Manual or help file for Polaris Office?

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    Apologies if I'm missing something obvious in interface or not googling the correct terms but does anyone know where usage information is for Polaris Office? I cannot imagine that any could really use it beyond the very basics without some sort of manual / detailed help. Thanks for any pointers.
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    Just got mine and I am looking to use the word processor. As yet no manual that I have found. Would also like to know.
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    Hello
    were you able to find Polaris Office manual? i am also looking
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    The interface seems pretty self-explanitory (at least, for the most part) - what are you aiming to do?

    You could probably find out how most things work simply by fooling around with it. However, I can definitely understand how you would want a manual - I still can't figure out how to delete a passage of text by selecting it, for example. I have to use "cut", and then never paste it ;)
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    Polaris Office has no help files, and out of all the office suites available, it's the weakest. The other popular suites available are Office Suite Pro and Documents To Go. I have all 3 products and I like Office Suite Pro best. It is the only one out of the 3 that has a user manual. It provides more controls and options and is worth the investment. One thing I found all 3 missing is a spellcheck, but Office Suite does have several dictionaries available.

    I also use SwiftKey Tablet X. I have found that its predictive text works very well and is much better than the standard keyboard.

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    What about Swype? I find that it is a great keyboard, and it's free. It invented the concept of 'swyping' from letter to letter, as in SwiftKey (correct me if I'm wrong). You get it from their website.
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    I have Swipe also but I like swiftkey better. My tablet is almost always docked to the keyboard and the keyboard is much faster than swiping. When not docked, the split keyboard took some getting used to, but typing with your thumb is someyhing you get used to from texting on a phone. Once I got he hang of it, my thumbs fly faster than my finger can swipe. Of course, it's a personal choice...

    P. S. I just got a note from mobisystems, the maker of Office Suite Pro, who said they are adding a spell checker to their next update. I've asked the other folks the same question; no answer yet...

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    My preference for keyboards is the Keyboard Dock or Thumb Keyboard. I have tried Swype and Swiftkey and still like the customizability of Thumb Keyboard. The big deal for me is the macro keys so I can enter my email address in one touch. Also, you can add a DELETE key to the keyboard, and it has arrow keys on the virtual layout. But, to each their own.
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    BTW Frederuco, since you mentioned a delete key I thought I should mention the fact that the Transformer's Keyboard dock has a delete function. Shift+Backspace; works in almost all situations.
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    Yes, good point. Forgot to mention that. Also, you can do ALT+TAB to switch between the latest 8 apps.

    If you want to know more keyboard shortcuts (including some app specific ones) check out this thread over at our sister forum dedicated to the Asus Transformer (TF101, TF201) and also Asus Slider (SL101):

    http://www.transformerforums.com/fo...358-tip-list-shortcut-keys-keyboard-dock.html
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    Spell check would be great! Do you know if any of the word docs in polaris or office suit pro let you make headers? I was told that polaris word does, but can`t find it anywhere.Got the transformer for school, not working out a swell as i hoped it would.
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    None of them has a specific header that I can see, but they all allow you to format the paragraph in various different ways.

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    I normally use Office Suite and, so far, have considered it to be the best Word Processor for Android. However, two weeks ago it suddenly started to malfunction. When I clicked on the text to bring up my Swype keyboard it would take 75 seconds for the board to appear. Then it would take 15-25 seconds for anything to happen. As for trying to use Swype to write, well you could forget about that. I have a Samsung Note 8 (only two months old, but everything had been functioning fine), and a Samsung S3. The same problem was on both. Office Suite support was a bit slow in getting back to me. I thought it might be an update problem as there had been one just before the problem emerged. I'd tried all the usual uninstall/reinstall routines that they suggested. I asked for the previous version, which they sent me, but it didn't work. They suggested I factory reset the Note 8 and install the latest Office Suite first. Didn't work. I strangled an even earlier version out of them. Still no dice. At this stage they threw up their hands and said that no-one else was having this problem. Sorry about this long story, but it's context for the fact that I write EVERY day and really need my word processor to work. I LOVE the Note 8 and its wonderful stylus. It's changed my writing life. So I tried first Polaris (bundled with the Note) and then Kingsoft. Both have their problems, though neither have the freeze problem that Office Suite has. It took me some time to find out how to get around Polaris. Kingsoft was easier, but a problem of cutting words in pieces is infuriating. Overall, I think Office Suite is the best. It has so many more functions built in. BUT, but.... By ideas on how to prevent the freeze would be gratefully received.
    Thanks,
    Brian

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