In our office, there's a new Eee Pad Transformer. It was supposed to replace a netbook for giving presentations and editing Microsoft Office documents on the go (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

There have been some issues:

  • The office solutions they currently tried can only read Microsoft Office files (like Documents To Go)
  • Polaris Office with write support produce Microsoft Office files that fail to open in Office 2007 Claim by the owner of the device, I can't try it.

The questions are:

  • Is there any way to produce PDF files from such documents? This would at least make it possible to just export presentations to PDF in order to share them.
  • Is there a (preferably free) office solution that guarantees compatibility with Office 2007/2010?
  • Any other workarounds?
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    Don't ask how to accomplish your self made-up workaround, ask how to solve the problem instead. This will most likely result in better answers.
    – Flow
    Nov 10, 2011 at 13:19
  • @Flow I know what you mean, and generally I also advise others to do so, but I can't currently tackle the writing/compatibility thing, and there is a need for PDF writing anyway.
    – slhck
    Nov 10, 2011 at 13:37

3 Answers 3


I have MobiSystems OfficeSuite 5 for my Android (phone, not tablet though). But I have never had any problems editing files, saving them and then opening them in Office 2007 & 2010. It does not have a save as PDF, but it does let you save in either .doc or .docx formats for word, xls & xlsx for Excel, and .ppt & pptx for Powerpoint


Have you considered uploading the documents to Google Docs and using the Android Google docs app in the tablet?

We use this system to allow mobile devices to access shared documents and work pretty well. I you combine this with Google Cloud connect you can edit the documents directly from Office when you are at the office or from Google Docs when you are away.


If there's nothing better, Adobe has a free-to-use (except your doc't goes to their site: slight privacy risk) conversion web app; see their main site..

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