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On February 26, 2014 4:58:25 AM PST, James Knott  wrote:

There is a version of OpenOffice for Android now available.  That will
certainly meet your requirements for working with ODF on a tablet,

AndroOffice is suitable only for editing _small_ documents.   
The major issues are:
* Navigation.  Navigator does not work;
* Size constraints:  If the document is larger than about 2 MB in size, the document will not be 
* Spell-checking: Custom dictionaries can not be installed on stock tablets.  (IOW, you have to 
root the device, in order to add dictionaries.)
* Extensions.  Allegedly, they can be installed, but I've been extremely unsuccessful in doing so;
* Templates: Allegedly, you can install your own, but I've been unsuccessful in doing so;
* Database:  Forget it. Install SQLiteManager, and learn SQL;

All that said, I constructed a couple of spreadsheets to replace apps that I installed.  A 
side-effect is that the spreadsheets can accept more types of data, and spit out more types of 
data, than the apps do.  

Two major issues with tablets as desktop/laptop replacements, is that they are neither 
multi-tasking, nor multi-user.   (Prior to getting my tablet, the last non-multi-user, 
non-multi-tasking platform was when I had an Apple //e.)
(Whilst I can install *Nix on the tablet,  that requires rooting the system, and replacing the 
kernel.  Something I'm not comfortable doing.)

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