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  1. mm43

    mm43 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Using the free version of Think free Office.
    It is really handy for viewing word Microsoft 2007 word docs I email to my nexus 7.
    I take notes on Color note which I find handy also.
    But end up emailing them to my PC.
    But can you suggest ( either free or cheap lol) an office program I can get for the nexus where I can create documents and then edit on the tablet and the PC. Thanks.

    Not in the cloud as I have only a 10gb a month web and that doesn't go far.:mad:
     

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  2. strollin

    strollin Well-Known Member

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    I picked up Office Suite Pro during the recent 25 cent sale and it seems to do the job nicely. I believe it normally sells for $15.
     
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  3. John Bean

    John Bean Happy Wanderer

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    "Documents To Go" is very good. I've used it for years on various devices, most recently on the Nexus 7. The phone-oriented opening screen looks a bit "Toys R Us" on a large screen but the individual apps it contains look and work fine.

    I can't remember what I paid for it but it wasn't expensive.
     
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  4. rootbrain

    rootbrain Well-Known Member

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    Kingsoft Office is better than Docs to go or Office pro, IMO. And it's free.
     
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    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

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    I have all three of those listed here. They all work for simple tasks. Haven't done more than that though.
     
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    mm43 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Wow that was fast. With them all can I type a doc on either the nexus or PC and edit it also on either? Also add images?
     
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    mm43 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Cute photo.
     
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    mm43 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Is it free trial or free free? Lol
    May try it first if so.
     
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    Also prints to my wireless Canon MG5320, Try it you like it!!

    Dean
     
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  10. whs37

    whs37 Well-Known Member

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    This app is really dangerous. I downloaded it and started to play around with it. Made a PowerPoint style presentation and wanted to insert a picture on one page. So I click on 'pictures' and found a whole collection of pictures of myself, from old Powerpoint presentations of 2 years ago, from other tutorials that are very old, etc.
    I have no idea where it found this random collection. They were at one time uploaded to Photobucket, to Skydrive and they are also on my desktop. And the worst is that I have no idea where they were stored on my Nexus 7. If I found them, I could at least delete them. Now they only take storage space and are completely useless.
     
  11. John Bean

    John Bean Happy Wanderer

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    Do you get the same collection of pictures with the built in gallery app? I suspect you do.

    This threw me the first time I used it; Google encourages cloud use and finds images anywhere it can access with your Google credentials, in my case in a long-unused and forgotten Picassa account that I promptly removed when presented with it.

    I doubt the app you downloaded is at fault, it's almost certainly just showing you what the system supplies it with. The images are unlikely to be anywhere locally on your tablet, other than for cache purposes.
     
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    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

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    To get rid of the pics from showing you'd have to remove them from whatever cloud storage they're sitting in because they're not on the phone.
     
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    mm43 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I downloaded it last night to my Nexus 7 and it seems ideal for basic tasks that I want. Not tried it on my PC yet. But all the remarks from others here are worrying me.
    Don't understand all this.
    Please advise an oldie.
     
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    mm43 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Plus can you tell me -
    How to get rid of the Kingsoft Office text across the top when saving PDFs?
    Why does it tell me to install something called Sina weibo? Lol

    And last of all, how to I get rid of the message "Double click to add text" in PowerPoint on android when I have inserted a photo and just don't want any text lol
     
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    Usually you double click it and use the delete to erase the "message".
     
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    mm43 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks
    Will try again But it didnt seem to work.
    Do like Kingsoft but now discovered it puts its text across anything I create and send to PC
    Lists I need to send on etc etc
    Maybe thats why its free?
    Apart from that it seems ok

    Is there another program that wont do that?
    Dont want to pay and have the same problem
     
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    Yeah, in the meantime I figured out what happened. The wife reminded me that I have a blog on Blogger in Google. I had completely forgotten about that.

    Long time ago when I was teaching Windows classes I had created that blog to link the materials of my classes. That was the easiest way for the students to access it. But I have not used the blog in a long time. That's why the pictures were all pretty dated. Most are from 2010. Even my picture avatar showed up.

    I guess you cannot hide anything from Google.
     
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    mm43 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Do like Kingsoft but now discovered it puts its text across anything I create and send to PC
    Lists I need to send on etc etc
    Maybe thats why its free?
    Apart from that it seems ok

    Is there another program that wont do that?
    Dont want to pay and have the same problem.
     
  19. John Bean

    John Bean Happy Wanderer

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    I doubt that any of the paid office apps will pollute your documents. I still use Documents To Go but it is a bit phone-oriented - no toolbars, all changes of font/size/style/whatever are done using menus. Maximum screen space for the document, nothing wasted.

    For a more friendly UI you may want to look at Softmaker Office, you can try a time-limited (30-day) full function demo before committing yourself. Be aware they sell the individual apps separately (Text, Spreadsheet, Presentations) but all can read/write Microsoft Office documents with absolutely no loss or change of format. I use their PC version in preference to Microsoft Office and if I didn't already own Docs To Do on Android (great on my phone!) I'd probably buy the Softmaker apps for my Nexus 7, they do look good and work well with toolbars and all. They're certainly not the cheapest but if you're gong to use it a lot it would be my choice.

    Details of the software here, or just search for Softmaker Office in the Play store and you'll find both the paid and trial versions
     
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    mm43 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for all the info Had a look but think I only need something really basic. It is only for a few letters, lists etc
    Basically I want something that i can just create and edit documents between my Nexux 7 and my pc. Not planning on doing spreadsheets or anything on the Nexus.
     
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    John Bean Happy Wanderer

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    Then just buy the Textmaker app...

    That's the beauty of Sofmaker's approach, you don't have to buy the full suite if you need only one program.

    Textmaker is fairly similar in look and feel to the word processor in the free Kingsoft app you already said you liked, except it doesn't pollute the document with ads for itself.

    But if you really want basic you could do worse than Documents To Go - but you'll get everything in one, not just a word processor.
     
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    How are you sending things to your PC? I saved a doc I created to Google Drive, copied a doc from the N7 to my PC using EsFileExplorer and also printed directly from the app and there was no "pollution". Does it happen when you email the doc or how else are you sending to the PC?
     
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    John Bean Happy Wanderer

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    That's interesting. I haven't used the app but commented based on the feedback from mm43. Perhaps it's a default text for headers/footers (whatever) that can be changed or turned off - a bit like all the generic "sent from my XXXX" footers you see tacked on to stuff people send from their phone when they haven't bothered to configure their apps properly.

    Edit: ok, I downloaded it and tried for myself by creating a new Word document on the Nexus 7 with Kingsoft Office, moved it to the NAS on my home network and opened it on my PC. Clean as a whistle.

    The only mention of Kingsoft is in the document metadata - not the document content - where it (correctly) populates the "Program name" field (under "Origins") as "Kingsoft Office". It does not modify the text I entered in any way at all, nor does it add anything of its own.
     
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    mm43 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks Will neither of these have their logo across the top of everything the same as kingsoft?
     
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    mm43 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Must be me lol Its across everything I do!
     

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