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how do i save documents to iCloud on my mac

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Oct 28, 2011 10:08 AM

I have put Lion on my iMac and iOS5 on my iPhone and iPad. The problem I have is where do I save things on my iMac so they will appear in iCloud? iDisk used to be an option within my folders...

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,070 points)
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    Oct 28, 2011 1:23 PM (in response to pgs73)

    On your Mac in System Preferences > iCloud. Make sure Documents & Data is switched on.

     

    On your iPhone and iPad, tap Settings > iCloud. Same thing.

     

    Your documents should sync automatically from Mac to iOS devices now.

  • warrencheswick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 28, 2011 1:39 PM (in response to pgs73)

    Unfortunately iCloud doesn't allow this type of syncing. The only way to actually sync your Mac iWork files with iCloud is by going to the iCloud website and then dragging the file into the window to upload it.

     

    So if you want to edit a file you have on iCloud you have to go to teh icloud wbsite. Download it to your mac. Edit it. Then drag it back to iCloud.

     

    Hopefully in a not to distant upgrade to iWork the ability to directly sync from the mac (like iDisk and dropbox allows) will be implemented.

     

    If you want to be able to sync like your asking your best bet woudl be to use dropbox. It makes thigns a little tricker on the ipad end. For one you'd need to get a secondary app called iSMEStorage. This app allows you to download via Webdav to dropbox. Essentially you just need to pay for it to set it up but don't use that app directly.

     

    Then rather than directly opening the file you want to edit from numbers (or pages or whatever) you'd have to use the drop box app, find the file, open it in numbers. Once your finished editing it in Numbers youd had to export it via Webdav to dopbox.

     

    So currently the only way to sync ipad and mac iWork files is to use icloud and download then re-upload on your mac, or use dropbox and have to download and re-upload on your ipad.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,360 points)
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    Oct 28, 2011 1:40 PM (in response to pgs73)

    Note that only iWork documents will get saved to iCloud, not all documents.

    and it looks like iWork (on the mac) has not yet been updated to use iCloud.

  • Sjazbec Level 4 Level 4 (1,665 points)
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    Oct 28, 2011 4:07 PM (in response to Carolyn Samit)

    Carolyn Samit wrote:

     

    On your Mac in System Preferences > iCloud. Make sure Documents & Data is switched on.

     

    On your iPhone and iPad, tap Settings > iCloud. Same thing.

     

    Your documents should sync automatically from Mac to iOS devices now.

    Sorry but this utterly wrong.

     

    Mac sync no documents nowhere, regardless of this setting, because they are no apps that would do so. Not iwork09 also.

  • Sjazbec Level 4 Level 4 (1,665 points)
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    Oct 28, 2011 4:10 PM (in response to Chris CA)

    iwork documents are not saved or synced to the cloud from Mac. Only from iOS5.

     

    In order to put iwork documents in the cloud one must use Safari, navigate to www.icloud.com - go to the iwork web-app and then can upload documents manuallly like this :

     

    - notice that this feature is only active if iOS5 device with the iwork for iOS apps is present -

     

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  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,360 points)
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    Oct 28, 2011 6:45 PM (in response to Sjazbec)

    "iwork documents are not saved or synced to the cloud from Mac"

     

    Yes, that is what I wrote.

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