Previous versions of DocumentsToGo 10 supported reading/displaying received Office 2007 files. DocsToGo 10.002 is a free upgrade for all owners of any 10.x version…and it can now SAVE files in the format of Microsoft’s new office suite….

The file manager makes no difference between classic and new files – the selected file in the image below is a “new” one, all others are classic:
0a DocumentsToGo 10.002   create Office 2007 files with your Palm

Unfortunately, the most important switch is well-hidden in a Prefs menu. It controls the ‘working mode’ of DocsToGo:
1a DocumentsToGo 10.002   create Office 2007 files with your Palm

If the program is in Office 2007 mode, all newly created files can be saved ONLY in the new format. If the program is in ‘compatibility mode’, no Office 2007 files can be created. As an example, the images below show SheetToGo’s Save File dialog – once in Office 2007 mode, once in ‘compatibility’ mode:
2a DocumentsToGo 10.002   create Office 2007 files with your Palm 2b DocumentsToGo 10.002   create Office 2007 files with your Palm

Last but not least, here are a few short sample files created on the go and saved as Office 2007 documents:
Excel 2007
SheetToGo managed my test sheet consisting of a sine and a cosine plot and an XY chart excellently – here’s the xlsx file for your viewing pleasure:
3a DocumentsToGo 10.002   create Office 2007 files with your Palm 3b DocumentsToGo 10.002   create Office 2007 files with your Palm

PowerPoint 2007
SlideshowToGo has always been a tool for “text editing” rather than tackling images and styles – my small test presentation was managed well(pptx file here):
4a DocumentsToGo 10.002   create Office 2007 files with your Palm

Word 2007
Word 2007 has disappointed me a bit, as the add table function was “disabled” while in Office 2007 mode. I kept tapping the menu – but nothing happened. However, the rest has worked well as usual(docx file here):
5a DocumentsToGo 10.002   create Office 2007 files with your Palm

Cutting a long story short: Palm users can now create Office 2007 files on the go. However, I don’t see myself using this much – all major Office suites(including Ribbon Office…ah, sorry, 2007) can read Microsoft’s classic file formats…so why isolate the millions and millions of people who chose not to update to Office 2007…

Related posts:

  1. Office 2007 screenshots
  2. The Office 2007 UI bible
  3. News on Office 2007
  4. On the new Office UI
  5. Outlook 2007 screenshots

3 Responses to “DocumentsToGo 10.002 – create Office 2007 files with your Palm”

  1. Now if they only included support for OpenOffice.org formats, I’d actually buy this thing.

  2. Hi Diedrick,
    I can forward your request to DataViz if you want me to! As of now, why not just save the files as regular .doc files in OO?

    Best regards
    Tam Hanna

  3. At the Dataviz site they are currently running a pole that asks if you would like to see D2G support the RTF and OpenOffice formats, so…….

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