ipad and microsoft office

Discussion in 'iPad' started by illibball087, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. illibball087 macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2009
    does anyone know if there will be any support for viewing powerpoints, word docs, or excel sheets on the ipad?
  2. mkivsupra macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2009
    As far as I know the only way to view these files is to buy the iPad version of the iWork apps when they come out @ $9.99 a piece. Pages, Keynote and Numbers can view and export to Microsoft file types.
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    If you want to just view those files, you can email them to yourself. There are also a few third-party iPhone apps that lets you edit them, including QuickOffice and Documents To Go. So you are not just limited to iWorks, though right now iWorks looks like the slickest implementation.
  4. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    You can view & edit these files with Docs To Go. The iPhone versions are $10 and $14. The $14 version will edit powerpoint and google docs.
  5. MikhailT macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    If you just want to view, and some basic editing, wait till Office 2010 for Web comes out. It'll be free and probably will work via Safari on iPad.
  6. Feng Shui macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2008
    If I get the VGA connector, will I be able to do a keynote presentation from the iPad?
  7. robotkiller macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2009
  8. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    Some devices limit what resolution they can output over VGA. You might want to double check that spec before assuming your presentations will be the best they can be. The screen is 1024h x 768w. I think the VGA port outputs 768h x 1024w. Remember to format your slide shows in landscape orientaton just to make sure they'll project the same.

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