[BCAB] iPod and Quick Office

Chris Friend king.henry at btinternet.com
Wed Feb 13 12:41:23 GMT 2013


Barry, just what I have been looking for.  Many thanks.

Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Barry Toner
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 11:44 AM
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] iPod and Quick Office

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
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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
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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
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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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