Excel/Word on the iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by luffx, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. luffx macrumors regular

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    Now I'm sure this has been touched on before, so I apologize ahead of time. I tried searching on this forum with no results.

    Can the iPhone view and/or manipulate excel sheets and word documents? I remember hearing that it can do powerpoint, but is that it? If it doesn't support these documents, is there a hack for them?

    thanks!
     
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    The iPhone can view Word, Excel, Powerpoint, documents from the iWork suite (pages, keynote, numbers), PDF files, attached html files, as well as image files (jpg, tiff, png, gif).

    It'll also do the Office 2007/2008 formats (xlsx, docx, pptx).

    You can view, but not manipulate these files.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    In 2.0, it can definitely view Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files, of both the old school and XML variety. The full list of supported attachment formats is at the bottom of this page:

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html

    It cannot edit any of them natively, however.
     
  4. mtfield macrumors 6502

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    It can view excel, word, and powerpoint.. but you cannot manipulate any of them..
     
  5. luffx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the quick replies.

    Are there currently any popular store apps for manipulation, or is that still a gray area?
     
  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    No apps for manipulation yet that I know of. Either on the app store or jailbreaking.
     
  7. luffx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Alright, all questions answered.

    Thanks again!
     

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