word processing question

Apple Ipad 16gb tablet
August 27, 2010 at 08:00:24
Specs: Macintosh
erilar
Jun 16, 10:48 am

New one 8-)
IF I break down and buy iWork 09 for my laptop and the Pages app for the iPad, can someone who has done so tell me how transferring files works? The required OS upgrade on my laptop to mate with the iPad has severely injured my old WP(it's working but really limping) and I'm told iWork can open the AW6 documents, so I'm dithering but probably going to do it.

I don't want to DO a lot of word processing on the iPad, but do have some documents, such as some bibliographies that are in such documents and color-coded rather than in a data base that I might want to add to somewhere where I'd have the iPad with me.

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August 27, 2010 at 08:03:00
Tom Harrington
Jun 16, 11:09 am

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<drache-BBCB43.09482016062...@62-183-169-81.bb.dnainternet.fi>,
erilar <dra...@chibardun.net.invalid> wrote:

> IF I break down and buy iWork 09 for my laptop and the Pages app for the iPad, can someone who has done so tell me how transferring files works?

It's done via iTunes. When the iPad is connected you can move files to or from the device. You can also upload documents from the iPad to <https://www.iwork.com/> and then download them elsewhere.

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erilar
Jun 16, 3:09 pm

In article <tph-E1A694.09094216062010@localhost>,
Tom Harrington <t...@pcisys.no.spam.dammit.net> wrote:

> In article
> <drache-BBCB43.09482016062...@62-183-169-81.bb.dnainternet.fi>,
> erilar <dra...@chibardun.net.invalid> wrote:

> > IF I break down and buy iWork 09 for my laptop and the Pages app for the iPad, can someone who has done so tell me how transferring files works?

> It's done via iTunes. When the iPad is connected you can move files to or from the device. You can also upload documents from the iPad to <https://www.iwork.com/> and then download them elsewhere.

You transfer WP documents via iTunes, too? I can't see how on earth you'd get editable documents through there! I've put sheet music on to it by turning the pages into .jpg and feeding them in via iPhoto, but editable documents?

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August 27, 2010 at 08:04:56
nospam
Jun 16, 3:14 pm

In article
<drache-7367CF.14092416062...@62-183-169-81.bb.dnainternet.fi>, erilar
<dra...@chibardun.net.invalid> wrote:

> You transfer WP documents via iTunes, too? I can't see how on earth you'd get editable documents through there! I've put sheet music on to it by turning the pages into .jpg and feeding them in via iPhoto, but editable documents?

there's a section for apps that support editable documents, except it's a clusterf--- right now.


Davoud
Jun 16, 5:25 pm

erilar:
> You transfer WP documents via iTunes, too? I can't see how on earth you'd get editable documents through there! I've put sheet music on to it by turning the pages into .jpg and feeding them in via iPhoto, but editable documents?

jpeg, shmepeg. It's digital data. iTunes transfers Pages documents, Numbers spreadsheets, PDF's, and other files beyond music and video just fine.

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August 27, 2010 at 08:08:12
Tom Harrington
Jun 16, 6:07 pm

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<drache-7367CF.14092416062...@62-183-169-81.bb.dnainternet.fi>,

They're just files, why not? JPGs are editable too. If you have apps like Pages, iTunes will show a new tab for exchanging files. It's not a great system but it's there and it reportedly works.

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Megabyte
Jun 16, 10:37 pm

On 10-06-16 8:48 AM, erilar wrote:

> New one 8-)

> IF I break down and buy iWork 09 for my laptop and the Pages app for the iPad, can someone who has done so tell me how transferring files works? The required OS upgrade on my laptop to mate with the iPad has severely injured my old WP(it's working but really limping) and I'm told iWork can open the AW6 documents, so I'm dithering but probably going to do it.

> I don't want to DO a lot of word processing on the iPad, but do have some documents, such as some bibliographies that are in such documents and color-coded rather than in a data base that I might want to add to somewhere where I'd have the iPad with me.

Rather than going with iWork 09 on your laptop you might want to consider Documents to Go on the iPad. It is compatible with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and allows you to transfer documents in and out from email, Google Apps, DropBox, iDisk, SugarSync and Box.net. I have both iWork 09 suite on my MacBook Pro and iPad but tend to use Documents to Go far more because of the ease in accessing and saving documents. Pages on the iPad is a nicer looking Word Processor but the more difficult file handling gives Documents to Go the edge.

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August 27, 2010 at 08:10:44
erilar
Jun 17, 7:59 am

In article <mTfSn.7131$z%6.3709@edtnps83>,
Megabyte <Megabyte.NoS...@sent.com> wrote:

> Rather than going with iWork 09 on your laptop you might want to consider Documents to Go on the iPad. It is compatible with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and allows you to transfer documents in and out from email, Google Apps, DropBox, iDisk, SugarSync and Box.net. I have both iWork 09 suite on my MacBook Pro and iPad but tend to use Documents to Go far more because of the ease in accessing and saving documents. Pages on the iPad is a nicer looking Word Processor but the more difficult file handling gives Documents to Go the edge.

That sounds interesting, but my documents are not in any of those formats/sources. They're all in AppleWorks 8-( Ease in accessing and saving is certainly something I want, but the access needed is to AW6. I've saved your advice, however. Thanks.

