1. gordol's Avatar
    I just picked up a factory new iPad2 (my first tablet, but not my first iOS device, I have an iPod touch), and I want to use a spreadsheet for my RPG character sheet. I use Windows at home, so Excel compatible is much preferred. I found some Excel sheets online for the game system, but when I try to open them in Docs2Go, I get an error that it has functions not supported, and thus renders it useless.

    Are there any Excel compatible spreadsheet apps (or Office compatible suites) that are more advanced than Docs2Go?

    Similarly, I have some Word files that do not display properly in Docs2Go's Word2Go for the same reason, so a better suite would be ideal.
    04-26-2012 02:36 PM
  2. jimpilot's Avatar
    Same problem here. I keep hearing Microsoft is going to release an iPad version of Office, but so far no luck.

    If they do I will be first in line.
    04-26-2012 09:00 PM
  3. sherlock's Avatar
    I agree. Have you tried Onlive Desktop?


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    04-26-2012 09:18 PM
  4. gordol's Avatar
    I agree. Have you tried Onlive Desktop?
    Does it work if you have no connection?
    04-27-2012 09:50 AM
  5. pkcable's Avatar
    Does it work if you have no connection?
    Nope it's a VPN type solution, that would let you access your home PC via the iPad. Other good ones are Splashtop, and http://www.logmein.com
    04-27-2012 10:21 AM
  6. gordol's Avatar
    Nope it's a VPN type solution, that would let you access your home PC via the iPad. Other good ones are Splashtop, and http://www.logmein.com
    Thanks anyway. I'm not looking to remote into my desktop, I'm looking to sync the file(s) to the iPad. The desktop will be off, and I may not have any network access from the iPad.
    04-27-2012 12:28 PM
  7. pkcable's Avatar
    Try saving the file as a Excel 97 file, generally you'll find better compatibilty.
    04-27-2012 01:36 PM
  8. gordol's Avatar
    Try saving the file as a Excel 97 file, generally you'll find better compatibilty.
    It already is a 97-03 version workbook.
    04-27-2012 09:15 PM
  9. KJowers's Avatar
    QuickOffice is a great app
    04-27-2012 10:26 PM
  10. cardfan's Avatar
    Thanks anyway. I'm not looking to remote into my desktop, I'm looking to sync the file(s) to the iPad. The desktop will be off, and I may not have any network access from the iPad.
    Then you're basically out of luck. None of the mobile stuff comes close to equaling excel on windows.
    04-29-2012 01:12 AM
  11. Disturbed_Angel's Avatar
    Would Numbers from apple (part of iWork) possibly work better?


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    04-29-2012 02:08 AM
  12. Calebswag7's Avatar
    I use the full iWork suite on the iPad for college, try out numbers. It's phenomenal and integrates perfectly with excel documents.
    04-29-2012 03:20 AM
  13. Calebswag7's Avatar
    Then you're basically out of luck. None of the mobile stuff comes close to equaling excel on windows.
    This is a complete lie. There are some great apps that are MORE than capable. Personal best in my opinion is numbers by apple in being easy to use and lighting fast with all excel features. But if you hate that, cloudon is free and it literally IS excel the actual program.
    04-29-2012 03:23 AM
  14. gordol's Avatar
    Then you're basically out of luck. None of the mobile stuff comes close to equaling excel on windows.
    So it would seem. For what I need, I since found an editable pdf that works with Adobe Reader for iPad. Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
    04-29-2012 08:25 AM
  15. dictoresno's Avatar
    i personally use Numbers and i love it.
    05-31-2012 05:23 AM
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