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Old 03-27-2014, 04:40 PM   #1
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Microsoft Office for iPad

..has just been released. I'm downloading it now. You can read documents using the free app, but you need a subscription to Office 365 to create or edit them. I have Office for Mac so not a problem. It remains to be seen how this will work. The below article has links to the download site on the App Store.

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Cool, I'll give the free reader a try.
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I'm looking forward to trying it out, though I haven't found it in the iOS App Store or anywhere else yet. Just a matter of time I'm sure.
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Cool, I'll give the free reader a try.
There are several free readers for spreadsheets, and some that will create/edit docs and ppt. AFAICT, you need to buy a $7-$10/month subscription from MS to create/edit anything with the MS version. Whether it has other advantages, I do not know.

I have 'Kingsoft Office' and 'Documents' loaded on DW's iPad, but I have done little with them.

A search may turn up other/better ones, these are just two I'm familiar with.

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/king...762263023?mt=8

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/docu...306273816?mt=8

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Well, someone just emailed me several Excel spreadsheets, and they opened effortlessly and clearly on the iPad, in a way that they never did before. I serve on several Boards and get lots of Word and Excel documents to review. This will be very helpful.

I thought I had Office 365, but I only have the program installed on my laptop. Therefore if I wanted to create or edit, I would have to pay the annual subscription. Probably not warranted for an ER. The read function is probably enough.
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It's fascinating to me that they are moving away from selling an application you can use on your own machine to selling a subscription service. Seems to be going full circle back to the early days when we just had dumb terminals connected to a mainframe.
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It's fascinating to me that they are moving away from selling an application you can use on your own machine to selling a subscription service. Seems to be going full circle back to the early days when we just had dumb terminals connected to a mainframe.
I already have a subscription for Adobe Acrobat XI.
It's all about the cloud now.
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