App for opening documents?

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  1. vine-boating macrumors 6502

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    For opening word documents and viewing PDF files what do you guys recommend and use?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    All of those open just fine on their own if you are viewing an attachment in Mail or seen from a browser. I guess it depends on if you want to store those files somewhere, but then usually those places will have a way to view those files, like Google Drive, or Dropbox, or OneDrive, etc.
     
  3. chabig macrumors 603

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    Preview opens PDFs. For other documents, each type will have its own app. For simple Word documents, you can open them in Pages. Otherwise open them in Word.
     
  4. vine-boating thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes like when my teacher emails me documents of things to read etc....?
    Most are word or PDF documents
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    Is word free for IOS?
    What do you use may I ask?
     
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    You should be able to open the PDF or Word document right in the Mail app in iOS. And, yes, various document apps like Word or Acrobat Reader are free.
     
  6. vine-boating thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh with preview? Is that what you mean?
     
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    It's not exactly Preview per se, just something that's supported within the app--you see the Word or PDF attachment in the email, you tap on it, and it opens so that you can read it.
     
  8. iRaynor SK macrumors 6502

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    For PDF I recommend PDF Expert (yes, paid, but worth if you work a lot with PDF files)
     
  9. pacorob macrumors 68000

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    On iOS opening Word, Acrobat PDF files is always free and easy.
    If you actually want to adjust and save e.g. Word files then you need to download the Microsoft Word app and get a (free or paid) account @outlook e-mail address (free) or Office 365 (paid) account to login or go with third party apps like wpsoffice.
     
  10. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a

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    Microsoft Word for word documents, Preview for PDF's.
     
  11. C DM, May 4, 2018
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    Is there a Preview app in iOS?
     
  12. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh... I forgot you were trying from iOS....
     
  13. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    I wasn't, but the OP was/is.
     
  14. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeaaaa... I didn't see that part. :oops:
     
  15. geta macrumors 6502a

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    Check Documents by Readdle, its a free file manager that let you can store and open many kind of files included word & PDF.
     
  16. vine-boating thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How do you choose it as the default app to open documents?

    Like when I open a document it opens with preview....not Readdle
     
  17. geta macrumors 6502a

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    I've got no clue how to choose it as the default app... im using it mainly as a file manager.
     
  18. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    What do you mean by when you open a document it opens in preview?
     
  19. pacorob macrumors 68000

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    You can't its iOS ;)
    The only option you have is either start from Readdle or any third part app for certain documents or if you maybe have some setting in e.g a third party e-mail app or cloud storage where the file is you try to open.
    Otherwise there is the so called Share Sheet feature where you can open a file in ... (if the app you want to use supports the Share Sheet feature in iOS). The downside is that you have to manually select it each and every time.

    If you just want to read a PDF or Word file I think you always can without using third party apps on iOS by iOS itself so you don't need any Apple app as well for that. Do you however want to edit a Word of PDF file then you can use options such as Microsoft Word app (but to edit you need to login with either free Outlook.com e-mail account or paid Office 365) or apps like wpsoffice (no account/login required other then giving the app access to e.g. Dropbox/Google Drive if you stored files there). See also my previous post.
     

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