Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2012 4:42 AM (in response to Thadeus1991)
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Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2012 4:43 AM (in response to Thadeus1991)
do you have documents and data selected to the on position on your devices under icloud in the settings area?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2012 1:57 PM (in response to mende1)
I know - that is why I haven't got problems to open pages-documents (I can see them on icloud.com or open them by pages on my iPhone). But how can I open a PDF-document? I use "Preview" to save it in the Cloud from my Mac but I don't have Preview on my iPhone...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2012 2:03 PM (in response to Thadeus1991)
Currently Preview documents that are uploaded to iCloud can only be viewed on another Mac with Mountain Lion. There is no iOS application to view them, and you can't see them via the iCloud web page either.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2012 2:15 PM (in response to Thadeus1991)
Unfortunately, you're right. You can open iCloud documents on multiple devices, but only if they have the exact same software. If you save documents on Preview or TextEdit on your Mac, you can't open them on your iPad or iPhone because there is no equivalent software.
I use Goodreader to read documents on my iPad and iPhone, and there is a workaround that I learned about on a popular Apple fan site that allows me to access my Goodreader iCloud files on my Mac (they are stored there even though there's no direct way to access them). Hopefully, Apple will address this issue and make such workarounds unnecessary.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2012 12:16 AM (in response to Thadeus1991)
To be clear though you do not need preview to view a PDF or text document on an iPhone or iPad. They just open.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2012 2:37 AM (in response to Ivan Clarke1)
While true, that wasn't the point of the original post. The point was that there is no way to access certain files that are saved in the cloud. This defeats the whole concept of cloud storage which is that your files are available to you anywhere.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2012 3:11 AM (in response to 4n6doc)
Oh but there is.... Pdfpen does just this.....
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2012 3:15 AM (in response to Ivan Clarke1)
You still don't seem to have read or understood the original post, so let me try again. His issue is that when he saves a document to iCloud in the Preview app on his Mac, he can't open it on his iDevice. Cloud documents saved in certain Mac programs (TextEdit, Preview) cannot be accessed on an iPad or iPhone.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2012 3:40 AM (in response to 4n6doc)
No actually I think it is you that has misunderstood.
He specifically says several file types, several applications. Eg preview app..
Providing him with info on an app that can do it is an excellent contribution. He then has some options. wasting everyone's time by picking me up on it does not constitute an excellent contribution.
I hope that this is clear for you now.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 12:25 PM (in response to William Lloyd)
I Have the same problem. It is ridiculous that it is easier to open a windows file from iCloud but you cant acces a pdf moved from preview. This is ********. I use my iPad to study.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 6:03 AM (in response to Thadeus1991)
While you are on icloud.com you can go to https://developer.icloud.com/ and click on documents, you'll be able to download any documents you saved to your icloud account even if you are not a registered developer