3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 19, 2013 6:47 AM by jmsfmtex
jmsfmtex Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

I recently added a Seagate GoFlexSatellite to my iPad. I discovered that the "Number" and "Page" files that I copy to the Seagate are not readable. Can I convere these files into Microsoft files? If so, how do I do it? Or is there a way to read them on my iPad in "Number" "Page" format? All comments are welcome

  • 1. Re: Number to MS Excel
    Badunit Level 6 Level 6 (10,815 points)

    What do you mean by "not readable"?  Is it

     

    1. You cannot access them from your iPad versions of Numbers and Pages or
    2. You get an error message when you try to do so?
  • 2. Re: Number to MS Excel
    Badunit Level 6 Level 6 (10,815 points)

    If it is an error opening the files, I wonder if it is because the GoFlex is formatted as NTFS.  Unfortunately, the FAQ says if you format it as HFS+ (Mac-native format), the wifi features won't work.

     

    To answer your second question, you can save the files as Excel/Word.  But you really don't want to be going back and forth between the Office and iWork formats, especially with Excel/Numbers.

  • 3. Re: Number to MS Excel
    jmsfmtex Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Found my problem. It appears that the updated IOS6 softwarre did not work. I re-downloaded the update and all is working.

     

    Thank you for your responses.