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?

Thanks
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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)
https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/microsoft-word/id586447913?mt=8

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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