The new MS Office "Docs for Facebook" on iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by peestandingup, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. peestandingup macrumors regular

    Jul 14, 2006
    Saw that they just announced this new cloud-based service today at Facebook's F8 conference. I'm wondering if this might be the answer to some of the iPad's word processing woes?

    Yes, I know Pages is awesome, but its more of a desktop publisher than a robust word processor. Let's be honest, for Word docs, it kinda stinks since a lot of the formatting gets change when importing an MS Doc. That just wont do for a lot of people (including my wife who's a college prof & also wants an iPad). So I figured since this was built by Microsoft & based off of Office 2010, it might do the trick.

    Any iPad users have access to the beta yet??
  2. bluehaze013 macrumors 6502

    Nov 23, 2007
    Most of the cloud based stuff wont work due to the closed nature of the iPad, not having a filesystem to edit,save and upload files on the device itself makes file manipulation difficult. If all file manipulation can be done over the net it might work but due to the lack of ram in the iPad and the constant reloading I would be terribly scared to use a word processor that did not save information to the HD, it irks me to no end when just trying to post on a forum and tabbing to a different webpage to copy a link then tabbing back and all the info I had in the reply box disappears due to the need to reload the web page. I could not imagine how frustrated I would be if I typed up a long Word doc and the same thing happened LOL
  3. luha macrumors newbie


    Apr 22, 2010
    Have you both checked this out?

    It can create/edit existing word & excel files, perfectly integrates in iDisk, Dropbox or other WebDav services, what makes it easy to synch and share files or just work coninuousely on your documents.

    Yes, it cost some bucks, but it was worth the purchase for the tasks I am working on.

    Cheers, Lutz

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