HP TouchPad gets Office doc editing with Quickoffice HD update

HP TouchPad gets Office doc editing with Quickoffice HD update

Summary: Quickoffice HD has been updated for the HP TouchPad gaining document editing and creation, turning the tablet into a full work system at last.

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The HP TouchPad shipped with Quickoffice HD for viewing Microsoft Office documents, with a promised future update that would enable editing/creating of Word and Excel documents. That update (standard software update) finally hit today and I have been testing the new capbilities.

I am happy to report that editing and creating documents and spreadsheets work well, and viewing Powerpoint presentations still works nicely. According to the HP Palm developers blog the update brings performance and multitasking enhancements too, and I can verify that.

I have worked with five documents open at once and Quickoffice HD handled it with ease. This may be the easiest way to copy/paste information between documents on any platform given the card system in webOS.

Quickoffice HD can work with a number of user cloud storage accounts: box.net, Dropbox, MobileMe, and Google Docs. I have mine configured to work with both Google Docs and the free 50GB box.net account so all of my information is accessible at all times. It is a powerful work system.

This ability to work on business documents gives the HP TouchPad a much-needed feature-set for the professional crowd. It's a shame that HP has cancelled what I believe is the best tablet for the enterprise crowd. Maybe someone will snap up the business from HP, perhaps even Samsung.

Topics: Tablets, Collaboration, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Mobility, Software

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  • RE: HP TouchPad gets Office doc editing with Quickoffice HD update

    I am getting very fond of this little stillborn orphan TouchPad that just does not die. It is great that developers seem to have the same attitude.
    csomole
    • RE: HP TouchPad gets Office doc editing with Quickoffice HD update

      @csomole
      I agree. I have an iPad 1 and in many respects the TouchPad compares favourably, save for one issue - it can sometimes be intolerably slow to load apps. Nonetheless, it is actually a joy to use :-)
      Wakemewhentrollsgone
      • RE: HP TouchPad gets Office doc editing with Quickoffice HD update

        @ptorning do the updates and read James' earlier articles on how to tweak this thing. You will not be disappointed. When properly configured the TP is very fast to load and switch apps.
        compsrt
  • RE: HP TouchPad gets Office doc editing with Quickoffice HD update

    Been enjoying my touchpad for just 4 days now. $99 was too good a deal to pass up. Its a great tablet, especially with the preware patches that speed it up. The QuickOffice app doing editing is just more icing on the cake. Love the flash working in the browser.
    chapelhillice
  • RE: HP TouchPad gets Office doc editing with Quickoffice HD update

    That is great news. Now if HP will only ship me my confirmed order! :) Supposed to be delivered 9/2 according to their system. I am waiting with baited breath!
    hjenkins1
  • RE: HP TouchPad gets Office doc editing with Quickoffice HD update

    This app is amazing! Especially with the BT keyboard, it allows me to get work done efficiently and is much more suitable for work tasks than the iPad my wife has. We aren't even sure if there is a free app to edit documents on an iPad, though it appears we'll need to pay a significant amount to do so. Not so on the Touchpad though! Big win.
    dashr1
  • RE: HP TouchPad gets Office doc editing with Quickoffice HD update

    I just bought 3 32gb HP Touchpads + Case + Charger for $199.99 at FatDeals!!
    http://www.fatdeals.net/showthread.php?t=2484
    Very Hot Deal! Cheapest Deal I have seen so far!!
    wheeler58