Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2012 10:47 AM (in response to dsuden)
Your iCloud files are the files that are in the iWorks apps on the iPad - as long as you have Use iCloud turned on in the settings as well as Data and Documents.
If you are using iCloud with Mountain Lion I'm not sure how that works since I'm still using Lion. However, if you name a file on the Mac and upload or sync it to iCloud, it should have the same name when you open the app on the iPad. You can change the file name when you tap on it. The keyboard will pop up with the file name in a text bar and you can change the name there.
Are you naming the files on the Mac? Am I not understanding what you want to do?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2012 11:03 AM (in response to Demo)
Thanks for the followup.
What I'm asking is how to search for iCloud-based files when using, for example, an iPad. As it is now, the list of files I see when I open up Numbers on the iPad is just a conglomeration of large icons and scrunched-together text...making it a huge job to try and find a certain spreadsheet or text document or whatever, if you have a lot of them. I don't see a way to change to a list view, or sort them by creation date or filename or...anything!
Not an issue on the Mac, as I said, since Spotlight can be used to hunt them down. But on the iPad, I see nothing but the chunky icons and telescoped filenames...a pretty impossible situation if you have a lot of files. Anyway, that's the solution I'm looking for.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2012 11:14 AM (in response to dsuden)
I'm sorry but I do not use Numbers. I do use Pages which is one of the three iWorks apps and I can tell you that the only way that Pages lets you sort the files is either by date created/modified or by name. All of the documents in the documents window appear as small thumbnails of the files with the name of the files underneath the thumbnail.
The file names are abbreviated if they are too long and there is no search feature either. I am using the very latest version of Pages on my iPad - I downloaded the update yesterday. I am not using Mountain Lion yet.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2012 6:03 PM (in response to dsuden)
I was wondering the same thing. On the ipad or iPhone you can only view your documents as icons or folders but on the computer use can set it in list form. Why can't this be done on the ipad and iPhone it would be so much easier to read
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2012 7:29 PM (in response to Ellen Posner)
Ellen Posner wrote:
Why can't this be done on the ipad and iPhone it would be so much easier to read
You would have to ask Apple. They designed the apps. You can suggest it to them.