- 04-05-2010, 12:21 AM #2
This is an excellent question. I assumed that if the iPad version of iWork (Pages, etc.) did not have this feature, then some 3rd party app developer would light the way with a handy printing app. I'm also interested in knowing if anyone has found a solution other than emailing the doc to another computer for printing.
- 04-05-2010, 11:00 AM #3
- 04-05-2010, 12:47 PM #4
I poked around a little bit online and so far the options are these:
1) search for a print share app in the app store that is iPad compatible
2) email any doc you create or receive to your computer, then print
3) hope that iPhone 4.0 addresses this issue and provides some print capability for iPad.
If the iPad could natively print, it would be just one more reason to leave the laptop at home
- 04-05-2010, 01:09 PM #5
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It's these kind of shortcomings that really diminish the potential of the iPad. The iPad could theoretically change the way we view computers but oversights such as not being able to print from iWork defeat its opportunity to be a go to device for most tasks.
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- 04-09-2010, 06:18 PM #14iPhone Nanite
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I use PrintMagic, but there is no straight forward way to print any apps of iWorks. So I have contacted PrintMagic (Tweet)
@Wellala_Inc - Interested to know how PrintMagic works on iPad? Specifically interested with apps like iWorks(pages, Numbers and KeyNotes)
Apple and iWorks say - either copy to computer (sync, iTunes, iWork.com) and this really stinks. Without appropriate printing capability, this will be a dumb thing.
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- 04-10-2010, 11:54 PM #17iPhone Intermediate
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I'm not making excuses for Apple, but at the same time I realize that history shows that when it comes to electronics 1st generation models have their issues...some of these issues are significant.
- 04-11-2010, 01:17 PM #18
- 04-11-2010, 01:27 PM #19
I'm just seeing more and more reasons here why the iPad is just a big iPod Touch.
Everyone is saying they should fix this "issue" with printing. The real issue is if it's not there it's by design, Apple wouldn't just not do it. Can you email iWork documents created on the iPad as attachments?
- 04-11-2010, 06:50 PM #20iPhone Intermediate
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All joking aside, I realize issues like this are frustrating.
- 04-11-2010, 08:56 PM #21
- 04-11-2010, 10:53 PM #22
Apple is not going to fix this "problem." (Really simply a limitation of the strategy.) All but the smartest (network attached) printers require purpose built drivers and there are hundreds of them. On personal computers, we install, late, only the drivers for the printers we have.
For the most part, we will have to rely upon open computers to drive these dumb printers. This is as much a printer limitation as an iPad limitation.
(One can imagine that the vendor of a WiFi printer might build an app to drive his printer but it is hard to figure how one might transfer an arbitrary object to the app.)
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