Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2012 7:12 AM (in response to VikingOSX)
VikingOSX, many thanks. What you have outlined is good to know. Easier and faster than converting and saving an original.
Now, something further. If I transfer a .doc document this way to iCloud, does the .doc document get converted, automatically, to a .pages document? I ask, because my reading here and there suggests that .doc documents get converted to .pages when they are put on iCloud, although it may be possible to retrieve a document put on iCloud in its original Word format. The somewhat older .doc documents that I have kept, and put on this Mac, have tables and formatting that may be slightly disturbed if converted to .pages documents - which is why I've left them alone so far, and not put them on iCloud. And I can send them out as .doc originals.
But iCloud is a great system/concept, and I'd like to use it for these older items as well. Of course, these .doc documents can remain on my Air as such, and I do do regular backups.
In any event, many thanks for your help.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 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.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2012 2:52 PM (in response to VikingOSX)
Again, thanks Viking OSX. I, too, tested different moves, and see what you are, and have been, saying (and other online opinions had to say that confused me). I also see that I can drag a .doc (or a .pages) document from the grey-linen iCloud window back to my Air's Documents, put it in the originating folder, and retain its format and designation. Nice.
More to discover, but your response was very helpful.