Viewing MS Office Doc's

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Naim135, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Naim135 macrumors member

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    I have a user who uses an iPad and also iMac and MacBook Pro, on their iPad they can view attached MS office Doc's and PDF's etc with built in convertors I was wondering if it would be possible for the same in native OS X i.e without having to install office or equivalent as the user only views the attachments
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    There is preview button in Mail I think, have you tried that? PDFs can be viewed in Preview app.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can view Excel and Word documents in Google Docs. You can also use Quick Look to view some Word and Excel formats.
     
  4. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I think you'll need openoffice(or neopffice), iWork, or msoffice to preview office documents. I'm sure there are more options as well.

    Edit: google dogs is also a good one, I use it everyday, I don't know why I didn't think of that. However, you may lose some formatting and charts with it.
     
  5. Naim135 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the posts. Am I right in thinking in IOS the document is converted to a PDF before it is displayed, if so does anyone know if a similar option is available in OS X? I don't want to have to install any sort of Office if poss.
     

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