Are you using Office for iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Night Spring, Apr 9, 2014.

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Are you using Office for iPad?

  1. I don't have Office for iPad installed (select if you downloaded but subsequently deleted).

    31 vote(s)
    43.7%
  2. I have it installed but have not paid for a subscription.

    13 vote(s)
    18.3%
  3. I have it installed and I had an Office subscription previously.

    15 vote(s)
    21.1%
  4. I got an Office subscription because of Office for iPad.

    12 vote(s)
    16.9%
  1. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    Just wondering if people are using Office for iPad. I didn't see a poll, so I thought I'll put one up. Any thoughts you have on Office, please feel free to post comments.
     
  2. sracer macrumors 603

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    I am greatly against software rental but after kicking the tires on Office for iPad, experienced frustration with other apps attempting to fill in the gap, and the realization that for $65 a year I could have Office installed on every device in my house, I had to make an exception.

    iPad apps like "AnyFont" help to make Office docs created on other devices appear identical on an iPad.

    For producing documents to be published, I still rely on OSX Pages.

    But I'll see how Microsoft handles the new version of Office for Mac and overall their commitment to obtaining feature parity across platforms.
     
  3. easy-peasy macrumors regular

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    Can't say that I would unless it was 365 university ($80 for 4 years).

    $99 a year for a single user is dog$#%! :(
     
  4. Traverse macrumors 603

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    Yes. Office is the best productivity set on the App Store!

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    Do you use OneNote? I have just tried and am thinking of dropping notability for it. I'm confident that Microsoft will update the Mac version.
     
  5. sracer macrumors 603

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    I'm a big fan of nvalt (notational velocity fork) and have much of my notes in plain text stored in DropBox for cross-platform capabilities... But I've warmed up to OneNote. I really like the layout but Microsoft has flubbed it with the lack of inking in both the OSX and iOS version. I managed to get a free copy of Outline+ for iOS which is actually a better OneNote than OneNote.

    I'm currently converting my plain text notes to OneNote as I need to edit them. I have great hopes for OneNote... But I'm painfully aware of how many times Microsoft has disappointed me. :)
     
  6. kaielement macrumors 65816

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    iWork does everything I need so no need to pay $100 a year to use something I only use once and while.
     
  7. Traverse macrumors 603

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    Nicely put. I hope they are settling into their new roles as a cross-platfrom software company (not just Windows OS maker) and just focus on making top quality software products with parity on all platforms instead of heavily biasing Windows, but Apple does the same handicapping with iTunes for Windows I suppose.....
     
  8. Badrottie Suspended

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    This.. I work on document few times (resumes/cover letter) that was it. Thank God, iWork has an option to save PDF format without any mess up. :apple:
     
  9. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Without Office I may as well be armless. And now finally (most of) its awesomeness is on the iPad.
     
  10. havit macrumors newbie

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    I can not work without it.:D
     
  11. AppleBiter macrumors newbie

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  12. kaielement macrumors 65816

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    You can also save email the doc in a Word format so really it's very multifunctional.
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    I have it and because of the power/flexibility of Office I did get a subscription. After weighing the pros and cons of a subscription based model I found that I'm getting value for my money and opted for the subscription.
     
  14. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816

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    I have been using Office for years and was happy to see it come to the iPad. I did subscribe to Microsoft Office 365 when it started and ran with it a few months hoping that an iPad version would come out. When the iPad versions were announced I reinstated my membership and I have to say that I am glad that I did. Although I was getting by just fine with the iWorks apps, and I feel that they are really great apps. Unfortunately, not all the work I do can be done in iWork because my employer uses Windows computers that have MS Office on it, so for me the Office 365 subscription is needed. I no longer have compatibility issues with spreadsheets. When I showed my superiors that we can now open documents without issue on the iPad they were so impressed that they are considering buying several hundred iPads so that they can be used in the field.

    For me, I've been using Excel for years as well as Word. I do prefer Pages over Word, but again I work in an Office environment so that compatibility has to be there and Office for iPad and Excel work flawlessly. Overall I am more familiar using Office than iWork so it's nice to have the applications I am more familiar with on the iPad. Don't get me wrong I do like iWork and will probably continue to use that more for my personal life, but for my professional life, the Office 365 subscription is worth the $99 I pay for the year. With the ability to load it on to all my devices which include an iMac, MacBook Pro, Windows 7 laptop, iPad, and iPad mini and have them all with the latest versions of Office is cheaper and well worth the price.
     
  15. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Are you using Office for iPad?

    No. Pages numbers and keynote are my choice.
     
  16. Badrottie Suspended

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    No it doesn't work that way. I created resume with Pages then attached with email sent to my teacher who have Office for Windows, the formats are a mess. :apple:
     
  17. kaielement macrumors 65816

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    Yes it does. When you email the doc from the iPad it will give you an option to send as word doc pages doc PDF or an ePub. I know this because I have done it before. It's very easy. And the person on the other end opened it in office no problem.
     

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  18. Night Spring thread starter macrumors G5

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    The results will vary based on what formatting elements you used in your document. For instance, if you used a font that the other person's computer doesn't have, then you might end up with a messy document.
     
  19. justinthesommer macrumors regular

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    No way! It's an Apple product... keep it all Apple! ...and i dont feel like paying the subscription fee lol
     
  20. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I only need Numbers and it was free. It's doing everything I need it to do.
     
  21. TerryReis macrumors newbie

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    The time it has taken MS to bring this out gave me the opportunity to work with Pages and Numbers until they are now fully integrated in to my work flow. I have been most impressed how I have been able recreate all our DP in pages (previously InDesign).
    Currently changing our database system from Access to Filemaker.

    Goodbye PC's, Windows etc.
    Hello Macs, OSX and iPads for everyone at my company.

    Cheers,

    Terry
     
  22. Taustin Powers macrumors regular

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    I got a subscription, but not just for the iPad. We have four copies of Office installed in our home, so that plus the iPad apps makes it a good deal to me.

    The sub really only makes sense if you take full advantage of it and install/use multiple copies.
     
  23. millerj123 macrumors 6502a

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    I did the same, although I'll wind up using all 5 copies. Even with MS products, there can be compatibility issues, but it's unfortunately the path of least resistance.
     
  24. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    This applies to me as well. Furthermore, out of iWork I only really use Pages, and even that is rare.

    I did use Numbers to track the budget when planning our wedding last year.
     
  25. Badrottie Suspended

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    Yup thats correct and I think the best to use Time Roman font for all documents. :apple:
     

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