It’s no secret that you can do simple edits to word documents and spreadsheets created with Google Docs on your iPhone, iPad and Android device.
But sometimes a document or spreadsheet needs more than just minor edits like changing a font, or center aligning a paragraph. All this is possible if you’re on an iPad, all you need to do is go to the Desktop version of the document editor.
In the same manner, you can do the same thing with Google Docs spreadsheets as well. Just go to the Desktop version of the spreadsheet view and you can insert insert formulas using your iPad.
But Google is quick to point out that even tablet browsers are still not as powerful as those one desktops so the extended ability to edit docs on the iPad is not meant to replace working on your documents on a proper computer.
In any case, having the option to do some edits on a working doc is better then not being able to do any edits at all.