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How will pages share docs on iCloud after iWork is discontinued?

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sd6 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 24, 2012 5:16 AM

Does this mean the money I paid for the pages app was wasted and pages no longer works after July?


Should I stop using pages now and migrate to new sharing solution?


I'm trying to work here.  Please tell me if I am wasting my time on pages or if pages will support iCloud sharing after iWork is discontinued.


I don't have time to waste using pages anymore if it is going to be discontinued when iWork is discontinued.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,250 points)

    What discontinued makes discontinued you discontinued think discontinued that discontinued iWork discontinued will discontinued be discontinued discontinued?



  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)

    MobileMe & iDisk as well as (beta) are going away the end of June. Pages, Numbers & Keynote will continue to function as before. You can still share documents via e-mail, Dropbox & any number of online services.


    iCloud sharing is only done manually via in a web browser for now & there is no reason to think that won't continue. Hopefully, we'll see an update/upgrade to the desktop versions of the iWork apps to take advantage of automatic syncing with iCloud.



  • Michael Wasley Level 5 Level 5 (6,810 points)

    sd6 wrote:


    Does apple respond here?  Or only people who aren't actually affiliated with apple?

    These are user to user forums, you will not get a response from Apple here.

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (30,490 points)

    sd6 wrote:


    Does apple respond here?



    Will there be a way to do that using iCloud after June?

    Yes. Peggy already explained that this can be done at on the computer. Click on iWork. If you want to get a document from Mac to iOS, click the Upload document button after clicking the gear icon in the upper right. If there is a document on iOS you need on the Mac, it should appear on Then you can highlight the document by clicking on it, go to the gear icon and click Download.

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)

    iWork IS NOT going away. (beta) is a separate service not necessary for any of the iWork apps to function. iCloud is not intended to be a file-sharing service, it allows you to have your files available for your use on your iOS devices. Use Dropbox or any other similar internet service to share documents with others.



  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)

    The hole you're digging is all in your mind. It does not exist. You're confusing iDisk & (beta) with iCloud. Cloud syncing works automatically between iOS devices but you have to manually upload & download the files from & to your Mac via in a web browser until Apple updates the Mac iWork apps to do it automatically (if they ever do). I do it regularly with several files I work on on my Macs, but want to open (& maybe edit some) on my iPhone or iPad. It is not going away!


    As I keep saying, MobileMe & iDisk (basically one entitiy) & (beta) are going away. Neither one has ever been related to accessing your documents on your devices. (Not exactly true, but enough for your use.) Although there is an iDisk app for iPhone, I never used it. iCloud is the "new" MobileMe (simplified explanation).



  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)

    Who said that iWork is discontinued ?

  will be but it's not a component of the iWork package.

    It's an application which never reached a status higher than beta version.


    It's not Apple's fault if « Until just now you thought iWork and iCloud were the same thing. »

    These products have nothing in common.


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  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,815 points)

    sd6 wrote:


    Obviously we are having a communications problem.  Perhaps I am using the wrong lingo.



    Yes, you don't seem to understand that iWork and are totally different things.


    I think that OS X 10.8, which should be released this summer, has what you are looking for:


  • Dale Gillard Level 5 Level 5 (4,365 points)

    So unless someone can clearly explain, in a way that non-engineers can understand, what that email meant when it said iWork was beng discontinued and that I have  to download my pages files, and exactly how pages will support multi device file access after June, I am giving up and will stop using pages immediately.


    Stop over-reacting and do some basic research. Apple have already answered your questions.



    After July 31, 2012, you can no longer publish new documents to from any iWork application on your Mac or iOS device. Documents already shared on will not be available to you or to those you shared documents with.

    Moving forward, you can use iCloud to share documents between your computer and your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Learn more about or sign up for iCloud.


    These are the first two paragraphs in the Apple Support document about the issue. Apple have clearly stated you will not be able to use the service to share documents from 1 August. They did not say that the iWork products were being discontinued. They've also stated that you'll be able to use iCloud to share documents between your devices.


    Note that Apple are a secretive company and usually don't pre-announce new or updated products or services. You'll find out more from Apple about using iCloud to replace as 1 August approaches.


    Note also that iCloud will not share documents with others - only between your devices. This is a key difference between and iCloud. If you want to share documents with other people then you should migrate to  another service like Dropbox, Google Drive or Microsoft Skydrive.

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)

    I started this reply last night but the forums went down for maintenance. I see others have tried to address your misperceptions as well.

    I then used safari on my Mac and went to and logged in and uploaded those docs.

    You are describing logging into & clicking the iWork button & then uploading your documents. See my screenshot at the end of this post & note the URL in the address bar & the name in the tab. I've tried to explain this several times. (beta) is a service that was introduced in January, 2009, along with iWork '09 & it is going away the end of July. is new & is not going away. MobileMe & iDisk are also going away the end of June.


    This is Apple's fault.  Until just now I thought iWork and iCloud were the same thing.

    iWork is the name of the suite of three productivity applications - Keynote, Pages & Numbers. You continue to confuse that with a service called " (beta)" that can be used to share documents with other iWork users (see the second screenshot).

    iCloud 2.png (beta).png

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