Support Polaris Office...anyone know how this app works?

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  1. meemoo752

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    I would love to know how to create forms, spread sheets, etc using Polaris....it's driving me crazy!!! Any suggestions out there? I wrote to Asus and got some lame reply telling me to read the section on PO in the TF101 manual...haha..very funny. I learned absolutely nothing!!
    One more thing...is there a "delete" button on the keyboard?:thinking:
     

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  2. AutobahnSHO

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    Shift + backspace = delete on many apps. On polaris u create a new document for speadsheets, word type files, etc...
     
  3. rfortson

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    It works pretty much like any office suite (MS Office, Open Office). What specifically are you trying to do?
     
  4. meemoo752

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    what would I like to do...hmmm...well for one, I would like to make review comments when I'm correcting my student's papers. I would like to create forms. I would like to insert jpg files on to a document....stuff like that. I suppose it is a matter of playing with it. The problem with many of these types of programs is that they have their own quirky little things about them and I get tired of spending too much time trying to figure them out. I just thought maybe someone had a set of directions specific to this app....much like Microsoft has for Office.
     
  5. Stuntman

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    Polaris Office sucks for creating spreadsheets. I tried to create the basic spreadsheet with item, number and unit cost. It was horrible. You can't use the return key, tab key or arrow keys to move to the next cell. You have to touch the screen. I got fed up and went back to Excel on my PC. Too bad. I had such high hopes.
     
  6. AutobahnSHO

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    You realize how much MS Office costs compared to Polaris, right?
    Polaris does a lot of stuff but not all office does. You can insert jpegs, dunno about the forms or commenting though.

    Its great for viewing documents, not as good at creation..
     
  7. Barbara

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    Have you tried google docs? It will do documents, spreadsheets, presentations. It is pretty simple to use. I don't know if it as full featured as you would like but it's worth a try since it's free. :)
     
  8. Stuntman

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    I tried the Google Docs app for creating a spreadsheet and I find it to be even worse than Polaris office. I find it to be rather confusing to use. When you first open a spreadsheet, that screen does not seem to allow you to edit the spreadsheet. Then I had to open up the browser interface before I can edit. That interface is just as bad as Polaris office.
     
  9. Barbara

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    Ahh. I've never tried the app. I just use the browswer interface.
     
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  11. gizmokat83

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    does the tf101 come with polaris? I'm going to be starting school and am looking at a cheap, but good device to write papers on and what not. will ms word open those documents?
     
  12. El Presidente

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    Yep, it comes with Polaris and you can open/edit MS Documents and it will also save in .doc format too.

    I'd go for Kingsoft though, it's much better and easier to use.
     
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  13. AutobahnSHO

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    Polaris will NOT let you do footnotes, fancy fonts, et...
    It's fine for taking notes or STARTING a college paper. Save it to the SD card then finish it on a computer with "real" word processor capabilities.
     
  14. SamuraiBigEd

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    Unfortunately none of the "Office" apps have all the features people want in one app. I am not sure the reasoning behind this, I would think giving the people what they want would be a smart move if you want your app to be the dominant choice but nobody listens to me, just ask El Presidente;).

    I saw a comparison somewhere listing the five most popular apps and the differences with screenshots of how the apps handle specific types of documents but unfortunately I can't remember where. Hopefully somebody else on the staff or a member will remember seeing it as well and can post a link.
     
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  15. El Presidente

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    Nobody listens? A lot of the time folk don't even remember your name :p

    I think this is what you're referring to: Comparison of FIVE major Office Apps [Updated 01/30/2012; PICS!] - xda-developers

    If not, it's a pretty good post regardless. :)
     
  16. SamuraiBigEd

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    That's it, thanks what's-your-name!:p:D
     
  17. eddiewawa

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    to be honest it's times like these when you need a decent office app...you just cant get away from MS office.

    although I love my lil AEPT1....im tempted to go for this one in the future:

    Can’t decide between a tablet or a laptop? Step forward Solana

    has the best of both world IMO and nearly after a year with the AEPT and the fact i can't access some work stuff - we use ServiceNow, needing the ability to r-click on pages just became that more important.
     
  18. eddiewawa

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    hang on...only just noticed that polaris office hasnt got spell checker??? wth? lol and this is with the physical keyboard btw, i know the virtualised one has an ability to pick up errors, but not with the keyboard attached?
     
  19. skywalker98

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    Don't save in cloud ..seems when go o retrieve it itty is corrupted ,,,Google known bugs in Polaris.it bas happened. To m e inauguration meetingseveral hrs of work gone.been
    Using quick office pro ..2 days no Problems yet..be happy
     
  20. TexasBadger

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    Y'all need to get this free app from the Android Market. It lets you run M$ Office 2010 in the cloud. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc., all in their full-blown glory.

    I've got Polaris Office, OfficeSuite 5 (my favorite), QuickOffice Pro HD, Docs to Go Pro, and Smart Office. Onlive might very well beat 'em all.
     
  21. eddiewawa

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    saw this be it's not available to the us lot in the UK? :S
     
  22. meemoo752

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    Ok, so I decided to try Office Suite 5 because you can insert comments. I have to tell you the way you add comments is beyond weird. Sure you can add them, but can't see them!!! So what good do they do??? Any, my quest for a decent alternative to word continues. Any other suggestions? Oh, and I'm still trying to figure out how to "delete".
     
  23. mbfiggins

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    How do you get files out of polaris? I started a document and saved it. It was saved as a doc. Then tried two ways to get the file to my laptop. An attachment to Evernote but OpenOffice wouldn't open it. I then tried to hook up the Asus Transformer to the laptop but all I could find were files for photos, no text. Ended up retyping what was on the tablet. Any suggestions? We'll probably look at another program but hate to if Polaris will do what I need.
     
  24. SamuraiBigEd

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    Have you tried emailing the file?
     
  25. mbfiggins

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    I'll give that a try.
     

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