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Is there any IPAD 3 compaitable Microsoft Office

by Sandeep-Kamarapu / January 7, 2013 9:18 PM PST

Is there any IPAD application will support to edit with complete features of Microsoft office files

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Re: Office
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 7, 2013 9:26 PM PST

I'm afraid that Infopath 2007 and Publisher 2007 don't have a compatible replacement at all on an iPad, while they surely are part of MS Office 2007. So the answer to yoiur questiion about a full replacement is no. Also, support for ActiveX extensions is very doubtful. That's another reason to say no.

I'd wait a few month, then buy a full Windows 8 tablet and install the full MS Office on it.


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In the rumor mill is Microsoft is preparing Office for iPad.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 8, 2013 1:32 AM PST

They may have it working internally but there are big political hurdles inside the beast to get it out the door.

Frankly they may have missed the window of opportunity on this one as you have Pages and other apps today.

-> But you asked for "complete features" but what does that mean? For example you find features come and go with each version of Office. And there are how many Office Suites? And then we have parts of Office that require Exchange Server or Windows Server!


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On a lighter note,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 8, 2013 7:47 AM PST

if you just mean something to open Word documents, Excel documents or PowerPoint documents, then Apple iWorks will fit the bill.
Comprising Pages, Numbers and Keynote, they can all open their MS Office counterparts and also save them in that format.


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Will Keynote will display smart art symbols with labels?
by Sandeep-Kamarapu / January 8, 2013 12:18 PM PST
In reply to: On a lighter note,

Most of the people will use smart art symbols in MS-powerpoint to create presentations, Track changes in Word and as well as formulas, vlookups in excel file.

When we check with Quick lookm it is not displaying perfectly with alignments and these sysmbols so I need this on IPAD 3. Will pages, Keynotes and Numbers support those features?

If it is support, it is very helpful to us. Please suggest and confirm

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I have to go with no. Why?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 8, 2013 12:22 PM PST

Word and Powerpoint use a system that takes hints about fonts and more from a printer driver. This does not exist on an iPad so you may have to touch up a presentation you bring over.

You should be seeing this on Windows PCs already.

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