How to save a word document to my iPod touch

Written by travis meyer
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Although the iPod touch comes with the "Notes" app, which allows you to perform simple text editing, the device does not provide native support for saving Microsoft Word documents. There are, however, a few third party applications that are developed to save Word documents on your iPod touch's memory. Both GoodReader and FileApp enable you to save Word documents to your iPod touch through iTunes. Evernote supports saving Word documents as well, but does not provide a "File Sharing" option, which means you must transfer your Word document to the app by way of your e-mail account.

Skill level:
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Instructions

    GoodReader

  1. 1

    Connect your iPod touch to your computer using the device's USB connector cable and start iTunes if the application doesn't automatically launch.

  2. 2

    Open the "App Store" on your iPod touch, tap "Search," type "GoodReader" in the search text field and press "Enter." Tap "GoodReader" in the list of results and tap the price button to download the app to your iPod touch.

  3. 3

    Click the iPod touch icon in the left side bar of the iTunes application window on your computer and click the "Sync" button. Allow iTunes a moment to sync the applications on your iPod touch with your computer.

  4. 4

    Click the "Apps" button in the iPod touch's window pane in iTunes. Scroll down to the "File Sharing" section.

  5. 5

    Select "GoodReader" in the "File Sharing" list and click the "Add" button.

  6. 6

    Find the Microsoft Word document that you want to save to your iPod touch using the "Choose a File" dialogue box. Select the file and click the "Choose" button. The Word document saves to your GoodReader library. Tap "GoodReader" on your iPod touch's home screen to access the saved Word document.

    FileApp

  1. 1

    Plug your iPod touch into your computer using the device's USB connector cable and launch iTunes if the program doesn't automatically start.

  2. 2

    Open the "App Store" on your iPod touch, tap "Search," type "FileApp" in the search text field and press "Enter." Tap "FileApp" in the list of results and tap "Download" to install the app on your iPod touch.

  3. 3

    Click the iPod touch icon in the left side bar of the iTunes application window on your computer and click the "Sync" button to synchronise the applications between your computer and your iPod touch.

  4. 4

    Click "Apps" in the iPod touch pane of the iTunes application window and scroll down to "File Sharing."

  5. 5

    Select "FileApp" in the "File Sharing" list and click the "Add" button.

  6. 6

    Find the Microsoft Word document you want to save on your iPod touch using the "Choose File" dialogue box. Select the file and click the "Choose" button. The Word document saves to FileApp on your iPod touch. Access the document by tapping "FileApp" on your home screen.

    Evernote

  1. 1

    Open the "App Store" app on your iPod touch, tap "Search," type "Evernote" in the search text field and press "Enter." Tap "Evernote" in the list of results and tap "Download" to install the app on your iPod touch.

  2. 2

    Tap "Evernote" on your home screen, tap "Get a Free Account," type your e-mail, a user name and a password into the corresponding text fields and tap the "Register" button.

  3. 3

    Go online to your e-mail account or open your preferred e-mail client on your computer. Address an e-mail to yourself and include the Word document you want to save to your iPod touch by attaching it to the email. Send the email.

  4. 4

    Open the Mail app on your iPod touch, go to your inbox and open the email you sent to yourself.

  5. 5

    Tap the attachment icon shown at the bottom of the email. Allow the iPod touch a moment to load the attachment.

  6. 6

    Press and hold your finger against the attachment icon for two seconds to display the "Open In" dialogue. Tap the "Open In" button and tap "Evernote" to open and save the Word document in Evernote. The document opens in Evernote and is saved in your Evernote library.

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