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Old April 8th, 2011, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All, I tried doing a search, but didn't really see a thread regading this. Right now I have both Documents to go (Free version) and Quickoffice on my Backflip. (I will be upgrading to the Atrix later this month.) I would like to be able to create, edit and view PDF's, Word and Excel documents on the atrix phone. Right now, I would have to buy the full version of Documents to go, which cost $15.

Can you create, edit and view PDF's, Word and Excel documents using quickoffice on the atrix? (not using any of the docks). I was going to purchase the full version of Documents to Go and transfer it to the Atrix, after purchase.

Which one is better between the two? Thanks

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What's the difference between the two? lol
The Quick Office on the Atrix is the full/paid vresion right?
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I'm not sure the difference either, perhaps because I haven't used Docs to Go, lolz.

But I did buy the paid version of QO for my iPad awhile back and like it, and it does all the tasks you mentioned.

I don't think the full version is on the Atrix bc I don't see the option to edit or create pdf's/powerpoints (only a viewer) - If you only need word & excel, it seems to be able to create those with the preinstalled version. (But I may be wrong.)
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So googled any comparisons between docs to go vs quickoffice and this was the best one though it's from last year: Documents to Go vs. QuickOffice
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I looked at quickoffice, office suite pro and docs to go. My primary use is for excel spreadsheets some of which contain advanced formulas.

I went with docs to go because it had the best formula support in excel out of the three, as I recall office suite was a close second in that department. None of the three support all the functions I needed but both Docs to go and office suite would still allow you to open the document read-only if it encountered a function it didn't support. As I recall quickoffice wouldn't even open a document if it contained a function it didn't support. Keep in mind this was three months ago so this might have changed since the time I checked them out.

I can't speak to the pdf functionality as I don't use/need that.

I believe most of these can be purchased directly from the software shop and they give you a 30 day money back guarantee (since the android market 15 minute refund time period is nowhere near enough time to evaluate something like this).
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Description from the Market on both apps:

Docs to go [on the market for 14.99 from 29.99]
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This key unlocks premium features such as editing, Google Docs & Adobe PDF.

In addition to Microsoft Word and Excel viewing, purchasing the Full Version Key unlocks the ability to: •Edit , View and Create Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files and high fidelity viewing of your PDF files
•NEW! Supports password protected Word & Excel 97-2007 files
•NEW! Google Docs support! Download, view and edit your files from your Google Docs account directly in Docs To Go.
•NEW! Desktop Application for bi-directional synchronization with your device’s USB cable. Seamlessly move your files from device to computer (Available on Windows Only*) using our new, and FREE desktop app
Word To Go includes rich formatting features including bold, italics, underline, font color, alignment, bulleted and numbered lists, tables, bookmarks, comments, footnotes, endnotes, track-changes, word count, find & replace, etc.

•Sheet To Go offers powerful data computation with support for 111 functions, cell, number and sheet formatting, row and column preferences, auto-fit options, freeze panes, sort, cut, copy, paste, undo, redo, charting, etc.
•Slideshow To Go allows you to effortlessly “flick” through slides, review notes, rehearse timing and make last minute modifications to presentations when on the go.
•PDF To Go provides high-fidelity viewing of important reference materials with options for page view, word wrap, auto-rotate, bookmarks, search, select and copy text, and more...
•Google Docs Support Download, view and edit your files from your Google Docs account directly in Docs To Go. Any changes you make can be saved and synchronized back to Google Docs so that you'll always have the most up-to-date version. You can even create new files in Docs To Go and upload them immediately to your account.
•Desktop Synchronization: Transfer your files from your Windows PC to your Android device over USB. Any edits made in either location will automatically sync and 100% of the original file formatting will be maintained via our Intact Technology. •Total access with support for attachments, password-protected files, built-in file browser, memory card support, and new Live Folder for recently used documents
•Localized in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, traditional and simplified Chinese
QuickOfficePro [on the market for 8.99 from 19.99]
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NEW UPDATE! Quickoffice® Pro takes mobile productivity to the next level with our most comprehensive suite ever for Android smartphones. Enjoy the ability to CREATE, VIEW, and EDIT, Microsoft® Office files including Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations. Conveniently ACCESS files remotely from your Google® Docs, Dropbox, Box, Huddle™, SugarSync, and MobileMe™ accounts or from your SD card with our enhanced Connected File Manager. Also included is our advanced PDF viewer.
NEW UPDATES in Version 4.0:
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✔ Create, open, & edit PowerPoint® Files (.ppt & .pptx)
✔ Clipboard access (cut/copy/paste in app and between apps)
✔ Insert and resize images from gallery or camera
✔ Text-to-speech document recital and voice input dictation
✔ Edit and format table text in documents
✔ Undo / redo most user actions
✔ Thumbnail preview scrolling for multi-page documents
✔ Improved toolbar and performance enhancements
✔ Paragraph alignment in documents
✔ Edit speaker notes in presentations
✔ Share files from via e-mail, SMS, Bluetooth, and others
✔ Support for advanced formulas and more charts in Excel files
✔ Edit in page layout mode and thumbnail page navigation in documents
✔ Add, delete, and rename worksheets in Excel files
✔ Apply formulas to multiple cells by tapping and dragging
✔ Move & resize text boxes, images, and shapes
✔ Save space on your device and install to SD card


KEY MICROSOFT® OFFICE FEATURES:
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✔ Create, View & Edit Microsoft Word documents (.doc & .docx)
✔ Create, View & Edit Excel® spreadsheets (.xls & .xlsx)
✔ Create, View & Edit PowerPoint® presentations (.ppt & .pptx)
KEY CONNECTED FILE MANAGER FEATURES:
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✔ Seamlessly access Google® Docs, Dropbox, Box, Huddle™, SugarSync, and MobileMe™
✔ Access and manage files on your SD Card
✔ View Office and non-Office files within the file manager
✔ Create, copy, move, delete and rename files and folders
✔ Share files via e-mail, SMS, Bluetooth, and cloud services
✔ Browse zip files and copy files from zip folders to other directories
KEY PDF FEATURES:
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✔ Open & View PDF files, including password protected and encrypted files
✔ Experience multi-touch zoom and flick scrolling
✔ Wrap text at any zoom level
✔ Find text in documents and navigate with bookmarks
✔Click to use hyperlinks, email addresses and phone numbers LANGUAGE SUPPORT
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Localized in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Simplified Chinese (China), Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) & Brazilian Portuguese.
For complete feature list, visit Quickoffice.com/Android
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I have both and I use both, but for different reasons.

