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My New iPad, 2nd Edition by Wallace Wang

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Chapter 38. Transferring and Editing Microsoft Office Documents

Most people use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. If you have data trapped in a Word (.doc/.docx), Excel (.xls/.xlsx), or PowerPoint (.ppt/.pptx) file format, you can transfer and view the data on your iPad by simply emailing the files as attachments and then opening those attachments on your iPad. Your iPad can also view documents, spreadsheets, and presentations created with Apple’s iWork suite for the Macintosh.

However, if you want to edit these office files on your iPad, you need to go through some additional steps. First, buy what you need from Apple’s iWork office suite for the iPad, which consists of Pages (word processor), Numbers (spreadsheet), and Keynote (presentation ...

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