Something to consider for iPad Buyers

Discussion in 'iPad' started by finnschi, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. finnschi macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    IF you want to use iWork on your iPad, are you sure every time you want to copy something (like wikipedia data) from safari to keynote... you have to close keynote, open safari copy data, close safari, open keynote, navigate to the slide....

    it takes so much more time than on a "netBook" :(
  2. Lorenz0 macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2009

    The again, practicality does not really factor much when buying new toys...:)
  3. racer1441 macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
    Considering I'd actually use the iPad vs the netbook that isn't practical at all....

    I'm not really worried.
  4. andiwm2003 macrumors 601


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA
    considering that the ipad is not a computer for productivity I'm not worried.

    The example you give will occur only very rarely. You have you presentations made on your MBP or iMac and then on the plane/bus you think you should add one slide. This happens maybe once a month or maybe a week. Not a big deal.

    If you of course hope this iPad can replace a MBP then you're better off buying a MacBook Air (refurb for $1300) or a MBP (refurb for $1099) then buying a iPad for 700-850 dollar.
  5. Habitus macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2009
    Where ever my life takes me...
    Why is this in the MBP forum?

    Habitus :apple:
  6. Pressure macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    Who in their right mind would copy and use Wikipedia as source material to begin with? :p

    Just saying it wouldn't fly in the academic circles. But I digress, the same applies to the books in iBooks probably.

    Open iBook -> Copy -> Open notes -> Paste. Although I think it will be plenty fast for that operation.
  7. XxEjGxX macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2009
    well if you ask me.... when you close safari on iphone it saves the page for when you open it back up, similarly quickoffice does that too, so in my eyes, its just the same as minimizing [​IMG]
  8. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    I doubt anyone is planning to make presentations with iPad. You'll make it on a Mac and then edit and have a final touch on it with iPad and maybe use it for outputting it to a larger screen.

    And you shouldn't plagiarize it straight from Wikipedia! :p
  9. mgridgaway macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2006
    I didn't realize anyone who professionally uses a suite would use iWork over Office... :rolleyes:
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You have no idea how the OP intends to use the copied material. They could be showing examples of how information is posted on Wikipedia, or many other possibilities. The OP didn't indicate they were trusting Wikipedia content as infallible or a reliable source.
    It's not plagiarism, since Wikipedia content is not copyrighted, is public domain, and doesn't have the author listed. The OP could be using a Wikipedia reference that the OP posted on Wikipedia.
  11. Josias macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2006
    You have it a bit wrong.

    You have to go the Wiki page, copy the information. Close Safari, and open Keynote. That's one more step than on a notebook. You see, while the applications are not officially running, and while you cant have an expose-like UI with more windows, the applications do not shut off in the sense that they are reset. Whenever you open an app, it is exactly where you were last time (unless, for example you set safari to open on a specific page every time).

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