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OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:07 pm
by Hagar Delest
Today tablets and smartphones are more and more common. Since a lot of questions are about such platforms, here are some links coming from the many topics already active here.

The official answer (question 9):
Rob Weir in the Apache OpenOffice blog wrote:There is no port of OpenOffice for tablets. However, there are some 3rd party solutions that allow remote access to an OpenOffice session.

iPad
  • http://www.rollapp.com/openoffice, openOffice on iPad; note that this is a Web app, not an on-your-iPad app; therefore it's only usable if you have internet access
  • OliveOffice allows you to view (but not edit) odt files
  • IBM Lotus Symphony Viewer allows you to view (but not edit) odt, ods, and odp files
  • Documents 2 Unlimited by Appsverse connects you to a cloud-based OpenOffice, so as long as you have an internet connection, you can edit OpenOffice documents.

Android
  • AndrOpen Office is the world's first port of OpenOffice for Android (AndrOpen Office is not affiliated with the Apache OpenOffice project).
  • OpenDocument Reader; ODF viewer on Android. Formerly known as OpenOffice Document Reader, allows you to read your ODF documents wherever you are.
  • Androffice; Androffice is a project that aims to become an office suite for Android (a software development platform for mobile devices created by the Open Handset Alliance). In principle we are just working with the Open Document formats, used today in Open Office and other platforms.
  • Office Documents Viewer; formerly Mobile Documents Viewer. Small and fast OpenOffice.org and (with limitations) Microsoft Office 2007 document viewing application.

Connex links
  • OpenOffice.org for mobile OS Android? One of the most active topics on the subject.
  • WebODF, work with your office files in the cloud, on the desktop and on your mobile. Android market with ports to iPhone and other mobile platforms coming
 Edit: NB: this post will be updated with other posters contributions. 

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:01 am
by kabing
A few more options for the iPad:
OliveOffice allows you to view (but not edit) odt files
IBM Lotus Symphony Viewer allows you to view (but not edit) odt, ods, and odp files
Documents 2 Unlimited by Appsverse connects you to a cloud-based OpenOffice, so as long as you have an internet connection, you can edit OpenOffice documents.

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:27 pm
by henke54
Hagar Delest wrote:http://www.rollapp.com/openoffice, openOffice on iPad; note that this is a Web app, not an on-your-iPad app; therefore it's only usable if you have internet access

Devindra Hardawar at venturebeat.com wrote:One year after its launch, RollApp has raised $1 million of funding to build out its platform for running Windows and Linux apps on any device with a web browser (yes, even the iPad).

RollApp debuted last year at the DEMO Spring conference by showing off how its technology can run Open Office applications on the iPad. Now, with its traffic up 50-fold, in the last eight months, the company will use the funding to push its technology out of beta and towards mainstream users.

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:38 pm
by fiona_williams
Surely will love to have an OpenOffice soon in my Android tablet.. Cool!

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:11 pm
by awk
Hi.
So just to clarify. I have a HP ElitePad 900 with Windows 8, this is HP's enterprise tablet. I have not downloaded OpenOffice yet. Will it work and what verision do I look for the ElitePad.

Thank,
awk

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:58 pm
by Villeroy
awk wrote:Hi.
So just to clarify. I have a HP ElitePad 900 with Windows 8, this is HP's enterprise tablet. I have not downloaded OpenOffice yet. Will it work and what verision do I look for the ElitePad.

Thank,
awk

MSOffice 2013 works for sure. Reportedly, it can even handle ODF files fairly well.

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:34 am
by awk
Thanks,but I want use AOO.

awk

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:02 am
by RusselB
In theory, the current version of AOO for Windows should work on your HP, since it is using the Windows OS.
Regretfully, the only way to find out for sure, is for you to download and install AOO and then tell us if it worked or not.

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 6:43 am
by jameshacker
when it is coming...???

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 8:39 am
by esperantisto
It’s already there. Search AndrOpenOffice in Google Play.

