iPhone has WP capabilities - well, sort of

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by erictowse, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. erictowse macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2008
    Enjoy some additional "limited" functionality on your iPhone. Learn this trick and save having to purchase an additional feature someday, should it ever become available!
    We will be using Address Cards as documents and the Note section for data.


    1. Open Address Book and create (+) a new Group. Label it DOCMENTS.
    2. Add (+) a new "person" to your Address Book. Name it a company:
    WP-[name]. Include the date or other document title you choose. For example: WP-Memos, WP-Car Info, WP-Computer Equipment, WP-Meeting Notes, etc.

    3. Drag each "person" to the DOCUMENTS folder if not there already.

    4. Now, scroll down to the bottom of a WP card until you find the Note field. Click in the Note section and begin to type. How much? I'm not sure. I typed quite a bit with no problem. Unfortunately, the note section won't permit you to format text or do anything other than type raw data in the default font. Try typing a few test paragraphs. Don't forget to save!

    5. Now sync to your iPhone. Once done, click the Phone icon. Find DOCUMENTS in your Group List. Click on a WP card. Scroll down and view the text you typed in the Note section.

    6. Double-click on the Note in your iPhone to open the editing screen and add/edit a few lines. Save it and sync. Your edits now are on your computer.

    7. Copy the material you want to save or print to a text edit program on your computer and print-away. You can also start a new document from your DOCUMENTS group folder in your iPhone. Type, save, and sync to your desk top computer.

    Note that you can have as many WP documents (oops, I mean Persons) as you want in your Group DOCUMENTS folder. You now have functionality where there was none! Hopefully, Apple will add word processing capabilities to a future OS.

    If this worked for you please write back! Any suggestions? I'll pass them along to others who have requested this.

    Best wishes,

    Rev. Eric R Towse
  2. guitarguy09 macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2008
    "The Good Land"
    So, I guess I don't really understand why you can't just write something up in an email and send it to yourself. Then, if you need to make any updates you can just forward it to yourself again, after making any new changes, etc. Maybe I didn't really understand the post, but wouldn't email work in this case also and you could just create an email folder for similar stuff?
  3. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Ummm, props for thinking...and such. But this is way too convoluted to be practical. Email yourself, and then print it from your computer. Much easier. There has already been an excel like app listed as being available for the app store, so I'm pretty sure word processing will also be available.

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