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mhonard

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I thought this app was a MS office clone replacement for Polaris, so I bought it. Their website implies it can open docx,xlsx etc but it seems to be limited to their extensions. I tired the windows version at it works great. What am I missing?
 

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Well, the reviews should have been an indication.

I thought this app was a MS office clone replacement for Polaris, so I bought it. Their website implies it can open docx,xlsx etc but it seems to be limited to their extensions. I tired the windows version at it works great. What am I missing?

The reviews on the Play store indicate that you may have just purchased a pile of crap.

5 reviews, 2 1-star, 2 4-star, 1 3-star. Only one review is in English basically stating that this app does little more than basic text editing.

Sorry, you may want to try Quickoffice (it is free and owned by Google).

-Mike
 

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i don't know about version in play store, but the Hancom Office preinstalled in Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is really great. Very similar to MS Office, interface optimized for touchscreens, no problems with .docx, .xlsx, .pptx, .rtf with pictures. Easily opens 90mb powerpoint presentations.

So please share apk if you have these models.
 
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mhonard

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i don't know about version in play store, but the Hancom Office preinstalled in Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is really great. Very similar to MS Office, interface optimized for touchscreens, no problems with .docx, .xlsx, .pptx, .rtf with pictures. Easily opens 90mb powerpoint presentations.

So please share apk if you have these models.

That's what I was expecting. according to the vendor an update is coming this month that will also be download able. In the mean time yes please share the apk
 

ddavtian

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I found a file extracted from new 12.2 tablet, with 6 apks in them (3 viewers, one share, one says launcher, last one says widget). PM me, I'll send you the link. I couldn't get them working on rooted 10.1. Simple install didn't work. Moving them into system\app didn't help. There may be a check built in, to check the model number.
 

mhonard

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I found a file extracted from new 12.2 tablet, with 6 apks in them (3 viewers, one share, one says launcher, last one says widget). PM me, I'll send you the link. I couldn't get them working on rooted 10.1. Simple install didn't work. Moving them into system\app didn't help. There may be a check built in, to check the model number.

Yes same results. Perhaps a compatible version is on its way. From what I could tell running the windows version it was superior to other such Office clones. A key indicator is that it worked with check boxes embedded in a document as well as conditional formatting. Can't wait to give up my surface pro for a better experience (lighter, thinner, longer battery, no windows 8.1).
 

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Hancom office video review. Though it is in Russian, but major features are shown, and it works quite good.
 
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mhonard

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We got the files from new tablet, cannot get them working on 10.1.

Where did you get the files? Please note my correspondence with the vendor below. Still hopeful

QUESTION:
To: [email protected]
Sent: Thu, 6 Feb 2014 20:11:35 -0500
Subject: Hancom Office For Android

When will Hancom Office For Android (new version) be available in the USA. I am very much looking forward to using it on my Samsung Note 10.1

RESPONSE:
From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Kil, Jaesik
Sent: Friday, February 7, 2014 12:47 AM
To:
Cc: 최경은대리_고객지원
Subject: Re: Fw: Hancom Office For Android

Dear,

Thank you for using our product.

Now we are preparing Editor version and you will be able to download it from Samsung app store staring in the middle of this month.

Also you will be notified it when update ready.

Thank you for your patience.

BR
JS Kil
 
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ianbbaa

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Viewer got to work...

We got the files from new tablet, cannot get them working on 10.1.

Got Hancom Viewer working on my Note 8 - 4.2.2. Nothing special nut works....

But main office from the dump wont work as - "HancomOffice_Shared.apk" is just for install, not launch even no sources there...some ôshared" smali inside...

"eMeeting_HANCOM.apk" is the main app to get office to work - it is Samsungized inside the app with all sources needed - but API 19 so no go for me to try on my current setup.
 

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Got Hancom Viewer working on my Note 8 - 4.2.2. Nothing special nut works....