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 9:39 am
by RoryOF
For information: That version runs only on Android, and is not an official (Apache) port of OpenOffice.

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 9:50 am
by esperantisto
Correct. And, as I remember, the developers of AndrOpenOffice do state that it’s not an official port. However, it works.

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:23 pm
by Z3nn3R
I find that Openoffice 4.0 seems to work well on the Windows 10 platform, but the issue apparent with tablets is that it does not recognize touch/scroll.

You are required to tap/touch the very small scroller on the side of the screen. MSoffice works well scrolling and tracking with the touch on a tablet, but this can be easily improved upon for OpenOffice in updates as this becomes a more commonly-needed feature.

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:56 am
by TommieGull
I would like everyone to know that I nearly burst into tears today when I went to the GooglePlay store, searched for Apache OpenOffice, and didn't find it.

Please, we need it.

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:58 am
by RusselB
Search AndrOpenOffice in Google Play.
For information: That version runs only on Android, and is not an official (Apache) port of OpenOffice.


Please note the difference in the name

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:08 pm
by Termingamer2-JD
@Villeroy ODF is best handled in OpenOffice suites though.

I don't think it should be ported to tablets anyway. Office suites are best intended for the desktop and laptop, not a tablet computer.

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:12 am
by jeffl
Some basic editing functions on tablet are convenient and helpful for casual editing. It does not make sense to have a full feature version since no one is going to create a fancy documents from a tablet.

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:15 am
by mariakatosvich
I have a HP ElitePad 900 with Windows 10, which is HP's enterprise tablet. I have not downloaded OpenOffice yet, but i am damn sure i will will love to have an OpenOffice soon in my ElitePad tablet.. Cool!

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:22 am
by RusselB
I use AndrOpenOffice on my tablet, and for working with documents made with Apache Open Office, it works fine for the most part.
The biggest problem, imo, is when I want to do something that I'm used to using a mouse for.

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:20 am
by charlie.it
RusselB wrote:I use AndrOpenOffice on my tablet

I do not recommend it for Base, it is not very friendly.

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:01 pm
by Andrew123
Oh thanks! Maybe it will be for the phone too! I really want it on my smartphone

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:18 am
by JohnSmith75
Many thanks, will try on my android tablet!

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:50 pm
by advhtg
Hi, under you list of apps for iPad you need to include Office700. It's the only native app that can write open office documents to the local storage and to DropBox. :bravo: The author desperately needs programming help though if there is someone out there who can lend a hand, this software is the best route I've found in turning the iPad into a proper laptop replacement ;)

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:16 pm
by JayEgger
I didn't even realize this was available on iPad. I'll be giving it a shot tonight.

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:16 pm
by kerrylowes
There is no OpenOffice for iOS but there are apps in the App Store that are compatible with those formats. :)

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:41 pm
by SeegerRob
Does anyone know if there is any problem with Xiaomi tablets and open office? I've heard that with other brands such as BQ there is a continuous struggle to work fluently with Calc. It would be good to know if it happens the same with Xiaomi. Maybe it's just a bug that can easily be solved.

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:02 am
by ivansloven
The navigation panel is too small initally on my AndroidOpenOffice 4.01,
only one row is visible of listed haedings.
Does anybody know how to enlarge it?

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:16 pm
by Gaurang Sharad
You can easily run open office on any device by downloading the supported application for your device OS.

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:17 pm
by TomTascher
Hello everyone,

My name is Tom, I'm the author of OpenDocument Reader. Thanks for listing our app in the original post, highly appreciated!

I would like to mention that we recently launched an iOS version of our app too. I don't think there is a big number of iOS users that actually use open-source products like OpenOffice, but we wanted to give it a try anyway. It's a fun project in any case! You can download the app on iOS here: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1452061743?mt=8

Looking forward to hear your feedback
Tom

Re: OpenOffice for tablets

PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:51 pm
by UnklDonald418
Must only work on later model iPad's.
When I tried to download it on my iPad 2 it told me it is not compatible.