View and edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF files in Google Android

Summary:Microsoft partner DataViz has announced that it is now shipping Documents To Go 2.0 for the Google Android mobile platform.

Microsoft partner DataViz has announced that it is now shipping Documents To Go 2.0 for the Google Android mobile platform.

The new version of the popular office suite brings the enterprise-grade productivity tool to Android devices such as the T-Mobile myTouch 3G, T-Mobile G1, HTC Hero and Samsung Galaxy, as well as several upcoming Android phones.

The 2.0 update enhancements include:

  • Microsoft PowerPoint File Support: A Slideshow To Go component allows viewing, editing and creating of PowerPoint presentations. Includes support for Microsoft Office 2007 file formats.

  • Adobe PDF File Support: The PDF To Go component allows you to view Adobe PDF files with options for page view, word wrap, multiple zoom levels, auto-rotate, bookmarks, search, select and copy text, and support for password-protected files.

  • Enhancements for Microsoft Word & Excel File Support: Viewing and editing new and legacy Word and Excel documents, including capabilities for find and replace, word count, number formatting, sheet formatting, contextual menus, improved selection modes and scrolling, optimizations for touch, and a 'Live Folder' of recently used documents.

A free, non-expiring version of the suite is available for all Android-based devices. It allows for viewing of Microsoft Word and Excel files and attachments. (The full feature set can be unlocked with a key.)

Documents To Go 2.0 is available through the Android Market for free in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The full version costs $29.99, and customers who previously purchased Documents To Go version 1.0 ma receive the full 2.0 version for free.

In similar news, ThinkFree also announced on Tuesday ThinkFree Mobile for Android, which includes PDF, PowerPoint, document and spreadsheet support for the Android platform. The package is intended for device manufacturers, OEMs, ODMs and telcos, and inquiries can be placed on ThinkFree's website.

Topics: Microsoft, Collaboration, Enterprise Software, Google, Hardware, Mobile OS, Mobility, Smartphones


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