Monthly Archives November 2013

Office Web Apps and IOS7 Keyboard Crash

Running Office Web Apps with IOS7. Expect a few issues! When you access a SharePoint 2013 site and want to edit a MS Word document the documents opens but you cannot insert text through the ipad virtual keyboard.

It seems that the recent upgrade to IOS 7 causes problems for the Word Office Web Apps 2013 Editor and crashes the virtual keyboard. A Dec 2013 CU for SP2013/OWA2013 is in the pipeline but if you like many cannot wait then perhaps test using the iphone office mobile app on ipad as a workaround. The app is compatible with iPhone 4 and up, and with the 3rd generation iPad and up and the iPad mini too.

Its not as feature rich as office web apps is, and you will need to 2X the app as you do with most phone app...

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Bring Your Own Disaster

If you attended SPSUK and were looking for a copy of the slides from my presentation on Bring Your Own Disaster then you can find them in my Skydrive public folder.!163


Incidentally, if you are are getting a message saying “sorry word web app ran into a problem opening this pdf” it is an incompatibility with PDF’s created from Office tools that OWA doesn’t appear to like. MS could do with a KB on this actually given it is an incompatibility with their own Office products.

If you are seeing that, just right click on the PDF and download or grab the PDF from the link as it is a perfectly normal PDF – just OWA having some glitches since the last update.

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