iPad and Word documents

I just purchased and iPad.  Never used one before.

I downloaded a Word document from a Gmail attachement, but when I went to view it it was not formatted correctly.

I was assuming I could have viewed (not edited) the document, but I was not totally correct

Then I tried to save the document, and it appeared to save it to two files (the docx contained 2 pages).  I could only attach one or the other to a gmail message.

So what app do I download that will allow me to download and upload attachments.

I do not need to edit word, just to sownload, view and upload the files

Is there a free app?   I heard about something called idocs, would that work

Any ideas?

Anthony LuciaAsked:
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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
Microsoft make a version of Word for iOS .. this is probably the best option as you can view (and edit if you want)

If you use Gmail app on iOS you can choose to open attachments in Word
Amy WallerMarketing Operations ManagerCommented:
I use Google Docs for everything on my iPad. It is saved automatically, and more importantly, I can view it on any device, anywhere, anytime -  whether I'm on a desktop, my Samsung phone or my iPad. Also, it is a running document, so changes made appear real-time, so you don't have to worry about not having the most recent version.
Google Docs is a free app you can download in the App Store or Google Play Store. You can access it on your desktop at https://docs.google.com

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