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The iPhone and iPad are increasingly becoming a part of many people's everyday work tools. However, there are very few built-in tools for editing documents and the iWork applications are not very compatible with Microsoft Office, which is used by more than 80 percent of offices and their workers. So a third-party app is needed, and Office Plus touts itself as one of the most popular. But is it a good replacement for iWork or other office suites?
When you first open Office Plus, it isn't immediately obvious what you should do, a major issue for a lot of portable office tools. Either necessary functions are hidden, or too many functions are presented at once, creating a logjam on the start screen. Office Plus offers a very helpful tutorial (just tap the help button on the bottom right at any time) that will guide you through the use of any one feature, which we recommend for everyone (even seasoned users of work-related tools) to help ease the learning curve. You can quickly create folders, move files from anywhere on your device, and open or create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations using the standard .doc(x), .xls(x), and .ppt(x) formats. This is very important if you plan on sharing the files with another computer or with another PC user.
You can do quite a bit with this very compact app, which offers dropbox functionality, the ability to share across multiple devices, and quick editing between devices. Office Plus may never replace a full version of any of the three software tools it emulates, but for an iPhone substitute, it is very powerful.
Office Plus, the most intuitive and straightforward office document tool available on the iPhone and iPod Touch, makes it easy to open, view, create and edit Word (DOC & DOCX), Excel (XLS & XLSX) and PowerPoint (PPT & PPTX) files right from your device!Note: an in-app purchase is required in order to save Office format files. Text files can be saved without in-app purchase.Office Plus now provides unrivaled support for document tracked changes.Office Plus also offers the most advanced solution for connecting you to all of your stored documents! Access your Google Docs, DropBox and Microsoft SkyDrive files at any time, to securely open and work on any and all of your most important documents!In addition to all of the creating and editing features, Office Plus also stores ANY file and easily transfers it between any computer for convenient one-stop file storage, just like a USB stick!Office Plus can open various different file formats (DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, PDF, TXT and more), which makes viewing files effortless and ensures easy access to all of your important docs.WORD PROCESSOR Create, edit and save Word DOC & DOCX files Character formatting, including: - Text and fill color - Bold, Italic, Underline - Font face & Size Paragraph formatting including alignment, line spacing, margins, indenting, bullets and numbering Support for tables, including table creation Support for floating and inline images (inserting from camera roll or pasting from other programs) Support for shapes and floating text boxes Support for textual tracked changes Footnotes, endnotes and comments Multi-column formatting Supports section breaks, page breaks and column breaks View headers and footers Ruler bar with ability to set paragraph margins and tab stops Searching of text within documents Undo and redo, up to 100 undo levels Auto-correction and auto-completion are supported Spell check Copy & Paste, even text and images from other applications SPREADSHEET Create, edit and save Excel XLS & XLSX files Handle multiple worksheets with unlimited rows and columns Search and sort cells Cell formatting: (bold, italic, borders, text and cell color, alignment, text wrapping) Cell types: General, Number, Currency, Percentage, Date, Time, and Text Merge cells feature Pane freezing Tap and drag to change row heights and column widths Intelligent auto range selection for range based functions Tap cells to compose formula Insert, copy, paste or cut cell ranges, rows or columns Date formats, date separators and numeric separators are all handled correctly according to the current locale, with manual override 146 different functions PRESENTATION Create, edit and save PowerPoint PPT & PPTX files Insert images and countless common shapes Comprehensive text and paragraph formatting: (font size and face, text color and highlight, paragraph alignment, line spacing) Rotation of text and shapes Slide ordering Slide show mode with simulated laser pointer Slide show presentation on external monitor EXTRAS File versioning. Revert to any of the last 10 file versions. Save documents, spreadsheets and presentations in PDF format Wireless printing ORGANIZING/INTEGRATING FILES GOOGLE DOCS: Office Plus allows you to view and edit the documents and spreadsheets stored in your Google Docs account. Not only does this enhance file transfers to and from Office, you can also edit the same files on the iPad AND from within your web browser. Users can also open, edit, save, delete and rename files stored in Dropbox, Box.net, Microsoft SkyDrive, Huddle, ShareFile and any WebDAV server Organize files into folders Open DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PDF, PPT, PPTX and TXT email attachments within Office Plus Email any file you are working on from within Office Plus
What's new in this version:
Purchases now recorded properly