Documents to Go .. Word processing question

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by iPegboy, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. iPegboy macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2003
    I'm not currently an iPad user and have long considered getting one. But one thing that has slowed me is Word processing.

    It looks like Documents to Go might be a good program. It appears you can create a Word document and store it locally. My question is can you then attach that document in an email? Can the person on the other end open it as a regular Word document?

    (These are probably dumb, basic questions. But It would be really awesome for me if it could happen. Cloud based storage isn't ideal for my situation.)
  2. fragranthands macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2012
    Using evernote for document writing

    I have found Evernote to be nearly fantastic. I only say nearly because it has so many possible applications in my life that I'm still finding out about, but so far, everything I've needed it to do, it has. I believe it also has the ability to offer file sharing and group editing if you are working on something that requires collaboration.

    You can email your note, post it straight to a blog, send a notification of it to facebook or twitter if so inclined, plus get a link for it. But its not a word document. When you are happy with your notes, it is easy to cut and paste the text into word and jazz up the formatting etc. But it is great for keeping all your thoughts in one place and I've written quite long papers while on the train or the beach or in bed, wherever my phone is, my "computer is". If I am out of range of the wireless and decide not to chok up a bill using 3G, my note is stored on my phone till it automatically syncs to be saved in evernotes "cloud" so I can access everything even if I can't find the phone and my electricity is out. I have greatly appreciated that in the past.

    I thought that might be helpful in what you seem to be wanting. I hope so.


    I'm sorry, I just reread your post and realized that you don't want the information stored in a cloud. Mmmm maybe if you set it not to sync...anyway, what are you hiding?
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I haven't used Documents to Go specifically, but any word processing app for iPad should have a function to email the documents -- it's basically the easiest way to get them off the iPad, so much so that people are often emailing documents to themselves. And I would imagine that the recipient is able to see it as a regular document, as compatibility with Word is one of the major selling points of apps like Documents to Go.
  4. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    Yes, you can email a file from right within the DocsToGo app. And a Word file is a Word file, it can be opened in any program that reads .doc (or .docx, whichever you save it as) files.

    It does not have all of the features of Word, though - the one that people complain about the most, that AFAIK no app has yet, is Track Changes/commenting.
  5. iPegboy thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2003
    Cool, thanks guys. I appreciate the responses.

    fragranthands: I'm not hiding anything. I'm a reporter and the specific use that I need is to be able to send the document to a specific email address that files it into our system so my editors can grab it.

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