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Parrish Jones Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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Aug 4, 2012 1:46 PM

Whenever I click save for a document in iWorks, it always brings up iCLoud as the place to save. 90 percent of my stuff I need to save to the computer. iCloud is too volatile anyway for anything anyone wants for sure. I have to change the pain to my documents folder then select the folder within that folder. Is there no way to make a change to this that will do it my way instead of Apple's way.

 

Also, I have a document that I want both in the cloud and on my computer. I can't trust icloud with this information, I have to have it secure and have it backed up through TM. But, I can't easily save it both to my computer and iCloud. I thought this was supposed to be easy.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), I actually have 10.8 but its not a
  • mattw gx Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Aug 4, 2012 1:57 PM (in response to Parrish Jones)

    Go to System Preferences, select iCloud, and disable "Documents & Data". Then iWork should no longer offer the iCloud option in the save dialog.

  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,420 points)
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    Aug 4, 2012 2:01 PM (in response to Parrish Jones)

    You can go to System Preferences>iCloud and uncheck Documents & Data, but then none of your documents will go to iCloud.

     

    Here's another thread on the subject from yesterday.

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4149728?start=0&tstart=0

     

    Matt

  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,420 points)
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    Aug 4, 2012 2:14 PM (in response to Parrish Jones)

    Then I think you'll have to live with the save/navigation thing.

     

    That, or abandon iCloud for your documents and use something like SugarSync as suggested in the other thread I linked to.

     

    That will give you maximum flexibitly plus it keeps the doucments you want synced and backed up compeltey in the background.

     

    Matt

  • ekbh Calculating status...
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    Aug 4, 2012 3:02 PM (in response to mattw gx)

    I don't want to put ANYTHING in the cloud.  Sorry for being skeptical, but are you sure that you can completely opt out of the cloud with Mountain Lion?  I can't find anything definitive on the Apple website.  I've also read multiple online reviews of Mountain Lion, but they all assume everyone wants to use the cloud, and so don't address the issue of opting out.  Thanks, Elna

  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,165 points)
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    Aug 4, 2012 3:13 PM (in response to Parrish Jones)

    It may, by default, bring up the iCloud as the place to save to, but you can change it.

  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,420 points)
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    Aug 4, 2012 3:11 PM (in response to ekbh)

    ekbh wrote:

     

    Sorry for being skeptical, but are you sure that you can completely opt out of the cloud with Mountain Lion?

     

    Unchecking the Documents & Data box will not let any documents or date to get to iCloud, but other things, contacts, calendars, notes etc. will unless you uncheck those options too.

     

    Of course, if you want nothing to do with iCloud don't enter your account information at all.  There's no requirement to do so.

     

    Matt

  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,420 points)
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    Aug 4, 2012 3:18 PM (in response to Lanny)

    Lanny wrote:

     

    It may, by default, bring up the iCloud as the place to save to, but you can change it.

     

    No, if Documents & Data is unchecked in Preferences, the option to save to iCloud won't even come up.  Not in Mountain Lion, anyway.

     

    Matt

     

    Message was edited by: Matthew Morgan

  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,165 points)
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    Aug 4, 2012 3:25 PM (in response to Matthew Morgan)

    So, this is what then:

     

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  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,420 points)
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    Aug 4, 2012 3:31 PM (in response to Lanny)

    I'm running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and Pages '09 v4.2 and unchecking the Data & Documents preference removes iCloud from the save dialogue box.

     

    There is no sign of it at all.

     

    Matt

  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,165 points)
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    Aug 4, 2012 3:28 PM (in response to Matthew Morgan)

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  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,165 points)
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    Aug 4, 2012 3:40 PM (in response to Matthew Morgan)

    So, why did you uncheck it? I thought you wanted the option of saving it to either location. If it's unchecked, why would you expect to see iCloud as a location?

  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,420 points)
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    Aug 4, 2012 3:46 PM (in response to Lanny)

    I think I was confused by your first post in this thread.

     

    I thought you were suggesting that unchecking Documents & Data wouldn't necessariy prevent the save to iCloud optin to come up.

     

    Matt

  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,165 points)
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    Aug 4, 2012 3:54 PM (in response to Matthew Morgan)

    You're confusing me now. All I was trying to say in my first posting was that if you click on the iCloud dialog box, it will dispaly other save to locations.

     

    But, if you don't have the iCloud preference checked, you won't be able to access iCloud at all.

     

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    P.S., Having a hard time inserting pictures tonight. I had to switch from Safari to Camino just to get these last pictures inserted.

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