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Saving Documents to iCloud

772 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 27, 2012 2:52 PM by peedeeag RSS
peedeeag Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 26, 2012 4:07 PM

I have both iWork and Office 2011 for Mac. I have saved/kept several Word (.doc) documents in relevant Air documents folders. I have also created and saved several .pages documents, and moved some to iCloud. A click on a Pages icon on the Dock indicates which .pages documents have been put on or saved to iCloud (as well as those on my Mac). After I have fully opened a .pages document, a menu below 'File' allows me to 'move' that document to iCloud. However, a 'Move To...' option is not available when I highlight an opened .doc Word document. I know that this Office program is a Microsoft program. I can also convert the .doc document to a .pages document, and then move that document to iCloud.

Is there some other, perhaps simpler, way to move a .doc document to iCloud?

MacBook Air, iOS 5.0.1
  • VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (4,695 points)
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    Nov 27, 2012 5:57 AM (in response to peedeeag)

    When you open Pages, the file browser has an iCloud option. Select iCloud, and then drag and drop your .doc files onto the grey linen iCloud background.

  • VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (4,695 points)
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    Nov 27, 2012 2:27 PM (in response to peedeeag)

    There is no automatic .doc to .pages conversion occurring by dragging and dropping a .doc file into iCloud as I have mentioned. I tested this by dragging the file (moving) the .doc file onto my desktop from iCloud, and then opening it with LibreOffice. If this had been a .pages file, LibreOffice would not have opened it.

     

    So, not only can you place your .doc files in the Pages iCloud location, but if you have the Preview application open, you can drag and drop a .doc file from Page's iCloud location, right on top of the Preview dock icon. It will open directly in Preview, from where you can save or export it as a PDF. Your Word tables remain intact.

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