Excel on the iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Brian, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    I need a system where I can transport excel files between my iPad and my PC
    computer.
    I have used the iPad 'numbers' app and have managed to e-mail files from
    'numbers' app to my computer in the Excel format. But I don't know of any
    way to send Excel files from my computer to the app called 'numbers'.

    I want to work on a excel project on my computer and on my iPad and be able
    to send the files between the computer and the iPad in both directions.

    Is there another office program that can produce and accept Excel type
    files?
    Or is here a way of sending excel files to the app 'numbers'?

    --
    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Mar 5, 2012
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  2. Brian

    Kaledo Guest

    The normal way is to choose iTunes, open the "App"-Tab of the device and
    put the document in the documents-field of numbers, then opening "+" on
    iPad/numbers and selecting iTunes.

    Kalle


    The same way back is also possible.

    Am 05.03.12 07:59, schrieb Brian:
    > I need a system where I can transport excel files between my iPad and my PC
    > computer.
    > I have used the iPad 'numbers' app and have managed to e-mail files from
    > 'numbers' app to my computer in the Excel format. But I don't know of any
    > way to send Excel files from my computer to the app called 'numbers'.
    >
    > I want to work on a excel project on my computer and on my iPad and be able
    > to send the files between the computer and the iPad in both directions.
    >
    > Is there another office program that can produce and accept Excel type
    > files?
    > Or is here a way of sending excel files to the app 'numbers'?
    >
     
    Kaledo, Mar 5, 2012
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  3. Brian

    David Empson Guest

    Brian <> wrote:

    > I need a system where I can transport excel files between my iPad and my PC
    > computer.
    > I have used the iPad 'numbers' app and have managed to e-mail files from
    > 'numbers' app to my computer in the Excel format. But I don't know of any
    > way to send Excel files from my computer to the app called 'numbers'.


    The usual way is to copy them via iTunes, which Kaledo explained in an
    earlier followup.

    Another way is to e-mail them to an account you can access on the iPad.
    An Excel attachment in Mail on the iPad can then be opened by tapping on
    the attachment and choosing Numbers as the destination.

    If you have a Dropbox account, you can also leave your Excel document in
    the Dropbox folder, and import it into Numbers on the iPad (by selecting
    it in the Dropbox app and sending it to Numbers).

    Unfortunately you can't export to Dropbox from Numbers.

    --
    David Empson
     
    David Empson, Mar 5, 2012
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  4. Brian

    Ed Cryer Guest

    David Empson wrote:
    > Brian<> wrote:
    >
    >> I need a system where I can transport excel files between my iPad and my PC
    >> computer.
    >> I have used the iPad 'numbers' app and have managed to e-mail files from
    >> 'numbers' app to my computer in the Excel format. But I don't know of any
    >> way to send Excel files from my computer to the app called 'numbers'.

    >
    > The usual way is to copy them via iTunes, which Kaledo explained in an
    > earlier followup.
    >
    > Another way is to e-mail them to an account you can access on the iPad.
    > An Excel attachment in Mail on the iPad can then be opened by tapping on
    > the attachment and choosing Numbers as the destination.
    >
    > If you have a Dropbox account, you can also leave your Excel document in
    > the Dropbox folder, and import it into Numbers on the iPad (by selecting
    > it in the Dropbox app and sending it to Numbers).
    >
    > Unfortunately you can't export to Dropbox from Numbers.
    >


    Dropbox itself can handle Excel files. Just open it in there.

    Ed
     
    Ed Cryer, Mar 5, 2012
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  5. Brian

    Zaidy036 Guest

    Ed Cryer <> wrote:
    > David Empson wrote:
    >> Brian<> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I need a system where I can transport excel files between my iPad and my PC
    >>> computer.
    >>> I have used the iPad 'numbers' app and have managed to e-mail files from
    >>> 'numbers' app to my computer in the Excel format. But I don't know of any
    >>> way to send Excel files from my computer to the app called 'numbers'.

