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how do iWork documents sync to iCloud

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DJChad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 13, 2011 8:19 PM

Hello,

 

So I have updated my iPAD2 to iOS5.  I also decided iCloud was a big enough reason to buy iWork (from app store) for both MAC and iPad. I guess I do not understand how this works.  But in the iCloud keynote, they pretty much show you doing something on your iPad, swivel chairing over to your MAC, and there it is. 

 

So I coverted a few XLS to NUMBERS on my MAC.  How and when, and will I see them on my iPAD and vice versa?  Is it only when you create something on your iPAD that you will see it back on your MAC?  That seems sort of idiotic.  I would want to most likely create on my MAC and have it on the go.  For instance, budgets, letters, etc...

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.1), 27" i5
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,150 points)
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    Oct 13, 2011 9:18 PM (in response to DJChad)

    See Documents here >  iCloud: How to back up iCloud data

     

    And open System Preferences / iCloud

     

    Make sure: Documents & Data is selected.

  • vincentfromtaipei Calculating status...
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    Oct 13, 2011 9:46 PM (in response to DJChad)

    I have the same question.  How can I sync my Mac iWork documents to iCloud?

  • Sjazbec Level 4 Level 4 (1,665 points)
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    Oct 13, 2011 10:27 PM (in response to vincentfromtaipei)

    vincentfromtaipei wrote:

     

    I have the same question.  How can I sync my Mac iWork documents to iCloud?

     

    You don't. You can only use your browser, point it to www.icloud.com/iwork and drag and drop documents from the desktop the there. You also use this portal to download what iOS iwork has uploaded there.

     

    iWork v9.1 on OSX Lion 10.7.2 has ZERO icloud functionality. Syncing across devices is limited only to iOS5 iwork v.1.5 apps.

  • Rainer Goergen Calculating status...
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    Oct 13, 2011 11:47 PM (in response to Sjazbec)

    Schwache Leistung von Apple.

     

    Die wichtigste von allen gewuenschte Funktion wurde weg gelassen.

     

    Das hat mit Synchronisation nichts zu tun.

     

    Rainer aus Deuschland

  • Sjazbec Level 4 Level 4 (1,665 points)
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    Oct 13, 2011 11:57 PM (in response to Rainer Goergen)

    Rainer Goergen wrote:

     

    Schwache Leistung von Apple.

     

    Die wichtigste von allen gewuenschte Funktion wurde weg gelassen.

     

    Das hat mit Synchronisation nichts zu tun.

     

    Rainer aus Deuschland

    Abwarten. Momentan ist es Murks, ja.

  • papalapapp Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Oct 14, 2011 3:14 PM (in response to DJChad)

    Obviously the two postings previous to mine are not satisfied that iCloud is limited to iOS. Nither am I.

    In my opinion the sync between desktop and iOS is the whole point of iCloud!?! Another huge disappointment.

    Meanwhile I'll stick with Wuala which is integrated into the Finder on Mac as well as the iPhone and iPad.

  • Randolph Cohen Calculating status...
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    Oct 15, 2011 9:22 AM (in response to Sjazbec)

    Thanks for the info, I was trying to find how this function was automatically integrated into the iWork apps.

  • Rainer Goergen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 15, 2011 11:25 PM (in response to papalapapp)

    Never heard from Wuala - but this is it. This is a real iClound, for everyone.

     

    Rainer

  • babsbunny1909 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 18, 2011 10:16 PM (in response to Sjazbec)

    Either of those options works for me. My iwork.com account says that I don't have enough space (which isn't true) and when I drag adn drop to icloud it doesn't load no matter how long I leave it and come back.

  • wilma259 Calculating status...
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    Nov 29, 2011 4:40 AM (in response to Sjazbec)

    Well the drag and drop doesn't work for me so now what?

  • Randolph Cohen Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Nov 29, 2011 3:37 PM (in response to wilma259)

    That's what I thought.  In an unusual application of drap and drop it will work.

     

    Open up the iCloud page and then go to iWork.  There are tabs across the top for Keynote, Pages, and Numbers.

     

    Now in another window or tab open up your iWork Beta shared documents page.

     

    Download the document you are interested in, be it Pages, Numbers, or Keynote to your desktop.

     

    Now you can drag that document right on top of Safari in the appropriate tab.  Pages documents must go to Pages, Numbers to Numbers, etc...The document will automatically upload.  Alternatively, the gear icon will let you upload a document, but you have to navigate to its location.

     

    A placeholder icon then appears in the iCloud page.  It can't be downloaded or modified until you access it with an iOS5 version of Pages, Numbers, or Keynote from an iPhone or an iPad.  This converts the icon to a usable document which can be downloaded from the web page as a Pages, pdf, or word document, or as Numbers, pdf or Excel, or as Keynote, pdf or Powerpoint.

     

    So I agree it doesn't make sense, it is certainly not how I would have designed it, but for now it is a workaround that will allow all of your iWork Beta documents to be transferrred and accessible to the iCloud.

     

     

    see the full discussion at https://discussions.apple.com/message/16456216#16456216

  • wilma259 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 29, 2011 3:56 PM (in response to Randolph Cohen)

    As I said, drag and drop isn't working for me. I can drag it, but as soon as I drop it, the document vanishes and it is nowhere on the icloud site. Also there is no gear or sprocket icon on my site so I think there is something wrong with the site itself, not something I can or should do different. Someone at Apple needs to look at my site and fix it. Unless you know how to make the site functional??

  • papalapapp Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Feb 6, 2012 7:05 PM (in response to DJChad)

    Well, I have found out how to really sync your iWork documents between mac-ipad-iphone. There is a folder which is hidden in the library. All documents in that folder behave like the ones on the ipad/iphone. If you edit it, a few seconds later that new version is updated on the idevices. Awesome. It's not an official feature but I think it's the feature what we have expected. I guess it will become offical eventually. The folder is callde "Mobile Documents" in your user library. I pulled it in the finder sidebar for quick access. Bear in mind that this is experimental stuff.

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