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  • Brennan Hildebrand Level 1 (0 points)

    So here is what I've found on this. First, it *****. But, I'm able to get stuff into iCloud from my Mac (sort of).


    1) Save the pages, keynote, or numbers document to Dropbox.

    2) Open the Dropbox app on your iPad or iPhone.

    3) Open the file with the appropriate app from the Dropbox app.


    Your iOS device will push it to iCloud.


    To get the new changes from your mobile device on your Mac:


    1) Open a browser window and go to

    2) Login

    3) Select the tab for the iWork app you want

    4) Download and replace your local file.


    You might want to "Save A Version" on your Mac before uploading in the first place.


    Not very seamless, I have to say. But, it does filter through Dropbox so you will have backups. If you "Save A Version" you will have some sort of change tracking, albeit not very good.


    The biggest issue is that you have to keep track of where the most current version lives. It's pretty lame, but it works.


    Maybe they left it out on the Mac to ensure we all buy the new iWork when it is finally released. It seems like they could have given us an update, at least, with the release of iCloud. Lame. Lame. Lame.


    Aren't they killing If they do, I hope they provide a migration tool, although I'm not holding my breath.



  • CreiApp Level 1 (0 points)

    Please check out this App: "Save to Cloud"

    You can add all the documents to the App's local via iTunes Files Sharing. Then send those files to iCloud from the App. Then you will see them on all your iOS Devices.

  • Brendan Ohuiginn Level 1 (10 points)

    Yes, this is not seemless, but it is fairly straightforward. I've seen a number of other posts suggest essentially the same thing, but they go about it somewhat sloppily.


    There are 3 easy steps for either action:


    To upload a file from mac:

    1. open iCloud site in browser
    2. select iWork, then select the appropriate tab at the top (Keynote, Pages, Numbers)
    3. drag the file you'd like uploaded onto the page. Done.

    It's simple, but in reality there should be an update for Keynote, Pages, and Numbers to simply have a button where you share the file directly to iCloud. Any changes you then make on an iOS device or other Mac would then push those changes to the iCloud, and subsequently to your Mac the next time you open that file.


    To download file to mac:

    1. open iCloud site in browser
    2. select iWork, then select the appropriate tab at the top (Keynote, Pages, Numbers)
    3. select the document you wish to download, then click the 'Download' button that appears.

    Your mac should automatically open that document in its respective application as soon as it's finished downloading.


    So, 3 easy steps, but it should be better.

  • iPorgie Level 1 (0 points)


    Your suggestion of:-


    To upload a file from mac:

    1. open iCloud site in browser
    2. select iWork, then select the appropriate tab at the top (Keynote, Pages, Numbers)
    3. drag the file you'd like uploaded onto the page. Done.

    Is simple enough and as per Apple official help.


    The problem for me though, is when I select iWork in the iCloud in Safari for exmaple, when select Pages, only thing I got is LEARN MORE and GET PAGES FOR IOS.


    So I did and paid for it and is runing on my iPhone 4 (IOS v 5.0.1) & iPad.


    iCloud seting are all set in iPhone also.


    But when drag the file (MS doc) to Pages in iCloud, nothing happen nor I can see what, if any documents in up there ?


    There is no iWork APP in App store for ios ? only Pages, numbers and Keynotes indivudually.


    Why should any one paid for something but it's not working ?


    This must be one of the worst possible f@£* up Apple have, but when they made so much, who am I to get any help ??


    Anyone can put me to the right direction here is most approciated.



  • Atman Level 1 (35 points)

    Hi iPorgie. You will need to export your MS doc file to Pages first (i.e. convert it into a Pages file) before uploading it to iCloud. Only then will you be able to access it on your iPhone and iPad as well. Hope this helps.

  • iPorgie Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi thanks for your advice.

    I use a latest Macbook air - Mac OS X 10.7.2 with MS Word for Mac - MS Office 2011.

    There is no provision to save a .DOC or .DOCX file into Pages format ?

    I then open my Pages App on the iPhone 4 - IOS 5.0.1, create a dummy document from template, and the only place I can uplaod for sharing is either by email or which after resistered usung the same iCloud Apple ID, trun out to be just sending an email ?!

    The Pages App also offer to copy / save to iTunes, iDisk or WebDAV.

    According to the info on my iPhone, there is 4.5GB out from 5GB available to use !

    There is also the PDF file that I wish to upload to iCloud which is supported document type.

    Do I upload to Pages with PDF files ? When I done so, it simply display the content in the browser ! Though I already signed in the iCloud with same ID as per IOS device - iPhone / iPad.

