iPad to the Rescue

Just the other night my wife was on the phone with a client who had e-mailed her a file to review. He knew we were on macs and he was on a mac so, no problem reading the file, right? Not so much.

He had created a table in Pages, but my wife doesn't have Pages on her iMac. No problem. I fired up my iMac which has Pages installed, only to get an error message indicating  that I don't have the most current version and can't open the file. Ugh!

But wait. My iPad has Pages. I open up the e-mail click on the attachment and bingo there it is. Except now I have to print it. I could e-mail it to myself as a pdf and print it, but don't need to because I have Air Sharing HD installed. I touch the icon in the upper right hand corner of the Pages document and choose open in Air Sharing. From there I touch the icon in the lower left corner and choose print. It magically links to all of my shared printers via wifi and presto! Problem solved.

I could have even saved some time by simply touching and holding the attachment icon in the e-mail. The pop up gives a choice to open in Air Sharing right from there. So I didn't even have to have Pages on my iPad to save the day.

....and who said the iPad was simply an entertainment device?

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<p>Steve Overton has been working with and providing tech support for realtors for more than 20 years. He was a Dale Carnegie Instructor in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont for 10 years. During that time, he bought his first handheld device — an Apple Newton — and hasn't looked back since.</P>
<p>Currently a realtor in Vermont at <a href="http://www.TechAgentVT.com">KW Vermont</a>, Steve owns four Macintosh computers, as well as an iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. He is happily married and lives on 25 acres with his wife of 16 years.</P>