SLK: Open Office Documents in the Office Apps on iPads

31 March, 2015 · less than a minute to read

SLK: Open Office Documents in the Office Apps on iPads

In SharePoint Learning Kit 1.8, I’ve just added beta functionality so that on an iPad, assignments which are office documents are opened in the Office Apps for the iPad. This is transparent to the user, it should just happen. To enable this, you will need to add a setting to the DropBoxSettings in SlkSettings.xml. You need to set  OpenOfficeInIpadApp to true: 

iPadOffice

Of course you’ll also need the latest version of 1.8 and the Office Apps installed on any iPad used. It’s early days for this functionality, but it should work for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Once you’ve finished editing, you will be taken back to the page you were at before, but in a new tab. Any feedback welcomed.

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Written by Richard Willis

Managing Director / Founder

Richard started SalamanderSoft in 2007 after a successful career as a software developer. Wanting to start his own company and with experience in integrating school systems he set out to build the best integration system for schools and to exceed customer expectations. He starting out on his own, doing all the coding, support and sales until finally the growing number of customers meant he needed to start growing the team. He is still heavily involved in coding the core Integration Suite product in addition to running the company and being the first point of contact for prospective customers.

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