    >>
    >> The usual way is to copy them via iTunes, which Kaledo explained in an
    >> earlier followup.
    >>
    >> Another way is to e-mail them to an account you can access on the iPad.
    >> An Excel attachment in Mail on the iPad can then be opened by tapping on
    >> the attachment and choosing Numbers as the destination.
    >>
    >> If you have a Dropbox account, you can also leave your Excel document in
    >> the Dropbox folder, and import it into Numbers on the iPad (by selecting
    >> it in the Dropbox app and sending it to Numbers).
    >>
    >> Unfortunately you can't export to Dropbox from Numbers.
    >>

    >
    > Dropbox itself can handle Excel files. Just open it in there.
    >
    > Ed


    "Documents to Go" will sync between PC, iPod, iPad

    Also "OnLive Desktop" will let you work on the files
     
    Zaidy036, Mar 5, 2012
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  6. Brian

    Terry Guest

    I use iFunbox which is a free download for your PC. You can drag
    files both ways. You can install apps from there too. Diskaid for PC
    also works for dragging files both ways.

    Hope this helps,
    Terry
    >>> Another way is to e-mail them to an account you can access on the iPad.
    >>> An Excel attachment in Mail on the iPad can then be opened by tapping on
    >>> the attachment and choosing Numbers as the destination.
    >>>
    >>> If you have a Dropbox account, you can also leave your Excel document in
    >>> the Dropbox folder, and import it into Numbers on the iPad (by selecting
    >>> it in the Dropbox app and sending it to Numbers).
    >>>
    >>> Unfortunately you can't export to Dropbox from Numbers.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Dropbox itself can handle Excel files. Just open it in there.
    >>
    >> Ed

    >
    >"Documents to Go" will sync between PC, iPod, iPad
    >
    >Also "OnLive Desktop" will let you work on the files
     
    Terry, Mar 5, 2012
    #6
  7. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Brian <> wrote:
    > I need a system where I can transport excel files between my iPad and my PC
    > computer.
    > I have used the iPad 'numbers' app and have managed to e-mail files from
    > 'numbers' app to my computer in the Excel format. But I don't know of any
    > way to send Excel files from my computer to the app called 'numbers'.
    >
    > I want to work on a excel project on my computer and on my iPad and be able
    > to send the files between the computer and the iPad in both directions.
    >
    > Is there another office program that can produce and accept Excel type
    > files?
    > Or is here a way of sending excel files to the app 'numbers'?


    Thanks everyone for all your helpful suggestions. It will give me some
    options to work with.

    --
    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Mar 7, 2012
    #7
  8. In article <>,
    Brian <> wrote:
    > > Brian <> wrote:
    > > I need a system where I can transport excel files between my iPad and my PC
    > > computer.
    > > I have used the iPad 'numbers' app and have managed to e-mail files from
    > > 'numbers' app to my computer in the Excel format. But I don't know of any
    > > way to send Excel files from my computer to the app called 'numbers'.
    > >
    > > I want to work on a excel project on my computer and on my iPad and be able
    > > to send the files between the computer and the iPad in both directions.
    > >
    > > Is there another office program that can produce and accept Excel type
    > > files?
    > > Or is here a way of sending excel files to the app 'numbers'?

    >
    > Thanks everyone for all your helpful suggestions. It will give me some
    > options to work with.


    There is a rumour that Microsoft is working on Office for iPad. Microsoft
    are currently denying it, but if it turns out to be true, then that
    *should* at least be the most compatible option (if not necessarily the
    easiest or best).

