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Is an eeepad/polaris compatible with most files?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chiko930, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. chiko930

    chiko930 Newbie
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    I am looking for a netbook to take backpacking with me but still need to do work on word, excel, powerpoint, publisher and paint. I hear the eeepad cannot use microsoft office and dont mind switching to polaris but am worried that I won be able to access some files and in turn, people without polaris will not be able to view mine? Can anyone tell me whether this will be a big issue and if so, how big of one? Even if there are occassional problems, they always seem to happen at the most important times!

  2. AutobahnSHO

    AutobahnSHO Android Enthusiast

    Polaris is good for viewing Microsoft Office files but not for making them-
    The spreadsheet program won't let you tab, enter, or use arrows, you have to tap the screen to change boxes every time.

    The "presentation" (powerpoint) program views files fine, it's a pain to make them. It's fairly basic, and I'm not sure if it would read PPT 2010 files. Polaris doesn't have many options, such as opening password protected files, etc...

    I love the Transformer but it can't do everything yet. A netbook would be cheaper and can do most the Transformer can, except GPS.

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Forum

The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer release date was April 2011. Features and Specs include a 10.1" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, and Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 processor.

April 2011
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