    No WIFI, no iTunes, no jailbreak, nothing else, just pure USB.
     
  11. intofx macrumors regular

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    Why do you need the camera connection kit? It has A USB and 30 pin connector.
    At $99+ its is a expensive option.
     
  12. bill-p macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, I "instinctively" included the CCK because the CCK can be used for other things.

    And $99 or not, it's a solution. It means you don't have to get an Android tablet or jailbreak to get something to work.

    When this is more widespread, you'll begin to see Chinese knockoffs for lower than $99, but they'll probably work just about the same.
     
  13. Mouseinhat macrumors newbie

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    Or this, here, straight to the iPad, no jailbreak or other equipment needed, and no, I'm not on commission :)
     
  14. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    That's just for pictures.

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    Wow. This is very intriguing....
     
  15. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    Wow that is pretty cool and would solve quite some problems for some people that I know.

    Thank you for the link.
     
  16. Pheo macrumors regular

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    Just a word of warning here, it is a sackable offence to do what you are trying to do at my company.

    The work computer is likely locked down for a reason, an moving company data outside of their equipment could be interpreted in a number of ways.

    I would discuss with your IT department before doing anything!
     
  17. G4R2 macrumors 6502a

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    I've used my connors wireless intranet to transfer a lot of files using Goodreader.

    Goodreader and other apps assign themselves a wireless ip address to do this and while appear as a folder on your desktop.
     
  18. waynep macrumors 6502

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    Would Goodreader and USB connection work? I don't have goodreader yet but I'm thinking about getting it.
     
  19. whtrbt7 macrumors 65816

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    Here's what I would do, Wifi USB plug and play, ad-hoc connection to iPad, quickoffice web browser file transfer. This is however a pretty rough way to do it. There are much better methods but none that I can post online.

    As Pheo mentioned, it is a sackable offense at many offices and if you were my employee, I would probably double-tap you.
     
  20. Scuba-EMT macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the link, I was unaware of this solution, my order is in already! Now if we could just get MS Office for the IPad...
     
  21. bill-p macrumors 68000

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    I think it's worth noting that if you were to go with the HyperDrive solution, there is a weird bug with the app that temporarily disables all connections (WIFI, cellular, GPS, etc...) on the device until you exit the app.

    It's not an issue if your workplace is so locked down that you can only get files out via USB, but... I would recommend against it if you need an active internet connection for any reason at all, or at least be warned of this "fault".
     
  22. Tonywong thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The truth is, i worked in a retail store where they have an intranet computer to share any new promotions or changes in the office. My job is to produce weekly business analysis and staff roster and send them from my shop email to my boss, who has an intranet email account. Its a common practice for supervisors like us to bring home the documents so not a 'sackable' issue

    I got the knockoff cck for $5 :p , works well until your ipad gets online, where I would be block by apple 'this accessory is not supported by iPad' :(

    yup, no iTunes or software installation either.

    Thanks for all the opinion guys, I will think about trying the iflashdrive or the wifi USB drive I saw earlier
     

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