View Only complex MS Word documents on iPad...
Posted on 2013-06-17
As the title above suggests I'm working on a solution for a client where they can view, and only view (editing is not required), MS word documents on their iPad. Now, they will access these word documents through a web app I have devloped, so that when they tap an icon the event will trigger a quick lookup against a remote DB, retrieve the specific file, and display it. The process works great, but, of course, the display leaves a lot to be desired. I researched the "Word on iPad" concept and bought the 3 most suggested apps--Documents to Go, Pages, and Quickoffice HD Pro--but while all 3 display the document none of them do it justice. And, since these documents are validated, or controlled, they do need to show all the content.
Some of the documents do have complex features in them and there's nothing I can do about that (they are training documents that revise periodically) So, the question is, are there other suggestions out there that will display complex word documents in there true state on the iPad? Or, a process workaround others have implemented that suffice?