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Standard User goldenoldie
(knowledge is power) Tue 13-Mar-12 12:25:06
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iPads


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got a chance to acquire an iPad 2 [ WiFi only ] but for my own needs have some questions - remember me technoidiot laugh


1) Can I install my present Office for Macs [ 2008 ] on it ? Have a lot of stuff in Neo Office and Office for Macs 2008

2) Can I put DropBox on it so I can access files when offline [ they are in Open Office , and as above ]

3) Can I put Aperture 3 on it

4) Will my present me.com email work when iCloud becomes the default soon ? Present MBP is still on Snow Leopard. I'm a bit twitchy about the move to Lion/Mountain Lion after the problems with printers at the time of Leopard [ have just bought a new HP Photosmart 6510 e all-in-one and it works wirelessly which is a joy]

Guesty - any others ? I need answers pretty quickly

Thanks for all help / advice

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Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 13-Mar-12 12:27:56
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1. No. But Pages for iOS only costs a tenner and can import

2. Yes, no prob

3. No, but iPhoto for iOS has just been launched and costs about £3

4. When MobileMe closes you me.com will become avaialble to use on iCloud, if you do not just migrate them (which needs Lion, alas - am in a similar situation)


**Edit: sweeps error under carpet**

Edited by ian_c (Tue 13-Mar-12 14:07:07)

Standard User Spasch
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 13-Mar-12 12:31:07
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1. If this is Mac software, then no, you can't. Apple have got Pages, Numbers, etc specific apps for the iPad. Mac program's don't work on the iPad, you need iPad specific apps.
2. Dropbox have an app that works very well on the iPad, so yes.
3. See the answer to 1.
4. I don't see why not - the iPad has a mail program which works very well


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Standard User Spasch
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 13-Mar-12 12:32:16
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3. No, but iPhone for iOS has just been launched and costs about £3
iPhoto, shirley?? grin
Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 13-Mar-12 12:53:49
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As others have said, no you can't use Office or Open Office on an iPad. (Well you can by remotely accessing another computer, but that's another matter.)

TBH, you wouldn't want to use an application on an iPad that needs a significant amount of keyboard input (unless you invest in a wireless keyboard).

You could always look into Microsoft SkyDrive if it's a matter of wanting to view Office documents rather than edit them.

Edit: The good news is that your printer works with an iPad!

Edited by AEP (Tue 13-Mar-12 12:57:12)

Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 13-Mar-12 14:06:10
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In reply to a post by ian_c:
3. No, but iPhone for iOS has just been launched and costs about £3
iPhoto, shirley?? grin
*cough*. Ooops

Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Tue 13-Mar-12 14:16:16
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2) Can I put DropBox on it so I can access files when offline [ they are in Open Office , and as above ]


OpenOffice format files aren't read by iOS versions of Pages/Numbers etc.

IBM has Lotus Symphony viewers for iOS (iPad and iPhone) for OpenDocument files.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibm-lotus-symphony-vi...

James - be* pro - on THFB - sync about 17.2mbps - BQM
Standard User goldenoldie
(knowledge is power) Tue 13-Mar-12 15:34:43
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I'm starting to get a wee bittie concerned frown

Snag really is that the files I'll need to access from my DropBox are prepared [ mainly ] on a friend's PC using Open Office and then proofed by me on the MBP and returned to the dropbox folder [ which we share ] We both need to access this all the time - oh and stuff is in it in Cyrillic too .

The idea for a degree of shared use on the iPad is beginning to look a bit of a no-no frown

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If a thing ain't broke --- DON'T FIX IT
Experienced in making a mess of things smile
2 x MacBook Pro on OSX 10.6.8 ,Belkin N Wireless Router , [ sssh - and a PC wired lappy using XP Pro ] all on Virginmedia 20meg

Edited by goldenoldie (Tue 13-Mar-12 15:38:32)

Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Tue 13-Mar-12 15:51:08
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Snag really is that the files I'll need to access from my DropBox are prepared [ mainly ] on a friend's PC using Open Office and then proofed by me on the MBP and returned to the dropbox folder [ which we share ] We both need to access this all the time - oh and stuff is in it in Cyrillic too .


No idea on the Cyrillic, but ODF format is the issue. (apart from IBM, hardly anyone uses it in business, so there is little to no money to be made in a cheap app).

Otherwise QuickOffice will do probably everything you want; apart from the ODF format!!

http://www.quickoffice.com/quickoffice_pro_hd_ipad/

James - be* pro - on THFB - sync about 17.2mbps - BQM

Edited by jchamier (Tue 13-Mar-12 15:54:18)

Standard User Zadeks
(committed) Tue 13-Mar-12 16:47:31
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I hope you didn't buy a brand new iPad 2. tongue
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