But main office from the dump wont work as - "HancomOffice_Shared.apk" is just for install, not launch even no sources there...some ôshared" smali inside...

"eMeeting_HANCOM.apk" is the main app to get office to work - it is Samsungized inside the app with all sources needed - but API 19 so no go for me to try on my current setup.

Here are the files from the dump needed to get run the viewer functions. No flashable zip - put files manually into system as it is in the file.
Launcher works, couple of files pdf, xls, xlsx i tried to view it worked - view only!!!

It looks like also editing functions and all sources are in those "viewer" aps itself, but Samsung probably do not allow to launch Hancom from "HancomOffice_Shared.apk" - in order to get editor suite to work(check AndroidManifest of both apks - one is INSTALL_ONLY!!)
- but "eMeeting_HANCOM.apk" its manifest states to get Hcell, Hword launched. If someone more skilled with some more time as i have could try to edit "HancomOffice_Shared.apk" in order to install and launch the Hcell, Hword - they both have almost identical "shared" smalis inside but eMeeting has some more Samsungized sources for some kind of e-colaboration/meeting sources.
 
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but Samsung probably do not allow to launch Hancom from "HancomOffice_Shared.apk" - in order to get editor suite to work(check AndroidManifest of both apks - one is INSTALL_ONLY!!)
It's not Samsung but the app self which requires Android 4.4. That's all... and it is already mentioned.
 

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It's not Samsung but the app self which requires Android 4.4. That's all... and it is already mentioned.

No No, it is possible to run, actually eMeeting is not needed and it is only one apk for KK.

Hancom will probably offer that app to everybody on the market - so lower android versions should work as well.

It looks like this Sammy version is a bit dependend on that widget.apk that is forcing MagazineUX layout to that widget - widget is displayed in my drawer of NOVA L. but actually does nothing - it should load recents docs etc....probably because of MagUx i also can not see single icons of Hcell, Hword like in that video review....
Those single viewers apks have also editor functions inside - when decompiled you can see.

I was able to rework that widget to launch in normal "hancom" widget style that will be probably be there for everyone else who buys it - i was able to see those 3 editor icons to launch (Hcell, Hword...) - but actually i just got a dialog window that said something like "We need to donwnload something from Hancom servers" and was doing nothing. There is also version check - i did not tried to rename my device to be NotePro in b.prop like i was doing with some other versions of Polaris Office in order to run another devices version on other.

I am not going to play with it anymore - i ll just buy it when available probably for cheaper than time spent with this. I am not that good at this - just posted if somebody better skilled might have a look. It looks nice from the review but probably will be same crap - will stick with Polaris+Kingsoft.

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It's not Samsung but the app self which requires Android 4.4. That's all... and it is already mentioned.

look here..even Note Pro owners can not launch yet :) so i understood the code right.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2645005
 
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mhonard

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If it works anything like the windows version it will be a killer android office app. Polaris+Kingsoft are not complete enough as they cannot render some of my word/excel/documents correctly BUT Handcom did beautifully. I'm not savy enogh to figure this out I'm just hopefull the email I posted above comestrue w.r.t. a Note 10.1 release. Thanks for all th efforts

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I have not seen anybody using freehand annotation in the app yet. Or is there even such function? If not it'll totally be 3 steps backward. It is a necessity for me to annotate ppt and word docs, like it does now on polaris

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mhonard

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Ok tired of waiting. Anyone clever enough to get Pro versions to work 10.1 2014. I know the pro version is out and functional. Saw it at BB yesterday

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Ok tired of waiting. Anyone clever enough to get Pro versions to work 10.1 2014. I know the pro version is out and functional. Saw it at BB yesterday

As was said above, Hancom requires Android API level 19 which is 4.4. We're on 4.3. Until that changes nothing much is going to happen. And who knows, depending on Samsung's licensing deal/costs with Hancom maybe we'll be thrown a bone and receive it in our update to 4.4/M-UX.
 
