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Microsoft Word Creation & Editing Hits iPhone

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Microsoft Word Creation & Editing Hits iPhone

Now that iPhone OS 3.0 has finally brought such basic functionality such as cut & paste to what is otherwise still the best touchscreen handset on the market, the common complaint will be: it can't create and edit Office documents. Well it can now...

First touted in December last year, DataViz has at last launched Documents to Go for the iPhone and it brings with it full Office document editing and creation. Two versions are now available: a basic Word editing and Desktop sync programme for £2.99 and a £5.99 edition which also brings Exchange attachments. Only viewing is provided for Excel, PowerPoint and PDF at launch but editing is promised in the near future.

Word addicts should be pleased however since beyond the standard create and write Word functionality includes: table insertion, embedded graphics, find and replace, Word count, footnotes, alignment, automatic formatting and more. Furthermore .doc and Office 2007 .docx file formats are supported. As for the desktop sync it provides two way document synchronisation between a handset and PC/Mac allowing files to be downloaded/uploaded/updated easily.

Now if only Apple had provided such functionality from the start...

Link:

iPhone Documents to Go (Warning: iTunes Link)

Dataviz

Update: 'Quickoffice' is also available for the iPhone which brings Office creation and editing functionality. It will however set you back £11.99.

xenos

June 17, 2009, 6:36 am

If only the full versions were so reasonable :-)

Keithe6e

June 17, 2009, 2:33 pm

@ the common complaint will be: it can't create and edit Office documents. Well it can now...





Well it could anyway, what was wrong with QuickOffice@ Mobile? and that already can do Excel editing.





But it's still good to have competition as QuickOffice is more expensive than DocumentsToGo.

Gordon394

June 17, 2009, 4:38 pm

@Keith - think you didn't read to the end of the story ;)

Keithe6e

June 17, 2009, 9:02 pm

My point Gordon is that the comment said "Well it can now..", when in fact it could for a long time :), Also it does say "Update", so maybe I read before you updated!!





Also worth pointing out neither of these App's are using Apples new native Cut&Paste feature that's new with OS3. So the comment "Now if only Apple had provided such functionality from the start... " doesn't really apply here and not a reason why DocumentsToGo was delayed.

Gordon394

June 18, 2009, 10:13 pm

@Keith - think you're misreading. The comment "Now if only Apple had provided such functionality from the start..." is a general statement about all the basic functionality that was missing from the iPhone. That includes Office document creating and editing.





Oh and the update went on about 60 seconds after the story went live ;)

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