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Use your computer first
Authored by: mkoistinen on Feb 19, '08 01:05:09AM

Set up the whole thing on your computer first. Your iPhone can be used as a client for the form.

Also, you can *see* the results in your iPhone via Google Docs, but you won't be able to edit the spreadsheet directly from your iPhone.

Good luck.



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Use your computer first
Authored by: neill on Feb 19, '08 07:24:51AM

I'm wondering if this hint would also work for a Touch albeit in a sort of offline/manual/read only mode.

For instance . . . if I create a spreadsheet, edit it from my computer at home then download the sheet to a Touch via wireless at home . . . can I then take the Touch someplace without any internet access and view the saved copy of the document?

My goal is to replace my Palm with either a Touch or iPhone . . . and one of the things I need to do so is some sort of shopping list application. I can easily produce the list in a spreadsheet. My question is whether I can only access this spreadsheet real time via iPhone via the phone or whether I can snag the list down to a Touch at home then have it available someplace without any internet access (like the grocery store).

Thanks.



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Use your computer first... to do what?
Authored by: jstoneburner on Feb 21, '08 12:43:57PM

I created both a spreadsheet and a document on my laptop, and viewing them shows obvious editing tools, but no edit tools can be found on the iPhone view of them.

"you can *see* the results in your iPhone via Google Docs, but you won't be able to edit the spreadsheet directly from your iPhone."

I thought entering data from the iPhone was the whole point of this hint!



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Maybe "form" option is what I needed...
Authored by: jstoneburner on Feb 21, '08 02:33:52PM

The hint said "Then, go to Share and invite yourself with the 'to fill out a form' option." ... "I simply press the button on my iPhone, then fill in the form".

This option is available on the spreadsheet, but not on the document. When you choose the "Share" tab, make sure to click the "fill out form" option.

I was able to add to the spreadsheet from my iPhone.



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