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  1. dang

    dang New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi all.
    anyone know if anyone work or will work to built an office suite ???

    I think that is great if we can read and EDIT word and xls documents on our g1.

    thanks for the info and sorry for my english !! :)

    ciao

    Daniele
     

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  2. matthenry87

    matthenry87 Well-Known Member

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    Excel support would be great cuz I get my work schedule emailed in an excel document. A word doc editor would be great too cuz then I could take notes in school and open the notes in ms word on my laptop.
     
  3. killer3160

    killer3160 Well-Known Member

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    ya i wish there was a way to open up or edit word docs this would make doing hw on the bus so much easier
     
  4. meltyblood913

    meltyblood913 Active Member

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    Yea Im hoping they will make some kind of office suite.
    I know open office was develop by SUN a java developer and its free if the G1 supports java make open office for it.
    I needs some kind of .doc .wpd or .txt or somewhere to save my doc to the sd card so i can open them on a normal pc
     
  5. Mr. Stripe

    Mr. Stripe New Member

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    Hey, there is G-notepad or something like that that allows you open and save .txt files from the sd card and it also let's you start a new .txt file and can save to the sd card. That's the best I've seen for word document files but it's pretty good for what it does.
     
  6. Ageless Stranger

    Ageless Stranger Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried google docs? It wouldn't surprise me if they made this available offline for us to use at some point in the not too distant hazy future
     
  7. LukiSpuki

    LukiSpuki Active Member

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    It really doesn't matter matter if they push google aps that hard, some of us are bound by work and school to Office, and even a smile copy/paste/edit capability in Office docs would be AWESOME.
    If we can get OpenOffice java on the G1, heck that would be good enough... even better than good enough.
     
  8. SK.

    SK. Well-Known Member

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    but google docs supports office in the same way open office does so I don't see too big an issue.

    I use Open Office on my pc and laptop but everything is uploaded to G Docs and I have edited there in the past also.

    No one has ever had a problem with anything I have sent them so I can't see it being a big issue.
     
  9. xcelguy

    xcelguy New Member

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    what is the cloud for if you cant edit a doc or spreadsheet on your g1.. its a waste!

    i know third parties are developing apps that can edit them.. but shouldnt the anroid community or google be working on this i think they should.

    if anyone has a solutions please let me know
     
  10. Ageless Stranger

    Ageless Stranger Well-Known Member

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    try Dataviz, it's not ready yet but it does what you are requesting
     
  11. LukiSpuki

    LukiSpuki Active Member

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    I heard that they have a program on marketplace now for either viewing or editing the documents. You have to pay for it.
    Could someone confirm? and tell if it's capable of editing?
    thx
     
  12. noonehereyet

    noonehereyet No One... VIP Member

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  13. kpearsonxyz

    kpearsonxyz Active Member

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    I used to have a Palm PDA and had Dataviz and Quickoffice. Don't waste your time on QuickOffice. The Dataviz (Docs2Go) was excellent. I had a strange complaint for them: They did TOO much with it. I just needed Word/Excel and they did image/PDF/Everything else I didn't want or need.

    With that said, Google DOCS is what I really want because you can export to Word/Excel (PPT, too, but I don't ever use that...yet) or OpenOffice formats. I only use Linux on my PCs/Laptops so I don't care if M$ office is available or not, but I do have to support their (annoying) formats, including docx and whatever for my clients.

    Google Docs does allow some simple editing of XLS docs at docs.google.com but nothing special YET. I think it's coming else that much wouldn't have been added.

    If you want something that looks very promising, check out Androffice - Office Suite for Android which seems to be pretty cool. At least what they have so far looks like just what I would want, if G-Docs doesn't come all the way.

    HTH...
     
  14. mpopis

    mpopis Active Member

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    I downloaded Documents to go this week from the market for $19.99, it supports xls and doc files. With it I can download open and edit files then email them. works great!
     
  15. kpearsonxyz

    kpearsonxyz Active Member

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    Nice. But, what about integration with the desktop? I'm not ready to commit to it, even though I've used it in the past on the Palm. I still want to see how AndrOffice is coming...
     
  16. mpopis

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    No integration with the desktop that I know of, but for $20 it's worth it even if it's just until something better comes along.
     
  17. kpearsonxyz

    kpearsonxyz Active Member

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    Good point. Like I said, I've used the Palm version, and it was solid. I actually don't want them to integrate it with the desktop. Their Docs2Go desktop product was a nasty beast to use, and usually made duplicates of the documents, and more duplicates. I got so I just deleted all the documents except the last Document_Name_1 where they kept appending _1 _2 _3 . . . to the ends as they duplicated them. It was a bug that never got fixed because they didn't acknowledge it existed. It only affected people who synced their palms from home AND work. If you synced to just one PC, it wasn't a problem. But, I also don't want to have to use VMWare Server (though it's free now) just to run a stupid version of Microsoft OS so I can sync my Docs2Go stuff.

    So, in short, Having No Desktop Integration is GREAT!
     
  18. MWPollard

    MWPollard New Member

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    Androffice is in development. It only now supports XLS files.

    Quickoffice is a paid program (normally $20, right now $10), but it does not support recent Word and Excel (2007) file formats.

    DataViz's Documents to Go is $30, available through the Android Market (simple reinstall after device replacement or restore), and does far more than either of the others, or Google Docs for that matter.

    It handles the 2007 Office formats, including PowerPoint that the others miss entirely (viewing is offered by Microsoft's Office Mobile) and adds PDF viewing as a bonus. It also supports more Excel functions than the others, and far more than even Microsoft's Pocket Excel.

    Now, it's not perfect either. For instance, while it supports Office 2007 files, it only supports password-protected files through the 2003/2004 formats. But since Google has chosen not to include an Android-native version of Google Docs, this is the best option we seem to have at the moment. Check that - Documents to Go's "Sheet to Go" is better than Google Docs' spreadsheets - it supports more functions. Though of course, each is continuing to improve their products; if the simple number functions is a matter, either may pass the other at any time.

    The "selling point" to me is that it can edit existing DOCX and XLSX files, without conversions, and without damaging any formatting/features that it doesn't support so they are still there when you open them back on a PC. That's what I got used to on a Windows Mobile phone; being able to do work from wherever I am, and in the same file formats. Even OpenOffice doesn't handle the DOC and XLS formats completely, so I need an app that doesn't damage what it doesn't understand.

    Too bad none of these options have a Pocket Access equivalent. Microsoft dropped that from Office Mobile in 2000. I'd rather not need to buy yet something else, getting "nickeled-and-dimed", or more accurately $10 and $20'd, to death. I can manage one Office-equivalent purchase, justifying that the OS costs less than Windows Mobile. There are other benefits too, but that's another matter. I liked a lot of what WinMo included, and don't like losing them in order to get what it didn't include. Like a decent browser.
     
  19. jeaucamom

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    Does anyone know how to do headers and footers in the dataviz thing?
     

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