Microsoft office files and pdf on itouch?

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  1. mikesjo macrumors regular

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    My sister needs a pda like device for school that can read microsoft office files (excel, word, ppt) and pdf files. Does the current iPod touch have this ability and if not does the new 2.0 update coming out support it?

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. icecold0913 macrumors member

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    The current Touch can view PDF files but not Office files. 2.0 will allow it to view all Office and iWork files.
     
  3. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    The current firmware supports viewing Microsoft Word and Excel files, as well as viewing PDF files.

    The 2.0 Software Update will allow the iPod touch to view Microsoft Powerpoint files.

    All the best,
    Austin
     
  4. mikesjo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is 2.0 coming out on the 11th, sooner, or is there no word on when yet? Is the cost the same as the iPhone 2.0 software, $9.99?
     
  5. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    2.0 is coming out on July 11th, available as a free upgrade to iPhone users, and $9.95 for iPod touch users.
     
  6. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    Only in an eMail attachment though. :(
     
  7. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    Aww, wasn't aware of that, will 2.0 allow access to MS Office files anywhere?
     
  8. mikesjo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok so when 2.0 finally comes out I can view word, excel, ppt documents as pdf files stores on the itouch itself and not just in email?

    Currently it can only read pdf files?
     
  9. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    All I know is that it definitely currently recognizes Microsoft Word and Excel files, as well as PDF's, all in e-mail. I know 2.0 is adding Powerpoint support also, but I'm not sure if it's just through eMail attachments, or if it's a system-wide thing.
     
  10. Nickelz92 macrumors member

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    My question is: Is this functionality only available through the Mail app or can you actually put files on. Now that I think about it, a Powerpoint Reader-like App for 2.0 / App Store for Word would be awesome. But is that already possible? :confused:
     
  11. tymmini macrumors newbie

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    Are these files on an ipod touch read-only? Or does the new 2.0 software allow it to be read and write?
     
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