1. Mrl4214's Avatar
    Anyone know the best app to print iWork documents on the iPad while still maintaining the formatting and photos if needed? I know. They will probably be adding is in the near future but I need a substitute until they do.

    Written on my iPad
    04-04-2010 11:47 PM
  2. BriDroid's Avatar
    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 01:21 AM
  3. Jeremy's Avatar
    Anyone know the best app to print iWork documents on the iPad while still maintaining the formatting and photos if needed? I know. They will probably be adding is in the near future but I need a substitute until they do.

    Written on my iPad
    This is a really good question that I do not have a answer for...
    04-05-2010 12:00 PM
  4. BriDroid's Avatar
    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 01:47 PM
  5. mullrat's Avatar
    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

    Totally agree with you there. Maybe they just didn't want another API in the background. But this processor is so stout I don't see a problem with having a universal wifi print protocol.
    04-05-2010 02:09 PM
  6. cardfan's Avatar
    More an OS shortcoming than anything.
    04-05-2010 02:24 PM
  7. buddyclub94's Avatar
    ^^ agree with cardfan
    04-05-2010 09:09 PM
  8. hermdog's Avatar
    I use Print n Share to print from my iPhone and iPad. Couldn't figure out a way to copy link from the iPad app. Had to copy it from the web site.

    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/M...mUvbUpU1564437
    04-05-2010 10:00 PM
  9. xpunksbeendeadx's Avatar
    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.

    Sigh.
    04-05-2010 10:09 PM
  10. Freefall25's Avatar
    I tried PrintCentral. It had some pretty good reviews online. But, I have yet to figure out how it works. It has a very confusing interface. My review of PrintCentral is, pass on it.
    04-08-2010 11:42 AM
  11. BriDroid's Avatar
    Hopefully iPhone 4 OS will bring direct print options
    04-08-2010 12:04 PM
  12. Jeremy's Avatar
    Hopefully iPhone 4 OS will bring direct print options
    Sure sounds like it will. Also will see apps like Keynote on the iPhone as well.
    04-08-2010 12:34 PM
  13. BriDroid's Avatar
    Sure sounds like it will. Also will see apps like Keynote on the iPhone as well.
    No mention of printing today How discouraging. iPhone 4.0 seems to add many features that make it more business-friendly -- not adding print capability is unconscionable.
    04-08-2010 04:40 PM
  14. justdoit's Avatar
    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.
    04-09-2010 07:18 PM
  15. mullrat's Avatar
    Definitely a shortcoming. I use print and share as a work around but really. If Apple wants this to be a laptop replacement they have to fix this and add a true file system. Rant off
    04-10-2010 11:46 PM
  16. sting7k's Avatar
    Isn't it supposed to be in between a smart phone and laptop/desktop?
    04-11-2010 12:31 AM
  17. traylorc's Avatar
    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.

    Sigh.
    I agree that Apple has to rectify this situation, but I'm not sure the potential of the Ipad is diminished by shortcomings we find on a 1st generation model.

    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 12:54 AM
  18. xpunksbeendeadx's Avatar
    I agree that Apple has to rectify this situation, but I'm not sure the potential of the Ipad is diminished by shortcomings we find on a 1st generation model.

    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.
    Well that is very true and I'm very forgiving when it comes to first generation products but this is a software issue. I'm sure it would not be that hard to create an option to print to a WiFi connected printer. Even worse is the reveil of iPhone OS 4 which does nothing to adress this.
    04-11-2010 02:17 PM
  19. sting7k's Avatar
    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 02:27 PM
  20. traylorc's Avatar
    Well that is very true and I'm very forgiving when it comes to first generation products but this is a software issue. I'm sure it would not be that hard to create an option to print to a WiFi connected printer. Even worse is the reveil of iPhone OS 4 which does nothing to adress this.
    I don't disagree with you. I guess my point was that I expected to see both software and hardware issues surface with the launch of the Ipad. I also expected that Jobs and company would never address these problems/issues as quickly as we want them to.

    All joking aside, I realize issues like this are frustrating.
    04-11-2010 07:50 PM
  21. xpunksbeendeadx's Avatar
    I don't disagree with you. I guess my point was that I expected to see both software and hardware issues surface with the launch of the Ipad. I also expected that Jobs and company would never address these problems/issues as quickly as we want them to.

    All joking aside, I realize issues like this are frustrating.
    You have to give it to Jobs and company though that the iPad is actually a really solid product. Honestly I feel less frustrated when I've used the iPad then I did with the iPhone. The iPad does what you need to it do superbly, it may not replace your main computer but it's an amazing portable device.
    04-11-2010 09:56 PM
  22. whmurray's Avatar
    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.)
    Last edited by whmurray; 04-12-2010 at 10:52 AM.
    04-11-2010 11:53 PM
  23. rijc99's Avatar
    I agree, printing support is a non starter. This is why I see the iPad as more of a mobile Internet device instead of a notebook replacement.
    04-12-2010 02:01 AM
  24. ifarlow's Avatar
    *sigh*

    The iPad is not a notebook replacement. It never was. It never will be. It was not designed to be. And what the heck is a "non starter" supposed to be?
    04-12-2010 07:01 AM
  25. rijc99's Avatar
    Except almost every reviewer out there has presented the ipad as a netbook replacement. I said it's a non starter because I don't think Steve Jobs ever intended to provide printing support.
    04-12-2010 10:36 AM
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