Microsoft Office for iPad said to arrive soon, Microsoft calls claims 'inaccurate'

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  • Reply 101 of 129
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 5,818member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by I am a Zither Zather Zuzz View Post


    Why should Microsoft give Apple 30% of the selling price?



    Oh, that's right. iPads will only run software bought direct from Apple. Never mind.



    Yeah, why should Microsoft have to pay Apple a cut of their revenue to iOS users?? It's not like Microsoft is going to do that with Windows 8 right??



    Oh wait... Nevermind...



    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/win...oft,14199.html
  • Reply 102 of 129
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    Originally Posted by Wovel View Post


    I am with you if you change your sometimes to always or at least most of the time. Very rarely is there a smooth transition between iWork and Office. Certainly not something I would rely on for a client deliverable.



    Actually, it just boils down to learning which specific features and formatting options are incompatible and avoiding them altogether. For example, Keynote and PowerPoint have incompatible transparency effects, "smart object"-type features, and maybe certain animation/transition effects.



    Basic formatting options, builds and transitions seem to work pretty well across the platforms, provided you're using the same fonts. In other words, if you keep things relatively simple they work pretty well across the apps. Unfortunately users typically discover these limitations the most painful way possible, after hours of work just minutes before a presentation. This usually results in swearing off the use of the iWork app unless you're working in isolation.



    It might be helpful if iWork apps could warn you when importing or exporting a file to/from MS Office to highlight unsupported formatting options, as Office currently does when saving to an older file format. Not sure how this would work with Apple's current auto-save/versioning system.
  • Reply 103 of 129
    Before microsoft's comments: OMG yes, wow that would be so cool, about time, etc etc



    After microsoft's comments: who needs office, what a piece of junk anyways, iwork is so much better





    lol
  • Reply 104 of 129
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    Originally Posted by scades View Post


    ... Pages is a fine mid-level word/document processor; for precise text control MSWord still leads the pack.



    What?



    This makes no sense at all.



    First off, "precise text control" is kind of meaningless except in the context to typography and desktop publishing. Secondly, Word is actually notorious for being really bad at precisely that kind of precision.
  • Reply 105 of 129
    This would be a BIG deal to many folks.



    Like it or not, Word, Excel and Powerpoint are heavily used in the corporate world, and having native apps for them could greatly increase use of iPads.
  • Reply 106 of 129
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Wovel View Post


    I am with you if you change your sometimes to always or at least most of the time. Very rarely is there a smooth transition between iWork and Office. Certainly not something I would rely on for a client deliverable.



    No.



    This vastly overstates the issue. The problem is user-related.



    No one has a problem until they have a problem so those who use normal settings and produce average documents rarely if ever have a problem and the conversion works like magic. Some small percentage of users with complex documents (or complex personality problems), have a lot of issues and conclude (erroneously) that there are problems "all the time."



    Most of the time on most documents, the conversion between iWork and Office goes smooth as glass. Fact.
  • Reply 107 of 129
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Maybe they are going to hold off to see if Win8 tablets can carve out a niche. If not, then capitalize on MS Office for iPad.
  • Reply 108 of 129
    rtm135rtm135 Posts: 310member
    You jest, but the XBOX live app (which is a Metro app) looks quite nice on iOS.



    Apple better get to work on a new GUI for OS XI because Metro > iOS & Android.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post


    LOL



    Yes... But at what expense... The Metrofication? of iOS...




  • Reply 109 of 129
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,328member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by I am a Zither Zather Zuzz View Post


    You assume incorrectly. Windows phones are also restricted to a single software vendor.



    You're not good at detecting sarcasm, are you. You were taking a jab at iOS because of the appstore. My point is that its no different than windows phone.
  • Reply 110 of 129
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    Originally Posted by maccherry View Post


    I wonder if MS crippled the functionality of Office for iPad. Remains to be seen.



    Good point.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    "Office runs terribly on the iPad because it's an Apple product. When Microsoft releases their tablets, Office will run much better."

