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.

Richard

I am Managing Director of SalamanderSoft Limited a company devoted to improving IT in education. I am also the project co-ordinator for the open source projects SharePoint Learning Kit and Microsoft Learning Gateway.

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