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Mouse for Ipad?

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[T]yn Calculating status...
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Feb 25, 2011 7:48 PM
Hi guys, I just wonder if we can somehow connect a mouse to the Ipad since I wanted to try working on Ipad with Microsoft office or IWork apps? and btw is using Iwork on Ipad much harder than using Microsoft Office on a netbook?
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  • Matt Clifton Level 7 Level 7 (26,930 points)
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    Feb 25, 2011 8:11 PM (in response to [T]yn)
    No, there's no mouse available because it's a touch device. Works very differently from the mouse approach on a computer. Microsoft Office isn't available on the iPad, although iWork is.

    You can go to any Apple Store and try out an iPad with iWork installed to see how you get on with it.

    Matt
    MacBook Pro (13" Mid 2010), Mac Pro (Early 2008), iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Coolmax Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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    Feb 26, 2011 12:44 PM (in response to [T]yn)
    [T]yn wrote:
    Hi guys, I just wonder if we can somehow connect a mouse to the Ipad since I wanted to try working on Ipad with Microsoft office or IWork apps? and btw is using Iwork on Ipad much harder than using Microsoft Office on a netbook?


    You really do not need a mouse for iWor for ipad. As someone here mentioned, it's all touch based. I am using Pages, Numbers and Keynote and they are compatible with the files produced by MS Office, though there are exceptions. Really complex Excel spreadsheets seemed to go off on a tangent with Numbers and sometimes, what is saved using Numbers appeared blank to an Excel user. But these are rare occurrences.
    The only difficulty is trying to load MS files from a media disk like a SD or USB flash drive. You need to sync it with iTunes or through email. An easier and better way is to use a WebDAV server. Wearable devices who makes Air Stash promised it will do WebDAV right about now. Trust me, if you're used to exchanging files with people using a flash or SD drive and when email is not an option for security reasons, you would wish to have WebDAV!

    I have a portable one running on an Android tablet and that's how I share my office files with clients and the office quickly.

    Message was edited by: Coolmax
    Macbook 2.4Ghz C2D/ QuadCore Vista64 / iPad/ iPhone 3GS/ eLocity A7 Android Tab, Mac OS X (10.6.6), PogoPlug / Synology DS WebDAV - Webserver / ReadyNas NV+ media server

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