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Just wondering . . .

For non-ODF editing [ .doc and .docx ] . . . Which Android app would you use? I do not want Cloud computing since most of the time the tablet will not have access to the Net.

I looked at some reviews for AOO and EuroOffice for Android and the review was "all over the place" from good to bad.

I do want to keep the page format, font usage, and other page items kept intact.

Sure I would prefer to deal with ODF, but if I am going to email the document to a user or hand over my microSD card for them to copy the document to their system, I would need to be able to keep the page formatting intact and be able to read/write the document to/from the microSD card [32 gig card will be used]. I just wish the tablet has a USB port - but the only one I could afford did not have as many feature as the tablet I expect to be delivered today.

So it would be nice to finalize the Android app list today or tomorrow, since I plan on installing what I currently use now on my old Nook tablet this afternoon - if the tablet actually is delivered today.

On 01/14/2015 01:12 PM, Tim---Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:


I doubt I will create many documents - with images - on the tablet, since I would not have access to my image selection I have on my desktop drive system [not online] or the one I have on a 64GB flash drive that I take with me when I need an image/graphic while using the laptop.

I need to keep the document formatting with the included image placement.

As for Google Docs, I never tried to use them on a system that is offline.

On 01/14/2015 10:47 AM, Cley Faye wrote:
2015-01-14 16:09 GMT+01:00 Tim---Kracked_P_P---webmaster <>:

I am "worried" that MS Office now has apps for their Office packages that runs on Android 4.4 [and better]. I do not want to see LO and AOO loose
out of the mobile market.

​From the (quick) glimpse I just had about Office on Android, I wouldn't
say that they are better or worse​. It *will* open your document, but say
goodbye to almost all of your formatting; even text size is inconsistent
with the original. Images are nowhere to be found, no pagination, no
header/footer... and that's for the "viewing" functionnality. When hitting the "edit" button, I get a message saying that it can NOT edit .doc files. Opening a .docx got me a "sorry, this file can not be opened, it might be
damaged" (this same file works on the desktop version).
And it could not open a file with a dash in its name, be it on the device,
or from either dropbox and onedrive.

Just to be complete on this short, somewhat negative review, I did create a
new docx from the app. There's not much more, still no pictures, and no
style support at all.

 From this short experience, you're better of loading Andropenoffice, at
least the document sort of looks like what you expect. I'll admit such a
quick test is not enough to get all the possibilities of the application,
but from it I'm not too "worried" about their presence on Android.

I do not know if I want to deal with Google Docs either.

​Are you sure about that? From what I've read about open document suite on Android, and from what I got when trying the msoffice stuff​, it sound way
more reliable and you get roughly the same editing capabilities than

What I really want is a package that does not need to be connected to "the cloud" to use. Most places I would be using the tablet will not have any "guest" access for me to use. I want to be able to modify my documents - Word or Calc - at meetings or while I am waiting for appointments. That
way, I can show the modifications then and there for "approval".

​All the options (Andropenoffice, MSOffice, and Google Docs) can manage
offline documents. For GDocs you have some planning to do (mark some files
as available offline), but it's also a possibility.

Just to be clear, I'm not saying that one product is better than another; it's more that none of them is complete as it is today. For now you'll have to cut on your expectations if you want to edit "real" documents on a pure
Android tablet. I made all three options choke at various level with a
.docx containing a single sentence and a picture :(

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