Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Oct 19, 2011
    Posts
    3
    transferring from Word to iAwriter for iPad
    I use iAwriter on the iPad and I want to a transfer Word file from the computer to the iPad. I'm supposed to save it as a .txt file, using unicode utf-16 Big-Endian. But for some reason Word doesn't give me this option, (only utf-8 and little-endian amongst others) and the files open as blank on the iPad. It's very frustrating and I don't understand it at all. Can anyone out there help?

  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Keller, Texas
    Posts
    49,430
    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Sierra
    Just save the file as plain text or use RTF. You should then be able to open and edit the file on your iPad. I'm not familiar with iAwriter but iWork Pages for the iPad can open and edit Word files easily.

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Oct 19, 2011
    Posts
    3
    Thanks for the reply chscag. It doesn't work as rtf and the iAwriter instructions say to save as a .txt file in Big-Endian unicode - which my version of Word doesn't offer as an option when I save a text file. It's really odd. I was wondering if there was a way of getting more options within Word...

  4. #4

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Keller, Texas
    Posts
    49,430
    Specs:
    Late 2013 27" iMac, iPad 3, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, Sierra
    That's why I suggested you switch to using a better WP program for your iPad. iWork Pages works best. And no, Word options are what they are, you can't add to them.

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Oct 19, 2011
    Posts
    3
    Thanks - I'll try Pages.

  6. #6


    Member Since
    Mar 11, 2012
    Posts
    1
    ms word to ia write.
    Hi, i was like you. this is so simple I said this was what I wanted, and then sought ways to bring in my words doc. i didn't give up. yes I prayed and inspiration came.

    when you save your doc, select plain text and click save. A box opens. go to the code drop select. and look out for unicode big-endian (without the 16). close close and then enjoy.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Transferring imported iPad photos
    By hvee in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-03-2014, 01:38 AM
  2. Transferring Photos from IPad to Mackbook
    By Stjarna in forum iPod Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-02-2014, 01:54 PM
  3. Transferring Nested Folders to iPad
    By PCConvert in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-19-2012, 05:35 AM
  4. Transferring video from IPAD 2
    By Steve K in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-18-2012, 03:24 PM
  5. Transferring emails from PC Microsoft Word to MAC Mail
    By psiboy in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-26-2007, 10:48 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •