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How to edit an Excel file on iPad

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DanAyo

How to edit an Excel file on iPad

I’m hoping there is a way to edit an Excel file on iPad without having to purchase any software. The only thing I can find is Office 365.

I would like to be able to edit my formula spreadsheets on my iPad. As it stands now, if I want to edit my Total Dough Weight, that I need to make changes on my computer and the upload the file to the iPad.

Is the a cost free solution for this?

Dan

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bikeprof

I had been using a laptop and excel spreadsheets for my formulas, but switched to Google Sheets when I had to replace the laptop and didn't want to buy software...and I just added an ipad to keep in the bakery (save the laptop from getting mucked up, and nice not to carry the laptop back and forth).

So far it works great and the files are easy to convert...just make sure that you don't just use Google Sheets to edit Excel files, but convert the files to the Google file format (MUCH more sophisticated editing).

Everything stays synched up since it is in the cloud (but can be set up so you can also access and edit offline).  Always a bit of a pain to convert to a new system, but so far so good for me...

 

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DanAyo

I tried using my Windows computer and it was quite simple. The iPad, not so much.

Thanks to all that replied.

Dan