View Excel files on your iPad
If you only need to view Microsoft Excel documents, youre in luck; Apples iOS can display them natively. All you need to do is get the spreadsheets onto your iPadfor example, email them to yourself as attachments, or use an app designed for transferring and viewing documents, such as Avatron Softwares $10 Air Sharing, Good.iWares $5 GoodReader for iPad ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice ), or Readdles $5 ReaddleDocs for iPad ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice ).
Editing your spreadsheets is not quite as simple. Although several apps and methods exist, none of them has all of Excels features. As a result, youll face one or more limitationsfor example, loss of formatting or a poor touch-screen interface.
by Joe Kissell