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mhonard

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Any chance of rooting/CM ROM to 4.4 or will Samsung updates break?


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    I'm in the same situation. Feeling like the Note 10.1 2014 is a lame duck.

    For those rooted - just change your build prop to be:
    ro.product.model=SM-P905
    ro.product.name=viennaltexx
    ro.product.device=viennalte

    - after restart your Samsung apps aloows you to download Hcell etc...runninmg on my Note 8 with 4.2.2 just fine. But those files i posted from the dump are still needed - at least that *.dat file id quess.

    for those non-rooted:
    Ok guys, i just NORMAL installed those apks pulled from NOTE 8 (without that *.dat file i posted before) on my S4 - 4.3 - without updater just that common office apk, and Hcell+Hword+Hshow and it works just fine even on S4 without any change to b.prop. (also i didnt copied those libs needed before from dump.) So those apks are complete packages even libs fonts everything "selfinstalatory". Just PM me for those files if any interest. Looks great so far - via Xposed changed dpi for that apps only on my S4 - and via HDMI is my S4 a real miniPC on the go. Keyboard popup makes it worse to work on phone, but fine on tablet or conected to a PC screen via Hdmi. Opened some heavy calculated xls - so far looks good.

    So no need to selling your tablets :)
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    May I know how do you get the Hancom Office from the NotePRO work on the Note 10.1 2014 Edition without rooting the tablet?

    I installed it without rooting using the APKs provided and it works fine. A question for those that pushed the files in to system vs. installing via APK, does your method correct any of the issues I've mentioned below?

    Instructions:

    Go here (Link removed, these APKs are not freeware and are used under license to certain Samsung smartphones only C&D order received) and download the zip which has more zips inside. Unzip the files with "APK" extensions within the unzipped "TB" folder for H Word Editor/H Word Viewer, H Cell Editor/H Cell Viewer, H Show Editor/H Show Viewer, and Launcher Shared. Install them like any APK. There's a bunch of other files you don't need that are for installing the apps manually as system files. When you open H Word for the first time it will download the font package from Hancom's servers.

    The stand-alone apps work great as do their respective widgets. The Viewer apps FC because (I believe) they're designed for the updated Multi View in the Tab/Note Pros and they attempt to open half-screen. Also, external storage parameters changed in 4.4 so you can't open or save to anything other than local storage until we get 4.4. You can open from external storage or a cloud service by selecting the file there then choosing Hancom (not the viewer though) when asked what to open it with. Hancom doesn't appear to support opening or saving to a cloud service in either 4.3 or 4.4 so that's a potential shortcoming compared to some of the other faux-Office apps.

    I pulled two Hancom APKs off a N12 in BB that we don't have. One's an updater which shows what's installed but probably does a device version check so doesn't offer/allow updates. The other's for the PDF Viewer and two additional "classic" widgets.

    Updater...

    (Link removed, these APKs are not freeware and are used under license to certain Samsung smartphones only C&D order received)

    PDF Viewer and Widgets

    (Link removed, these APKs are not freeware and are used under license to certain Samsung smartphones only C&D order received)

    Widget (one of two)



    PDF Viewer



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    for those non-rooted:
    Ok guys, i just NORMAL installed those apks pulled from NOTE 8 (without that *.dat file i posted before) on my S4 - 4.3 - without updater just that common office apk, and Hcell+Hword+Hshow and it works just fine even on S4 without any change to b.prop. (also i didnt copied those libs needed before from dump.) So those apks are complete packages even libs fonts everything "selfinstalatory". Just PM me for those files if any interest. Looks great so far - via Xposed changed dpi for that apps only on my S4 - and via HDMI is my S4 a real miniPC on the go. Keyboard popup makes it worse to work on phone, but fine on tablet or conected to a PC screen via Hdmi. Opened some heavy calculated xls - so far looks good.

    Dear Ianbbaa,

    Can you please give me some more information and help me out?

