I was wrong about Microsoft Office for iPad. Yesterday I posted a brief, critical review of Office for the iPad. This morning another reviewer pointed out that the subscription to Office 365 “unlocked” the iPad apps. That reviewer was correct. I signed up for the 30 day free trial of Office 365, installed Excel on my iPad 2, put the device in airplane mode, and put together a spreadsheet that uses the PV( ) (present value) function. It worked fine. I was wrong. I will put a pointer to this article at the beginning of my negative review as soon as this is posted. My apologies. (A reasonably complete review of Office for iPad will be along in a few weeks.)
I was planning to write a quick look at Excel, but an event that was planned for this evening has been moved to mid-afternoon. Look for something by Monday.