iphone firmware 2.0 editing office documents...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TwoBytes, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    so you can view every single office document in existence BUT do you think an app will be released so you can EDIT documents?
  2. elppa macrumors 68040


    Nov 26, 2003
    Possibly, nothing has been announced by anyone yet as far as I am aware.

    Win Mobile is obviously the best platform for this. I'm sure the MacBU would love to do some iPhone stuff, just depends on whether it fits in with what Microsoft are trying to do strategically (in all likelihood, probably not).
  3. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    Trying to do any serious editing to office (or iWork) documents seems like it would be terrible on any phone-sized device. It's bad enough on a full sized computer.
  4. TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    With all it's new 'enterprise' features apple have marketed with the iphone i'm surprised not even basic editing is acceptable...ie, putting some simple numbers in excel or editing a word document with bold, italics and underline. I'm not asking for a fully fledged editing device but some simple features would be great.

    All we can hope on is dev's and the app store unless apple blocks it and has an 'iphone iwork' in the works for the future...
  5. stiphone macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2008
    I hope there is an option for that as it'll be great for someone to have the ability to edit documents on the go. It'll be even better if we could access the files on iDisk from the iPhone. That'll be a lifesaver some day. I'm shocked that they left that out for the iPhone. I thought the iPhone should have that option.
  6. Jowl macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2006
    This is something I can do on my ipaq and was hoping the iPhone could do - as I intend the iPhone to replace my iPaq.

    I don't use it often, but occasionally like to edit a spreadsheet and maybethe odd word doc.

    Unless there is a good Mileage recorder/tracker App :)
  7. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Editing aside - I'd love to just be able to STORE documents on there for viewing - similar to the notes functionality of every iPod from the last 5 years.
  8. TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    yes, i have a lot of pdf ebooks so i'd like a way to pick one in some sort of finder.

    Also the prospect of creating PP presentations and connecting the tv out of an iphone to view them would be something else... :)
  9. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    I know there were a couple of developers that were sending their test documents for just this reason, but some of their ebooks were still having a few glitches. I had requested some legal briefs along the lines of research documents available through "iStor" an academic research engine, but there was a bunch of work on the receiver's end and it got a bit confusing with all the formatting issues. They did some nice work, but for some reason, once they reached a certain stage in their testing, everything came to a screeching halt. I'm certain we'll hear from them quite soon. :cool:
  10. Project macrumors 68020

    Aug 6, 2005
    Its a bit of a work around but just put the files in your IMAP email folders....
  11. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Yeah, I know but it's just so frustrating having to roll through emails, wait for them to download etc. I'd much rather have a tab in iTunes up there with Music, Movies, Photos etc called "data" or "documents" where I can just drag and drop them onto a little window and have them copied across into a section on the iPod where I can view them independently of internet connectivity and without the ability to accidentally delete them.

    I shouldn't have to keep my documents in my email system just to be able to see them on the iPhone/iPod touch.

    The iPhone and iPod touch are described as the "best iPods ever" despite lacking some considerably functional features found in iPods now for many years.
  12. bavarian3 macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2008
    I think it would be interesting to see what comes of the interface.....

    That being said, I agree with the person who said it is a PIA to edit documents even with a computer. BUT I don't see a point if you can't edit a document that is shared among groups.
  13. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2008
    you mostly edit the documents on a PDA, which is very useful and should be standard on any device.
  14. Mikey B macrumors 65816

    Mikey B

    Jan 4, 2008
    the island
    This is one thing that makes me say WTF? It makes no sense to me that we can't edit documents on our iPhones. Its not that I want to create a keynote presentation or create an intricate spreadsheet, but I sure would like to be able todo some edits. There's been several times at work that this functionality would have been very helpful.

    I'm willing to bet that we will see some 3rd party apps that will let you edit documents. I want something that will let me edit and store documents in the cloud.
  15. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

    Jun 10, 2007
    Cary, NC
    What gets me is I can do this so easy on my Motorola Q, which I only paid $99 for over a year ago. I'm kind of amazed at the folks who don't see this as a real need. But I know, Apple said you don't need it, so you don't need it. They need to get in tune with the rest of the world. Docs-To-Go has been around for years. I use my Word documents to keep my travel plans up to date and constantly consult them when traveling.

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