microsoft office for ipad

Posted on 2012-09-09
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Last Modified: 2012-09-15
how to use office word,excel,outlook, powerpoint on ipad
Question by:techp

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As far as I know, there is no local installation of Microsoft Office for the iPad. You can however get started with Microsoft Office on your iPad by using the cloud server SkyDrive at http://skydrive.com - App Store - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/skydrive/home
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by:Hamidreza Vakilian
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As far as i know there is non of those programs can be run on an ipad. I would suggest a laptop if you need to use those programs.
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by:Hamidreza Vakilian
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MS Office is not supported natively in iOS, but you can use the equivalent/similar applications which provide almost the main features of microsoft office as well. I have mentioned two such useful apps above.
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John Hurst earned 1000 total points
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I use QuickOffice on my iPhone and that works decently well. QuickOffice is readily available from the Apple app store using iTunes.  It is another alternative amongst the ones mentioned above. .... Thinkpads_User
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darbid73 earned 1000 total points
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Hi techp,

1.  You can open all those kinds of office documents and VIEW them on your ipad without installing anything.

2.  Microsoft Itself has not released an Office version which is supported by iOS or the operating system of iPhones/iPads/iPods.  Rumour HAD it that Microsoft was going to release something see here or see here but my prediction is that these rumours were about a Microsoft own tablet and that the Surface which is their tablet will have native Office programs and Microsoft will intentionally not release something for iDevices to gain some advantage.

3. Microsoft has Office Web apps which are now touch friendly so you could use these eg a random blog about it..

4.  Some apps also are available but I am sure some have been covered above.  For example
Documents Unlimited
Quick Office - which I use.
Office2 HD
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by:Scott C
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Just my 2 cents. I have been using Office2 HD for over a year.  It works with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files.

It is of course not as power as the real thing but for under $10 it does the job pretty well.
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by:Brad Bouchard
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The official Microsoft Office app suite will be released for iOS, specifically iPad, this fall.  Until then use QuickOffice, it's amazing and probably will be better than MS' offering anyway.

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by:John Hurst
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@techp - Thank you, and I was pleased to assist you with this.

.... Thinkpads_User

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