    Helpful Harry :eek:)
     
    Helpful Harry, Mar 7, 2012
    #8
  9. Brian

    nospam Guest

    In article
    <>,
    Helpful Harry <> wrote:

    > There is a rumour that Microsoft is working on Office for iPad. Microsoft
    > are currently denying it, but if it turns out to be true, then that
    > *should* at least be the most compatible option (if not necessarily the
    > easiest or best).


    microsoft is denying it but microsoft pundits are saying it's
    definitely going to happen. the question is when.
     
    nospam, Mar 7, 2012
    #9
  10. Brian

    Alan Browne Guest

    On 2012-03-07 02:53 , nospam wrote:
    > In article
    > <>,
    > Helpful Harry<> wrote:
    >
    >> There is a rumour that Microsoft is working on Office for iPad. Microsoft
    >> are currently denying it, but if it turns out to be true, then that
    >> *should* at least be the most compatible option (if not necessarily the
    >> easiest or best).

    >
    > microsoft is denying it but microsoft pundits are saying it's
    > definitely going to happen. the question is when.


    It would be amusing to see Tim Cook roll out iOffice Apps today...

    --
    "I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did.
    I said I didn't know."
    -Samuel Clemens.
     
    Alan Browne, Mar 7, 2012
    #10
  11. Brian

    nospam Guest

    In article <jj8ida$f12$>, Todd Allcock
    <> wrote:

    > This story stemmed from someone who saw and posted a blurry pic of Office
    > on an iPad.


    it did.

    > For all we know, MS engineers may have dumped the ARM-tablet version of
    > Windows 8, (which includes a tablet version of Office,) on some iPads for
    > testing internally. (Makes some sense- historically MS has tested their
    > forthcoming mobile OSes on existing off-the-shelf hardware, and without
    > argument, the iPad is as good an ARM tablet as there is.)


    except that win8 and ios are vastly different programming interfaces.

    > I think Office for the iPad is inevitable, but only if Windows ARM tabs
    > have been on the market for quite awhile. MS will want to promote Windows
    > tabs as "the only tablets with Office" at launch. The enterprise its the
    > natural target market for Windows 8 tablets, and Office for the iPad
    > would undermine that strategy.


    on one hand, microsoft will sell shitloads of ios office because there
    are shitloads of ipads out there. on the other hand, they want to push
    win8. they could do both.
     
    nospam, Mar 8, 2012
    #11
  12. In article <jj8ida$f12$>, Todd Allcock
    <> wrote:

    > At 06 Mar 2012 23:53:58 -0800 nospam wrote:
    > > In article
    > > <>,
    > > Helpful Harry <> wrote:
    > >
    > > > There is a rumour that Microsoft is working on Office for iPad.

    > Microsoft
    > > > are currently denying it, but if it turns out to be true, then that
    > > > *should* at least be the most compatible option (if not necessarily

    > the
    > > > easiest or best).

    > >
    > > microsoft is denying it but microsoft pundits are saying it's
    > > definitely going to happen. the question is when.

    >
    > This story stemmed from someone who saw and posted a blurry pic of Office
    > on an iPad.
    >
    > For all we know, MS engineers may have dumped the ARM-tablet version of
    > Windows 8, (which includes a tablet version of Office,) on some iPads for
    > testing internally. (Makes some sense- historically MS has tested their
    > forthcoming mobile OSes on existing off-the-shelf hardware, and without
    > argument, the iPad is as good an ARM tablet as there is.)
    >
    > I think Office for the iPad is inevitable, but only if Windows ARM tabs
    > have been on the market for quite awhile. MS will want to promote Windows
    > tabs as "the only tablets with Office" at launch. The enterprise its the
    > natural target market for Windows 8 tablets, and Office for the iPad
    > would undermine that strategy.


    Possibly, but I don't think even Microsoft is stupid enough to ignore such
    a large potential market for long.

    Helpful Harry :eek:)
     
    Helpful Harry, Mar 8, 2012
    #12
  13. Brian

    Alan Browne Guest

    On 2012-03-07 19:23 , Helpful Harry wrote:
    > In article<jj8ida$f12$>, Todd Allcock
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >> At 06 Mar 2012 23:53:58 -0800 nospam wrote:
    >>> In article
    >>> <>,
    >>> Helpful Harry<> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> There is a rumour that Microsoft is working on Office for iPad.

