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Other Solutions for Sharing Microsoft Office Files with Your iPad
When you use Apple’s iWork apps or a third-party app to view, create, edit, print, and/or share Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and/or PDF files and documents, you do have to worry about minor font and formatting compatibility issues, and need to successfully sync or transfer files and documents between your computer and tablet.
If your iPad has continuous Internet access, yet another option is to utilize a remote desktop app, which allows you to wirelessly access and control your PC or Mac directly from your tablet via the Internet or a wireless network. Thus, you can run software (including Word, Excel, or PowerPoint) on your computer, but view what’s happening on your iPad’s screen from almost any remote location.
From the App Store, you’ll discover a handful of remote desktop apps for the iPad, such as GoToMyPC (free app, but a monthly fee applies), Remote Desktop ($6.99), Splashtop Remote Desktop for iPad ($4.99), and Jump Desk ($14.99).
Not only does this solution make it easy to access and work with any Microsoft Office file or document that’s stored on your computer, you can create documents or files from scratch, plus run any other software that’s installed on your PC or Mac, and access that data as well from your iPad.
This solution requires that your iPad has a Wi-Fi Internet connection. Most of the remote desktop solutions will not function with a 3G Internet connection.