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iCloud sync between Pages iPad and Pages Desktop

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  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Jul 30, 2012 1:37 AM (in response to 800)

    I think I have the updated version of pages.

    What does About Pages say? If it doesn't say 4.2 as in this screenshot, you need to update it.


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  • 800 Calculating status...
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    Jul 30, 2012 1:44 PM (in response to Peggy)

    Hi Peggy,


    I checked and I do have version 4.2  I just finished talking to an apple tech and they said that the icloud is not working the way it's supposed to: "Changes you make on one device are updated on all your devices." are not actually taking place. In fact, they seem to still be figuring out how it works in the first place. So, if you somehow have managed to sync between Mac, Icloud, and other words, if the changes I make on my phone ALSO change the original document on my computer then I would love to hear how to do it. At this point, I can only place documents on the cloud and play with them on my phone. The changes I make on the phone are also reflected on the cloud docs. But, I still have to download this document to my computer, which has the same name as the original document, that can lead to some confusion as to which is which.


    Thanks for any help and for replying.


    Does it have anthing to do with uploading new versions of Keynote and Numbers, that I never use?

  • MleB1 Calculating status...
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    Aug 1, 2012 6:01 AM (in response to 800)

    Okay, so I have Mountain Lion and checked for updates. Installed Pages and checked for updates. Activated the connection to my iCloud account. Moved files onto the iCloud window within Pages. Opened and...nothing.


    Meanwhile, installed Pages onto my iPhone and iPad, ensured that my iCloud was set to sync Documents and Data and that Pages > Use iCloud was active. Opened these and....nothing.


    Manually dragged files from my Mac to and, moments later, they showed up on my iDevices. Set these into folders of my choosing and these changes were echoed on

    Checked Pages on my Mac and no changes there.


    Created a Test doc on my Mac's Pages, had to it save to iCloud. It shows it sync'd in Pages, but has yet to appear on my or on my iDevices.


    Hmm. Clearly, reading the above I am not alone and something isn't right. Apple really should ensure something works as advertised before touting is so loudly - but was ever thus.


    In the interim, I know I can rely on my iDevices and to play well - but will likely go back to OpenOffice and Dropbox as free, working sync options on my Mac.

  • naomigoff Calculating status...

    Hi, I am now having this same problem. I have mountain Lion but haven't bought a new iWorks for 3 years. Does this mean I have to pay out for a new iWorks system for the sync to work as Apple describe it?


    Thanks, Naomi

  • naomigoff Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 14, 2012 8:15 AM (in response to Peggy)

    I have this same problem. Do I have to pay for the 4.2 Pages?

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,270 points)
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    Sep 14, 2012 8:22 AM (in response to naomigoff)



    Pages '09 is still current, all you have to do is update it the latest Pages '09 v4.2.



  • naomigoff Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry, silly question, but how do I do that? I can't see how to check for updates :S



  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,270 points)
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    Sep 14, 2012 9:20 AM (in response to naomigoff)



    Menu > Apple > Software Update...


    But you can also get it directly from here:




  • naomigoff Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Neither of those worked. However I have no sorted it.


    Thank you

  • VinceBab Calculating status...
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    Sep 28, 2012 6:08 PM (in response to naomigoff)

    How did you sort it out, I'm having the same problems and am on the latest versions.





  • naomigoff Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 29, 2012 12:16 AM (in response to VinceBab)

    Hi Vince,


    The only problem with mine was that pages was not up to date on my mac. Once I was updated to the latest version everything worked fine.


    Sorry I can't be more help



  • ElleMaui Calculating status...

    My problem: iPad Pages won't sync with iCloud


    If I created a document in Pages on my iPad, it went to iCloud fine and then to my computer.


    If I created a document on my computer and saved to iCloud, it would show in Pages on my computer and iPad but would not download the document and sync to iPad. I could not open any of them on iPad.


    All of my hardware is up to date with all OS software, but I still was having issues.


    My eventual solution:


    1. I opened the documents in Pages on my computer, and copied and pasted the contents into NEW documents in Pages and saved them to my Desktop.
    2. In a web browser, I logged into iCloud and clicked on iWork, and then Pages.
    3. In the upper right hand corner of iWork is a pull-down menu with the option to upload documents.
    4. I uploaded my new documents to iWork, and the documents appeared and downloaded immediately to my iPad and into my computer's iCloud folder. Problem solved.


    It is a bit annoying to have had to complete the extra step of uploading through the web browser, but honestly, I'm just happy it worked.


    I hope this helps others troubleshoot their iPad/iCloud/Mac document syncing issues.

  • Alyssa_marie Calculating status...

    I just had this problem too. I found that if I removed pages from my ipad, then reinstalled it, it fixed this issue.

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