    >> Microsoft
    >>>> are currently denying it, but if it turns out to be true, then that
    >>>> *should* at least be the most compatible option (if not necessarily

    >> the
    >>>> easiest or best).
    >>>
    >>> microsoft is denying it but microsoft pundits are saying it's
    >>> definitely going to happen. the question is when.

    >>
    >> This story stemmed from someone who saw and posted a blurry pic of Office
    >> on an iPad.
    >>
    >> For all we know, MS engineers may have dumped the ARM-tablet version of
    >> Windows 8, (which includes a tablet version of Office,) on some iPads for
    >> testing internally. (Makes some sense- historically MS has tested their
    >> forthcoming mobile OSes on existing off-the-shelf hardware, and without
    >> argument, the iPad is as good an ARM tablet as there is.)
    >>
    >> I think Office for the iPad is inevitable, but only if Windows ARM tabs
    >> have been on the market for quite awhile. MS will want to promote Windows
    >> tabs as "the only tablets with Office" at launch. The enterprise its the
    >> natural target market for Windows 8 tablets, and Office for the iPad
    >> would undermine that strategy.

    >
    > Possibly, but I don't think even Microsoft is stupid enough to ignore such
    > a large potential market for long.


    What did Einstein say about stupidity?

    --
    "I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did.
    I said I didn't know."
    -Samuel Clemens.
     
    Alan Browne, Mar 8, 2012
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  14. Brian

    Wes Groleau Guest

    On 03-07-2012 16:02, Todd Allcock wrote:
    > This story stemmed from someone who saw and posted a blurry pic of Office
    > on an iPad.


    I didn't see the pic. But I have run office on my iPad. At least it
    looked that way to people who didn't know I was using RDP.

    --
    Wes Groleau

    Is it an on-line compliment to call someone a Net Wit ?
     
    Wes Groleau, Mar 8, 2012
    #14
  15. In article <>, Alan Browne
    <> wrote:
    > On 2012-03-07 19:23 , Helpful Harry wrote:
    > > In article<jj8ida$f12$>, Todd Allcock
    > > <> wrote:
    > >> At 06 Mar 2012 23:53:58 -0800 nospam wrote:
    > >>> In article
    > >>> <>,
    > >>> Helpful Harry<> wrote:
    > >>>
    > >>>> There is a rumour that Microsoft is working on Office for iPad.
    > >> Microsoft
    > >>>> are currently denying it, but if it turns out to be true, then that
    > >>>> *should* at least be the most compatible option (if not necessarily
    > >> the
    > >>>> easiest or best).
    > >>>
    > >>> microsoft is denying it but microsoft pundits are saying it's
    > >>> definitely going to happen. the question is when.
    > >>
    > >> This story stemmed from someone who saw and posted a blurry pic of Office
    > >> on an iPad.
    > >>
    > >> For all we know, MS engineers may have dumped the ARM-tablet version of
    > >> Windows 8, (which includes a tablet version of Office,) on some iPads for
    > >> testing internally. (Makes some sense- historically MS has tested their
    > >> forthcoming mobile OSes on existing off-the-shelf hardware, and without
    > >> argument, the iPad is as good an ARM tablet as there is.)
    > >>
    > >> I think Office for the iPad is inevitable, but only if Windows ARM tabs
    > >> have been on the market for quite awhile. MS will want to promote Windows
    > >> tabs as "the only tablets with Office" at launch. The enterprise its the
    > >> natural target market for Windows 8 tablets, and Office for the iPad
    > >> would undermine that strategy.

    > >
    > > Possibly, but I don't think even Microsoft is stupid enough to ignore such
    > > a large potential market for long.

    >
    > What did Einstein say about stupidity?


    That it's the only thing to travel faster than the speed of light. ;o)

    It's actually Pi-Einstein Day next week (3.14).

    Helpful Harry :eek:)
     
    Helpful Harry, Mar 8, 2012
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