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iPad: Best way to open Word attachments from email, edit them, and send?

When working on iPad, I want to open Word attachments from email, edit them, and email them back as attachment WITHOUT HAVING TO SAVE THEM. What is the best way to achieve this?

I am able to do this with Outlook 2010/Word 2010 on PC. I do not need to save the word docs.

I do not want to save Word documents on iPad either. I want to open the Word attachments, edit them, then send as attachment, just like Word 2010.

I am open to buying whatever apps I need for this. I do not need any advanced word processing features. Just simple text edits to Word documents.

I have the iPad 3.

Thank you.
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darbid73Commented:
Hi

see this very recent question which answers yours as well.

I also wrote a fairly long response which applies to you here too.

Previous Exchange question.
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it1000Author Commented:
Thank you. Can you confirm that with QuickOffice, you can open a Word attachment from email, edit it, then Send As Attachment, without ever needing to save the document, just like with Word?
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darbid73Commented:
I would say ALMOST.

I just tested this on my iPad.

1.  receive email
2. download attachment and it will open.
3.  Top right to open in your iOS office app.
4. In Quickoffice you need to save it
5.  From the list of files you can drag it to an Email Icon

So from what I can see you must save it first.  I doubt you will find something that you can send without saving.
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Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
I use Office2 HD on my iPad.  You do have to save it but you can very easily save the document, edit it and email it back off again.

This app does Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files.  It is compatible up through Office 2010.

The mail program that comes with the current iOS leaves MUCH to be desired in the ways of features and functionality.

Here's to hoping that iOS 6 has a better mail client.
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darbid73Commented:
yeh in the previous question there are a number of options for apps.
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Scott CSenior Systems EnginerCommented:
I participated in the previous question you posted.
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it1000Author Commented:
It seems like a minor issue but I'd really like to be able to do Email As Attachment from within the app. I downloaded a free version of an app called Documents that has this in the screenshots.

Any thoughts on that, or is there just no way to do Email As Attachment currently on ipad? Also, it seems there is no way to do a trial with QuickOffice or any paid apps. Is this correct?
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darbid73Commented:
It seems like a minor issue but I'd really like to be able to do Email As Attachment from within the app.

What do you mean by this?  When programming the app the programmer is going to use the mail client almost 100% of the time and you are going to get that new mail view where you can put a TO and Subject etc.  Most of the time once you hit send you will stay in the programmers app.

Are you talking about this app?

If the app is a paid app there are no trials, but sometimes there will be a free version which is crippled in some way.
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it1000Author Commented:
Yes talking about that app. If you scroll sideways in the screenshots there is one that shows you a menu with 'Email As Attachment'. I understand that this will invoke the email client and create a new email, that's fine. My question is: Does QuickOffice have that option? I want an app that has that feature in its menu. That's all.
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darbid73Commented:
yes quick office is very similar.  The only thing that you need to do is save the doc first before sending.
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it1000Author Commented:
I overlooked step number 5 until I saw it in a video. You DRAG THE FILE to the bottom to the email icon. Overall I'm happy with QuickOffice thanks for the recommendation.
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