    I downloaded your file (on page 2) on my Note 8.0 (non-rooted, android 4.2.2) and unziped everyting,
    I went inside the file (system, app) and installed the APK's I found there on my tablet
    (hanviewerlauncher.apk, handwidget.apk, hcellviewer,apk, hshowviewer.apk, hwordviewer.apk).

    When i want to open a document.. like a word document the program opens, I see: Hancom office Viewer
    and then it freeses and stoped working. What more do I have to do.... I tried also to copy your APK files
    directly to my tabled system file, but for some reson it will not copy to there, I suppose I must be rooted??

    You said: "Just PM me for those files if any interest" so I need other files for my Note 8.0 ?

    Please elaborate...

    Forget the previous link...i ve sent you PM. I dont wont to distribute those apks widely and freely in order not to mess with moderators - somebody else can do. Feel free to test the app - after the test some might consider to buy Note Pro 12,2 (cause the app is only for that device - available as a bundle with NPro 12,2). I will be happy to buy Hancom app when Hancom will release it for other devices as well - untill that happen, i will use it on our opened android platform "our" way. I dont feel bad to get those files via "cheating" Samsung - they cheat me and my Note 8 with bad support for my money.

    P.S. On note 8 screen is fine for me to set 160dpi for Hancom apps - another story and you must be rooted. On default 213 it looks kinda too big - at least for me.
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    It's not Samsung but the app self which requires Android 4.4. That's all... and it is already mentioned.

    No No, it is possible to run, actually eMeeting is not needed and it is only one apk for KK.

    Hancom will probably offer that app to everybody on the market - so lower android versions should work as well.

    It looks like this Sammy version is a bit dependend on that widget.apk that is forcing MagazineUX layout to that widget - widget is displayed in my drawer of NOVA L. but actually does nothing - it should load recents docs etc....probably because of MagUx i also can not see single icons of Hcell, Hword like in that video review....
    Those single viewers apks have also editor functions inside - when decompiled you can see.

    I was able to rework that widget to launch in normal "hancom" widget style that will be probably be there for everyone else who buys it - i was able to see those 3 editor icons to launch (Hcell, Hword...) - but actually i just got a dialog window that said something like "We need to donwnload something from Hancom servers" and was doing nothing. There is also version check - i did not tried to rename my device to be NotePro in b.prop like i was doing with some other versions of Polaris Office in order to run another devices version on other.

    I am not going to play with it anymore - i ll just buy it when available probably for cheaper than time spent with this. I am not that good at this - just posted if somebody better skilled might have a look. It looks nice from the review but probably will be same crap - will stick with Polaris+Kingsoft.

    ---------- Post added at 02:18 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:12 PM ----------

    It's not Samsung but the app self which requires Android 4.4. That's all... and it is already mentioned.

    look here..even Note Pro owners can not launch yet :) so i understood the code right.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2645005
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    The updated files seem to have fixed my issues with Power Point files crashing Hshow.

    Is there any reason at all to install the viewer files? I have not bothered to install the 3 viewers since the editor's load my files fine.

    No to the master Viewer app that can be launched by itself - it borked both my N10.1-14 and N3. Yes to the Hword, Hcell, and Hshow Viewers now that they're working. Here's the benefit. They open in Multi View mode so say you're in an e-mail that has a Word attachment. Using the Hword Viewer (which opens faster than Hword) it opens in a half page so you can quickly look at it. When you're done and hit the back capacitive key it just disappears and leaves you back in the full-screen e-mail app where you left off. It lets you open the file in Hword if you decide to and has a share option so you can send it somewhere or add it as an attachment to a new e-mail unrelated to the one you started with. The PDF viewer which was included with the widgets APK works the same way.

    The borked master Viewer app is more like a document manager where you can find and poke around in your (local) Word, PPT, Excel, and PDF files. It also has a widget that will be pretty cool once it starts working; hopefully after we get 4.4/M-UX.