Viewing and editing??

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by arnieterm, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. arnieterm macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2008
    I want to view as well as edit [if possible] the Microsoft Word/Excel files on Iphone. Can any one let me know about these:
    1] How to view these word and excel files?
    2] How can we edit these files like in Microsoft Office?

  2. jnic macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2008
  3. wizard macrumors 68040

    May 29, 2003
    Only a partial solution.

    You can VIEW some excel and word files from the Mail app. To the best of my knowledg you can not edit them.

    So the question becomes is their an API available to open such for viewing? I don't know as I've never looked. You best bet is to try the documentation.

  4. arnieterm thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2008
    then it seems to me that we have to create a custom control by subclassing UIView that allows for adding/removing text fields/images along with formatting options
    Even If I create such a control that allows for a simple document to be created then still one problem remains how can I save it? Specifying the extension .doc to it may not make it a word document.
    I am asking all these as I have to look for an optio of creating a word processor for Iphone

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