1. starkreality1's Avatar
    I'm trying to figure out whether the ipad pro can replace a laptop for an average user...that is what will the ipad NOT be able to do?
    I've read all the comparisons and arguments between the two and still unclear about OFFICE stuff - basic spreadsheets, word processing and powerpoint / keynote?
    None of the office stuff will be sophisticated and want to undertsand whether the ipad will do this with at least similar ease or it will be painful?
    12-20-2017 01:44 AM
  2. Mella's Avatar
    Yes, iPad Pro can work with Office documents including Microsoft Word,
    Excel, Powerpoint. All these apps are available on iOS App Store:Microsoft Word, excel, powerpoint.
    https://products.office.com/en-us/mo...e-apps-for-ios
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    12-20-2017 03:27 AM
  3. TripleOne's Avatar
    It’ll work just fine on the iPad Pro.
    Although I do fine it easier to use Office on a Mac as compared to an iPad. It feels more restricted and difficult to navigate with an iPad IMO.
    12-21-2017 01:42 AM
  4. mogelijk's Avatar
    The OP isn't clear to me, considering this post is on the iPad forum and not the iPad Pro forum. Did you mean this for the iPad Pro forum, or did you want to know if the iPad can handle Office apps like the Ipad Pro can?

    If the former, perhaps a mod can move this thread to the iPad Pro forum.

    If the later, the iPad will handle basic work in office apps roughly as well as the iPad Pro; with the caveat that more complex work may be a bit slower (since the iPad has a slower processor). Additionally, the Apple Keyboard will not work with the iPad (only the Pro), though there are third party keyboards you can get (typically Bluetooth) for the iPad, to make the data entry easier.
    12-21-2017 11:59 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    ...perhaps a mod can move this thread to the iPad Pro forum.

    ...
    Done
    12-21-2017 12:28 PM
  6. Ken Magel's Avatar
    Note that Microsoft Office on the IPad is not quite at feature parity with Office on Window devices. For example, Pivot tables are not supported on the Ipad. All basic functionality is there, however, and works fine.
    05-14-2018 02:15 PM
  7. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Office works just fine on my 9.7" IPP.

    However, if I could change anything, I'd probably would have went with the larger model. 9.7 is nice an compact but some of my spreadsheets needs the larger screen.
    05-14-2018 03:12 PM

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