    .



    lol To be fair the development of pages for the ipad has been lacklustre at best. They did make a pretty good effort (not great imho) and brought it to market very early but since then they haven't followed up as well. To have to resort for example to saving a landscape document on the icloud on the mac with pages to get landscape mode in pages is ridiculous, dunno if the 've fixed this yet, but last I looked they hadn't
  • Reply 111 of 129
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    Originally Posted by saarek View Post


    This is a good move for MS. I have felt for a longtime that their windows everywhere moniker should really be Office Everywhere. As long as they can sell office who cares which OS it runs on.



    On a side note I wonder when Apple will bother to release a new iWork on the Mac..... Getting a bit long in the tooth now Apple!



    Please change iWork to save back to office formats, exporting to save as a doc is just plain stupid. That functionality alone is one of the primary reasons I usually recommend others like quick office & docs 2 go over iWork.
  • Reply 112 of 129
    Microsoft must be wrong. Every rumor reported on AppleInsider is accurate.
  • Reply 113 of 129
    I hope they don't stop with just word, pp, and excel. I'd really like to have outlook on iPad, the mail app doesn't really cut it for heavy users of email with multiple accounts. Either way hope this really is happening and soon, been waiting for a long time for this.
  • Reply 114 of 129
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by realitycheck69 View Post


    Before microsoft's comments: OMG yes, wow that would be so cool, about time, etc etc



    After microsoft's comments: who needs office, what a piece of junk anyways, iwork is so much better





    lol



    Lol for yourself. I want a Microsoft-free computing environment, an I've never said otherwise. I do think there are many mainstream businesses and individuals who would buy MS Office because it's the de facto standard in business.
  • Reply 115 of 129
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,426member
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    Originally Posted by mkral View Post


    I think Apple wants this as much as Microsoft does. If Apple can make Windows Tablet stronger & Android Tablet weaker, that just strengthens the iPad relatvie to both (and iOS since that's the mobole os with great marketshare/ apps in both phone & tablet versions).



    I think Apple would be fine with allowing MS to make the 'productivity software' & allow Apple to focus on other areas. If Apple were serious about making a world class Productivity suite to compete with Office for the enterprise environment, they would have already.



    There does seem to be a trend of Apple and MS seeing Android as more the enemy than each other at the moment ... but Apple have to be ready to annihilate MS once they've done in Google
  • Reply 116 of 129
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,426member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gordy View Post


    I already have Pages and Keyonote on the iPad, but Excel will be an awesome addition.





    My new pet peeve.



    Same here I would only be interested in Excel ... but if they have simplified Excel for the mobile version Numbers may yet not seem so bad.





    (Update: In a statement to The New York Times, Microsoft has said that the original story "is based on inaccurate rumors and speculation." The company declined to give any further comment.)





    Maybe this was a demo of the MS Pad after all ... Or Monkey Boy changed his mind.
  • Reply 117 of 129
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post


    Lol for yourself. I want a Microsoft-free computing environment, an I've never said otherwise. I do think there are many mainstream businesses and individuals who would buy MS Office because it's the de facto standard in business.



    Ha! I've been MS free for 3 years...



    My current challenge is to get Google free -- then I will have the monkey off my back...



    La da da... There's a hole in daddy's arm, where all the money goes...
  • Reply 118 of 129
    I wouldn't hold my breath for this crap. MS will no doubt cripple the hell out of it.

    Anyway. Do you think MS compiled MS Office for arm architecture?
  • Reply 119 of 129
    I suspect that one of the "developers" onstage at the iPad³ rollout will be the GM of the Mac Business Unit of MS, along with a demo grunt.



    The MBU GM will gushingly announce that they are changing the name to "Apple" Business Unit to reflect the "mood" [reality] of the times.



    Then, they will walk us through a demo of MS Office for iPad.



  • Reply 120 of 129
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by I am a Zither Zather Zuzz View Post


    Why should Microsoft give Apple 30% of the selling price?



    Oh, that's right. iPads will only run software bought direct from Apple. Never mind.



    How much of a cut does Best Buy get? Amazon?
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