Words and Spreadsheets

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by vansouza, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. vansouza macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2006
    West Plains, MO USA Earth
    Just got my iPhone so I guess I should check this out my self but... can't we just use Google documents to deal with MS Office documents?:confused:
  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    no the docs do not work,
    but I have not tried the spreadsheet program, it may work

    EDIT: nope no spreadsheet either
  3. Manatee macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2003
    Washington DC
    I would like to see DataViz do for the iPhone what they did for Palm devices. Documents to Go does a great job with Word, Excel, and Powerpoint files. That's what I'd like on the iPhone. :)
  4. billyoungs macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2007
    Carrying Documents on Your iPhone

    I would like to create documents on the iPhone -- and that seems difficult at this time. I would also like to carry certain documents with me on the phone -- essays I want to read, documents I want to memorize (say, The Gettysburg Address), etc. Here is an easy to download documents to the phone:

    Either compose the document in an email on your computer -- or cut and paste words from another source into an email message. Then simply send the email to yourself and retrieve it on your iPhone. This morning, for example, I saw an historical essay on line on my computer and I wanted to read later. So I emailed it to myself and can now read it on the phone.

    Limitations and challenges:

    -- It would be nice to be able (1) to change the size of the email text, enlarging it within the window, and (2) to view in landscape mode.

    -- Apostrophies come out as question marks in my first test of this approach.

    -- I'm not certain whether the documents reside on the iPhone once retrieved or stay on a server. If in the iPhone that would allow viewing, of course, when not on line. (The iPhone does this with stored photos, songs, and other media, and so why not documents....)

    If and when a program like Documents to Go becomes available for the iPhone, that would be very useful. But in the mean time the email approach does at least teach the iPhone to facilitate access to written works as well as other media.

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