    Can you advice again please.


  • iPorgie Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi again,


    It's working OK now for .doc / .doxc MW word documents, as it take times and muany settings to get it correct for green light all the way before uploading can begins.


    The bed news is, seems PDF is not a document type iCloud is accepting at present though iCloud said it can.


    Just rush to buy the Keynote App, then found out the above !


    One step forward, two back?


    Any advice will be appriciated.

  • CreiApp Level 1 (0 points)

    hi the App "Save to Cloud" is much cheaper than iWorks, and it works for all file formats.

    Please take a look here:


    I had a reply to this thread long ago when I just launched the App. Recently, I found something great that will be definitely useful tips to people that are using the App "Save to Cloud".


    On Mac (Lion, with your iCloud set), you can interact (drag files in, delete files, edit files, create folders...)with your iCloud documents at path: /Users/Your_User_Name/Library/Mobile Documents/MUPXVM5Q6W~com~creiapp~fileincloud/Documents


    On Window, I believe there is also a similar path for the iCloud Documents Folder of "Save to Cloud". Excuse me please, that I have't got time to find a PC and check it.


    I have been busy writing the update version, will release a new version in early March. Thanks

  • Level 1 (0 points)

    I too am having a difficult time with ICloud and have the same message as iPorgie ; "when I select iWork in the iCloud in Safari for exmaple, when select Pages, only thing I got is LEARN MORE and GET PAGES FOR IOS." On our IMac we have Iworks and not sure how to upload to Icloud. Also I just purchased Iphone 4S and have not figured how to get documents on their either. Now like I said on the IMac we have Iworks (not sure of the version, its 2 years old) and the Iphone does not have IWorks. Do I need to buy IWorks for the Iphone? I the updated Lion, Itunes and Iphoto (11). what else do I need to get this work? I am getting very frustrated since I normally am pretty savy with computers but this has me stumped big time. I just need cut and dry instructions on how to get it to work and what I need. Thanks for any help PLEASE  Lisa

  • SGKoeh Level 1 (10 points)

    Best, clearest "solution" to this problem, but same on Apple for collecting $10 for the mobile app that gives me nothing, really, as far as a solution to being able to work from my phone to update documents, and from iMac at home when that is available to me.  If I was able to remember what needs to change, or did change, I wouldn't buy an app to sync along the way.  I'll be asking for a refund on this one.  Awful.


    Anyway, thank you, Brennan, for offering the closest thing to a solution that there is.

  • Atman Level 1 (35 points)

    A full solutioin is on its way via the new upgrade to Mountain Lion (OS 10.8), which should be out this summer. Until then, we'll have to remain satisfied with less-than-satisfactory solutions to upload/download files from iCloud to our desktops.

  • SGKoeh Level 1 (10 points)

    Thank  you, Atman.  Of course, that will cost us ;-)  Just paid to update to Lion.  I'm learning I just have to keep paying an annual set of fees to Apple to stay up and running each time one of our devices changes.

  • Atman Level 1 (35 points)

    You are right, SGKoeh. But as a longtime Mac user, I assure you that the changes are generally incremental, not requiring frequent change of hardware, and the prices are reasonable. The quality of Apple products is excellent. That, at least, has been my experience.

  • iPorgie Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Lisa, I have to purchased the Page App from App Store (€7.99, I thik here in Dublin / EU), which of course will be able to share on the Mac and iPhone / iPad.


    Then have to ensure the App ID is set up correctly which can be a bit confusing as this could be a Gmail ID for example whihc Apple gives you a ID / email also !


    You then also have to go to your iPhone>setting>iCloud to set up the Apple ID you set above, and set your doc etc is on onthe same seting page on your iPhone and wait for a little while.


    Once all the above setting are correctly done, you will be able to drop your Doc to your Page App under iCloud web site with your Apple ID log in.


    But there is still no PDF for the same iCloud arrangement !!!


    Best luck and hope all will be OK for you.

  • johnfitz Level 1 (0 points)

    Lisa as far as i can make out, you have to buy the apps separately for Mac computers and the IOS devices (iphone and ipad etc). I gave up on the icloud (hopefully the new mac software update will rectify the problems). I too was stumped and I lost a lot of business contacts information from my phone. I have not tried to sync my phone since, and eventually gave up on Pages and Numbers and keynote. I am now using a PC and google for documents and contacts and claendars etc.


    My advice is to stop tormenting yourself and wait until Apple get the finger out and sort out these stupid stupid stupid annoying issues.