Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Jun 2013 11:32 UTC
Microsoft "Overall the app is really basic, and designed for on the go editing. Microsoft says it's not planning to create an iPad version, noting that tablet users can utilize the Office Web Apps instead. We'd like to see some additional options for editing, including more clear options for text formatting and the ability to insert and change images, but it's a solid attempt for something you're only really going to use for editing in emergencies." A resounding meh can be heard from all over the world.
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IOS7
by AndyB on Fri 14th Jun 2013 11:43 UTC
AndyB
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2013-03-22

So is it IOS7 ready or is the whole project going to dive when the new iPhones come out?

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Comment by robojerk
by robojerk on Fri 14th Jun 2013 17:32 UTC
robojerk
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2006-01-10

I watched the video..
It looks frustrating to use on such a small screen. I have the same issue using Google Docs/Drive if I want to modify a spreadsheet.

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RE: Comment by robojerk
by glarepate on Sun 16th Jun 2013 00:19 UTC in reply to "Comment by robojerk"
glarepate Member since:
2006-01-04

According to a company spokesperson there will be no iPad version because it doesn't provide a satisfactory user experience.

So maybe it's supposed to be torture. ;-)

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IOS7 Compatible? Yes So Far.
by mjhi11 on Fri 14th Jun 2013 20:31 UTC
mjhi11
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2009-08-15

Running IOS7 beta, seems it is, based on an hour with it but its hard to think it would be problematic, the text & spreadsheet editing capabilities are so very rudimentary that not much can really be done...which at this point brings the main benefit being you are editing native files, but severely limited what you can edit in to those files. On the other hand other office suites ported to IOS and Apple's apps give you the ability to create much more complex documents from scratch, and edit existing office docs, but with the risk of incompatibilities. Simply put...it's NOT Microsoft Office for IOS, but the ability to edit an existing document with limited functionality, or create a simple native document but again of very limited complexity, and no option to create a new PowerPoint document from scratch that I can see so far.

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