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Export options in Apple Pages
The Apple iPad can be a very useful work device and with the latest crop of Office capable applications you can possibly leave the laptop behind. In addition to Apple’s iWork suite, the Mobile Gadgeteer blog post includes a video walk through Documents To Go, Office2 HD, and Quickoffice.
Working in Pages
Pages is very intuitive to use and includes all the common features you need to create and edit documents.
Numbers on the iPad
You generally do not think of spreadsheets as being much fun, but Numbers makes the experience quite enjoyable and is the only application available that lets you create charts in the spreadsheet program.
Editing cells in Numbers
The formatting controls are similar across Pages and Numbers in the iWork suite.
Working with Keynote
Keynote is the presentation software part of the iWork suite.
Sample templates in Keynote
You do not need to start from scratch with Keynote and can choose from several templates.
Office2 HD cloud service support
The contenders for Office on the iPad all include support for cloud storage solutions.
Working with a spreadsheet in Office2 HD
The controls are plentiful on the top of the spreadsheet, but the icons are quite small and could be optimized better for the iPad.
File explorer in Office2 HD
This screenshot shows where you manage your documents.
File explorer in Documents To Go
You can manage documents on the iPad, on a connected desktop, and those stored on cloud servers.
Working with a text document in Documents To Go
The formatting and editing controls are found along the bottom in DTG.
Sample spreadsheet in Documents To Go
Spreadsheets work very well on the large iPad display.
Editing submenus in Documents To Go
Tapping on many of the bottom controls opens up another set of icons for further editing tool access.
File explorer in Quickoffice
Quickoffice has the most intuitive file explorer that lets you manage documents across the Internet.
Spreadsheet work in Quickoffice
As you can see Quickoffice is visually appealing and has some serious capabilities.
Word document work in Quickoffice
The word processing application is quite slick and the upper right toolset helps you quickly edit your documents.
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