Assuming you have saved the documents in Office format.
More ways to transfer files and access Word documents:
• VIEW/EDIT/CREATE Word & Excel files(Office 2007/2008/2010)
• VIEW PowerPoint, PDF, iWork, Text, .RTF, and more!
• Send & receive attached supported documents using the built-in Mail app
• FREE desktop application with your purchase! Compatible on Win & Mac allows you 2-way file sync with a WIFI connection.
• Open & Edit files within DocsToGo from any 3rd party app that supports the “Open In” feature
• Supports iTunes File Sharing via USB cable for manually moving files
Quickoffice Pro HD
Create and edit ALL Microsoft® Office -- document, spreadsheet, and presentation formats, as well as view PDF files, on the go. Our advanced file manager lets you manage local files, access Google Drive or other cloud accounts, and works with your iPad email attachments so you can work anywhere, anytime - online and offline.
I use Office2HD on my iPad and love it. Its only $7.99 and works great to view and/or edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint docs. I use the Dropbox integration so that everything is saved in the cloud. I can start a document at my desk on my computer and work on it on my iPad when I'm out of the office…then go back to my desk later and see the changes.
If you are looking for free, I'd start by using Google apps. You can create word processing documents, presentations, and spreadsheets very similar to NeoOffice docs. Then download the free Google Drive app. You'll be able to work off the cloud on both your desktop computer and iPad... and its all free.
Hope this helps!
I would like to use my iPad while travelling to some rather remote areas, and there will probably be many days where I have NO internet connection or any access to the "cloud", with these iPad apps will I still be able to create and edit spreadsheets and text documents and save them locally on the ipad?
I would also like to be able to edit html files locally on my ipad and then view them with a browser, is that possible with no internet connection?
I would like to use my ipad as a single travel computer, and don't really care whats on the "cloud", I will use an internet connection for email and web browsing, but would like other documents to be stored locally on the ipad (spreadshets, text documents, etc)..
Regarding HTML editors... I just downloaded a free app called Nitro HTML. It allows you to create HTML files and preview them: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nitro-html/id474415862?mt=8
I also found one called Textastic Code Editor. It is $8.99 but looks like a fantastic app. The video on their website is pretty cool. If I was doing a lot of HTML editing on the go this is the app that I would get: http://www.textasticapp.com/