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erilar
Jun 17, 8:02 am

In article
<michelle-80F253.18293516062...@62-183-169-81.bb.dnainternet.fi>,
Michelle Steiner <miche...@michelle.org> wrote:

> In article <drache-7367CF.14092416062...@62-183-169-81.bb.dnainternet.fi>,
> erilar <dra...@chibardun.net.invalid> wrote:

> > You transfer WP documents via iTunes, too? I can't see how on earth you'd get editable documents through there! I've put sheet music on to it by turning the pages into .jpg and feeding them in via iPhoto, but editable documents?

> iTunes is merely the transfer app; that has nothing to do with what applications can read and write to the files.

OK, I know I can transfer anything with a .jpg on it via iPhoto and iTunes, but documents? What's the secret?

If I sound stupid here, please excuse; the iPad and I are still getting acquainted 8-)

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August 27, 2010 at 08:12:38
erilar
Jun 17, 8:03 am

In article <tph-F1FF74.16072316062010@localhost>,
Tom Harrington <t...@pcisys.no.spam.dammit.net> wrote:

> They're just files, why not? JPGs are editable too. If you have apps like Pages, iTunes will show a new tab for exchanging files. It's not a great system but it's there and it reportedly works.

That's what Apple tells me, but they want to sell things 8-)

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erilar
Jun 17, 8:06 am

In article <160620101725196515%s...@sky.net>, Davoud <s...@sky.net>
wrote:

> erilar:
> > You transfer WP documents via iTunes, too? I can't see how on earth you'd get editable documents through there! I've put sheet music on to it by turning the pages into .jpg and feeding them in via iPhoto, but editable documents?

> jpeg, shmepeg. It's digital data. iTunes transfers Pages documents, Numbers spreadsheets, PDF's, and other files beyond music and video just fine.

Pages if I buy iWork I get, but PDF"s? Does that require yet another piece of software for my computer? I've already discovered that there are cheap or free apps for the iPad that require a relatively expensive one for my laptop.

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August 27, 2010 at 08:13:46
erilar
Jun 17, 8:07 am

In article <160620101514223405%nos...@nospam.invalid>,
nospam <nos...@nospam.invalid> wrote:

> In article
> <drache-7367CF.14092416062...@62-183-169-81.bb.dnainternet.fi>, erilar
> <dra...@chibardun.net.invalid> wrote:

> > You transfer WP documents via iTunes, too? I can't see how on earth you'd get editable documents through there! I've put sheet music on to it by turning the pages into .jpg and feeding them in via iPhoto, but editable documents?

> there's a section for apps that support editable documents, except it's a clusterf--- right now.

I'm glad to see I'm not alone in that impression 8-) That's why I'm asking for comments from people who may have presorted them for me.

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August 27, 2010 at 08:16:10
Davoud
Jun 17, 1:13 pm

erilar:
> > > You transfer WP documents via iTunes, too? I can't see how on earth you'd get editable documents through there! I've put sheet music on to it by turning the pages into .jpg and feeding them in via iPhoto, but editable documents?

Davoud:
> > jpeg, shmepeg. It's digital data. iTunes transfers Pages documents, Numbers spreadsheets, PDF's, and other files beyond music and video just fine.

erilar:
> Pages if I buy iWork I get, but PDF"s? Does that require yet another piece of software for my computer? I've already discovered that there are cheap or free apps for the iPad that require a relatively expensive one for my laptop.

I don't know what you want to do with the PDF's on your Mac. Preview.app, included on every Mac, reads PDF's. So does Adobe Reader, which is also free. You can print just about any document from your Mac to a PDF. If you want to edit PDF's then you will need other software. I use Adobe Acrobat Pro, but I'm told there are cheap apps that can
edit PDF's as well.

Davoud

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Davoud
Jun 17, 1:34 pm

erilar:
> That sounds interesting, but my documents are not in any of those formats/sources. They're all in AppleWorks 8-( Ease in accessing and saving is certainly something I want, but the access needed is to AW6. I've saved your advice, however. Thanks.
> Erilar, biblioholic medievalist

Just because you're a medievalist does not mean you must use medieval software. Export those files from AW to Word, Rich Text, or something else readable by 21st-century software and get some modern software. You'll be glad you did. If you're writing books or articles, you'll want Scrivener <http://www.literatureandlatte.com/>, Mac-only, and without a peer on any platform.

Davoud

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August 27, 2010 at 08:18:40
Lloyd Parsons
Jun 17, 1:50 pm

In article <170620101334347305%s...@sky.net>, Davoud <s...@sky.net>
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Interesting software and much more interesting trial period too.

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erilar
Jun 17, 7:17 pm

In article <170620101313311560%s...@sky.net>, Davoud <s...@sky.net>
wrote:

> I don't know what you want to do with the PDF's on your Mac.

Probably nothing extensive, though that's probably a better way to handle sheet music than a pile of photos, which is what I've fed my iPad so far. I have to keep the "albums" small and alphabetize so I can find the "page" I want quickly.

> Preview.app, included on every Mac, reads PDF's. So does Adobe Reader, which is also free. You can print just about any document from your Mac to a PDF.

Oh, I've saved lots of things that way 8-) I've just discovered I can't seem to mail them, however. That's the next step 8-)

> If you want to edit PDF's then you will need other software. I use Adobe Acrobat Pro, but I'm told there are cheap apps that can edit PDF's as well.

Yes, some have been mentioned here 8-)

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August 27, 2010 at 08:19:22
Erilar
Jun 17, 7:30 pm

Thing is, I'm not planning to convert masses of stuff all at once (yuck!). I just want something that will convert whatever I need to open when I happen to want to open it.

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