Ideal word processor for iPad?

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  1. EviLCorsaiR

    EviLCorsaiR New Member

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    Basically I just want to know what the most ideal word processor is for me.

    Pages immediately springs to mind with its massive popularity but my concern is compatibility with Office. I've got a PC, not a Mac. I don't need perfect compatibility with Office, but as good as possible. Some of the reviews of Pages gave me cause for concern, suggesting very poor compatibility with anything but iWork on Mac.

    I don't require anything particularly advanced. In most cases I'll just be creating basic text documents with little formatting. However, the more functionality, the better; I will occasionally be doing more advanced work.

    The ones I've looked at are Pages, Documents To Go, QuickOffice and Office HD. At the moment I'm leaning towards Pages more than any of the others.
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    iPwn Community Development Staff Member

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    iWork?
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    Pages is the best ATM. Just because it's an apple program for a apple device. It's about as hardcore as a word processor could be for the iPad without a external keyboard. Btw, pages can exporter .doc files...
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    jmwerkus Active Member

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    Pages is great.
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    bahamutspirit New Member

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    The compatibility issues with Pages and PC office is mostly related to the way you format columns and tables. But if you're only gonna format line spacing (not paragraph spacing or margins, mind), and font to do a research paper, then you won't run into compatibility issues.
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    EviLCorsaiR New Member

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    Okay, fair enough, I'll go for it and get Pages. I know that it's the best word processor on the iPad but my only concern was compatibility, like I said, from all the reviews. Seeming as it only really affects the kind of formatting I won't be using, I'll go ahead and get it.

    Thanks for the advice, guys.
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    Yup, Pages is the best word processor.

    however, if you are thinking about getting Keynote or Numbers....I don't think they are currently compatible with MS Office. Pages is though.
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    Keynote and number are compatible, but only with basic functionalities.
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    Is there a port of OpenOffice.org?

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