[BCAB] iPod and Quick Office

Barry Toner Barry.Toner at clanmil.org.uk
Wed Feb 13 11:43:59 GMT 2013


Hi Chris,

Filer is a file and folder manager for IOS.

See here,

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/filer/id318884764?mt=8

Barry



-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Chris
Friend
Sent: 13 February 2013 11:30
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] iPod and Quick Office

Barry, thanks for your encouragement.  Yes, obviously I reckon that,
although I am doing some overseas consultancy  with WBU R2R and the IDP,
I will hopefully no longer be living in the world of 378 Word/Excel
folders, management meetings and paperwork etc.  Therefore I believed
that my starting point could reasonably be iPhone/iPad.  In any case if
I eventually change my mind I can still buy a laptop as my previous one
was a work one I also used for personal use and it has had to be handed
in.

What  precisely do you mean by a 'filer'?  I have Pages and Numbers  and
iCloud and noted that the cloud could be extended.  But what is the
filer you mention?

Thanks for your help

Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Barry
Toner
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 9:39 AM
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] iPod and Quick Office

Hi,

Outside of employment I would argue that a Visually Impaired person
could quite happily live with an IOS device as their main computing
device.  It's all a matter of requirements.  Filer, and some form of
cloud storage to manage the storage of files/folders, the in-built apps
for contacts, mail, calendar, a possible increase of iCloud storage, for
backups of media, Safari when used with some training is a nippy,
powerful browser, a basic app for writing out notes, and an Airprint
capable printer.  Think about it this way, how many VI's get funding for
JAWS, Window Eyes, Supernova for the home and hardly use them?  A
combination of requirements not being correctly assessed, the adaptive
solution ends up being way over the top for their needs, and a lack of
training.

Barry.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Ibrahim
Gucukoglu
Sent: 12 February 2013 21:33
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] iPod and Quick Office

Hi Chris.

My apologies, I thought you were still in employment and considering
replacing your laptop with an IPad in the course of your employment to
carry out your duties.

All the best, Ibrahim.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Friend
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 8:53 PM
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [BCAB] iPod and Quick Office

Not my impulsiveness  Ibrahim, as I offered to buy my laptop from my
employer  but they said that as I was no longer staff they would have to
have it back and strip off all the software registered to them before
returning an empty hulk to me!!

Chris.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Ibrahim
Gucukoglu
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 8:16 PM
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] iPod and Quick Office

Hi Chris.

Firstly, I wouldn't recommend surviving on your IPad and IPhone, they
are useful gadgets however in my opinion not quite up to the mark of
replacing a fully fledged PC.  Unfortunately I don't use Pages
extensively, however my bet would be something to the effect of
transferring your documents and folders via ITunes to Pages, then
letting Pages upload your documents to I Cloud.  Alternatively you could
put your documents in the cloud such as in Dropbox and accessing them
via pages that way.  Sorry I cant be more helpful, as much as I love my
IPhone, there is still very much a place for my laptop and I wont be
consigning it to the unused gadgets stockpile, at least not yet.  I'd
strongly suggest speaking to your employer about your proposed course of
action if you haven't already, your suggestion smacks of impulsiveness
however who am I to pass judgement.

All the best, Ibrahim.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Friend
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 7:56 PM
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] iPod and Quick Office


Hi Ibrahim,

I think that I am  where Neela is.  Tomorrow I hand back my MS laptop to
my old employer and hope to survive on my iPad and iPhone.

So how do I store my  37 Word folders - on my iCloud?  I have Pages.

I have successfully gone through the barrier of opening and reading .doc
attachments to mails, but now need to store key docs.  It is a
long-winded way to write them in Notes and then commission them into
mail attahcments and then store them in a myriad of Email folders for
retreaval.

Please help with suggestions so tha tI can burn the midnight oil
tonight.

Chris
-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Ibrahim
Gucukoglu
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 7:41 PM
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] iPod and Quick Office

Hi Neela.

quick Office is not accessible, at least I've never been able to get
past the initial start screen.  Sure you can set the app up to open
documents, but you cant interact with the documents at all, its a lost
cause unfortunately.  If you want to view PDF files on your IPad, my
suggestion would be IBook's from Apple which is free and if you want to
create professional documents and open documents in Office, Pages also
from Apple will do the job you need.

All the best, Ibrahim.

-----Original Message-----
From: Neela
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 7:24 PM
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: [BCAB] iPod and Quick Office

Is anyone using Quick Office on the iPad?  I have downloaded it but do
not know how to open a Word document to write in it or a PDF document to
Read.
Hope it does read PDF files?


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From: "David Griffith" <d.griffith at btinternet.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 3:57 PM
Subject: Re: [BCAB] PAGES VS TEXTEDIT


>I bought Pages but I still   mainly use text edit.
>
> Partly this is me not having enough time to get used to the very
different
> techniques of Pages.
>
> I also prefer the way text Edits allows a more natural experience with

> word documents and you do not have to manage each page individually, 
> which
is a
> pain if you are working on a long document.
>
> The document Inspector is a very important part of Pages to learn.
> In general Pages reminds me of the old Desktop publishing programs I
use
> to
> possess on Windows machines.
> Very good on layout and loads of templates.
>
> My priority though at the moment is writing rather than appearance.
>
>
> David Griffith
>
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> Subject: [BCAB] PAGES VS TEXTEDIT
>
> Can anyone tell me whether there are any advantages to moving from 
> Textedit which I currently use on my Mac to Pages?  for instance, is 
> it
possible to
> create and save docs in more formats?  Can you create bulleted lists
etc?
> And is there more flexibility with regard to font sizes and
attributes?
>
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