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

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.

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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, Android, Collaboration, Google, Hardware, Mobile OS, Mobility, Smartphones, Software

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  • Well I would be careful...

    Their PDF reader would always crash on my palm when trying to read IBM PDF's.

    I opened a ticket with them and waited for them to fix it, after year they finally said they had no intention of fixing it. They did give me my money back for the software, but I purchased the Palm LifeDrive for the specific purpose of loading it with PDF's. Palm's LifeDrive model had 4gb of space.
    mrlinux
  • RE: View and edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF files in Google Android

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    StephenMurphy18
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  • Bad news if you like PowerPoint animation

    I have the new Asus EeePad transformer prime 32 gig. I downloaded the software hoping to use just my pad as the primary tool with a client but this software just won't show PowerPoint animation at all. Actually it eliminates it completely and for me that destroys my slide show. Not only that but it completely changed my headers and footers, changed the type font, the color of the type and in some cases, the placement of the type. All in all I don't think you could get worse software. The package that came with the Asus Polaris Office does a much better job...but it won't show animation either...no android PowerPoint package I've seen will do that.
    bobaronson