Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2012 10:47 AM (in response to TownMouse33)
Documents that have been created or edited on your mobile devices and saved in iCloud, can be accessed from your Mac at the website iCloud.com. You will need to download the documents from iCloud in order to edit them on your Mac.
Similarly, any documents created or edited on your Mac, will will need uploading to the iCloud.com website in order for you to share them with your mobile devices.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2012 11:49 AM (in response to Winston Churchill)
Thanks. I am doing all this, but it is still a total nightmare. I have created documents on my mac and uploaded them to icloud but the changes do not take effect on the ipad document. It says in the icoud support section on the website that once you have created your document and uploaded it to icloud, you don't have to worry - all the updates are automatic. But they just aren't - the document i have created on the mac, even though I upload it to icloud, is not updating on the ipad. Also, since i changed my OS to Lion on the mac, I find that although changes are supposed to be saved automatically, they are frequently not saved. It really is driving me bonkers!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2012 12:42 PM (in response to TownMouse33)
Sorry, I do not fully understand the first sentence in your response. If you are creating documents on your Mac, then adding them to iCloud, what changes are you expecting to see on your mobile device. Either the document is there or it isn't, but I don't understand what you mean by change.
If changes you are making to documents in the cloud are not syncing between devices, are you seeing any progress bars or arrows on the documents.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2012 2:29 PM (in response to Winston Churchill)
Sorry I'm not making myself clear. This is what I am doing: I am creating a document in Pages on the Mac. I then go to iCloud, via Safari, and upload it. When I then see the document in iCloud on the Mac it does not allow me to open it but only gives me the option to download it which strikes me as odd. If at this point I go into Pages on my iPad, sure enough the document is there. But you're right - it is just not syncing between devices. I do see progress bars on the iPad but not on the Mac.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2012 2:52 PM (in response to TownMouse33)
Indeed, you can only download the documents onto your Mac, you cannot simply open them from the Safari webpage.
As for the documents that have incomplete progress bars or arrows on them, they have not completed syncing and may possibly be corrupt. You might try starting by disabling synchronisation of documents and data on your mobile devices, then turning it back on again to see if it starts to syncing properly.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 5, 2012 12:06 AM (in response to Winston Churchill)
Thank you. I'll try that. I just think they haven't got the syncing thing right in Pages. I'm glad you told me I can't open docs in safari but have to download - at least I know now it's not my fault! I'll try disabling and re- enabling as you suggest. If that doesn't work I'll try iTunes but it's not really how I want to do it. Thank you for your help. I appreciate your patience.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 5, 2012 12:24 AM (in response to Winston Churchill)
Just to say - I've tried your solution abt disabling and re-enabling but if I disable iCloud I'm told I will lose all the documents tored there.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 5, 2012 5:57 AM (in response to TownMouse33)
You will lose them on your device, but not from your account, when you turn your account back on, they should sync back. That is of course providing the documents are not corrupt on iCloud too.
The last option is to save as many documents as you can, turn off document syncing on all devices, delete any documents left in the cloud from system preferences > iCloud > manage, then turn everything back on and add your documents back.
Whilst it won't help you recover documents that have already become corrupt, can I suggest you get into the habit of backing up your documents in the cloud regularly.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 5, 2012 7:02 AM (in response to Winston Churchill)
OK - that's a good idea. It doesn't really matter at this stage if I lose the docs in the cloud because I have backed up the ones I really need, now - there aren't that many as I've only just started using it. is it worth sticking with it do you think? Will it eventually become easier? Anyway, I'm going to go and do as you suggest and see what happens. Thank you again.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 5, 2012 7:26 AM (in response to TownMouse33)
I had a similar problem right at the outset of using document syncing, it took me a while to figure it out and get going again, but I haven't had any issues since then.
I think it's the usual ---'s law scenario where once you start to back up everything you'll never need them
Currently Being ModeratedJul 6, 2012 6:08 PM (in response to TownMouse33)
When Mac OS X Mountain Lion comes out documents from icloud should be updated automatically, I don't know about iOS though