MS Office on iPhone

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    Are there any apps available for the iPhone that will allow you to upload a Word or Excel document from pc to iPhone, allow you to make changes to the document or spreadsheet, then allows you to download it back onto your pc?

    Also does such an app exist for the iPad too?
     
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    I use 'quickoffice pro' in conjunction with Dropbox to do this.

    Hope this helps
     
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    Ive heard MS are bringing out Office, Excel and powerpoint for iphone soon £8 each I think
     
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    Documents To Go Premium would get my vote. You can use Google Docs, Dropbox etc, or you can transfer documents directly to it from your PC (via iTunes), or both :)

    It's also a Universal App, so one purchase for both iPhone and iPad.
     
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    I use the same.

    Make sure you get the Premium version, as I think this is the one that allows Dropbox support, while the normal version did not.
     
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    Pages does it. Also with iCloud any thing you drag and drop into Pages will appear on all you iDevices.
     
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    I wouldn't assume that compatibility will be wonderful on the Microsoft own Apps should they be released. It's taken quite a while and a significant upgrade to the OneNote App before it can be considered compatible with some key functionality within the desktop App. I'd go as far as say until the recent update, it was useless for heavy OneNote users. There is no guarantee Word or Excel Apps will be any better in initial releases, but we can but hope...
     
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    I'm disappointed there's no free app that can edit Word documents. I mean, if OpenOffice on the PC can be free...? As for Docs to Go, if they had free versions to trial first then I'd be a lot more likely to consider it. £12 for Docs to Go premium is to much to try. QuickOffice has a free trial but can't save.
     
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    Not sure why you would expect it to be free. Word is certainly far from free!

    Most of them are only £6.99. Maybe you need to spend some money?

    M
     
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    Why would I expect it to be free? For the reason I said in my post - OpenOffice is free. And that's a fully-fledged replacement and competition for Microsoft Office that can edit Office files. I wouldn't expect any app on my iPhone to be able to do everything a PC based editor can do, so if they can make a free one of those then I hope they could make a free app.

    And, as I also said in my post, I'd be a lot more likely to consider an app if it had a trial that saved. When you work with well-designed graphical documents, it's important to know if an app will affect the formatting when you're just editing text. I've seen it happen.
     

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