MS Word & Excel on Palm Pilot

This must be a fairly often asked question... Can anyone recommend any commercial software that will allow me to view & edit my Microsoft Word & Excel documents within my Palm 3 & allow simple hotsync'ing of these documents between PC & Palm? I've looked at 'Documents ToGo' and 'SmartDoc' but neither seem that good.
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I havn't seen any software that will allow you to edit Word and Excel documents on the Palm, only view them. There is however an excellent application called MiniCalc (PiMC) that syncs very well with Excel 97.

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mbristow_28Author Commented:
Thanks for your comment e7ta. MiniCalc looks good. I presume you rate it over Tinysheet or Quicksheet etc.?

I'll hold off accepting the answer for the moment, just in case anyone knows about any good software that allows you to edit Word docs.
In the Palm Desktop 3.0.1, you can click on HotSink, then File Link to "link" external files as memos.  This should work for your Word docs.  And it's free and already installed.  
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To be honest, I haven't used Tinysheet or Quicksheet for any longer periods of time. I have used MiniCalc 3.0.6 for some time and I like it.

Looking at the specs, I would say that QS an MC is quite similar and both have function that the other lacks. The size is important for me since I'm on a 1 Mb Pilot and there is hardly any question about which of them gives you most per Kb. MC 4 is only 65 Kb!!!

File Link with MS Word docs? That doesn't sound like a good idea to me but I can't test it at the moment. Word docs are often more crap than text and memos are limited to 4kb. Will Word open a file without complaining after you have edited it on the Pilot?

mbristow_28Author Commented:
Thanks for your comments e7ta & ShaneTampa. I'll probably buy MiniCalc as it looks good. As for using the Palm Desktop software, I haven't used it before - I have always used Outlook 97 and hotsync'ed with that. When I click HoySync/Filelink in Palm Desktop, I get the message "The File Link tool is not supported by any of the currently installed Applications". Any ideas?
No I havn't seen this before but it might be that the File Link will not work if you don't sync to the Palm Desktop. I mean, if Outlook takes control during Hotsync perhaps File Link doesn't get a chance to do what it should. Just a thought!
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