I have MS Office running on my Mac, but it’s not Office 365, so on my iPad I can’t unlock all editing features of Word, PowerPoint and Excel for iOS …so I only have the option to open, view and read Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and Excel sheets.
At this moment, I only have my iPad available and not my Mac. Is there any way to quickly do a little editing on a Word document on my iPad, even though I don’t have Office 365 ?
There are several options to do so. You could use Google Docs or Office 700 (an OpenOffice version for iOS), but you probably have Apple Pages already installed on your iPad, so that is most likely the quickest solution :
open Pages.app on your iPad
under “Locations” find the Word document you want to edit
you will see that the Word document is opened as if it were a Pages document
now edit it as you wish
when finished, click on the button top-right (the button that looks like a circle with three dots in it)
in the menu that appears on the right, click on “Export”
in the pulldown menu that appears, click on “Word”
in the popup window, click on “Save to Files”
in the next window, select a location to save the Word document, then click “Save”
We have been working on an online Google Doc with several people and since we have reached the final version, I want to prevent anyone from making adjustments to the final version.
How do I do that ?
If you want to close a Google Doc (or Google Sheet or Google Slide) to prevent additional editing, you should change the sharing setting of the Google Doc (or Google Sheet or Google Slide). Here’s how to :
find the Google Doc (or Google Sheet or Google Slide) that you want to close ; select it from the list of documents
open the document
click the SHARE-button (the blue button, top-right)
then adjust the sharing from “anyone with the link can edit” to “anyone with the link can view” (or “anyone with a link can comment” if you still want people to be able to comment without actually editing the document)
Note : if you click the white Advanced-button, you will also get the options to “Prevent editors from changing access and adding new people” or “Disable options to download, print, and copy for commenters and viewers”
then, click the blue Done-button to fix your new sharing-setting
to check if your document’s sharing-setting is correct, hover your mouse-pointer over the blue SHARE-button and you will see the current sharing-setting