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Does it work? Explain.

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Not entirely certain what you're asking. But I think you want to know if documents created in iWork can be ported over to MS Office. And if that's the case, then yes. Documents created in Pages/Numbers/Keynote can be saved into MS Office compatible versions. Conversely, documents created in MS Office can be imported into their respective iWork applications. Now, there may be some formatting differences, so if the accuracy of translation is key, your best bet is to go with MS Office for Mac.

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Not entirely certain what you're asking. But I think you want to know if documents created in iWork can be ported over to MS Office. And if that's the case, then yes. Documents created in Pages/Numbers/Keynote can be saved into MS Office compatible versions. Conversely, documents created in MS Office can be imported into their respective iWork applications. Now, there may be some formatting differences, so if the accuracy of translation is key, your best bet is to go with MS Office for Mac.
well were talking about 1,000 dollars for a mac with office over an iPad with works for under 700 dollars. If it can be easily transferred to either iWorks or MS office vice versa then that would definitely be the winner.

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well were talking about 1,000 dollars for a mac with office over an iPad with works for under 700 dollars. If it can be easily transferred to either iWorks or MS office vice versa then that would definitely be the winner.
Well, that is certainly doable, although I'm not sure that an iPad is a solid choice as a general purpose computing device. There are limitations (like not being able to print) that lot of people don't realize. If office chores are a requirement, I'm not sure that would be the ideal device. Occasional documents (to be printed from another machine), sure. But not as a full time device tasked with content creation.

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I know for a fact that on the iWork suit of apps on the iPad you actually cannot control what format it saves it into. The way you get around that is supposedly importing the the documents to www.iwork.com. And from there you can share it with multiple people and they can download it in the MS office formats... Unfortunately last time I checked that part of iWork.com didn't work yet!

As for printing there are a couple of apps in the App Store that enable printing over wifi, but I am not sure how that works since I haven't used them first hand, but they are getting some good reviews.

Hope that explains it a bit.
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I transfer stuff from iWork to MS Office, Google Docs and Openoffice all the time...

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