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How to edit spreadsheets on an iPad

Joe Kissell, Macworld.com | May 24, 2011
Calculate on the go with files from Numbers, Excel, and more

If you tap the Go To Spreadsheet View link at the bottom, Google shows you the version of the file you’d see in a Mac browser, but because the interface was designed to be manipulated with a mouse, on your iPad you’ll find it tricky to select a range of cells, resize columns or rows, and do other tasks that involve dragging. You can, however, bypass Safari and open Google Spreadsheets documents directly in a number of native iPad apps, including Documents To Go, Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite, Sheet2 HD, and Office2 HD.

Smartsheet The new Web-based Smartsheet service (still in beta) gives you spreadsheets of a sort, and although its focus is more on list and project management than on conventional numerical data and associated calculations, it can import and export Excel files and Google Spreadsheets. Pricing ranges from $10 to $149 per month depending on features and the number of creators.

 

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