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Google recently updated the mobile version of Google Docs for the iPad to allow editing while on-the-go, however, it wasn't as full-featured as you may have hoped. Today, however, you can access the full Desktop version of Google Docs right from Safari on your iPad. In this how to, we'll show you how you can enable this desktop version for all of your document editing needs.
The mobile version of Google Docs provides very basic editing of your documents, while the desktop version of Google Docs is great for more advanced document editing (such as changing the font color, text size, etc.).
To switch to the Desktop version of Google Docs, scroll to the bottom of any page and press the Desktop link under the text labeled "View Google Docs in:"
When you do this, a new window will open saying, "The browser you're using may not support all features of the desktop version of Google Docs." Press the Continue to desktop version link to load the desktop version.
Once in the desktop version, you can open any of your documents, or create new ones. The desktop version even works for editing spreadsheets.
Google Docs now looks to be a viable option for people looking at the iWork suite, but have been put off by the pricing. Google Docs is free to anyone with a Google account.