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Excel on a smartphone

Post by toomanysabres » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:39 pm

Has anyone done this and what model / software do you use. I want to speed up my rally results gathering.


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Re: Excel on a smartphone

Post by scimjim » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:41 pm

which phone? for an iphone I just downloaded excel (supplied by Microsoft for Apple).


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Re: Excel on a smartphone

Post by toomanysabres » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:44 pm

Any as I would like a marshal to enter the numbers at the roadside with whatever they have and then be able for me to transfer them to my PC results.
I have a sample sheet to try if you wish


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Re: Excel on a smartphone

Post by scimjim » Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:04 pm

unless you're going to pay for every marshal to have Excel it isn't going to happen :-)

You won't be able to specify one specific product because they all have different phones.

probably best for them to download any mobile compatible generic csv spreadsheet - Excel on your PC should talk to them then?

I had a quick look in the Apple app store and there seems to be a free one called super-spreadsheet which is Excel compatible. Also another called iSpreadsheet Free.


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Re: Excel on a smartphone

Post by toomanysabres » Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:09 pm

The sheet is quite simple. I expected any 'compatible' sheet program to cope. csv is no good since although cars can arrive in any order the equations (functions) I devised put them in number order as you type. So block copying a column is all that is needed.


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Re: Excel on a smartphone

Post by JohnB » Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:12 pm

Excel is free on Apple and works well when combined with their onedrive (cloud storage and sharing)


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Re: Excel on a smartphone

Post by scimjim » Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:17 pm

I don't know enough about the "Excel compatible" programs to say whether functions will run smoothly - I just use Excel.


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Re: Excel on a smartphone

Post by toomanysabres » Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:17 pm

Can you copy to a mem stick so I can get the file back into my laptop PC.


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Re: Excel on a smartphone

Post by scimjim » Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:20 pm

Apple won't copy to a memory stick, no - some phones have a micro SD card but email is the norm nowadays (bluetooth if you're in range).


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Re: Excel on a smartphone

Post by philhoward » Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:30 pm

Google Docs? Actually Google Sheets for a spreadsheet Not platform dependant as I recall?


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Re: Excel on a smartphone

Post by toomanysabres » Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:31 pm

Can't do email in the middle of nowhere in France or up a mountain in Italy as I will be in Sept. Don't think my IBM T42 has b.tth The Samsnug Q1 does so that might work


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Re: Excel on a smartphone

Post by scimjim » Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:37 pm

you'd be amazed at where you can do email these days. besides - you don't need it until you get back to the hotel to upload to your PC.

Can you use Google docs like you can use dropbox offline and sync when you get signal?


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Re: Excel on a smartphone

Post by philhoward » Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:39 pm

You can store Google docs on your device and edit them - don't know how it sorts out the edits afterwards. Never tried ;)


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Re: Excel on a smartphone

Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:07 pm

I have Polaris Office 4 on my (comparatively ancient) Samsung Galaxy S2. It allows you to view or edit Word, Excel, Powerpoint, text, and PDF (not sure if you can edit PDF, may only be a viewer?). However, although I use it quite a lot to view files that I've edited elsewhere, or received from elsewhere, due to the size of the screen I don't normally make use of it's editing capabilities. I would have thought that using it in anger, under pressure, maybe in bright daylight, would be an absolute nightmare. I think you'd need a tablet to make it viable? I can connect to a usb stick, via a cable which plugs into the micro-usb connection used for charging etc. (or at least I could, had I not temporarily mislaid the cable.... :roll: :oops: )


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Re: Excel on a smartphone

Post by ScimmyMike » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:38 am

We use Numbers from the Apple store on our office iPads for stock condition survey work, seems to work okay with Excel
On Droids as Roger said, again fully compatible it would seem, Windows phones, well Excel of course :lol:


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