I use Docs to Go for all PDF, word, excel, power point usage.

I use Quickoffice as a basic file manager to easily copy, move, delete PDF, word, excel, and power point files in my Google Docs account.

Neither of these programs create PDFs though, only viewing is available.
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I have both and I use both, but for different reasons.

I use Docs to Go for all PDF, word, excel, power point usage.
You can do that with QO. How is D2G better than QO at this?

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Doesn't D2G do these stuff too?
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I went with Quickoffice Pro for $7.99. It works well.
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I've not seen any specifics on it, but is the QuickOffice that comes installed on the Atrix crippleware? I've created a new document, pasted text, but am unable to edit it. I can click on an area to fix, but am unable to move the cursor to another location. When I do move it and start editing, it goes back to where it started. I'm not sure if this was because it's crippleware and I need to buy the retail package or this is just a 'feature', in which I'll just avoid using it.
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I use both mainly because D2G affords me the ability to work with password-protected files. (Though QO tells me they are working on this capability, I have not seen it happen in over a year of waiting to for it.) However, I find QO Pro to be much smoother in transitioning between portrait & landscape views. D2G has a progress bar pop up in front of the document you are trying to read, and I find that a bother, whereas QO changes views smoothly.
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I use both mainly because D2G affords me the ability to work with password-protected files. (Though QO tells me they are working on this capability, I have not seen it happen in over a year of waiting to for it.) However, I find QO Pro to be much smoother in transitioning between portrait & landscape views. D2G has a progress bar pop up in front of the document you are trying to read, and I find that a bother, whereas QO changes views smoothly.
I don't use D2G enough to notice that. Thanks for the review. Anything else that you notice that's different between the two?
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Which of the two has better support? I see the latest Quick Office update from July 26, 2011. and Docs. to Go updated on Oct. 21, 2010.

Also, what about OfficeSuite Pro 5, anyone try that application?
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....but I've only tested it for their Excel capacities, so no idea how their Word/PP/etc abilities stack up (and sorry, no experience yet on their support). All of them interfaced adequately with Dropbox (where I used it). Testing was done with the full/paid/pro versions, although I returned two of them for a refund after trying them out.

QO (since it came on the device)

Pros:
*Best looking/intelligent interface (access to functions on screen without tying up valuable screen real estate)
*Easiest to use basic Excel functions and operate quickly/efficiently.

Cons:
*Horrible screen redraw time, even within a relatively uncomplicated document, and even only a few (~20-30) cells down, not even pages or significant cell distances away.
*Changed the colors of cell formats on the original document to a totally different color scheme on the computer when reopened there.
*After saving changes with it, it chewed up the document to a totally unopenable status on the computer (and no, the xls/xlsx format didn't change) that computer Excel couldn't recover. (It was still possible to read the doc on the Infuse, but it took a lengthy recovery process involving the QO, GoogleDocs, and saving from there to an old version of Excel format to get the doc back to something the computer could open.)

DTG (an old favorite that always worked well before on my iDevice)
Pros:
*No screen redraw problems like QO. Moving about the document was the fastest and most fluid of the three programs.
*Unlike QO, saved the document without problems and in a format true to the original document's when reopened in MS Excel

Cons:
*Most unwieldy interface. All the functions necessary were there, but they were buried deep in menus (and without keystroke/shortcuts on the device like on the computer, slowed doing basic things down pretty far.) Even with the 4.5" screen, DTG felt cramped and bulky to use.
*(If you don't use different worksheets within excel files, ignore this) Doesn't display sheets without going into menus to switch (no problem for most excel users maybe, but difficult for us multisheet users.)

OS: (because the above two weren't quite right)
Pros:
*Decent interface. Almost as good as QO, and it uses screen real estate in a functional manner.
*Decent screen redraw time. Not as smooth as DTG (no lag), but not with particularly noticeable, difficult lags like QO.

Cons:
*(if you don't use color in your sheets, ignore) Difficult to remove cell coloring. (I know, it's nitpicky, but this particular sheet relied heavily on cell colors, and while it was easy to set a color, it was hard to undo it if you just wanted a plain one.)
*I don't know anything about this program or publisher (in contrast to DTG which I've used for years, or QO, which I'd at least heard of before today), so don't know what kind of support they have compared to something more established like DTG.
*Again, maybe nitpicky, but I don't like haptic response on my android and disable it in the device settings, but OS uses it by default and I don't see any way to get rid of it in a Settings or Preferences menu of any sort.

For now I'm sticking with OS's full version 30 day trial, but holding off on buying it until seeing how it holds up with time. Does anyone have comparative experience between these with Word? I always liked DTG's rendering of Word docs in the past, but would rather not go through all this field testing again, especially if anyone out there has already compared the Word analogues... (I don't edit PP, so am guessing all three can probably read/display a PP without too much difficulty)

Thanks. Hope this was helpful (it was the kind of review I was looking for but couldn't find.)
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