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Pages won't sync with iCloud

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Per Arne Flø Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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Nov 18, 2012 11:40 AM

I've just made a Pages document and selected to save it in iCloud. But it won't upload. It does not appear on my Pages for iOS and when I select open from desktop Pages, it is labeled with "waiting" beneath it and not a date as the other documents. Why?

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 4:09 PM (in response to Per Arne Flø)

    What? version of Pages and OSX?

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 12:19 PM (in response to Per Arne Flø)

    You've set up iCloud in your System Preferences?

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 2:56 PM (in response to Per Arne Flø)

    You are saving it as a .pages file and not exporting it as a .doc or some other format?

     

    It sounds awfully like it hasn't actually transferred to iCloud at all and is still only on your Mac.

     

    Peter

  • ElleMaui Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 30, 2013 12:35 PM (in response to Per Arne Flø)

    I had the same problem.

     

    My problem: iPad Pages won't sync with iCloud

     

    All of my OS and app software was completely up to date, but files created from my computer's Pages would not sync with Pages on iOS.

     

    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.

  • John from Rotterdam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 25, 2013 6:28 AM (in response to Per Arne Flø)

    Hi,

     

    Thanks for all solutions, but

    The problem still persists with me.

     

    My MacPro with the latest OS and Pages (upgraded half an hour ago) will not sync it's Pages documents with iCloud for weeks now. I tried to find a solution in several ways.

     

    ElleMaui's solution works, but only as far as getting the document to appear on iCloud online. In Pages itself, on the Mac, it still does not appear then and other documents there are 'waiting' with a little cloud in front.

     

    Also, I have a lot of documents, so uploading and downloading every single one of them is not so practical.

     

    Does anyone know a definite solution?

     

    Regards!

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