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    Default Polaris Office and Text Files on Google Drive

    I can open Excel and Word documents on Google Drive using Polaris Office from my Gtab 2 10.1. However, every text file I try to open is completely blank. QuickOffice on my Razr HD opens same the text files just fine. I've Googled for a solution but am not finding anyone else posting about the same problem. Has anyone on this forum observed this phenomena?
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    Default Re: Polaris Office and Text Files on Google Drive

    I sent a .txt document to my tablet. Polaris opens it as a .txt file. The Tab also presents other options to open depending on apps you have installed If you tab came with Dropbox pre-installed, you will also have an option to use DB Text editor for txt files

    If by chance you are referring to Word .doc files, Polaris may have a problem with .docx. The first update that Polaris received on my Tab cleared that up
    GT-5100 Slimkat: 4.4.4
    I-9500 CM 11: 4.4.4
    SM-P605 4.3
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    I am having the same problem. There does not seem to be away to associate the Polaris app with Google drive for editing but office document on google drive automaticaly open with Polaris. From within the drive I can start a spreadsheet file or text doc and it works fine. I have no idea what program is creating the files when it is done that way . would like to be able to edit office files. Without that ability the Google drive is useless to me. I am using galaxy tab 2.
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    Default Re: Polaris Office and Text Files on Google Drive

    I'm having the same issues. It's apparently been going on since april.

    Open Drive docs in polaris, and they're in a read only state. I'm applying
    the firmware update to see if this corrects the issue. Will update if it does.
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    Default Re: Polaris Office and Text Files on Google Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Abriel McPierce View Post
    I'm having the same issues. It's apparently been going on since april.

    Open Drive docs in polaris, and they're in a read only state. I'm applying
    the firmware update to see if this corrects the issue. Will update if it does.
    To edit and save documents (xlsx and docx formats)from and back to Google drive do the following:

    1. Enable "offline mode " for Google drive on your device.
    2.Open the documenst that you want to edit from GD onto your device
    3.Save it locally by tapping the save button(disk icon) Save it to a local folder on your device
    4. Navigate to the "saved" local document and open it. Edit to your hearts content.
    5. Save locally(you don't have to rename it, it will be time-stamped)
    6. Share back to Google Drive
    7.Remove the original document from Google Drive if required(it goes to the recycle bin in Google Drive) To "remove" tap and hold the document that you want to remove

    This works using Polaris Office and the Tab 2 10.1 with ICS (4.0.4) and Win 7 with Office 2010
    GT-5100 Slimkat: 4.4.4
    I-9500 CM 11: 4.4.4
    SM-P605 4.3
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    Default Re: Polaris Office and Text Files on Google Drive

    I'm using Dropbox and I want to access a file using Polaris Office. I can see the files, download them, and open them but they are "read only". Samsung support has no answers. Google forums seem to deal with Google Drive mostly, and only have "work around"s that require saving it locally on the mobile device, which in this case is a Galaxy Note 10.1.

    I hope I'm just missing something simple, because if I cannot modify documents that I can view and download on my device then for what purpose do I A. have a mobile device and B. have Polaris Office? If the issue is with Android security, or with Polaris app, or with Dropbox I don't know, though I'll bet it has to do with Android or Polaris, though I've read of Prime also not working.

    I don't even know where to ask.
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    I also can not see anything but blank pages in Polaris documents. I have to make them available online to see them.
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    I can see, open and edit my docs from the google drive on my Samsung 10.1 but when I come to save my edited doc there is no option to save back to the Google drive? Only option is to save to my device .
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    May I ask you how you open Word and Excel files in Polaris Office. Specifically, how do you do it?
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    Default Re: Polaris Office and Text Files on Google Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Bosbouer View Post
    To edit and save documents (xlsx and docx formats)from and back to Google drive do the following:

    1. Enable "offline mode " for Google drive on your device.
    2.Open the documenst that you want to edit from GD onto your device
    3.Save it locally by tapping the save button(disk icon) Save it to a local folder on your device
    4. Navigate to the "saved" local document and open it. Edit to your hearts content.
    5. Save locally(you don't have to rename it, it will be time-stamped)
    6. Share back to Google Drive
    7.Remove the original document from Google Drive if required(it goes to the recycle bin in Google Drive) To "remove" tap and hold the document that you want to remove

    This works using Polaris Office and the Tab 2 10.1 with ICS (4.0.4) and Win 7 with Office 2010
    Thank you. It worked, was searching for hours to find out what to do.
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