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    does it run exel and word files??
    please inform me.....
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    Check out an application called: Documents to Go

    http://www.dataviz.com/products/docu...ogo/index.html
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    According to a few people in the Mission Possible threads, the treo comes with a read only version of Documents to go. This means that you won't be able to edit Word and Excel files unless you pay for the upgrade, but you can read them.

    Also checkout quick office. Many people, including myself, think that Palm's third party office readers are better than the PocketPC versions designed by Microsoft.

    I would recommend downloading them both and trying them out before you buy, they each have fully functional trial versions that last for 30 or 15 days.
  4. #4  
    Originally posted by gmsmith21
    Check out an application called: Documents to Go

    http://www.dataviz.com/products/docu...ogo/index.html
    I use this on my Sony Clie S360. Coupled with a keyboard, I have fully functional versions of both Word and Excel. You can also work with PowerPoint, but I choose not to because I don't have a color screen. Overall, it works very well, and files are transferred back and forth via HotSync flawlessly. I highly recommend it. Indeed, if/when I get a Treo600, this will be one of the additional purchases I make, in addition to an external keyboard. :shortcut:
  5. purpleX
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    Originally posted by pcsnpixels
    According to a few people in the Mission Possible threads, the treo comes with a read only version of Documents to go. This means that you won't be able to edit Word and Excel files unless you pay for the upgrade, but you can read them.

    Also checkout quick office. Many people, including myself, think that Palm's third party office readers are better than the PocketPC versions designed by Microsoft.
    That is patently untrue.

    Office suits in Palm are far weaker than in PPC. Most people mistakently conclude that the free bundled pocket office in PPC is the only and best solution out there, while completely ignore the capability of PPC third party apps.

    PPC third party are far superior in that: It can open be done natively with far greater compatibility than even the latest DTG. Below are link to apps spec and screenies.

    1. Clearvue.
    (this is a document viewer, $16-30. It can open and view directly all Office file including presentation. DTG6.0 cannot open presentation with ease)
    http://www.westtek.com/clearvue.htm

    2. Textmaker.
    This is a full feature word processor. This has almost all Wordprocessor feature and behave like a laptop wordprocessor instead of organizer. It doesn't need dekstop/conduit to open/create/edit/print/interact with other computer. This class of wordprocessor does not exist in Palm. (DTG 6.0 does not have all the feature Textmaker has.)
    http://www.softmaker.de/tmpdetail_en.htm

    3.Spreadsheet. (All Palm spreadsheet are inferior to PPCs) It does not support macro, support less equation, and less capable in handling chart.
    http://www.z4soft.com/
    http://www.byedesign.freeserve.co.uk/
    Beta planmaker
    http://www.softmaker.de/pmp_en.htm

    4.Other office applications :
    Slide presentation, Microsoft projects, quickbooks...
    (all are inferior or does not exist at the level of PPC.

    link, screenshots, review.
    http://www.mobigeeks.net/e/forum/sho...p?threadid=593

    Rest asure, Palm is far less capable handling microsoft office file. The palm user perceptions has not kept up with PPC development in the last 3 years.
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    Palm Mail Attachments in Native Desktop Format
    SnapperMail downloads onto your Palm mail attachments in native desktop format. What's the advantage? How about industry standard compatibility!

    http://www.cesinc.com/
    Waiting for Palm Pre on AT&T then can replace my iPhone. Needs Doc To Go and Flash

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  7. #7  
    Originally posted by purpleX


    That is patently untrue.

    Office suits in Palm are far weaker than in PPC. Most people mistakently conclude that the free bundled pocket office in PPC is the only and best solution out there, while completely ignore the capability of PPC third party apps.
    Ummm, what's even remotely partially untrue of "Many people, including myself, think that Palm's third party office readers are better than the PocketPC versions designed by Microsoft."

    You went into PPC third party software, which is CLEARLY not the claim made.
  8. purpleX
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    The claim: "Also checkout quick office. Many people, including myself, think that Palm's third party office readers are better than the PocketPC versions designed by Microsoft."

    This claim is false if not disingeneous.

    so far there is no clear list what is treo600 bundled apps. As far as I am concern at worst it could be a simple reader (DTG without edit/create) capability, at best it would be a full DTG6.0. DTG alone is not a clear cut winner than bundled or freebie download.

    But that is still nowhere near PPC third party office suits capability, probably the free bundled PPC apps would still be better than 'third party' Palm apps.
  9. purpleY
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    Hi all,

    Here is a purpleX translation for you:

    "While you did say that it was YOUR OPINION that QuickOffice is better than the native versions on the PPC, you are patently and incontrovertibly WRONG. Let me explain, when you state your opinion you are never right because my opinion is right. Therefore you are wrong. I hope this clears things up for everybody.

    Oh and I meant to say office suites not suits. Although my opinions on office suits are also 100% correct."
  10. purpleX
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    uhm, okay here we go again:

    The opinion that POS office apps (DTG, QO) can perform better than what is available in PPC is PATENTLY WRONG.

    It has yet to be seen what treo 600 bundled apps are, let alone making claim of its capability.
  11. purpleY
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    Translation

    "Here we go again. Any OPINION that I disagree with is wrong. Patently.

    Even though the original poster stated that it was just some people's opinion and he also agreed with that opionion, it is still wrong.

    I know you all ask, how can an opinion be wrong, opinions are just thoughts or beliefs, they are not statements of facts. I say that is just your opinion and therefore you are wrong."
  12. purpleX
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    In this context the opinion is about printed spec/features that can be immediately compared objectively. It is not free interpretation of art works.

    eg.

    patently wrong: "in my opinion moon is made out of green cheese"

    What you are trying to pass: "in my opinion Gaugin is better than Seurat"

    It is clear that the opinion below does not refer to aesthetic value, but practical apps capability: "open, view, manipulate, save, print".

    == Also checkout quick office. Many people, including myself, think that Palm's third party office readers are better than the PocketPC versions designed by Microsoft. ==

    Thanks for playing purpleY
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    The truth is that they're about equal.

    I liked Pocket Word a little better because you didn't have to worry about which file format you saved in.

    I've heard that DTG is better for people who do more specialized formatting of text, as it preserves the formatting better than Pocket Word does.

    Little experience with the Excel variants.

    Basic message, they are roughly equivalent. It's Coke/Pepsi.
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    Hey, PurpleY, you are too funny. Keep up the excellent translations.
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    I've used Docs To Go on my Palm m515 and I found it to be virtually useless for Excel spreadsheets. Viewing just a few cells was extremely difficult and the functionality was very cumbersome.

    If you need to create or edit a worksheet you're better off getting to a computer! Sometimes the fact that we CAN do something doesn't mean that we SHOULD do something.

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